The 2010 Celina HS Marching Band

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thanks For A Great Year!

As we wind up the 2010-11 school year, I just wanted to say one more quick "thank you" to everyone for making this a great year.  We had some impressive achievements (being rated "Superior" at both regional and state Concert Band Contests, having the Marching Band selected to perform at Ohio State), some first time events (the commissioning and premiere of new work for concert band, "Exuberance" with the composer conducting, and a professionally recorded CD about to be released), and some traditional fun (combined performances with Elida, and the Middle School Bands).

Next year promises to be just as exciting - our numbers will again be increasing, and I expect that we will have another successful year.  Enjoy your summer, and I'll see you at the first rehearsal on July 7th!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Concert Band Superior at State!

On Saturday April 30, the Celina High School Concert Band earned a rating of "Superior" in class B at the Ohio Music Education Association State Concert Band and Choir Event, held at Findlay High School.  Congratulations to all on this outstanding achievement!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

CHS Concert Band Again Rated Superior!

On Friday evening March 11, the Celina High School Concert Band earned a rating of "Superior" (the highest rating) at the Ohio Music Education Association District Large Group Adjudicated Event, held at Van Wert High School. This rating is compiled from the evaluations of four judges who assess the ensembles in all aspects of musical performance, including tone quality, intonation, balance and blend, rhythmic and note accuracy, technique, style, musical expression and sight reading. This "Superior" rating qualifies the band for state-level competition on April 30 at Findlay High School.

We are proud of the fact that our students have earned this rating consistently for many years.

Monday, February 21, 2011

OMEA Large Group Contest Itinerary

OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event – March 11, 2011


7:00 pm  Attendance, Get Dressed

7:30 Depart CHS

8:00 Arrive Van Wert HS, unload

8:45 Move to Warm up

8:50 Warm up

9:30 Performance

10:30 Load

10:45 Depart

11:15 Arrive CHS

Friday, February 18, 2011

Important Dates - Spring 2011

Some updates on important dates coming up:

Monday 2/21:  Sectionals, 6-8 pm

Tuesday 3/1:  Contest Preview Concert, 7 pm CHS Gym

Friday 3/11:  OMEA Large Group Contest, Van Wert HS. TENTATIVE Performance time is 9:30 pm (Students should plan on being involved with this all evening.  As soon as our time is confirmed, I will send out an itinerary.)

For your planning:  Band Camp is scheduled for July 24 - 29 at the University of Rio Grande.

Additional info with Summer dates and important info for next year will be coming soon.