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Field Middle School Students Selected for All-Illinois Junior Band

Field Middle School Students Selected for All-Illinois Junior Band
Seven Field Wind Ensemble members joining prestigious band

From Left to Right: Isaac Koh, James Yum, Jongmin Lee, Kaitlyn Lee, Brieanna Hui, Rachel Jeon, Jonathan Byrne

The University of Illinois has selected seven Field Wind Ensemble members to the 2022 All-Illinois Junior Band, a prestigious band made up of the top 7th and 8th grade musicians from the entire state of Illinois. The students who will be performing in the 2022 All-Illinois Junior Band are 8th graders Rachel Jeon (flute), Kaitlyn Lee (flute), Brieanna Hui (clarinet), Jonathan Byrne (euphonium), Isaac Koh (percussion) and 7th graders Jongmin Lee (trumpet) and James Yum (tuba). In addition, 7th grader Suah Lee earned 2nd alternate flute.

Hundreds of recorded auditions were submitted by band directors around the state and blindly evaluated by independent adjudicators. Those selected meet at the University’s Champaign-Urbana campus in January for two days of rehearsals and a pubic performance under the direction of Barry Houser, band director at University of Illinois.