2007 – 2008 Honors

Concert Bands

  • Symphonic Winds Wins National Concert Band Competition, April 7, 2008

As winners of the 2008 National Concert Band Competition sponsored by Jupiter Band Instruments, the Lakota West Symphonic Winds received a two-day visit from the Boston Brass and renowned conductor Dr. Stan Michalski. The band had a full clinic with the Boston Brass, including a special session for parents led by Dr. Michalski. The visit culminated with a fundraising concert where the Boston Brass performed two pieces with Symphonic Winds and the band was guest conducted by Dr. Michalski.

  • OMEA State Large Group Event

Symphonic Winds (Class AA) – I Superior
White Symphonic Band (Class A) – II Excellent
Red Symphonic Band (Class A) – I Superior

  • OMEA District XIII Large Group Event

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

  • Senior Award Winners

John Philip Sousa – Ryan Robe
Senior Concerto – Jessica Huang and Jake Stewart
Semper Fi – Jessica Huang
Louis Armstrong Award – Rohan Soman
Bravo Award – Maggie Sant  (Brian Ellerman – Freshman)

OMEA All-State Ensemble Members
24 Lakota West Band Members

Concert Band

Kelly Manuel – Clarinet
Kelly Lantz – Clarinet
Matt Korey – Bass Clarinet
Ryan Robe – Alto Sax
Amanda Ostendorf – Bari Sax
Matthew Meade – Horn
Maggie Sant – Horn
Andrew Shoemaker – Trumpet
Kim Miller – Trombone
Alex Mickle – Trombone
Jake Stewart – Euphonium
Ben Pitonyak – Euphonium
Jordon VonWahlde – Tuba

Orchestra

Cameron Hammell – Flute
Linda Pan – Oboe
Sarah Pride – Horn
Jennifer Klimek – Trumpet
Mitchell Curry – Trumpet
Karen Schuster – Trombone
Emily Carter – Tuba
Brian Williams – Percussion

Jazz Band

Chelso Ciotti – Trumpet
Mark Ferris – Trumpet
Joe Merrill – Bass Trombone

Marching Firebirds – “Wagner Legends”

  • Marching Firebirds March in 119th Rose Parade, January 1, 2008

On January 1, 2008, 284 members of the Lakota West Marching Firebirds marched 5.5 miles down Pasadena’s famed Colorado Boulevard. They were members of the first band ever invited to represent Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio in the world-renowned Tournament of Roses Parade. For more, CLICK HERE.

  • OMEA State Marching Band Contest, Dublin Coffman High School – October 27, 2007

Straight Superior Ratings!

  • Marching Firebirds Award Winners

Dan Kenworthy Scholarship Award:  Karen Schuster
Outstanding Senior Marcher: Robert Armstrong
Outstanding Rookie Marcher: Hugo Mendoza
Outstanding Senior Guard Member: Erin Hunkemoeller
Outstanding Rookie Guard Member: Theresa Stiftar

  • Forest Hills Band Expo, Anderson High School, Ohio – October 20, 2007

Class AA Results:

Outstanding Percussion: Hilliard Davidson
Oustanding Auxiliary: Hilliard Davidson
3rd Place Class AA: Hilliard Davidson
2nd Place Class AA: Lakota West
1st Place Class AA: Kettering Fairmont

Overall Results:

Best General Effect: Lakota West
Best Marching: Kettering Fairmont
Best Music: Lakota West
Reserve Grand Champion: Lakota West
Grand Champion: Kettering Fairmont

SUPERIOR RATING!

  • Kettering Fairmont Classic, Kettering, Ohio – October 13, 2007 (11 Class AA Bands)

Class AA Results:

5th Place Class AA: Beavercreek
4th Place Class AA: Lakota West
3rd Place Class AA: Dublin Coffman
2nd Place Class AA: Northmont (Best Auxilliary)
1st Place Class AA: Grove City (Best Percussion)

Overall Results:

Best General Effect. Best Visual, Best Music, Grand Champion: Grove City

SUPERIOR RATING!

  • Grove City Marching Band Invitational – September 28, 2007

Class AA Results:

1st Place Auxiliary: Kettering Fairmont
1st Place Percussion: Lakota West
2nd Place Class AA: Lakota West
1st Place Class AA: Kettering Fairmont

Overall Results:

Best Auxiliary: Kettering Fairmont
Best Percussion: Lakota West
Best Music: Lakota West
Best Visual: Kettering Fairmont
Best General Effect: Kettering Fairmont
Reserve Grand Champion: Lakota West

Grand Champion: Kettering Fairmont

SUPERIOR RATING: Grove City, Kettering Fairmont, Lakota West

  • Springfield Shawnee March-O-Rama – September 22, 2007

Class AA Results:

1st Place Auxiliary: Lakota West
1st Place Percussion: Lancaster (Lakota West 2nd)
1st Place Field Commanders: Lakota West
Best Music: Lakota West
Best Marching and Maneuvering: Lakota West
Best General Effect: Lakota West
2nd Place Class AA: Lancaster
1st Place Class AA: Lakota West

Overall Results:

Grand Champion: Lakota West

SUPERIOR RATING and qualifier for Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) State Contest — Lakota West, Lancaster, Springfield Shawnee

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