McCracken Middle School Band Programs

2014-2015
Chip De Stefano, Conductor
David Morrison, Conductor

ALL BANDS CONCERT

Niles North High School
May 18, 2015

  • Beginner Band
    • Jim Along Josie - Traditional
    • Skip to My Lou - Traditional
    • Chant for Percussion - Andrew Balent
  • 5th Grade Band
    • Dragonfire - Paul Lavender
    • Pegasus Overture - Michael Collins-Dowdin
    • Shepherd's Hey - Percy A. Grainger, arranged by Chip De Stefano
  • Concert Band
    • Camden Crossing (Fanfare and March) - Michael Oare
    • Over The Sea to Skye - Scottish Folk Tune, arranged by Douglas Wagner
    • Celtic Air And March - Michael Sweeney
    • Chester Variations - Elliot Del Borgo
  • Symphonic Band
    • Mission: Impossible Theme - Lao Schifrin, arranged by Paul Lavender
    • Time to Say Goodbye - Francesco Sartori, arranged by Don Campbell
    • The Beatles: 1964 - arranged by Michael Brown
    • Cafe 512 - Ryan George

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUPERSTATE CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

May 8, 2015

  • Symphonic Band
    • Orange Bowl - Henry Fillmore
    • Shiloh Canyon Fantasy - Douglas Akey
    • Cafe 512 - Ryan George
    • Concert Variations - Claude T. Smith

IGSMA STATE FESTIVAL

April 25, 2015

  • Symphonic Band
    • Shiloh Canyon Fantasy - Douglas Akey
    • Cafe 512 - Ryan George
    • Concert Variations - Claude T. Smith

USBANDS CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

Chicago Symphony Center
April 13, 2015

  • Symphonic Band
    • Shiloh Canyon Fantasy - Douglas Akey
    • Cafe 512 - Ryan George
    • Concert Variations - Claude T. Smith

MARCH CONCERT

March 18, 2015

  • Middleton Elementary School 5th Grade Band
    • First Concert March - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
    • Midnight Mission - Brian Balmages
    • Battle Command - William Owens
  • McCracken Middle School Concert Band
    • American Spirit March - John Higgins
    • The Wizard of Oz - Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, arranged by Ralph Ford
    • The Circle of Life - Elton John and Tim Rice, arranged by Michael Sweeney
    • Blue Ridge Reel - Brian Balmages
  • Combined Fifth Grade Band and Concert Band
    • Aftershock - Larry Clark

IGSMA District Contest

March 14, 2015

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Orange Bowl - Henry Fillmore
    • Shiloh Canyon Fantasy - Douglas Akey
    • Concert Variations - Claude T. Smith

BEGINNER BAND CONCERT

March 11, 2015

  • 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
    • Orange Bowl - Henry Fillmore
    • Shiloh Canyon Fantasy - Douglas Akey
    • Concert Variations - Claude T. Smith
  • Combined Bands
    • Mickey Mouse March - Jimmie Dodd, arr. by MIchael Sweeney

WINTER CONCERT

December 10, 2014

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Earthdance - Michael Sweeney
    • River of Life - Steven Reineke
    • Prelude and Fugue in Bb Major - J.S. Bach, arranged by Roland Moehlmann
    • Celtic Air and Dance - Michael Sweeney

DECEMBER CONCERT

December 3, 2014

  • Middleton Elementary School Fifth Grade Band
    • Dragon Slayer - Rob Grice
    • Roman Juggernaut - James Curnow
    • Nighthawk - James Swearingen
  • McCracken Middle School Concert Band
    • March Ahead - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
    • Chorale and Mystic Chant - Timothy Loest
    • Rondo from "Little Baroque Suite" - Tylman Susato, arranged by Philip Gordon
    • Abide with Me - Robert W. Smith
    • Alien Invasion - David Gorham
  • Combined Fifth Grade Band and Concert Band
    • Air of Nobility - James Swearingen

Fall Concert

October 16, 2014

  • Symphonic Band
    • Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key, arranged by John Kinyon
    • Celtic Air and Dance - Michael Sweeney
    • Korean Folk Rhapsody - James Curnow
    • Brazilian Folk Dance Suite - William Rhoads
      I. The Painter of Cannahay
      II. A Picture to Remember
      III. Fiesta Quickstep!
    • Flash in the Pan! - Richard Saucedo

Exchange Concert

September 23, 2014

  • Symphonic Band
    • As Winds Dance - Samuel Hazo
    • Korean Folk Song Rhapsody - James Curnor
    • Brazilian Folk Dance Suite - William Rhoads
      I. The Painter of Cannahay
      II. A Picture to Remember
      III. Fiesta Quickstep!
  • Combined McCracken Middle Symphonic Band and Wood Oaks Junior High School Wind Ensemble
    • Flash in the Pan! - Richard Saucedo

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