Piano Students Win Division at Fall Festival (PHOTO ATTACHED)
For Immediate Release Contact: Arlene Martinides
November 12, 2019 404-316-5151
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Mallory Chamblee (11) and Graham Farrar (10) of Alpharetta won their Elementary division for Piano Performance at Fall Festival Saturday, November 2 at Johns Creek United Methodist Church. In addition, Mallory Chamblee, Graham Farrar, Hinata Okazaki (7), Fuyuka Okazaki (9) and Beau Chamblee (8), all from Alpharetta, received the highest "superior" rating at the festival for their piano performance. All are students of Arlene Martinides of Alpharetta.
Approximately 500 music students participated in Fall Festival, a music performance audition for students of all instruments, and is organized by North Fulton Music Teachers Association and its 100 members. Students were required to perform 2 memorized pieces, the accompanying scales and cadence chords and also sightread a piece. Students were categorized into Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced divisions.
Graham Farrar is a student at Hillside Elementary in Alpharetta. Mallory Chamblee and Beau Chamblee are home schooled. Hinata Okazaki and Fuyuka Okazaki are students at State Bridge Crossing Elementary School.
North Fulton Music Teachers Association is a division of Georgia Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. Arlene Martinides is NFMTA president.
PHOTO CAPTION: Graham Farrar and Mallory Chamblee (front) win division at Fall Festival. Hinata Okazaki, Beau Chamblee (seated at piano left to right) and Fuyuka Okazaki (standing) as well as Graham Farrar and Mallory Chamblee receive superior ratings.