School of Music alum blowing sweet notes in famed competition

Marquis Hill
Marquis Hill, a 2009 alumnus of the NIU School of Music, is a semifinalist in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition. Widely regarded as the most prestigious jazz competition in the world, this year’s competition is strictly for trumpeters. Hill will join 12 other trumpeters Saturday, Nov. 8, at Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles for the first…

Huskie Marching Band to perform Nov. 6 concert

Huskie Marching Band color guard
Come relive the musical highlights of football halftime shows Thursday, Nov. 6, when the NIU Huskie Marching Band performs its annual year-end concert at the Convocation Center. The marching band, the drumline, the color guard and the Silverettes will present favorite pieces from this autumn’s Brigham Field extravaganzas as well as some of the familiar songs…

Kishwaukee Symphony to host free Halloween concert

Photo of a jack-o-lantern
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its free Halloween concert, appropriate for children and adults, Tuesday, Oct. 28. Performances are planned at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The earlier show is geared toward a younger audience. Indoor trick-or-treating will be provided from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in…

More in music