In late January, 2018, junior music student Fabian Quintero represented OLCHS at the Illinois Music Educators Association’s All-State Music Festival in the All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The ILMEA All-State Festival brings together the best high school musicians from across the state of Illinois to participate in a three-day clinic and performance experience. Over ten thousand high school students from all over the state go through an intense audition process in mid-October to be selected for one or more district level honor ensembles; choir, band, orchestra, jazz band, or vocal jazz. The top scoring students are then selected from their district audition to be sent to the all-state festival.
Fabian, is one of only 33 students in the state to be selected to participate in one of the state vocal jazz ensembles. Fabian is an active member of the Oak Lawn Community High School Music Department, participating in Band, Choir, Guitar, many extracurricular ensembles, and also participates in the fall musical each year. Congratulations to Fabian on this honor representing OLCHS at All-State!