February 4, 2014
Students from music programs in Walton County Schools were selected to perform at the 2014 Florida Music Educators Professional Development Conference and All-State Concert held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL, on January 8-11, 2014.
Walton High School Senior band member Mathew Deal (E-flat Contrabass Clarinet/ Baritone saxophone), Paxton High School Junior band member Samantha Reeves (Bb Clarinet), and Paxton High School Freshman band member Maddisyn Jones (Bass Clarinet), were selected for All-State High School Honor Band. The Walton High School Band Director is Dr. Harry Patzig; Paxton High School Director is Renee Riggs.
Walton High School Senior Joseph Wilmoth, Director Diara Morris, earned a place in the All State Men's Chorus.
Paxton School Freshman 8th grade band member Randi Madden (Tuba), Director Renee Riggs, was selected for All-State Middle School Honor Band.
West DeFuniak Elementary Student Haleigh Permenter (4th grade), music teacher Gina Ealum, was chosen to sing in the Elementary All-State Chorus.
Students were selected from applications covering the entire state of Florida. Congratulations Walton County Music Students!