DHS music students earn festival invites
Seventeen DeKalb music students attended the annual Illlinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-State Festival in Peoria Jan. 23-25. Earlier this fall, students from band, choir, and orchestra auditioned at Sterling High School to participate in ILMEA Honor ensembles. Based on these auditions, band and choir students qualified for the District VIII Festival, recently held at DeKalb High School, and participated in all-day workshops, culminating in junior and senior concerts. Orchestra students participated in a similar festival held at Augustana College, while jazz students convened in Rochelle High School.