MUSICAL ELITE GRACE CAMPUS
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.