Graves County High School sent six band students to play in the All-State Honor Bands in early February at the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s annual meeting in Louisville. They were selected for and participated in the All-District Symphonic Band last fall. District officials then recommended the students to audition for a prestigious musical group comprised of the top student-musicians from across Kentucky. "To have six students from Graves County make an All-State Honor Band is a huge deal for those students and our program," said Graves County band director Jeff Williams. "It’s one of the highest honors a band student can achieve in Kentucky." The six Graves County members of the 2013 All-State Bands are pictured here. They include, from left, Zach Smith, trombone, first chair, orchestra; Todd Shiflett, percussion, second chair, symphonic band; Robert Cagle, French horn, eighth chair, symphonic band; Chris Rice, trumpet, twelfth chair, symphonic band; Mitchell Rollins, alto saxophone, second chair, symphonic band; and Hunter Moffitt, trombone, second chair, jazz band. Smith is the first Graves County Student to earn All-State honors for all four years of high school. Moffitt is the first Graves County student to qualify for the All-State Jazz Band. Ellis Shelby, Craig Fuqua, and Jeff Williams direct the Graves County elementary, middle and high school bands, respectively, with assistance from percussion instructor Shane Melvin.
Graves Hi sends 6 to KMEA All State Band
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