James Hart band director Matt Johnson directs the symphonic band during its March concert. The band won top rankings recently. (Provided photo)
The James Hart School Symphonic Band received the highest rating offered to a Division 1 school during judging in the IGSMA District Organizing Contest March 12.
Band Director Matthew Johnson said it’s the seventh straight year the band has earned this ranking. The band’s success made the band eligible for IGSMA state festival performances in April.
Johnson thanked Homewood-Flossmoor music teachers Sarah Whitlock and Andrew Hoefle for conducting a band clinic for jazz . . .