GCHS Band Students Receive Recognition for Musical Talent … Illinois All-State Honors 2018

Members of the Granite City High School Band made their mark at the Illinois Music Education Association All State Band Competition this year by having the most students selected in Granite City High School history.

The Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) is an organization established to provide professional growth opportunities for Illinois music teachers and to provide music making opportunities for the most talented music students in the state. Outstanding students undergo a rigorous audition procedure based on musical etudes, scales, and sight-reading in order to be selected to participate in the District Festival in November. Students receiving high scores at the ILMEA District Festival advanced to perform at the ILMEA All-State Festival on January 27, 2018.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students on being selected to the ILMEA ALL-STATE Festival.

  • Alexis Broyles: Clarinet – All-State Band
  • Dustin Choat: Vibes – All-State Jazz Band
  • Scott DeLozier: Trumpet – Honors All-State Band
  • Anthony Guzman: Bari Sax – Honors All-State Band
  • Nick Haddock: Alto Sax – Honors All-State Band
  • Stephanie Mullen: Flute – All-State Band
  • Sam Roberds: Percussion – Honors All-State Band
  • Cassie Zarate: Bass Clarinet – Honors All-State Band

The students performed before a packed house in the Peoria Civic Center on January 27, 2018.  Wyatt Roberds, Director of Bands at Granite City High School, said, “One of the real joys of being a music teacher is having the opportunity to work with such talented students.  This is the highest honor high school musicians can receive, and we are extremely proud of them!”