More than 250 Westlake High School music students participated in the Ohio Music Education Association District IV state contests over the weekend, bringing home top scores and moving on to state competition.
Men’s Chorus and Freshmen Chorus earned overall “Superior” ratings and will advance to state competition, along with Chorale and Women’s Ensemble, all receiving the highest rating possible. Chorale competed at the highest level possible. Symphonic Choir also earned an overall “Excellent” rating. The choirs are led by Jennifer Butler.
The WHS Symphonic and Concert Bands also earned top Superior ratings and will advance to the state contest in April. The Symphonic Band performed in the most difficult class AA and Concert Band performed in Class C. The Westlake String Orchestra scored Superior ratings in Class A, the most difficult classification for orchestra, at the Feb. 26 contest at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. The bands/orchestra are led by Hilary Patriok.
Westlake High School hosted 42 bands over the weekend.