Music During the Pandemic

Brianna Sloop, IV Leader Staff

September 17, 2020

According to Michael Pecherek, head of IVCC's music department, the global pandemic has devastated the music and performing arts in Illinois. Due to Covid-19 guidelines such as wearing a mask,  maintaining a six foot distance...

Black History Month Celebrations Begin With Soul Food Buffet

Avery Scott, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

  The Soul Food Buffet was something that everyone needed. Not only was it a reminder of the diverse culture we have here at IVCC, but it was a day that students could just cut loose, kick back, eat food and listen to...

LIL PEEP: A Retrospective

Avery Scott, IV Leader Staff

December 2, 2019

By Avery Scott IV Leader Staff Lil Peep, born Gustav Ahr, was this decades most prevalent artist. Peep’s music combined aspects of varying genres, punk, hip-hop and rock music. Peep was a multi talented artist, model an...

The Seratones: The Next Big Thing In Music

Justice Petersen, IV Leader Columnist

December 2, 2019

By Justice Petersen IV Leader Columnist On Nov. 8, I went up to Monarch Music Hall in Peoria to see two new up and coming bands: the Seratones and Dan Luke and the Raid. I love music and I am all for supporting new bands that...

IVCC Jazz Band Photo

Jazz Band Concert

October 31, 2019

IVCC Students ‘Prone’ to Musical Talent

Kacie Cusick, Social Media Manager

May 1, 2019

Make some room in your playlist for a new local band you are about to fall in love with: Prone. Prone is a music group new to the scene that consists of IVCC student Joey Trupiano and some of his talented peers including Bailey...

‘The War of the Worlds’: A symphonic retelling

Griffin Tabor, Columnist

November 30, 2017

One of the great joys of music is discovering an album that anybody in the United States is rarely familiar with. Such an album is “Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds,” a recording that springs with life,...

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