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Published: Tuesday, 3/12/2013

Perrysburg High School bands receive top honors

Perrysburg High School Concert Orchestra. Perrysburg High School Concert Orchestra.

Congratulations to the Perrysburg High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Band for each receiving a superior rating, and the Symphonic Band for receiving an excellent rating at the Ohio Music Education Association District Large Group Contest held at Sylvania Southview High School on Friday.

Each group prepared three selections to perform for a panel of three adjudicators who score the ensembles on categories such as tone, intonation, technique and interpretation. Following their stage performance, each ensemble then proceeds to another room for sight reading where they have to perform a piece they have never seen before in front of a fourth adjudicator.


The Concert Band performed in class C and received the first superior rating for that ensemble in the school's history. The Wind Ensemble performed in the highest difficulty category, class AA, and was the only band in the district to perform in that class. Both bands also received the highest score in sight-reading. The Symphonic Band performed in class D and received straight 2 ratings from the four judges.

"All of the students worked very hard and each band gave their best performances of the year so far," said band director Scott Schleuter. "I am very proud of everyone and the talent they demonstrate on a daily basis."

The Wind Ensemble will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, on March 21-26 to perform at the Heritage Festival National Competition. They will also participate in a clinic session with Emory University director of bands, Scott Stewart.

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