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CONCERT CHOIR
Open to musicians of all levels, the Illinois College Concert Choir performs a wide range of choral styles. A focus on musical expression and unity make this ensemble a favorite around the community and state. The Choir’s annual tour takes them to locations both near and far. If you’re looking for a place to belong, make new friends, and challenge yourself to be more, the IC Concert Choir is the place for you.  Join in!

 

 
 
 
 
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CHAMBER SINGERS
By audition only, the Illinois College Chamber Singers are an elite group of highly skilled and talented singers with a focus on excellence. The Chamber Singers perform widely for campus events, and members serve as ambassadors to the community. If you’ve got what it takes, we invite you to be a part of the team and <em">join in. </em">

 

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WIND ENSEMBLE
Open to all instrumentalists regardless of major, the Illinois College Wind Ensemble is dedicated to ensemble unity while recognizing and nourishing the individual musician. Frequent tours and local performances highlight the year, and members are also invited to perform with the Pep Band at home football and basketball games.  Join in for an unforgettable experience!
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PEP BAND
The Pep Band is open to all instrumentalists, and performs at home football and basketball games, occasionally traveling with the team. Most Pep Band members are also members of the Illinois College Wind Ensemble. The Pep Band is a volunteer organization, so no college credit is given. Join in, and cheer our Blueboys and Lady Blues to victory! 
 
 
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
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The Illinois College Jazz Ensemble features many of our most talented musicians. The group specializes in diverse contemporary styles, such as jazz, swing, blues, rock and Latin music.  Members also develop improvisational skills, and the group often breaks into smaller combos with flexible instrumentation. The addition of vocalists and guest soloists creates unique performance opportunities. The beat is on – join in!

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<em">JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA</em">
<em">String players (and other instrumentalists by audition) may receive Illinois College credit for joining the </em">Jacksonville Symphony, a long-standing and acclaimed Jacksonville institution. The Symphony
<em">performs six concerts per season, and often combines with the Symphonic Chorale, a community chorus open to Jacksonville-area residents. Those interested in membership should contact conductor Garrett Allman for openings. Join in! </em">

 

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JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY CHORALE
Community members and IC students make up this large ensemble, which performs twice a year with the Jacksonville Symphony.  Rehearsals are once a week on Sundays at 2pm.  Students must have instructor's permission to join.  College credit is available.  Contact choirs@ic.edu for more information.
 
 
BLUE TIE AFFAIR
Illinois College’s premier men’s ensemble invites you to join in!  Blue Tie Affair performs various popular and classical styles for campus and sporting events, community groups, and other concerts. Contact choirs@ic.edu for rehearsal times and more information.
 
 
 
SAPPHIRE
This one's for the girls!  A volunteer group that rehearses once a week and 
performs all kinds of lighter and popular styles. Contact choirs@mail.ic.edu for rehearsal times and more information.
 
 
 
SMALL ENSEMBLES and COMBOS
Other small ensembles offer unique opportunities for True Blue Musicians.  Currently, options include Clarinet Ensemble, Flute Choir, Brass Ensemble, and Woodwind Trio.  Some of these groups offer college credit.  To find out more, see Join In!   
 
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