Seven student musicians from Downers Grove North High School were selected by competitive audition to the 2011-2012 Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra, Composer Showcase, and ‘Future Music Educators Symposium’. Performance auditions were held last October at Carl Sandburg High School; musical compositions were evaluated by professional musicians and composers from across the country.
“We are really thrilled for these students and their families,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chair at North High. “Many people helped these students achieve this success, beginning with their very first elementary school music teachers and extending to their private-lessons teachers today. North High is very proud to have these incredible musicians representing District 99 at the All-State level.”
The All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Band will convene for a series of rehearsals in Peoria, IL, January 26-28, 2012. Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the evening of January 27, and the afternoon of January 28, 2012.
Anna Krainc - Clarinet (Senior)
Jonathan Sheetz - Bass Clarinet (Senior)
Eareen Yambao - Tenor II (Senior)
Meghan Lyda – Cello (Senior)
Alana Osterling – Cello (Junior)
All-State Music Composition
Spencer Schillerstrom – Jazz Improvisation/2nd place (Sophomore)
Future Music Educators Symposium
Caitlin Doak (Senior)