November 1, 2008, the Department of Music hosted the IMEA District 1 Junior Fall Music
Festival. Students from 90 different middle and junior high schools in the south
Chicago and south and west suburban Cook and DuPage County region made up the 160
piece concert band, 100 piece orchestra, and 140 piece choir. The closing concert
gave us the opportunity to showcase our new Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center.
This facility provided the opportunity for us to host an IMEA festival concert for
the first time, something we look forward to repeating in the future.