Joliet Central Symphonic Band to compete at 2017 IL Superstate Band Competition
April 10, 2017 10:26 AM
Congratulations to the Joliet Central High School Symphonic Band for qualifying to compete in the Superstate Band Competition held at the University of Illinois on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6. Being accepted into this competition is the band equivalent of playing in the state finals for a varsity sport.
To qualify, high school bands submitted an audition recording no less than 12 minutes and no more than 20 minutes of music that they've worked on from the beginning of the academic year. Only a handful out of 110 bands that applied were selected from Illinois.
From the live performances on May 5th and 6th, a distinguished panel of university band directors will choose an “Honor Band” from the day's performers.
For the Joliet Central Band, this is their 17th overall appearance at Superstate, and their first under the direction of Mr. Stinson. The 2017 Superstate festival also marks the first time that both Joliet Central and Joliet West were selected in the same year.
“Performing at SuperState is one of the highest honors for a band in the state of Illinois, and the Joliet Central band’s acceptance into this festival is a testament to the work ethic and artistry of the student musicians in this town, and their middle school and junior high training prior to coming to Central. We look forward to representing Joliet at Superstate, and we offer our sincerest congratulations to Joliet West on what we know will be a phenomenal performance.”
Good Luck to the Central Symphonic Band and Band Director, Don Stinson!