The Official Home Page of the Eastwood Band Program
While seating is limited to families, you can view the March 1st 8th Grade (7:30), HS Jazz and Concert Bands (8:15) performances can be viewed on the live stream found at https://tinyurl.com/1jg2jgkp. This is the YouTube channel where the live steam link will be posted starting at 6:45.
2020-21 Band Calendar
Click here for the updated 2020-21 District Band Calendar. The Google Calendar is always available on this web page in the left menu bar. Add this calendar to your Google Calendar to follow all band events.
2020-21 6th Grade Band Information!
Rising 6th Grade Parents,
The purpose of this email is for scheduling, instrument fitting, and general information for the 6th Grade Band for the 20-21 school year. Normally this information would have been communicated to you during the 4th Quarter, however, due to the distance learning, the band department has had to adjust our timeline of events throughout the summer months.
First, if you are interested in playing in band, you must be scheduled for the course. Please check with Mrs. Rutherford to make sure you are scheduled for the right course. If you are NOT scheduled for band (i.e. taking Choir or Music Tech instead) you do not need to reply to this email or read any further. The following information does not pertain to those courses.
Instrument fittings are a chance for your child to try out the various instruments for 6th grade band. These include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone (sometimes), and percussion. It also gives Mr. Myers and myself a chance to guide them towards an instrument on which they will experience the greatest amount of success. Normally, instrument fittings are done during the 5th grade general music times during the school day, so unfortunately, we were unable to do them this spring.
Our tentative plan is to have an instrument fitting at Eastwood Middle School on Thursday, August 6th. Of course, this is subject to change per governor updates and as Covid-19 continues to shape our schedule.
If your child is undecided on which instrument to select, that's alright. We have a linked website that has wonderful videos on the different instruments. Take a look over this website and see if that can help them decide. It also has some instrument matching tools that can be helpful as well. Remember, we'll also have an in-person fitting in August, and at those, students typically settle in on their instrument choice.
In most cases, parents rent an instrument through Rettig Music for their middle school years. Rettig offers a wonderful rent-to-own program and is an established music retailer throughout Ohio. Of course, this is not required; oftentimes parents may have an instrument (either their own or a relatives) that their child will use. We recommend having the instrument looked over by Rettig to make sure it is in good working order, especially if it's been sitting in its case for an extended period of time. Finally, if you decide to purchase an instrument on your own, please consult with Mr. Myers or Mr. Roode before doing so. You may be tempted to get the $100 instrument from Amazon or eBay, but don't! Poor quality instruments are the biggest cause of frustration for young musicians.
If you choose to rent an instrument through Rettig or have them look at an owned instrument, a representative will be at the instrument fitting on August 6th.
If there are concerns of the financial impact of renting or purchasing an instrument, please look at the Be Instrumental Foundation in Toledo. They are a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities, mentoring, and financial resources to young musicians. Their website is linked below.
Student/Parent Contact Form
Finally, please take a minute to fill out the following Google Form. The first part is for students to fill in their instrument selection, and the second is parent contact information. If your child hasn't decided on an instrument yet, that's fine. None of this is cast in stone, and things can and will change in August. This just helps us now for scheduling through the summer months. The parent contact information is so we can reach you easier with news or other items over the summer and during the school year.
I'm looking forward to working with your child next school year! Learning an instrument was a life-changing event for me, and to pass that on to our students is a remarkable blessing. I know this email was a long one, and I appreciate you getting to the end with me! If you have any questions, please contact me at my school number (419-833-3611 x1221) or by email at email@example.com.
Jonathan P. Roode
Assistant Director of Bands
Eastwood Local Schools
CONGRATULATIONS to our end-of-year award winners!
6th Grade Outstanding Band Members
Flutes - Jenica Rollheiser
Reeds - Savanah Stephens
Brass - Tyler Bengry
Percussion - Austin Miller
High School Awards
Outstanding Freshman - Mary Musteric
Outstanding Sophomore - Kalee Moore
Outstanding Junior- Connor Oberhosue
Outstanding Senior - Lucas Pease
Service Award - Erin Freeman
Squad of the Season Award - Tenors: Kaleb Dlugoleski & Devin Good
Golden Baton Award - Euphoniums: Zach Sechkar & Jonathan Nassaux
National Marching Band Award - Luke Coffman
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award - Sam Musteric
John Philip Sousa Award - Dylan Brogan
2020 OMEA HS Solo & Ensemble
Congratulations to the Eastwood Band events that performed Saturday, February 8 at Sylvania Northview HS and earned Superior I and Excellent II ratings. Two events participated Festival Class (comments only).
8th Grade & HS Bands Concert
Little Caesar's Pizza Sale
The pick up date is March 3 from 7-8pm at the Eastwood HS cafeteria.
MS Parents: Please continue to initial your son or daughter's practice times daily. Students should ideally practice at least 5 days per week for the required times listed on the back of the Practice Journal. Times have increased slightly for the 3rd nine weeks. Practicing is a significant part of the band homework grade. It is important to establish good practice habits in MS that will carry over to HS, and advance playing skills.
There are important practice tools for all band members to use for personal improvement. Tuners and metronomes can be found for free online, as apps, or you may have an electronic device (HS winds have a school provided Korg TM-50/60). For Android apps, try Metronome Beats and Sound-corset tuner (both free).
The 6th & 7th Grade Tradition of Excellence (TOE) method book comes with a free 1 year subscription to the Individual Practice System (IPS). This computer program or app contains playing examples, accompaniments, and much, much more! This is a very valuable practice tool. Directions for installing the IPS can be found on the inside back cover of the TOE method book (Note: It cannot be downloaded to the 6th Grade ChromeBooks. Please use another device.)
UP TO 4 prizes may be drawn.
250 tickets sold = $1,000 prize
500 tickets sold = $2,000 prize, plus first prize
750 tickets sold = $3,000 prize, plus first two prizes
1000 tickets sold = $4,000 prize, plus first three prizes
ONE GRAND PRIZE PER INDIVIDUAL ONLY
One $20 donation per ticket.
Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.
September 13, 2019 - October 29, 2019
Drawing will be October 29, 2019 at the Eastwood Band pops concert.
Winners need not be present to win.
Win some cash. Support the Band.
Eastwood Jazz Festival
Join us for an evening of jazz and a delicious dinner.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
5:15 pm: Doors open
6:00 pm: Dinner served
Performances by the Toledo Jazz Orchestra Combo and Eastwood, Otsego, Oak Harbor and South Central High School Jazz Bands.
Tickets available online at http://tinyurl.com/eastwoodjazz
Dinner and Entertainment: $40
Entertainment Only: $20
Table of Eight with preferred seating: $350
Beef Marsala with rice
Champagne Shallot Chicken with rice
Penne Provencal (vegetarian option)
All meals served with California vegetable medley, salad, appetizer and dessert.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/541480086375196/
State Large Group Band
The Eastwood High School Concert Band will perform for OMEA State Large Group Adjudicated Event on Friday, April 26 at 9pm at Findlay High School. The Band qualified for State by earning straight I Superior ratings at the District level on March 8. The event is free and open to the public. A letter with detailed information was emailed to HS parents and students on April 17.
OMEA MS Solo & Ensemble Results
Congratulations to the following Eastwood Band students who performed at Junior High Solo & Ensemble on Saturday, April 13 at Defiance High School.
Earning a Superior I Rating for a solo
Earning a Superior I Rating for an ensemble
Mary Musteric & Brenna Payne
Maggie Ramsey & Haley Sponaugle
Earning an Excellent II Rating on a solo
Earning an Excellent II Rating on an ensemble
Sophia D’Amore & James Russell
Maggie Ramsey, Zoe Ramsey & Haley Sponaugle
Eli Good & Curtis Nutter
Drive 4UR School Success
Thanks to all our test drivers! We were able to exceed our goal of $500 to earn $880 for the Eastwood Band Boosters! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Attention All 5th Graders!
We are currently wrapping up the recruiting process for next year's 6th grade band. There will be an informational meeting for parents of students joining band next year on May 1st at 7:30pm in the Middle School cafeteria.
We Need Your Drums
We are trying some new logistics with our 6th grade percussion. If you have a working concert snare drum you would like to donate, please contact Mr. Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagles Crafty Crew Crop
All crafters are welcome on May 19th to Eastwood HS from 9am-6pm. The $35 fee includes lunch, snacks, free make and take, an 8-ft. table and a raffle ticket. Complete the attached registration form and return to Scarlet D'Amore (Close to My Heart Consultant) by May 11. HS student volunteers will be need to help carry materials for patrons in the morning and at the end of the day.
April 26 OMEA NW Region State HS Large Group, Findlay HS, TBA
April 29 Eastwood Band Boosters, HS Library, 7:30pm
May 4 Eastwood Jazz Festival, 6pm
May 7 6th-12th Grade Bands Concert, EHS Gym, 7:30pm
May 19 Eagles Crafty Crew Crop, EHS Cafeteria, 9am-6pm
Little Caesars Pizza Sale
Our annual pizza sale was a success! Thanks to all the sellers!
OMEA HS Solo & Ensemble Results
The Ohio Music Education Association District 1 High School Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event was held Saturday, January 26 at Perrysburg HS. There were 31 bandevents that performed.
Superior I Rating
Melinda Barman, Class A Alto Saxophone Solo
Josh Egnatuk, Class B Alto Saxophone Solo
Logan Farnsworth, Class A Bassoon Solo
Shaunna Jubenville, Class B Clarinet Solo
Kalee Moore, Class B Alto Saxophone Solo
Connor Oberhouse, Class A Tuba Solo
Lucas Pease, Class B Trumpet Solo
Zach Sechkar, Class B Euphonium Solo
Jessica Stewart, Class A Trumpet Solo
Emily Bolton, Shaunna Jubenville & Amanda Withrow, Class A Woodwind Trio
Excellent II Rating
Sydney Ameling, Class C Oboe Solo
Elizabeth Arntson, Class B Flute Solo
Dylan Brogan, Class B Alto Saxophone Solo
Luke Coffman, Class A French Horn Solo
Kaitlyn Cully, Class C French Horn Solo
Jacob D’Amore, Class A Alto Saxophone Solo
Jacob D’Amore, Class A Soprano Saxophone Solo
Ashton Hill, Class B French Horn Solo
Cordelia Howard, Class B Clarinet Solo
Cordelia Howard, Class C Piano Solo
Holden Ruck, Class B Trumpet Solo
Hannah Shaffer, Class C Tenor Saxophone Solo
Aidan Stevenson-Powell, Class A Euphonium Solo
Faith Vermilyea, Class B Alto Saxophone Solo
Molly Caris, Cole Good, Lucas Pease & Holden Ruck, Class C Trumpet Quartet
Elizabeth Arntson, Emily Bolton & Reagan Schuerman, Class A Flute Trio
Good III Rating
Ashton Hill, Class B Trumpet Solo
Hannah Shaffer, Class B Tenor Saxophone Solo
Lilly Schuerman, Class B Alto Saxophone Solo
Josh Egnatuk, Luke Coffman & Hannah Friend, Class C Clarinet Trio
Sydney Ameling, Emilia D’Amore & Jenna Moore, Class B Saxophone Trio
Reagan Schuerman, Class A Flute Solo
Pep Band Schedule Change
In lieu of the cancelled games on Jan. 19, Pep Band will play on Fri., Feb. 22 at the boy's game. Report to the band room at 6:30.
OMEA MS Solo & Ensemble
Seventh and eighth graders who signed up for MS Solo & Ensemble have received music. This event is April 13 at Defiance. There will be a school bus going if transportation is needed. Students will work with the band directors before and after school over the next few months to perfect their performances. Besides private lessons, this is one of the best ways to increase musicianship.
New Eastwood Band Trailer Funds Being Collected
Our band van is on its last legs and the Band Boosters will be replacing it with a large trailer. Donations $500 and over will have the name/company name on the trailer. If you know individuals or companies interested in donating toward a new trailer, email Don Withrow at email@example.com.
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Congratulations to Luke Coffman, Jacob D’Amore and Connor Oberhouse for being accepted to the Capital University Honor Band. They will hear several ensembles, rehearse and perform at Capital from November 16-17.
Congratulations to Logan Farnsworth and Cordelia Howard for being accepted to the OMEA Northwest Region Honor Orchestra. They will perform a free concert at Findlay HS on Sunday, November 20 at 3pm.
Congratulations to Jacob D'Amore for being accepted to The Ohio State University Honor Band. He will spend January 18-20, 2019 in Columbus listening to ensembles and rehearsing with other talented high school musicians. Connor will perform Sunday, January 20 at 1:30pm in Weigel Auditorium.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Arntson, Logan Farnsworth and Aidan Stevenson-Powell for being accepted to the Kent State University All-Start Band held January 18-19, 2019.
Congratulations to Ian Sander (demit) and Sammy Strauss for being accepted to The Ohio State University Middle School Honor Band Festival held February 17, 2019.
Congratulations to Dylan Brogan for being accepted to Cedarville University Music Festival held February 14-16, 2019.
Congratulations to Shaunna Jubenville (demit) for being accepted to the OMEA District 1 HS Honor Band.
Congratulations to Haley Sponaugle for being accepted to the OMEA District 1 MS Honor Band held February 17, 2019.
Withrow Accepted to OMEA All-State Orchestra
The Eastwood High School Band is pleased to announce the acceptance of Senior oboist Amanda Withrow to the 2019 Ohio Music Education Association All-State Orchestra. Amanda served as principal oboist of the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra 2016-2017, principal oboe of the The Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony 2017-2018, and currently is a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Amanda began studying oboe with Mr. Howard Williams, retired Woodmore High School Director of Bands. She is currently a student of Dr. Nermis Mieses, Assistant Professor of Oboe at Bowling Green State University, where she plans to major in oboe performance next fall. As a member of the OMEA All-State Orchestra, Amanda will rehearse and perform with the top high school orchestra students in Ohio from January 30 through February 1 at the OMEA Professional Conference in Cleveland.
Eastwood HS Band Room Remodeling
Many students, parents, band alumni, community members, and Eastwood employees played a part in remodeling the HS Band Room this summer. The project began with the purchase of Wenger instrument storage lockers from an auction at Liberty Center Schools. Superintendent Brent Welker gave the green light to the project, and approved funds. Then Assistant Band Director Karen Walters and family first scouted the auction, and helped secure replacement parts. Band parents, students, band alumni and HS Head Custodian Jeff Dierker brought the cabinets back to Eastwood in the spring on a semi trailer provided and driven by the Hirzel Family (Joe Jr., Joey & Sam)/Hirzel Canning, Pemberville.
The summer began with HS band students removing the contents of the band room, offices, uniform room, library and practice rooms. All of our stuff filled the entire auditorium stage! Under the instruction, scheduling and procurement of Building & Grounds Supervisor Phil Donaldson, a crew of Mitch Volschow, Ryder Boice, Andy Henson, Kris Nuhfer, and Brian Burrell painted the band room suite, moved storage lockers from Pemberville bus garage; built bases; installed storage lockers; and installed baseboard trim. A large group of HS Band students and parents cleaned the interior of the all the lockers. HS band students, spearheaded by Hannah Friend, repaired broken latches, and assigned locker numbers.
The percussion storage cabinet in the back of the room was demolished, and the floors stripped and waxed by the HS custodial summer crew of Jeff Dierker, Zach Brown, Scott Zellin, Wendy Thornton, Kendra Haag, Zach Pease, Hannah Sponaugle and Morgan Rost. A new storage cabinet spanning the entire length of the back wall was designed by band parent Dan D'Amore. The cabinet has 3 sliding doors that provide easy access and double the storage space. The Bowling Green Home Depot donated some materials for this project. Helping build the new cabinet were Nathan Howard, Joel Yeasting, Alun Deniston, Brian Myers, and Dan D'Amore. The entire D'Amore Family returned several times to put finishing touches on the cabinets, including staining it black. The Building and Grounds crew installed carpet on the top of the cabinet. The top shelf is used for easy marching percussion storage and large instruments, while underneath houses percussion instruments, including 6th grade percussion bell/snare kits. The additional storage frees up enough space in the percussion room for it to be used as a small practice room.
In the technology department, the Smart Board project was completed by Matt Routson, Director of Technology. This includes a designated lap top computer. The sound for the Smart Board is run through the band's large powered speakers for a quality listening experience.
The HS band room currently serves half of 6th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, HS Jazz Band, and HS Marching & Concert bands. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH THIS MUCH NEEDED PROJECT! The room looks outstanding, and will be a source of pride for band students for years to come. Please feel free to stop in and take a look.
Performances of the Eagle Marching Band will be posted on our YouTube Channel. Thanks to Eastwood Band Alumni Jacob Booms '18 for uploading many past performances.
Travel Note Opportunity
Frobose IGA will allow band students to sell certificates on Saturday mornings in the store. Please contact Michele Marchal at 419-287-3263. Certificates can be obtained from Cindy Musteric at 419-494-9907. This is a great opportunity to make some easy money for the 2020 Band Trip, Band Camp or summer leadership trip.
A Letter from Disney's David Jones
May 15, 2018
Please extend my congratulations to the members of the Eastwood High School Band for their straight superior ratings at the OMEA event! Wow! I went to the band's website and noted the entry there, as well. I caught a few of the pictures and, though the last week of March was a busy week for me with workshops, I do remember teaching the band.
In the past few years of teaching the Disney Performing Arts workshops a thought has been becoming more prominent in my mind, that being that it is my privilege to work with the bands who participate in our program. It is a blessing for me to have had the opportunity to stand in front of your school’s band.
The process of education is a two-way street, the ‘teacher’ learning as much as the ‘students’ and perhaps even more than they within that same moment. With the variety and volume of students whom I have had the honor of directing in the workshops, my education, as such, has been one of the great experiences of my life, as good as, if not better in many ways, than the professional playing that I’ve done.
Over the time span of a professional career in music performance gigs will come and go, financial reward will come and go, even success and fame, with their prominence as societal phenomena, will come and go. However, the experience of directing a group such as the Eastwood band happens rarely, if ever, in a lifetime.
So, then, ...the question presents itself: Which of the above is more valuable?
Thank you for allowing me that experience. And, thank you for the kind words. But, moreover, thank you, all of you with the Eastwood High School “Eagle” Band, for the opportunity and for the honor which I had in working with group.
David L. Jones
You can read about David Jones' professional career here.
Eastwood Band Earns Top Rating at OMEA State Large Group
The Eastwood High School Concert Band was the only Class C Band NW Ohio from a field of 13 to earn all Superior I ratings at the Ohio Music Education Association State Large Group Band Adjudicated Event held April 27-28 at Findlay HS. This marks the first time in 25 years that Eastwood has earned a I rating at the State Level. Eastwood qualified for State competition when they earned all Superior I ratings at the District level on March 9.
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 OMEA State Large Group, bands perform three prepared pieces. One of the pieces must be from an OMEA list of music which determines the band's class. A new piece must be selected from the list when advancing to the State level.
The three prepared pieces are performed for a panel of three judges. Each judge rates the group from I to V with I being the best. Then the band is moved to another room for sight reading. The band is given a new piece of music. After only 4 minutes of individual study and 4 minutes of director instructions, they perform the new piece. A fourth judge assigns 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 for the highest rating possible of a I. Eastwood was 1 of 3 bands from a field of 23 NW Ohio Bands of all classes to earn straight I ratings at State. The Band is directed by Brian Myers and Karen Walters.
Faith Vermilyea, Jacob D'Amore and Lilly Schuerman
The posting of the rating can be seen in this Tweet.
OMEA Middle School Solo & Ensemble Results
Congratulations to the following band students who performed April 14th at the OMEA District 1 Middle School Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event at Timberstone Middle School.
Receiving a I Superior Rating:
8th Grade Woodwind Quartet of Samantha Stewart, Sydney Ameling, Xander Ramsey and Logan Farnsworth
8th Grade Alto Saxophone Trio of Kalee Moore, Emilia D’Amore and Syndney Ameling
8th Grade Low Woodwind Duet of Logan Farnsworth and Xander Ramsey
Luke Dilworth, flute solo
Mary Musteric, flute solo
Curtis Nutter, trombone solo
Grace Dubois, alto saxophone solo
Samantha Stewart, flute solo
Sydney Ameling, oboe solo
Kalee Moore, alto saxophone solo
Devin Good, xylophone solo
Receiving an II Excellent Rating were:
7th & 8th Grade Brass Trio of Kaitlyn Cully, Michael Brann and Curtis Nutter
7th & 8th Grade Percussion Ensemble of Sami Sibberson, Bryce Kowproski-Kistner, Matt Hayes, Ian Sander & Jewell Shropshire
Adam Stolar, snare drum solo
Mikayla Cully, flute solo
Kaitlyn Cully, trumpet solo
Logan Farnsworth, bassoon solo
Receiving a III Good Rating were:
7th Grade Low Brass Trio of Michael Brann, Sam Gannett and Curtis Nutter
John Dilworth III, trumpet solo
Alto Saxophone Trio of Kalee Moore, Emilia D’Amore and Harley Ashby
High School Band Florida Trip
The Eastwood High School Band traveled to Orlando, Florida March 23-30, 2018. The band has been taking this trip every 4 years since 1986. In Disney's "You're Instrumental" Performing Arts Workshop, the concert band sight read, prepared and recorded a polished performance of special Disney music selections, including an pairing the band with the closing scene of Frozen. The workshop was lead by professional trumpet player David Lee Jones. The marching band performed Friend Like Me from Aladdin in the Magic Kingdom's Festival of Fantasy pre-parade for a park full of over 69,000 spectators. The band was able to visit four Disney parks, Typhoon Lagoon water park, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The band was accompanied by band boosters, family members and band alumni. Trip arrangements were made by Noteworthy Tours, Sandusky. The Eastwood Band is under the direction of Mr. Brian Myers.
Top Rated Eastwood Band Advances to State
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 9 at Sylvania Southview HS. The Band is directed by Brian Myers and Karen Walters.
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 six bands from a field of 16 class C bands to earn straight “I” ratings.
The Eastwood High School Concert Band will travel to Findlay for State OMEA competition April 27.
Christmas Ensemble Spreads Holiday Cheer
The Eastwood High School Christmas Ensemble brought smiles and warm holiday greetings through their musical performances at Salem Grace United Lutheran Church Live Nativity, Luckey; The Toledo Zoo's Light's Before Christmas; The Bowling Green Home Depot; The Pemberville Village Tree Lighting; and Eastwood MS and HS. This volunteer ensemble performs a myriad of holiday pieces from the Salvation Army's Caroler's Favorites.
Capital University Honor Band
Eastwood Band members Luke Coffman and JaeEun Schermerhorn performed as members of the Capital University Honor Band, November 17-19. This year's featured composer/conductor was Frank Ticheli.
BGSU Honor Band
Congratulations to HS Band members Melinda Barman, Aaron Fleming and JaeEun Schermerhorn for being accepted to the BGSU Honor Band, November 16-18.
Tri-M Induction Ceremony
Eastwood High School Tri-M Chapter #5458 held its Induction Ceremony Sunday, September 24 at the Pemberville Opera House. JaeEun Schermerhorn performed Rhapsody in g minor by Brahms. The following chapter officers were installed: Catherine Wasylyshyn, President; Maddie Booms, Vice Presdient; Jacob Booms, Secretary and James Wasylyshyn, Treasurer. There were 10 second year members, including the officers: Billy Barker, Talia Barker, Mary Cathers, Ashley Heskett, Tori Martin-Crosby and JaeEun Schermerhorn. Twenty 23 students were inducted as new members: Elizabeth Arntson, Mason Baum, Bailey Beard, Emily Bolton, Rachel Booth, Kaitlyn Bridge, David Deniston, Tabitha Escalante, Aaron Fleming, Sheldyn Geisbuhler, Cole Good, Shaunna Jubenville, Taylor Lasits-Brooks, Jakob Nutter, Erik Pease, Emily Pustay, Alissa Ray, Cortasha Richardson, Reagan Schuerman, Sydney Sobieralski, Aidan Stevenson-Powell, Faith Vermilyea and Amanda Withrow. The chapter adviser is Mr. Brian Myers, Director of Bands.
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.