The weekend of February 12, Madison hosted the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble judged event at the high school. OMEA’s Solo and Ensemble is a performance opportunity for students outside of their typical school-based group preparation. The event features individual performers (soloists) and small groups of performers (ensembles) that choose music from a required list of options and perform for a judge, who scores the performance. The highest score a student can receive is a “one,” which stands for a superior rating.
Madison hosted 303 events spread out from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM between 21 schools, 28 visiting directors, and 7 judges from around the state of Ohio. This event would not have been possible without our amazing student volunteers who went above and beyond all day.
“I had many directors, judges, and even a past OMEA president find me specifically to tell me what a great group of students we have, and how professional, well-dressed, and polite they all were,” states Brett Tomko, Band Director.
Madison High School also had two students perform at the event, both earning superior ratings. Congratulations to students Elizabeth Caruthers, alto, and Liam Aiken, baritone.