Monday, December 02, 2019

2019-2020 DGS All-State Musicians

9 student musicians from South High School in Downers Grove have been selected through competitive audition to participate in the 2019-2020  Illinois Music Education Association All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs.  The auditions took place on October 1, 2019 at Carl Sandburg High School. Chorus students have been placed into Honors or All-State Ensembles based on their district auditions and call-backs.  Instrumental students will audition again in January while in Peoria for placement in either Honors or All-State Ensembles. 

“Earning a spot as an All-State musician is the pinnacle of performance success for a high school performer in Illinois” said Fine Arts Department Chairman Glenn Williams.  "The long term performance success of these student musicians can be attributed to families, private teachers, and sender school music teachers.  South High School is proud of these students for their diligence and commitment to musical excellence and is pleased to have them represent our school, our district and our community as musical ambassadors at the IMEC this coming January in Peoria."

The All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra will convene for a series of rehearsals in Peoria, IL, January 29-February 1, 2020.  Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the afternoon of February 1, 2020.

Jonah Sprandel (11) - Alto Saxophone

Peter Burrows (12) - Tenor I
Nathan Frewen (10) - Tenor II
Agne Giedraityte (12) - Soprano I
Diana Kwak (11) - Soprano II
Stefan Tambik (12) - Tenor II

Therese Malinowski (12) - Cello
Olivia Roti (10) - Viola

Aiden Schutte (12) - Remix Category - 2nd place