McCracken Middle School Band Programs

2015-2016
Chip De Stefano, Conductor
David Morrison, Conductor
Andrew Hitz, tuba

ALL BANDS CONCERT

Niles North High School
May 23, 2016

  • Beginner Band
    • Jim Along Josie - Traditional
    • Skip to My Lou - Traditional
    • Attack of the Slide Trombones - Mike Hannickel
    • Chant for Percussion - Andrew Balent
  • 5th Grade Band
    • Starsplitter Fanfare - Brian Balmages
    • Passacaglia - Michael Collins-Dowden
    • Jester Dance - Mekel Rogers
  • Concert Band
    • British Isles Suite - Larry Daehn
    • Star Wars - John Williams
  • Symphonic Band
    • Summer Dances - Brian Balmages
    • Solo Pomposo - Al Hayes
    • Deep Dish - James Stephenson (World Premiere)

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUPERSTATE CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

May 6, 2016

  • Symphonic Band
    • Unraveling - Andrew Boysen, Jr.
    • "Mass" from La Fiesta Mexicana - H. Owen Reed
    • Summer Dances - Brian Balmages

MARCH CONCERT

March 16, 2016

  • Middleton Elementary School 5th Grade Band
    • Jester Dance - Mekel Rogers
    • Majestica - Brian Balmages
    • A Touch of Baroque - Sandy Feldstein and John O’Reilly
  • McCracken Middle School Concert Band
    • Prelude to a Festival - Anne McGinty
    • Canon - Johann Pachelbel, arranged by Brad Schoener
    • Danza de Espana - Carol Brittin Chambers
    • The Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber,arranged by Michael Sweeney
  • Combined Fifth Grade Band and Concert Band
    • Rock Attack - Carol Brittin Chambers

IGSMA District Contest

March 12, 2016

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Big Four - Karl King
    • Peregrin - Douglas Akey
    • The Cave You Fear - Michael Markowski

BEGINNER BAND CONCERT

March 9, 2016

  • 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
    • Big Four - Karl King
    • Peregrin - Douglas Akey
    • The Cave You Fear - Michael Markowski
  • Combined Bands
    • Mickey Mouse March - Jimmie Dodd, arr. by MIchael Sweeney

CBDNA North Central Division Conference

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall (iowa State University, Ames, IA)
February 25, 2016

David Morrison, guest conductor
Stephen Peterson, guest conductor
Matthew Olson, Alto Saxophone

  • Symphonic Band
    • Sweet Like That - Christopher Theofanidis
    • Second Prelude from “Three Preludes” - George Gershwin, arranged by John Krance
    • The Cave You Fear - Michael Markowski
    • The Carnival of Venice - Jules Demersseman, band accompaniment by Herbert L. Clarke and R. Mark Rogers
    • Mah-Na Mah-Na - Piero Umiliani, arranged by Christopher M. Retschulte
    • English Suite for Band - Michael Golemo
    • Pirates - Douglas Akey
    • The Iowa Band Law - Karl L. King

WINTER CONCERT

December 7, 2015

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • English Suite Michael Golemo
      I. Buckingham Palace
      II. St. Paul's Cathedral
      III. Piccadilly Circus
    • Second Prelude - George Gershwin, arranged by John Krance
    • Pirates - Douglas Akey

DECEMBER CONCERT

December 2, 2015

  • Middleton Elementary School Fifth Grade Band
    • Dragons in the Mist - Randy Navarre
    • Fanfare March - Frank Erickson
    • Hallelujah Chorus - G. F. Handel, arranged by Timothy Loest
  • McCracken Middle School Concert Band
    • Rise to Power - Rob Grice
    • Serenade and Dance - W. A. Mozart, arranged by John O'Reilly
    • Celtic Air and Dance No. 2 - Michael Sweeney
    • Bavarian Folk Dance - John Kinyon
    • Ayre and Dance - Bruce Pearson
  • Combined Fifth Grade Band and Concert Band
    • Haydn's Surprise - Franz Joseph Haydn, arranged by John O'Reilly and Sandy Feldstein
    • Big Rock Candy Mountain - John O'Reilly and Sandy Feldstein

Fall Concert

October 15, 2015

  • Symphonic Band
    • Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key, arranged by John Kinyon
    • Celtic Air and Dance 2 - Michael Sweeney
    • A Sailor's Odyssey - David Bobrowitz
    • The Machine Awakes - Steven Bryant
    • A Renaissance Revel - Tielman Susato, arranged by Kenneth Singleton
      I. La Morisque
      II. Pavane: Si par souffrir
      III. Ronde & Salterelle
      IV. Ronde & Aliud
    • Rhythms and Riffs - Brian Balmages

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