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Six John F. Kennedy Middle School musicians to perform in all-state band

Six eighth-grade musicians from John F. Kennedy Middle School have earned a spot in the All-Illinois Junior Band.

More than 200 students from 61 schools auditioned for the 80-member band.

The John F. Kennedy students attending are:

  • Catherine “Catie” Brenmark, first chair bassoon
  • Edward “Eddie” Brenmak, first chair percussion
  • Sabrina Longo, fourth chair euphonium
  • Samantha Longo, second chair percussion
  • Anna Murray, third chair clarinet
  • Alan Saldivar, third chair alto saxophone

Percussionist Brian Rosner from Timber Ridge Middle School earned a spot as an alternate band member.

The students will spend January 12 and 13, 2018 at the University of Illinois in Champaign rehearsing with well-known composer Andrew Boysen Jr.

The All-Illinois Junior Band also will perform in the Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the university campus.

John F. Kennedy band director Christopher Vanderwall will accompany the students to the university.

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