Awards and Honors

SYMPHONIC BAND

The top concert band at Lancaster High School, Symphonic Band, was known as Wind Ensemble from 2011-2016.

  • OMEA District Adjudicated Event – Superior Rating
    • 1959-1961, 1980-1987, 1989-1991, 1993-1999, 2001, 2003-2005, 2009, 2012, 2015-2017
  • OMEA State Finals – Superior Rating
    • 1959, 1980-1983, 1993, 1994, 2016, 2017
  • OMEA State Conference Performance
    • 1997
  • 38th Annual Bowling Green New Music Reading Clinic Performance
    • 1996

The second concert band was known as Symphonic Band from 2011-2015 and as Concert Band previously.

  • OMEA District Adjudicated Event – Superior Rating
    • 2011, 2015
  • OMEA State Finals – Superior Rating
    • 2015

COMMISSIONED WORKS

  • “Repercussions” by Robert W. Smith (2007)
  • “Make a Joyful Noise” by James Swearingen (2004)
  • “Silver Ribbon Chanteys” by James Curnow (2001)
  • “Nightdream” by Timothy Mahr (1998)

FRESHMAN BAND

  • OMEA District Adjudicated Event – Superior Rating
    • 1980, 1982, 2016

THE BAND OF GOLD

  • OMEA State Finals Qualifier
    • 1981-2017 (37 consecutive years)
  • OMEA State Finals – Superior Rating
    • 1983-1992, 1994-2001, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015-2016 (24 times)
  • Grand Champion Awards
    • 2007 Harrison Invitational
    • 2002 Shawnee Showcase
    • 2000 Anderson Invitational
    • 1999 Lockland Invitational
    • 1999 Tecumseh Showcase
    • 1998 Talawanda Marching Braves Invitational
    • 1998 Anderson Invitational
    • 1997 Norton “Art in Motion”
    • 1997 Tecumseh Showcase
    • 1996 Stebbins Invitational
    • 1995 Amelia “Rhythm in Blue”
    • 1995 Tecumseh Showcase
    • 1993 Marietta Band-O-Rama
    • 1993 Lockland Invitational
    • 1992 Westland Open
  • Walt Disney World Parade Performances
    • 1985, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015
  • National Independence Day Parade – Washington, D.C.
    • July 2014
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York, New York
    • November 1978
  • Browns-Bengals Game Halftime Performance
    • December 5, 1971
  • Orange Bowl Performance – Miami, Florida
    • January 1968

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Lancaster High School Chamber Ensembles have received hundreds of Superior and Excellent ratings over the years at OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest.


PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

  • OMEA State Conference Performances
    • 1981, 1984, 1987, 1992, 1996, 2005, 2008, 2013
  • Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic Performances – Chicago, Illinois
    • 1985, 1990, 1999
  • Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Regional Conference Performance
    • 5 times
  • National Conference of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Performance
  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Performances
    • 1993 and 2001
  • National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Performances
    • 1997, 1999, 2004, 2014
  • Kiwanis International Convention Performance
    • 1996
  • Piccolo Spoleto Festival Performances – Charleston, South Carolina
    • 2007, 2009, 2016
  • Rotary International Convention Performance – New Orleans, Louisiana
    • 2011
  • Lancaster Festival Performances
    • 1996 through 2015
  • Celebration of V-E Day 50th Anniversary – Orenburg, Russia
    • May 1995

COMMISSIONED WORKS

  • “Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra” by David R. Gillingham (2003)
  • “Concerto for Percussion Ensemble” by David R. Gillingham (1996)

 

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