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York's ILMEA All-State Musicians

Sixteen band, choir and orchestra students will represent York High School at the All-State ILMEA Music Festival in Peoria, IL on January 28-31. These students will work in ensembles and large groups with noted conductors and composers, with a final performance on January 31st. The weekend also includes awards for selected student compositions, including a small ensemble composition by York's Lauren Gaynor. Congratulations to the following talended musicians:

  • Band: Cameron Brown (bassoon), Daphne David (clarinet), Lauren Gaynor (flute), Robert Kildow (clarinet), Haley Nicholson (bassoon), Amy Strauch (flute), and Leah Young (French horn)
  • Choir: Kaitlin Cadagin (soprano), Brooke Morenz (alto), Lena Stojilkovic (also), and Hannah Widmaier (soprano)
  • Orchestra: Joelle Chiu (violin), Julia Dierksheide (harp), Andrew French (double bass), Ella Lee (violin), and Wes Nelson (double bass)

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 ILMEA All-District selected students!

On Tuesday, October 14, numerous York band, chorus and orchestra students participated in the ILMEA District 1 performances at Carl Sandburg High School. Hundreds of students were evaluated by adjudicators as they performed scales, etudes and sight reading.
54 York students were selected to participate in the ILMEA All-District event; a day-long musical experience on either November 15 (Jazz) at Lincoln-Way North High School or November 22 (band/chorus/orchestra) at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox, IL. These students worked with outstanding conductors and other selected students in District 1. The day culminated with an afternoon performance. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Band: Amy Choi, Flute Lauren Gaynor, Flute (will play with the orchestra) Amy Strauch, Flute Daphne David, Clarinet Robert Kildow, Clarinet Alaina Bottens, Bassoon Cameron Brown, Bassoon (will play with the orchestra) Haley Nicolson, Bassoon Brian Strauch, French Horn Leah Young, French Horn Becky Swanson, Tenor Saxophone (Jazz) Spencer Kost, Trumpet Michael Stumpf, Trumpet Alex Teague, Trumpet Danny Stumpf, Trombone Connor Lockie, Tuba Liam Fisher, Percussion (Band and Jazz)
  • Chorus: Madison Brown, Soprano Kaitlin Cadagan, Soprano Hannah Kikos, Soprano Katie Mitchell, Soprano Kirsten Mose, Soprano Rachel Orum, Soprano Carrie Sikich, Soprano Ginny Watson, Soprano Hannah Widmaier, Soprano Jessica Depaul, Alto Maggie Greer, Alto Jessica Heinz, Alto Emily Landreth, Alto Tatum Langley, Alto Brooke Morenz, Alto Erin O’Neill, Alto Clara Stezowski, Alto Lena Stojilkovic, Alto Morgan Taylor, Alto Erik Martenson , Tenor Zach Triska, Tenor
  • Orchestra: Danica Barnitz, Violin Joelle Chiu, Violin Ella Lee, Violin Elizabeth Mazzocco, Violin Neil Wary, Violin Leah Widmaier, Violin Maddie Fabry, Viola Sydney Meyer, Cello Liz Pronove, Cello Kevin Shehan, Cello Adela Skowronski, Cello Andrew French, Double Bass Wes Nelson, Double Bass (Orchestra and Jazz) Julia Dierksheide, Harp


ILMEA stands for Illinois Music Education Association.

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