Eighteen Lyons Township High School students were recently named All-State Musicians. Three students, seniors Matt Bandyk, Molly Smith and David Gosz, are repeat honorees, having been named among the All-State ranks last year. Also, four LT choir All-State singers earned spots on the coveted All State Honors Choir.
All-State musicians are chosen by the Illinois Music Educators Association based upon preliminary auditions held in October. Each year, students from approximately 575 high schools in Illinois audition and approximately 1200 students statewide are named All-State musicians.
These 18 students will perform at the Illinois Music Education Conference held at the Peoria Civic Center January 23-26 along with other top musicians chosen from across the state.
“Congratulations to those selected, their teachers, and those who auditioned. Being selected for All-State is a tremendous honor for our students and a reflection of our staff. The All-State weekend in Peoria is a learning experience for these students that unite them with fellow musicians and directors from across the state,” said Fine Arts Division Chair Nick Gehl.
|NAME||YEAR IN SCHOOL||GROUP||HOMETOWN|
|Matt Bandyk||Senior||Trombone||LaGrange Park|
|William Gallucci||Junior||French Horn||LaGrange Park|
|Jane Doyle||Junior||Double Bass||LaGrange|
|Mitch Galgan||Sophomore||Double Bass||LaGrange Park|
|Christian Naval||Sophomore||Cello||LaGrange Park|
|Adrian Petterson||Junior||Violin 2||LaGrange|
|Claire Roesler||Sophomore||Violin 2||Western Springs|
|Molly Smith||Senior||Viola||LaGrange Park|
|Alejandro Chavez||Senior||Tenor I||LaGrange|
|Emily Chlapik*||Senior||Soprano II||LaGrange Park|
|Brett Edwards||Senior||Bass I||Western Springs|
|David Gosz*||Senior||Tenor I||Western Springs|
|Taryn MacLean||Senior||Alto II||LaGrange|
|Mary Kate Maney*||Senior||Alto I||Western Springs|
|Lisa McGovern||Senior||Alto I||Western Springs|
|Naomi O'Reilly*||Senior||Alto I||LaGrange|
|Aidan Teppema||Junior||Soprano II||LaGrange Park|