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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

SIUE Marching Percussion Festival

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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...   Read More

Drum Majors Attend Smith Walbridge Clinics

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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...   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