Congratulations from the Director

IMEA All-state Orchestra and Choir

Congratulations to Melissa Priller on Violin and Stephen Pavlakis singing bass, on being selected to the IMEA All-state Orchestra and Choir. These two talented students will be traveling to Peoria this week to re-audition and then work with other top students from around the state in these honor ensembles. Congratulations to Melissa and Stephen as being selected as some of the top musicians in the state of Illinois.

Purdue University Jazz Festival

Congratulations to all the students involved in the Jazz Band 2, Jazz Ensemble 1, and Jazz Combo on some great performances at the Purdue University Jazz Festival this past weekend. In addition, the following students were awarded Outstanding Soloist Awards: Connor Gooding on guitar and Eric Ure on flugel horn for Jazz Ensemble 1, Christine Rueger on trumpet, Tim Ellis on tenor sax, and Jonathan Freeman on bass for Jazz Band 2, and Marissa Walentschik on flute for Jazz Combo. Congratulations to the jazz students on a job well done.

Winter Color Guard RMHS Contest

Congratulations to the Winter Color Guard on their performances at the Rolling Meadows IDTA Pom and Flag Contest held here this past weekend. In both the Short Flag category and the Lyrical Tall Flag category, the RMHS Winter Color Guard outscored all of its opponents to take two first place awards. Congratulations ladies and good luck at this weekend’s large TDI regional competition at Palatine High School.

Christopher Buti
Director of Bands and Color Guard