The IA Okma music students work hard all year, and many students also put extra time and effort into regional and state level competitions. Listed on this page are some of the accomplishments of IA Okma music students during the 2017-2018 school year in events related to our school affiliated organizations: MSBOA, MSVMA, and NAfME/MMEA. Of course there are many kids who do extra ensembles and events not connected to the music program. We take a moment to celebrate the hard work of all of these students, their directors, families, and others who have helped them refine their skills!
MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble – The following students were invited to State Solo & Ensemble by receiving a first division rating (I) at District S&E in January 2018.
MSBOA District 4 Honors Band – The following students were accepted to the District 4 Honor Band weekend event based on director nominations and previous year’s State S&E scores.
MSBOA Michigan Youth Arts Festival Nomination – The following students were invited to participate in MSBOA’s statewide MYAF Band or Orchestra by having among the highest State S&E Proficiency Exam scores in the state on their respective instruments.
MSBOA All-State Orchestra – The following students were accepted to the All-State Orchestra by winning a statewide audition, representing the best of Michigan’s orchestral musicians. They performed at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids in January 2018.
MSVMA State Solo & Ensemble – The following students were invited to State Solo & Ensemble by receiving a first division rating (I) at District S&E in January 2018.
MSVMA Regional Honors Choir – The following students won a recorded audition to be able to perform at the Honors Choir concert in December 2017.
MSVMA State Honors Choir – Students who advance from Regional Honors Choir are placed in State, performing at the Michigan Music Conference in January in three separate choirs.
MSVMA All-State at MYAF – The final step in the MSVMA Honors Choir process, students who advance from State HC move on to All-State at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, a single choir comprised of the best vocal musicians in the state.
MMEA Honors Composition Concert – Students receiving this honor submitted their original works to the MMEA Composition panel. Outstanding entries were selected to have their composition performed at the Michigan Music Conference in January 2018.
NAfME Tri-M Music Honor Society Executive Board – Music Honor Society is founded on the principle of both recognizing and cultivating excellence and service in music education. The following students were elected to the board by the membership, and ran the organization for the 2017-18 school year.
Congratulations to all IA Okma Musicians!