Garcia Orchestra Festival

Participating Schools

Event Information

Aiken High School 

Gregory Priest


Middle School

Joyce Culp

Midland Valley High School

Heather Drake

North Augusta Middle School

Adrianne Blanchard

Paul Knox Middle School

Adrianne Blanchard


In 2005 Carlos and Karen Garcia, founders of RCS Corporation, made a contribution to Public Education Partners as a five year effort to start and support stringed instrument music in our middle and high schools.  PEP provided the instruments to the participating schools to ensure all students had equal opportunity to participate in the program.

Today the Garcia's continue their support of stringed instrument music as the Signature Sponsor of the Garcia Orchestra Festival.   Each spring, students are invited to participate in a day long workshop with guest clinicians.  In the evening they perform in concert for family and friends at the Etherredge Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina-Aiken.


When: Monday March 27, 2017

Beginner Concert: 4:00 PM

Junior and Senior Concert: 7:00 PM 

Where: USC-Aiken Etherredge Center


Schofield Middle School

Steven Cheek

North Augusta High School

Blake Flower

Concerts are FREE and Open to the Public