SYCAMORE – Fifty-four high school and 38 middle school students from the Sycamore School District were recently selected to participate in the 2018 Illinois Music Educators Association all-district orchestras, bands, jazz bands and choirs.
Students who made all-district groups performed audition material for judges in competitive auditions in October. The selected students spent one day in rehearsal, and the groups performed later the same day. The All-District Jazz festival was held Nov. 10 at Belvidere High School. The All-District Band, Choir and Orchestra festivals were held Nov. 17 at DeKalb High School.
Sycamore High School students selected for the ILMEA All-District festivals include:
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR:
Soprano – Emily Davis, Katie Ewing, Kaitlin Jacobson, Ashley Parks, Vani Subramony; Alto – Clara Biletzky, Tessa Harbecke, Abigail Krull, Lyric Pugh, Corinn Schusteff; Tenor – Jacob Jovanovich, Ebad Rana, Kal-el Sexton; Bass – Jeremy Peterson.
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR (freshmen participating in junior festival):
Soprano – Ava Bickner, Kaitlyn Bowman; Alto – Ryan Russo; Baritone – Jaxon Lang, Kameron Schroeder.
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA:
Violin – Grace Gruner, Julia Luo, Madeline McCormick, Joon Park, Emily Prebil, Erin Templin, Ritta Wi; Viola – Kelsey Mulligan, Charlotte Salis; Cello – Grace Frielink, Natalie Hulseberg, Courtney Mulligan, Tsavo Walker; Bass – Eli Briscoe.
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA WINDS:
English Horn – Tommy Kloosterman; Trumpet – Max Baird; Trombone – Karl Peterson.
HIGH SCHOOL BAND:
Flute – Avery DeRuyter, Ashley Montano; Clarinet – Chloe Harbecke, Lorin Kmieciak; Alto Saxophone – Morgyn Nelson; Tenor Sax – Allison Troy; Horn – Kimberly Hohlfeld, Kyle Shuman; Trumpet – Bradley Harris, Maxwell Wray; Trombone – Will Biletzky, Brett Harris; Euphonium – Blake Ross
HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND:
Trumpet – Kyle Shuman; Trombone – Will Biletzky, Karl Peterson; Guitar – Jeremy Peterson; Drums – Robert Carpenter.
Sycamore Middle School students selected for the ILMEA district festivals include:
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND:
Flute – Kate Elsner; Oboe – Elizabeth McConkie, Makena Ndicu, Jake Rundle; Clarinet – Bella Juarez, Miranda Zhang; Trumpet –Tryggve Vilaseca; French Horn –Sabrina Ezell; Trombone –Colin Wunner; Tuba – Jessica Bolda, Vinny Brito; Percussion – Greyson Decker.
MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND:
Trumpet – Jose Aviles; Trombone – Colin Wunner; Bass – Daniel Bos.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR:
Sopranos – Sofia DasNeves, Reese French; Altos – Annabelle Christensen, Liliana Jennings, Grace Linson, Layla Musich, Kyla Prather; Baritone – Samuel McDonald.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA:
Violin – Sofi Briscoe, Emma Fredericks, Stephanie Kim, Mark Lam, Benjamin Neal, Eva Peterson; Viola – Emily Bychowski, Elizabeth Kleckner; Cello – Rebecca Allen, Henry Bisco, Ethan Bode, Luke Templin; Bass – Daniel Bos, Jon Locascio.