Dreher Orchestra teacher Nathan Tucker reports that Dreher orchestra students have done very well in State and District competitions.
Blake Craig – 5th chair viola (pictured at left)
Eleanor Wachtel – 7th chair, violin II (pictured at left)
Catherine Akhvlediani – alternate, cello
District Honor Orchestra:
1st Violin - Catie Willm, Eleanor Wachtel, Ada Schavo, Benjamin Chauhan, Brendan Reynolds-Stoianov, Trent Seaman, Jordan Hurt, Achilles Hahn
2nd Violin - Audrey White, Daniela Manzano Hernandez,
Abraham Lohnes. Katherine Tam, Makalya Toomer, Charlotte Carleton Taylor, Brooke Perry, Derrone Davis, DeMarion Dwyer, Marquel Pearson
Viola - Blake Craig (perfect score!), Adam Adler, Walker Stewart, Brown Davies
Cello - Jackson Morton, Catherine Akhvlediani, Jessica Hill, Jane Semmelmeyer, Ryan Borkowski, Makayla Chisholm,
Bass - Elizabeth Nobles, Eli Crisan, Yanni Jacobs
Pictured (left to right): Emily Gates, Cale Johnson, Hannah White, Coby Van Rosevelt, Quinlan Dandridge, Ryan Campbell, Zack Godby, Lennon Hunt, Rion Williams, Ellie Thomson, and Sean Adams.
Of the 16 students selected for this ensemble eleven are Dreher students of Guitar teacher Ben Broughton. They will perform under the direction of Dr. Brett Floyd of Charleston Southern University in February at the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Profesional Development Conference, and again in May at SCMEA Guitarfest.
Sixteen students of Walter Graham, Dreher's Director of Choral Activities, were selected to the SC Music Educator's Association All-State Chorus.
In front, Elijah Seawright. First row behind him, Kevin Slade, Joel Brown, Derreck Webber, Edwin Martin, Demarcus Williams.
First row of girls, Arrington Jones, Lucy Grace Burnett, Ella Parker-Harley, Anna Swearingen, Hannah Ammons, and Nia Burton.
Top row, Hateria Goodwin, Deronne Davis, Lucy Semmelmeyer, and Hannah Gross.In addition, Dreher choristers, students of our Director of Choral Activities Walter Graham, sit in 46 out of the 55 seats in the 2020 District Honor Choir.Congratulations to:Alexander Ackerman, Willie Allen, Hannah Ammons, Iyanna Anderson, Drew Austin, Lucy Grace Barnett, Jeb Bartlett, Evan Boesl, Joel Brown, Alexandria Brown, Nia Burton, Cassidy Canfield, Kathleen Conrad, Lydia Conte, Taylor Cook,Cheyanne Crosby, Laura Culler, Deronne Davis, Camryn Dildine, Lauren Gantt, Victor Gantt, Hateria Goodwin, Icis Greene, Hannah Gross, Leah Hug, Arrington Jones, Sofia Jones, Tyerria Jones, Lillian King, Sydney Largent, Breckin Marple, Edwin Martin, Caroline Mason, Kelli McAlhany, Grace Palmer, Ella Parker-Harley, Eliana Pinckney, Elijah Seawright, Lucy Semmelmeyer, Kevin Slade, Anna Swearingen, Jabari Thomas, Shadaiya Trent-Seright, Madeline Voelkel, Derreck Webber, and Demarcus Williams.
Our Principal, Mr. Hasinger, was delighted to receive this letter of congratulations from the Palmetto Dramatic Association and SC International Thespian Society: Letter from PDA/SCITS.
Students of Kathleen Pennyway participated in the annual theatre competition and showcase and came away with a basketful of awards!