Fostoria High School band will be attending the Ohio Music Education Association District II Large Group Adjudication Event, otherwise known as Ohio State Band Contest, today at Oak Harbor High School.
Of roughly 30 bands that will attend, Fostoria band will play at 1 p.m.
The band will play three pieces, “Her Majesty’s Brigade,” “The Phantom Herd (Across the Western Sky),” and “On A Hymnsong of Philip Bliss.”
Three judges will rate their performance on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being a superior rating. These scores, combined with one score from site reading a piece, will determine the band’s overall rating.
If the students receive an overall rating of 1, they will go to state.
The contest started in 1924 by Fostoria School’s band founder Jack Wainwright after the FHS band won the first ever national high school band contest, held in Chicago in 1923.
Fostoria hosted the first Ohio contest and won the first three.
The band contest has grown to include orchestras and choirs, divided by districts across Ohio.
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