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Lincoln-Way East Students selected for the Illinois Music Education Association All District Festival
Friday, October 20, 2017

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Lincoln-Way East High School Music Department learned that 51 students were selected as part of the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) All District Festival. These students were selected in the areas of: Band, Choir, Orchestra, Instrumental Jazz and Vocal Jazz.

The selected students were chosen from an audition amongst 2000 entries across 60 participating High School music programs in District 1 of ILMEA.

The students will perform with selected students from other ILMEA district 1 schools. They will also have the privilege of rehearsing with professional conductors and performing a concert in November.

The Jazz Festival concert will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, IL beginning at 4 p.m. The Concert/Choir/Orchestra Festival will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL starting at 4 p.m.

Lincoln-Way East students chosen to participate in the ILMEA All District Festival for Band include seniors, Evan Curatolo, Madilyn Diaz, Matthew Fritsch, Megan Greenburg, David Sedivy, and Dominic Tagler, juniors Elise Clayton, Alex Guzzo, and Madelyn Schafer, as well as sophomores Alex Dejardins and Ela Eames.

Lincoln-Way East students chosen to participate in the ILMEA All District Festival for Orchestra are as follows: senior Kevin Meaux, junior David Alexander, and sophomores Alicia Pearson and Chris Pregmon.

Lincoln-Way East students chosen to participate in the ILMEA All District Festival for Choir include seniors Emily Baker, Rachel Dal Bianco, Samantha Grobmeier, Amber Lemmons, Alexandria Marchert, Brendon McCray, Christopher Patterson, Tara Tischer, Ashley Williams, and Melanie Wiltjer, juniors Colin Curatolo, Madelyn Daley, Nicholas Forlenza, Elise Houlihan, Julia Maylone, and Samuel Moses Ruby, as well as sophomore Dillon Ruzich.

Lincoln-Way East students chosen to participate in the ILMEA All District Festival for Jazz Band are as follows: seniors Matthew Fritsch and Brendon McCray, juniors Zach Arseneau, Colin Curatolo, Aiden Dehn, and Andrew Gates, sophomore Sophia Brattoli, and freshman Grant Bruninga.

Lincoln-Way East students chosen to participate in the ILMEA All District Festival for Vocal Jazz Ensemble include seniors Emily Baker, Adam Barrera, and Brendon McCray, juniors Rachel Dal Bianco, Emma Mize, and Sam Ruby, and sophomores Brianna Ebenroth, Harper Gerfen, John McMahon, Dillon Ruzich, and Nathan Tilton.

For more information and details about the ILMEA organization, please visit www.ilmea.org. For more information on the Lincoln-Way East Music Department please visit www.lwemusic.org.