2001 – 2002 Honors

Concert Bands

  • OMEA State Large Group Event, Springfield North High School, April 26 and 27, 2002

Symphonic Winds, Class AA, Superior Rating
Symphonic Band, Class A, Superior Rating
Concert Band, Class B, Superior Rating

  • Senior Award Winners

John Philip Sousa – Robert Johnson
Senior Concerto – Robert Johnson, Brandon Rubinoff, and Eric Schwartz
Semper Fi –
Louis Armstrong Award –


OMEA All-State Ensemble Members
17 Lakota West Band Members
Concert Band


Steve Dill – oboe
Eric Schwartz – oboe
Chris Miller – bassoon
Alex Argo – clarinet
Elizabeth Palm – clarinet
Raymond Santos – clarinet
Eashwar Chandrasekaran – alto sax
Brandon Rubinoff – trumpet
Patrick Walden – trumpet
Melinda Miller – horn
Catherine Turner – horn
Maria Finkelmeier – percussion
Tim Viars – percussion




Robert Johnson – horn


Jazz Band

Aaron Innes – bari sax
Ben Graham – bass
Brian Linville – percussion


Marching Firebirds – “Tchaikovsky Extravaganza”

  • OMEA State Marching Band Contest, Dayton, October 28, 2001


  • Marching Firebird Awards

Dan Kenworthy Scholarship Award:  Jon Meyer
Outstanding Senior Marcher:
Outstanding Senior Guard Member:
Outstanding Rookie Marcher:
Outstanding Rookie Guard Member:

  • Tipp City Invitational, September 15, 2001

2nd Place Percussion Class AA
1st Place Class AA
Most Outstanding Music
Most Outstanding General Effect

Superior Rating at our first competition!

  • Grove City Invitational, September 29, 2001

Second Place, Class AA
Superior Rating!

  • Hamilton Band-O-Rama, October 6, 2001

Second Place, Class AA
Superior Rating!

  • Salem High School Invitational, Indiana, October 13, 2001

Best Drum Major AAAA
Best Pit Crew AAAA (yep, the adult Pit Crew!)
Best Music AAAA
First Place AAAA

  • Harrison High School’s Sounds of the Stadium, October 20, 2001

Second Place Class AA
Best Auxiliary Class AA
Best Percussion Class AA
Best Overall Percussion
Best Overall General Effect (tied with Lebanon)
Best Overall Music
Superior Rating

Winter Guard

  • Congratulations Winter Guard on a Great First Season!

This was the first year that Lakota West had its own Winter Guard. The show title was “On Silver Wings” and the music was taken from The City Of Angels soundtrack. Winter Guard placed second at all their competitions, and placed 4th at Championships.