Students Selected for ILMEA 2020

The following students have been selected for the Illinois Music Education Association’s Band, Chorus, Jazz and Orchestra divisions, based on their virtual auditions. Congratulations to all!

Huntley Middle School

Junior Band

Christina Blanchard, 8th grade – Flute

Lillian Hetland, 7th grade – Bb Clarinet

Carly Kammes, 8th grade – Tenor Sax

Alissa Kocjan, 8th grade – Alto Sax

Mariana Lundin, 7th grade – French Horn

Benjamin Madere, 7th grade – Tenor Sax

Elora Slater, 7th grade – Bb Clarinet

Jaden Teague-Nunez, 7th grade – Percussion

Jenna Zimmerman, 8th grade – Percussion

Junior Choir

Heidi Gratschmayr, 7th grade – Chorus – Soprano II

Miranda Perez, 7th grade – Chorus – Alto I

Junior Jazz Band

Carly Kammes, 8th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Tenor Sax

Jaden Teague-Nunez, 7th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Piano

Junior Orchestra

Giuliana Alvarez, 8th grade – Cello

Lindsey Nichols, 8th grade – Violin

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Clinton Rosette Middle School

Junior Choir

Hope Johnson, 8th grade – Chorus – Alto I

Paige Lewis, 8th grade – Mixed Chorus – Alto

Piper Schiola-Williams, 8th grade – Mixed Chorus – Soprano

Junior Orchestra

Aja Aspinwall, 8th grade – Cello

Berenice Carmona, 8th grade – Violin

Maia Clapp-Duhau, 8th grade – Cello

Rachael Feldacker, 8th grade – Harp

Edmund Jaeger-Solares, 6th grade – Violin

Sydney Myles, 7th grade – Double Bass

Jairo Roman Ortiz, 7th grade – Violin

Emma Reid, 8th grade – Violin

Christopher Thunder, 8th grade – Cello

Cooper Warren, 8th grade – Cello

Ian Wickens-Walther, 8th grade – Cello

Kassidy Zinkel, 8th grade – Viola

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DeKalb High School

Junior Chorus 

Julia Glover, 9th grade – Mixed Chorus – Soprano

Grace Leopardo, 9th grade – Mixed Chorus – Alto

Malaysia Stensrud-Holden, 9th grade – Mixed Chorus – Alto

Junior Orchestra

Grace Basnet, 9th grade – Violin

Anna Davies, 9th grade – Cello

Melanie Hernandez, 9th grade – Cello

Evie Heuschel, 9th grade – Cello

Yahaira Marquez, 9th grade – Cello

Senior Band

Madeline Barnes, 12th grade – Percussion

Zaire Burks, 12th grade – Trombone

Briana Castillo, 11th grade – Percussion

Zachary Gennardo, 10th grade – Trumpet

Benjamin Grych, 11th grade – Bb Clarinet

Taylor Hennessee, 10th grade – Trombone

Nya Jencks, 12th grade – Flute

Nya Jencks, 12th grade – Piccolo

Ryan Mays, 9th grade – Trumpet

Megan Medina, 9th grade – Bb Clarinet

Karl Olsen, 12th grade – Percussion

Noah Prince, 11th grade – Trumpet

Julia Rasmussen, 10th grade – Bassoon

Reagan Vander Bleek, 10th grade – Oboe

Senior Chorus

Nevaeh Castañeda, 10th grade – Soprano II

Gabriel Galindo, 10th grade – Tenor II

Jane Leopardo, 12th grade – Alto II

Jisela Marquez, 10th grade – Soprano I

Jaclyn McGraw, 12th grade – Soprano I

Claudie Miller, 12th grade – Alto II

Keegan Moore, 12th grade – Bass I

Joel Pandes, 12th grade – Bass II

liana Rigaud, 10th grade – Soprano II

Lily Slater, 11th grade – Soprano II

Senior Jazz

Matteo Bennardo, 11th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Tenor Sax

Nolan Bunger, 12th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Guitar

Zaire Burks, 12th grade – Jazz Band II – Jazz Trombone

Erik Castro, 10th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Trumpet

Venus Dorantes, 10th grade – Jazz Band II – Jazz Alto Sax

Reilly Farrell, 11th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz String Bass and Electric Bass

Benjamin Grych, 11th grade – Jazz Band II – Jazz Alto Sax

Taylor Hennessee, 10th grade – Jazz Band II – Jazz Trombone

Ryan Mays, 9th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Trumpet

Keegan Moore, 12th grade – Jazz Band II – Jazz Piano

Khadija Nagi, 12th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Trombone

Jason Pedraza, 12th grade – Jazz Band II – Jazz Trumpet

Karl Olsen, 12th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Drum Set

Audrey Palmer, 12th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Piano

Jared Schultz, 12th grade – Jazz Band I – Jazz Alto Sax

Senior Orchestra

John Adams, 12th grade – Bb Clarinet

Betsy Benisek, 12th grade – Viola

Bethany Blanchard, 12th grade – Violin

Lillian Duerkes, 11th grade – Double Bass

Reilly Farrell, 11th grade – Violin

Lauren Gates, 10th grade – Violin

Megan Gates, 10th grade – Violin

Chloe McKendry, 10th grade – Viola

Jessica Ni, 10th grade – Harp

Kelsey Nichols, 11th grade – Violin

Devin Snow, 11th grade – Cello

Keira Specht, 9th grade – Violin

Grace Thurman, 9th grade – Violin

Leah Valentiner, 11th grade – Flute

Sarah Valentiner, 12th grade – Violin

Vanessa Villa, 11th grade – Violin

Jordan Weiss, 12th grade – Violin

Ellison Xu, 9th grade – Harp

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