McCracken Middle School Band Programs

2001 - 2002
Chip De Stefano, Conductor

ALL BANDS CONCERT

Nile North High School
May 22, 2002

  • Symphonic Band
    • Australian Folk Fantasy - Mark Williams
    • Gamelon - Walter Cummings
    • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
    • Highlights from Les Miserables - Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg, arranged by Johnnie Vinson
  • Percussion Ensemble
    • A La Nanigo - Mitchell Peters
  • Concert Band
    • Ancient Voices - Michael Sweeney
    • Russian Sailor's Dance - R. Gliere, arranged by Andrew Balent
    • Cascade Festival Overture - Mark Williams
  • Clarinet Choir
    • Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair - Stephen Foster, arranged by Chip De Stefano
  • 5th Grade Band
    • All Through the Night - Traditional, arranged by Fred Eager
    • Russian Song and Dance - Russian Folk Songs, arranged by Andrew Balent
    • Coldwater Creek - Robert Sheldon
  • Beginner Band
    • You're a Grand Old Flag - George M. Cohan
    • A Touch of Baroque - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly

SKOKIE FESTIVAL OF CULTURES

May 18, 2002

  • Symphonic Band
    • America the Beautiful - Samuel Ward, arranged by Chip De Stefano
    • Kachina - Anne McGinty
    • Australian Folk Fantasy - Mark Williams
    • Gamelon - Walter Cummings
    • Highlights from Les Miserables - Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schnberg, arranged by Johnnie Vinson

IGSMA STATE CONTEST

April 27, 2002

  • Symphonic Band
    • Liberty Spirit March - Patrick Wilson
    • Prelude and Fugue in B flat - J. S. Bach, arranged by R. Moehlmann
    • Tales of the Emerald Isle - Douglas Akey
      (Commissioned by the Skokie School District 73 1/2 Foundation for the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band)

PLAINFIELD BAND FESTIVAL

April 26, 2002

  • Symphonic Band
    • Baywood Overture - James Swearingen
    • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
    • Overture in B flat - Ceasar Giovaninni, arranged by Wayne Robinson

WORLD PREMIER PERFORMANCE - SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

March 15, 2002

  • Symphonic Band - Douglas Akey, guest conductor
    • Tales of the Emerald Isle - Douglas Akey
      (Commissioned by the Skokie School District 73 1/2 Foundation for the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band)

MARCH CONCERT

March 14, 2002

  • 5th Grade Band
    • March Ahead - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
    • Mountainbrook March - Douglas Akey
    • Big Rock Candy Mountain - Traditional, arranged by Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
  • Concert Band
    • Royal March - John Kinyon
    • Arlington Overture - Anne McGinty
    • Fire Dance - Douglas Akey

IMEA MUSIC EDUCATION DAY AT THE CAPITOL

March 13, 2002

  • Clarinet Choir
    • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - W. A. Mozart, arranged by Eric Sati
    • Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair - Stephen Foster, arranged by Chip De Stefano
    • Canzona per Sonare No. 2 - Giovanni Gabrieli
    • "Minuet" from Water Music - G.F. Handel, arranged by Chip De Stefano

IMEA MUSIC EDUCATION DAY AT THE CAPITOL

IGSMA DISTRICT CONTEST

March 9, 2002

  • Concert Band
    • The Liberty Bell -John Phillip Sousa, arranged by Eric Osteriling
    • Pevensy Castle - Robert Shelton
    • Fire Dance - Douglas Akey
  • Symphonic Band
    • Liberty Spirit March - Patrick Wilson
    • Overture in B flat - Ceasar Giovaninni, arranged by Wayne Robinson
    • Tales of the Emerald Isle - Douglas Akey
      (Commissioned by the Skokie School District 73 1/2 Foundation for the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band)

BEGINNER BAND CONCERT

February 27, 2002

  • Beginner Band
    • Hot Cross Buns - English Folk Song
    • Au Clair de la Lune - French Folk Song
    • Down by the Station - Traditional
    • Merrily We Roll Along - Traditional
    • Lightly Row - Traditional
    • Song of the Fjords - Norwegian Folk Song
    • Farm Out - Traditional
    • Sweetly Sings the Donkey - Traditional
    • Mary Ann - West Indies Folk Song
  • Symphonic Band
    • Liberty Spirit March - Patrick Wilson
    • Overture in B flat - Giovaninni arranged by Wayne Robinson
    • Tales of the Emerald Isle - Douglas Akey
      (Commissioned by the Skokie School District 73 1/2 Foundation for the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band)
  • Combined Bands
    • The Micky Mouse March - Jimmie Dodd, arranged by Michael Sweeney

WINTER CONCERT

December 12, 2001

  • Symphonic Band
    • March: Seventeen Come Sunday - Ralph Vaughan Williams
    • Yorkshire Ballad - James Barnes
    • Garlandstone: A Nautical Fantasy - Thomas Root
    • America the Beautiful
  • Clarinet Choir
    • Loch Lomond - Traditional, arranged by Chip De Stefano
  • Percussion Ensemble
    • March Time - David Eyler

FALL/WINTER CONCERT

December 5, 2001

  • Concert Band
    • Discovery Overture - Anne McGinty
    • Sunrise, Sunset - arr. by John Edmondson
    • Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber, arranged by Michael Sweeney
    • Gates of Orion - Michael Sweeney

FALL CONCERT

October 15, 2001

  • Symphonic Band
    • The Star Spangled Banner
    • On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss - David Holsinger
    • Polly Oliver - Thomas Root
    • Wolsey's Wilde - William Byrd, arranged by Doug Hartzell

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