Century School’s 4th and 5th grade band gave its first public performance at the annual spring concert in Ullin on May 2. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Century Community Unit School District No. 100 in Ullin hosted its annual spring concert May 2. For the first time since the 2009-2010 school year, band performances were part of the program. A lack of school funding led Century to cut the band program back in 1999. A revival attempt was made in...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School staged a popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical last weekend. “The Sound of Music” was presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1-2, at the Union County school. Cast Members Ryley Kimmel portrayed Maria in the musical. Graham Gordon portrayed...
Students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, as well as from local elementary schools, have spent the spring semester preparing to present “The Sound of Music.” The musical is set to run Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10...
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
Olivia Gordon, an Anna-Jonesboro Community High School graduate and life-long resident of Union County, is taking a huge step forward in her career. She left on Oct. 9 to pursue her dream of being a stage performer, with Broadway being the ultimate goal. She will be attending the American Musical...
A cartoon favorite will be brought to life onstage by Southeastern Illinois College Theatre department’s production of "Charlotte’s Web: The Musical."  The show will have one public performance only on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center, at 7 p.m. With music...

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