Two Ramblers Win the Illinois Music Education Association Contest
Loyola Academy is proud to announce that cellist Samuel Cho '24 of Honors Orchestra and Valentina Iusco '23 of Honors Chamber Choir won the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) Contest and were accepted into the Honors All State Senior Ensembles. The ILMEA All State Orchestra and Choir are audition-based ensembles that are made up of top instrumental and choir students from all over the state of Illinois. It is representative of the best auditions from around each district in Illinois. The audition process was daunting and musically challenging, but Sam and Valentina's performances rose to the occasion.
On Wednesday, November 16, Loyola Academy hosted its annual Middle School Choir Festival. Nearly one hundred students from local Catholic schools joined current Loyola chorale students to make beautiful music, have fun, and learn more about the choir program at Loyola. Thank you to our guests from Mary Seat of Wisdom - Park Ridge; Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Glenview; St. Athanasius - Evanston; St. Mary of the Woods - Chicago; and The Academy of St. Joan of Arc - Evanston!
On Saturday, November 12, roughly thirty Dumbach Scholars enrolled in AP Art History visited the Muslim Education Center and Mosque in Morton Grove. The visit enabled students to explore another faith tradition in order to better understand and interpret the art and design of sacred spaces.
Loyola Academy Bands Perform Side-by-Side Concert with Northshore Concert Band
On Wednesday, November 16, Loyola Academy Bands performed their first side-by-side concert with Northshore Concert Band (NCB) in the new Leemputte Family Theater. Notably, the performance was an excellent opportunity for Loyola students to perform alongside professional musicians. This was the first in a series of annual concerts as part of an enriching partnership between LA and NCB.
The varsity football team defeated the Lincoln-Way East Griffins 13-3 on Saturday, November 26, to become the 2022 IHSA 8A State Champions! This is the program's fourth state championship—the third under Coach John Holecek (2015, 2018, 2022). Congratulations to the entire team, Coach Holecek and his staff, and the team captains (Jake Stearney '23, Jack Fitzgerald '23, Johnny McGuire '23, and Brooks Bahr '23) on a perfect ending to an incredible 13–1 season. Thank you Rambler parents and fans, for all the fun and support along the way.