2016 – 2017 Honors

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Marching Firebirds – “Bloom”

  • Taylor Band Premiere – September 17, 2016

Overall Results:
Best Auxiliary: Lakota West
Best Percussion: Lakota West
Best Music: Lakota West
Best Visual: Lakota West
Best General Effect: Lakota West
Grand Champion: Lakota West

  • Lancaster “Band of Gold” Competition  – September 17, 2016

Class AA Results:
1st Place Class AA:  Lakota West (Superior Rating)

Overall Results:
Outstanding Auxiliary: Lakota West
Outstanding Percussion: Lakota West
Outstanding Music: Lakota West
Outstanding General Effect: Lakota West
Grand Champion: Lakota West

  • Bands of America Regional Championship – October 1, 2016

     Achieved placement in top ten bands after Prelims, and secured 6th place at finals. Highest achievement in history for Lakota West Bands.

  • Kettering Classic – October 8, 2016

Class AA Results:
1st Place Class AA:  Lakota West (Superior Rating)
Best Percussion:  Lakota West

Overall Results:
Outstanding General Effect:  Lakota West
Outstanding Music Performance:  Lakota West
Grand Champion:  Lakota West

  • OMEA State Marching Band Contest – October 29, 2016

        Superior I Rating

  • Marching Firebirds Award Winners

Dan Kenworthy Scholarship Award: 
Chesapeake Popcorn Co. Clarinet Scholarship:  

Outstanding Senior Woodwind Marcher: 
Outstanding Senior Brass Marcher: 
Outstanding Senior Percussion: 
Outstanding Senior Guard Member: 
Outstanding Veteran Woodwind: Rachel Pizzuco
Outstanding Veteran Brass: 
Outstanding Veteran Percussion: 
Outstanding Veteran Guard Member:
Outstanding Rookie Woodwind Marcher: 
Outstanding Rookie Brass Marcher: 
Outstanding Rookie Percussion: 
Outstanding Rookie Guard Member: 

Concert Bands

  • OMEA District 13 Large Group Event

Symphonic Winds (Class AA) – Superior Rating
Symphonic Band (Class A) – Superior Rating
Concert Band (Class B) – Superior Rating
Freshman Band (Class C) – Superior Rating

Senior Award Winners
John Philip Sousa –
Senior Concerto –
Louis Armstrong Award –
Gregory Snyder Coda Scholarship –
Bill Weatherwax Scholarship –

NAFME All-National Concert Band in Dallas/Fort Worth, November 2016

Faith Ann Santucci

OMEA All-State Instrumentalists
Lakota West Band Members
All-State Band

Matt Aaron
Tyler Gandee
Faith Ann Santucci
Kyle Cleavinger

All-State Orchestra

                                                               Alex Daiker
James Smith

All-State Jazz

Spencer Merk
Charlie Merk

Bowling Green University High School Honor Band and Director’s Clinic Participants
Samantha Bishop
Owen Carpenter
Kyle Cleavinger
Joshua Georgopoulos
Andrew Hinchberger
Becca LaManna
Nicholas Lorenz
Bailey McPhail
Faith Ann Santucci
Freddy Thiergartner
Nam Tran