The ratings are determined as follows:
Rating I – (Superior) An outstanding performance, with very few technical errors and exemplifying a truly musical expression. This rating should be reserved for the truly outstanding performance.
Rating II – (Excellent) An unusual performance in many respects, but not worthy of the highest rating due to minor defects in performance, ineffective interpretation or improper instrumentation.
Rating III – (Good) An acceptable performance but not outstanding. Showing accomplishment and marked promise, but lacking one or more essential qualities.
Rating IV – (Poor) A poor performance showing many technical errors, poor musical conception, lack of interpretation, incomplete instrumentation, or lacking in any of the other essential qualities.
Rating V – (Very Poor) A very poor performance indicating deficiencies in most of the essential factors.
The following Aurora High School students participated in the OMEA Adjudicated event:
Aurora Freshmen Ensemble - Class C Percussion Ensemble Piece - Rating I
(Grant Thieding, Sam Bianco, Charlie Carpenter, Philip Cerne, Nathan New, Brian Miller)
Aurora Ragtime Ensemble - Class A Mallet Ensemble Piece - Rating I
(Abby Toth, Schafer Eckerle, AJ Alexander, Andrew Yang, Emma Lang)
Schafer Eckerle - Class A Alto Saxophone Solo - Rating II
Avery Hendl - Class C Clarinet Solo - Rating I
Lydia Schiopota - Class B Oboe Solo - Rating I
Aurora’s 3 Ring Circus - Class A Percussion Ensemble Piece - Rating III
(Abby Toth, David Reker, Daniel Carlson, Willem Vollmer, Aurora Fabec, Bryan Westfall, Ben Vlach, Charlie Carpenter, Matt Singleton, Sam Nabring, Nathan Cooper)
Aurora Fabec - Class B Snare Drum Solo - Rating I
Aurora Green Ensemble - Class C Percussion Ensemble Piece - Rating I
(Brian Miller, Kyra Green, Alex Brogan, Sam Nabring)
Ryan Kerchenski - Class B Alto Saxophone Solo - Rating I
Grant Thieding - Class A Snare Drum Solo - Rating I
Alex Hendl - Class C Trombone Solo - Rating I
Sam Bianco - Class A Snare Drum Solo - Rating I
AJ Alexander - Class B Trumpet Solo - Rating II
Sam Nabring - Class C Piano Solo - Rating II
Allison Su - Class A Violin Solo - Rating I
Congratulations to all participants.
Eddie Nabring - Band Director
Lea Byers - Percussion Instructor
Jason Burdett - Orchestra Director
Lindsay Draime - Band Director