Director of Bands: Mr. Blake Korte

Marching Knights 2016 – 2017 Competition Schedule
Metro East Marching Classic (O’Fallon Township HS) – September 10
Tiger Ambush Classic (Edwardsville HS) – September 17
Eastern Illinois University Panther Marching Band Festival – October 1
Effingham High School Marching Band Invitational – October 22
Belleville East High School Marching Invitational – October 22

Latest News for Band

Students Earn First Place Ratings at IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to the following students who earned first place ratings at the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Freeburg Community High School on March 4: Wren Heiligenstein (flute and piano), Emily Hemker (voice), Caroline Kenow (trombone), Anna Klostermann (tuba), Maria Kreke (voice), Sophia Mondt (voice) and Alex Mueth (tenor saxophone).

Indoor Percussion Earns Third at MCCGA Competition at OTHS

The Mater Dei Indoor Percussion, pictured with instructors Mr. Schlich (far left) and Mr. Murphy (far right) earned third place at the Mid Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA) competition at O’Fallon Township High School on March 18.  Their season will conclude with the Winter Guard International (WGI) competition in Dayton, OH, April 20-22.

Musicians Perform at Clinton County Art & Music Festival

Performing at the Clinton County Art and Music Festival on March 9 were musicians (front, left to right) Sophia Mondt, Caroline Kenow, Alex Rivera, Susy Cowgill, Christina Mioux, Annie Kuenstler, Angie Carey, Hannah Schmitz; (middle, left to right) Anna Klostermann, Emily Hemker, Alex Mueth, Reese Bradford, Otto Stark, Ben Logullo; (back, left to right) Sam AuBuchon, Keegan Spirek, Amber Litteken, Rachell Maue, Kate Maue, Madeline Sullivan, Alyssa Noll, Katie Goring and Emma Dumstorff.

Indoor Percussion Earns 4th at WGI Competition

Indoor Percussion - Francis HowellAfter advancing to the finals, the Mater Dei Indoor Percussion earned 4th place at the Winter Guard International (WGI) regional competition held at Francis Howell High School on Saturday, February 25.  Pictured with the trophy are (left to right) Sarah Maller, Amber Litteken, Zach Honor and instructor Mr. Matt Murphy.

Indoor Percussion Places 3rd at MCCGA Competition

Indoor Percussion - EdwardsvilleThe Mater Dei Indoor Percussion earned 3rd place in Class Scholastic A at the Mid Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA) competition held at Edwardsville High School on Saturday, February 18.

More Band News