Edison High School students excelled musically during the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble on Jan. 27.
Fifteen students representing band and choir members took part in events at Canton McKinley High School and gained superior, excellent and good marks for their presentations. EHS Band Director Marc Sansone said 11 of his pupils earned top ratings in their respective categories and he was proud of their achievements.
“We had different degrees of difficulty from A to C, with A being the most difficult,” Sansone said.
Among the honorees were the following:
— Superior: Sydney Frampton, violin solo; Cooper Chipps, tuba solo; Brianna Householder, trombone solo; Madeline Granatir, piano solo; and Benjamin Griffith and Bella Evans, snare drum solos;
— Excellent: The Edison Brass Quartet, which included Leila Cable, Micah Larkins, Brennan Carson and Colton Carson; Brennan Carson, trombone; Madeline Granatir, piano; and Sydney Frampton, flute;
— Good: Catalina Holly, trumpet solo.
Vocal Music Director Jacqueline Harris added that four of her students also sang their way to success in the choir portion of the festivities. They included Cheyanne Coil, Jordan Hughes and Avah Reed, who all earned an excellent rating, and Sydney Frampton, who gained a superior rating.