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Musicians rated superior at OMEA

Congratulations to the Rocket band members who earned superior and excellent ratings in the Ohio Music Education Solo & Ensemble Competition as well as those who represented McNicholas in the Cathloic Honor Band during Catholic Schools Week.

Band Director Keith Nance said, “These musicians have worked hard and it shows. They are a dedicated bunch who know how to focus on what’s important.”

Originally the Brass Trio of Ethan Koran '22, Jack Caccavari '22, Colin Koran '25 was not going to compete in the OMEAs because they had planned to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. “When their trip was cancelled,” Mr. Nance said, “they stepped up, put a piece together, and earned Superior! That’s pretty amazing!”

The band continues their hard work as they prepare for the University of Louisville Jazz Festival on February 25.

Superior Rating

Piano Solo
Maria Hallaby

Trumpet Solo
Charlie Everhart

Percussion Solo
Reagan Lisch

Brass Trio
Ethan Koran, Jack Caccavari, Colin Koran

Percussion Ensemble 1
Jake Klug, Maria Klug, Erin McManus, Sean McManus, Regan Lisch

Excellent Rating

Percussion Ensemble 2
Evelyn Hurlburt, Matt Irvine, Jacob Smith, Wyatt Spears

Catholic Honor Band

Maria Klug - Percussion
Erin McManus - Percussion
Jack Caccavari - Trumpet
Ethan Koran - Trombone
Colin Koran - Baritone
Naomoi Pruett - Sax
Caitlyn Voet - Sax
Maria Halaby - Flute
Charlie Everhart - Trumpet


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