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Dist. 427 sends 93 musicians to all-district festivals

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Sycamore School District 427 sent 93 music students to the 2013 Illinois Music Educators Association all-district orchestras, bands and choirs.

In all, 49 high school students and 44 middle school students were selected. The students performed in competitive auditions in October. Those selected as all-district musicians spent one day in intensive rehearsal for performances later the same day.

Sycamore students who performed at IMEA were:

High school choir

Sopranos: Sophia Andaloussi, Mary Flaherty, Rebecca Hooey, Bridget Johnson, Aubry Nelson, Becca Roby, Claire Schroeder, Haley Tyrrell, Elizabeth Watson, Merri Bork, Elizabeth Fritz, Araceli Hill, Emily Keiner, Ambyr Siebens, Kimberly Sims; Altos: Falon Findley, Sarah Houdek, Annie Malecki, Nicky Startz, Kara Strohm, Maddie White, Emani Brinkman, Anna McComb; Tenors: Ian Lovell, Alex Riley, John Lerohl, Trevor McDonald, Michael Mendoza; Basses: Ian Findley, Collin Koneczny-Dix, Andrew McComb, Jordan Peterson.

High school orchestra

Violin: Lizzie Briscoe, Hannah Cerny, Jessica Luo, Maddie Pawola; Viola: Trent Englum, Kailey Mulligan, Rebecca Vidales; Cello: Baylee Petit; Bass: Sarah Grant, Seth Kates, Brett Brancato, Evan Jacobs; Trombone: Ella Rose Atkins, Casey Bunge; Oboe: Emma Olson; Bassoon: Rachel Hecht; French Horn: Andrew Selig, Jordyn Shultz; Trumpet: Ben Van Wienen.

High School band

Flute: Alyssa Maillefer; Clarinet: Alex Cuthbert, Michael Ekstrom; Alto Saxophone: Leah Tabone, Gracia Watson; Baritone Saxophone: Efrain Aguirre; French Horn: Bret Reser.

High School jazz band

Alto Saxophone: Gracia Watson; Baritone Saxophone: Efrain Aguirre; Trumpet: Olivia Lohse.

Middle school orchestra

Violin: Austin Bell, Ben Briscoe, Jessica Comstock, Kayla Fowler, Hannah Kirby, Julia Luo, Kallista Mathias, Madeline McCormick, Athena Ye; Viola: Kelsey Mulligan, Ally Versluys, Allison Vidales; Cello: Julia Bowers, Coco Breidenbach, Kjelden Breidenbach, Grace Frielink, Aly Gregorec, Ryan Loitz, Courtney Mulligan, Julia Simmons, Tsave Walker; Bass: William Kane, Nolan Polly.

Middle school band

Flute: Lizzie Egerman, Mackenzie Taylor; Clarinet: Kayla Bailey, Brianna Cada, Ben Holtz, Emily Grayburn; Baritone Saxophone: Jakob Kelly; Trumpet: Gabe Frielink, Elliott Marsh; Trombone: Will Biletzky; Percussion: Riley Lohse.

Middle school jazz band

Trumpet: Elliott Marsh; Trombone: Will Biletzky, Tamia Hughes, Chelsea Smith; Guitar: Jakob Kelly; Bass: Annabelle Atkins.

Middle school choir

Soprano: Madison Drake, Dana Nielsen; Alto: Kaylie Emmer; Baritone: Roan Findley.

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