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Students To Participate in OMEA Honor Orchestras & Bands

Sycamore Orchestra  
Once again, Sycamore Community Schools has distinguished itself through participation in Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Honor Orchestras and Bands.

Five Sycamore High School Orchestra Members earned placement based on auditions in the OMEA Southwest Regional Orchestra. The Southwest Regional Orchestra Event took place on November 20 at Princeton High School and was open to students from 13 local counties.

Seven Sycamore Junior High Orchestra members will be participating in the OMEA District 13 Junior High Honor Orchestra at Winton Woods High School on January 16. The event is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to the following Sycamore Orchestra Students!

Junior High Honor Orchestra Participants:
  • Govind Nadathur, violin
  • Nicole Lim, violin
  • Alex Ma, violin
  • Arun Kamath, violin
  • Kevin Kim, viola
  • Adam Rohrer, viola
  • Adi Bhargava, cello

High School Southwest Regional Orchestra Participants:
  • Victor Lim, violin
  • Natasha Wang, violin
  • Jun Nishikawa, cello
  • Sophie Burge, cello
  • Peter McCutcheon, bass
Sycamore will also be well represented in the OMEA District 14 Junior High and High School Honor Bands this year. Sixteen members of the Sycamore 7th and 8th Grade Bands and 18 members of the Sycamore High School Bands will participate in our local OMEA Honor Bands this coming January. Sycamore band

Students earned their placements in these groups by auditions which took place in November at Princeton High School. A special congratulations goes to Brendan Flanagan, Adrian Oliver, and Kevin Sheetz for earning the distinction of being “First Chair” in the High School Symphonic Band. This means they earned the highest score for their section on their audition.

The Honor Bands will perform on January 8 at Princeton High School. There will be 2 bands performing at each concert. High School Concert and Symphonic Honor Band performances begin at 3:00 p.m. and 7th Grade and 8th Grade Honor Bands performances begin at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children/students/seniors.

Congratulations to the following Sycamore Band Students!
Junior High Honor Band Participants:
  • Madison Boni, percussion
  • Karissa Collins, flute
  • Sasha Gordeyeva, clarinet
  • Kyle Heppler, tuba
  • Jake Isakson, clarinet
  • Josiah Jobe, percussion
  • Susie Kim, clarinet
  • Kylee Koosman, horn
  • Sophia Lipker, alto saxophone
  • Will McLeod, clarinet
  • Ian Minton, trombone
  • Norah Pack, flute
  • Matt Silverstein, bassoon
  • Krishna Suresh, bassoon
  • Rishi Verma, percussion
  • Samantha Youngquist, euphonium

High School Honor Band Participants:
   Concert Band Participants
  • Nishanth Chidambaram, percussion
  • Ellie Ekstedt, trumpet
  • Daniel Halstead, horn
  • Charles Harte, trombone
  • Nir Kadosh, horn
  • Hannah Lee, clarinet
  • Sammy Risma, horn
  • Nicholas Sheehan, alto saxophone
  • Julia You, oboe
   Symphonic Band Participants
  • Brendan Flanagan, tuba
  • Adrian Oliver, bassoon
  • Aria Oliver, horn
  • Diego Palacios, horn
  • Danielle Pratt, flute
  • Zachary Sheehan, alto saxophone
  • Kevin Sheetz, baritone saxophone
  • Kevin Skiba, trumpet
  • Michael Xiang, clarinet

You can see our excellent Band and Orchestra students perform for free this holiday season. Click here for a list of concert events in December and January.