2006 Midwest Clinic:

An International Band and Orchestra Conference

Concert Performance

Friday, December 22, 2006 (3:30 PM - 4:15 PM)
International Ballroom
Chicago Hilton and Towers

Demonstration Group Performance

Bruce Pearson Clinic
"Principles of Expressive Playing: Bringing Life to the Notes with Young Bands and Orchestras"
Thursday, December 21, 2006 (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
Merle Reskin Theater

Pre-Conference Performance

Presented by Triangle Printers, Inc.
Monday, December 18, 2006 (7:30 PM - 8:15 PM)
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
Download Poster (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Download Program (PDF, 2.7 MB)
Tickets: $7.50
available at the Box Office located at 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL
or by phone at 847-673-6300

McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band

Midwest Performance Blog

The Performance | December 27, 2006
The last few days have been spent enjoying the holidays and recovering from a massive cold/flu thing that’s been running through our home. The Warm-Up The concert, and everything surrounding it, was a lot of fun. We had a healthy, but light, warm-up at school before driving downtown. Most of our warm-up time on stage […]

T-minus 5 hours | December 22, 2006
Okay. Now I’m nervous. It’s 10:30, the kids are starting to arrive to setup for our warm-up at 11:00. We’ll spend about an hour lightly warming up, as well as singing and talking through some of the stuff before loading the busses to head down. The weather is so crummy we might end a little […]

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Program

  • Concert Performance
    December 22, 2006 - 3:30 PM
    • Joy Fantastique - Douglas Akey (2006, manuscript, Grade 3)
    • Ancient Dialogue - Patrick Burns (Daehn Publications, 2006, new, Grade 2)
    • Little Suite for Band - Clare Grundman (Boosey & Hawkes, 1957, old, Grade 2)
    • Albanian Dance - Shelley Hanson (Boosey & Hawkes, 2005, old, Grade 4)
    • Our Kingsland Spring - Samuel R. Hazo (Hal Leonard, 2005, new, Grade 2)
    • Chinese Folk Song Medley - Robert Garofalo (Grand Mesa Music, 1999, old, Grade 2)
    • Orange Bowl - Henry Fillmore (Carl Fischer, 1939 POP, old, Grade 3)
    • Prelude and Fugue in D minor - J.S. Bach/Roland Moehlmann (Alfred, 1953, old, Grade 3)
    • Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon - arr. Michael Sweeney (Hal Leonard, 2006, new, Grade 1)
    • Symphony No. 4 for Winds and Percussion (4th Movement) - Andrew Boysen, Jr. (Kjos, 2006, new, Grade 3)

Guest Conductors

    • Donald DeRoche (DePaul University)
    • Don Owens (Northwestern University, retired)
    • Stephen Peterson (Ithaca College)
    • Donald Stahlberg (McCracken Middle School, retired)

Press

McCracken Band Plans for Pinnacle Music Event
Skokie Review (December 14, 2006)

McCracken Middle School Band Day
Village of Skokie (December 4, 2006)

House Resolution HR 1549
Illinois House of Representatives (November 30, 2006)

Hitting the Highest Notes
Skokie Review (June 8, 2006)

Midwest Clinic Audition Recordings

  • 2006 Midwest Application
    • Rough Riders - Karl King (Barnhouse)
    • An Irish Rhapsody - Clare Grundman (Boosey and Hawkes)
  • 2005 Midwest Application
    • Circus Days - Karl King (Barnhouse)
    • Prelude and Fugue in Bb - J. S. Bach/Roland Moehlmann (Warner Brothers)
  • 2004 Midwest Application
    • Orange Bowl - Henry Fillmore (Carl Fischer)
    • Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo - Malcolm Arnold/John Paynter (Carl Fischer)
  • 2003 Midwest Application
    • Red's White and Blue March - Red Skelton/Frank Erickson (Sam Fox)
    • Fantasy on American Sailing Songs - Clare Grundman (Boosey and Hawkes)
  • 2002 Midwest Application
    • March: Seventeen Come Sunday from English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan-Williams (Boosey and Hawkes)
    • Yorkshire Ballad - James Barnes (Southern Music Company)