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Bleckley band members receive honors

Krissy Trioli and JonHolland Jones, members of the Bleckley County High School band, were selected to the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) District 11 Honor Band.  Competition was held December 13.  The district is made up of schools covering a wide swath including Lamar and Upson counties.  Both students made first chair with their instruments (flute, euphonium) and both will be part of the GMEA All State Band Finals that will be held Saturday at Houston County High School.

Trioli and Jones, along with William DeLoach and Rachel Harbin, were also selected to be part of the University of Georgia's JanFest high school music festival.  According to a release, the students were selected by UGA faculty based upon their achievements in band.  During the four day event (January 22-25) the students will have the opportunity to rehearse and learn from master conductors and instructors from across the nation.  They'll rehearse with one of seven different concert groups as well as listen to guest bands.  A student concert will be held that Sunday at the UGA Performing Arts center.

This marks the third year in a row Bleckley students have been chosen for JanFest. 

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