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CCSD Presents Elementary School Honor Chorus Program

CCSD Presents Elementary School Honor Chorus Program

More than 100 Cherokee County School District young singers were selected to perform with the district’s annual Elementary School Honor Chorus!

The program welcomed 116 select students, who included representatives from all of CCSD’s 23 elementary schools, for a day of learning and performance.  

Under the direction of guest clinician Amanda Dodd and accompanied by Marcena Kinney, the students spent the day rehearsing at the Falany Performing Arts Center at Reinhardt University in Waleska.  The day ended with a concert performed by the honor chorus.

Jennifer Jones, CCSD’s administrator for humanities and fine arts, said the program was a resounding success.  “The parents were absolutely blown away by the collective sound produced by the students,” she said.

“Congratulations to all of the talented singers selected to participate in this special program and kudos on an excellent performance,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “We hope you will consider continuing your music education through our outstanding middle and high school chorus programs.  We greatly appreciate all of our dedicated music teachers for their efforts every day and through this program to foster a love of music among our students.” 

CCSD 2023 Elementary School Honor Chorus:

Arnold Mill ES: Rylan McCarthy, Juliette McCauley, Jennifer Nicole Shearer, Wrenn Reiber, Ma'Kenzie Wash; music teacher, Sarah Shiver
Avery ES: Ella Buescher, Penny Cotrell, Zandria Lillard, Andie Madrigal, Lanie West; music teacher, David Boggs
Ball Ground ES STEM Academy: Benjamin Battaglia, Olivia Fredrikson, Jackson Harris, Reagan Savor, Mia Summers; music teacher, Jessica Nohner
Bascomb ES: Sky Caesar, Avery Cipollina, Maria Fernanda Marsillac, Liam Ryan, Bella Walker; music teacher, Jenn Melvin
Boston ES: Katelynn Appiah, Rodrigo Ovelmejias, Annika Porter, Grace Quiles, Kendall Wilkerson; music teacher, Lauren Thompson
Carmel ES: Eila Devine, Eisley Fosburgh, Sam Manchester, Isaac McLemore, Anna Powell; music teacher, Nathan Whitehurst
Clark Creek ES STEM Academy: Abigail Dunne, Elaina Joyce, Nyarie Morris, Esther Panga, Laila Toney; music teacher, Kimberly Knuchel
Clayton ES: Madelynne Hardt, Lilah Mays, Taetum Smith, Raelynn Vickers, Hannah Wills; music teacher, Joseph Snell
Free Home ES: Madelyn Antonelli, Caitlyn Cochran, Alden Padgett, Levi Price, Maddison Steinmann; music teacher, J.T. Snell
Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy: Maggie Burgess, Jada Elliott, Caleb Gaines, Kennedi Roach, Alyssa Washam; music teacher, Lauren Rowe
Hickory Flat ES: Addison Blankinship, Sophia Geoghagan, Joseph Lenyszyn, Lauren Lopes, Olivia Lopez; music teacher, Katie Harbolt
Holly Springs ES STEM Academy: Gabi Bocanegra, Gracelyn Chettiar, Giada Immke, Izzy Jost, Liana McLean; music teacher, Jennifer McCarthy
Indian Knoll ES: Rylee Barfield, Liliana Davidson, Liam Miller, Eisley Richter, Ella Kate Tubbs; music teacher, Julie Bryant
Johnston ES: Mamie Balejcsik, Raelynn Hughes, Abby Sargenski, Sophia Stockton, Evelyn Whitlark; music teacher, Meredith Peacock
Knox ES STEM Academy: Makenzie Bradley, Reagan Hicks, Brinlee Puckett, Ansley Sears, Lily Sommer; music teacher, Leslee McKean
Liberty ES: Alexia Hobson, Desmond Koffie, Charlee Simpson, Ari Trimble, Elliana Veltri; music teacher, Michael Rostin
Little River ES: Samantha Catledge, Marina Dos Santos, Reagan Fialdini, Megan Morrison, Ryleigh McDurmont; music teacher, Tony Burdo
Macedonia ES: Amelia Brown, Lily Belle Burrus, Emmaline Laurens, Gabriella Patrick, Bryn Young; music teacher, Dalton Hancock
Mountain Road ES: Sophia Hopkins, Piper Lewis, Harlow McRee, Gabrielle Murrell, Jackson Tranor, Kaylyn Whitley; music teacher, Kristina Whitley
Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy: Taylor Cunningham, KJ Furbush, Jackson Hookie, Hannah Kirk, Fallon McCann; music teacher, Jackson Murray 
R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy: Lyla Bursmith, Salli Cagle, Molly Cox, Reese Ghorley, Shelby Hutto; music teacher, Rebekah Goss
Sixes ES: Josie Bice, Norah Blend, Sara Beth Holmberg, Madison Roosekrans, Jasmine Torres; music teacher, Emma Neumeister
Woodstock ES: Sadie Birrell, Brody Chanthaboury, Landon Padgett, Kaelyn Sparks, AJ Tolar; music teacher, Ashley See