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Hart band earns top rating at district contest

The James Hart School Symphonic Band has qualified for the State Festival after earning a Division I rating at the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) District VI Organizational Contest. The Homewood students will be at the April 29 IGSMA State Festival meet in Tinley Park. This was the third time in the last four years the band has received a Division I rank, the highest rating the band could receive, said band director Matthew Johnson. Students played for a panel of three judges. The District VI meet was one of several music programs the Hart School . . .

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Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
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