Forty high school and forty-eight middle school students from the Sycamore Community School District #427 were recently selected to participate in the 2016 Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) 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 students who were selected spend one day in rehearsal, and the groups perform later the same day. The All-District Jazz Festival was held on November 12 at Rochelle Township High School. The All-District Band, Orchestra, and Choir Festivals were held on Saturday, November 19 at DeKalb High School.
Students from Sycamore High School who have been selected for the ILMEA All-District festivals include:
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR:
Soprano – Kaitlin Jacobson, Emily Keiner, Alice Mesjak; Alto – Kelsie Kruskol, Anna McComb; Tenor – John Lerohl, Trevor McDonald.
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR (Freshmen participating in Junior Festival):
Soprano – Clara Biletzky, Tessa Harbecke; Alto – Caitlin Horton, Corinn Schusteff; Baritone – Jacob Jovanovich.
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA:
Violin – Ellie Bowers, Ben Briscoe, Kaylie Emmer, Julia Luo, Madeline McCormick; Viola – Kelsey Mulligan, Ryan Piloni; Cello – Kjelden Breidenbach, Grace Frielink; Bass – Eli Briscoe, Brett Brancato, Evan Jacobs.
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA WINDS:
Oboe – Mary McConnaughay, Matthew Rogers; French Horn – Bret Reser.
HIGH SCHOOL BAND:
Oboe – Tommy Kloosterman; Alto Saxophone – Ryan Loitz, Gracia Watson; Baritone Sax – Jakob Kelly; Trumpet – Gabe Frielink, Elliott Marsh; French Horn – Kim Hohlfeld; Trombone – Will Biletzky, Brett Harris; Baritone – Madeline Kessler.
HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND:
Alto Sax – Gracia Watson; Baritone Sax – Jakob Kelly; Trombone – Will Biletzky.
Students from Sycamore Middle School who have been selected for ILMEA All-District festivals include:
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND:
Flute – Sarah Brazier; Oboe – Kellie Hohlfeld, Jake Rundle; Clarinet – Chloe Harbecke, Catie Haub, Lorin Kmieciak, Adam Zeller; Trumpet – Tryggve Vilaseca; French Horn – Aidan Dempsey; Trombone – Karl Peterson; Percussion – Nicholas Cyr, John Kloosterman.
MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND:
Tenor Saxophone – Allison Troy; Trombone – Karl Peterson, Jaxon Lang; Guitar – Jeremy Peterson.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR:
Sopranos – Kaitlyn Bowman, Madelyn Greenwald, Melissa Lerohl, Charlotte Sharp, Vani Subramony, Jill Thomas, Lynsey Villarreal, Kylie Von Schnase; Altos – Hannah Frielink, Megan McConnaughay, Ryan Russo; Baritone – Jeremy Peterson.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA:
Violin – Maxim Breidenbach, Sofi Briscoe, Emma Fredericks, Rebekah Nielsen, McKenna Nonnenmann, Ava Peterson, Emily Prebil, Sarah Siddiqui, Aidan Stanik, Erin Templin, Ritta Wi; Viola – Lily Baker, Jules Breidenbach, Rebeca DasNeves, Lili Walker; Cello – Ethan Bode, Avery DeRuyter, Austin Gerdes, Natalie Hulseberg, Luke Templin.