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Eastwood HS Concert Band Advances to State with Top "I" Rating

The Eastwood High School Concert Band qualified for state when they earned a superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association District Large Group Adjudicated Event on March 3 at Sylvania Bowling Green HS. The Band is directed by Brian Myers and Jonathan Roode.

The superior rating of a “I” (one) is earned for "an outstanding performance, with very few technical errors and exemplifying musical expression. This rating is reserved for the truly outstanding performance," according to the OMEA rating description.

At large group, bands perform three prepared pieces. One of the pieces is required to be from an OMEA list of music. This piece determines the band's class. This year the Eastwood Band competed in class C.

The three prepared pieces are performed for a panel of three judges. Each judge rates the group from I to V. The band then goes immediately to another room for sight reading. The band is given a new piece of music. After only six minutes of study, they perform the new piece for one additional judge, who assigns them a rating from I to V. The four scores are averaged for a composite rating. Eastwood earned three “I’s” on prepared pieces and a “I” in sight reading (best possible scores), for an overall rating of “I”. Eastwood was one of two bands from a field of 18 class C bands to earn straight “I” ratings.

The Eastwood High School Concert Band will travel to Findlay for State OMEA competition April 28.

EHS Band Increases Participation at OMEA Solo & Ensemble
Congratulations to the Eastwood High School Band members who earned 16 superior, 11 excellent and 2 good ratings at the Ohio Music Education Association HS Solo & Ensemble held Saturday, January 28 at Lake HS. Students are adjudicated on a 5 point scale with a superior "I" (one) being the best score possible. This year was the most events entered for the Eastwood Band in the past 25 years.

Superior I Rating Solos
Billy Barker, class B trumpet
Jacob Booms, class B trumpet
Maddie Booms, class B flute
Luke Coffman, class C French horn
Jacob D'Amore, class B tenor saxophone
Aaron Fleming, class B trombone
Marisa Launstein, class B alto saxophone
Keith Russell, class B drum set
JaeEun Schermerhorn, class B alto saxophone
JaeEun Schermerhorn, class A piano
Jessica Stewart, class C trumpet
James Wasylyshyn, class B trumpet
Amanda Withrow, class A oboe
Emmalyn York, class A trombone

Superior I Rating Ensembles
Elizabeth Arntson, Emily Bolton & Reagan Schuerman, class B flute trio
Emily Bolton, Shaunna Jubenville & Amanda Withrow, class B woodwind trio

Excellent II Rating Solos
Ellizabeth Arntson, class B flute
Libby Dix, class C flute
Macey Fix, class A euphonium
Avery Geisbuhler, class B trumpet
Sheldyn Geisbuhler, class C French horn
Ashley Heskett, class B clarinet
Daniel MacKay, class B clarinet
Lucas Pease, class C trumpet

Excellent II Rating Ensembles
Jacob Booms, Avery Geisbuhler & James Wasylyshyn, class B trumpet trio
Jacob Booms, Luke Coffman, Aaron Fleming, James Wasylyshyn & Emmalyn York, class B brass quintet
David Deniston, Aaron Fleming & Emmalyn York, class B trombone trio

Good III Rating Solos
Talia Barker, class B alto saxophone
David Deniston, class B trombone

Festival Class
Jakob Nutter, class B xylophone solo
Ashley Heskett, Shaunna Jubenville & Daniel MacKay, class B clarinet trio

Pizza Sale Winners

Thanks to everyone who sold Little Caesar's Pizza for the Band Boosters. Winners were 1st place 8th grader Hope Harvey and 2nd place 10th grader Amanda Withrow. Hope will received 50 Travel Notes and Amanda 50 Travel Notes for prizes.


Tri-M Induction Ceremony


Eastwood High School Tri-M Chapter #5458 held its Induction Ceremony Sunday, September 25 at the Pemberville Opera House. Mr. Dave Riley, Eastwood High School Principal and guest speaker shared the impact of music on his life. Mr. Riley began his career in education as a music teacher. Musical selections were performed by JaeEun Schermerhorn and Emmalyn York. The following chapter officers were installed: Macey Fix, President; Marisa Launstein, Vice Presdient; Hannah Sponaugle, Secretary and Emmalyn York, Treasurer. There were 7 second year members, including the officers: Nick Radabaugh, Audreigh Riter and Grace Vaughn. Thirteen students were inducted as new members: Jason Ernsthausen, Regan McAnally, Colton Schroedor, Billy Barker, Talia Barker, Jacob Booms, Maddie Booms, Mary Cathers, Ashley Heskett, Tori Martin-Crosby, JaeEun Schermerhorn, Catherine Wasylyshyn and James Wasylyshyn. Chapter advisers are band directors Mr. Brian Myers and Mr. Jonathan Roode. 

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education. It is an international music honor society for secondary students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership in their school and community.

HS Band Clothing Sale

Today HS Band clothing sale forms were sent home (attached). If you use the form with a check or cash, there is a $5 processing fee. If you order online, there is no processing fee.
The HS band clothing online order listed on the form is: http://ortinauart.com/ehs_band_boosters​

This link does not take you directly to the Eastwood Band merchandise. Click on the Stores tab, and select EHS Band Boosters. The sale is being extended through Sept. 26.

Alumni Band 2016

The 2016 Eastwood HS Alumni Band will be Friday, August 26 vs. Start. All information can be found at band.eastwoodschools.org/forms. Alumni Band is a great time to reconnect. We hope to see you there!​


State Representative Tim Brown views EHS Arts

Eastwood HS has been selected to participate in the 2016 Ohio Arts Day and Governor's Program to be held in Columbus, Ohio on May 18th. In preparation for this event, Representative Tim Brown and staff members from the Ohio Citizens for the Arts organization visited with selected students on April 15th to prepare for the event as well as tour our facility with an emphasis on the arts program. State Representative Brown listened and watched our talented students in action. Time spent with art, choir, and band students was capped off with a leadership training session and Q/A format with those students from the Tri-M Music Honor Society who will be attending the conference in May. We appreciate Representative Tim Brown and his staff for taking time to visit Eastwood HS as well as Mr. Myers (Band), Mrs. Conklin (Choir), and Mrs. Moorman (Art) for taking time to showcase the amazing talents of our students.

      

      

An Evening of Jazz
The 3rd annual Eastwood Jazz Festival will be held April 23 at 6pm. In addition to an delectable 4 course meal, you will hear jazz bands from the Eastwood, Oak Harbor, North Baltimore and Rossford. The 338th Army Reserve Band has been canceled by their JAG, and we will instead close with the BGSU Graduate Jazz Quartet. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 
​the ​
Eastwood H
​S office​
 or from a participating band director. This event has received rave reviews. Don't miss it!


MS Band Students Excel at JH Solo & Ensemble
Congratulations to the following band students who performed at Junior High Solo & Ensemble on March 19 at Sylvania Southview High School:

Earning a Superior I Rating for a solo:
Melinda Barman
Holden Ruck
Libby Dix
Connor Oberhouse
Jacob D’Amore

Earning an Excellent II Rating on a solo:
Melinda Barman
Cordelia Howard
Ethan Gaddie

Earning an Excellent II Rating on an ensemble:
Sami Genson
Desiree Riley
Katie Schnoor
Jonathan Nassaux
Zach Sechkar
Connor Oberhouse

Eastwood HS Concert Band Receives Excellent Rating

Congratulations is extended to the Eastwood HS Concert Band for earning a II rating of Excellent at the recent Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) Large Group Contest held at Bowling Green HS on Friday, March 11th. The group performed three prepared pieces in front of an audience and a panel of judges. Following the performance, the ensemble successfully completed a sight reading experience. The combination of the judges' ratings/comments and those of the sight reading judge earned the ensemble their overall Excellent rating. A tremendous amount of time, practice, and dedication went into this year's performance at the adjudicated event. We appreciate the collective efforts of each member of the ensemble and the Music Boosters group in helping the ensemble achieve this rating.


   
                                   Vote each day in the U.S. Marine Band's March Mania
The mania begins March 7

When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band is your prime resource, especially for marches written by John Philip Sousa.From March 7 through April 6, “The President’s Own” will host “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day through April 6, marches will compete head to head while our friends and fans vote which marches advance in the tournament. You can visit the Marine Band website to listen to the competing marches, download a tournament bracket, and vote for your favorites. The champion march will be announced on April 7. In order to win “Sousa’s March Mania” you must obtain a perfect bracket, completed prior to the start of the first game at 9 a.m., on March 7 (honor system). If you win, you’ll be named an honorary “March King” for a day! Participants are also invited to share completed brackets with the Marine Band by emailing them to marineband.publicaffairs@usmc.mil or posting to facebook.com/marineband. For details visit www.marineband.marines.mil.



Eastwood HS Proudly Presents The Music Man
Congratulations to the cast, crew and orchestra of The Music Man for three wonderful performances!


Eastwood MS Students Selected for OSU Honor Bands
Eastwood 7th Graders Melinda Barman and Connor Oberhouse, and 8th Graders Jacob D'Amore and Sam Musteric have been selected for The Ohio State University Middle School Band Honor Festival. These outstanding student musicians were selected from nearly 800 middle school band musicians from six states nominated by their band directors. They are among the 369 student musicians from 141 school bands that comprise the four honor bands at this year's festival to be held February 27.


Record Number of Eastwood Students Perform at OMEA S&E
Congratulations to the Eastwood HS Band students who performed at OMEA HS Solo & Ensemble on Saturday, January 23 at Lake HS.

I Superior Rating

Nicki Cameron, Flute Solo, Class B

David Deniston, Trombone Solo, Class B

Macey Fix, Euphonium Solo, Class B

Faith Hardy, Alto Saxophone Solo, Class A

Faith Hardy, Baritone Saxophone Solo, Class B

Shaunna Jubenville, Clarinet Solo, Class C

Madison Rogers, Clarinet Solo, Class A

JaeEun Schermerhorn, Piano Solo, Class A

Aidan Stevenson-Powell, Class B

Amanda Withrow, Class B

Alexa York, Trumpet Solo, Class A

Alto Saxophone Trio of Faith Hardy, Marisa Launstein & JaeEun Schermerhorn, Class A

Trumpet Quartet of Jacob Booms, Avery Geisbuhler, James Wasylyshyn and Alexa York, Class B

Mallet Quartet of Noah Bowe, Jakob Nutter, Nick Radabaugh & Melissa Russell, Class B

Woodwind Trio of Emily Bolton, Jonna Nissen and Amanda Withrow, Class C

Woodwind Trio of Liz Arntson, Daniel MacKay and Natalie Reidling, Class C

 

II Excellent Rating

Liz Arntson, Flute Solo, Class C

Talia Barker, Class B

Maddie Booms, Flute Solo, Class B

Noah Bowe, Marimba Solo, Class B

Aaron Fleming, Class B

Avery Geisbuhler, Class B

Faith Hardy, Bassoon Solo, Class B

Marisa Launstein, Alto Saxophone Solo, Class B

Daniel MacKay, Class C

Emmalyn York, Trombone Solo, Class B

Clarinet Trio of Shaunna Jubenville, Natalie Reidling & Madison Rogers, Class B

 

III Good Rating

Ashley Heskett, Clarinet Solo, Class C

OMEA District 1 Honor Bands

Congratulations to 7th grader Connor Oberhouse and 8th grader Luke Coffman for being accepted to the Ohio Music Education Association District 1 Junior High Honor Band. They will perform with 100 talented Northwest Ohio musicians February 14 at 2:00pm at the Stranahan Theater.

Congratulations to Madison Rogers, Melissa Russell and Alexa York for being accepted to the Ohio Music Education Association District 1 High School Honor Band. They will perform February 14 at 7:00pm at the Stranahan Theater. Marisa Launstein was selected as an alternate.

EHS Students in BGSU Honor Band

Eastwood is honored to have 7 band students performing in the ​Bowling Green State University Honor Band Jan. 14-16, 2016.​ They are ​Alexa York, Faith Hardy, Macey Fix, Madison Rogers, Amanda Withrow, JaeEun Schermerhorn, Emmalyn York​.John Whitwell, Professor Emeritus at Michigan State​ & Kathy McGrady, retired Springfield HS Band Director will conduct the two honor bands.​

Alexa York Selected for Akron OBDC

Each year, The University of Akron Bands hosts an honor band for high school band students as part of the Ohio Band Directors Conference. Senior Alexa York has been selected to play trumpet in this ensemble December 4-5 under the direction of guest composer James Curnow.

8th Grade Band Members in BGSU Honor Band

Congratulations to Eastwood 8th Grade Band members Jacob D'Amore and Sam Musteric for being accepted to the BGSU Middle School Honor Band. They will spend Friday, November 13 at BGSU rehearsing with some of Ohio’s best middle school musicians and special guest conductor Dr. Susan Creasap of Morehead State University. A final concert will be presented that night at 8:00pm in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

14 Eastwood Band Members in Wood County MS Honor Band

Congratulations to the following Eastwood Middle School Band students for being accepted to the Wood County Middle School Honor Band.

7th Grade: Melinda Barman, Sarah Clark, Ethan Gaddie, Ashton Hill, Cordelia Howard, Jonathan Nassaux, Connor Oberhouse, Zach Sechkar, Paige Woodruff

8th Grade: Dylan Brogan, Molly Caris, Jacob D'Amore, Holden Ruck, Lilly Schuerman

The ensemble will give a free concert Saturday, October 7 at 7pm in the Bowling Green High School Performing Arts Center.

Hardy & York Accepted to Honor Ensembles

The Eastwood Band is proud to announce the acceptance of senior Faith Hardy, bassoon, to the Ohio Music Education Association Northwest Region Orchestra. Faith was chosen by audition from students in 22 counties. The Honor Orchestra will perform Sunday, November 15 at 3pm at Perrysburg High School under the direction of Dr. Stephen Gage from Youngstown State University.

Eastwood Band seniors Faith Hardy, alto saxophone, and Alexa York, trumpet have been selected for the Capital University New Concert Band Music Reading Clinic and Wind Band Invitational to be held November 20-21. Students will rehearse with Capital directors Jeff Gershman, James Swearingen and award winning guest composer/clinician John Mackey. In addition to performing, they will hear performances by 3 Capital University ensembles and the Grove City H.S. Symphonic Band.




Eastwood Band Leadership Attend Dr. Tim Seminar

​Seventeen student ​
leaders from the Eastwood Eagle Marching Band traveled to Farmington, 
​MI 
​on September 16th ​
to hear student leadership clinician Dr. Tim Lautzenhiser. For the past 13 years, Eastwood students have learned how to be 
​influential 
leaders from 
​Dr. ​
Tim.
​ Students learned how to overcome the I/me​ attitude to become caring 
servant leaders
​ who lead by example​
​.​ Tim's humor and firsthand understanding of music education identify with high school students who desire to be better leaders for their programs.
In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for teacher inservice workshops, student leadership seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of effective leadership training.
​ ​
Tim presently serves as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He is a nationally recognized voice touting the importance of arts education for every child.

His books, produced by G.I.A. Publications, Inc., continue to be bestsellers in the educational community. He is co-author of popular band method, Essential Elements, as well as the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc. Tim is also the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants). Tim is a member of the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors and the Western International Band Clinic/American Band College Board of Directors. He is presently the Chair of the National Association for Music Education Music Honor Society (Tri-M).

Eastwood Band to Perform at Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend

The Eastwood HS Eagle Marching Band will perform Saturday, September 12 during Put-in-Bay's Historical Weekend. Performances are at 10:50am in Derivera Park (downtown) and 2:15pm in the parade through downtown. Following the parade, four high school bands will perform patriotic selections together at the flag poles near Perry's Monument.

Put-in-Bay celebrates the 202nd anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie on this most historical of weekends. This is a celebration of history, art and music and also a celebration of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's naval victory over the British. Since then, there have been two centuries of peace shared by the United States, Canada and Great Britain. A War of 1812 military encampment can be found on the lawn of the Monument Visitors Center all weekend and over 1,000 Boy Scouts camp out in tents on the Memorial's east lawn for their annual camporee on Lake Erie.

2015 Band Camp Awards & Attendants

Awards
Most Music Memorized – Faith Hardy and Alexa York
Most Improved – Sharika Richardson 
Director's Award – Emily Bolton, Macey Fix, Reagan Schuerman 
Leadership Award – Faith Hardy, Madison Rogers, Melissa Russell 
Outstanding Freshman Marcher – Shaunna Jubenville 
Outstanding Sophomore Marcher – JaeEun Schermerhorn 
Outstanding Junior Marcher – Audreigh Riter 
Outstanding Senior Marcher – Noah Bowe 
Outstanding Section – Alto Saxophones: Marisa Launstein (section leader), Hannah Sponaugle, Talia Barker, Zach Pease, Cortasha Richardson & Jae Eun Schermerhorn

Band Camp Dance Attendants 
Freshman Attendants – Amanda Withrow and Keith Russell 
Sophomore Attendants – Maddie Booms and Jacob Booms 
Junior Attendants – Jackie Feasel and Daniel MacKay 
Senior Attendants – Natalie Reidling and Cody Kinor-Chapman

Queen & King – Melissa Russell and Noah Bowe


In Summer!

Summer camps and lessons are a great way to get ahead, catch up or just stay active on your instrument. Here are just a few area camps. See Mr. Myers for a list of private lesson teachers.

University of Toledo Summer Jazz


Kroger Renewal Time
Kroger no longer allows us to track individual spending through the Community Rewards program. Due to this, we cannot award Travel Notes for Kroger shopping. If you shop at Kroger, we ask you continue to benefit the Eastwood Band Boosters by enrolling in Community Rewards. This requires you to re-enroll your Kroger Plus Card for the Eastwood Band Boosters annually anytime starting April 2.

To register for the first time, visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com, click on "Columbus, OH", and click on "Enroll".

To re-enroll, go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com or Kroger.com and sign in.

Questions can be directed to 1-800-KROGERS.

Thank you for your support. Every little contribution helps!


2016 Eastwood High School Band
Color Guard Clinics and Try Outs

TBA
6:30-8:30pm
HS Gym
Michelle Renollet, Instructor, ehsguard2014@gmail.com







Tressel First Chair Oboe at Wright State Honor Band
Eastwood Senior Lydia Tressel earned the top seat in the oboe section in the Wright State University Tri-State Honor Band held February 20-22. The band was conducted by Anthony Maiello from George Mason University. Lydia has been accepted to Miami University (Ohio) where she will major in botany and minor in oboe performance.


Eastwood MS Band Students Selected for OSU Honors

Congratulations to the following Eastwood Middle School Band Members for being selected to participate in The Ohio State University Middle School Honor Band Festival, Saturday, February 21. They will give a public concert in Mershon Auditorium at 4:00pm. The bands will perform a newly commissioned piece by composer Robert Sheldon who will guest conduct.

Emily Bolton, 8th grade Grey Band, directed by Dr. Russel C. Mikkelson, OSU Director of Bands
Amanda Withrow, 8th grade Scarlet Band, directed by Dr. Scott A. Jones, OSU Associate Director of Bands
Lucas Pease, 7th grade Scarlet Band, Ms. Diane Ballard, Director of Bands at Gahanna Middle School East

OMEA District 1 Honors Band
Congratulations to Eastwood 8th grader Aidan Stevenson-Powell, and high school students Katelyn Lang, Rebecca Lang, Lydia Tressel, Matt White, Alexa York and Melissa Russell (alternate) for being selected for the 2015 Ohio Music Education Association District 1 Honors Band! Students were selected by audition from hundreds of applicants in 6 Northwest Ohio counties. After 2 days of rehearsal, these talented students will perform a public concert on Sunday, February 15 at the Stranahan Theater. The middle school concert is at 2:00pm; high school at 7:00pm.

Band Boosters Meeting
The Eastwood Band Boosters meet Monday, February 23 at 7:30pm in the HS Library. Come check out what is happening and how you can contribute to the success of the band program. Earn a Travel Note just for showing up!

February Student of the Month

Congratulations to Eastwood High School Senior, Katelyn Lang, for being selected as the February Student of the Month!  Katelyn is the daughter of Diane Lang and the late Ronald Lang, and is one of our Honor Roll students as she maintains a 4.55 GPA.  In school, she is a member of the National Honor Society and the Treasurer of the Tri-M Music Honors Society, while serving as the Drum Major and Field Commander of the Marching and performing in the Concert Bands.  In the community, she is involved with the 4-H Dowling Stitch, Stir & Stock 4-H Club, and is a Sunday School teacher and the Youth Deacon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  After graduation, Katelyn plans on continuing her education at Bowling Green State University, where she will major in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Dentistry to pursue a career as an oral surgeon.  Congratulations again to Katelyn on all of her accomplishments! 


High School Solo & Ensemble Results

Congratulations to the following Eastwood HS Band students for performing at the Ohio Music Education Association District 1 HS Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event held Saturday, January 31 at Lake HS.

I Superior Rating

Maddie Booms, Flute Solo, Class C

Faith Hardy, Alto Saxophone Solo, Class B

Faith Hardy, Bassoon Solo, Class B

Marisa Launstein, Alto Saxophone Solo, Class C

JaeEun Schermerhorn, Piano Solo, Class A

Grace Vaughn, Piano Solo, Class C

Matt White, Euphonium Solo, Class A

Alexa York, Trumpet Solo, Class A

 

II Excellent Rating

Maddie Booms, Piano Solo, Class C

Abby Dobson, Piano Solo, Class A

Madison Rogers, Clarinet Solo, Class B

Jared Smith, Alto Saxophone Solo, Class A

Aaron Titkemeier, Tuba Solo, Class B

Lydia Tressel, Oboe Solo, Class A

Emmalyn York, Trombone Solo, Class B

 

III Good Rating

Nicki Cameron, Flute Solo, Class B

Katelyn Lang, Clarinet Solo, Class A

Rebecca Lang, French horn Solo, Class A

Eastwood Saxophone Quintet of Faith Hardy, Cody Kinor Chapman, Marisa Launstein, JaeEun Schermerhorn & Jared Smith ,Class B

The Purple Furshizzles Woodwind Quintet of Faith Hardy, Katelyn Lang, Rebecca Land, Melissa Russel & Lydia Tressel, Class B

BGSU High School Honor Band

Congratulations to our Bowling Green State University High School Honor Band members! They performed outstanding concerts at the conclusion of their experience spanning January 22-24. Pictured in the Edge Band is Faith Hardy (alto sax), director George Edge (retired from Grove City), Jared Smith (alto sax) and Rebecca Lang. Pictured in the Mahr Band is Katelyn Lang (clarinet), director Timothy Mahr (St. Olaf College) and Lydia Tressell (oboe).

  

                                                    Edge Band                            Mahr Band


January Student of the Month
Congratulations to Eastwood High School Senior, Rebecca Lang, for being selected as the January Student of the Month!  Rebecca is the daughter of Diane Lang and the late Ronald Lang, and is one of our Honor Roll students as she maintains a 4.53 GPA.  In school, she is a member of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honors Society, while participating as an awarded musician in the Marching and Concert Bands.  In the community, she is involved with the 4-H Dowling Stitch, Stir & Stock 4-H Club, Bethlehem Church Youth Group, and volunteers as a Sunday School teacher.  After graduation, Rebecca plans on continuing her education at Bowling Green State University, where she will major in Biology and minor in Pre-Veternary Medicine.  Congratulations again to Rebecca on all of her accomplishments! 


Upcoming Band Events

Jan. 20 - Pep Band, 6:30pm

Jan. 22 - HS Solo & Ensemble Recital, Auditorium, 6:30pm

Jan. 23 - Pep Band, 6:30pm

Jan. 26 - Band Boosters, HS Library, 7:30pm

Jan. 31 - OMEA HS Solo & Ensemble, Lake HS, 8am-5pm

Feb. 3 - Pit Orchestra Rehearsal, 6:30-9:00pm

Feb. 4 - Tri-M Meeting, 7:20am

Feb. 5 - Pep Band, 6:30pm
Feb. 6 - Pep Band, 6:30pm
Feb. 9 - Pit Orchestra Rehearsal, 6:30-9:00pm

Feb. 11 - OMEA District 1 Honor Band Rehearsals, Sylvania Northview, 6:00-8:30pm

Feb. 12 - Pep Band, 6:30pm

Feb. 14 - OMEA District 1 Honor Band Rehearsals, Sylvania Northview, 8am-4pm

Feb. 14 - Recycling in Pemberville & Stony Ridge, 9am-12pm

Feb. 16 - Pit Orchestra, 6:30-9:00pm

Feb. 17 - Pit Orchestra, 6:30-9:00pm

Feb. 18 - Tri-M Meeting, 7:20am

Feb. 18 - HS Concerto Competition, 2:30pm

Feb. 21 - Ohio State University MS Honor Band

Feb. 23 - Pit Orchestra, 2:30-5:00pm

Feb. 23 - Band Boosters, HS Library, 7:30pm

Feb. 25 - Pit Orchestra, 6:30-9:00pm

Feb. 26 - 6th & 7th Grade Bands Concert, HS Auditorium, 7:30pm

Mar. 1 - Pit Orchestra, 6:30-9:00pm

Mar. 2 Pit Orchestra, 6:30-9:00pm

Mar. 3 - 8th Grade & HS Bands Concert, HS Auditorium, 7:30pm

Mar. 4 - Tri-M Meeting, 7:20am

Mar. 5 Pit Orchestra, 6:30-9:00pm

Mar. 6 or 7 - HS Large Group, Sylvania Southview, (date and time TBA; Mar. 6 has been requested)

Mar. 8-12 - Pit Orchestra, 6:30-9:00pm

Mar. 18-19 - Pit Orchestra, 6:30-9:00pm

Mar. 20-22 - Eastwood HS Musical Peter Pan

Mar. 23 - MS Solo & Ensemble Recital, Auditorium, 6:30

Mar. 23 - Band Boosters, 7:30pm

Mar. 28 - OMEA Solo & Ensemble, Patrick Henry HS, 8am-5pm (bus leaves at 6:15am)

Capital University Honor Band

High School Band members Faith Hardy, Madison Rogers and Melissa Russell have been accepted to the Capital University Honors Concert Band. They will rehearse, have master classes and hear other university and high school ensembles November 14 and 15. Their final performance will be Saturday, November 15 at 12:15pm in Mees Hall under the direction of James Swearingen, renown composer and Capital University Music Education Chair, and Dr. Jeffrey D. Gershman, Director of Bands.

Bowling Green State University MS Honor Bands

Eastwood 8th graders Jonna Nissen, Jakob Nutter and Keith Russell have been accepted to the BGSU 8th Grade Honor Band. They will rehearse and perform under the direction of Teresa Elliot of the Fayette County Schools, Kentucky. Eastwood 7th graders Jacob D’Amore and Holden Ruck have been accepted to the BGSU 7th Grade Honor Band. They will rehearse and perform under the direction of Stacey Larson, Undergraduate Dean and Associate Director of Bands at VanderCook College of Music. Both ensembles perform a free public concert Friday, November 21 at 8pm in the College of Musical Arts' Kobacker Hall.

Wood County MS Honor Band

Eastwood was represented by eleven 8th grade students at the first ever Wood County MS Honor Band. Tatam Houtz, Liz Arnston, Shaunna Jubenville, Jonna Nissen, Jaden Myerholtz, Cole Good, Jessica Stewart, David Deniston, Aidan Stevenson-Powell, Jakob Nutter and Keith Russell. They performed Saturday, October 18 in the Bowling Green High School Performing Arts Center.


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Tri-M Chapter #5458 Inducts Members


Eastwood High School Tri-M Chapter #5458 held its Induction Ceremony Sunday, September 21 at the Pemberville Opera House. Mr. Chris Fahim, Eastwood High School Principal, gave the welcome. The following chapter officers were installed: Sierra Corns, President; Lydia Tressel, Vice Presdient; Rebecca Lang, Secretary and Katelyn Lang, Tresurer. There were 11 second year members, including the officers: Alisha Runnels, Samantha Sandwisch, Jared Smith, Adam Snyder, Aaron Titkemeier, Lexy Ward and Matt White. Twenty students were inducted as new members: Tony Bolton, Kelsey Hilt, Sam Hirzel, Patrick Jennings, Sandra Kibet, Chelsea Schroeder, Noah Bowe, Abby Dobson, Faith Hardy, Cody Kinor-Chapman, Kylie Martin-Crosby, Jacob McNulty, Zach Pease, Natalie Reidling, Riley Hessel, Madison Rogers, Melissa Russell, Samantha Sanders, Trevor Shultz and Alexa York. Chapter advisers are Mrs. Jennifer Conklin, Mr. Brian Myers and Mr. Jonathan Roode.

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education. It is an international music honor society for secondary students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire students to excel at music and leadership in their school and community.



2014 Band Camp Awards & Attendents

Awards

Most Music Memorized – Faith Hardy

Most Improved – Tony Caris, Todd Eisenhour, Jackie Feasel, Mary Cathers, Karleigh Trehan

Director's Award – Abby Dobson, Nicki Cameron, Melissa Russell, Hannah Sponaugle, Victoria Smith

Leadership Award – Kelsey Hilt, Rebecca Lang, Alisha Runnels, Lexy Ward

Outstanding Freshman Marcher – Matthew Smith

Outstanding Sophomore Marcher – Emmalyn York

Outstanding Junior Marcher – Natalie Reidling & Madison Rogers

Outstanding Senior Marcher – Jared Smith & Matt White

Outstanding Section – Alto Saxophones: Jared Smith, section leader, Marisa Launstein, Hannah Sponaugle, Talia Barker, Zach Pease, Bethany Nabors & Jae Eun Schermerhorn

 

Band Camp Dance Attendants

Freshman Attendants – Talia Barker & Billy Barker

Sophomore Attendants – Emmalyn York & Avery Geisbuhler

Junior Attendants – Melissa Russell & Cody Kinor-Chapman

Senior Attendants – Kelsey Hilt & Aaron Titkemeier

Queen & King – Sierra Corns & Jared Smith


Kellie Dennis honored at Wood Co. Achievement of Excellence

Senior band member Kellie Dennis was one of 20 Wood County students honored April 10 at the 19th annual Achievement of Excellence Awards presented by the Wood County Educational Service Center. Congratulations, Kellie!See the full Sentinel-Tribune article here.

Eastwood Jazz Festival "An Evening of Jazz" a Big Success

The first annual Eastwood Jazz Festival "An Evening of Jazz" was held April 26. The participating schools (North Baltimore, Genoa & Clyde) gave great performances, offering a variety of jazz styles. BGSU Lab Band 1 closed the evening with an outstanding set that was an inspiration to the high school students. There were 50 dinner tickets sold, and close to the same number came to watch the performance. Feedback from those in attendance was very positive. Our business sponsors and partners for this event were Michael’s Gourmet Catering & Michael’s Café Bakery of Toledo, Frobose Market IGA and Jeff Dierker (DBD Sound) who took care of all the sound and lighting. Thanks to all who helped make this new event a resounding success. Next year’s date is April 18, 2015.

     
BGSU Lab Band 1                                                                                 North Baltimore High School Jazz Band
David Bixler, director                                                                          Ben Pack, director
       
Genoa High School Jazz Band                                                                                      Eastwood High School Jazz Band
Briann Edwards, director                                                                                               Brian Myers & Mike Procyk, directors

              
Clyde High School Jazz Band                                                                                        Chefs Mike and Rick                                                  The Wait Staff
Craig McKenzie, director
       


Tri-M Music Honor Society Chosen for Ohio Arts Day

Tri-M Music Honor Society was pleased to host State Senator Randy Gardner April 28 as a part of the Ohio Arts Day experience. Senator Gardner and the students were able to discuss the status of arts in Ohio.  The Senator received a sampling of the Eastwood music and visual arts departments. Eastwood is one of 6 schools in Ohio selected to participate in Arts Day 2014. On May 21, ten of our Tri-M students will be in Columbus serving side by side with representatives from every arts related organization and business in the state as advocates for the arts and arts education. Their personal testimonies and talking points will be heard by legislators. They will be present for the Ohio Arts Day Luncheon and Governor’s Awards. This opportunity will raise student enthusiasm, understanding and awareness for being involved in the legislative process, and make them truly understand why the arts are an important part of education and our society.


Eastwood Band Connects with '78 Band Alumni at Disney

On the Eastwood Band's recent trip to Florida, we were honored to meet Eastwood Alumni Mark Huffman ‘78. Mark is a Show Director for Disney Event Group. Mark works in the same building where the band had their concert band workshop. He spoke to the band with inspiration about his humble upbringing on Huffman's on the Hill, how he played in the Eastwood Band, and the things he learned from what seemed at the time to be meaningless experiences. Mark was then kind enough to take Mr. Myers and Mr. Procyk on a tour of the entire Disney Event Group facility. What he does, and oversees is truly amazing. His creative productions know few limits. He has many departments at his fingertips to make the magic happen. One of his talents is setting anything to music (like fireworks). This comes from his background as a choreographer. Mark is so talented and respected, he was sought out by Disney. This bonus to the trip was a real highlight and inspiration for our students. Mark showed our students you really can do anything if you are willing to work hard.



Eastwood HS Band Advances to State

The Eastwood High School Concert Band qualified for state when they attained a superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association District Large Group Adjudicated Event on March 6 at Sylvania Southview HS.

 

The superior rating of a I is earned for "an outstanding performance, with very few technical errors and exemplifying musical expression. The rating is reserved for the truly outstanding performance," according to the OMEA rating description.


 
At districts, the band performed three prepared pieces. One of the pieces was required to be from an OMEA list of music. This piece determines the band's class. This year the band is competing in class C.


After performing three prepared pieces for three judges who rate the group from I to V, the band goes immediately to another room for sight reading. The band is given a new piece of music. After only six minutes of study, they perform the new piece for one additional judge, who assigns them a rating from I to V. The four scores are averaged for a composite rating. Eastwood earned two I's and one II for their prepared pieces and a I in sight reading, for an average rating of I.

 

The Eastwood High School Concert Band will travel to the Northwest Ohio site for state OMEA competition at Findlay High School on May 2. The band will perform at 6:45 in the gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public.




Thanks to Mr. Howard and his AA for leading the Tri-M Music Honor Society Change War! The project raised almost $50 for the OMEA District 1 Honors Festival.
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The following students performed a concert of solo & ensemble music for Otterbein-Portage Valley residents March 1: Kellie Dennis, Regina Reidling, Grace Vaughn, Lydia Tressel and Mr. Myers.
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Pictures from the Pemberville Lighted Christmas Parade
Members of the Eastwood High School marching band are seen in the first Annual Lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Pemberville.


Lydia Tressel 2nd in BGSU Double Reed Day Competition
Eastwood Junior Oboist Lydia Tressel competed in the 2014 BGSU Double Reed Day Competition; a first for any Eastwood student. She was selected as a finalist after submitting a recording. Her live performance January 25 on an OMEA class A solo earned Lydai 2nd place and $50 in the high school student division. Lydia is a student of Kathy Schulak.


Schermerhorn and Withrow in OSU MS Honors Band
Eastwood 8th grader JaeEun Schermerhorn and 7th grader Amanda Withrow have been selected for the The Ohio State University Middle School Honor Band Festival. This is JaeEun's second year in this honors ensemble. They will perform under the direction of OSU directors Scott Jones and Russel Mikkelson Saturday, February 15 at 4pm in Mershon Auditorium. Established in 2012, the Ohio State Middle School Honor Band Festival annually provides the opportunity for outstanding musicians in seventh and eighth grades to be nominated by their band directors for involvement in the one-day event. Students who are selected take part in one of four 90-piece concert bands - two 7th Grade Honor Bands and two 8th Grade Honor Bands. Each honor band rehearses and performs with the festival guest composer as well as their dedicated conductor.

       White, Russell and Stevenson-Powell in
OMEA District 1 Honors Band
Eastwood Junior Matt White has been selected for the 2014 Ohio Music Education Association Distirct 1 High School Honors Band. Eastwood 7th grade students Keith Russell and Aidan Stevenson-Powell have been selected for the 2014 Ohio Music Education Association District 1 Middle School Honors Band. Students were selected by audition from hundreds of applicants from 6 Northwest Ohio counties. After 2 days of rehearsal, they will perform a final concert Sunday, February 16. The middle school will perform at 2pm and the HS at 7pm. Performances are free to the public.


Tri-M Chapter visits Bethlehem Lutheran Pre-School
Eastwood Tri-M Chapter #5854 visited Bethlehem Lutheran Pre-School November 26, 2013. The HS students did demonstrations on their instruments, played the Eastwood Fight Song, sang songs with the pre-schoolers, and made egg shakers the pre-schoolers were able to take home.

    
    
    


Three EHS Band Students chosen for OMEA Orchestra
Eastwood HS Band members Katelyn Lang, Rebecca Lang and Veronica Sholey were selected by audition for the 2014 Ohio Music Education Association Northwest Region Honors Orchestra. The orchestra members are selected from students in 22 NW Ohio counties. The honors orchestra performed Sunday, November 17 at 3pm at the Perrysburg HS Auditorium.


        HS Band hears Dodworth Saxhorn Band guest speaker
On October 15, the Eastwood High School Band heard guest speaker Mike Deren from the Dodworth Saxhorn Band of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Dodworth Saxhorn Band is a recreation of a community brass band of the mid-1800's. During this era, there were hundreds of community bands across America. Music written for these bands was a reflection of the social customs, political climate, and patriotic pride in the developing nation. All the brass and percussion instruments used by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band are antique instruments from the 19th Century. Most of the instruments were made between 1860 and 1880. The Dodworth Band performed for  Ken Burns' popular Baseball series that aired on Public Television. They also will be featured on Burns' new series, The Roosevelts. The band students learned about the instruments, bands and life of the late 1800s. The Dodworth Saxhorn Band performed at the Pemberville Opera House November 2. Thanks to Carol Bailey, Pemberville Opera House Manager and the Pemberville Historical Society for bringing this educational lecture to Eastwood.
  
Presenter Mike Deren plays a bugle call.                                                Patrick Jennings and David Haas play trumpets from the late 1800s.    Lydia Tressel experiments with a Bb tenor saxhorn.








Directors
Brian Myers
bmyers@eastwoodschools.org
419-833-3611 x1220

Jonathan Roode
jroode@eastwoodschools.org
419-833-6011 x1335

Jennifer Conklin
jconklin@eastwoodschools.org
419-833-6011 x1336