cup_goldOn Saturday, February 28, 2015, the Rolling Meadows High School Music Boosters held the 30th Annual Jazz in the Meadows.  The event featured 68 schools from 5 states with 115 performances in 8 performance rooms around the school.  In addition, there was a noontime concert with Chris Siebold and PSYCLES, a jam session led by Tom Flanigan, and an incredible Grand Finale Concert to a packed gym with the top four scoring high school bands and the incomparable Gordon Goodwin’s BIG PHAT BAND.  At the end of the evening numerous awards were given out:

The outstanding soloists were:
Junior High Class – Morgan Tadish on trombone from Holmes MS
Class 1A – Michael Duling on Piano from Paxton-Buckley-Loda HS
Class 2A -Ben Moser on bass from Pattonville HS
Class 3A – Joack Coatse on trombone from Lincoln-Way North HS
Class 4A – Alec McKeska on guitar from Naperville North HS
High School 2nd Bands- Ryan Mondak on guitar from Champaign HS II
Small Combo Class- Eugene Yakubocich on Alto Sax from Wheeling HS
Large Combo Class- Pascal Pahl on trumpet and voice, Elk Grove HS Combo

Class Ensemble Awards were:
Junior High Class
3rd place- Sperreng-Truman JHS
2nd place- Holmes MS
1st place- Cooper MS

High School “Second Band” Class
2nd place- tie Mundelein HS II and John Hersey HS II
1st place- Wheeling HS II

Combos- “Large ” School
3rd place- Barrington HS Combo
1st Place- tie Naperville North HS Combo and John Hersey HS Combo I

Combos- “Small ” Small School
3rd place- Deerfield HS Combo I
2nd place- Champaign Central HS Combo I
1st Place- Wheeling HS Combo I

Class 1A
3rd Place –- Ashwabenon HS and Lincoln-way West
2nd Place— Illinois Valley Central HS I
1st Place – Shawano HS I

Class 2A
3rd Place – Champaign HS I
2nd Place – Iowa City HS I
1st Place – Vernon Hills HS

Class 3A
3rd Place – Eastview HS I
2nd Place – John Hersey HS I
1st Place – Wheeling HS I

Class 4A
3rd Place – Lockport HS
2nd Place – Warren HS I
1st Place – Naperville North HS

Wheeling High School



  1. It was a wonderful competition. Fantastic music and kids.
    Thanks for letting us be a part of such a terrific and well planned event.
    Dave Brottman
    Just hang it up

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