GMEA Events

GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) is our state music organization. 
It is a state affiliate of NAfME (The National Association for Music Education)

GMEA sponsors several events for the enrichment of band students:
    -  Solo & Ensemble Festival
    -  District Honor Band Weekend
    -  All-State Band Weekend
    -  LGPE: Large Group Performance Evaluation
    -  Jazz Band Performance Evaluation

GMEA In-Service Conference
As part of GMEA's annual in-service, bands are chosen from a blind taped audition to perform as "demonstration groups" for the state's music educators.  The Hightower Trail Band has been invited to perform three times:

    2004 - Low Brass Ensemble
    2008 - 8th Grade Symphonic Band
    2012 - 8th Grade Symphonic Band
    2018 - 8th Grade Symphonic Band