LOCKPORT – On Nov. 4, the Illinois Music Education Association Elementary and Junior High Division held its annual District I Music Festival at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox.
Kelvin Grove students Rileigh Rubar (alto saxophone, band) and Evelyn Moan (soprano, chorus) auditioned and were selected to represent the Lockport School District #91 at the festival.
The festival involved over 500 students selected from more than 60 schools throughout the southwestern metropolitan Chicago area. Over 1,200 of the total 5,840 Illinois schools participate in the 26 ILMEA fall festivals throughout the state each year. Over 24,000 students in Illinois perform in these annual festivals.
The festival band conducted by William Jastrow, chorus conducted by Robert Boyd and orchestra conducted by Michael Hopkins presented a public festival finale concert held Nov. 4 in the Lincoln-Way Central High School fieldhouse. Appearing in concert were the 150-member festival band, the 100-piece festival orchestra and the festival chorus numbering over 150 voices.