Marian Catholic High School Band
Six Marian Band students participated in the ILMEA All-State Conference in Peoria, Illinois. Students (from left to right in picture) Jacob Kopczyk '19, Kyle Lavin '20, Matthew Hrinda '20, Kelly Osmolski '19, Andrew Klopp '19, and Ethan Camacho '19 were selected as the top players in the state after auditioning in October. All six students were chosen for the Honors Ensembles which is the highest honor possible for individual musicians in the State of Illinois.
On January 27, the Marian Catholic Winterguard attended their first competition of the season at Naperville North High School. The girls had a strong first showing with a 1st place finish in
Scholastic Open Class.
On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Marian's three concert bands performed at the 38th annual "State of the Art" band contest held at St Rita High School. The contest included 17 bands from the Chicago area. The Cadet Band placed first in Class 1A and was awarded Best Woodwinds.
The Symphonic and Concert bands placed first and second in class 3A with the Concert Band receiving Best Percussion and the Symphonic Band receiving Best Bras and Best Woodwinds. Marian's Symphonic Band was named the Grand Champion which marked 38 consecutive undefeated years in Catholic School Competition.