Congratulations to the many U-High musicians who were chosen by audition to participate in the Illinois Music Educators Association district music ensembles. ILMEA hosted the 2021 District 3 Jazz Festival on Saturday, November 6 at Olivet Nazarene University, where Evan Greenfield, Seth Lambert and Caleb Shim performed with the district jazz band, and Emma Bottomley and Adrian Mendez sang in the district vocal jazz ensemble. On November 13, ILMEA hosted the District 3 Concert festival, which was also held at ONU. Emma Bottomley, Layla Brown, Ava Frazier, Olivia Kawakita, Tami Lawal, Timi Lawal, Aidan Richardson, Erica Rosenberger, Faith Shepherd and Eden Susong were chosen for the district chorus. Julia Brown, Andrew Checchi, Dylan Eble, Ian Kelly, Seth Lambert, Caleb Shim and Annie Sinclair were chosen for the district band. And Ben Davison, Amelia Kim, Erin Kim, Allison Kroesch, Shreya Nallamothu, Joseph Shim, Richa Shukla and Daniel Zhang were chosen for the district orchestra. We’re very proud of these students for their hard work and dedication, and for representing U-High’s musical excellence.