Retired orchestra director John Svoboda to guest conduct May 22 concert, D99 alumni invited

DOWNERS GROVE – Former longtime District 99 Orchestra Director John Svoboda will return to guest conduct the final piece at a free concert at Downers Grove South High School, 1436 Norfolk St., at 7 p.m. May 22.

District 99 alumni are invited to join on stage to play along on the last song of the concert, "The Final Countdown."

Current Orchestra Director Jennifer Mullen said alumni who would like copies of the sheet music to prepare ahead of the concert can email her at

This is the third year of what has become an annual tradition to invite alumni to return and play at the free show, she said.