OMEA Honor Band

Honor Band Information


Congratulations to THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS for making the OMEA all-state performing groups:


Wind Symphony

FLUTE - Emily Shoemake - 1st chair (also made 1st chair piccolo), Lyndie Mott - 5th chair
OBOE - Ryann Johnson - 3rd chair
Bb CLARINET - Taylor Jones - 2nd chair, Hailey Nelson - 9th chair
BASS CLARINET - Daniel Shahwan - 2nd chair
TENOR SAX - Micah Cheng - 1st chair (also 2nd chair alto and 1st chair bari)
FRENCH HORN - Garrett Smith - 8th chair
TROMBONE - John Kerr - 3rd chair
EUPHONIUM - Kevin Glynn - 2nd alternate
PERCUSSION - Robert Hare - 5th chair

Symphonic Band

PICCOLO - Mikayla Diggs - 1st chair
FLUTE - Emily Alonso - 10th chair
Bb CLARINET - Maloree Morris - 5th chair, Jackson Bearer - 16th chair
TENOR SAX - Matthew Smith - 1st chair (also 6th chair alto)
TRUMPET - John Strickland - 10th chair


TRUMPET - Jack Lollis - 3rd chair

OMEA All-State Itinerary

This information is supplemental to the rehearsal schedule that you received in your folder. Make certain that you are familiar with all times and locations. The school pays for hotel – reservations have already been made. Students are responsible for everything else. Students in the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band wear marching band uniforms with cream pants and polished shoes. Students in the orchestra wear concert blacks. Do not be late for any rehearsal or you will be sent home!

Thursday, January 18th

6:45 AM         Load Van & Bus

We are taking a school bus and van to the Tulsa PAC. Everything needed for rehearsals will go in the bus. Luggage, uniforms or concert blacks, and all hotel items will go in the van. Students should check out marching band uniforms with cream pants at this time. Make sure your white shoes have been cleaned and polished.

7:15 AM         Depart for Downtown/Performing Arts Center

7:30 AM         Arrive @ Downtown/Performing Arts Center

We are staying at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa, 100 E 2nd Street, Tulsa 74103, (918) 234-1234. Luggage will be kept in the van during the day. Arrangements will be made so students may get luggage after either the afternoon or evening rehearsal - it will depend on Mr. Hillock's schedule and when room keys are available.

8:00 AM         Rehearsals Begin

10:30 PM        Curfew and room check

Do not congregate out in the halls to chat, play hack, or anything else that might disturb patrons that are not associated with the OMEA Convention.

Friday, January 19th

Breakfast is on your own. You are allowed to bring breakfast with you or eat breakfast in the hotel restaurant, convenience store, or vending machines. You are not allowed to charge a meal to your room. Be up and ready to go with plenty of time. Know where you are going for rehearsal and/or sectionals. Do not be late for a rehearsal, be early and warmed up.             

5:15 PM          Dinner

We will go out somewhere to eat that night. Get away, chill, etc. The option to attend the concerts that night will be available as well.

7:30 PM          Honor Concert Performances at the Convention Center

9:30 PM          All-OMEA Mixer, Chat with Directors, etc.

Again, do not congregate out in the halls to chat, play hack, or anything else that might disturb patrons that are not associated with OMEA. Either congregate down in the lobby area until curfew or talk in your rooms.

12:00 AM       Curfew and room check.

Saturday, January 20th

You guessed it. Breakfast is still the same deal. Go to morning rehearsal as scheduled. 

11:00 AM       Check out of hotel. 

Parents pick up students at this point. Lunch is on your own with your parents. A parking garage is located next door to the hotel. It is in between the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Make sure you are back in time for your respective warm-ups and performances.

2:30 PM          All-OMEA Concerts Begin.  Tulsa Performing Arts Center

There is an admission charge for the concert.

Monday, January 22nd

Turn in marching band uniforms before rehearsal begins.


The following students have passed on to the final round of OMEA All-State Auditions.

PICCOLO - Mikayla Diggs, Lyndie Mott, Emily Shoemake
FLUTE - Emily Alonso, Katherine Au, Mikayla Diggs, Marissa Jonagan, Riya Kaul, Gillian McKnight, Lyndie Mott, Sarah Parenti, Emily Shoemake
OBOE - Ryann Johnson, Kate Woods
BASSOON - Jakob Olsen
Bb CLARINET - Jackson Bearer, Jack Bezdek, Sam Hjelm, Taylor Jones, Maloree Morris, Ariel Mwangi, Hailey Nelson, Ross Thompson
BASS CLARINET - Daniel Shahwan
ALTO SAX - Micah Cheng, Darcy Knorr, Kate Omstead, Matthew Smith, Nick Thompson, Lydia Vaughn, Lily Zhu
TENOR SAX - Micah Cheng, Zach Hallman, Andrew Kliewer, Kate Omstead, Darcy Knorr, Matthew Smith, Nick Thompson
BARI SAX - Jenna Brunk, Micah Cheng, Zach Hallman, Andrew Kliewer, Kate Omstead, Darcy Knorr, Matthew Smith, Nick Thompson
TRUMPET - Dalton Alsbrooks, Anahuac Contreras, Jack Lollis, Jarod Lorenz, Sean Melton, John Strickland
FRENCH HORN - Nick Sanderson, Garrett Smith, Caitlin Tygart
TROMBONE - John Kerr, Matthew Sims, Ramsie Watson
EUPHONIUM - Taylor Burnett, Marco Espinoza, Kevin Glynn, Lance Luinstra
TUBA - Adam Shoemake
PERCUSSION - Dylan Capps, Tanner Craig, James Davis, Seth Davis, Robert Hare, Aidan Henderson, Paxton Krafft, Grant McClendon, Dawson White

Students should begin practicing final round audition material immediatly. If you own the books, click HERE to see a copy of the audition material. If you do not own the books (highly recommended), then students should request a copy of the music ASAP. 

OMEA Final Round Audition Information

Each student is to pay $30.00 Hotel Fee. Check or Cash is acceptable. Cash should be exact change (Mr. Hillock cannot and will not make change) and in an envelope marked with your name. Checks should be made out to Jenks Band. The fee is due on or before Tuesday, November 21st. Students may want to include their NCDA hotel fee payment at the same time as OMEA final round auditions - even though the deadlines are two different dates. Students may use their trip account to pay for the hotel. Requests to do this must be sent to Bryan Fleming by Thursday, November 16th.

We will not be marching at the game. Below is the official itinerary for the weekend.

5:00 PM - Load Bus and Box Truck
5:15 PMDepart for Moore
7:15 PM - Dinner in Moore - several area fast food restaurants to choose from. Students need about $7-$10.00, Check into hotel, Get some good rest for auditions
Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites, 1809 N Moore Ave, Moore 73160, (405) 912-1400

7:30 AMWake Up. Continental Breakfast included at Hotel. Dress comfortably. 
8:45 AMDepart for Westmoore High School
9:15 AMDirectors Meeting. 
10:00 AM Auditions begin. Auditions will last all day and into the evening. Be ready for times of intense pressure paired with times of boredom. It is okay to bring stuff to do during downtime (cards, monopoly, homework, etc.) but keep in mind the reason that you are there. Students will need money for both lunch and dinner. A concession area is available on site for lunch. We usually try to take students away for dinner that evening. $20.00 should be sufficient for both meals. Final postings have been made around 9:00 PM the last couple of years. That would tentatively get us back home around 11:00 PM. 


OMEA Online French Horn Etude Clinics by Eldon Matlick, French Horn Professor from the University of Oklahoma

Here are links to clinics for the 2017-18 All-State Final Round Horn Auditions.  Please pass this to the horn players in your band program.

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