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Knights Selected for ILMEA Festivals

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We congratulate saxophonist Taylor Goring, tubist Anna Klostermann, and vocalist Maddie Owens on their selection to perform in Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) festivals! Specifically, on November 3, Taylor performed...   Read More

Marching Knights Compete in Tiger Ambush Classic

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Pictured at the Tiger Ambush Classic held at Edwardsville High School on September 15 are (from left) brass members Christian Jourdan, Holly Dumstorff, and Matthew Sinnock.  Under the direction of...   Read More

Marching Knights Earn First at Metro East Marching Classic

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(from left) Director of Bands Mr. Blake Korte, Drum Major Morgan Huelsmann, Drum Major Angie Carey, and Drumline Instructor Mr. Matt Murphy are pictured at the Metro East Marching Classic...   Read More

Illinois Ambassadors of Music European Tour

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(from left) Wren Heiligenstein, Mattie Sullivan, and Joseph Petermeyer are pictured prior to boarding their flight to London, England for the Illinois Ambassadors of Music European Tour.  During the sixteen-day trip, the students,...   Read More

Musicians Travel to New Orleans

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Mr. Blake Korte and members of our bands and chorus are pictured at Loyola University, where they attended clinics, during their recent trip to New Orleans.  In addition, the students...   Read More

Band Banquet

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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,...   Read More

Jazz Band Enjoys Jazz at the Bistro

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(front, from left) Jazz Band alumnus Alex Rivera joined Jazz Band members Sophia Mondt, Suzy Cowgill, Kate Maue, Katie Goring, Reece Lampe and (back) Director of Bands Mr. Blake Korte...   Read More

Indoor Percussion Ensemble Earns Second Place at MCCGA Competition

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    For their performance of the 2018 show “The Harvest,” the Mater Dei Indoor Percussion Ensemble earned second place at the Mid Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA) competition held...   Read More

Clinton County Band and Art Festival

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Under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Adam Fontana, twenty Mater Dei musicians (pictured above) performed at the 28th Annual Clinton County Band and Art Festival held March 8 at...   Read More

Indoor Percussion Ensemble Earns First at WGI St. Louis Regional Competition

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Congratulations to members of the Mater Dei indoor percussion ensemble, pictured with Director of Bands Mr. Blake Korte (back, far left), instructor Mr. Eric Drake (back, second from left), and...   Read More