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2023 Center Cass District 66 Winter Invitational
Congratulations to both the McCracken Middle School Concert and Skokie School District 73.5 Intermediate Band for their outstanding performances and work at the 2023 Center Cass District 66 Winter Invitational on Saturday!
Middleton Recruitment Performance
Congratulations to the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band for a fantastic performance at Middleton Elementary School this morning for our beginner band recruitment. 
2023 Mark of Excellence Award
Congratulations to the 2022-2023 McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band for being selected as a national winner of the 2023 Mark of Excellence Award from the Foundation for Music Education.

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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.