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Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble

Friday, May 13
Starts at 7:00 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble

On Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m., the Museum, is pleased to host the debut performance of the Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble, with special guest Eddie Breitweiser. The event will be presented in the Museum’s first floor rotunda, and is free and open to the public. 

The ensemble is lead by Stefen Robinson and Zachary Sargent, both teachers at NCHS who also perform with the group. Eleven students make up the group, and together with their teachers, they “make adventurous music together.” Student members include Matthew Beigie on cello, Cooper Jeb on piano, Lilly McClelland on bass guitar and trumpet, Ibrahim Muftee on electric guitar, John Nguyen on electric mandolin, Stefani Nguyen on bells and harmonium, Ram Paramatmuni on radio and record player, Audrie Schuller on violin, and Krishiv Sreejith on flute. Robinson performs on bass clarinet and percussion, and Sargent plays alto saxophone.

Selections for the performance will include Otomo Yoshihide’s arrangement of Eric Dolphy’s, Serene, and their own arrangement of Early Grave by The Contortionist. The program will conclude with their arrangement of Curtis Mayfield’s, Think. In between those songs, improvisations by smaller groups within the larger ensemble will be featured.


In-person attendance is limited to 50 people and will also be live streamed online. Visit https://www.ptfwd.org/ for more information.

Faces masks are recommended, but not required. Questions? Or for more information, please contact the Education Department at education@mchistory.org or (309) 827-0428.