Boardman musicians prove their excellence
April 5, 2018


For over 44 years, seventh and eighth grade students of the Boardman Glenwood Middle School Bands and Orchestras have participated in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 5 Junior High School Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Events. This year, the event was held at Struthers High School on Saturday, March 24. Students prepare and then perform a solo or small ensemble for an OMEA Adjudicator and receive a rating and a written sheet of suggestions and evaluations. OMEA rates solos and ensembles as "I" Superior, "II" Excellent, "III" Good, "IV" Fair and "V" Poor. District 5 includes all of Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties. Middle school musicians from the tri-county area participated in vocal and instrumental solo and ensemble events. Boardman Glenwood and Boardman Center Music students received the following ratings:

Glenwood Middle Band soloists and ensembles earned 38 "I" superior ratings and 8 "II" excellent ratings. Glenwood band students receiving a "I" solo rating included: Ben Ams, Trumpet; Caleb Austin, Trumpet; Frank Bartolec, Snare Drum; Julia Basista, Flute; Lainey Beichner, Clarinet; Jake Beith, Trombone; Lauren Bero, Flute; Lanny Burton, Percussion; Lanny Burton, Snare Drum; John Cagnina, Percussion; Harris Campbell, Trumpet; Daniel Csernik, Flute; Anthony DeMain, Snare Drum; Morganne Evans, French Horn; Marshall Gollings, Alto Saxophone; Taylor Hurd, Snare Drum; Malcolm Leicht, Trombone; Madison Lester, Flute; Miranda Russell, Flute; Miranda Russell, Piccolo, Anna Shevock, Flute, Anna Shevock, Piccolo, Autumn Slaven, Flute; Ethan Slick, Alto Saxophone, Alayna Spencer, Clarinet, Jason Sweder, Trumpet; Abbey Tatar, Flute; Katherine Wamsley, Clarinet; Jacob Wolf, French Horn; Jacob Zenko, Trumpet.

Glenwood band ensembles receiving a "II" rating include: Eighth Grade Flute Trio, Little Red Monkey; Eighth Grade Trombone Quartet, Oh Dem Golden Slippers; Seventh Grade Flute Trio, Four Bells; Seventh Grade Flute Quartet, O Susanna; Seventh Grade Flute Trio, Little Red Monkey; Seventh Grade Flute Trio, Tutti Fluti; Seventh Grade Trumpet Trio, Emperor's Hymn; Seventh Grade Brass Trio, See the Conquering Hero.

Glenwood band students receiving a "II" rating include: Frank Bartolec, Percussion; Santino Testa, Trumpet; Matthew Vasko, Flute; Colin Ziak, Trombone.

Glenwood ensembles receiving a "II" rating include: Eighth Grade Trumpet Ensemble, Hail Poetry; Eighth Grade Trumpet Trio, Entree; Eighth Grade Trombone Trio, Good Night Ladies; Seventh Grade Trumpet Ensemble, Theme from Symphony No.9.

Glenwood Orchestra soloists and ensembles earned 50 "I" superior ratings and 17 "II" excellent ratings. Glenwood Orchestra soloists receiving a "I" rating include: Alyssa Alberti, Violin; Samantha Breen, Violin; Jonah Bukovac, Violin; Seth Cervello, Violin; Victoria Colovos, Violin; Josh Cubarrubia, Violin; Trey DePietro, Cello; Donavan DeRobbio, Bass; Carson Essad, Bass; Mia Gagliano, Violin; Thomas George, Violin; Taylor Greenaway, Violin; Thomas Hite, Cello; Sam Hoffman, Violin; Marrwa Kermagi, Violin; Eden Lesnansky, Cello; Lizzie McCrea, Viola; Megan Murphy, Cello; Nadia Rawhneh, Cello; Karlynn Riccitelli, Violin; Abigail Russo, Violin; Brynna Schobel, Viola; Joe Sferra, Violin; Lilly Snyder, Cello; Thomas Steele, Viola; Melinda Thompson, Viola; Alayna Turillo, Cello; Owen Waller, Violin; Ava Young, Cello.

Glenwood orchestra ensembles receiving a "I" rating included: Andrew Yocum/Austin Ward Duet, Anam Musawar/Bing Bing Yang Duet, Olivia Pickens/Abigail Russo Duet, Alec Sebrell/Alexander DePinto Duet, Ethan Blevins/Liam Bierlair Duet, Lilly Snyder/Megan Murphy Duet, Ava Young/Jaden Pusser Duet, Thomas Hite/Victoria Colovos Duet, Nadia Rawhneh/Alayna Turillo Duet, D.J. Rubesich/Spencer Fernholz Duet, Lilly Donatelli/Taylor Greenaway Duet, Snyder/Congemi/Congemi Trio, Theme No.1, Dravecky Quartet, Divertimento in D, Picino Quartet, Rondeau, Yocum Violin Quartet, Hunter's Chorus, Anzevino Quartet, Brandenburg Concerto No.5, Turillo Cello Quartet, Little Purcell Suite, Waller Quintet - Herald Quintet, Sullivan Quintet, Ode to Joy, Cubarrubia Quintet, Mazas Opus 38 No.2, Riccitelli Quartet, Table Music.

Glenwood Orchestra soloists receiving a "II" rating included: Vincent Dong, Viola; Ethan Dunlany, Viola; Abbey Eash, Viola; Bradi Flynn, Violin; Jacob Gibson, Viola; Luke Leonard, Violin; Alex Micco, Violin; Jaden Pusser, Bass; Kira Vasko, Violin; Zenin Walkowiec, Violin; Amanda Yocum, Violin; Justin Yocum, Violin.

Glenwood orchestra ensembles receiving a "II" rating include: Aiden Chunn/Dylan Zets Duet, Jordyn Fabian/Gabby Picino Duet, Liam Parker/Ireland Parker Duet, Anna Zheng/Samantha Breen Duet, Vasko Quintet, Mazas III.

The next regular concerts of the middle school orchestras for the Boardman community will be Wednesday, May 16, for grades five and six, and Thursday, May 17, for grades seven and eight at 7 p.m. in the Boardman Performing Arts Center. The Middle School Orchestra program in the Boardman Schools is under the direction of Michele Prokop, Bill Amendol and Joel Monaco. Upcoming events of the middle school bands will be Friday April 20 at 7 p.m., featuring the middle school jazz ensembles as well as the combined eighth grade band and the final concert of the year will be held on Thursday, May 31 and will feature all bands in grades five through seven at 7 p.m. Glenwood and Center Bands are under the direction of Mike Shevock, Tim Tuite and Tom Ruggieri.


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