McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band

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2014 Band Director Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended the inaugural Band Director Workshop on November 4. The day was a huge success with 80 directors attending the day of clinic, demonstration sessions, and performances. Thank you to John Whitwell, Scott Casagrande, Brian Covey and David Morrison for presenting sessions and, of course, to the wonderful Lockport Township High School Wind Symphony and McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band for their performances.

BDW 2015 is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Details to follow!

News and Announcements

IMEA District 7 Junior Band | November 17, 2014
Congratulations to the 8 McCracken Band members and all the participants of the 2104 IMEA District 7 Junior Festival this past Saturday, Nov. 15. All the groups sounded fantastic and ...

McCracken Band Alum Mike Balter Receives Honorary Doctorate | August 20, 2014
A huge congratulations to McCracken Band alumnus Mike Balter for receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the VanderCook College of Music this past July!!! A truly great and well deserved honor! ...

All Bands Concert | May 19, 2014
A big congratulations to the Middleton Elementary School Beginner Band & 5th Grade Band, and McCracken Middle School Concert Band and Symphonic Band for terrific performances at the All Bands ...

IGSMA State Festival | April 27, 2014
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 ...

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Upcoming Events

Nov 24 Sym Band at Meyer
Dec 03 5th Grade Band and Concert Band Con
Dec 10 Winter Concert (Sym Band)

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