Ensembles Impress in Competition

Music to Our Ears
Posted on 03/25/2019
Image of Musical ScoreCongratulations to our student musicians. Nine Akron Public Schools ensembles performed at the Ohio Music Educator's Association Large Group Contest. The nine ensembles include five bands, three choirs and one orchestra, marking the largest number of ensembles APS has sent to contest in recent history. Six ensembles received superior ratings for their performances. Bands and choirs that receive superior ratings are invited to perform in the State Large Group Contest in May.

The Large Group Contest consists of an adjudicated performance of three selections in varying styles and sight reading of a newly composed piece. The sight reading component allows students only four minutes to become familiar with the composition before performing in front of an adjudicator. Ensembles and their directors use the comments provided by the adjudicators to improve both as individual players and as an ensemble.

Ensembles include: 
  • East CLC Concert Band - Comments Only
  • Ellet High School Symphonic Band - Superior
  • Ellet High School Concert Band - Excellent
  • Firestone CLC Men's Ensemble - Superior
  • Firestone CLC Orchestra - Superior
  • Firestone CLC Symphonic Band - Superior
  • Firestone CLC Symphonic Choir - Superior
  • Firestone CLC Women's Ensemble - Superior
  • Firestone CLC Concert Band - Good
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