2013 Midwest Clinic:

An International Band and Orchestra Conference

Concert Performance

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 (1:30 PM - 2:15 PM)
Ballroom W375E
McCormick Place West
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Demonstration Group Performance

Bruce Pearson Clinic
"Crafting a Purposeful Warmup for Your Young Band"
Thursday, December 19, 2013 (1:30 PM - 2:15 PM)
Meeting Room W183

Pre-Conference Performance

Thursday, December 12, 2013 (7:30 PM - 8:15 PM)
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Download Poster (PDF, 7.4 MB)
Tickets: $10.00

McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band

Program

  • Concert Performance
    December 18, 2013 - 1:30 PM
    • Havener Fanfare - Andrew Boysen, Jr. (Kjos, 2012, new, Grade 3)
    • Wild Dance - Douglas Akey (Grand Mesa Music, 2011, old, Grade 4)
    • Sea Shanty Variations - Timothy Loest (FJH, 2013, new, Grade 1)
    • Two British Folk Songs - Elliot Del Borgo (Hal Leonard, 1993, old, Grade 2)
    • Moto Perpetuo, Op. 11 - Niccolo Paginini/Donald Hunsberger (Alfred Rental, 1985, old, Grade 3/5)
    • The King's Feast - Various/Kenneth Singleton (Grand Mesa Music, 2003, old, Grade 1)
    • The Promise of Living - Aaron Copland/James Curnow (Boosey and Hawkes, 2012, new, Grade 3)
    • Japanese Pictures - Kevin Mixon (Carl Fischer, 2012, new, Grade 2)
    • Melodious Thunk - David Biedenbender (David Biedenbender, 2012, new, Grade 3)
    • Peacemaker - Karl L. King/James Swearingen (Barnhouse, 2004, old, Grade 3)

Guest Conductors

    • Donald DeRoche (DePaul University, retired)
    • Phillip Hash (Calvin College)
    • David Morrison (Prospect High School, retired)
    • Don Owens (Northwestern University, retired)

Guest Soloists

    • Jeffrey DeRoche (Marimba, Canton Symphony Orchestra)
    • Colin Oldberg (Trumpet, Axiom Brass Quintet)
    • Dorival Puccini, Jr. (Trumpet, Axiom Brass Quintet)

Press

Perfect Pitch: McCracken Band Set for Prestigious Performance
Skokie Review (December 12, 2013)

Midwest Clinic Audition Recordings

  • 2013 Midwest Application
    • Torch of Liberty - Karl King (Barnhouse)
    • Fortress - Frank Ticheli (Manhattan Beach Music)
  • 2012 Midwest Application
    • Circus Days - Karl King (Barnhouse)
    • Pageant - Vincent Persichetti (Carl Fischer)
  • 2011 Midwest Application
    • Men of Ohio - Henry Fillmore (Carl Fischer)
    • Fantasy on American Sailing Songs - Clare Grundman (Boosey and Hawkes)

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