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Boardman orchestras earn top honors at state competition

The orchestras will perform at 7 p.m. March 20 during the annual Project Mayhem Rock Orchestra show.
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Boardman High School orchestra officers display awards the symphony and chamber orchestras received at the recent Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Adjudicated Event in Hudson. They are, front row from left, Anna Olivier, Dom Meyer, Ali Williams and Cecilia Schuler; back row from left, Lily Essad, John Blinsky, Andrew Theophanous and TaJuan Richards. (Contributed photo)

BOARDMAN — The Boardman High School orchestra program recently brought home Superior (I) ratings for both symphony and chamber orchestra ensembles at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Adjudicated Event in Hudson.

The 114-member Boardman Symphony Orchestra has received Superior ratings for 46 years. The orchestra is led by principal string players Anna Olivier, concertmaster; LiLi DiMuzio, assistant concertmaster; Karlynn Ricitelli and Lily Essad, second violin; Brynna Schobel and Cora Ams, viola; Guy Tepsick and Nadia Rawhneh, cello; Sonny Pavis and George Morar, bass; and principal wind players Aeva Richard, flute; Isabella Loccisano, oboe; Dom Meyer, clarinet; Abbie Sammartino, bassoon; Aaron Viars, French horn; Santino Testa, trumpet; John Blinsky, trombone; Salvatore Buonamici, tuba; and Rory Kale, percussion.

The Boardman Chamber Orchestra was awarded a Superior (I) rating this year, a rating it has been awarded every time it has performed at state for the past 30 years. The orchestra selections featured Anna Olivier and LiLi DiMuzio on violin and Guy Tepsick on cello.

The orchestras will perform at 7 p.m. March 20 during the annual Project Mayhem Rock Orchestra show. Project Mayhem also will be presented at Mentor High School at 7 p.m. March 27.  

The orchestras’ spring concert is set for 7 p.m. May 20 in the Boardman Performing Arts Center and will feature senior soloists Anna Olivier on violin and Cecilia Schuler on Piano.




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