Six eighth-grade band students at Troy Middle School, a Troy Community School District 30-C school,were selected as members of the prestigious 2019 All-Illinois Junior Band.
Caden Baudek, on bassoon, was named for the second year in a row.
Others selected were Michelle Babyak, clarinet; Sam Coffey, tuba; Natalie Holste, bass clarinet; Noelle Klima, flute; and Kylan Monk, French horn.
T.M.S.Band Directors are William Goetz and Jennifer Carlton.
Goetz said students from all over the state submitted recorded auditions for the competition, and only the best were selected.
The All-Illinois Junior Band was founded to create a premier musical experience for the state’s finest middle school band students.
Its goals are to provide an opportunity for the students to perform musical literature with a mature ensemble and distinguished conductor and to inspire them to continue their musical studies.
The students in the All-Illinois Junior Band will perform together on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, 2020, at the University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
The guest conductor will be Robert Tyrome Herrings, III, teacher at Artie L. Henry Middle School in Cedar Park, Texas.
Herrings is an active music clinician and adjudicator and member of Phi Beta Mu.