A premiere performance
The Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) Conference is in for a treat; the 26 members of the Loveland Middle School (LMS) Jazz Band will serenade the audience at the upcoming state-wide event – the only middle school jazz band selected to perform at the prestigious gathering.
“This is the third time our LMS Jazz Band has had this honor, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the students who worked so hard to earn this recognition,” said Chris Burke, LMS principal. “This is a reflection of the richness of our musical arts department and the tireless, talented effort of Teacher Bruce Maegly.”
“It is a great honor to be selected and front a group before your peers,” said Maegly. “This event is attended by experienced ‘listeners’ who are able to catch most of the errors that might occur in a performance.
“The band will put in many extra hours above and beyond our normal rehearsal schedule. They have worked diligently to prepare themselves for this conference, and I am confident they will represent both our school and community to the best of their ability.”
The LMS Jazz Band performs before the OMEA Conference 3:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the conference is “Building the Future of Music Education.”