East Maine School District 63

Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world

Recognition of Achievement

Symphonic Band  
The Gemini Symphonic Band and Sinfonia Orchestra participated in the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) music festival on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Springman Middle School in Glenview. Both ensembles earned a Division 1 rating, which demonstrated their Excellence in Musicianship. All ensembles were rated in the following categories; intonation, tone quality, balance, technique, interpretation, rhythm, and stage presentation.  Their outstanding performances clearly validates all of their hard work and dedication to their music education here at Gemini. Directly after the performance, a professional band or orchestra clinician worked with the students for about 30 minutes in giving them positive constructive feedback. It was a wonderful music experience for all.


Jazz Band 

In recents years, the Jazz Band has performed for both the Morton Grove and the Niles Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinners, have been invited to Sound Video Impressions, a professional recording studio, to create a CD, and has also earned the following awards:   

North Shore Jazz Festival - 8 Consecutive 1st Division Rankings from 2006 - 2013


Jazz in the Meadows Jazz Festival - 1st Place Finish - 2014