These CHS band students will perform as part of the 2018 River to River Honor Band Ensemble, on the campus of SIU Carbondale Tuesday, February 27th. Congratulations to all students who were nominated and to those who were accepted. Great work once again!
Congratulations to the CJE for a good early season performance this morning at the Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The group earned an Excellent Rating across the board and had a great clinic! Not bad after dealing with 3 snow days and a flu pandemic in the entire band. Great work once again!
Congratulations to Thomas Wood, Honors All-State Orchestra, 4th Chair Trombone and Marshall Brown, Honors All-State Band, 4th Chair Euphonium. Both made the top ensembles at IMEC 2018. They represented CHS Bands proudly at the 2018 Illinois Music Education Association’s All-State Honors Concert this past Saturday! Eyes with Pride! Some photos of this past weekend’s rehearsals and performances are found here:
We are very happy to announce our new uniform design for the Pride of the Lions Marching Band. Take a peek here.
Students/Parents/Guardians, the 2018 IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest is scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd, at Benton Consolidated High School. Solo and Ensemble is a great opportunity for students to experience a few aspects of what a professional musician must go through for a performance. Please see my letter that will provide this year's performance requirements. Should you have any questions concerning the day or performances, please feel free to contact me.
Many thanks to Mr. Williams and all the students performing at last night's Winter Concert. The music was wonderful an the evening was filled with joy and the holiday spirit. Some photos are available here.
These 3 Carterville High School Band students represented CHS Bands proudly at the 2017 ILMEA D6 Senior Festival. Congratulations to Thomas Wood, 1st Chair Trombone All District Orchestra, Neha Arun, Second Chair Oboe All District Orchestra, and Marshall Brown 1st Chair Euphonium All District Band. We are very proud of you! A few photos are here.
This spring the CHS Fine Arts Department (Symphonic Winds, Concert Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Choir) will travel to Chicago, Illinois to participate in the Windy City Classic Chicago PAC (Performing Arts Consultants) Music Festival. Parents/Guardians of CHS Band Students, please see my information about our trip.
2nd Place at Pinckneyville in Class 2A, with Best Color Guard and Percussion captions. Add another performance in Belleville and we will call that an end to a very successful season. All I can say is that I have the hardest working students, staff, and parents, in one of the most supporting communities for band in Southern Illinois. A great end to an enjoyable season. Thank you parents and students! Until next year. Photos HERE.
First place in their class today at SIU Music in Motion - Your very own Carterville Pride of the Lions Marching Band. CONGRATULATIONS PRIDE - You Earned it!
Some photos from the event are available here..
Congratulations to Marshall Brown (Euphonium, Band), Neha Arun (Oboe II, Orchestra), and Thomas Wood (Trombone I, Orchestra) for making the 2017 ILMEA All-District Senior Festival. They will participate in the festival on the campus of SIU Carbondale on Saturday, November 18th. Great work once again!.
Congratulations to the Pride of the Lions for placing 2nd in Class 3A at the 2017 McKendree Preview of Champions. The Pride Color Guard finished in the top 2 of the whole competition, scoring an 81. The band itself finished in the top 3 of the entire competition. Great work students, parents, and staff!.
Congratulations to the Pride of the Lions on a successful first competition of the season at the 2017 Murphysboro Drums at Appletime. Second place in class 2A and our Color Guard placed 4th Overall out of 11 bands. Congrats once again!.