McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band

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CBDNA North-Central Division

Congratulations to the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band for being selected by audition to perform at the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Conference, as a representative of the National Band Association. Our performance will take place on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00p at Iowa State University.

News and Announcements

Mike Balter Inducted into Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame | November 16, 2015
Congratulations to McCracken (Oakview) Middle School Band Alum, Class of 1966, Mike Balter for his recent induction into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame!

National Band Association Programs of Excellence | November 1, 2015
A big congratulations to the McCracken Middle School Bands who just learned that they are Division Winners and National Finalists for the National Band Association Programs of Excellence Award! Congratulations! ...

Symphonic Band at Middleton | September 21, 2015
Congratulations to the McCracken Middle Symphonic Band for a terrific Beginner Band recruitment concert at Middleton Elementary School this morning. Special thanks to the section leaders who prepared and performed ...

Andrew Hitz interview with Jim Stephenson | August 30, 2015
Andrew Hitz, former tubist of the Boston Brass and a classmate of mine at Northwestern University, just posted a great interview with area composer Jim Stephenson.  Mr. Stephenson will be ...

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Upcoming Events

Feb 13 Solo and Ensemble Recital
Feb 20 IGSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest
Mar 09 Beginner and Symphonic Band Concert

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