A longtime band director resigned at a suburban Chicago h.s. amid allegations of inappropriate behavior with students from 1996.
Funding for the arts has been less than what Congress authorized under ESSA, but the new budget could cut a key block grant to zero.
Charter schools are common in Chicago. The city wants to put another one inside an existing h.s. that has had its budget cut.
It was a gorgeous day in Baltimore for the mayor’s Christmas Parade: 5 high school bands, more than a hundred participants.
Peter and the Starcatcher is a relatively new musical, esp. for high schools, and one in Maryland takes it to a new level.
A few musicals are still slated to take the stage in Md. and IL high schools as the 2017 calendar year draws to a close.
Maybe the biggest Thanksgiving band ever in Chicago, a combined group of student-musicians from IL’s 2nd-largest school dist.
If you don’t think fine arts programming is vital, ask a high school student. An IL student newspaper asked several, and here’s what they heard.
20 marching bands, 18 coming from the US (2 fr. IL), will march through Picadilly Circus to the Houses of Parliament on New Year’s Day.
Life can sometimes be lonely for symphonic percussionists—long stretches of sitting. But then, they’re the heartbeat of the orchestra.