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KC Honor Band

On April 7th, 11 MVTHS band students participated in the 8th annual Kaskaskia Honor Band at Kaskaskia College. Students were selected after being nominated by their directors. Students from approximately 12 schools from around the region . . .

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MVTHS Symphonic Orchestra Spreads Holiday Cheer

Member of the MVTHS Symphonic Orchestra, along with Director Rolland Mays, helped to spread holiday cheer this season.  They spent two afternoons providing Christmas Music to hospitals and nursing homes in the Mt. Vernon area.

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Quinten Loyd Performs with the Illinois Music Educators All-State Orchestra

Quinten Loyd, a sophomore at MVTHS, will perform with the Illinois Music Educators All-State Orchestra later this month in Peoria, Illinois.  Quinten auditioned in the fall for the district All-State and then also auditioned for the . . .

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Music of Mt. Vernon

November 10, 2009

Mt. Vernon High School has always been known for sports, academics, and a remarkable history. But, the Music department is where the magic of Mt. Vernon is. This is the busiest time of year for the music department. Just finishing . . .

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Marching Band Goes to Disney World

May 12, 2009

The MVTHS Marching Rams took a trip to Disney World over spring break this year. Mr. Winchester and Mr. Mays attended along with some parent chapparones. The band left two days early to get a head start on the long journey to Florida. . . .

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Rams To Play at Graduation

May 12, 2009

It's been confirmed that the symphonic band will be playing at Graduation again this year. The ceremony will feature a live performance of the infamous "Pomp & Circumstance" from the band, directed by Frank Winchester. Another musical . . .

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Rams To Tour County Schools

May 12, 2009

The Marching Rams are in the process of putting together a small tour of local county schools. The tour last year had the Rams stopping by schools like Field and Casey Jr. High. The tour dates will be announced in the upcoming week. These . . .

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Spring Concert at MVTHS

May 12, 2009

The annual MVTHS Spring Concert was hosted in the gym again this year and included performances from all of the bands, choruses and orchestra groups in the school. The highlight of the night was a special one off percussion ensemble. The . . .

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