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Field Middle School Students Selected for Illinois Music Educators Association Junior High Honors Band

October 19, 2021

Field Middle School Students Selected for Illinois Music Educators Association Junior High Honors Band
Ten Field Wind Ensemble members joining prestigious band

The Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) has named ten Field Wind Ensemble members to the 2021 Junior High Honors Band, a prestigious band made up of the finest northern Illinois middle school musicians. The students who will be performing in the 2021 ILMEA Honors Band are 8th graders Rachel Jeon (flute), Brieanna Hui (clarinet), Jonathan Byrne (euphonium), Isaac Koh (percussion), Andre Zare (percussion), Sophia Lim (clarinet), Kaitlyn Lee (flute) and 7th graders James Yum (tuba), Suah Lee (flute) and Jongmin Lee (trumpet).

Front row L to R: Suah Lee, Sophia Lim, Kaitlyn Lee, Brieanna Hui, Rachel Jeon
Back Row L to R: Jonathan Byrne, Andre Zare, Isaac Koh, Jongmin Lee, James Yum

Each year IMEA holds auditions for a Junior High Honors Band with around 350 students vying for a chance to be selected. This year’s auditions were virtual online submissions. Those selected meet on Saturday, November 6 at Libertyville High School for a one-day festival. The band will be conducted by Stacey Dolan, an award-winning band director at Vandercook College of Music in Chicago. 

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