Last Saturday, advanced music students from Jay Stream and Stratford's bands, orchestras, and choirs competed in the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) Solo and Ensemble Contest at Glenside Middle School. To prepare, participating students selected and practiced their music, ultimately playing solo, duet, or trio performances for contest judges.
In total, our middle school students accumulated 195 medals, with 24 students across 15 performances earning perfect scores! I commend these students' talent and dedication.
Congratulations to all of our participating student musicians for committing so much personal time to practicing for and taking part in the contest, and to our music directors for guiding them along the way.