Garcia Orchestra Festival

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 an all day 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.


Participating Schools

Aiken High School 

Gregory Priest


Middle School

Joyce Culp

Midland Valley High School

Heather Drake

North Augusta High School

Blake Flower

Concerts are FREE and OPEN to the Public

Event Information

2019 Concert was held April 4th
Beginners Concert:  6:30 PM
Junior and Senior Concert: 7:00 PM
USC Aiken Etherredge Center

North Augusta Middle School

Adrianne Blanchard

Paul Knox Middle School

Adrianne Blanchard

Schofield Middle School

Steven Cheek

Participating Schools