WCSD Music Students and Teachers Attend the Florida Music Educators Conference

From January 10th - 13th, 2024 thirteen Walton County music students attended the annual Florida Music Educators Conference in Tampa, FL. In addition to the more than 250 sessions and concerts, FMEA is host to 23 All-State music ensembles under the direction of industry-leading clinicians and conductors. 

While the students were in rehearsal, music educators from across the District participated in professional development sessions to hone their skills and bring back cutting-edge skills and concepts in arts education. 

Congratulations to these EPIC students and their directors for their commitment to the development of the Whole Child. 

The 13 students participating in All-State ensembles were:
All-State Elementary Chorus
Allie Venker (Dune Lakes Elementary)
Lillian Parkes (Freeport Elementary)
Sarah McKay (Freeport Elementary)
Olivia Arreguin (Freeport Elementary)
Allanna Bergstrom (West DeFuniak Elementary)

All-State Concert Chorus
Gabe Rowbotham (Walton High School)
Noah Stayer (Walton High School)

All-State Elementary Orff Ensemble
Avery Newton (Freeport Elementary School)

All-State Middle School Band
Jake Knauer (Emerald Coast Middle School)

High School Honors Band
Alex Harris (Freeport Middle School)
Austin Ray (Paxton School)
Bethany Waites (Walton High School)

Middle School Honors Band
Haidyn Montalvo (Paxton School)