OMEA Adjudication – March 13 & 14

Band Families – Please note the following, which will give you a little more information about the OMEA Adjudication coming up next month!

WHAT: OMEA Large-Group Adjudicated Event (LGAE)

WHEN: March 13th or 14th (TBA)

  • Each band will perform on either March 13th or March 14th.  Unfortunately, the schedule is not released until two weeks prior to the event.  This is why both dates are published early, in the summer calendar, and we respectfully ask all band families to keep both dates open.
  • A detailed itinerary for each band will be released as the schedule is received!

WHERE: Elyria High School (busing from BBHHS)

WHY: The LGAE is provided by the Ohio Music Educators Association, as a tool to encourage musical growth through ensemble performance.  Each band performs for a panel of three adjudicators, as well as a sight-reading judge, receiving valuable feedback and a cumulative rating.  The adjudicators are experienced musicians and educators, and their feedback (while subjective) provides a valuable “snapshot” of the strengths and weakness of our bands, allowing us to focus on areas that will enrich future musical endeavors.  Through the work of preparing for this event, students advance in their instrumental skills, becoming better individual players and ensemble members!  Students also experience the sense of accomplishment that comes from investing in a performing art, working together as a team, and pursuing excellence.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: This event is mandatory, because an ensemble only functions effectively when all members are present. All team members are dependent on one another, and each student contributes an essential “piece” to the ensemble sound!