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VWHS Symphonic Band headed to state

VWHS Music Dept. information

After a nine-year run of qualifying for state contest, the 2014 Van Wert High School Symphonic Band barely missed qualifying for a 10th consecutive time. This past weekend, the 2015 edition of the band began a new streak.

On March 6-7, the VWHS Music Department attended the Ohio Music Education Association’s district band and choir adjudicated event. Bands and choirs from across the region performed for judges and received ratings during the contest, which was held at Celina High School and Middle School.

The VWHS band performed at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Celina High School gymnasium in front of a large crowd that included supportive parents, the VWHS Concert Choir, the Parkway High School band and parents from other schools.

The band performed three songs for the judges and received a final rating of “superior” (the highest rating) to qualify for state contest.

State contest will be held the weekend of April 24-25 at Findlay High School. Performance day and time will not be known for several weeks.

For more information, check the band’s website at or call the music office at 419.239.3722. The band can also be found on Facebook at “Van Wert Bands Information” and on Twitter at “@vwbands”.

POSTED: 03/10/15 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News