2006 – 2007 Honors

Concert Bands

  • Symphonic Winds Performs at The Midwest Clinic, December 22, 2006

By being selected for the second time in six years to perform at the 60th Annual Midwest Clinic, the Lakota West Symphonic Winds became one of just two bands from the state of Ohio to perform twice. The Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference held annually since 1946, is the premier event for music educators and performers each year. Thousands of directors, composers, music publishers and dealers from all 50 states and over 30 countries come to see the newest and best in musical talent. Only six high school bands are invited to perform each year. For more, CLICK HERE.

  • OMEA State Large Group Event, Lakota Freshman School, March 4-5, 2007

All 4 Bands Receive Superior Ratings
State Record for the Second Year in a Row

Symphonic Winds (Class AA) – I Straight Superior Ratings
White Symphonic Band (Class A) – I Straight Superior Ratings
Red Symphonic Band (Class A) – I Straight Superior Ratings
Concert Band (Class C) – I Superior Rating

  • OMEA District XIII Large Group Event, Winton Woods High School, March 16-17, 2007

All 6 Bands Receive Superior Ratings
A State Record for the Second Year in a Row

Symphonic Winds (Class AA) – I Superior
Red Symphonic Band (Class A) – I Superior
White Symphonic Band (Class A) – I Superior
Concert Band (Class C) – I Superior
Freshman 3rd Period Band (Class C) – I Superior
Freshman 4th Period Band (Class C) – I Superior

  • Lakota West Trio Performs on National Public Radio

Congratulations to Thomas Kraynak, Morgan Ferris, and Tom Turner (also known as the Fresh Winds Trio), for being selected to perform on NPR’s “From the Top” radio show. The sax trio performed “The Lone Ar-ranger Goes Sax Mad!” when the show visited Cincinnati’s Music Hall for a taping on Tuesday, February 20. The show aired on April 21. To listen to the performance, CLICK HERE. For more information about “From the Top,” please CLICK HERE.

  • Senior Award Winners

John Philip Sousa – Chelsea Bartram
Senior Concerto – Chelsea Bartram and Nathan Blevins
Semper Fi – Robby Moser
Louis Armstrong Award – Brian Parido
Bravo Award – Tom Turner  (Emily Carter – Freshman)

2006 – 2007 OMEA All-State Ensembles
22 Lakota West Band Members

ConcertBand

Cameron Hammel – Flute
Morgan Ferris – Clarinet
Thomas Kraynak – Clarinet
Kelly Manuel – Clarinet
Jacob Todd – Alto Saxophone
Ian Callon – Trumpet
Rob Samblanet – Trumpet
Sarah Pride – Horn
Andrew Walker – Trombone
Emily Carter – Tuba
Daniel Suding – Percussion

Orchestra

Chelsea Bartram – Flute
Tom Turner – Bassoon
Nathan Blevins – Horn
Robby Moser – Trumpet
John Nelson – Trumpet
Karen Schuster – Trombone
Brian Williams – Percussion

Jazz Band

Tang Wymer- Saxophone
Drew Beaulieu – Saxophone
Rohan Soman – Saxophone
Brian Parido – Trumpet

Marching Firebirds – “The Firebird”

  • Selected for January 1, 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade

First band to ever represent Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio

  • OMEA State Marching Band Contest, Dublin Coffman High School – October 28, 2006

Straight Superior Ratings!

  • Marching Firebirds Award Winners

Dan Kenworthy Scholarship Award: Meghan Choate
Outstanding Senior Marcher: Eric Palm
Outstanding Rookie Marcher: Hannah Clink
Outstanding Senior Guard Member: Lyndsey Hodel
Outstanding Rookie Guard Member: Megan VanDusen

  • Forest Hills Band Expo, Anderson High School, Ohio – October 21, 2006

Class AA Results (8 bands in class):

Outstanding Percussion: Lancaser
Oustanding Auxiliary: Kettering Fairmont
Outstanding Field Commander: Lancaster
3rd Place Class AA: Kettering Fairmont
2nd Place Class AA: Milford
1st Place Class AA: Lakota West

Overall Results:

Best General Effect: Lakota West
Best Marching: Lakota West
Best Music: Lakota West
Reserve Grand Champion: Milford
Grand Champion: Lakota West

SUPERIOR RATING!

  • Kettering Fairmont Classic, Kettering, Ohio – October 7, 2006

Class AA Results:

Outstanding Percussion: Hilliard Darby
Oustanding Auxiliary: Lakota West
3rd Place Class AA: Marysville
2nd Place Class AA: Troy
1st Place Class AA: Lakota West

Overall Results:

Best General Effect: Lakota West
Best Marching: Lakota West
Best Music: Lakota West
Grand Champion: Lakota West

SUPERIOR RATING!

  • Crestwood Fall Classic, Mantua, Ohio – September 23, 2006

Class AA Results:

3rd Place Class AA: Firestone
2nd Place Class AA: Medina
1st Place Class AA: Lakota West

Overall Results:

Outstanding Percussion: Lakota West
Oustanding Auxiliary: Avon
Outstanding General Effect: Lakota West
Oustanding Marching: Lakota West
Oustanding Music: Lakota West
Grand Champion: Lakota West

SUPERIOR RATING!

  • Hilliard Marching Band Invitational – September 16, 2006

Class AA Results (8 bands in class):
1st Place Auxiliary: Central Crossing (Grove City)
1st Place Percussion: Lakota West
3rd Place Class AA: Kettering Fairmont
2nd Place Class AA: Lakota West
1st Place Class AA: Central Crossing

Overall Results:

Outstanding Percussion: Lakota West
Oustanding Auxiliary: Central Crossing
Outstanding General Effect: Central Crossing
Oustanding Marching: Central Crossing
Oustanding Music: Central Crossing
Grand Champion: Central Crossing

SUPERIOR RATING and Qualifying for OMEA State Contest — Lakota West, Central Crossing, Dublin Scioto, Green, Hilliard Davidson, Kettering Fairmont

Winter Guard

  • MEPA Circuit Champtionships, University of Dayton Arena, March 31, 2007

First Place in Regional A Division (score of 92.2 with 21 guards competing)

 

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