By Melanie Yingst
March 21, 2014
To the editor:
On Friday, March 14, Miami East High School Choirs competed at O.M.E.A. District Large Group Contest. The event was hosted by Bellefontaine High School. That evening two choirs from Miami High School performed for a rating.
The 15-member Miami East High School Women’s Ensemble competed in class C. This class earned a Superior rating. The Women’s Ensemble members are: Ashely Burns, Emily Brown, Caitlin Justice, Kara Kallen, Kyleigh Tulanko, Angie Mack, Haley Etherington, Amy Hahn, Hanna Weaver, Miranda Maggart, Ciara Oiler, Hannah Carpenter, Brynne Snodgrass, Megan Lawson, Amanda Pottorf, Taylar McEowen, Erin Redick and Emily Randall.
The students of M.E.H.S. Mixed Choir this year opted to raise their classification to O.M.E.A. class A. The Miami East Mixed Choir received a Superior rating as well. The mixed choir students are: Ashley Burns, Taylor Baker, Abby Bollinger, Emily Brown, Jamie Hawkins, Caitlin Justice, Haleigh Maggert, Brooke Ryman, Cid Shaffer, Liza Starret, Kara Kallen, Kyleigh Tulanko, Olivia Weldon, Angie Mack, Haley Etherington, Amy Hahn, Hanna Weaver, Bailey Gerardi, Emily Holicki, Sabrina Kessler, Megan Kinisson, Miranda Maggart, Karson Mahaney, Ciara Oiler, Maddy Parker, Megan Pettit, Katie Runner, Makayla Spillman, Meranda Tucker, Jillian Wesco, Maddy Younce, Hannah Carpenter, Brynne Snodgrass, Megan Lawson, Amanda Pottorf, Taylar McEowen, Kristen Pulsar, Erin Redick, Emily Randall, Alexis Adkins, Melissa Coates, Deven Baldasare, Cameron Coomes, Daniel Everett, Chase Fulghum, Michael Werling, Brandon Mack, Dylan Martinez, Nick Ratcliff, Nathan Teeters, Cole Garrett, Dalton Allen, Nick Baker, Dakota Brown, Brendan Clawson, Alex Heim, Kole Keyser, Scot Kirby, Kyle Maggart, Nick Ochoa, Mark Randall, Bryce Redick, Lance Reynolds, Ethan Slack, Seth Tamplin, Noah Tucker and Logan West.
These young singers worked hard to achieve this recognition. Both choirs earned the right to advance to O.M.E.A. Choir State Contest May 2. That event will be hosted by Tippecanoe High School. Congratulations Miami East Choirs. The choirs were directed by Mr. Omar Lozano. The choir’s piano accompanists are Mr. Ken DeWeese and Mrs. Melissa Lozano.
— Omar Lozano
Director of Choirs
Miami East Local Schools