November Students of the Month
Andrew Adams, Andrew Arndt, Paul Ferguson, Jill Hampston, Flor Hernandez-Lara, Emmie Marsili, Tianna McKinnon, Travis Montalbano, Andy Princer, and Alec Vandewalker
Brian Chang - National Merit commended Student
OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Bradley Alfonso, Alyssa Brewer, Anthony Cervantes Brito, Thomas Deegan, Brianna Grunst, Spencer Hanson, Olivia Johnson, Chantal Reynoso, Salvador Ruiz, Justin Samuelson
12 CHOIR MEMBERS SELECTED TO DISTRICT VII HONOR CHOIR
The following 12 WHS choral students were selected to the District VII Honor Choir:
Caroline Arana 11, Soprano 2
Ryan Baier 11, Bass 2
Emma Browne 12, Soprano 1
Austin Ellegood 11, Bass 1
Sam Geggie 12, Tenor 1
Andrew Gippert 10, Tenor 2
Molly Griffin 10, Soprano 2
Katy Holub 12, Soprano 1
Maggie Little 11, Alto 2
Patience McKenzie 11, Alto 2
Micah Muhlenfeld 11, Bass 2
Nathan Sites 12, Bass 1
The District VII Honor Choir is made up of the top choral students in the entire Northeastern part of the state and is considered the most competitive of the nine districts in the state. There were about 800 choral students auditioning and each school could only send their top four students on each vocal part. Only the top quarter of the students auditioning were chosen for the Honor Choir, and then only the top few on each voice part were selected to the Illinois All-State Choir and All-State Honor Choir. The All-State selectees will not be announced until the first week in December.
The vocal audition consists of singing two chosen selections from five that the students prepared, sight reading, singing arpeggiated triads, and major and minor scales.
Woodstock was one of the smaller schools auditioning in the district. There were only 5 other schools that had more students selected.
7 BAND MEMBERS SELECTED TO DISTRICT VII HONOR BAND
The following students participated in a highly competitive audition process for admittance into the Illinois Music Educators Association District 7 Honor Band and Jazz Band:
Connor Zankle-Bass Trombone
Josey Brown-Contra Bass Clarinet
Nathan Sites (Jazz)-Trombone
Sam Jones (Jazz)-Trumpet
District 7 encompasses all school districts in the northwest suburbs from Niles all the way through Harvard. It is by far the top music district in the entire state and as such, if a student auditions into the ensemble, is one of the highest honors a student can earn.
This is the highest number of participants that WHS has had in at least the last 7 years as 11% of our band program will be represented in this prestigious honor band. We placed in the top 10 schools for percentage of program represented and are very proud of our students and the accomplishments that they have attained this early in the year.
SEPTEMBER Students of the MONTH
Timothy Cardwell, Fiona Child, Ashley Chorney, Brandon Gulli, Blair Kurka, Ashley Peake, Nicole Schramel, Nathan Sites, Stephanie Soriano-Palma, Spencer Voyles
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