WHS ensembles perform well in state contest
Five Westlake High School vocal and instrumental ensembles received top ratings in their categories at the Ohio Music Education Association High School State Large Group contests last month in Medina and North Royalton.
Symphonic Band received a Superior rating with straight 1s in Class AA. Chorale also received a Superior rating with straight 1s in Class AA and was the only AA choir to achieve that rating.
Men’s Chorus received straight 1s in Class C – one of only two schools to achieve that rating. Women’s Ensemble received an overall Excellent rating/2 in Class B. Concert Band received an overall Excellent rating/2 in Class C.
WHS was the only Northeast Ohio school to take five ensembles to state competition. The vocal groups are led by Director of Choral Music Jennifer Yachanin-Butler, and the instrumental groups are led by Director Hilary Patriok.