OMEA Band Convention
On Friday, January 27, the WGHS Symphonic Band was invited to perform at the OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) Band Convention. They were one of only four high school bands across the state to be chosen after sending in a recording from the performance at Severance Hall last year. Also performing were 2 middle school bands and a few college bands as well. Many note-worthy people were in attendance including James Swearingen, the composer of one of the songs the band played, Dr. Podojil, Mr. Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Cosenza's college professor, and numerous West G parents. Later that night, two WG students, Frank Cosenza and Rebecca Beers, performed in the All-State band, a band comprised of kids from all across Ohio.