McCracken Middle School Band Programs

2007 - 2008
Chip De Stefano, Conductor
David Morrison, Conductor

ALL BANDS CONCERT

Niles North High School
May 19, 2008

  • Beginner Band
    • Jim Along Josie - Traditional
    • Skip it Lou - Traditional
    • On the March - Forrest Buchtel
  • 5th Grade Band
    • Chant for Percussion - Andrew Balent
    • Safari - James Ployhar
    • Cold Hearted - Elliot Wolff, arranged by Mike Story
  • Concert Band
    • Knights of the Round Table - Tom Rudolph and Drew Shanefield
    • Majestica - Brian Balmages
    • Play Elvis - arranged. by Spencer H. Klevenow and Ransford E. Pierce
  • Symphonic Band
    • Star Wars Medley - John Williams, arranged by John Tatgenhorst
    • Dance Episodes - James Curnow
    • Norwegian Wood - John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by Kenneth Whitcomb
    • Ciacona in C minor - Dietrich Buxtehude, arranged by Chip De Stefano

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUPERSTATE CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

May 2, 2008

  • Symphonic Band
    • English folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
      I. March: Seventeen Come Sunday
      II. Intermezzo: My Bonny Boy
      III. March: Folk Songs from Somerset
    • Ciacona in C minor - Dietrich Buxtehude, arr. by Chip De Stefano

IGSMA STATE FESTIVAL

April 26, 2008

  • Symphonic Band
    • When the Stars Began to Fall - Fred Allen
    • English folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
      I. March: Seventeen Come Sunday
      II. Intermezzo: My Bonny Boy
      III. March: Folk Songs from Somerset

MARCH CONCERT

March 12, 2008

  • 5th Grade Band
    • The Winner's March - Forrest Buchtel
    • The Crusaders - Frank Erickson
    • Safari - James Ployhar
  • Concert Band
    • Trumpet Voluntary - Henry Purcess, arr. by Brad Schoener
    • Midnight Suite - Brian Balmages
      I. Midnight Mission
      III. Midnight Madness
    • Nottingham Castle - Larry Daehn
  • Combined Bands
    • Dragons in the Mist - Randy Navarre

IGSMA DISTRICT CONTEST

March 8, 2008

  • Symphonic Band
    • English folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
      I. March: Seventeen Come Sunday
    • When the Stars Began to Fall - Fred Allen
    • Parade of the Wooden Warriors - Adam Gorb

BEGINNER BAND CONCERT

March 5, 2008

  • Beginner Band
    • Hot Cross Buns
    • Au Clair de la Lune
    • Mary Had a Little Lamb
    • The Cuckoo
    • Lightly Row
    • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
    • Old MacDonald Had a Farm
    • London Bridge
  • Symphonic Band
    • English folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
      I. March: Seventeen Come Sunday
    • When the Stars Began to Fall - Fred Allen
    • Parade of the Wooden Warriors - Adam Gorb
  • Combined Bands
    • Jingle Bells

BandDirector.com Live Webcast

December 17, 2007< Michael Pressler, guest conductor

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  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Tricycle - Andrew Boysen, Jr.
    • A Renaissance Revel - Tielman Susato, arranged by Kenneth Singleton
      I. La Morisque
      II. Pavane: Si Par Souffrir
      III. Ronde & Salterelle
      IV. Ronde & Aliud
    • Lydian Lullaby - Robert Sheldon
    • Overture for Winds - Charles Carter
    • Simple Gifts - Frank Ticheli
      I. In Yonder Valley
      II. Dance
      III. Here take this Lovely Flower
      IV. Simple Gifts
    • The King Across the Water - Bruce Fraser
      I. Battle
      II. Lament
      III. Dancing

Winter Concert

December 6, 2007

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Overture for Winds - Charles Carter
    • Simple Gifts - Frank Ticheli
      I. In Yonder Valley
      II. Dance
      III. Here take this Lovely Flower
      IV. Simple Gifts
    • The King Across the Water - Bruce Fraser
      I. Battle
      II. Lament
      III. Dancing
    • Richard Rogers in Concert - arr. Paul Murtha

Annual Fall Concert

Joint Concert with Lincoln Middle School
Park Ridge, Illinois (Brian Jacobi, director)
October 15, 2007

  • Lincoln Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Music for Queen Mary (1695) - Henry Purcell, arranged by Robert Garofalo
      I. March (Sounded before her chariot.)
      II. Canzona (Sounded in Westminster Abbey.)
    • Ammerland - Jacob deHaan
    • Circus Bee - Henry Fillmore, arranged by Calvin Custer
  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Tricycle - Andrew Boysen, Jr.
    • A Renaissance Revel - Tielman Susato, arranged by Kenneth Singleton
      I. La Morisque
      II. Pavane: Si Par Souffrir
      III. Ronde & Salterelle
      IV. Ronde & Aliud
    • The Rainbow Connection - Kenneth Ascher & Paul Williams, arranged by John Moss
    • Simple Gifts - Frank Ticheli
      I. In Yonder Valley
      II. Dance
  • Combined McCracken Middle Symphonic Band and Lincoln Middle School Symphonic Band
    • Ancient City of Stone - Kirk Vogel

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