Published Date:June 12, 2014
Well-known TV and radio newscaster Dave Shaul, a “proud alumnus” of the University of Illinois Band, will emcee “The History of Illinois Through its Music,” the first concert of the Illinois Summer Band’s annual Twilight Concerts on the Quad beginning at 7 p.m. on June 19 (Thursday).
June 12, 2014
Published Date:May 2, 2014
More than 350 University of Illinois students got their 2015 holiday plans disrupted today – in the best possible way. The Marching Illini learned the band is one of 10 chosen to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 26, 2015, beating out more than 175 applicants from around the country. The parade, a tradition since 1924, now draws more than 3.5 million live spectators and an estimated 50 million TV viewers.
May 2, 2014
Published Date:March 31, 2014
Andrew Megill, considered one of the leading choral conductors of his generation, will join the University of Illinois in the fall as the director of choral activities and as a professor of conducting.
March 31, 2014
Published Date:March 21, 2014
The Alma Mater sculpture will make her long-awaited return to the Urbana campus April 9, where she will be put back on her pedestal to silently watch the next century of university progress.
March 21, 2014
Published Date:March 20, 2014
Roger Ebert will not be at his namesake festival this year, but he will kick it off just the same. “Life Itself,” a documentary about the late film critic’s life, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, running April 23-27 in Champaign-Urbana.
March 20, 2014