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Twenty-four public schools chose their most talented instrumentalists for the South Inter-Conference Association's band festival on Thursday, February 23.Trinity hosted the 165 students and 25 directors for the day-long event.

"There was a value to having the festival at Trinity," said Christopher Pitlik, festival chairman and band director of Shepard High School in Palos Heights."(That value) articulated (to students the difference) between the high school and the college level. Also, (there is) great camaraderie to play with the best.

"We were exceptionally pleased with the facilities at Trinity," Pitlik added.

The musicians came from as far north as Argo and Revis high schools,west to Kankakee and Romeoville, and south to Lansing. Each school selected four to 12 students to represent its band programs. Students were placed in categories of wind ensemble, concert band, or jazz band.The groups rehearsed during the day together and then combined their abilities in an evening performance for the more than 400 community members, family, and friends gathered in Ozinga Chapel.

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