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Jesse Andrews published The Haters, about three misfit musicians who ditch jazz camp to tour with their slapped-together band, was published b Amulet Books in 2016.

Review: “The Haters”

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

A bassist, drummer, and lead-singer/guitar player — all of them with a vendetta against being told what to do with their lives and with their music. These three misfit, rookie musicians meet at a jazz...

Choir director Derek Galvicius accompanies and conducts MCHSs Concert Choir as they perform their first and last concert of the year in the West Campus auditorium on May 6.

Band and choirs perform final concerts of year

Emma Westermeier, Staff Member May 10, 2021

On May 5 and 6 Surround Sound, Cadet Choir, and Concert Choirs closed out the year with their last performances in the auditorium. The last band concert will follow on May 11, featuring the Freshman, Concert,...

The symphonic band pose prior to their performance at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria on February 1. The band was one of only 16 high school bands in the country selected to perform at National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis this weekend before the trip was cancelled.

Band cancels trip to nationals over COVID-19 concerns

Kyla Henige, News Editor March 12, 2020

On Wednesday night, students from the symphonic band were hit with the devastating news that their trip to National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis on March 13 was canceled. Due to the widespread...

Spencer Hile, director of MCHS bands, leads the symphonic band on February 1 at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. This was the bands first major statewide recognition for musical excellence.

Symphonic band performs at All-State

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer February 10, 2020

On Saturday, February 1, MCHS’s symphonic band performed an All-State concert at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. This year was the first time in school history that the symphonic band...

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