The Pinecrest Academy Band program was founded in the Fall of 2009 with fewer than 100 beginning band students in grades 4th-11th. Nineteen months later, the band performed at the Heritage Music Festival in New York City, winning their class, and receiving an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall the following spring. Since then, our private school band has been invited to perform at many prestigious music festivals throughout the world.
The High School Wind Symphony has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and at the U.S. Bands National Concert Band Festival in Philadelphia. Students have performed at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, and even received an invitation to perform for Pope Francis at the Vatican for the “Day of Peace.”
Band students have represented our Catholic school well, performing in numerous honor bands, including the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All-State Band, the GMEA All-District Bands, the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) All-Select Bands, University of Georgia Honor Bands “Janfest,” Troy University Honor Bands, Young Harris College Honor Bands, and the Reinhardt University Honor Band.
Although our award-winning Band program is small in numbers, our achievements in a short period of time have been many. Plus, each student is blessed to receive personalized instruction from our director, perfecting their skills and growing in deep appreciation for their instrument. And, band students are able to form lifelong friendships with their fellow bandmates. Some of our graduates have gone on to continue their music studies in college, with acceptances to the Juilliard School of Music, Rice University, and others.