Half of the students selected for the 2021-2022 South Carolina Music Educators Association’s (SCMEA) All-State Guitar Ensemble are from Richland One.
The six Richland One students – Sean Adams, Shane Keup, Wyatt Merland, Ellie Spicer, Bradley Wilkinson and Rion Williams of Dreher High School – were chosen for the highly regarded distinction after submitting a video audition last November. The All-State Selection Committee was comprised of guitar professors from across the state.
The All-State Guitar Ensemble will be featured in a video production by the Virtual Guitar Orchestra and Augustine Strings and headline the South Carolina State Guitar Festival in May, formerly SCMEA’s Guitarfest. Additionally, at the festival, students will learn from clinicians and attend master classes and rehearsals for their performance.