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


Music Programs

Director: Nathan Harris, 216.227.5980
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Concert Band
Jazz Band
Jazz Workshop
Ranger Marching Band (website)
Ranger Pep Band

Director: Elizabeth Hankins, 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.

Director: Peter Hampton, 216.227.5981
Symphonic Mixed Choir
Treble Choir
Concert Choir
Chamber Choir
Freshmen Choir
Vive Le Four men's quartet
Fourtes women's quartet

Drama Program

Domenic Farinelli, 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
Music For Today


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

Harding Band Director: John Blasko

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

Harding & Garfield Choir Director: Lisa Richards

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
, 216.529.4254
Grant music teacher:
Carrie Smith, 216.529.4217
Harrison music teacher:
Bernadette Hisey, 216.529.4230
Hayes music teacher:
Lisa Van Scyoc, 216.529.4228
Horace Mann music teacher: Aaron Waryk 
Lincoln music teacher: Joseph Mikolajczyk
, 216.529.4232
Roosevelt music teacher:
Renee Blackburn
, 216.529.4224

Elementary strings teacher: Mary Jo Mallchok, 216.227-5707, ext. 8370
Elementary band teachers: John Blasko, 216.529.4261 and Julie Tabaj, 216.529.4241


High School State Band & Choir Contest
April 25 & 26

Barnstormers' "Cinderella"
May 1-3, 7:30 pm
CIvic Auditorium

7th Grade Spring Music Concert
Monday, May 5, 7:30 pm
Civic Auditorium

8th Grade Spring Band Concert
Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 pm
Civic Auditorium

6th Grade Spring Music Concert
Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 pm
Civic Auditorium

LHS Chamber Choir/Vive L'Four/Fourtes Concert
Friday, May 9, 7 pm
Tryout Theater

LHS Band Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 13, 7 pm
Civic Auditorium

5th Grade Instrumental Concert
Wednesday, May 14, 7 pm
Civic Auditorium

LHS Orchestras Spring Concert
Friday, May 16, 7 pm
Civic Auditorium

Lakewood Project Spring Concert
Saturday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Civic Auditorium

LHS Choral Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 20, 7 pm
Civic Auditorium

LHS Jazz Band Spring Concert
Wednesday, May 28, 7:30 pm
Civic Auditorium


Music Boosters page

Music Boosters Membership Form
Adopt-A-Musician Form 2013-14