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Dreher High School Students Make All-State Guitar Ensemble

Nine Dreher High School students earned a spot in the South Carolina Music Educators Association’s (SCMEA) All-State Guitar Ensemble.

Dreher hosted the auditions on November 12. The students performed before a panel of judges from Charleston Southern University. The panel chose the top 12 students from the statewide auditions for the ensemble.

Most of the students chosen from Dreher are now eligible to audition for the All-National Honor Ensemble.

“I couldn't be more proud of these young men and women,” said Dreher Guitar Program Director Benjamin Broughton. “For many of these students, this was their first time auditioning.”

All of the students participating will be featured in a video along with the All-State Guitar students from Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia and Florida. This video will be produced by the Virtual Guitar Orchestra in the spring. The students will also perform at SCMEA’s Guitar Festival in May.

The following Dreher students have been chosen for the ensemble:

  • Noah Bridgers – 12th grade
  • Liam Cook – 11th grade
  • Aidan Dong – 11th grade
  • Aidan Gruner – 12th grade
  • Alec Hamilton – 11th grade
  • Alexandria Kolomoets – 10th grade
  • Jiale “Caleb” Liu – 10th grade
  • Wyatt Merland – 11th grade
  • Ellie Spicer – 12th grade