Minooka musicians named to All-State ensembles

MINOOKA – Congratulations are extended to Minooka Community High School senior Erin Mathewson (orchestra – oboe) and junior Valerie Kolb (band – trumpet) for their acceptance into the Illinois Music Education Association’s (ILMEA) All-State music ensembles.  

These talented students were selected through an audition process that included the best musicians from across Illinois. Both students are members of the MCHS wind ensemble.

The All-State band conductor is Steve Peterson of Ithaca College and the All-State orchestra director is Gary Lewis of the University of Colorado – Boulder.

The festival concert is at 1 p.m. today at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria.