The band program strives to provide students with opportunities to love music and to apply their skills and experiences to real life lessons. The program consists of a concert band, symphonic band, jazz band and pep band. The symphonic band has travelled to Washington, D.C. and Mexico. The program strives to achieve excellence in teaching, performing and community leadership. You can click here to visit the EPCHS Band official web site.
The choral program includes the following groups: prep choir, concert choir, girls chorus, boys chorus and chorale. Participation in the chorale is by audition only. All other groups are open to the student body at large. Choirs participate in numerous concerts, contests and tours. You can click here to visit the EPCHS Choir official web site.
EPCHS offers a beginning guitar class, open to all Juniors and Seniors. The class is an introductory level class, focusing on the fundamentals of music as applied to guitar.
Fine Arts Staff
Adam Schneblin (Lead Teacher) - 309-694-8335 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Schneblin, an East Peoria native, graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and received his Masters in Educational Administration from Illinois State University. Mr. Schneblin has taught and conducted music at Illinois Central College, Morton High School, Concordia Grade School, and East Peoria Central Junior High. Currently, he is the Director of Bands and Principle Conductor for East Peoria Community High School District 309. Mr. Schneblin has served as an Illinois Grade School Music Association solo and ensemble judge and has guest conducted for the Illinois Music Educators Association Jazz Band District Festival and the Peoria District 150 All-District Band. In addition to conducting and teaching, Mr. Schneblin has played with the Peoria Municipal Band, Pekin Municipal Band and Prairie Wind Ensemble as a tuba player.
Jessy Keeney - 309-694-8365 - email@example.com
Jessy Keeney received her Bachelor of Arts in Education and Masters of Science in Education/Instructional Technology from the University of Wyoming. During her time at University Miss Keeney was involved with Tau Beta Sigma (band sorority), symphonic band, orchestra, marching band, and choir where she played piano, saxophone, oboe, and english horn. Miss Keeney comes to EPCHS after serving as the Director of Choral Activities for Smart Intermediate in Davenport, Iowa. Miss Keeney has also been heavily involved in musical theater holding various roles from producer, director, music director, set construction, costuming, sound technician, etc. for community theater and various high schools.