Band Members attend Eastern Illinois Honor Band

SVHS Band Students (from L to R) Jachin Wiese, trumpet; Everett Swift, alto saxophone; Ella Rutherford, trumpet; Ashlee Ingersoll, percussion; Michael Porter, alto saxophone; Sierra Centola, horn; Marcello Gonzalez, trumpet; Karina Forshee, flute; Tanner Owens, trombone; Kaylee tuggle, flute.

This past Saturday, December 9, ten SVHS band students attended the Eastern Illinois University Honor Band festival in Charleston.  They spent the day learning from EIU's excellent music faculty, including masterclasses, a recital, and rehearsal time with other area high school students.  At the end of the day, three high school bands and the Eastern Wind Symphony performed an outstanding concert in the Doudna Fine Arts Center auditorium.  The day was a great chance for our band students to go above and beyond and learn from some of the best musicians in the state!