The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) held its annual Professional Development Conference from February 8-10, 2018, in Columbus, OH. Over 1,000 high school students from all across Ohio submitted applications and recorded auditions in May of 2017 in hopes of being selected to perform at the conference. Canfield High School was proud to be represented by Senior Garret Kuchmaner and Sophomore Jake Fay.
Senior Garret Kuchmaner (saxophone) is the son of Andrew and Lauri Kuchamaner. He is a member of the Canfield High School Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Henry Stambaugh Youth Concert Band. Kuchmaner has earned Superior ratings at OMEA Solo and Ensemble competitions. He has been selected to perform with numerous honors ensembles including the Ohio Band Director’s Conference Honor Band (2017, University of Akron), Ohio State Honors Band (2018, Ohio State University), and the 2018 OMEA All-State Band (Columbus). Kuchmaner studies saxophone with Al Colella and David Cana and plans on majoring in music when he graduates from Canfield this spring.
Sophomore Jake Fay (tuba) is the son of Michael and Holly Fay. He has been a member of the Canfield High School Symphonic Band since his freshmen year. Fay consistently earns Superior ratings at OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest. He was selected to perform with the OMEA Northeast Regional Orchestra (2017, Cleveland State University), and the 2018 OMEA All-State Band (Columbus). Fay studies tuba with his dad, Mike Fay.