HPHS STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR ALL-STATE PARTICIPATION
Seven HPHS music students were recently selected for participation in the Illinois Music Educators All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs. Orchestra members include Ben Fried, Derek Peters, J. J. Sechan, and Leora Sherman. Joining the All-State Band will be Josh Moller. Julia Belsky will participate in the Choir and Sarah Greene will perform in the Vocal Jazz program. The students will travel to Peoria for the IMEA music convention held from January 28-30, 2010. They were chosen based on high ranking in their respective ensembles at the District VII Music Festival held at McHenry High School on November 21st. HPHS had 17 students chosen for the District Festival. All-State participants spend over two days in rehearsals with guest conductors from throughout the United States. The conference will culminate in a Saturday afternoon concert by all the All-State performing organizations.