Wilmette Illinois Music
The school year began with several remarkable virtual competitions and successes. Teachers, staff and students came together for a 30-week intensive program that included an exciting chamber orchestra experience, accelerated music theory lessons, a full-time middle school music education program, an online music course, and much more. Especially for students of the higher years who play wind, brass or percussion instruments, the program focuses on the development of individual musicality in a large ensemble environment.
From first graders to mature adults, 75 members of all ages were active in various music ensembles. Various musical styles were represented, such as classical, jazz, folk, rock, blues, pop, country, classical and jazz.
The festival was attended by the Wilmette Symphony Orchestra, a group of musicians from across the state of Illinois and beyond.
In 2008, the Saucedo Concert Band was named the Junior Division Honor Band of the Illinois State High School Band Association, and the Westlake Band made its first appearance at the Chicago Jazz Festival. In addition, all of these performers were invited to serve as judges at the annual Chicago Latin Big Band Festival in Chicago. The Sauceso Latin Big Band was selected by the judges for the performance at the annual Chicago Jazz Festival and was named an honorary band of the junior divisions in 2008.
Ms. Jampole has been the music education director at Westlake High School for four years. Farris is responsible for conducting the wind orchestra for students in grades five to eight. In 17 years as a teacher, she was a member of the board of the Illinois State High School Band Association. Sarah is the principal of an elementary school in Aurora, Colorado, and has taught Head Start for more than 20 years. From there, she moved to a deputy principal at a middle school and then to a principal at a high school.
During this time she had the opportunity to study the oboe at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
In the following years Ron was principal oboist of the Clinton, Iowa Symphony, taught vocal and choral music, gave private oboe lessons, and was the principal oboist of both the Clinton and Iowa Symphony. Ron had his world premiere of his arrangement of the "Illinois State Song" at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1976. D.C. Ron's work has been sung in the United States and Canada by award-winning countertenors such as the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and Australia. In the late 1970s and early 1980s she appeared as a soloist with the Illinois State Orchestra in "Lost Illinois" (originally written by her husband H.E.H. Schulz), and in 1980 she performed her version of "State Song" with a full orchestra at the Chicago Opera House. At the same time and later that year in 1980 he was a member of a number of orchestras and choirs in Chicago, Chicago and Chicago.
C attracted the attention of the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as other orchestras and choirs in the United States.
His previous roles included with the 151st Army Band in Montgomery, Alabama, and he played with various ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Performing Arts Orchestra, and Chicago Opera, and performed in many compositions and arrangements. He has written several books about Chicago, including "Chicago," which was on the New York Times bestseller list. Peter was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he studied sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
During his tenure on the ILMEA Board, he coordinated a nationally admired program aimed at promoting and recognizing outstanding students of musical composition. Teague was the coordinator of a music school in Bietigheim-Bissingen. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Performing Arts Orchestra and Chicago Opera and served on the board of the Illinois Music Educators' Association.
Dad drove the family to Lincoln Park Zoo, where we saw Bushman the gorilla and Mike the polar bear and got a box of cracker jack with a price tag at the bottom. His summer activities often included playing the oboe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Opera Orchestra. He was a driving force behind the production of 16 summer evenings of entertainment, often using local talent in original songwriting.
Football drills and games were played in Washington Park near Lake Michigan, now called Gillson Park, and in a car wash on Central Avenue and Wilmette Avenue, where Green Bay Road is located. These usually included a football game, a basketball game and a baseball game in the park, as well as a football game.