Summit Middle School students selected for OMEA Honor Band

Summit Middle School students selected for OMEA Honor Band

Summit Middle School students earned spots in the Ohio Music Education Association District 14 Honor Band. They are L to R: Darnell Baldwin, Jack Hollenbeck, Tarek Hasan and David Schnitter.

Eighth graders Darnell Baldwin, Wyoming, and Jack Hollenbeck, Mason, and seventh graders Tarek Hasan, East Walnut Hills, and David Schnitter, Clermont County’s Union Township earned acceptance into the Ohio Music Education Association District 14 Honor Band.

Darnell plays trombone while Tarek and Jack play the trumpet. David plays the clarinet. 

In front of a judge, every auditioning student performed the same selection and had to complete a piece they had not seen nor practiced. Summit was one of only three Catholic schools with students on the list.

“This is basically the musical equivalent of an all-Star team, the top students from all schools in the Hamilton County area,” said Robert Browning, Director of Instrumental Music.

Darnell, Tarek, Jack and David will rehearse with the band three times and then will perform a public concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 at Princeton High School.