Performing Arts

Lakewood City Schools has a long legacy of excellence in arts education, including the performing arts. From our many performance groups at the high school to our elementary music program, there are many options available to all our students.

If you have a question about our Performing Arts programs, please email


George P. Read Music Department

Band Program (website)
Director: Clinton Steinbrunner  I email I  216-227-5980
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Concert Band
Jazz Band
Jazz Workshop
Ranger Marching Band (website)
Ranger Pep Band

Orchestra Program (website)
Director: Elizabeth Hankins  I email I  216-227-5990
Chamber Orchestra
Symphonic Orchestra
String Orchestra
Lakewood Project (alternative rock orchestra) 
       Check out LP in this video
Four Seasons string quartet

For more information on the LHS Orchestra Program, visit Ms. Hankins' teacher web site by clicking here.

Choir Program
Director: Peter Hampton  I email I  216-227-5981
Symphonic Mixed Choir
Symphonic Treble Choir
Concert Choir
Chamber Choir
Men's Choir
Vive Le Four men's quartet
Fourtes women's quartet
A Capella Choir

Drama Program
Domenic Farinelli  I email I  216-529-4162

The Drama program offers Broadcast/Theater Production as an elective through the English Department. The Barnstormers Drama Club peforms three plays throughout the school year, including a spring musical.

Non-Performance Classes

Music Theory
AP Music Theory
Pop Music


Grade Level Bands
Grade Level Choirs
Jazz Band
Strolling Strings
Show Choir

Harding Band Director: John Blasko  I  email

Garfield Band Director: Julie Tabaj  I email 
Harding & Garfield Orchestra Director: Patty Mullinax  I email

Harding & Garfield Choir Director: Lisa Richards  I email

Garfield Middle School: 216.529.4241
Harding Middle School: 216.529.4261


Kodaly and Orff-based General Music
5th Grade Band
5th Grade Orchestra
Performance choirs (varies by school)
Field trips to Cleveland Orchestra

Emerson music teacher: Matthew Fitz  I email I  216-529-4254

Grant music teacher: Carrie Smith  I email I  216-529-4217
Harrison music teacher:  Stephanie Grant l email 216-529-4230
Hayes music teacher: Karen Bescan   I email I  216-529-4228

Horace Mann music teacher: Aaron Waryk  I email I  216-529-4257
Lincoln music teacher: Marie Hattman l email l 216-529-4232
Roosevelt music teacher: Renee Wagner  I email I  216-529-4224

Elementary strings teacher: Mary Jo Mallchok  I email I 216.227-5707, ext. 8370
Elementary band teachers: John Blasko, 216-529-4261 and Julie Tabaj, 216-529-4241 (see emails under Middle School Programs)


Events are in Civic Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Lincoln Spring Concert
Tuesday, April 11, 1:45 pm
Lincoln Cafetorium

Barnstormers' "Little Women"
Thurs.-Sat., May 4-6

OMEA Junior High Adjudicated Event
May 5 & 6

8th Grade Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 9

Grant Concert/5th Grade Instrumentals
Wednesday, May 16, 9:30 am, 2:15 pm
Grant Cafetorium

LHS Jazz Band Concert
Thursday, May 11

LHS Chamber Choir/Vive L'Four/Fourtes
Friday, May 12, 7 pm

LHS Spring Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, May 16, 7 pm

LHS Spring Choral Concert
Wednesday, May 17, 7 pm

6th Grade Spring Concert
Thursday, May 18

Horace Mann Spring Concert
Friday, May 19, 1:30 pm
HM Cafetorium

Lakewood Project Spring Concert
Saturday, May 20, 7:30 pm

7th Grade Spring Concert
Monday, May 22

5th Grade Instrumental Concert
Wednesday, May 24

LHS Bands Spring Concert
Thursday, May 25, 7 pm

Hayes Spring Concert
Wednesday, May 31, 1:45 pm
Hayes Gym



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