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Yorkville High School Wind Ensemble Wins SuperState, To Play at Orchestra Hall

Following their victory at SuperState, the YHS Wind Ensemble will play at the Orchestra Hall in Chicago on May 27.

The Yorkville High School Wind Ensemble has hit a high note.

The band, directed by Victor Anderson, recently performed at the prestigious Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival and came away with the top honor of  "Honor Band.”

Manhattan Concert Productions, which specializes in group travel and concerts at great venues, has invited the YHS Wind Ensemble to play on Memorial Day at the Orchestra Hall in Chicago after seeing their performace at SuperState.

“This is an amazing opportunity,” said Anderson in a letter to students and parents.

Normally the hall, which is where the Chicago Symphony Orchestra plays, costs $10,000 per hour to rent.

Children and youth from all over the country will be participating in the three-day festival at the Orchestra Hall in combined honors choirs on a concert.

Click here to take a listen to several of the songs the ensemble played at SuperState.

Congratulations to all!

Members of the Yorkville High School Wind Ensemble:

Flutes: Kelly Fahle, Lindsay Foster, Erin Haddon, Katie Haske, Melissa Jasutis, Rachel Weeks

Oboes: Alexa Bridwell, Rebecca Pape

Bassoon: Eddie Sandor

Clarinets: Kelsey Caldwell, Rebecca Carney, Lucas Erb, Audrey Fitzgerald, Natalie Hamp, Emily Kasprzyk, Lauren Mahoney

Bass Clarinet: Joe Katula

Alto Saxophones: Adam Dwyer, Katie Gette

Tenor Saxophone: Tim Robinson

Baritone Saxophone: Melissa Myers

Trumpets: Evan Dill, Adam Elwood, Rachel Plasch, Jace Steller, Daniella Tamayo

Horns: Nick Lambert, Kayleigh Manukas, Anthony Rizzi, Tommy Robbins

Trombones: Michael Krauss, Michael Pansera, Jeff Pratt

Euphoniums: Holly Frankino, Brandon Randall

Tubas: Chris Miller

String Bass: Kolten Heeren

Percussion: Ryan Barkauskas, Eric Bauer, Lynnessa Davis, Dax Jantz, Katie Lawerence, Alex Swartwout

LoveOn May 13, 2013 at 11:56 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Todd Milliron May 13, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Illinois Concert Band Super State is the equivalent of the "Band" State Championship. What a "Honor" and Accomplishment by the Yorkville CUSD #115 Music Dept, these talented-dedicated kids and Mr. Anderson. Please note this performance was also done earlier the same day as YHS Prom night.

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