Bay High trumpet player selected for state ensemble

Bay High School musician Adam Ward was selected for a prestigious jazz ensemble. Photo courtesy Bay Village Schools

Bay High School trumpet player Adam Ward was recently selected for the Ohio Music Education Association’s All-State Jazz Ensemble. Ward, a high school junior, auditioned alongside top high school musicians from all over the state.

This year’s All-State Jazz Ensemble will be conducted by Grammy-award-winning bassist Todd Coolman. The Ensemble will rehearse in January, and then play a concert at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Convention, which takes place in Cleveland this year, from Feb. 3-5, 2022.

“Only five trumpet players were selected for this throughout the state, so this is exciting,” said Darren Allen, Bay High School band director.

Karen Uthe Semancik

Karen Uthe Semancik is the communications director for Bay Village Schools.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 10:25 AM, 11.02.2021