McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band

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Announcing the Illinois All-State Junior Band

We are pleased to announce, for the first time in decades, a musical event bringing together the finest middle school band musicians in Illinois. Beginning in the Fall of 2015, seventh and eighth grade students who are members in good standing in their school band program may apply and audition for the 2016 Illinois All-State Junior Band. Eighty-Two students will be selected for this inaugural ensemble which will rehearse and perform at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on January 15 & 16, 2016. Under the baton of Interim Director of Bands Dr. Linda Moorehouse, the IAJB will perform in the Krannert Center’s Foellinger Great Hall.

The IAJB has been a dream of mine for almost a decade and is the result of collaboration between myself and Wood Oaks Junior High School Band Director Wayne Gordon (with much support from the University of Illinois Bands!)

For more information, visit http://www.iajb.org

News and Announcements

2015 SuperState Honor Band | May 8, 2015
A huge congratulations to the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band for their terrific performance and selection as Honor Band at the 2015 SuperState Concert Band Festival at the University of ...

University of Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival | May 8, 2015
Good luck to the Symphonic Band as they travel to the University of Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival. Once again, BandDirector.com will be live webcasting SuperState all day on Friday, ...

2015 IGSMA State Festival | April 25, 2015
Congratulations to the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band, 8th Grade Singers, 7th Grade Singers, and Swing Choir for their terrific performances at the Illinois Grade School Music Association State Festival ...

2015 IGSMA District Contest | March 14, 2015
Congratulations to the McCracken Symphonic Band, 7th Grade Singers, 8th Grade Singers, and Swing Choir for all received at Division I (superior) rating at today’s Illinois Grade School Music Association ...

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May 27 8th Grade Graduation
May 29 Last Day of School!!!

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