2014 – 2015 Honors

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Marching Firebirds – “Best of West”

  • Hamilton High School “Band-O-Rama” – September 27, 2014

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

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

Grand Champion: Lakota West (4th Consecutive Band-O-Rama Grand Champion)

  • Kettering Competition at Kettering High School – October 4, 2014

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

Overall Results:
Outstanding General Effect: Lakota West
Outstanding Visual: Lakota West
Outstanding Music Performance:  Lakota West

Grand Champion: Lakota West

  • Buckeye Invitational at The Ohio State University – October 11, 2014

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

Overall Results:
Best Auxillary: Lakota West
Best Music:  Lakota West
Best General Effect:  Lakota West

(No Grand Champion named at Buckeye Invitational, but Lakota West received HIGHEST score of all bands in attendance)

  • Shawnee March-O-Rama at Shawnee High School – October 25, 2014

Class AA Results:
1st Place Class AA: Lakota West
Outstanding Auxiliary: Lakota West (tied)
Outstanding General Effect: Lakota West

Overall Results:
Grand Champion Class A/AA:  Lakota West

  • OMEA State Marching Band Contest

Superior I Rating

  • Marching Firebirds Award Winners

Dan Kenworthy Scholarship Award:  Erik Ellison
Outstanding Senior Woodwind Marcher:  Rachel Freyburg
Outstanding Senior Brass Marcher:  Melanie Rampton
Outstanding Senior Percussion:  Sam Burgett
Outstanding Senior Guard Member:  Sam Shaw
Outstanding Junior Woodwind:  Dishon Nordgren
Outstanding Junior  Brass:  Charlie Gately
Outstanding Junior  Percussion:  Morgan Davis
Outstanding Junior Guard Member:  Molly Burch
Outstanding Sophomore Woodwind Marcher:  Faith Ann Santucci
Outstanding Sophomore Brass Marcher:  Emma Rednour
Outstanding Sophomore Percussion:  Raymond Butler
Outstanding Sophomore Guard Member:  Annie Engel
Outstanding Freshman Woodwind Marcher:  Sophia Kimble
Outstanding Freshman Brass Marcher:  Matt Aaron
Outstanding Freshman Percussion:  Jackson Law
Outstanding Freshman Guard Member:  Kalia Marcelle


Concert Bands

  • OMEA State Large Group Event,

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

  • OMEA District 13 Large Group Event

Symphonic Winds (Class AA) – I (Superior Rating)
Red Symphonic Band (Class A) – I (Superior Rating)
White Symphonic Band (Class A) –  I (Superior Rating)
Freshman 1st Period Band (Class C) – I (Superior Rating)
Freshman 2nd Period Band (Class C) – I (Superior Rating)

  • Senior Award Winners

John Philip Sousa – Chaulan Lomax

Senior Concerto –  Emily Aaron – Bassoon,  Melanie Rampton – Trumpet

Louis Armstrong Award – Michael Nguyen

Gregory Snyder Coda Scholarship – Sam Law

Bill Weatherwax Scholarship – Jenna Eagle


OMEA All-State Instrumentalists
14 Lakota West Band Members

Emily Aaron – Bassoon

Katie Carson – Trombone

Alec Drach – Bassoon

Jenna Eagle – Bass Clarinet

Charley Gately – Trombone

Nick Harvey – Trombone

Erik Ellison – French Horn

Spencer Merk – Trombone

Evelyn Profitt – Trombone

Jay Pullyblank – French Horn

Melanie Rampton – Trumpet

Michael Siegert – Bass Clarinet

James Smith – Trombone

John Trygier – Percussion