Each year, students from across the northwest suburbs take part in an intense audition to represent their schools in the Illinois Music Educators Association’s (ILMEA) District 7 Honor Band, Honor Orchestra, and Honor Jazz Band.
Several students from Palatine School District 15 were selected for the honor groups.
Band and jazz band auditions were held September 28 at Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake, and orchestra auditions were held October 9 at Lake Zurich Middle School North.The ILMEA Honor Band, Honor Orchestra, and Honor Jazz Band comprised of the best junior high school musicians in Illinois and selection for these ensembles is a distinctive honor.
Students selected for Honor Band and Honor Orchestra will perform in the ILMEA District 7 Junior Fesitval, which will be held Saturday, November 2, at Wauconda High School.
Students selected to Honor Jazz Band will perform in the ILMEA District 7 Jazz Festival on Saturday, November 16, at Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa.