The Band Program at Nordonia Hills City Schools includes more than 450 students in Grades 6-12 that perform in one of our five curricular concert bands, three jazz ensembles, many concert and jazz chamber ensembles, two indoor marching ensembles, or the Marching Band. The district’s band programs boast strong traditions of excellent performance, dating back to its founding in the early 1960s. Our district encompasses the communities of Macedonia, Northfield Center, Northfield Village, Sagamore Hills, and a portion of Boston Heights.
Tom Weaver, Mary Schrembeck, and Kevin Niese are currently the Band Directors of Nordonia.
The Nordonia High School Bands have a strong and storied history dating back to the founding of the school in 1962. Over the past 50 years the marching and concert bands have received superior ratings numerous times at OMEA State events and have performed at several prestigious venues locally and nationally.
Currently the high school program consists of over 165 students involved in marching band, one of two curricular concert bands, and the extracurricular jazz program. The Lancer Marching Band performs at all Nordonia Knights football games, as well as several OMEA competitions across the region, and BOA competitions across the Midwest. The Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform at three concerts annually in addition to the OMEA District VI Solo & Ensemble and Large Group Adjudicated Events. The Jazz Ensemble performs at several band concerts, as well as at community functions and venues. Tom Weaver is the Director of Bands at Nordonia High School and Kevin Niese is the Assistant Director of Bands.
The Band Program at Nordonia Middle School boasts a proud tradition of excellence in performance, both in local performances and prestigious venues around the region. Past accolades include numerous superior ratings at OMEA District Large Group Adjudicated Events, as well as performances at the Ohio Band Directors Conference, ASBDA Conventions, and the Ohio Music Educators Association State Convention.
Currently the Band Program includes over 170 7th and 8th Grade students in two curricular concert bands and two curricular jazz ensembles, all of which meet daily. Mary Schrembeck is the Director of Bands at Nordonia Middle School.
Lee Eaton Elementary
The Band Program at Lee Eaton Elementary School has a strong tradition of introducing young musicians to the fundamentals of performance in instrumental music. Currently, band is offered at Lee Eaton beginning in 6th Grade as a graded elective course for credit. Students rehearse on a daily basis at the beginning of the school day, usually in like-instrument settings. This year the ensemble will perform at two concerts and several in-school functions and be directed by Kevin Niese with assistance by Mary Schrembeck, Tom Weaver, Laura Ellacott and Becky Chen.
Band is made up of students just like yours. Most of them have never played an instrument before or have no experience with music. Band is one of the most empowering experiences you can offer your child, as it requires self-discipline, social cooperation, and creativity in aiding a student to express him or herself non-verbally. Successful performance in the band requires good citizenship, critical thinking, hard work, and will nurture your child’s communication, social, and cooperative abilities. Band is the largest student activity in the Nordonia Hills community, and creates friendships that last far beyond graduation. We look forward to seeing those friendships blossom and welcoming you into the band family!