The Mattoon High School Pride of the Greenwave Band Program, under the direction of Justin Hunt, had five students selected to participate in the Illinois Music Education Association All-State Conference in Peoria.
Kyla Abbott – Flute, Gabe Freeman – Percussion were selected to participate in the All-State Concert Band. Luke Ferris – Trumpet, Keenan Kersh – Percussion, Kaylin Richey – Violin were selected to participate in the All-State Orchestra. The groups rehearsed and performed at the Peoria Civic Center Thursday – Saturday January 26 – 28.
Selection to the festival is the highest honor that can be achieved by a high school musician. Musicians are selected by a stringent audition in October.