McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band

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2018 Band Director Workshop

The McCracken Middle School Bands is proud to host the 2018 Band Director Workshop on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Sponsored by the Illinois Grade School Music Association and the National Band Association, BDW 2018 will provide attendees with a day filled with quality, relevant professional development.

We have a tremendous lineup of guest clinicians and ensembles for this year's workshop including Paula Crider, Tony Marinello, Elizabeth Peterson, Chip De Stefano, University of Illinois Wind Orchestra and the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band.

Registration will open mid-August!

News and Announcements

National Band Association Election | July 15, 2018
Congratulations to Mr. De Stefano for being elected to the Board of Directors of the National Band Association (NBA), as a Elementary/Middle School Representative, for the 2018-2020 biennium!

Concert and Live Webcast! | December 8, 2016
The McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band and Tamagawa Academy Wind Orchestra present a joint “Friendship Concert” on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM (CST) at Niles West High School. Please ...

Skokie Award for Artistic Excellence | April 27, 2016
Congratulations to Mr. De Stefano for being selected as the 2016 Skokie Award for Artistic Excellence Individual Recipient by the Skokie Fine Arts Commission!  Mr. De Stefano will be recognized ...

2016 IGSMA District Contest | March 12, 2016
Congratulations to the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band and McCracken Choirs for their fabulous performances today at the Illinois Grade School Music Association District 7 Organization Contest.  All the groups ...

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Upcoming Events

Nov 03 IMEA Festival
Nov 06 Sym Band at IGSMA/NBA Workshop
Dec 06 Int Grade and Concert Band Concert

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Recommended Books

Pathways: A Guide for Energizing & Enriching Band, Orchestra, & Choral ProgramsConductor, Teacher, LeaderTeaching Music Through Performance in BandBlueprint for Band
 

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Recommended Recordings

Symphony No. 3CrossroadsParadigm
 

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