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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

EIU Honor Jazz Combo Festival

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                Senior trumpeter Susy Cowgill (left) and senior baritone saxophonist Sophia Mondt (right) are pictured performing at the Eastern Illinois University Honor Jazz...   Read More

Marching Knights Earn 2nd Place at U of I

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Congratulations to the Marching Knights for earning second place in Class 3A at the University of Illinois Marching Band Championships on Saturday, October 21. Pictured (from left) are Mater Dei...   Read More

Marching Knights Earn Fourth at Tiger Ambush Classic

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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...   Read More

Marching Knights Excel at Metro East Marching Classic

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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...   Read More