Will McGing is a graduate from York High School in Elmhurst. He currently studies music at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. Some of Will's accomplishments during his four years at York include:
- Recipient of the Louis Armstrong Music Award
- Led his own combo
- School choir (2 years)
- Pit orchestra musician for many school performances
- Member of the IMEA Allstate Jazz Band and the Blue Lake Jazz Band
Will McGing received an additional $500 award in the spring of 2014.