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Troy band students included in orchestras

Troy Middle School band students Noelle Klima and Sam Coffee are members of the 2018-19 seasons in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, respectively.
Troy Middle School band students Noelle Klima and Sam Coffee are members of the 2018-19 seasons in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, respectively.

Two Troy Middle School seventh-grade band students made the cut this year for the 2018-19 seasons of two prestigious orchestral bands.

Flutist Noelle Klima now is a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and tuba player Sam Coffey is a member of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra.

The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra serves more than 600 students ages 6 to 18, with four orchestras and chamber music. Its students also receive instruction from some of Chicago’s most respected professional musicians, and perform in such concert halls as the Symphony Center Orchestra Hall.

Upcoming performances include its Symphony Orchestra Fall Community Concert on Nov. 4 at a location to be announced and Nov. 18 at the Symphony Center Orchestra Hall.

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra consists of junior high and high school band students from Joliet and 21 surrounding communities, as well as students from Lewis University and Joliet Junior College.

The orchestra seeks to challenge talented young musicians to perform repertoire of a variety of styles and historical periods.

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