McCracken Middle School Band Programs

2002 - 2003
Chip De Stefano, Conductor

ALL BANDS CONCERT

Niles North High School
May 21, 2003

  • Beginner Band
    • On the March - Forrest Buchtel
    • Big Rock Candy Mountain - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
  • 5th Grade Band
    • Imperium - Michael Sweeny
    • Alleluia - W. A. Mozart, arranged by Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
    • Prehistoric Suite - Paul Jennings
      I. Stegosaurus (The Gladiator)
      II. Brontosaurus (Gentle Giant)
      III. Pterodactyls (Graceful Giants of the Sky)
      IV. The Battle (Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops)
  • Brass Quintet
    • Oklahoma - Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers, arranged by Charles Sayre
  • Concert Band
    • Vesper Song - traditional, arranged by John Kinyon
    • Royal Fireworks Music - George Frederic Handel, arranged by Michael Sweeney
    • Train Heading West - Timothy Broege
      I. Prairie Ritual
      II. Rain on the Mountain
      III. Train Heading West
    • Tribute Overture - Chip De Stefano (World Premier)
  • Percussion Ensemble
    • Japanese Impressions - Anthony Cirrone
  • Symphonic Band
    • Canto - W. Francis McBeth
    • With Quiet Courage - Larry Daehn
    • Beauty and the Beast - Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, arranged by Calvin Custer
    • Suite on Greek Love Songs - Henk van Lijnshooten
      I. Vivace Ironico
      II. Andante Espressivo
      III. Allegretto Patetico
      IV. Presto

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUPERSTATE CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
May 9, 2003

  • Symphonic Band
    • Fantasy on American Sailing Songs - Clare Grundman
    • Suite on Greek Love Songs - Henk von Lijnschooten
      I. Vivace Ironico
      II. Andante Espressive
      III. Allegretto Patetico
      IV. Presto

IGSMA STATE CONTEST

April 26, 2003

  • Symphonic Band
    • Red's White and Blue March - Red Skelton, arranged by Don Ferris, transcribed for band by Frank Erickson
    • Fantasy on American Sailing Songs - Clare Grundman
    • Suite on Greek Love Songs - Henk von Lijnschooten
      I. Vivace Ironico
      II. Andante Espressive
      III. Allegretto Patetico
      IV. Presto

IGSMA DISTRICT CONTEST

March 15, 2003

  • 5th Grade Band
    • Royal March - John Kinyon
    • Mozart Alleluia - W.A. Mozart, arranged by John O'Reilly
    • Baywood Overture - James Swearington

MARCH CONCERT

March 13, 2003

  • 5th Grade Band
    • Nottingham Castle - Larry Daehn
    • Mozart Alleluia - W.A. Mozart, arranged by John O'Reilly
    • Baywood Overture - James Swearington
  • Concert Band
    • March for a Celebration - Jerry Williams
    • Song for the Winter Moon - Walter Cummings
    • Westlake Overture - John O'Reilly

IGSMA DISTRICT CONTEST

March 8, 2003

  • Concert Band
    • March for a Celebration - Jerry Williams
    • Song for the Winter Moon - Walter Cummings
    • Westlake Overture - John O'Reilly
  • Symphonic Band
    • Red's White and Blue March - Red Skelton, arranged by Don Ferris, transcribed for band by Frank Erickson
    • Amazing Grace - Frank Ticheli
    • Fantasy on American Sailing Songs - Clare Grundman

BEGINNER BAND CONCERT

February 26, 2003

  • Beginner Band
    • Cardiff by the Sea - Traditional
    • 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
    • Red's White and Blue March - Red Skelton, arranged by Don Ferris, transcribed for band by Frank Erickson
    • Amazing Grace - Frank Ticheli
    • Fantasy on American Sailing Songs - Clare Grundman
  • Combined Bands
    • The Micky Mouse March - Jimmie Dodd, arranged by Michael Sweeney

IMEA ALL STATE CONFERENCE

January 31, 2003

Taming the Beginner Band: Strategies for Teaching Our Youngest Students

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  • 5th Grade Band
    • The Crusaders - Frank Erickson
    • Chant for Percussion - Andrew Balent
    • Grandfather's Clock - Traditional, arranged by John Kinyon
    • A Touch of Baroque - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
    • The Silver Scepter - John Kinyon
    • Stony Creek March - Anne McGinty
    • Entry of the Nobles (WORLD PREMIER) - Douglas Akey (Commissioned by and dedicated to the members of the Middleton Elementary School Fifth Grade Band)

WINTER CONCERT

December 11, 2002

  • Symphonic Band
    • Circus Days - Henry Fillmore, arranged by Loras Schissel
    • Prelude and Fugue in D minor - J.S. Bach, arranged by R. Moehlmann
    • Spirit! - Doug Akey

FALL/WINTER CONCERT

December 5, 2002

  • 5th Grade Band
    • The Crusaders - Frank Erickson
    • Chant for Percussion - Andrew Balent
    • Grandfather's Clock - Traditional, arranged by John Kinyon
    • Stony Creek March - Anne McGinty
  • Concert Band
    • American Patrol - F. W. Meacham, arranged by John Kinyon
    • Windquest - Ron Cowherd
    • Atlantis - Anne McGinty
    • Play Elvis - arranged by Spencer H. Klevenow and Ransford E. Pierce

FALL CONCERT

October 15, 2002

  • Symphonic Band
    • The Star Spangled Banner
    • Flurry for Winds and Percussion - John Kinyon
    • Prospect - Pierre LaPlante
    • When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Louis Lambert, arranged by Frank Erickson
    • God Bless America - Irving Berlin, arranged by John Edmondson
    • The Thunderer - John Philip Sousa
  • Percussion Ensemble
    • Heartbeat - Alice Gomez

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