Director of Bands: Mr. Blake Korte
Marching Knights 2017-2018 Competition Schedule
The Marching Knights will perform their 2017 field show, “Phobias,” at the following competitions:
Metro East Marching Classic (O’Fallon Township HS) – September 9
Tiger Ambush Classic (Edwardsville HS) – September 16
Preview of Champions (McKendree University) – September 23
Illinois Marching Band Championships (University of Illinois) – October 21
Belleville East High School Marching Invitational – October 28
Latest News for Band
For their field show “Phobias,” the Marching Knights earned fourth place at the Tiger Ambush Classic on September 16. We congratulate the Marching Knights members, as well as Director of Bands Mr. Blake Korte, drumline instructor Mr. Matt Murphy, and color guard instructor Ms. Julianna Swanson.
For their field show “Phobias,” the Marching Knights nearly swept the awards at the Metro East Marching Classic held at O’Fallon Township High School on Saturday, September 9. In addition to earning first place in Class A, the Marching Knights earned Outstanding Music, Outstanding Visuals, and Outstanding Drum Line.
On August 26, the Marching Knights Percussionists attended the SIUE Marching Percussion Festival. After performing their show, the percussionists attended a clinic with renowned percussion clinicians Brett Kuhn, Derrick Shannon and Cliff Walker, who provided constructive feedback.
Caroline Kenow (left) and Ben Logullo (right) recently attended the Smith Walbridge drum major and mace clinics at Eastern Illinois University, during which they developed their conducting, marching and leadership skills. They look forward to utilizing their skills throughout the 2017-2018 Marching Knights’ season.
Director of Bands Mr. Blake Korte, joined by drumline instructor Mr. Matt Murphy and color guard instructor Ms. Julianna Swanson, recognized members of our concert band, jazz band, wind ensemble, drumline and color guard at the Band Banquet held on May 15. We congratulate the award winners, as well as their families, on their accomplishments!