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An OHHS first: Highlanders on two All-State bands

Posted on: February 8, 2023 3:00 pm
OHHS student Kosta Brunson in All-State Jazz Band

Congratulations to senior Kosta Brunson and junior Matthew Watson for these top state honors!                                                             

OHHS student Matthew Watson named to All-State Band
A very special 'first' for Oak Hills High School! OHHS musicians were named to the All-State Band and to the All-State Jazz Band -- a tremendous distinction.
Congratulations to senior Kosta Brunson, a senior trombone player, for being chosen for the All-State Jazz Band, and to junior bass clarinet player Matthew Watson, for being names to the All-State Band.
The two earned the honors by auditioning against hundreds of other Ohio musicians, and each performed last weekend at the 2023 Ohio Music Education Association's annual professional development conference in Columbus.
Kosta is a member of the OHHS Wind Ensemble, Ambassador Jazz Band, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Quintet and Competitive Marching Band. He plans to attend the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to major in music education with a jazz emphasis.
Matthew is a member of the OHHS Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and marches contra tuba in the Competitive Marching Band.
Both students were also selected as members of the 2023 OMEA District 14 High School Honor Band earlier this year.
OHLSD is so proud of you, Kosta and Matthew, and wishes you both well in your future studies and performances!