Some of Ohio’s most talented high school musicians attend Lakota West High School.
Sixteen students were selected for either the Ohio All-State Band or All-State Orchestra from among 1,500 musicians who auditioned last spring.
Selection was made by a group from the Ohio Music Education Association. Both the orchestra and band will perform at the OMEA annual convention that will be held Feb. 5-8 in Columbus.
Students selected for the Ohio All-State Band are:
- Alyssa Frederick, flute
- Josh Costello and Beka Null, clarinet
- Jenna Eagle, bass clarinet
- Emily Aaron and Amber Simmons, bassoon
- Melanie Rampton, Grant Bayer and Charley Gately, trumpet
- Evelyn Proffitt, trombone
- Colin Ream, tuba
- Ben Van Ardsdale, percussion
Those selected to the Ohio All-State Orchestra were:
- Alec Drach, bassoon
- Luke Hamilton and Caleb Hille, trumpet
- Kate Eaton, French horn