The students were chosen after auditioning in categories including advanced scales and sight reading.
Participants say being chosen to play in the Honor Band motivates them to get better as they strive to compete on even higher levels.
Sophomore Kiara Crawford won a seat at the event for flute.
Says Crawford, "It was extremely challenging -- [the music] was a lot more 'hardcore' than the stuff we do here, you have to learn it a lot faster, but it was really fun ... it was a great experience."
CHS Band Director Johnny Folsom says the event inspires students to become even better musicians:
"The more students that can get involved the better because as they go out and they're sitting shoulder to shoulder with the great kids from other schools, they learn new things, they're making new friends, and they're wanting to step up and prove their worth."
Students were selected from all over southwest Georgia to play in the Honor Band, which is likened to an 'All-Star' sports game.
Staff at the high school say they are proud and happy to see that the students' hard work paid off.