The jazz faculty from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville presented a jazz clinic to RCMS & RCHS student-musicians on Tuesday, April 3rd in the Richland County High School rehearsal hall. Participating students were treated to a brief performance by the jazz combo before learning first-hand how improvisation is similar to the spoken language.
On Friday, April 6th Dr. Danelle Larson, Associate Professor of Music Education and Director of the Music Education Division at Eastern Illinois University guest conducted the Honors Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band in rehearsal as we prepare for the upcoming IHSA Organizational Contest.
Our thanks goes out to all eight visiting professors!
The author of these posts is Christopher Jones, Director of Bands at Richland County High School.