The Wooster High School Symphonic Band performed at the
1998 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Conference.
Thursday, January 22, 1998 ~ 7:00 PM
Columbus Convention Center
Grand Ballroom
 
Thank you to the members of the 1996-97 Symphonic Band who made the audition tape for the selection of the group!
Congratulations Symphonic Band members!

FYI - a copy of the information letter for performance day.


Symphonic Band's Concert Program 
This program is in PDF format. To view it you must first get a copy of the free Acrobat Reader software from Adobe. Click on the icon to the left (or here) to go get it. You'll be glad you did!
  • American Fanfare** - John Wasson
  • Quiet City - Aaron Copland/Donald Hunsberger
    Mary Cicconetti - English Horn
    Brenden Miller - Trumpet
  • The Pathfinder Of Panama March - J.P. Sousa/Frank Byrne
    Nancy Ditmer, conducting
  • Old Home Days Suite for Band - Charles Ives/Jonathan Elkus
  • Make Our Garden Grow, from "Candide Suite" - Leonard Bernstein/Clare Grundman
  • Polka and Fugue from "Schwanda, the Bagpiper"** - Jaromir Weinberger/Glenn Cliff Bainum

** These pieces featured a distinguished group of guest antiphonal trumpet players, including alumnus SFC Ken Holzworth from the US Army Band in Washington, as well as other alumni and friends. See the program (in PDF format) above for all of the players.

Nancy Ditmer is the Director of Bands at the College of Wooster. She currently serves as the President of the Ohio Music Education Association.

  • The OMEA Professional Conference is a 3-day convention for music educators from throughout the state of Ohio. There are performances and clinics for educators to attend and is time for teachers to come together and share ideas and learn from experts in the field of music education. Performances by exemplary ensembles from throughout the state highlight the 3-day schedule. It is held this year in the Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus.

  • Some of the Performing Groups - US Air Force Band of Flight, YSU Wind Ensemble, OU Wind Ensemble, Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, Kent State Wind Ensemble, OSU Concert Band, Perry HS Symphonic Winds, Brass Band of Columbus, Baldwin-Wallace Symphony Orchestra, OU Symphony Orchestra, OSU Chorale, CSU Chorale, Medina HS Concert Choir, OSU Men's Glee Club, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, YSU Jazz Ensemble 1, Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble, Grove City HS Percussion Ensemble, South Point Steel Drum Ensemble, OSU Flute Troupe, and many more...
  • Some of the Clinicians - James Swearingen "The Composer's View", Katherine Borst-Jones & Christopher Weait "How To Practice!", James Gallagher "Adding the Finishing Touches", Ed Sueta "The Beginning Flutist", H. Robert Reynolds "The Conductor's Art", Richard Blatti "Contest Lists", James Byo "Score Preparation", William Conable "Alexander Technique", Michael Ferch "Music Room Acoustics", Gayle Stalheim "Music Booster Mini-Conference", and many more...

  • Two members of the Wooster High School Symphonic Band were selected to perform with the All-State Band:
    • Chad Field - Clarinet
    • Taryn Miller - Clarinet
  • Congratulations to these talented students. They performed at the OMEA Conference in this band as well as with the WHS Symphonic Band.

  • Two members of the Wooster High School Symphonic Band were selected to perform with the All-State Orchestra:
    • Mary Cicconetti - Oboe
    • Laura Guili - French Horn
  • Congratulations to these talented students. They performed at the OMEA Conference in this orchestra as well as with the WHS Symphonic Band.


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