McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band

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2014 Band Director Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended the inaugural Band Director Workshop on November 4. The day was a huge success with 80 directors attending the day of clinic, demonstration sessions, and performances. Thank you to John Whitwell, Scott Casagrande, Brian Covey and David Morrison for presenting sessions and, of course, to the wonderful Lockport Township High School Wind Symphony and McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band for their performances.

BDW 2015 is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Details to follow!

News and Announcements

Book Releases at the 2014 Midwest Clinic | December 8, 2014
I’m very humbled to have been asked to contribute two chapters in books being released by GIA Publications this Midwest Clinic: Whatsoever Things…The Life and Teachings of John P. Paynter ...

McCracken Alum featured on New Tanglewood Tales | November 28, 2014
McCracken Middle School Band alum Jeff DeRoche was featured this summer in a 7 episode series New Tanglewood Tales: “Backstage with Rising Artists.” The series follows the professional and personal ...

IMEA District 7 Junior Band | November 17, 2014
Congratulations to the 8 McCracken Band members and all the participants of the 2104 IMEA District 7 Junior Festival this past Saturday, Nov. 15. All the groups sounded fantastic and ...

McCracken Band Alum Mike Balter Receives Honorary Doctorate | August 20, 2014
A huge congratulations to McCracken Band alumnus Mike Balter for receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the VanderCook College of Music this past July!!! A truly great and well deserved honor! ...

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Upcoming Events

Mar 11 Beginner and Symphonic Band Concert
Mar 14 IGMSA District Contest
Mar 18 5th Grade Band and Concert Band Con

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Recommended Books

American BandThe Creative Director: Alternative Rehearsal TechniquesTeaching Music with PurposeBest Music for Beginning Band
 

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Recommended Recordings

Dvorak: Serenades Op. 22 and 44Grainger, Pesichetti...Bernstein, Gershwin, Tilson Thomas
 

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