The music departments of Brooks and Julian middle schools are celebrating District 97's tremendous showing at the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) Junior Honors Festivals. A total of 56 students rehearsed for weeks, created audition videos, and were selected to represent Brooks and Julian in the Honors Choir, Band, and Jazz Band festivals this November. The Honors Festivals included the most talented young musicians from schools in a geographical area that stretches from the city of Chicago down to Joliet, including nearly 80 participating schools.
This total number of participating students (56) from one district is almost unheard of at the ILMEA Festival! The District 97 Music Department would like to recognize the following outstanding musicians for preparing their audition and festival music almost entirely on their own outside of school hours and for thrilling festival performances amongst the best and brightest musicians in the Chicago area.
ILMEA Honors Band
ILMEA Honors Choir
Mary Kate Saam
ILMEA Honors Jazz Band