McCracken Middle School Band Programs

2012-2013
Chip De Stefano, Conductor
David Morrison, Conductor

ALL BANDS CONCERT

Niles North High School
May 20, 2013

  • Beginner Band
    • Jim Along Josie - Traditional
    • Skip to My Lou - Traditional
    • Chant for Percussion - Andrew Balent
    • Fanfare March - James Ployhar
  • 5th Grade Band
    • Silver Scepter - John Kinyon
    • American Patrol - F. W. Meacham, arranged by John Kinyon
    • Sea Shanty Variations - Timothy Loest (World Premier)
  • Concert Band
    • First Concert March - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
    • Discovery Overture - Anne McGinty
    • Chorale and Mystic Chant - Timothy Loest
    • Star Wars - John Williams
  • Symphonic Band
    • West Side Story - Leonard Berntein, arranged by Jay Bocook
    • Spyscape - Timothy Loest
    • American Riversongs - Pierre LaPlante

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUPERSTATE CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

May 3, 2013

  • Symphonic Band
    • Torch of Liberty - Karl King
    • Fortress - Frank Ticheli
    • Fa Una Canzona - Orazio Vecchi, arranged by Larry Daehn
    • American Riversongs - Pierre LaPlante

IGSMA STATE FESTIVAL

April 27, 2013

  • Symphonic Band
    • Fortress - Frank Ticheli
    • Fa Una Canzona - Orazio Vecchi, arranged by Larry Daehn
    • American Riversongs - Pierre LaPlante

MARCH CONCERT

March 13, 2013

  • Middleton Elementary School 5th Grade Band
    • Saraha Crossing - James Ployhar
    • Attack of the Slide Trombones - Mike Hannickel
    • Haydn's Surprise - Franz Joseph Haydn, arranged by John O'Reilly
  • McCracken Middle School Concert Band
    • Bavarian Folk Dance - John Kinyon
    • Psalm 42 - Sam Hazo
    • Lightly Latin - Bill Holcombe
    • Castel Gate - Tyler S. Grant
  • Combined Fifth Grade Band and Concert Band
    • Admiration March - Larry Clark

IGSMA District Contest

March 9, 2013

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Torch of Liberty - Karl King
    • Fortress - Frank Ticheli
    • Declaration Overture - Claude T. Smith

BEGINNER BAND CONCERT

March 6, 2013

  • 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
    • Torch of Liberty - Karl King
    • Fortress - Frank Ticheli
    • Declaration Overture - Claude T. Smith
  • Combined Bands
    • Mickey Mouse March - Jimmie Dodd, arr. by MIchael Sweeney

MIDWEST CLINIC

Jodie Blackshaw Clinic Demonstration
McCormick Place West
Chicago, Illinois
December 20, 2012

  • Symphonic Band
    • Belah Sun Woman - Jodie Blackshaw

WINTER CONCERT

December 6, 2012

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Torch of Liberty - Karl King
    • Renaissance Festival - Claude Gervaise, arranged by Ken Singleton
    • Peregrin - Douglas Akey
    • Dance Bohemian - Randall Standridge

5TH GRADE BAND AND CONCERT BAND
FALL CONCERT

November 28, 2012

  • Middleton Elementary School 5th Grade Band
    • Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - Phil Hash
    • Dragons in the Mist - Randy Navarre
    • Alpha Squadron - Greg Hillis
  • McCracken Middle School Concert Band
    • Coldwater Creek - Robert Sheldon
    • Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon - Traditional, arranged by Michael Sweeney
    • Temple of Darkness - Rob Grice
    • Chorale and Cannon - Thomas Tallis, arranged by John Kinyon
    • Water Music - George Frederic Handel, arranged by John O'Reilly
  • Combined Intermediate Band and Concert Band
    • Dragon Slayer - Rob Grice

ANNUAL FALL CONCERT

October 18, 2012

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key
    • Olympic Fanfare and Theme - John Williams, arranged by Jim Curnow
    • Praises - W. Francis McBeth
    • Wolsey's Wilde - William Byrd, arranged by Doug Hartzell
    • Gypsydance - David Holsinger
    • The Rainbow Connection - Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, arranged by John Moss
    • Peregrin - Douglas Akey

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