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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 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...

David Boggs, assistant director of bands, adresses the Panther Marching Band after a Sept. 27 rehearsal at the Greek Court parking lot. The PMB Festival will be Saturday, and the first performance is at 9:30 a.m.

PMB Festival set for Saturday at O’Brien Field

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor October 3, 2019

The Panther Marching Band Festival will bring a variety of high school band performances and classic rock songs from “Queen” to O’Brien Field Saturday. The first performance of the festival is at...

Eastern to Host Marching Band Festival

Eastern to Host Marching Band Festival

Cassie Buchman , Staff Reporter October 1, 2014

The 38th Annual Panther Marching Band Festival will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at O’Brien Stadium.   The festival, which is expected to last all day, will consist of 36 high schools from...

Panther Marching Band rehearses on OBrien Field Wednesday.

Marching band prepares for first game of season

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter September 3, 2014

Eastern’s marching band is gearing up for their first big performance of the year, the first home football game, at 6 p.m. Saturday at O’Brien Field.  Corey Francis, director of the marching band,...

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