DGN Musicians Earn 2022-23 All-State Honors

DGN Musicians Earn 2022-23 All-State Honors

DGN Musicians Earn 2022-23 All-State Honors

Twelve student musicians from North High School have earned All-State honors as recognized by the Illinois Music Education Association. Students are selected for the All-State Band, All-State Chorus, All-State Orchestra, and All-State Composer. The selected musicians will travel to Peoria, Illinois, from January 25-28, 2023, to participate in the Illinois Music Education Conference.

“We are truly thrilled for these students and their families,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chair at North High.  “Many people helped these students achieve this success, beginning with their first elementary school music teachers and extending to their private-lessons teachers today.  North High is proud to have these incredible musicians representing District 99 at the All-State level. We are excited they are now recognized alongside the very best musicians in the State of Illinois.”

Students submit audition videos to the ILMEA, and a panel of professional musicians judges all videos. The students with the highest scores across the state are named All-State Musicians.


Owen Curran (12) - Tenor II

Cecilia DeArcangelis (12) - Soprano II

Jonathan Isoniemi (12) – Bass I



Stephen Cecil (12) – Viola

Robert Huth (12) – Cello  



Cameron Hejny (12) – Clarinet (Band)

Tabitha Irvin (12) – Bass Clarinet (Band)

Hannah Janka (12) – Horn (Band)

Ethan Martin (11) – Tuba (Band)

Aarush Palli (11) – Piccolo (Band)

Ethan Weingust (11) – Bassoon (Band)



Sophia Hamelka (11)