Continuing their success from Districts, the Berea-Midpark Symphonic Winds, performing in class AA, scored a superior rating at this weekend’s OMEA state contest at North Royalton High School.
Per OMEA rules, Symphonic winds had to present a different line-up of music than what they presented at the District Contest in March, which adds to the difficulty of the state adjudicated contest. Judging at the State level is more complex and detailed than the District level with a higher concentration on technical and performance capabilities of the band.
An early morning performance, (requested by the band directors in order to avoid the Berea-Midpark Performing Arts presentation of “Oklahoma”) gave students and judges a great start to their Saturday as you’ll see in some of the judges comments:
“Band – I appreciate your energy & enthusiasm, Be careful that you remain in control at all times. What a great way to end the morning stage performances.”
“This is a very fine ensemble with some very musical moments this morning.”
“This group is very musical, so work to do even more melodic shaping and inflection. Thanks for performing today.”
“Band: A wonderful performance today! Continue to refine and strive for the highest level of performance. Congrats!”
And from the sight reading judge:
“How awesome are we!? Thanks tons for a solid S.R. (sight reading) experience. Congrats!”
The Berea-Midpark Symphonic Winds will wrap up their season at the Senior Recognition Concert on May 8th at 7:00pm in the Berea-Midpark Auditorium.