July 20, 2018

HCMS Wind Ensemble performs at State Capitol

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(Atlanta, GA) — The Heard County Middle School wind ensemble had the honor of playing at the Georgia State Capitol Thursday morning.

The talented group along with director Jaime Barnard entertained many state officials and capitol employees including most notably District 97 State Representative and Education Chairman Brooks Coleman.

Coleman spent some time speaking to the kids about the importance of the arts and music while offering the young kids advice for the future.

Barnard was very pleased with the performance of her top music students who practiced for several weeks in anticipation of the special performance in the Capitol Rotunda.

“These guys just played so so good today,” said Barnard Thursday evening. “I am so very proud of the hard work they have each put in to this performance and I just want to thank Representative Coleman and other state officials for hosting us today.”

While in the city, the group also enjoyed a visit to the World of Coca-Cola.

Members of the HCMS Wind Ensemble performing Thursday included Mekeda Thrasher, Rayanne Langley, Maggie Kremel, Alyssa Mills, Alisha Philpot, Shelane Harper, Cory Huddleston, Kiki Burden, Piper Scott, Deserae Anderson, Emily Davis, Ian Person, Jesse Workman, Kassidy Baldwin, Sammuel Forrester, Marshall Allen, Audrey Brown, Kamryn Smith, Mekenna Privett, McKorey Smith, Kristen Phillips, Laiken Whitaker, Seth Flemming, Lilly Fletcher, Nicholas Powell, Grace Robbins, Breanna Breed, Hunter Bloodsworth, Beth Taylor, Madison May, Charles Bryan, and Noah Duran.

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