SYCAMORE – Forty-nine high school and forty-four middle school students (93 students in all) from the Sycamore School District were selected to participate in the 2013 Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-District Orchestras, All-District Bands and All-District Choirs.
Students who made All-District groups performed ILMEA-selected music for judges in competitive auditions in October. The students who were selected spent one day in rehearsal, and the groups performed later the same day. This year, The All-District Jazz festival was held at Rochelle Township High School on Saturday, November 9, and the All-District Orchestra festival was held at Augustana College on the same date. The All-District Band and Choir festivals were held on Saturday, November 16 at DeKalb High School.
Students from Sycamore High School who have been selected for the ILMEA All-District festivals include:
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR:
Soprano – Sophia Andaloussi, Mary Flaherty, Rebecca Hooey, Bridget Johnson, Aubry Nelson, Becca Roby, Claire Schroeder, Haley Tyrrell, Elizabeth Watson; Alto – Falon Findley, Sarah Houdek, Annie Malecki, Nicky Startz, Kara Strohm, Maddie White; Tenor – Ian Lovell, Alex Riley; Bass – Ian Findley, Collin Koneczny-Dix, Andrew McComb, Jordan Peterson.
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR (freshmen participating in junior festival):
Sopranos – Merri Bork, Elizabeth Fritz, Araceli Hill, Emily Keiner, Ambyr Siebens, Kimberly Sims; Altos – Emani Brinkman, Anna McComb; Baritone – John Lerohl, Trevor McDonald, Michael Mendoza.
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA:
Violin – Lizzie Briscoe, Hannah Cerny, Jessica Luo, Maddie Pawola, Viola – Trent Englum, Kailey Mulligan, Rebecca Vidales; Cello – Baylee Petit; Bass – Sarah Grant, Seth Kates, Brett Brancato, Evan Jacobs.
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA WINDS:
Trombone – Ella Rose Atkins, Casey Bunge; Oboe – Emma Olson; Bassoon – Rachel Hecht; French Horn – Andrew Selig, Jordyn Shultz; Trumpet – Ben Van Wienen.
HIGH SCHOOL BAND:
Flute –Alyssa Maillefer; Clarinet – Alex Cuthbert, Michael Ekstrom; Alto Saxophone – Leah Tabone, Gracia Watson; Baritone Saxophone – Efrain Aguirre; French Horn – Bret Reser.
HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND:
Alto Sax – Gracia Watson; Baritone Sax – Efrain Aguirre; Trumpet – Olivia Lohse.
Students from Sycamore Middle School who have been selected for ILMEA include:
MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA:
Violin – Austin Bell, Ben Briscoe, Jessica Comstock, Kayla Fowler, Hannah Kirby, Julia Luo, Kallista Mathias, Madeline McCormick, Athena Ye; Viola – Kelsey Mulligan, Ally Versluys, Allison Vidales; Cello – Julia Bowers, Coco Breidenbach, Kjelden Breidenbach, Grace Frielink, Aly Gregorec, Ryan Loitz, Courtney Mulligan, Julia Simmons, Tsave Walker; Bass – William Kane, Nolan Polly.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND:
Flute – Lizzie Egerman, Mackenzie Taylor; Clarinet – Kayla Bailey, Brianna Cada, Ben Holtz, Emily Grayburn; Baritone Saxophone – Jakob Kelly; Trumpet – Gabe Frielink, Elliott Marsh; Trombone – Will Biletzky; Percussion – Riley Lohse.
MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND:
Trumpet – Elliott Marsh; Trombones – Will Biletzky, Tamia Hughes, Chelsea Smith; Guitar – Jakob Kelly; Bass – Annabelle Atkins.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR:
Soprano – Madison Drake, Dana Nielsen; Alto – Kaylie Emmer; Baritone – Roan Findley.
Congratulations to all Sycamore School District participants!