Monthly Archives: October 2013

Student & Alumni News

MIC Trumpet Studio Student News

ETHS Senior Julian Newman, member of the ETHS Wildkits Marching band, was selected to perform for the Annual “Yamo” Production at the ETHS Theater. Click here for schedule.

ETHS Freshmen Abby Gilliland and Noah Roth, also members of the ETHS Marching Band, will play together this year in the ETHS Jazz Lab Band. In addition to playing trumpet, Noah plays guitar, drums, and dabbles in songwriting.

New Trier Senior Jerry Sun will be playing principal trumpet with the New Trier Chamber Orchestra for a program including  Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture and Beethoven Symphony #5. Concert is Nov. 5, 7:30pm at Gaffney Auditorium.

Jack Fay (former BFB student) and Will Donovan, both 5th graders at Walker Elementary School have been selected to play with the Chute Middle School Band.

Highcrest Middle School 5th grader Noah Frankel was selected to play with the Highcrest Chamber Band.

MIC Advanced Trumpet Ensemble member Filip Czarkowski plays first chair in the McCracken Symphonic Band which has been selected to perform at the 2013 Midwest Clinic at McCormick Place West (Dec. 18th). On October 17th, Filip’s band will perform with Axiom Brass. Filip has played in the Polish Parish Band for 3 years, and this year has been selected to perform with for the 2013 IMEA Honors Band.

Northside College Prep Freshman Victoria Seliger (MIC Advanced Trumpet Ensemble member) plays solo cornet with the Advanced Band. This past summer she attended the Blue Lake Arts Camp (MI) performing in the top band. She will be performing for the upcoming school musical.

Michael Werner, Sophomore at Northshore Country Day School,  traveled to Paris and Amsterdam this summer to play both jazz and classical trumpet with Midwest Young Artists. Michael also played with the NU Summer jazz band under the direction of Chris Madsen and attended the BirchCreek Jazz Festival in Door County, WI where he performed in the top big band and the top combo, The Ambassadors, that traveled throughout Door County playing at various venues – restaurants, parks, and private parties. This year he is playing with MYA’s top jazz combo, the Merit Combo, which performs in the greater Chicago Area. Enjoy the photo below of Michael performing in Paris.mya_european_tour-1
Alumni News (The tale of two marching bands)

Loyola grads Robert Murphy and Alex Wenzel are gearing up for an epic contest. Alex Wenzel is attending Northwestern University this year in the engineering school, and Robert Murphy is attending Notre Dame. Both have joined their university marching bands and next year NU and Notre Dame will be playing at Wrigley field. I am rooting for NU (I’m an NU Alumni), but my dad went to Notre Dame, so it is getting personal. Enjoy photos of Alex (Wildcats) and Robert (Fighting Irish) below. Alex NUMBMarching Band

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MIC Brass Quartet

Enjoy members of the new MIC Brass Quartet* playing German Waltz. All 4 students are in 5th grade at Dawes and Walker Elementary Schools in Evanston.

*Jack Fay and Alisa Kondratyev, trumpets; Will Donovan, horn; Yumiko Hasselbring, trombone