Illinois Valley Central High School director of bands Matt Chapman said this year’s Spring Concert will challenge every member of the band and will fascinate the audience.



The Spring Concert will be at 7 p.m. May 3 in the high school auditorium. Admission for the event is free.


Illinois Valley Central High School director of bands Matt Chapman said this year’s Spring Concert will challenge every member of the band and will fascinate the audience.

The Spring Concert will be at 7 p.m. May 3 in the high school auditorium. Admission for the event is free.

Chapman said selections from the Symphonic Band performance will include the powerful rendition To the Summit by Robert W. Smith, the humorous Fantasy on Yankee Doodle by Mark Williams, explosive Fire Dance by Eliot Del Borgo and the tranquil Aquarium by Johan de Meij.

“The Wind Ensemble will perform the heroic programmatic selection of Abram’s Pursuit by David Holsinger, the speeding race car rendition of Rush by Samuel Hazo, the authentic Hebraic Rhapsody by Robert Jager and finally, With Each Sunset Comes the Promise of a New Day by Richard Saucedo, which will be dedicated to the family and in honor of our amazing office secretary and former band mom, Jan Morgan,” said Chapman.

The public is invited to attend a Pork Chop dinner fundraiser before the concert.

“Please seriously consider joining our band family for this meal before the concert. Take out is available if desired. This is a fundraiser that will help fund the transportation of the band equipment to San Diego Holiday Bowl this winter,” said Chapman.

All alumni and the future students and their families are invited as well. 

The dinner includes a one-third pound pork chop, choice of two sides (cheesy potatoes, green beans, applesauce or potato chips), dessert and beverage. There is also a kids meal with all the above, but a hot dog instead of the pork chop. The dinner is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Cost for the dinner is $8 for adults and $6 for the children’s hot dog dinner.