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THS Band Members Perform At ILMEA District 5 Concert Festival

Nine members of the Taylorville High School Band participated in the Illinois Music Education Association’s District 5 Concert Festival on Saturday, November 19 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Each member had earned a spot in the Senior Band or Orchestra that performed
that day by auditioning back in October. The ILMEA District 5 Senior Band was directed by Dr. Alicia Neal, Director of Bands, EIU. They performed Melodius Thunk by David Biedenbender, Safely Rest by Nicole Piano, Hambone by Libby Larson and Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo by Malcom Arnold, arranged by John Painter.


THS Band members who were in the Senior Band are: Lydia Hopkins, percussion; Paige Cunnington, trumpet; Erica Edwards, flute; Lillie Jones, clarinet; Emma Burge, clarinet; Laney Norbeck, clarinet and Mylie Corso, oboe. The ILMEA District 5 Senior Orchestra was directed by David Commanday, Director of Orchestral Activities, EIU. This ensemble performed Selections from Gayane by Adam Khachaturian, arranged by Marcel Frank; Youth Overture by Emma Diemer; Finale from Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig von Beethoven, arranged by Vernon Leidig and Take Five by Dave Brubeck, arranged by Bob Cerulli. THS Band members who were in Senior Orchestra are: Evan Allen, percussion and Justin Champley alto saxophone.




THS Band members who performed with ILMEA District 5 Senior Band and Orchestra are pictured front row, from l to r: Lydia Hopkins, Emma Burger, Erica Edwards and Lillie Jones. Back row, l to r; Paige Cunnington, Mylie Corso, Evan Allen, Justin Champley and Laney Norbeck

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