The Daily Eastern News

McCleery ‘twirls’ her way toward graduation

McCleery ‘twirls’ her way toward graduation

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

November 3, 2019

Cassie McCleery has a decision to make: to continue her competitive baton twirling for the last year or to focus on her future career in teaching. The senior family and consumer sciences major with a focus in education and only twirler in the Panther Marching Band started twirling 16 years ago. She...

FEATURE PHOTO: Performing while the field is still dry

FEATURE PHOTO: Performing while the field is still dry

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor

October 6, 2019

The Panther Marching Band performs its pregame and halftime shows before the first awards ceremony on Saturday evening at O’Brien Field during the PMB Festival. During the PMB Festival, there was a rain delay that pushed back performance times for large high school bands by 45 minutes. The PMB l...

‘5 Mile Train’ to perform for free on Saturday

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

June 27, 2019

Those interested in rocking out to live, local music this weekend can attend 5 Mile Train's free performance on Saturday at the Charleston Elks Lodge. The performance, which is free and open to the public (including nonmembers of the Charleston Elks Lodge), will start at 8 p.m. and go until midnight. Community...

Band of 7 siblings to perform alternative-folk music

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 3, 2019

The Dvorak Concert Hall will be full of indie-alternative-folk music as The Hunts band performs for the Eastern and Charleston community Thursday night. Dan Crews, interim director of programming, publicity and promotions at the Doudna Fine Arts Center, said The Hunts is a 7-sibling musical group tha...

Mucca Pazza spreads infectious enthusiasm

Mucca Pazza spreads infectious enthusiasm

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 7, 2017

Mucca Pazza led with Brent Roman, one of the band members formerly from the Coles County area, conducting two upbeat pieces of music. The music was so exuberant, Roman hopped across the stage in the middle of conducting because he was so moved by it. The band performed other pieces including the...

FreedomWINds at band concert

Staff Report

February 13, 2017

FreedomWinds, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will perform at a concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The group, which performs jazz and ragtime songs along with music from Broadway and Hollywood, will perform in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. FreedomWinds consists...

Band to rock out Mac’s Uptowner over weekend

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

October 6, 2016

Returning for the second time, "Chromophonic” is ready to capture the ears of listeners at Macs’ Uptowner this Friday at 9:30 p.m. Five men are responsible for the “bodacious high energy, groove-oriented, funk-influenced rock ‘n’ roll” music. Lead vocals and guitar are powered b...

‘Brainchild’ to rock stage

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

September 22, 2016

Brainchild plans to rock the minds of Charleston 9:30 p.m. this Saturday  for Family Weekend at Macs’ Uptowner at Guitarist Jake Shultz, other guitarist and vocalist Ray Ponce, and drummer Pony Boy power the “funky jam band” Brainchild is returning for the third or fourth time according to...

The Monolithic to redeem rock ‘n’ roll in Charleston

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

September 15, 2016

“Rock 'n’ Redemption” is being brought to Charleston by The Monolithic at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Mac's Uptowner. Chris Chamness mans the guitar, Hunter Beattie rules the keyboard, Paul Beckmeyer controls the bass, and Shayne Cordevant masters the drums. All four members contribute their ...

‘Porch Fire’ to light up Mac’s Uptowner stage

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

September 8, 2016

The southern Illinois bluegrass band Porch Fire will be heating up Charleston when they take the stage at Macs’ Uptowner Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Guitarist Blake Bledsoe, drummer Troy Hutchens, mandolin player Dakota Yeck-Petty, upright bass player Elizabeth Hartman, keyboard player Levi Jones and...

Community members ‘Band Together’ to raise money for Christmas

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 18, 2015

The sounds of music filled the air as people socialized and placed bets on a silent auction during the Citizen’s Against Child Abuse’ eighth annual “Band Together” event at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wednesday. Band Together has been a fundraiser planned to raise money to buy Christmas...

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