These students were selected from a rigorous audition process as the top student-musicians representing nearly 11,000 schools throughout Illinois. Of the thousands of 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.
After graduating from high school in 2024, Aidan plans to attend Eastern Illinois University for 4 years and major in Music Education, He wants to further pursue his education at University of Missouri and attain his Masters there.