Students joined the strike Friday holding up signs for passers'-by support. Many are hoping an agreement is met so they can audition for a district music competition.
The Illinois Music Educator's Association doesn't let students audition if their school is on strike. The auditions are the stepping-stones for participation in music festivals throughout the year and an All State competition in January.
For seniors who were hoping for one last shot at making All State, this is a sour note.
The IMEA is pushing for a resolution in the final contract negotiations. If an agreement is met, students will be allowed to audition and participate in the rest of the year's events.