(Nov. 2009) Congratulations to the Music Department for its nomination for the GRAMMY Signature School award. The winners will be announced in early 2010.

(March 2009) H-F’s Industry and Music students had the opportunity to spend time with recording artist Larry Sturm on Fri. March 13. As a freelance Engineer/Producer/Remixer, Larry has worked with such artists as Twista, Destiny's Child and Mary J. Blige, from such glamorous extremes as DMX to Buddy Guy and Disturbed. The talent, expertise, and experience that has earned Larry the success and respect of his peers continues to be in demand today as well as tomorrow and deep into the chart-topping future. For more information on Larry, please go to

(October 2008)    H-F's Wind Ensemble students were honored to have the Brass Quintet from the Marine Band San Diego perform for them on Monday, September 22, in the Music Department. For over eighty-five years, Marine Band San Diego has thrilled countless thousands throughout the country with its inspiring renditions of patriotic music, classical literature, Big Band and Top 40 favorites, and, of course, the marches of John Philip Sousa.



(April 2008) H-F's Inspirational Voices have won 1st Place and $1,000 in a Power Jumpin' Jubilee Choir "Sing Off' Contest, sponsored by RW Communications, last weekend. Congratulations on this great accomplishment.

(March 2008) Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Music Department is boasting over the plaques they received at this   year’s 10th Annual South Suburban Jazz Festival on Sat. March 15 at South Suburban College in South Holland. Over 24 jazz bands competed to win titles at this year’s event. Not only did both Jazz Ensemble I and II receive plaques for Outstanding Performance, individual soloists were awarded as well, including John Carvalho, Aaron Washington, Andy Seidel and Ben Woolsey.        

(January 2008) Four H-F students qualified to participate in this year’s All-State Music Festival sponsored by the Illinois Music Educators Association from January 30 to February 2 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria. The students and the level they qualified in include Steven Sifner, Honors Chorus; Brandon Carey, Future Music Educator; and Stuart Graham and David Kim, Orchestra.