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2024 Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival
Congratulations to the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band for their outstanding performance at the 2024 University of Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival and for earning our NINTH selection as Honor Band at this prestigious event.
Concert Band at Prairie State Concert Band Festival
Congratulations to the McCracken Middle School Concert Band for their outstanding performance at the 2024 Prairie State Middle School Concert Band Festival at Plainfield East High School on Friday night!
2024 IGSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest
Congratulations to the members of the McCracken Middle School Bands (and Choirs) who participated in the 2024 Illinois Grade School Music Association District 7 Solo and Ensemble Contest today!

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Resources

Concert Programs
Programs dating back to the opening of Oakview Junior High School in 1959. Photos and yearbook pages included when available.
Free Downloads
Free arrangements and exercises that we have used with our students over the years.
Lectures and Articles
Professional development articles and clinic session outlines and handouts developed over the last two decades.

We Recommend

Repertoire
Our favorite works that we've performed with our performance ensembles.
Books
Developing a professional library is one of the most important steps to continuing our own learning once we've entered the classroom.
Teaching Materials
The different methods, apps, and teaching materials we use with our students.