On-Line Edition Thursday, February 16, 2017 Vol. 59 No. 7
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Glenbard to present centennial celebration of art & choir
The community is invited to Glenbard District 87’s centennial celebration of choir and art on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Glenbard East High School. This centennial special event will feature the efforts of choir and art students from all four Glenbard high schools. The art show begins at 3 p.m. in the auditorium foyer at Glenbard East, and choir concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Reserve concert tickets at gemusic.org.
This special event will feature 100 pieces of art celebrating 100 years of Glenbard District 87 and the world premiere of District 87 commissioned choral work, ""We Are,'' by Michael Engelhardt. Engelhardt will be at Glenbard East to conduct the piece, which was composed using a combination of text from the four schools' traditional songs.
The concert will involve every student enrolled in a choral class in Glenbard – that’s more than 500 singers.
Young poets of distinction
"Sailing In Life" was this year's theme for the Lombard Service League's annual Youth Poetry Contest through which young people put their inner thoughts and emotions into the written word as expressed through the powerful vehicle of poetry. Chosen as this year's poetry laureates are (seated left to right) first place winner Liliana Olson, Olivia Gomez and (standing left to right) Julia Gergen, Jessica Ebersold and Belle Serrano. The five are pictured before being honored at the league's Feb. 9 meeting at Lombard's Lexington Square. Photo by Steve Spoden