OMEA All-State musicians: Grace Gill (seated), Zearatus Perry (from left), Safe Jassani and All-Region selectee Sean Miller.
Lakewood High will be well-represented at the Ohio Music Educators Association’s Northeast Ohio Region Orchestra as four student musicians were selected for the honors ensemble. In addition, junior cellist Grace Gill, senior violinist Safe Jassani and senior violist Zearatus Perry were chosen to be part of the All-State Orchestra.
Students must qualify for one of the five OMEA Region Orchestras to be eligible for a spot with the All-State Orchestra, which will perform at the OMEA annual conference the first weekend in February in Cleveland. In addition to the All-State trio, senior violist Sean Miller was selected for the Region Orchestra, which will perform November 11 at 2 pm at Baldwin Wallace University.
“It is with great pride that the Lakewood High School Orchestra Program and the Lakewood community will be sending Safe, Grace, and Zearatus to the 2019 All-State Orchestra. Representing our district at the highest level in the State is truly an honor. Their accomplishments are not only a testament to their hard work, but also to the unwavering support that our Lakewood community gives so generously to our school district,” said LHS Orchestra Director, Dr. Elizabeth Hankins.