The Canfield High School Bands, under the direction Michael L. Kelly Jr., performed at the Ohio Music Education Association District Large Group Adjudicated Event March 8 at Uniontown Lake High School.
For the sixth year, both the Concert and Symphonic Bands earned an overall superior rating, which qualifies each ensemble for State band contest to be held April 25 and 26.
The CHS Concert Band performed in OMEA Class C and earned four out of four superior ratings. The concert band has qualified for State seven of the past nine years. The Symphonic Band performed in Ohio's highest and most elite Class AA. It has been more than 20 years since a Canfield band has received a superior rating in Class AA. The CHS Symphonic Band received 3 superior ratings and an outstanding rating in sight-reading for their overall top score. This marks the ninth consecutive year the Symphonic Band will perform at State.