DGN Student Musicians Earn All-State Honors from ILMEA 2021

DGN Student Musicians Earn All-State Honors from ILMEA 2021

Downers Grove North High School students have earned placement, by competitive audition, into the 2021 Illinois Music Education Association All-District Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Participating musicians submitted audition videos to the ILMEA, and all videos were adjudicated by a panel of professional musicians. The top placing scores were selected for participation in the District Music Festival, which will be held in November.

“Selection to the ILMEA All-District ensembles is a distinct and significant honor for a high school musician,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chairperson. “Our faculty is excited for these students who will represent our school as the most outstanding musicians in the region.”

Congratulations to the following North High School student musicians who have earned ILMEA All-District Honors:


Bridget Callaghan (12) – Soprano II

Leah Costello (11) – Alto I

Fiona Doyle (10) – Soprano I

Abby France (11) – Soprano II

Jonathan Isoniemi (11) – Bass I

Kristen Kras (11) – Soprano II

Sarah Lampsa (10) – Alto II

Christine Lee (12) – Alto I

Cora Lingenfelter (12) – Soprano I

Finn Ormond (10) – Bass I

Tana Purcell (10) – Alto II

Lake Ragnini (12) – Soprano I

Ian Stagaman (12) – Bass I



Stephen Cecil (11) – Viola

Isaac Hsu (12) – Cello

Robert Huth (11) – Cello

Ella Knickerbocker (11) – Violin 

Nicole Moravec (11) – Violin 

Amaya Munoz (12) – Violin

Melissa Parkinson (12) – Double Bass

Caitlyn Stocki (12) – Harp 



John Fioti (10) – Bass Trombone (Orchestra)

Penny Ham (12) – Piccolo (Band)

Cameron Hejny (11) – Clarinet (Orchestra)

Zachery Heppner (12) – Clarinet (Orchestra)

Tabitha Irvin (11) – Bass Clarinet (Band)

Charlie Janka (9) – Oboe (Band)

Hannah Janka (11) – Horn (Band)

Francesca Korbitz (12) – Flute (Band)

Ethan Martin (10) – Tuba (Band)

Kyra McComb (12) – Percussion (Orchestra)

Aarush Palli (10) – Flute (Band)

Julia Toth (11) – Horn (Orchestra)

Ethan Weingust (10) – Bassoon (Orchestra)



John Fioti (10) – Bass Trombone (Jazz Band II)

Kyra McComb (12) – Drum Set (Jazz Band I)

Melissa Parkinson (12) – Jazz Bass (Jazz Band I)



Leah Costello (11) – Soprano (Vocal Jazz Ensemble II)

The ILMEA Student Programs have been developed to encourage musical performance and creative expression and the many forms that may take for student musicians. Ensembles include symphonic orchestras, wind bands, choral ensembles, jazz bands and combos, and vocal jazz ensembles. The students named into these ensembles represent the best and brightest student musicians and the high-quality music education provided by music educators across Illinois.

To learn more about ILMEA, visit their website. For more information about North High Fine Arts contact Department Chair Brayer Teague at bteague@csd99.org