McKendree Presents: Arts Education Series

The Hett is pleased to present a wide variety of professional touring companies programmed specifically for K-12.  Our Arts Education Series offers daytime performances for students exposing them to the transformational power of the arts. 

Attendance to any of our performances help students meet Illinois Arts Learning Standards by responding and connecting to the arts.
The Arts Education series offers programs for all ages.


Reduced Prices for Groups


Call the box office at (618) 537-6863 to purchase tickets, priced at $5 each; 1 free chaperone/adult for every 10 tickets purchased.

 

 

 

Play the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America VideoUnited States Air Force Band of Mid-America

Kids' show! Monday, December 9, 2019, @ 10:00 a.m.: Arts Education Series

 

Always a holiday favorite! Patriotic, joyful, and uplifting music by the musical ambassadors of Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. New this year is an Art’s Education performance for school-aged children on Monday,  Dec. 9.

The Band of Mid-America’s Concert Band is composed of 45 enlisted professional musicians who represent the professionalism and excellence found throughout the U.S. Air Force. Its diverse repertoire ranges from symphonic band masterworks and traditional marches to modern compositions and jazz. The band also features professional vocal soloists performing a wide variety of popular, classical, patriotic, and holiday selections. Each year, the Band of Mid-America performs throughout a ten-state region, from the upper peninsula of Michigan to Arkansas.

 
FREE!

Recommended for all ages.

 

Tickets on Sale - July 22 at Noon button

 

 

 

Play the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents: The Rainbow Fish VideoMermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents: The Rainbow Fish

Friday, March 6, 2020, @ 10:00 a.m.: Arts Education Series - $5 per child K-12 group rate / 1 free chaperone for every 10 children tickets 5

 

The sparkling story that became an international publishing phenomenon!” Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s elegant new show, The Rainbow Fish, will include an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colourful story as well two of the author’s companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. Mermaid Theatre has earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of the works of Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), Leo Lionni (Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You). These widely-travelled productions incorporate innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading.  The Rainbow Fish features these same elements.


$22 adult, $20 senior, $5 student, McKendree University students FREE

Recommended ages K-3.

 

Tickets on Sale - July 22 at Noon button

 

 

 

Young People's Concert: Music Around the World

Thursday, March 19, 2020, @ 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.: Arts Education Series - $5 per child K-12 group rate / 1 free chaperone for every 10 children tickets 5

 

Recommend ages K-6.

 

Tickets on Sale - July 22 at Noon button

 

 

 

Play the The ReMINDers VideoThe ReMINDers: Hip Hop Culture 101

Monday, April 6, 2020, @ 10:00 a.m.: Arts Education Series - $5 per child K-12 group rate / 1 free chaperone for every 10 children tickets 5

 

Audiences will explore the origins, evolution, and contemporary expression of hip-hop music and culture. They will introduce the five core elements of hip-hop: DJing, breaking, MCing, graffiti art, and knowledge.


$22 adult, $20 senior, $5 student, McKendree University students FREE

 

Recommended for all ages.

 

Tickets on Sale - July 22 at Noon button