BHS Choir and Band earn Superior at District Contest


It was quite a weekend for the Bellefontaine High School Music Department.

BHS hosted the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 11 Adjudicated Event for band and choir on Friday and Saturday.

The district contest featured schools from multiple counties.

The Bellefontaine High School Symphonic Choir received a Superior rating.

The BHS Symphonic Band also received a Superior rating.

The BHS Concert Band received an Excellent rating.

Bands and choirs are scored by the OMEA rating system.

In order to qualify for the state-level contest, a band or choir must receive a Superior rating.

The songs performed by the BHS Symphonic Choir included The Feller from Fortune arranged by Drew Collins, Erev Shel Shoshanim arranged by Klebanow, and Benedictus arranged by Ruth Morris Gray.

Songs performed by the BHS Symphonic Band included Alamo March by James Swearingen, In Late November by Randall Standridge, and Apex Predator by Michael Oare.

The BHS Concert Band performed State of the Art March by Ken Harris, Free Spirit Overture by Jerry Williams, and Stargazer by David Shaffer.

The Symphonic Choir will perform at the OMEA State Contest at Tipp City High School in late April.

The Symphonic Band will perform at the OMEA State Contest at Wright State in late April.

The BHS Symphonic Choir is under the direction of Brice Henry and both BHS bands are directed by Heather Rivon.

The BHS Symphonic Choir, BHS Symphonic Band, and BHS Concert Band also hosted a preview concert last Tuesday night.

Finally, the Bellefontaine High School Orchestra earned a Superior rating at State earlier this month.

Laura Mitchell is the BHS orchestra director.

Other results from the event include:

  • Benjamin Logan HS Chorale- I
  • Botkins HS Choir- II
  • Arcanum HS Choir- FP
  • Fairlawn Bass Choir- I
  • Graham Varsity Choir- II
  • Botkins SSA Ensemble- I
  • Versailles Choir- III
  • Miami East Symphonic Choir- I
  • Pleasant HS Concert Choir- II
  • Fairlawn HS Choir- I
  • Indian Lake HS Chorale- Cancelled
  • Bellefontaine HS Symphonic- Choir I
  • Tippecanoe Freshman Concert- Choir I
  • Piqua HS Women’s Chorus- I
  • Sidney HS Symphonic Choir- I
  • Tippecanoe Men’s Choir- I
  • Piqua Men’s Chorus- I
  • Jackson Center HS Choir- FP
  • Tippecanoe Women’s Choir- I
  • Piqua HS Concert Choir- I
  • Tippecanoe Symphonic Choir- I
  • Bellefontaine HS Concert Band- FP
  • Pleasant HS Concert Band- II
  • Miami East HS Concert Band- I
  • Anna HS Concert Band- III
  • Benjamin Logan HS Concert Band- I
  • Arcanum HS Concert Band- I
  • Botkins HS Concert Band- II
  • Jackson Center HS Concert Band- III
  • Russia HS Concert Band- III
  • Bellefontaine HS Symphonic Band- I
  • Bethel HS Concert Band- II