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CCSD 89 students earn honors at IGSMA music competition

More than 30 band and orchestra students earned first- or second-place honors at the recent Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) solo and ensemble contest. The contest was held Saturday, February 25, at Lake Park High School in Roselle.


The following students earned recognition: 

First-place solos: Division I rating - perfect score

Sophia Assaf - string bass (eighth grade)

Joude Bounama - cello (seventh grade)

Kayla Curran - flute (sixth grade)

Camden de Leon - clarinet (sixth grade)

Audrey Hiscock - violin (fifth grade)

Georgia Kiley - flute (sixth grade)

Leo OBrill - flute (eighth grade)

Gracie Sarther - flute (sixth grade)

Logan Sassi - cello (seventh grade)

Micah Williamson - cello (seventh grade)


First-place solos: Division I rating

Samuel Bailey - horn (sixth grade)

Frankie Blanco-Schubert - trombone (seventh grade)

Joude Bounama - clarinet (seventh grade)

Kate Costello - horn (eighth grade)

Kate Costello - vocal (eighth grade)

Charlotte Edwards - trumpet (seventh grade)

Dea Gjata - violin (seventh grade)

Layla Jones - trombone (sixth grade)

Talia Kaiser - baritone (sixth grade)

Soren Loest - trombone (eighth grade)

Nora Martinez - clarinet (seventh grade)

Owen Martinez - tuba (seventh grade)

Leo OBrill - cello (eighth grade)

Samuel Parayno - percussion (seventh grade)

Josh Push - trumpet (eighth grade)

Evan Rubinas - percussion (seventh grade)

Henrik Torling - clarinet (sixth grade)


Second-place solos: Division II rating

Will Pope - percussion (eighth grade)


First-place ensembles: Division I rating - perfect score

Brass duet: Soren Loest – trombone; and Milo Mufich – tuba (both eighth grade)


First-place ensembles: Division I rating

Woodwind duet: Sophia Assaf - tenor sax (eighth grade), and Joude Bounama – clarinet (seventh grade)

String duet: Icy Apura – violin; and Zoey Poi – viola (both sixth grade)

String duet: Joude Bounama – cello; and Dea Gjata – violin (both seventh grade)


Second-place ensembles: Division II rating

Horn duet: Icy Apura and Zoey Poi (both sixth grade)

Viola duet: Bayaan Said and Hazel Eberhart (both sixth grade)


Glen Crest band teachers Katie Berry and Lev Garbar, choir teacher Sam Koppitz; and orchestra teachers Kristi Kline and Andrew Ladendorf congratulated all the students for their hard work and dedication.