Every year, the Illinois Music Educators Association hosts auditions for District Honor ensembles. This year, 18 outstanding high school musicians qualified to represent Olympia at the District 3 Festival, to be held at Olivet Nazarene University in November.
For Band: Megan Horner and Sara Eckert
For Vocal Jazz: Marissa Horning and Ethan Schopp
For Concert Choir: Neil Alford, Esther Birkey, Jacob Bowers, Kyle Castile, Danika Ford, Marissa Horning, Hillary Hymbaugh, Riley Kilhoffer, Emma Kindred, Austin Meredith, Justyn Olson, Ethan Schopp, Shay Schroers, Walker Spaulding, Hannah Thomas and Anne Usherwood.
Additionally, both Marissa Horning and Ethan Schopp earned the highest audition score in all of District 3 (for Alto 1 and Tenor 2, respectively), making them eligible to audition to be a national anthem soloist at future IHSA State-Level Competitions.
An incredible accomplishment for all these musicians, please congratulate them if you see any of these students!