These students were selected from a rigorous audition process as the top student-musicians representing over 12,000 schools throughout Illinois. Of roughly 2,400 students that auditioned, only a fraction of students were selected to participate in the event. The two RCHS students selected to participate are Emma Wells (senior/senior band), & Aidan Gomez (senior/jazz band).
After graduating high school in 2024, Emma plans to attend a 4-year university where she will obtain her bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Speech Pathology, then go on to get her masters. She also plans on minoring in music and foreign language.