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
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

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)


(in Civic Auditorium unless otherwise noted)

Sounds of the Season
Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 3 & 4, 7:30 pm

LHS Camerata Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Choir
Tues., Dec. 8, 7:30 pm

6th Grade Winter Concert
Wed., Dec. 9, 7:30 pm

LHS Freshmen Concert
Thurs., Dec. 10, 7:30 pm

LHS Choral Concert
Mon., Dec. 14, 7:30 pm

7th Grade Winter Concert
Tues., Dec. 15, 7:30 pm

8th Grade Winter Concert
Wed., Dec. 16, 7:30 pm

Lakewood Project Concert
Sat., Jan. 23, 7:30 pm

LHS Barnstormers' One Act Plays
Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 4-6, 7:30 pm
LHS Art Atrium



Music Boosters page

Music Boosters 2015-2016 Membership Form