2018 – 2019 Honors

OMEA All-State Instrumentalists 2018-2019

  • Evelyn Best, All State Band/Orchestra, Bass Clarinet
  • Alexander Evert, All State Band/Orchestra, Clarinet
  • Jack Greenlee, All State Band/Orchestra, French Horn
  • Anna Lavin, All State Band/Orchestra, Trumpet
  • Alex Merk, All State Jazz Alternate, Piano
  • Charlie Merk, All State Jazz, Brass
  • Ben Seamon, All State Band/Orchestra, Trumpet
  • Jared Sippy, All State Band/Orchestra Alternate, Tuba
  • Emilee Warne, All State Band/Orchestra Alternate, Flute
  • Isaac Yoby, All State Band/Orchestra, Trumpet

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras (CSYO) 2018-2019

  • Alexander Evert, Philharmonic, Clarinet
  • Joe Keller, Philharmonic, Trumpet
  • Anna Lavin, Concert Orchestra, Trumpet
  • Ben Seamon, Concert Orchestra, Trumpet
  • Emilee Warne, Concert Orchestra, Flute
  • Jason Zepahua, Philharmonic, Bassoon

CCM Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) 2018-2019

  • Andrew Himelstein, French Horn
  • Ryan Hummel, Tuba
  • Morgan Scarborough, Flute
  • Jared Sippy, Tuba
  • Emilee Warne, Flute
  • Issac Yoby, Trumpet
  • Jason Zepahua, Bassoon

CCM Cincinnati Youth Symphonic Band 2018-2019

  • Ashley Chen, Clarinet
  • Jake Guinigundo, Euphonium
  • Yuri Kim, Flute
  • Caroline Mitchell, Oboe
  • Aining Sun, Flute
  • Hayley Wong Liong, Bassoon

Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble 2018-2019

  • Annie Jin – Lakota Ridge Junior
  • Max Tumbleson, Lakota Plains

Marching Firebirds – “Mary Mary”

Taylor Band Premiere 

  • First Place Open Class – Lakota West
  • Best Percussion – Lakota West
  • Best Guard – Lakota West
  • Best General Effect – Lakota West
  • Best Visuals – Lakota West
  • Best Music – Lakota West
  • Grand Champions – Lakota West

Bands of America Oxford Regional Championship

  • Regional Finalist, 7th place of 34 bands

Mason High School Marching Band Invitational

  • Best Visual Open Class – Lakota West
  • Best General Effect Open Class – Lakota West
  • Best Auxiliary Open Class – Lakota West
  • Best Percussion Open Class – Lakota West
  • First Place Open Class – Lakota West
  • Best Music Overall – Lakota West
  • Best Visual Overall – Lakota West
  • Best General Effect Overall – Lakota West
  • Best Auxiliary Overall – Lakota West
  • Best Percussion Overall – Lakota West
  • Grand Champion Open Class- Lakota West

Bands of America Super Regional, Lucas Oil Stadium

  • 16 out of  72 bands with top 14 going to finals
  • 8th place, Music – Lakota West

2018 Mid-States Band Association Championships

  • 2nd place, Open Class, Lakota West
  • 2nd place out of 106 bands overall

Woodwinds Outstanding Performers:

  • Rookie- Christopher Valaski, flute
  • Vet – Tori Johnson, clarinet
  • Senior- Emilee Warne,  flute

Brass Outstanding Performers:

  • Rookie – Elise Wells, baritone
  • Vet – Nathan Simon, trumpet
  • Senior – Ben Seamon, trumpet

Colorguard Outstanding Performers:

  • Rookie – Kara French
  • Vet – Emily Daiker
  • Senior – Lucy Jones

Percussion Outstanding Performers:

  • Rookie- Linh Nguyen, battery
  • Vet – Joseph Schucker, front ensemble
  • Senior – James Drake, battery

Dan Kenworthy Scholarship Award – Charlie Merk, trumpet