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
Treble Choir
Concert Choir
Chamber Choir
Freshmen 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: Bernadette Hisey  I email I  216-529-4230
Hayes music teacher: Lisa Van Scyoc   I email I  216-529-4228

Horace Mann music teacher: Aaron Waryk  I email I  216-529-4257
Lincoln music teacher: Joseph Mikolajczyk  I email I  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)

LHS Bands Contest Concert
Monday, March 9, 7:30 pm

OMEA Middle School Honors Festival 
Saturday, March 7, 3 pm
Avon Lake

Lakewood Jazz Festival
Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 pm

Harding Drama Club's "Annie"
Thurs. & Fri., March 12 & 13, 6:30 pm
Harding Cafetorium

OMEA High School Large Group Adjudicated Event
Fri. & Sat, March 13-14
Location, TBA

Elementary Choral Festival
Wednesday, March 18, 7 pm

Garfield Spring Musical
Thurs. & Fri., March 19-20, 7 pm
Garfield Cafetorium

Middle School Solo & Ensemble
Saturday, March 21

8th Grade Band Festival
Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 pm

Chamber Orchestra Concert
with Grammy winning pianist Dr. Angelin Chang
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 pm

OMEA High School Large Group State Adjudicated Event
Fri. & Sat., April 24 & 25

Barnstormers' "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Thurs.-Sat., April 30, May 1-2, time TBA

8th Grade Spring Concert
Monday, May 4, 7:30 pm

OMEA Middle School Large Group Adjudicated Event
Fri. & Sat., May 8 & 9

LHS Spring Orchestra Concert
Thursday, May 14, 7 pm

Lakewood Project Spring Concert
Saturday, May 16 7:30 pm

Vive L'Four & Choir Concert
Sunday, May 17, location & time TBA

7th Grade Spring Concert
Monday, May 18, 7:30 pm

6th Grade Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 pm

LHS Spring Choral Concert
Wednesday, May 20, 7 pm

LHS Bands Spring Concert
Thursday, May 21, 7 pm

LHS Jazz Band Concert
Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm

Elementary Instrumental Concert
Thursday, May 28, 7 pm


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