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Downers Grove

Downers Grove District 58 musicians selected to participate in IMEA district festival

DOWNERS GROVE – District 58’s middle school music ensembles will be well-represented at the Illinois Music Educators Association’s District 1 Music Festival on Nov. 9 at Riverside-Brookfield High School.

The festival involves more than 500 students selected by audition from more than 60 schools throughout the southwest metropolitan Chicago area.

The following band, orchestra and choral students from Herrick Middle School and O’Neill Middle School were selected by audition to participate in this year’s IMEA Festival: Shelby Berghorst, Viola; Amy Binder, Alto; Josie Bondarowicz, String Bass; Luc Collo, Alto Sax; Phoebe Covey, Alto; Rebecca Edmundson, Violin, Bella Kelly, Violin; Lindsey Lebeda, Alto; Aoife McGivern, Viola; Brady Moore, Cello; Bryan Monk, Violin; Priya Patel, Flute; Kyle Pearson, Jazz Piano; Dana Scott, Alto.

“We are extremely proud of our students for taking on the extra challenge and performing their audition,” said band and orchestra director Mackenzie Bufis.

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