2018 Quality Profile Report for Mentor Public Schools - Page 11



THE ARTS
More than 250 MHS students
participated in the
Fighting Cardinal Marching Band
in 2016-2017 and earned an
“Excellent” rating at State Marching Band Finals. Bands are judged
in the areas of Music, Marching,
Visual Performance, Auxiliary,
General Effect, and Percussion.
>> More than 250 students participated in the Mentor High School
Fighting Cardinal Marching Band in 2017-2018 and earned a
Superior rating at the OMEA State Marching Band Finals. Bands are
judged in the areas of Music, Marching, Visual Performance, Auxiliary,
General Effect, and Percussion. A Superior (I) rating is the highest classification that can be earned.
>> Several Fighting Cardinal Marching Band members were selected to
perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
>> Mentor High School Band members performed in honors ensembles all across the Cleveland area.
>> The Mentor High School Symphony Orchestra and Mannheim
Chamber Orchestra both earned Superior ratings last school year at
the State Orchestra Contest. The Symphony Orchestra was 81 members strong and the Mannheim Orchestra had 33 students performing.
>>For the first time in school history, two students were selected for
the all-national orchestra ensemble and performed at Disney World.
>>The Mentor High School orchestra program had four all-state orchestra students in 2017 and several more students participated in the
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO), The Contemporary
Youth Orchestra (CYO), and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra (LCO).
>> More than 200 elementary and middle school students participated
in the 2017-2018 Summer Music Program.
>> Elementary students have the opportunity in fifth grade to learn a
band or orchestra instrument.
>> In addition to instrumental lessons, elementary band and orchestra
students perform in many building concerts and an All-City Festival
concert, in which all schools combine for a performance.
>> All four Mentor High School Choirs received a Superior Rating at
OMEA Adjudicated Events in 2018. A Superior (I) rating is the highest
classification that can be earned.
>> The Mentor High School Choir program had seven all-state choir
students in 2017 and several more students participated in the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. Two Mentor students were accepted
into the National Association for Music Education All-National Honor
Choir in Orlando, Florida
>> The Mentor High School Music Program entered more than 200
events in the OMEA Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event held at
Mayfield High School.
Mentor Schools offers numerous
holiday and other concerts free to the
public in December and May of each
year at the Mentor Fine Arts Center.

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