Saint Thomas Catholic School


St. Thomas 2015 Advent Program


Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: R.E. Franks Center, 127 Washington St, Philo IL

The students at St. Thomas will be presenting their 2015 Advent Program featuring the stories of the Jesse Tree featuring Elijah and the prophets of Baal, Nehemiah, Isaiah, and John the Baptist. These stories will be portrayed along with a musical selection for each grade level.

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8th Grade Student to Represent St. Thomas at IMEA District Festival

2015 IMEA Band Participant

2015 IMEA Band Participant

Illinois Music Educators Association or IMEA is hosting a Honors Band Festival at Illinois State University on November 21, 2015. Participants
must audition and are chosen from schools across Central Illinois by playing scales and a short musical excerpt.

An 8th grade student from St. Thomas was chosen to participate in the festival. Each student is given music to learn over the course of a month and then the
morning of the concert everyone comes together to rehearse for 3 hours. The festival ends in an afternoon concert on the stage of Braden Auditorium on the Illinois State University campus.

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View from on stage, Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University.



Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University




Meet The Music Teacher

Hello and welcome to the St. Thomas Music Page. I am so grateful to teach at St. Thomas. Please feel free to send me an email and introduce yourself. I will do my best to reply within 24 hours.

I am from Tolono, Illinois. I graduated from Unity in 2003 and studied music at Parkland College and Illinois State University. I play the saxophone, trumpet, and guitar and also sing for my church. My schedule is below and you can contact me by email if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for supporting your child’s education!


Music Schedule

Mr. Billman is at St. Thomas on:

Thursdays from 9am-3:30pm

Fridays from 7:30am-3:30pm


Thursday Music Classes

10:00-10:30 am Preschool

10:45-11:15 am Chorus Rehearsal

11:15-11:45 am Advanced Band Rehearsal

12:30-1:00 pm 6,7,8th Grade

1:00-1:30 pm 4,5th Grade

1:30-2:00 pm 1st Grade Dodd

2:30pm-3:00pm Beginning Band Woodwind Sectional

3:00-3:30pm Beginning Band Rehearsal


Friday Music Classes

7:30-8:00am Chorus Rehearsal

8:30-9:15am Mass

10:00-10:30 am Preschool

11:00-11:15 am Advanced Band Woodwind/Brass Sectional

11:15-11:45am Advanced Band Rehearsal

12:30-1:00 pm 2nd Grade Eblin

1:00-1:30 pm 2nd Grade Carmien

2:00-2:30 pm 1st Grade Calcagno

2:30-3:00 pm Beginning Band Brass Sectional

3:00-3:30 pm Beginning Band Rehearsal

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at