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District 86 Students Earn All State Selections for Band, Chorus and Orchestra

The following students from District 86 earned All State selections for band, chorus and orchestra from the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA).

  • Ann Ascher (Hinsdale Central) - Honors Chorus
  • Evan Carlson (Hinsdale Central) - All-State Chorus
  • Wesley Davis (Hinsdale South) - Honors Chorus
  • Athena Deng (Hinsdale Central) - Orchestra
  • Lily Gerami (Hinsdale Central) - Honors Chorus
  • Vanessa Ivanov (Hinsdale Central) - Honors Chorus
  • Elijah John (Hinsdale South) - Honors Chorus
  • Alexander Kantz (Hinsdale South) - Band
  • Arun Marion (Hinsdale Central) - Band
  • Ryan Mueller (Hinsdale South) - All-State Chorus
  • Grace Stafford (Hinsdale Central) - Honors Chorus
  • Henry Sullivan (Hinsdale South) - Honors Chorus
  • Emily Wang (Hinsdale Central) - Orchestra
  • April Wu (Hinsdale Central) - Orchestra
  • Isabella Xu (Hinsdale Central) - Orchestra

They were chosen from among the more than 10,000 students who auditioned for this honor.

In addition, the Hinsdale Central Women's Chorale has been invited to perform at the Illinois Music Educators Conference, which is being held in Peoria Jan. 26-29.

We congratulate all of our students on their tremendous accomplishments. We also want to recognize and thank teachers Jennifer Burkemper, Serge Penksik, Matthew Kurinsky, Matthew Goeke and Kiyona Ohshika from Central, teachers Chris Gumban, Kirk Hickman and Jennifer Boso from South, and fine arts department chair Patrick Maag for all they do to nurture the talents of our students and support their love of music.