For an astounding sixth time, the Walton High School Chamber Music Society performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.
The Midwest Clinic is the premier convention and professional development conference for band and orchestra directors all over the world. Clinic organizers chose Walton from school program submissions nationwide.
“The performance [in Chicago] was simply outstanding and the students and teachers represented Walton High School and the Cobb County School District in incredible fashion,” said Dr. Perry Holbrook, Walton orchestra director. “The audience feedback was overwhelmingly positive and included nationally known conductors, composers, educators and music industry professionals.”
According to Dr. Holbrook, performing at the Chicago music clinic is one of the highest honors that a school band or orchestra can receive.
The Walton Orchestra is accustomed to performing outside of the Atlanta metro-area. Since 2000, the orchestra has completed five European tours and two cruise performances in the Bahamas.
“The Walton High School Orchestra program is among the finest in the nation,” added Dr. Holbrook. “Preparing for a Midwest performance is certainly a significant experience for everyone involved, especially when you consider the number of quality orchestra programs throughout the nation. It is an acknowledgment of what we all consider most important in the music education of our young people—the highest caliber of excellence.”