Performing Arts

Last Updated: 8/29/2022 1:16 AM


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Lakewood City Schools has a long legacy of excellence in arts education, including the performing arts. From our many performance groups at the high school to our elementary music program, there are many options available to all our students.

If you have a question about our Performing Arts programs, please email



George P. Read Music Department

Band Program (website for LHS bands)
Director: Clinton Steinbrunner  I email I  216-227-5980
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Concert Band
Jazz Band*
Jazz Workshop*
Ranger Marching Band* (website)
Ranger Pep Band*

Orchestra Program (website)
Director: Dr. Elizabeth Hankins  I email I  216-227-5990
Chamber Orchestra
Symphonic Orchestra
String Orchestra
Lakewood Project (electric rock orchestra)*
       Check out LP in this video
Four Seasons string quartet*

For more information on the LHS Orchestra Program, visit Dr. Hankins' teacher website by clicking here.

Choir Program
Director: Rayna Brooks I email I  216-227-5981
Symphonic Mixed Choir
Symphonic Treble Choir
Soprano/Alto Concert Choir
Tenor/Bass Concert Choir
Men's Choir
Chamber Choir* 
Vive Le Four men's quartet*
Fourtes women's quartet*

Drama Program
Director: Domenic Farinelli  I email I  216-529-4162

The Drama program offers Broadcast/Theater Production as an elective through the English Department. Theatre Arts is also available through the West Shore Career-Technical District. The Barnstormers Drama Club performs three plays throughout the school year, including a spring musical. The Barnstormers Club is advised by Trish Hendy (

Non-Performance Classes
American Pop Music
Music Theory
AP Music Theory


Grade Level Bands
Grade Level Choirs
Grade Level Orchestras
Jazz Band*
Strolling Strings*
Show Choir*

Harding Band Director: John Blasko  I  email
Garfield Band Director: Tess Marjanovic I email 
Harding Orchestra Director: Patty Mullinax  I email
Garfield Orchestra Director: Vince Huzicka I email
Harding & Garfield Choir Director: Lisa Blasko I email

Garfield Middle School: 216.529.4241
Harding Middle School: 216.529.4261


Kodaly and Orff-based General Music
5th Grade Band
5th Grade Orchestra
Performance choirs (varies by school)
Field trips to Cleveland Orchestra

Emerson music teacher: Matthew Fitz  I email I  216-529-4254
Grant music teacher: Carrie Smith  I email I  216-529-4217
Harrison music teacher:  Stephanie Grant l email 216-529-4230
Hayes music teacher: Karen Bescan   I email I  216-529-4228
Horace Mann music teacher: Aaron Waryk  I email I  216-529-4257
Lincoln music teacher: Emily Murphy l email 216-529-4232
Roosevelt music teacher: Renee Wagner) I email I  216-529-4224

Elementary strings teacher: Patty Mullinax  I email I 216.227-5707, ext. 18428 and Vince Huzicka I email Renee Wagner) I email I  216-529-4224
Elementary band teachers: John Blasko, 216-529-4261 and Tess Marjanovic, 216-529-4241 (see emails under Middle School Programs)

Events & Forms

(with livestream links if available)

May 10: 5th Grade Instrumental Concert
7 pm, Civic Auditorium

May 11: LHS & MS Jazz Concert
7 pm, Civic Auditorium

May 12: 7th Grade Concert
7:30 pm, Civic Auditorium

May 13: OMEA Jr. High Large Group Event

May 14: Lakewood Project Spring Concert
7:30 pm, Civic Auditorium

May 16: LHS Choral Concert
7 pm, Civic Auditorium

May 18: LHS Bands Concert
7 pm, Civic Auditorium

May 19: 6th Grade Concert
7:30 pm, Civic Auditorium

May 23: 8th Grade Concert
7:30 pm, Civic Auditorium


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