Three musical Cardinals achieve All-State

Anna Wilson, Cienna Lemmon make All-State Orchestra; Ben Lambert makes All-State Band

This year has brought many uncertainties for extra-curricular activities and events.

One thing that has really changed is the magic of music.

The sounds of percussion and woodwinds and brass coming together to make beautiful music have been stripped away. 

While we embark into the new year, some GRC students have received a very special musical honor, and are a part of All-State band and orchestra.  

This orchestra is made up of the top high school string players in the state, and students must go through a rigorous audition process in order to be accepted,” says Orchestra teacher Nicola Rohr. 

Anna Wilson and Cienna Lemmon will be a part of the Orchestra, and they will both be playing the cello. This is Cienna’s third year in a row participating in All-state. 

“Even though it will be all virtual this year, I’m glad that we can still come together as musicians and support each other,” says Cienna.

On the other hand, this will be Anna Wilson’s first year participating. She says she feels very excited to be accepted. 

“All-State is something I’ve worked for years to be a part of, and I’m honored to be able to show others my capabilities in music,” she said. “I hope I can make my peers proud and represent the school in a great way.”

While Cienna and Anna will be making beautiful music in the Orchestra, Ben Lambert will be representing GRC in All-State band. 

“Ben worked extremely hard on his All-State audition music and his acceptance into the band is well-deserved,” says band director AJ Cook. “Ben is a wonderful example to all of his peers and I am extremely proud of his hard work.”

These students have put in endless amounts of hard work to achieve this.

They will be bringing the magic of music to All-State through a screen, and GRC couldn’t be more proud.