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The Symphonic Band is an advanced wind ensemble under the direction of Mr. Brett Benzin. NOYO’s newest large ensemble, it plays high-level band repertoire with an emphasis on energy and dynamism. NOYO accepts Symphonic Band auditions on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.
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12:00pm - 1:50pm
Nov 05, 2023 - Mar 24, 2024
Brett Benzin currently serves as the Assistant Band Director at Berea-Midpark High School in Berea, Ohio, where he directs the BMHS Symphonic Band, teaches 5th grade brass, and assists with the Titan Marching Band. He previously taught seven years in the Keystone Local School District in Lagrange, Ohio, preceded by four years as band director in the Northeastern (Tinora) Local School District in Defiance, Ohio. Mr. Benzin received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Bowling Green State University in 2011. Mr. Benzin’s groups have consistently participated at the state level for large group adjudicated events. In 2014, he received the “Outstanding Potential Award” from the American School Band Directors Association and was inducted into the group in 2016. In 2018, Mr. Benzin was awarded the “Educator of the Year” in the Keystone Local School District. He was awarded the Ohio Music Education Association’s “Outstanding Young Educator” in 2019. Mr. Benzin is active in OMEA, and currently serves as the District 4 Past-President.
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