Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Marching Band
The Ellet Marching Orangemen is one of the most visible performance organizations at Ellet High School. The group performs at Ellet football games, OMEA adjudicated events and community events.
Rehearsals begin the last week of July with Freshman clinics. Pre-Camp is held the first week of August, Band camp the second week- ending with a preview performance for families and friends. Rehearsals are held during the week between camp and the start of school. Once school starts rehearsals are held on Mon. and Wed. after school.
All, instrumental, participants are required to be enrolled in Band A.

Color Guard
The Ellet Color Guard is an auxiliary offering of the Ellet Marching Band. The Color Guard provides visual interpretation of the music performed by the band through the use of flags, sabers and rifles.
The C.G. has the same rehearsal and performance schedule as the Ellet Marching Band.

Concert Band
The Ellet Concert Band is a concert ensemble that performs all styles of band music and classical repertoire. The Concert Band performs approximately once per month at assemblies, evening concerts and OMEA adjudicated events. All members must be enrolled in Band A.

Jazz Ensemble
The Ellet High School Jazz Ensemble is the most highly awarded music ensemble at Ellet High School. The Ellet Jazz Ensemble has received numerous awards and trophies throughout the region with countless members receiving awards and scholarships. The Ellet Jazz Ensemble performs throughout the Akron area and Ohio. Members must be enrolled in Band A or Orchestra (bass players).

Other Opportunities

Indoor Marching Percussion
The Ellet Indoor Percussion Line performs through the winter and spring semester. This group is primarily current percussion line members but may include others by audition. The drum line competes in MEPA sanctioned events throughout Ohio.

Winter Guard
The Ellet Winter Guard is a winter color guard performance group that performs and competes through the winter/spring semester. The group is primarily current color guard members but may include others by audition. The winter guard competes in MEPA sanctioned events throughout Ohio.

Solo/Ensemble Contest
The students may choose to participate in Solo and Ensemble contest. This contest is sanctioned by OMEA and offers the students an opportunity to perform a solo or small ensemble for an adjudicator. The music must be selected from a list. These are largely student run groups and involve a small fee.
See the director for details.

Scholastic Composers Contest
This event is sponsored by the Children’s Concert Society and offers the students an opportunity to compose a piece of music based on a predetermined set of guidelines and submit it for evaluation by the composition staff at The University of Akron. Performances of the winning compositions are performed in the spring.

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