LHS Musicians Chosen for All-State, Region Orchestra Ensembles

From left: Grace Cooper, Sean Miller, Grace Gill, Maggie McHugh and Violet Jouriles.

Lakewood High will be well-represented at the Ohio Music Educators Association’s Northeast Ohio Region Orchestra as five student musicians were selected for the honors ensemble. Of the five chosen, sophomore cellist Grace Gill was also selected to be part of the All-State Orchestra.

Students must qualify for the Region Orchestra to be eligible for a spot with the All-State Orchestra. The All-State ensemble performs at the OMEA annual conference in February in Columbus. In addition to Grace Gill, the following students were selected for the Region Orchestra, which will perform November 19 at Cleveland State: seniors Grace Cooper (bass) and Maggie McHugh (violin) and juniors Violet Jouriles (violin) and Sean Miller (viola).

“The results of the North East Region Orchestra auditions is a testament to the strong commitment our Lakewood students show to excellence,” said LHS Orchestra Director Elizabeth Hankins. “I am very proud of all of the students for taking a risk and accomplishing a major goal.”

Maggie McHugh summed up how the students are feeling about the honor: “I think it’s a really cool opportunity to be able to play with the most talented kids in Northeast Ohio.”

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017