Bay High trumpeter chosen for All-State Jazz Ensemble

Bay High senior Adam Ward has been selected to play in the All-State Jazz Ensemble for the second year in a row.

Bay High School trumpet player Adam Ward was again selected for the Ohio Music Education Association’s All-State Jazz Ensemble. Ward, a high school senior, auditioned alongside top high school musicians from all over the state. This is the second year in a row he was chosen.

This year’s All-State Jazz Ensemble will rehearse in January, and then play a concert at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Convention, which takes place in Columbus this year, Feb. 2-4, 2023.

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

In other Bay High music news, the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, which Allen also directs, has also been selected to play at the OMEA February conference. Bay High has several students in this all-star group: Ewan Moss, trombone; Owen Appenheimer, trombone; Miya DeBolt, flute; Nick Szekely, percussion; Keller Shea, baritone saxophone; Adam Ward, trumpet; and Evan Trnavsky, trumpet.

Karen Uthe Semancik

Karen Misciagna is the director of communications for Bay Village Schools.

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Volume 14, Issue 22, Posted 10:10 AM, 11.15.2022