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Silva named All-State
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Dillon Silva is the first student from ECMS to make the All-State Band in more than 20 years. - photo by Photo provided

Dillon Silva, an eighth grader at Effingham County Middle School, has been selected to the Georgia Middle School All-State Band.  Silva is the student of ECMS band director Tony Murray. 

Silva is the first student from ECMS to make the All-State Band in more than 20 years. He plays the contra-alto clarinet and will be sitting first chair in the band. 

Band students from the entire state go through a two-audition process in December and January that narrows down nearly 10,000 students to about 180 who are ultimately selected to be part of this  honor band.

The Georgia All-State band will rehearse in Savannah from March 1-3, culminating in a concert to be held at the Savannah Civic Center on March 3.