Awards and Honors

Lancaster Bands – Awards and Honors
Please note that this is a work in progress, being compiled from many incomplete records. If you have any additions or corrections, please e-mail Mr. Factor.


BAND OF GOLD

  • OMEA State Finals Qualifier
    • 1981-2016 (36 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

TOP CONCERT 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, 2016
  • OMEA State Finals – Superior Rating
    • 1959, 1980-1983, 1993, 1994, 2016
  • OMEA State Conference Performance
    • 1997
  • 38th Annual Bowling Green New Music Reading Clinic Performance
    • 1996

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

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

THIRD CONCERT BAND / FRESHMAN BAND
Freshman Band was located at Stanbery Freshman School until the school’s closing in 2006. From 2011-2015 a third concert band at Lancaster High School was formed being known as Concert Band.  In the fall of 2015, Freshman Band was brought back to take the place of Concert Band.

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

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 for Concert Band

  • “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)

Commissioned Works for Percussion Ensemble

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

 

 

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