Forty-four high school and 43 middle school students from the Sycamore School District were selected to participate in the 2012 Illinois Music Educators Association All-District Orchestras, All-District Bands and All-District Choirs.
Students who made All-District groups performed IMEA-selected music for judges in competitive auditions in October. The selected students spent one day rehearsing, and the groups performed later the same day.
This year, the All-District Jazz festival was held at Rochelle Township High School on Nov. 10. The All-District Band, Orchestra and Choir festivals were held Nov. 17 at DeKalb High School.
Students from Sycamore High School who were selected for the IMEA All-District festivals include:
High School Choir
Soprano – Aubry Nelson, Elizabeth Watson, Brigid Crawford, Sara Diemer, Emily Flower; Alto – Laura Knuth, Teagan Overhaug, Maddie White; Tenor – Alex Riley; Bass – Dustin King.
High School Orchestra
Violin – Lizzie Briscoe, Hannah Cerny, Katharine Denius, Jessica Luo, Jessica Park, Maddie Pawola, Danielle Pivonka, Miranda Van Wienen; Viola – Trent Englum, Alyssa Gregorec, Kailey Mulligan, Rebecca Vidales; Cello – Kevin Loitz, Baylee Petit, Paige Phelps; Bass – Sarah Grant, Seth Kates, Lydia Moore.
High School Orchestra Winds
Bassoon – Rachel Hecht; French Horn – Andrew Selig, Jordyn Shultz; Trumpet – Ben Van Wienen.
High School Band
Flute – Ashlyn Gardner, Alyssa Maillefer; Oboe – Emma Olson; Clarinet – Michael Ekstrom; Alto Saxophone – Taylor Brady, Gracia Watson; Trombone – Ella Rose Atkins, Casey Bunge, Jessica Howland.
High School Jazz Band
Alto Sax – Taylor Brady; Trombone – Casey Bunge; Drum Set – Jordan Smith.
Students from Sycamore Middle School who were selected for IMEA include:
Middle School Orchestra
Violin – Austin Bell, Ellie Bowers-Chen, Ben Briscoe, Jessica Comstock, Lauryn Gregorec, Kelsie Kruskol, Julia Luo, Kallista Mathias, Megan Meyer, Jacob Parra, Athena Ye; Viola – Katie Boyle, Anna Criswell, Emma Dodson, Ryan Piloni; Cello – Kjelden Breidenbach, Sarah Cerny, Colleen Dow, Ryan Loitz, Anthony Nelson, Dana Nielsen, Julia Simmons, Katie Streicher, Claire Thornburg, A.J. Vidales; Bass – Brett Brancato, Evan Jacobs.
Middle School Band
Flute – Alyssa Meier, Mackenzie Taylor; Oboe – Matthew Rogers, Katrina Thu; Clarinet – Kayla Bailey, Brianna Cada, Alex Cuthbert, Nick McKay, Madison Williams; French Horn – Bret Reser; Percussion – Riley Lohse.
Middle School Jazz Band
Baritone Saxophone – Andrew Brady; Trumpet – Elliott Marsh; Trombone – Kallista Mathias; Guitar – Jakob Kelly; Bass – Brett Brancato.