McCracken Middle School Band Programs

2008-2009
Chip De Stefano, Conductor
David Morrison, Conductor

ALL BANDS CONCERT

Niles North High School
May 18, 2009

  • Beginner Band
    • Jim Along Josie - Traditional
    • Skip to My Lou - Traditional
    • On the March - Forrest Buchtel
    • Fanfare March - Frank Erickson
  • Intermediate Band
    • Fishy Scale Blues - Gerald Sebesky
    • Greensleeves - Traditional, arranged by Michael Sweeney
    • Finale from Symphony No. 1 - Johannes Brahms, 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)
  • Concert Band
    • The Sorcerer's Procession - Douglas Akey
    • Sunrise, Sunset - Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, arranged by John Edmondson
    • Fire Dance - Douglas Akey
    • Mission: Impossible Theme - Lalo Schifrin, arranged by Paul Lavender
  • Symphonic Band
    • Overture in Bb - Ceasar Giovaninni, arranged by Wayne Robinson
    • West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein, arranged by Jay Bocook
    • Undertow - John Mackey

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUPERSTATE CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

May 8, 2009

  • Symphonic Band
    • Overture in Bb - Ceasar Giovaninni, arr. by Wayne Robinson
    • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
    • Undertow - John Mackey

CHICAGOLAND INVITATIONAL CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

Hersey High School
April 4, 2009

  • Symphonic Band
    • Torch of Liberty - Karl King, arr. by James Swearingen
    • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
    • Undertow - John Mackey

MARCH CONCERT

March 19, 2009

  • Intermediate Band
    • March Ceremonial - Robert Sheldon
    • Tchaikovsky Remembered - P.I. Tchaikovsky, arr. by Eric Osterling
    • Mozart Alleluia - W.A. MOzart, arr. by John O'Reilly
    • Let's Go Band II - Albert Ahronheim, arr. by Andrew Balent
  • Concert Band
    • Procession for a New Day - James Swearingen
    • Sunrise - Andrew Will
    • Song of the Fouri - William Owens
    • African Festival - African Folk Song, arr. by Quincy Hilliard, Chuck Elledge, and Bruce Pearson
  • Combined Bands
    • God Bless the U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood, arr. by MIchael Sweeney

IGSMA DISTRICT CONTEST

March 14, 2009

  • Symphonic Band
    • Torch of Liberty - Karl King, arr. by James Swearingen
    • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
    • Undertow - John Mackey

BEGINNER BAND CONCERT

March 11, 2009

  • 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
    • Jingle Bells
  • Symphonic Band
    • Torch of Liberty - Karl King, arr. by James Swearingen
    • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
    • Undertow - John Mackey
  • Combined Bands
    • Mickey Mouse March - Jimmie Dodd, arr. by MIchael Sweeney

Winter Concert

Sam Stryke, Piano
December 3, 2008

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • The Young Patriots - Ralph Gingery
    • Prelude and Fugue in Bb - J.S. Bach, arranged by Roland Moehlmann
    • Ascend - Samuel R. Hazo
    • Brown Butterfly - Sam Stryke
    • While I Wonder - Sam Stryke

Intermediate Band and Concert Band
Fall Concert

November 20, 2008

  • Skokie School District 73.5 Intermediate Band
    • First Concert March - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
    • Simple Song - Peter Reynolds
    • Doodle Dandy - Peter Reynolds
    • Silver Scepter - John Kinyon
  • McCracken Middle School Concert Band
    • Round and Round We Go - Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly
    • Ayre and Dance - Bruce Pearson
    • Slightly Lightly Latin - Barbara Littell
    • Canon - Johann Pachelbel, arranged by Brad Schoener
    • Royal March - John Kinyon

Annual Fall Concert

October 16, 2008

  • McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band
    • The Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key, arranged by John Kinyon
    • Gothic Dance - Patrick Burns
    • The Water is Wide - Traditional, arranged by James Swearingen
    • O'Leary's Ceili Band - Elena Roussanova Lucas
    • Aria - George Telemann, arranged by Larry Daehn
    • I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing - Billy Backer, Billy David, Roger Cook and Roger Greenway
    • Majestia - James Swearingen

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