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We are in the news!

Photos by Claire Esker / 22nd Century Media (from
Photos by Claire Esker / 22nd Century Media (from

We are in the news! Read the article written by Olivia Polony from The Lake Forest Leader.

Update (3/7): Thanks to Jen for scanning whole article!

“Anna Schilling, a LFCDS eighth graders and flutist, described the feeling prior to performing as a potent mixture of nerves and excitement.”

“Although the students are being critiqued by judges, Jen Lydigsen, the band director at LFCDS and a member of the [NIMCon] Executive Committee, said the main goal was to give students positive feedback and help them improve rather than judge them.”

“We were surprised to find that the judge used every bit of her time for us instead of taking a drink of coffee or taking notes… [s]he offered lots of help to Anton for his future performances.”