I also got to listen to our band, choir, and orchestra students perform in the Suburban East Conference Music Festival at Forest Lake High School. Park will have the opportunity to host this all-day event in two years. The Music Festival is comprised of two parts: the day-time performances and the evening Grand Finale Concert. Day concerts are presented by the individual SEC schools’ bands, choirs, and orchestras. The second and concluding portion of the Festival is the Grand Finale Concert. It is comprised of the three SEC All-Conference performing ensembles under the direction of local and national clinicians. The All-Conference Orchestra, Band, and Choir are selected by the directors to represent the finest music students in the ten conference schools. This recognition is similar to the all-conference honors bestowed on our athletes.
Congratulations to the Park students who were selected for this honor and participated in the traditional finale for the concert: A joint performance featuring all three groups in a dramatic arrangement of “America the Beautiful.”
I continue to be amazed at the talented students we have here at Park — in the classroom, in athletics, and in our fine arts and activities.
-Phil Kuemmel, Park Activities Director