Young K. Kim, Director

The Johns Creek High School Orchestral program, in its thirteenth year, has performed in several prestigious performance venues. Some of the venues include performing at the prestigious Midwest Clinic–an International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, Illinois (2012 and 2017); invitational performances at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference in Savannah, Georgia (2011, 2015, and 2020); music festival at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida (2011); 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., for its Centennial Celebration; and performances in Italy (Rome, Florence, Assisi, Siena, Padua, Venice–2014) and Austria and Czech Republic in 2019 (Vienna, Salzburg, Prague).

The Johns Creek High School Orchestra received the “Community Service Award” twice from the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce (2010 and 2011) for its services to the community. Some of its community-related services include performing at the “Johns Creek Arts on the Creek” and “Annual Korean Fall Festivals.” The Johns Creek High School Orchestra also received the “Georgia Music Educators Association Exemplary Performance Award” in 2017. The orchestra members regularly perform for local and national conventions as well as for various community-related events. In addition, several members of the orchestra perform regularly during weekends at various assisted living homes in the Atlanta area through a club called “Notes of Joy,” which was founded by two of its own students.

Individual members of the Johns Creek High School Orchestra have participated in the Georgia High School All-State Orchestra, Governor’s Honors Program, Fulton County High School Honor Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ludwig Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra. The Johns Creek High School Orchestras have received straight “Superior” ratings at the GMEA District V Large Group Evaluation every year since the opening of the school in August 2009.

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The orchestra has performed at many other community-related venues, including performances
at the malls, assisted living centers, hospitals, churches, schools, company banquets, hotels, weddings, etc…