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LTHS Musicians Play and Croon Their Way to Top

Eighteen Lyons Township High School students were recently named All-State Musicians.

       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 BAND Matt Bandyk  Senior      Trombone LaGrange Park William Gallucci  Junior French Horn LaGrange Park Jane Doyle  Junior Double Bass LaGrange Dakota Smith Senior Percussion Countryside ORCHESTRA 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 CHORUS 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 *Honors 

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Joseph R. Martan December 19, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Nice going musicians. It is always encouraging to see students being recognized for accomplishments in areas other than sports.

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