McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band

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Announcing BDW 2015!!!

The McCracken Middle School Bands is proud to host the 2015 Band Director Workshop on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Sponsored by the Illinois Grade School Music Association and the National Band Association, the BDW 2015 will provide attendees with a day filled with quality, relevant professional development. The day will be scheduled with a mix of clinic sessions, open rehearsals, and performances designed to educate and inspire both young and experienced directors.

We have a tremendous lineup of guest clinicians and ensembles for this year's workshop including Mallory Thompson, John Hagstrom, Matt Temple, David Morrison, Chip De Stefano, the New Trier High School Wind Ensemble, and the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band.

Registration is now open! Register online or with the paper registration form.

News and Announcements

Symphonic Band at Middleton | September 21, 2015
Congratulations to the McCracken Middle Symphonic Band for a terrific Beginner Band recruitment concert at Middleton Elementary School this morning. Special thanks to the section leaders who prepared and performed ...

Andrew Hitz interview with Jim Stephenson | August 30, 2015
Andrew Hitz, former tubist of the Boston Brass and a classmate of mine at Northwestern University, just posted a great interview with area composer Jim Stephenson.  Mr. Stephenson will be ...

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, will be live webcasting SuperState all day on Friday, ...

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Upcoming Events

Oct 15 Sym Band Fall Concert
Nov 03 Sym Band at IGSMA/NBA Workshop
Nov 14 IMEA Festival

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Guide to Score Study for the Wind Band ConductorBest Music for Young BandTeaching Music With PromiseConductor, Teacher, Leader

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Recommended Recordings

CrossroadsGrainger, Pesichetti...The Winter Trombone

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