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28 | April 12, 2018 | The Northbrook tower School ABOVE: Pictured is the 2017 Wood Oaks Wind Ensemble. The 2018 Ensemble was selected for the ninth time in the past 11 years. Photos Submitted RIGHT: The Field Wind Ensemble is headed to the University of Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival, one of the most prestigious concert band festivals in the Midwest, for the sixth year in a row. Field, Wood Oaks Wind Ensembles head to prestigious festival Submitted Content For the sixth year in a row, the Field Middle School Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the University of Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival, one of the most prestigious concert band festivals in the Midwest. It will be held Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Bands and the School of Music sponsor the festival. A panel of adjudicators, outside of the University of Illinois, determines the bands selected based on recordings submitted by the schools in February. Participating bands are divided into four classes: Jr. High, Class A, Class AA, and Class AAA. The Field Wind Ensemble was one of only six middle-school bands from the state of Illinois to be selected to perform at the festival this year. The Wood Oaks Wind Ensemble was also selected for the honor. Wood Oaks and Field were two of just six middle-school bands selected from 28 that applied. This is the ninth time in the past 11 years the Wind Ensemble from Wood Oaks has received the honor. In 2016, the Wind Ensemble was selected as the Honor Band in the Middle School Division for the finest performance of the day, and received an automatic invitation to perform in 2017. School News NORTHBROOK/GLENVIEW DISTRICT 30 District 30 to hold meeting for providers of private schools and home schools regarding special education services A special education meeting conducted by Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will take place at 2 p.m., April 30, at Willowbrook School, 2500 Happy Hollow Road. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are a parent of a homeschooled student who has been or may be identified with a disability and you reside within the boundaries of Northbrook/Glenview School District 30, you are urged to attend this meeting. Those with questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact the District 30 office at (847) 498-4190. School News is compiled by Editor Martin Carlino, 1/3 SOLD! VOLTZ & WAUKEGAN | NORTHBROOK 847.461.9948 Plans, materials, prices and specifications are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Architectural, structural and other revisions may be made as are deemed necessary by the developer, builder, architect or as may be required by law. Images are used for illustrative purposes only and may reflect available upgrades over standard specifications. NOTE: Window placement is determined by elevation style. Sound Off the northbrook tower | April 12, 2018 | 29 Social snapshot Top Web Stories From as of Monday, April 9 1. Spartans swim alumna named to All- American honorable mention team 2. GBN grad Sara Dolins to star in ‘Heathers’ as freshman 3. Spartans win Final Flight Baseball Classic 4. Back to basics: Greenwood offers accessible, natural food 5. Northbrook Community Nursery School celebrates anniversary with ‘disco fever’ Become a Tower Plus member: The NSYMCA Social Club enjoyed a delicious dinner at Pinstripes last night! If you want to be a part of the Social Club, please contact Karen Brownlee at The North Suburban YMCA posted this photo on April 3. Like The Northbrook Tower: Staff wellness fair showcases fitness, nutrition, and overall well-being. #GBNNow #wellness Glenbrook North tweeted this on April 3. Follow The Northbrook Tower: @northbrooktower go figure 2 An intriguing number from this week’s edition Glenbrook North graduate Phil Levine and his band Stone Arch Isles spent two years working on its EP “Kingdoms.” [please see Page 20] from the editor A great place for local art Martin Carlino When I sat down to write this editorial, the temperature outside was just north of 30 degrees. Hopefully, by the time you first sit down to read this, the conditions will be a little more seasonable. Regardless of the outside weather, a community the size of Northbrook offers residents the chance to take in countless events. Although Mother Nature sometimes seemingly does its best to put the slightest damper on some of these, indoor establishments throughout Northbrook give residents a chance for enjoyment no matter the temperature. The Northbrook Public Library, a steady place for recreation and relaxation year-round, is currently featuring a display that you can surely enjoy on a near-perfect sunshine day or a cloudy, rainy afternoon. For the 16th consecutive year, the Northbrook Originals Art Show, organized by the Northbrook Arts Commission, is open for viewing at the library. What makes the exhibit even a little more intriguing than the great work on display is that all of the work on display is done by highly skilled and talented members of the Northbrook community. The exhibit has a wide range of mediums by 36 Northbrook artists, including photography, oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastels. Still on the fence? Check out The Tower’s recap of the opening reception held last week, which includes interviews with some of the artists that detail the thought processes behind their work and a behindthe-scenes look at how the piece came to be. Even if you can’t make it out right away, there’s ample opportunity to do so. The Northbrook Originals Art Show will remain open until May 29. If you recall some of my earlier editorials, you may remember how I’ve used this space as a way to communicate my high regard for the importance of supporting both your fellow neighbors and the community as a whole. What better chance to do so than to marvel at the hard work of some Northbrook residents. There’s always a place for the enjoyment and appreciation of artistic endeavors. Even if you’re averse to doing so, consider giving it a look. NFYN From Page 22 Trustee Andrew Cripe felt there was no reason to have a term imposed and require the Community House to go through the approval process again in the future. Reporting by Todd Marver, Freelance Reporter. Full story at WinnetkaCurrent. com. THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK Highland Park Toys R Us has six prospective buyers The toy wonderland may be closing, as the company announced all stores will close, but the Highland Park location likely won’t remain vacant for long. USA Today reported that the location has six prospective buyers. Amerco Real Estate, Blue Water Capital, BRFI, Festival Development, HP Retail Division Capital and Pacifica Companies are all in the bidding to buy the space at 1610 Deerfield Road, Highland Park. The company announced in January it would close or consolidate 182 of its underperforming stores, but then announced in March all of its stores would close. “Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced that it has filed a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process of conducting an orderly winddown of its U.S. business and liquidation of inventory in all 735 of the Company’s U.S. stores, including stores in Puerto Rico,” a press release from the company read. “Toys“R”Us will provide more details about the plans for the liquidation of its U.S. stores and going out of business sales in the near term.” The company is seeking options for its international stores in Asia and Central Europe. Stores in the international markets are still open and serving customers. “I am very disappointed with the result, but we no longer have the financial support to continue the Company’s U.S. operations. We are therefore implementing an orderly process to shutter our U.S. operations and will pursue going concern sales or reorganizations of certain of our international businesses, while our other international businesses consider their options,” Chief Executive Officer Dave Brandon said in the release. Reporting by Xavier Ward, Editor. Full story at The Northbrook Tower Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Northbrook Tower encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Northbrook Tower reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become property of The Northbrook Tower. Letters that are published do not reflect the thoughts and views of The Northbrook Tower. 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