Oakdale senior earns honor for work as percussionist

Published 10:19 am Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Ethan McGee, a senior at Oakdale High School, has been selected to the 2022 Louisiana Music Educators Association All-State Symphonic Band.

McGee, who is a fourth chair percussionist, had to go through two rounds of auditions to be selected to the band which is composed of the best-of-the-best high school musicians from around the state.

He will perform with the band at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center Premier Ballroom, 4728 Constitution Avenue in Baton Rouge.

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McGee has also been selected to participate as a member of the LMEA District V High School Honors Band and the McNeese State University Regional Honor Band for several years.

He began band in the sixth grade at Oakdale Elementary School and has continued to improve with his playing on the drums and mallets throughout his middle school and high school career.