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Cousins band members qualify for district honors

Twelve Cousins Middle School Band students recently qualified for District IV Honor Band.

They are Destiny Sessums, Taylor Heilesen, Marissa Trammell, Amanda Manowski, Caitlin Strawn, Abrahm Bogae, Bryant Johnson, Amy Dancki, Isiah Bostic and Chuma Atunzu.

Four of those students - Chuma Atunzu, Amy Danecki, Amanda Manowski and Abrahm Boagle - earned scores high enough to be recommended to audition for the Georgia Music Educators Association All State Band.

At the auditions, Abraham Bogale, a seventh-grade tuba player, earned a place in the Georgia All State Band and will represent Cousins Middle School and Newton County in this prestigious ensemble.