Lakewood Legacies

  • Lakewood Legacies – Mariana Stockman
    While at Lakewood High I performed in Symphonic Orchestra and Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra’s (NOYO) lab group. One of my favorite performance memories from LHS was the first time I performed at a Barneys Café. My sophomore year I signed up to play an original piano composition but was nervous because everyone in the black … Read more
  • Lakewood Legacies – Abby Wimbiscus Black
    My early music memories in Lakewood City Schools include singing in Mrs. Hildebrandt’s McKinley Elementary School choir, and being so excited to start playing the violin in 5th grade orchestra. I had played piano prior to starting the violin, but was so thrilled to begin learning an instrument with friends in school. During my years … Read more
  • Lakewood Legacies – Luke Lemmeier
    Throughout my time at Lakewood High School, I had the joy of participating in LHS Choirs and Orchestras, Vive L’Four, and numerous Barnstormer productions.  Fun fact: I was also Oliver in LHS’s 2007 production of “Oliver!” when I was in 6th grade.  After graduating in 2013, I went on to continue my vocal training at Baldwin Wallace … Read more
  • Lakewood Legacies – Rachel Daso
    I started playing the trombone in 4th grade after attending instruments on parade and have sought out musical opportunities wherever I have found myself since. I am currently in my last semester at Fordham University in New York studying Chemistry, but even with my busy schedule, I have made it a priority to keep music in … Read more
  • Lakewood Legacies – Mary Beth Donahoe
    My first on-stage appearance was in LHS Barnstormers’ 2001 production of The King And I. As a third-grader, I took pride in my pivotal line reading of “No, Miss Anna, please don’t go!” Since then, the Lakewood Music Department has been instrumental (pun intended) in my development as a musical theatre artist. During high school, … Read more
  • Lakewood Legacies – Antonio de Jesus
    While most of my peers in high school generally knew the directions they were going in, I myself knew less of what it was that I initially wanted to do or what college I wanted to eventually go to. Somewhere around the last year and a half, though, while sifting through career ambiguity, I discovered … Read more
  • Lakewood Legacies – Virginia Ashley
    After graduating from Lakewood High School in 2014, I went on to receive my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in viola performance from Kent State University in 2018 and 2020, respectively. I served as KSU’s graduate assistant for viola, played in the Kent State University Orchestra, and performed as the principal violist in productions of Oklahoma!, … Read more
  • Lakewood Legacies – Max Mulready
    During my time at Lakewood High School, I enjoyed so many amazing experiences in the music program such as performing for (then vice-) President Joe Biden with the Lakewood Project, touring around Williamsburg, Virginia with the symphonic choir, and performing in the Tri-C High School Rock Off. After graduating from LHS in 2014, I earned … Read more
  • Lakewood Legacies – Abi Norman
    During my time in the Lakewood Music Department, I kept myself busy with everything from Garfield Music Crew to ROCK ON! camp to The Lakewood Project and everything in between! When I graduated from LHS in 2016, I went on to study Music Education at The Ohio State University, where I continued my passion for … Read more