Peach Co. HS Band Students Selected for UGA High School 2016 All-Star Band
Four Peach County High School Band students were chosen by the UGA Band staff to participate in their 66th Annual High School All-Star Band known as "Janfest", January 21-24, Pictured from left to right, the students were Emmanuel Lopez, clarinet; Ikeia Smith, clarinet; Kamari Hardee, clarinet and Griffin Meeks, tuba. These students were chosen based upon their musical achievements/accomplishments, instrumentation need of the bands, and Band Director Mr. Darren Johnson's recommendation. Typical festival attendance is approximately 1000 band students from 130 high schools.
During this four day event, students are ranked and placed in one of the eight festival bands on the basis of an initial audition upon arrival. These bands rehearse several times before a final performance on the final afternoon of the event. The students attended performances by guest high school bands and UGA music ensembles. In addition, the students attended workshops taught by UGA professors.