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CHS strikes up the band

February 16, 2012
By Kathleen Palumbo , Town Crier correspondent

Friday, Jan. 13 marked the 31st Annual Honors Band festival of the Ohio State University School of Music, for which more than 215 students from across Ohio applied.

"Of those applicants, 125 were selected to perform with this very prestigious ensemble," according to Michael Kelly, Jr., Canfield High School band director, who added that CHS was represented with the selection of juniors Michael Burkett on trumpet and Hayley Ward on alto saxophone and senior, Alicia Smith on oboe.

"Alicia Smith furthered Canfield's distinction by being selected as principal, or first, chair player of her section," said Kelly.

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Canfield High School band members Hayley Ward on alto saxophone, Michael Barkett on trumpet, and Alicia Smith on oboe, are shown during their performance with The Ohio State University 31st Annual High School Honors Band. The event was held Friday, Jan. 13 thru Sunday, Jan. 15, on the campus of OSU.

Further information provided by Kelly stated that the OSU Honors Band was directed by Dr. Russ Mikkelson, director of bands at The Ohio State University and guest conductor Frederick Nyline, retired director of bands at Luther College in Iowa.



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