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Rocket musicians earn OMEA ratings and perform in Honor Band

Rocket musicians earn OMEA ratings and perform in Honor Band

Congratulations to the Rocket band members who earned state ratings in the Ohio Music Education Solo & Ensemble Competition as well as our students who represented McNicholas in the OMEA District 14 Honor Band.  

Members of our band competed with students from all over Hamilton County for state ratings based on their performances in front of an adjudicator. Rockets were awarded Superior, Excellent, and Good ratings in both solo and ensemble categories.   

Juniors Matt Irvine and Colin Koran also both performed with the Honor Band earlier this month after being selected from over 650 students who auditioned back in November.  

Superior Solo Rating

Maria Halaby – Piano  

Colin Koran – Baritone 

Excellent Solo Rating

Jordan Stropes – Snare Drum 

Superior Ensemble Rating

Maria Halaby – Percussion Ensemble 

Matt Irvine – Percussion Ensemble  

Jacob Smith – Percussion Ensemble 

Louis Smith – Percussion Ensemble 

Colin Koran – Percussion Ensemble 

Nico Voegele – Percussion Ensemble 

Quinton Forbeck – Percussion Ensemble 

Jordan Stropes – Percussion Ensemble  

Good Solo Rating

Jacob Smith – Piano  

Matt Irvine – Marimba  

OMEA District 14 Honor Band Members 

Colin Koran 

Matt Irvine