McCracken Middle School Band Programs

2011-2012
Chip De Stefano, Conductor
David Morrison, Conductor

ALL BANDS CONCERT

Niles North High School
May 21, 2012

  • Beginner Band
    • Jim Along Josie - Traditional
    • Skip to My Lou - Traditional
    • On the March - Forrest Buchtel
    • Chant for Percussion - Andrew Balent
  • 5th Grade Band
    • Fanfare Heroica - Brian Balmages
    • A Touch of Baroque - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
    • Majestica - Brian Balmages
  • Concert Band
    • March Ceremonial - Robert Sheldon
    • Sunrise - Andrew Will
    • Baywood Overture - James Swearingen
  • Symphonic Band
    • Canarios Fantasia - Douglas Akey
    • The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert, arranged by Eric Osterling
    • Klezmer Dances - Stephen Bulla
    • Blackwater - Fergal Carroll

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUPERSTATE CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

May 4, 2012

  • Symphonic Band
    • Pageant - Vincent Persichetti
    • When the Stars Began to Fall - Fred Allen
    • Canarios Fantasia - Douglas Akey

IGSMA STATE FESTIVAL

April 28, 2012

  • Symphonic Band
    • Pageant - Vincent Persichetti
    • When the Stars Began to Fall - Fred Allen
    • Canarios Fantasia - Douglas Akey

MARCH CONCERT

March 21, 2012

  • Middleton Elementary School 5th Grade Band
    • Royal Procession - Michael Collis Dowden
    • Attack of the Slide Trombones - Mike Hannickel
    • Canon - Johann Pachebel, arranged by Brad Schoener
    • Alleluia - W. A. Mozart, arranged by John O'Reilly
  • McCracken Middle School Concert Band
    • March Ceremonial - Robert Sheldon
    • Imperium - Michael Sweeney
    • Celtic Air and Dance Traditional - Michael Sweeney
  • Combined Fifth Grade Band and Concert Band
    • God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood, arranged by Michael Sweeney

IGSMA District Contest

March 10, 2012

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Circus Days - Karl King
    • Pageant - Vincent Persichetti
    • Rhythms and Riffs - Brian Balmages

BEGINNER BAND CONCERT

March 7, 2012

  • Beginner Band
    • Hot Cross Buns
    • Au Clair de la Lune
    • Mary Had a Little Lamb
    • The Cuckoo
    • Lightly Row
    • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
    • Old MacDonald Had a Farm
    • London Bridge
    • Jingle Bells
  • Symphonic Band
    • Circus Days - Karl King
    • Pageant - Vincent Persichetti
    • Rhythms and Riffs - Brian Balmages
  • Combined Bands
    • Mickey Mouse March - Jimmie Dodd, arr. by MIchael Sweeney

MIDWEST CLINIC

Paula Crider Rehearsal Lab Demonstration
McCormick Place West
Chicago, Illinois
December 16, 2011

  • Symphonic Band
    • Celtic Air and Dance - Michael Sweeney
    • Sempre Fidelis - John Philip Sousa

WINTER CONCERT

December 8, 2011

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • In the Forest of the King - Pierre LaPlante
      I. Le Furet
    • Emperata Overture - Claude T. Smith
    • Celtic Air and Dance - Michael Sweeney
    • Symphony #4 for Winds and Percussino - Andrew Boysen, Jr.
      IV. Fast

5TH GRADE BAND AND CONCERT BAND
FALL CONCERT

December 1, 2011

  • Middleton Elementary School 5th Grade Band
    • Her Majesty's Procession - Andrew Will
    • Grandfather's Clock - Traditional, arranged by John Kinyon
    • Safari - James Ployhar
    • Cold Hearted - Elliot Wolff, arranged by Mike Story
  • McCracken Middle School Concert Band
    • Thunder Bay Legend - David Shaffer
    • Old Man River - Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern, arranged by Eric Osterling
    • Hound Dog - Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, arranged by Mihael Sweeney
  • Combined Intermediate Band and Concert Band
    • Knights of the Round Table - Steve Rouse

ANNUAL FALL CONCERT

October 13, 2011

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key
    • Afterburn - Randall Standridge
    • Four Breton Dances - Timothy Broege
    • British Waterside - Percy Grainger, arranged by John Moss
    • Symphony #4 for Winds and Percussino - Andrew Boysen, Jr.
      I. Fast
      II. Smooth and Flowing
      III. Scherzo and Trio
      IV. Fast

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