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Makayla Kocher was selected from Parkview for Junior Band, and Elizabeth Boyd, Kaylee Burk, Chloe Helderman, Joz-Lynn Kesling, and Brianna Richey were sent from Parkview for Junior Choir.

Junior High Christmas Concert will be held Dec. 7 in Parkview's Gym. This is a change from the original date.

Students from LHS and Parkview attended the performance of Annie at Lincoln Trail College. Two choir members, Abbey and Elizabeth were in the show!



Meet the Band Teacher

My name is Brandon Volk I was born and grew up in Olney. I went to school at Olney where I was in band and soccer.  After high school I went to OCC followed by Eastern Illinois University where I spent three years studying music education.  I am married, my wife's name is Aurora and I have a 10 month old daughter named Sophia.
Both JH and HS Choir students are invited to sing carols at the Christmas Tree Lighting at Lawrenceville City Hall on Dec. 6.

JH and HS Choirs as well as 4th Grade Music Students will be singing at United Methodist Village North and South Campuses in December - Dates TBA


Congratulations to Makayla (Band), Elizabeth (Choir), Kaylee (Choir), Chole (Choir), Joz-Lynn (Choir), and Brianna (Choir) for being selected as participants in the Illinois Music Educators Associations District 5 Junior Music Festival Groups!


Meet the Choir Teacher



Mrs. Alison Mendenhall's hometown is Kewanee, Illinois, which is in northwestern Illinois near the Iowa border. She attended Wethersfield High school and graduated in 1994, then attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, Vocal emphasis.  She began her teaching career in Alexis, Illinois in the fall of 1999, teaching K-4 elementary music and Jr. High and High School Choir. She married her husband, Jason, in 2001.  Mrs. Mendenhall, her husband, and her oldest son Clayton moved to Palestine, Illinois in 2005, and she began teaching in the Palestine School District at that time, teaching K-4 general music, Beginner band, and Junior High Choir and Band.  She taught there until May of 2013, just after her youngest son Joseph was born.  After two years working outside of education, she came to Lawrenceville to teach Elementary Music, Junior High and High School Choir in the Unit 20 School District.  She loves spending time with her family, reading books, gardening, and show tunes.


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