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2022 – 2023 Concert Programs
Concert Programs for the 2022-2023 School Year
The Growing Band Director Podcast – Episode 77
This past weekend I had the opportunity to talk with Kyle Smith and Caitlin Ramsay on Kyle's podcast "The Growing Band Director" We had a great time talking band!
2023 Winter Community Digest
The McCracken Middle School Bands was featured prominently in the 2023 Skokie School District 73.5 Winter Community Digest.

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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

Our favorite works that we've performed with our performance ensembles.
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.