Loveland, Ohio – The following Loveland Tigers were selected as members of the 2024 Ohio Music Educators Association District 14 Honor Band. These students will represent Loveland at a concert in January at West Clermont High School. They were selected through an audition process along with some of the best wind and percussion students across Hamilton and Clermont Counties.

High School Symphonic Band

Senior Jonathan Kaseff – 1st Chair Percussion

Senior Amelia Macura – 3rd Chair French Horn

Senior Jaiden Mckinney – 7th Chair Trumpet

Junior Erin O’Neil – 2nd Chair Trombone

Senior Jake Simon – 3rd Chair Tuba

High School Concert Band

Freshman Nora Dennedy – 1st Chair Bass Clarinet

Junior Luka Docter – 5th Chair Trumpet

Senior Brody Gehring – 2nd Chair Bass Clarinet

Freshman Grant Macura – 3rd Chair Baritone

Sophomore Lily Spata – 4th Chair Bassoon

Senior Aaron Spjut – 1st Chair Trumpet

Freshman Grant Macura – 3rd Chair Baritone

8th grade

Ava Ahrens – 1st chair baritone saxophone

Sean Clark – 2nd chair bassoon

Chase Pottebaum – 3rd chair tuba

EV Spata – 3rd chair percussion

Ben Spjut – 2nd chair trumpet

7th grade

Gwyneth Bell – 6th chair percussion

Lucie Fancher – 2nd chair tenor saxophone

Pete Fondacaro – 4th chair trumpet

Yantra Hawk – 7th chair trombone

Grant Holbrook – 5th chair percussion

Abby Kaszyca – 6th chair trumpet

Nick Larsen – 4th chair trombone

Max Trombley – 6th chair trombone

Matias Yarto – 3rd chair flute


About OMEA

The Ohio Music Education Association believes…

…all students should have equal access to high quality music instruction delivered by licensed music teachers through comprehensive school programs in general, instrumental and choral music education.

OMEA advocates for: 

  • comprehensive school programs in general, instrumental, and choral music education,
  • state and national music standards, with assessment to ensure that students meet high academic expectations,
  • licensed teachers, adequate instructional time, and appropriate facilities and materials for music programs.

To achieve this mission, OMEA: 

  • promotes the highest levels of professional development for music teachers,
  • works collaboratively with other organizations and businesses/corporations for a broad spectrum of continuing education for music teachers,
  • encourages programs for gifted, special needs and pre-school children,
  • supports the concept of diversity in music education,
  • identifies “best practices” for teaching music at different educational levels,
  • uses a system of adjudicated events that demonstrate an emphasis on educational values and high achievement in school music programs,
  • encourages the use of technology and new approaches to music teaching and learning, and
  • promotes life long participation and learning in music

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