Medina County ESC News Article

66 Years and Running

L to R: Josh Swantek, Amy Justice, Celeste Depew, Vivian Rauhaus, Ethan Justice, and Alex Swantek


66th Medina County
Solo and Ensemble Festival

"It was an amazing event! I had so many great conversations with families who don't necessarily get to see their students perform in this kind of capacity,” commented Gary Allen, band director at Brunswick Middle School. “I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for your providing this for students in Medina County. It was such a positive experience for our students!" Robert Hlasko, Ed.D., Superintendent of the ESC of Medina County, stated, "Whether in the classroom, on the field, or on the stage, Medina County students demonstrate amazing talents every year. The time and dedication these students and their directors put into their craft is beyond comprehension."

This year’s Medina County Solo and Ensemble Festival was held on Saturday, January 27, at Buckeye High School and hosted almost 200 students who participated in 86 events. Greg King (band director at Buckeye High School) and Pam Haberkorn (choir director at Buckeye High School) served as festival coordinators.

The festival was held with the generous support of: Bauer Funeral Home; Buckeye Local Education Association; The Pellegrino Co.; Royalton Music Center; Serpentini Chevrolet of Medina; South Court Dental; Valley City VFW Post 5563; Zion Lutheran Church; and individual community patrons. This event was coordinated by the Educational Service Center of Medina County and hosted by Buckeye Local School District.

Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) qualified adjudicators gave performance ratings and verbal comments to students participating in the event. Superior and excellent ratings for this year’s events are included in the attachment.

For additional information, contact:
Greg King, Festival Co-Coordinator
Buckeye Local Schools
(330) 722-8257, Ext. 3038
[email protected]
Brenda Zacharias, Secretary
Educational Service Center of Medina County
(330) 723-6393 Ext. 601572 (voicemail)
[email protected]

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