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Music

What a Great Year the Music Dept. had in 2014-15! Here is just a little bit about what we kept busy with....

  • 1 SH State First: 2015 IHSA Music Sweepstakes 1st Place State Solo & Ensemble SH Orchestra – Class B
  • 1 JH State First: 2015 IGSMA 1st Place State – JH Orchestra
  • 1 National First: 2014 NAfME National Choir – Claudia Holen
  • 1 Regional First: 2015 IHSA Music Sweepstakes 1st Place Regional Organizational Contest – SH Orchestra; Division II Excellent: Band and Choir
  • 1 State Concertmaster: Sean Johnson, All-State Orchestra 2015
  • 6 Illinois All-State Musicians!:  Sean Johnson, Violin; Julian Willette, Cello; Daniel Johnson, Bass; Claudia Holen, Alto; Katie Rub; Soprano; and Jacob Okeson, Tenor
  • 1 Trip to Disneyworld
  • 1 Big10 Football Halftime Appearance: Northwestern University
  • 2014 Illinois Ambassadors of Music Europe Tour Orchestra:  (Sean Johnson, Chloe Collins, Anna Johnson, Hailey Reese, Paige Nordlof – Violin; Daniel Johnson –Bass)
  • 2014-15 Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra:  Sean Johnson, Violin; Julian Willette, Cello; Daniel Johnson, Bass; Megan Larson, French Horn; Joseph Barron, Trumpet
  • 2014 IMEA District Honors Festival:
    • Senior Orchestra: Sean Johnson & Tyler Hurt - Violin; Julian Willette - Cello; Daniel Johnson - Bass; Joseph Barron – Trumpet
    • Senior Choir: Claudia Holen, Katie Rub, Jacob Okeson, Taylor Cummings
      Senior Band: Daniel Volkert – Euphonium; Nicholas Collins – Trumpet
    • Junior Orchestra: Joe Divito, Lauren Platt, Sam Theyerl, Kate Willette, Aria Beert - Violin; Caitlin Schoepfer, Dakota Kampmeier, Hannah Renicker - Viola; Senica Springer – Cello; Tyler Tesdorff – Bass
    • Junior Band: Marilee Hovis – Trumpet
    • Junior Choir: Caleb Perry; Simon Adams, Emma Hopkins
  • Over 100 participants in the Rockford Lutheran Solo & Ensemble Contest in February & Illinois High School Association Solo & Ensemble Contest in March with Over 100 First Place Winners -
    • Best of Day in Strings: Sean Johnson
    • Best of Day Vocals: Claudia Holen, Taylor Cummings, Katie Rub and Jacob Okeson
  • 2015 Tri-II Music Festival: Band, Choir and Orchestra with Freeport, Belvidere and Rockford Lutheran
  • 2015 IGSMA Large Ensemble Regional Contest
    • Division I Superior: JH Orchestra
    • Division II Excellent: JH Band and Choir
  • Many RL Music Dept, Area Performances:  Redeemer Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Concordia Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church, Giovannis, Radisson Hotel, Barnes & Noble, Coronado Theater, Mauh-Na-Tee-See Country Club, Rockford Christmas Tree Lighting, Labor Day and Memorial Day Parades, etc.




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