Grayslake North High School student Kaitlyn Rosploch is set to play Saturday night with other teenagers in a concert at New York's Carnegie Hall.
Rosploch will play clarinet with the 2011 American High School Honors Performance Series. Organizers said only elite high school musicians may play in the band.
Students from across the United States and Canada selected for the Carnegie Hall performance have been in New York since Wednesday. Their itinerary has included rehearsals and hitting tourist spots.
Rosploch auditioned last fall for the show. An American High School Honors Performance Series committee reviewed Rosploch before selecting her for the band.
In addition to being on a major league stage, the high school performers will be playing in front of collegiate music program representatives who have been invited to Carnegie Hall.
Conductors Eph Ely, Jeffrey Grogan and Charles Peltz will lead the teenage performers. The three men are considered world-class conductors.
Rosploch is in Grayslake North's concert band. Her other activities include being captain of the school's Marching Knights color and winter guard teams.
Student instrumentalists are charged $1,599 for lodging in New York, production costs associated with the Carnegie Hall show and various amenities, according to the American High School Honors Performance Series website.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.