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Plainfield middle school choirs, bands take top state honors

PLAINFIELD Choir and band students from Ira Jones and John F. Kennedy middle schools earned high marks at the Illinois Grade School Music Association state contest on April 29.

A panel of judges awarded state competitors with Superior-Plus, Superior or Excellent for their performances.

The sixth, seventh and eighth grade choirs and the Ira Voices group from Ira Jones Middle School each earned “Superior” ratings.

John F. Kennedy’s eighth grade choir earned an “Excellent” rating. The JFK wind and choral ensembles both earned Superior ratings.

Winners all received Level 1 rating at the IGSMA district contest in February and March to earn a trip to state.

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