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CCSD 89 students earn musical honors at regional competition

Twenty seven CCSD 89 musicians were recognized for outstanding musical performances at the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) solo and ensemble contest. The contest was held February 24 at Spring Wood Middle School in Hanover Park.

CCSD 89 music teachers Katie Berry, Lev Garbar, Kristi Kline, and Andrew Ladendorf are proud of the hard work and dedication of all the students who participated. 

IGSMA students

First-place solos: Division I rating - perfect score

Grace Williamson (violin) fifth grade

Mila Fousias (piano) sixth grade

Matthew Park (cello) seventh grade

Madelyn Govertsen (viola) eighth grade

Micah Williamson (cello) eighth grade


First-place solos: Division I rating

Hope Loney (cello) fifth grade

Myles Clarin (saxophone) sixth grade

Caleb Edwards (French Horn) sixth grade

Olivia Loftsgaarden (flute) sixth grade

Lilah Moore (cello) sixth grade

Julia Ricci (clarinet) sixth grade

Elena Rubinas (percussion) sixth grade

Sam Bailey (French Horn) seventh grade

Vaughn Barbalic (cello) seventh grade

Kayla Curran (flute) seventh grade

Sofia Galetta (flute) seventh grade

Layla Jones (trombone) seventh grade

Caroline Sarther (flute) seventh grade

Henrik Torling (clarinet) seventh grade

Zoey Poi (viola) seventh grade

Joude Bounama (clarinet) eighth grade

Charlotte Edwards (trumpet) eighth grade

Nora Martinez (clarinet ) eighth grade

Sam Parayno (percussion) eighth grade

Logan Sassi (cello) eighth grade


First-place ensembles: Division I rating

Caleb Edwards and Carter Killackey (French Horn duet) sixth grade


Second-place ensembles: Division II rating

Icy Apura and Zoey Poi (French Horn duet) seventh grade

Posted: March 7, 2024