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Marching band acclaim and fallout in Morton

The band director at the nationally renowned Morton HS in central IL will resign at the end of the school year—a personnel matter.

Collaboration, invitation, and celebration in Normal

Marching bands come together at 2 central IL high schools, and the result is phenomenal: learning, collaboration. And MUSIC.

H.S. football players to raise funds for kids’ hospital

Football teams from 2 high schools near Peoria, IL, will raise funds this weekend for St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Cymbals in Morton & the IL state budget

IL continues under a budget impasse. Although towns step up to help, it comes down to figuring out how to solve the root problem.

Girls’ basketball and prom are tops in Geneva

IL crowned girls' basketball champs: Geneva, Morton, Byron, and Annawan. Still, for some students, prom takes priority right now.

IL marching’s biggest weekend

The biggest marching weekend in IL this fall is THIS weekend. A total of 8 festivals featuring more than 120 performances will fill the air on Sat.

NAMM names best US music ed programs

The National Association of Music Merchants has selected 118 schools and 476 school communities in America as the best places for music education.

Illinois has champions in girls’ basketball

Benet, Morton win 2nd consecutive titles in girls' basketball in Classes 4A and 3A. Calhoun won 1A and Byron 2A last weekend.

Voters question Morton’s $10.5 million referendum

Voters in Morton IL could raise taxes at the ballot box next month. Schools need improvements, mainly for band rooms and gyms.

Illinois’s biggest marching weekend Sept. 19-20

The biggest weekend of marching this year in IL gives us a chance to reflect on what students get out of marching band.