The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The Jazz Lab Band performs on Tuesday night in Doudna Fine Arts Centers Black Box Theatre on Mar. 1st, 2022 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.

THROUGH THE LENS: Jazz lab band

Satya Donavalli, Photographer March 1, 2022

creative outlet

Creative Outlet Ep. 7: Wander

Ryan Meyer January 18, 2022

Editor's note: This podcast contains some strong language. In this episode, I talked to Wander, a Filipino-American post-rock band from the Bay Area in California. This was one of my favorite episodes...

Students play the clarinet at Thursday night’s Wind Symphony Band performance at Doudna Fine Arts Center in Dvorak Concert Hall.

Wind symphony band performs at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 12, 2021

Eastern’s Wind Symphony and Concert Band shared the stage with an American flag on Thursday for a concert that showed its support for veterans through performances of pieces like “The Star-Spangled...

COLUMN: Creating the ideal indie rock band

COLUMN: Creating the ideal indie rock band

Ryan Meyer, Columnist October 28, 2021

In honor of Halloween, I wanted to try and create the ultimate Frankenstein’s monster of indie rock bands, taking the best qualities from some of my favorite artists and emerging with a band that probably...

The Richland County High School Marching Tigers color guard perform as part of “The Greatest Show.” It featured songs from “The Greatest Showman,” and props that evoked a circus theme. The show opened with band and color guard members pantomiming a circus and audience. They placed fourth in the 3A division.

High school marching bands take O’Brien

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 26, 2021

Instruments shone in the sunlight, flags rippled in the wind and music filled the stadium during the Panther Marching Band Festival on Saturday. High school bands from around central Illinois entered...

Cassie McCleery, a senior majoring in family consumer science with a focus in education, twirls during a Library Quad performance before a September football game.

McCleery ‘twirls’ her way toward graduation

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor November 4, 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...

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 later performed its pregame and halftime show, which included songs from the rock band “Queen,” around 10 p.m. before presenting awards to high school bands.

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...

‘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...

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...

Band members of Mucca Pazza perform Thursday night in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

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...

FreedomWINds at band concert

Staff Report February 14, 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,...

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,...

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