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Fifteen QHS Students Named All-State Musicians

February 19, 2018 11:02 AM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)

Fifteen Quincy Senior High students have been named Illinois All-State musicians for 2018 by the Illinois Music Educator’s Association. These All-State musicians performed as members of the All-State Band, All-State Orchestra, All-State Chorus and All-State Honors Chorus in Peoria during the Illinois Music Educators Association state meeting in January. 

Students were selected through individual state-wide auditions held in October and performances in the All-District Festival in November at Western Illinois University. More than 290 Illinois schools participated in the auditions.  Quincy Senior High has one of the highest number of students selected in the State of Illinois. Students were accompanied to Peoria by Quincy Senior High music teachers Kathi Dooley, Paul Shelor, Debbie Johnson, Gayle Tenhouse, Chris Gass and Chad Ensinger. Debbie Johnson, retiring ILMEA District IV President conducted the All-State Finale combined selection “Illinois.”

The 2018 ILMEA All-STATERS:  

Andrew Arnold, Tenor, is a senior and the son of Stacy Arnold and Brandt Arnold.  He is a member of the QHS Concert Orchestra, QHS Concert Choir, QHS Madrigal and QHS Show Choir.  He recently performed the role of “Marryin’ Sam” in the QHS production of “Li’l Abner.”  This marks the 3rd year that Andrew has been named an ILMEA All-Stater.  

Eddie Binosi, Violin, is a junior and the son of Carlo Binosi and Callie Binosi.  He is a member of QHS Concert Orchestra, “WIRED” and was in pit orchestra for the QHS fall musicals “Li’l Abner” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Eddie will perform as the 2018 Quincy Symphony Orchestra Young Artist and is the QAYO Concert Master, a member of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra a member of the Varsity QHS Tennis Team.   Eddie was also a 2017 ILMEA All State musician.

Ziven Crist, Bass, is a sophomore and the son of Michael & Cindy Crist.  He is a member of the QHS Concert Chorale and QHS Jazz Band.  This marks the first time a sophomore has been selected from Quincy Senior High as an All-Stater in Choir.

Carson Frese, Baritone, is a senior and the son of Tom & Shante Frese.  He is a member of QHS Concert Choir and the QHS Blue Devil Varsity Basketball Team.  Carson is also a worship leader at The Crossing Church.

Leo Lin, Cello, is a junior and is the son of Suzy Zou and Billy Lin.  He is a member of the QHS Concert Orchestra and “WIRED.”  Leo performed in the pit orchestra in QHS fall musical “Li’l Abner” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Leo was also a 2017 ILMEA All-State musician.

Ben Makins, French Horn, is a junior, and the son of Charles & Angie Makins.  He is a member of QHS Marching Blue Devils, Concert Band, Concert Chorale, Concert Orchestra, QHS Jazz Band, Show Choir, and performed in the QHS Fall Musical, “Li’l Abner” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”   

Calien “Mac” McPike, Percussion, is a senior and the son of Lori Vogel and C.G. McPike. He is a member of QHS Concert Band, QHS Concert Orchestra, and QHS Show Choir.  He has performed in the QHS pit orchestras and is Captain of the QHS Drumline.

Mitchell Molidor, Tenor, is a sophomore, and the son of Danette & James Molidor.  He is a member of QHS Concert and Marching Bands, Concert Choir, QHS Varsity Singers and a member of the QHS Madrigal Choir.  Mitch performed the role of “Pappy Yokum” in the QHS Fall Musical, “Li’l Abner.”

Dalton Moss, Viola, is a sophomore, and the son Cindy Moss and Dan Moss.  He is a member of QHS Concert Orchestra.  Dalton was a member of the pit orchestra for the QHS Fall Musical, “Li’l Abner.”

Adelle Seaman, Alto, is a senior, and the daughter of Dr. Nathan & Delene Seaman.  She is a member of QHS Concert Orchestra, Concert Choir, QHS Varsity Singers and QHS Madrigal Choir.  Adelle performed the role “Mammy Yokum” in the QHS Fall Musical, “Li’l Abner.”

Maggie Sparrow, Viola, is a junior and the daughter of Josh & Amanda Sparrow.  She is a member of QHS Concert Choir, “WIRED”, Concert Orchestra, QHS Show Choir and performed in the pit Orchestra of the QHS Fall Musical “Li’l Abner.” Maggie was an ILMEA All State Musician in 2017.  

Noah Spencer, String Bass, is a junior and the son of Adair and Brian Spencer.  He is a member of the QHS Concert Orchestra and the QHS Jazz Band.  Noah performed as a member of the pit Orchestra for the QHS production of “Li’l Abner” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Noah is also involved with the Worship Team at the Crossing 929, and Quincy Area Youth Orchestra.

Lauren Tweedell, Soprano, is a junior and the daughter of Jeff & Sharon Tweedell.  She is a member of QHS Concert and Marching Bands, Concert Choir, Concert Orchestra, QHS Show Choir and a member of the QHS Madrigal Choir.  Lauren performed in the QHS Fall Musical “Li’l Abner.” Lauren is also a Q-City Pommer, a member of All School Student Council, National Honor Society and Beta Club.

Katie Vogler, Oboe, is a senior and the daughter of Larry and Cheryl Vogler.  She is a member of QHS Concert Band, Concert Choir, Concert Orchestra and performed in the Pit Orchestras of the QHS Fall Musical “Li’l Abner and “Fiddler on the Roof.”  Katie is also involved with National Honor Society, Beta Club, All School Student Council, Key Club, Quincy Youth Orchestra and a member of the QHS Track and Field team.  Katie was a 2017 ILMEA All State Musician.

Dallas Will, Trombone, is a junior and the son of Thomas & Carolyn Will. He is a member of QHS Concert and Marching Bands, QHS Concert Orchestra, and QHS Jazz Band.  Dallas performed in the Pit Orchestra for “Li’l Abner” and is also a member of the Quincy Youth Orchestra. Dallas was selected to be first chair trombone in the All-State Orchestra. 

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