The OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event occurs every year in early March, this year on March 10th and 11th at Westlake HS. The Symphonic Band had a great performance, coming on the heels of two days off for the students. But the students must be credited with coming in on their first day off and rehearsing for two hours and coming for a 1 1/2 hour rehearsal early on the night that they performed. It worked. They sounded great at the contest and did a superb job in the sight-reading room! Some comments from the judges:
Very beautiful band sound.
Very Expressive. Great contrast in styles and dynamics throughout program.
Note accuracy very impressive. Rhythmic accuracy very well done.
Very impressive both technically and musically.
This ensemble performs with great sonority, tempi, and note accuracy.
Fantastic flute solo. Bravo!
Great tuba tone.
Avon Lake - a treat to hear you. Great energy!
The repertoire included: His Honor, Incantation and Dance, and Arabesque.