Several OTHS Band and Choir students participated in Illinois Music Education Association auditions on Saturday, October 6. ILMEA is a statewide music organization that holds yearly band and chorus festivals for the nine different districts in Illinois. The bands and choirs that perform are the equivalents of honors groups, hence the audition process.
Choir members Bailey Banks, Kaitlyn Bauman, Kaedon Cronkright, Erin Daniel, Julia Daniel, Claire DeWalt, Randi Heth, Emma Leadingham, Emily Leppert, Erica McCain, Jessica McCain, Hannah Pohar, Cole Rossiter, Trinity Schlappi, Chloe Sibert, Tatum Simpko, Tessa Thiry, Nick Underhill, and Trinity Voights made Chorus. Members Bailey Banks, Kaitlyn Bauman, Kailey Cap, Kaedon Cronkright, Erin Daniel, Julia Daniel, Claire DeWalt, Rebecca Felty, Sydney Leonhart, Erica McCain, Hannah Pohar, Cole Rossiter, Chloe Sibert, Emilia Taylor, and Nick Underhill made Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Band members Morgan Bangert, Desiree Bowers, Melanie Castillo, Mary Rose Coveyou, Jaycie Frederick, Julia Gromm, Cori Lindig, Isaac Rowlee, Ayden Sanders, Brody Snook, Emma Stumpf, Avery Timmons, and Madie Trolinger made Senior Band. Members Bobby Bradish and Mackenzie Olson made Senior Orchestra. Members Isaac Rowlee, Ayden Sanders, Brody Snook, and Emma Stumpf made Senior Jazz Band, and members Allie Snyder and Emilia Taylor made Junior Band.