Congratulations to all of the West Branch High School Band student participants for their hard work and diligent preparation for the Ohio Music Education Association’s Solo and Ensemble Contest. Our amazing students’ events received 15 “Superior” ratings and 6 “Excellent” ratings on Saturday January 31st at Harding High School!
The “Superior” soloist awards went to Kaylen Sanor, Kassie Steed, Keilah Mason, Amanda Dean, and Carly Sedlacek on Flute; Taylor Vence on Clarinet; Elizabeth Jarvis on Bass Clarinet; Peyton Zamarelli on Alto Saxophone; Emilee Sanor on Tenor Saxophone; Lauren Stitle on Trombone; and Jon Brand on Tuba.
Soloists who received the “Excellent” rating were Lindsey Fugett, Grayce McDaniel, and Brittany Ring on Flute; Sadie Fuson on Clarinet; and Joe Mitchell as a baritone vocalist.
A “Superior” rating was also awarded to the Flute Trio, the Trombone Quartet, the Flute Choir, and the Clarinet Choir. The Saxophone Quartet earned an “Excellent” rating.
The next opportunity to hear West Branch band students perform will be at the annual Winter Concert on Tuesday March 10th at 7:00 PM in the High School Auditoriom. The concert will feature performances by the high school symphonic as well as the Jazz Band. Admission is free and open to the public.