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Band Parents Host Evergreen Decorations Fundraiser

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Now you can decorate your home for the holidays while supporting our music programs! Shopping is completed online, and the handcrafted products are shipped directly to your home. To order, visit the Lynch Creek Farms Order Site for Mater Dei Music Fundraiser. Thank you for supporting our music programs!

Knights Selected for Clinton County Band and Art Festival

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We congratulate the following musicians who recently performed in the Clinton County Band and Art Festival on March 12: Caleigh Arentsen, Alyssa Becker, Alex Brandenburger, Ben Cowgill, Holly Dumstorff, Taylor Goring, Morgan Huelsmann, Anna Klostermann, Alayna Lepore, Colby Litteken, Hannah McSparin, Gabrielle Millikin, Julia Millikin, Harrison Mondt, AJ Mueth, Jordyn...   Read More

Marching Knights Conclude 2019 Season with U of I Championship

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Credit: Kyle Cunningham, Union Banner News Staff Seeing or hearing the Mater Dei Catholic High School Marching Knights, means their continued success can’t come as a surprise. In fact, the only thing missing up to this point was a state championship. But that was set right on Oct. 26 when...   Read More

Marching Knights Sweep Competition at Metro East Marching Classic

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Under the direction of Mr. Blake Korte, Director of Bands, the Marching Knights opened their 2019 competition season by sweeping the competition at the Metro East Marching Classic held at O’Fallon Township High School September 7.  Their performance of this year’s field show, titled “Amongst the Clouds,” earned 1st place...   Read More

Musicians Participate in KC Honor Band

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Pictured during rehearsals for the Kaskaskia College Honor Band Concert April 4 are (front from left) Minnie Liang, Maddie Owens; (middle from left) Wren Heiligenstein, Anna Klostermann, Gabrielle Millikin, Braelyn Proksha; (back from left) Director of Bands Mr. Blake Korte, and Harrison Mondt.  Under the direction of Kaskaskia College Professor...   Read More

Indoor Percussion Earns Second at Fort Zumwalt

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Join us in congratulating the members of our Indoor Percussion, as well as director of bands Mr. Blake Korte and drumline instructor Mr. Matt Murphy, on earning second place in both the preliminary and final rounds at the Fort Zumwalt East High School competition on March 16. Also join us...   Read More

Knights Perform at Clinton County Band Festival

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Pictured at the Clinton County Band and Art Festival held on March 7 at Wesclin High School are Mater Dei musicians (front, from left) Savannah Boggs, AJ Mueth, Katherine Wieseman, Claire Wilke, Alyssa Noll, Angie Carey, Hannah Schmitz, Minnie Liang, Colby Litteken; (back, from left) Anna Klostermann, Hannah McSparin, Morgan...   Read More

Indoor Percussion Achieves Success

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Performing this year’s show, “Every Single Moment,” under the direction of band director Mr. Blake Korte, the Mater Dei Indoor Percussion earned second place at both the Central States Percussion Association (CSPA) competition held at Hazelwood Central High School and the Winter Guard International (WGI) St. Louis Regional competition held...   Read More

Indoor Percussion Earns Second at CSPA Competition

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(from left) Mater Dei Indoor Percussion instructor Mr. Matt Murphy, Alyssa Becker, Alyssa Noll, Katie Wieseman, and Director of Bands Mr. Blake Korte are pictured at the Central States Percussion Association (CSPA) competition held at Hazelwood Central High School on Saturday, Feburary 9, where they earned second place.

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 in the District VI ILMEA Jazz Festival held at Belleville East High School; on November 17, Maddie and Anna performed...   Read More

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