The Lemont High School Honors Symphonic Band added another major award to the music program's already impressive trophy case last month.
Lemont was named topped band in Class 3A at the 2012 State of Illinois Invitational High School Concert Band Contest, which was held on April 27-28 at the Center for the Performing Arts at Illinois State University in Normal, IL
This marked the eighth time Lemont has earned top honors in its class since 1994, but the first time since 2003.
The State of Illinois Invitational High School Concert Band Contest, which is hosted by Illinois State University Bands, is an invitation-only event that brings together the state’s top bands, dividing them into six classes. Lemont’s Honors Symphonic Band not only was rated at the top of all Class 3A bands, but also ranked sixth of 24 bands across all classes.
Under the direction of Terry Redford, the band’s performance featured three pieces: John Phillip Sousa’s “The Picador,” Frank Ticheli’s “San Antonio Dances” and David Gillingham’s “Aerodynamics.”
Lemont was awarded top honors in its class four straight years from 1994-97, and again in 1999, 2000 and 2003.
Lemont’s Honors Symphonic Band features 45 students:
Senior Ashley Dewar; juniors Kelly Collins, Jessica Jeffrey and Szymon Koszarek; and sophomores Alexandra Albrecht and Miranda Neumann (Flute); sophomore Phillip Zukowski (Oboe); freshman Rebecca Shepro (Bassoon); seniors Brian Hennig, Tomasz Jazowski and Nichole Oprzedek; junior David Spinelli; and sophomores Kristen Janociak and Sylwia Jazowski (Clarinet); senior Sarah Mezyk and junior Vincent Dory (Bass Clarinet); sophomore Peter Marzano (Eb Contra Alto Bass Clarinet); junior Maggie Brown (BBb Contra Bass Clarinet); senior Paul Schochat and juniors Anne Finnelly and Michael Madsen (Alto Saxophone); sophomore Luke Krisciunas (Tenor Saxophone); junior Kyle Hamann (Baritone Saxophone); senior Marissa Mondello and sophomore Alex Bronner (French Horn); seniors Ania Domalik and Corey Turner; juniors Jonathon Pioquinto and Joseph Ruggiero; and sophomore Barbara Koszarek (Trumpet); senior Peter Cairo, junior Rita Cardella, sophomore Zachary Krepps and freshman Sean Dutton (Trombone); junior Kenneth Schumacher (Euphonium); junior Nick Dory (Baritone/Tenor Sax): senior Phil Thomas and sophomore Tristan Morlock (Tuba); and seniors Tom Porter and Kendall Smith; juniors Mark Hill, Alyssa Jaje and Brett Szulc; sophomore Bryan Cummings and freshman Kyra Udziela (Percussion).