DHS Musician Molina Named All State

Band concert slated in February and Maxwell Street Klezmer Band works with Deerfield High School music groups.

Deerfield High School student Zachery Molina was named an all state musician.
Deerfield High School student Zachery Molina was named an all state musician.

The following information is provided by Township High School District 113.

Deerfield High School Announces an All-State Musician

Deerfield High School junior Zachry Molina was recently named an All-State musician by the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA). Zachry had already been selected to the all-district festival based on his audition with dozens of other high school musicians from northeastern Illinois. Because of his high score at the district level, he will now join students from the entire state at the ILMEA convention in Peoria. He will attend two days of rehearsals and clinics led by nationally-known music educators and perform in a festival concert at the Peoria Civic Center. With this honor, Zachry is recognized as being among the finest high school musicians in all of Illinois.

Deerfield High School Band Performs Concert

The Deerfield High School Bands will present a concert on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Featured will be a variety of pieces, ranging from a fantasia on Cajun folk songs to Chorale and Alleluia, a major work by American composer Howard Hanson. There will also be a focus on klezmer music as part of a unit on Jewish music and composers. This will include “Hava Nagila” and Symphonic Dances from Fiddler on the Roof. The freshmen will perform a fanfare by Russian composer Anatoly Liadov as well as a piece that depicts dream-flight, entitled Among the Clouds. The concert is open to the public, and admission is free. Please join us for a special night of music.

Deerfield High School Band Welcomes Guest Musicians 

On January 15, three members of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band presented a workshop on klezmer music to the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble at Deerfield High School. They worked closely with the students and the band director, Dr. Daniel Brame. This was a wonderful enhancement to their unit focused on the study of Jewish music and musicians. The event was underwritten by Dalia and Brad Dennison, parents of a junior trumpet player in Wind Ensemble. 

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