McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band

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2017 Band Director Workshop

The McCracken Middle School Bands is proud to host the 2017 Band Director Workshop on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Sponsored by the Illinois Grade School Music Association and the National Band Association, BDW 2017 will provide attendees with a day filled with quality, relevant professional development.

We have a tremendous lineup of guest clinicians and ensembles for this year's workshop including Steve Peterson, Michael Colburn, Joseph Manfredo, Phillip Hash and the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band.

Registration is now open!

News and Announcements

Concert and Live Webcast! | December 8, 2016
The McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band and Tamagawa Academy Wind Orchestra present a joint “Friendship Concert” on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM (CST) at Niles West High School. Please ...

Skokie Award for Artistic Excellence | April 27, 2016
Congratulations to Mr. De Stefano for being selected as the 2016 Skokie Award for Artistic Excellence Individual Recipient by the Skokie Fine Arts Commission!  Mr. De Stefano will be recognized ...

2016 IGSMA District Contest | March 12, 2016
Congratulations to the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band and McCracken Choirs for their fabulous performances today at the Illinois Grade School Music Association District 7 Organization Contest.  All the groups ...

CBDNA/NBA North Central Performance Webcast | February 23, 2016
Thursday, February 25 at 7:00p the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band’s performance at the CBDNA/NBA North Central Division Conference will be webcast at: http://music.iastate.edu/feeds/recital/ All of conference performances will be webcast ...

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