Since its inception in 1955, the Crestwood Band program has a long tradition of pride and excellence in music. The bands at Crestwood have appeared in the Ohio Music Education Association Events for over 63 years. With the concert bands at the core of the curriculum, students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety other ensembles offered throughout the band department. The “Scarlet Guard” Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and other student chamber ensembles. Students in the Crestwood Band program have performed at some of the most premiere events, venues, and festivals throughout the country.
The Crestwood Symphonic Band & Scarlet Guard Marching Band both have in the past received superior ratings at the OMEA State level placing the band program at Crestwood as one of the top programs in in the state. The Crestwood Concert Bands previously have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Severance Hall home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. The Crestwood 7th & 8th Grade Bands have consistently participated in OMEA Adjudicated Events earning Superior & Excellent Ratings, and twice been invited to perform at the OMEA State Conference. The Scarlet Guard Marching Band has a long tradition of excellence and consistently qualifies for the OMEA State Marching Band Finals. The Scarlet Guard has also participated in Bands of America Championships Events over the years, is a six time Regional Class Championship Finalist and three time Regional Championship Finalist. The band has also previously attended the Bands of America Grand National Championships four times since 2008.
Throughout the almost 70 year history, the Crestwood Bands have maintained a long tradition of musical excellence. To continue in this tradition of success and in pursuit of musical excellence requires a high degree of dedication, effort, and pride on the part of each person involved. To be a part of something as special as the Crestwood Band family is truly an experience to treasure.
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The Crestwood Bands commit to excellence in all things and to always be our personal best. We strive to use our music to create something greater than ourselves, something that we as individuals could not create on our own. We want to use music as a vehicle to create an inspired and dedicated group of students.