About our performers!!
We've got 5 musical performances planned and we are so excited!
1:45- 2:15 Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra's Sterling Brass Band
Jackson Baker, trumpet, Elgin
Avanish Narumanchi, trumpet, South Barrington
Acacia Steenberg, horn, Crystal Lake
Garrett Rider, trombone, Aurora
J.T. Butcher, tuba, Algonquin
The Sterling Brass Quintet is one of Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras four Honors Chamber Ensembles that represent an unparalleled experience to advanced high school and college aged musicians, including an active and high-profile performance schedule. Coached by Matthew and Kari Lee of the acclaimed Millar Brass Ensemble, the quintet focuses on performance techniques unique to brass playing, and an eclectic mix of repertoire from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Its guest coaches have included former CSO trumpeter Will Scarlett, Stephen Burns of Fulcrum Point, and tuba virtuosi Rex Martin. SBQ is offered tuition free* with the generosity of EYSO patron and SBQ namesake, Sterling (Stu) Ainsworth.
2:15 - 3:05 Ryan Carney
Ryan Carney is a bassist, cellist and music educator with more than 30 years of experience studying and performing diverse styles of music. For the past 25 years, Ryan has enjoyed teaching and inspiring young talent and actively works privately with musicians in the Fox Valley. Carney performs throughout the Fox Valley and Chicago areas with his band, Antony And The Tramps, as well as with the Ryan Carney Cello Trio featuring piano and cajon for private parties and special events. The trio performs everything from classical cello sonatas to famous melodies by The Beatles, Chris Cornell and a long list of others.
3:20 - 4:00 Diva Montel
Born to parents in the entertainment business, “DIVA” was her given name.. Her vocal range has allowed her to sing Opera, Pop, Broadway and Sacred to Rock n Roll genres and has put her in a position of doing nearly any type of show and as a result, she has become one of Chicago’s most recognized entertainers. She has shared the stage with such stars as IL Volo, Michael Bolton, The Drifters, The Jersey Boys and KC & The Sunshine Band.. and is an award winning vocalist, most recently given the Joseph Cardinal Berardin Humanitarian Award in Entertainment!
4:10 - 4:50 Maureen Christine
Maureen Christine is an award-winning concert vocalist and exciting entertainer with two CDs that have been released nationally to critical acclaim. Maureen's jazz CD "My Romance" with pianist and producer Frank Mantooth received Grammy Consideration in the Traditional Pop Vocal category. Maureen is also known for her rendition of the National Anthem which she has sung for The Cubs, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Actors Dennis Quad and Zach Efron. Maureen will present Standards and swing, accompanied by Michael Bazan on Woodwinds and Bobby Schiff on piano.
5:00- 5:40 Alex Stombres
Alexander Stombres is currently the Director of the orchestra and guitar program at Addison Trail High School in Addison, Illinois. Aside from his teaching duties, Alexander is an in demand freelance musician in the Chicagoland area. He is a frequent player in Shout Section Big Band, as well as the Heat Wave Orchestra.