Taylorville’s Community Spring Music Festival took place Friday, April 26th at 7PM at the Senior High West Gym. The festival was led by Mr. Chris Gunn, Director of Music for High School Band and Jazz Band; Mrs. Taylor Henley, Taylorville Elementary music; Mr. Keith Chase, Director of High School choirs, elementary music; Mr. Russ Burch, 5th, 7th, and 8th Grade band, elementary Music and Vision Way Band; Mrs. Jean Ninmer, 6th Grade band and elementary music and Mr. Neil Hohenstein, Saint Mary’s School Band and Music. The festival was a little under 2 hours with medley’s including a Disney Friendship medley, an Earth, Wind, and Fire medley, choral highlights from The Greatest Showman, the Cadet Band, 6th Grade Band and Junior High Band. Mr. Keith Chase, High School Choir Director said it was a wonderful show and very successful.
Chase says that while the school year is winding down, events are ramping up as the School has it’s last concerts. The next
big event for the High School Choir is the Senior Honors Concert which will take place May 9th.
While Keith Chase has been doing the Spring Music Festival for the last 12 years, the Spring Music Festival has been a staple in the community since the 1950’s.
The Taylorville High School Band Performs during the Spring Music Festival. Picture Courtesy of Katie Kohl
The National Anthem is performed at the Taylorville Spring Music Festival. Picture Courtesy of Katie Kohl