Ethan Banning

2022 Scholarship Recipient

Ethan Banning is a graduating Senior from Strongsville High School. When it was time to choose an instrument to play in 5th grade, he followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and played the trumpet. Ethan has played in his high school’s bands and symphony orchestra which both received perfect scores at state-level competitions, as well as helped run student-run music programs at his school whether it was gathering people to play with his high school’s show choir, or putting together a group to play some popular videogame music. During the marching season, Ethan gave the brand new students enough confidence to bring out their harmonies and share his passion. Recently gaining an interest in music composition Ethan has written several original pieces for his brass section. Ethan has thrived in his musical environment and his love for music continues to crescendo as he grows older attending Akron University in Akron, Ohio with a major in computer science and a minor in music composition, and the goal of performing on stage with professionals.