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Twenty D214 music students selected for All-State honors

Published January 18, 2023

Twenty students from High School District 214 schools have been selected to perform at this year’s Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) All-State Festival, the highest honor a high school musician can achieve. All-State musicians will travel to Peoria, IL from January 25-28, 2023 to participate in the Illinois Music Education Conference. Congratulations to the following students:

Buffalo Grove High School:
Priya Adiga, Flute/Piccolo, Honors Band
Christine Cabrera, Soprano, Honors Chorus
Matthew Hamilton, Baritone Saxophone, Honors Jazz Band
Andrew Hoang, Cello, Honors Orchestra
Charlie Morrison, Bass, Honors Chorus
Carina Obrecht, Clarinet, Honors Band
Kyle Rusch, Bass Clarinet, All-State Band
Lexi Samander, Soprano, All-State Chorus

Elk Grove High School:
Ivan Martinez, Future Music Educators Seminar

John Hersey High School:
Adam Blendermann, Double Bass, Honors Orchestra
Grace Fuller, Trumpet, All-State Band
Mallory Leno, Composition Track
Bethany Reed, Jazz Vibes, Honors Jazz Band
Annabelle Temple, Clarinet, Honors Band

Prospect High School:
Emily DePaz, Bassoon, Honors Band
Alek Dilan, Tuba, Honors Band
Jillian Egan, Viola, All-State Orchestra

Rolling Meadows High School:
TJ Allison, Trombone, Honors Band
Stephen Goodwin, Double Bass, All-State Band
Lauren Oh, Clarinet, All-State Band

To earn their spot, the students auditioned and were ranked highly in categories including required selections, sight-reading, improvisation and stylistic, accurate and quality intonation.

The ILMEA Student Programs have been developed to encourage musical performance and creative expression and the many forms that may take for student musicians. These students represent the best and brightest student musicians and the high-quality music education provided by music educators across Illinois.