Westlake High Schools’ instrumental and vocal groups competed in Ohio Music Education Association events, earning top honors and a chance to compete at the state level.
The Westlake String Orchestra received Superior ratings from every judge at the Feb. 27 OMEA State Orchestra Adjudicated Event. The group competed in the most difficult class for orchestra – Class A.
At the March 13-14 OMEA Large Group District Event, the Symphonic Band competed in the most difficult Class AA and received Straight Superior ratings. The Concert Band received a Superior rating in Class C. Both bands will compete at the state level contest in May at North Royalton High School.
The five choirs that performed at the Large Group District Event Chorale, Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Chorus, Symphonic Choir and Freshmen Women’s choirs – all received Superior ratings and will advance to state competition as well. Chorale – which competed in the most difficult Class AA – Women’s Ensemble and Men’s Chorus all received Superior ratings, which is the highest possible combination of scores. No other vocal department in District 4 brought five choirs to competition, let alone have all of them advance to state competition.