Hillcrest High School band members Markus Simmons (from left), Deborah Agoye, Keshawn Elliott, Malik Dabney, Alexis Simmons, Anthony Singleton and James Baines participated in the annual South Suburban College Music Festival at Reavis High School in Burba
Updated: May 1, 2013 1:35PM
Here is a look at what Southlanders are accomplishing in school.
News from the SouthtownStar’s East region includes Country Club Hills and South Holland.
Hillcrest High School
Several musicians from Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills participated in the annual South Suburban Conference Music Festival. They included:
Concert Band — Deborah Agoye, James Baines, Malik Dabney, Alexis Simmons, Anthony Singleton
Jazz Band — Malik Dabney, Keshawn Elliott.
Thornwood High School
Several musicians from Thornwood High School in South Holland received Division I, or “superior” ratings, and Division II, or “excellent” ratings, at the Illinois High School Association State Solo Ensemble competition.
Outstanding performances for Thornwood were a flute trio of Jazmin Aaron, Elicia Hall and Kendra Johnson; and an oboe solo by Sarah Baker, according to a band spokesman.
Earning Division I ratings were:
Clarinet duets — Sarena Greenfield, Crystal Nwaokocha; Krysta Dean, Stephanie Rodriguez; Quintashia McCorkel, Sarena Greenfield; DeJa’ Willingham, Chineze Okosi
Clarinet trio — Sarena Greenfield, Cruystal Nwaococha, Jason Noble-Valentine
Flute duet — Kawanda Clemon-Miller, Kendra Fleshman
Flute trio — Jazmin Aaron, Elicia Hall, Kendra Johnson
Oboe solo — Sarah Baker
Flute solo — Jazmin Aaron
Brass septet — Denzel Averhart, Anthony Bryson, Carlos Qunito, Duane Willingham, Robert Gueringer, DeAngelo Hall, Tim Scott
Trumpet / Sax duet — Tim Scott, Amber Tanner
Flute / Clarinet duet — Chineze Okosi, Elicia Hall
Division II ratings were earned by:
Tuba / Euphonium duets: — Christopher King, Sarhara Jefferson, DeAngelo Hall, Ja’Wan Emmons
Clarinet duets — Kobe O’Neil, Daveon Davenport Kacie Kirkwood, Brittney Hood Princess Ejegreh, Brenda Ware Taylor Coffey, Arial Bolling Crystal Nwaococha, Sarena Greenfield
Flute/Clarinet duet — Lauren Wilson, Jocelyn Young
Flute duets — Oshla Gray, Kawanda Clemon-Miller, Tionnna Ogletree, Tia Morris, Melissa Owens, Tia Morris, Kendra Johnson, Elicia Hall, Endia Wainwright, Sydney Epting
Flute solo — Oshla Gray, Kendra Fleshman Alto
Sax solo — Keshawn Simpson, Logan Magee
Percussion ensemble — Devon Jefferson, Aaron Clark, DeVon Willingham, Jared Clark, Brittney Allen, Steve Fleshman, Katherine Hollie, Bridget McFerren, Kenneth McGee, Dominique Orr, Bridget McFerren
Percussion ensemble — Bridget McFerren, Alexandrea Morris, Chineze Okosi, Dominique Orr, Kenneth McGee, Markeisha Griffen
Clarinet solo — DeJa’ Willingham
Saxophone duet — Lyrica Blace, Annissa Griffin, Marcos Quiroz, Eric Ballenger
Trumpet duet — Carlos Quinto, Tim Scott