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S C H O O L

D I S T R I C T

7 3 . 5

BEYOND THEIR YEARS


TONE, PITCH, & THE YOUNG BAND

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


CHIP DE STEFANO, clinician/conductor

Saturday, December 20, 2008


9:45 AM

THE MIDWEST CLINIC


AN INTERNATIONAL BAND AND ORCHESTRA CONFERENCE
Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom
Chicago, Illinois

CLINIC OUTLINE
PERFORMANCE
Chorale #3
Canon Thomas Tallis

SESSION PURPOSE

IMPROVING ENSEMBLE TONE QUALITY


Materials, Breathing Exercises, Subdivision, Buzzing, Inner Hearing

IMPROVING INDIVIDUAL TONE QUALITY


Aural Concept, Fundamentals, Equipment, Daily Exercises
Chorale #1
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Lowell Mason
Chorale #2
Jesu, Mein Freude Johann Cruger/J.S. Bach

IMPROVING INDIVIDUAL INTONATION SKILLS


Goals, Tuning CD, Tuners

IMPROVING ENSEMBLE INTONATION


Director Responsibilities, How to Listen, Tuning Chords, Singing

Prelude and Fugue in Bb major J.S. Bach, arranged by Roland Moehlmann (excerpts)
(Alfred/Belwin)
Chorale #4
Duke Street John Hatton

FINAL THOUGHTS

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


FLUTE

Emily Abram
Samantha Acance
Georgia Christus
Karli Goldenberg
Matthew Harris-Ridker
Cindy Hou
Jaclyn Russell
Rachel Tapper
Phoebe Yeo

OBOE

Lillian Wong
Lucy Yao

CLARINET

Isabel Berkson
Emma Decker
Amanda Green
Sara Guzina
Alexa Jasenof
Rebecca Lau
Karen Savella

BASS CLARINET

Sara Morrison
Christopher Riordan

ALTO SAXOPHONE
Joey Galante
Vincent Surdo

TENOR SAXOPHONE
Theo Ward

BARITONE SAXOPHONE
Lyka Ando

CORNET

Ari Bearman
Nick Bohm
Ian Crane
Brian DeVilla
Matthew Pietz

FRENCH HORN

Michelle Abraham
Sally Alvarado
Molly Hampton
Liz Meuser

TROMBONE

Erik Altmayer
Emmett Barr
Matthew Groner
Talha Khan
Benjamin Popernik

EUPHONIUM

Luc Walkington

TUBA

Matthew Ginsburg
Earl Kim

PERCUSSION

Nikolas Erickson
Andrew Goldberg
Kelly Groves
Megan Pietz
Maggie Quane
Julia Thummel

CHIP DE STEFANO
Chip De Stefano received both his Bachelor of
Music in Trombone Performance and Master of
Music Education Degrees from Northwestern
University. While at Northwestern, he studied
conducting with John P. Paynter, Steve Peterson, and
Don Owens, trombone with Frank Crisafulli and
Art Linsner, and music education with Bennett
Reimer, Donald Casey, Jim Kjelland, and Peter
Webster. Mr. De Stefano was director of the
Northwestern University Basketball Band
(1994-1996) and the University Jazz Lab Band
(1995-1996). In addition to these responsibilities, he
assisted with all the office of bands performing
organizations and had conducting appearances with
the wind ensemble, symphonic band, trombone
ensemble, and marching band.
Mr. De Stefano is currently in his 13th year as
Director of Bands at McCracken Middle School in
Skokie, Illinois. Under his direction, the McCracken
Symphonic Band has received first division ratings at
all district and state organization contests of the Illinois Grade School Music Association
(IGSMA) and has made multiple appearances at the Illinois Music Educators Association
(IMEA) All-State Conference and the University of Illinois Superstate Concert Band
Festival. In 2005, the Symphonic Band performed at the Michigan Music Education InService Conference/MENC North-Central Conference and was most recently invited to
present a concert at the 2006 60th Anniversary Midwest Clinic: An International Band and
Orchestra Conference.
As a published arranger and composer, Mr. De Stefano has received commissions from the
marching bands of Northwestern University, Samford University, the University of
Wisconsin-LaCrosse, the University of Idaho and dozens of high schools from across the
United States. His works have been performed on ABCs 1996 Rose Bowl Halftime Show,
Live! with Regis and Kathy Lee, and WBBM News Radio 780. Mr. De Stefanos works are
available from Grand Mesa Music, Kagarice Brass Editions and DeStefanoMusic.com.
Mr. De Stefanos professional affiliations include the Music Educators National Conference,
the Illinois Music Educators Association, the National Band Association, and Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia.
Mr. De Stefano is a recipient of ten National Band Association Citations of Excellence. He
was awarded the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award in 2001 and the IGSMA
Barbara Buehlmann Young Conductor Award in 2004.

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND PROGRAM


SKOKIE, ILLINOIS

The Village of Skokie is located just 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Home to
approximately 60,000 residents, Skokie covers 10.2 square miles of land. Superior municipal
services, together with the nationally acclaimed Skokie Park District, the superb Skokie Public
Library, the preeminent Northshore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, the Skokie
Northshore Sculpture Park and outstanding school districts make Skokie an excellent place to live.
The Village is a recipient of the Governor's Hometown Award and has received "All America City"
finalist distinction from the National Civic League.

SKOKIE SCHOOL DISTRICT 73.5

Skokie School District 73.5 is home to approximately 1100 kindergarten through 8th grade students.
We have three schools: Elizabeth Meyer School (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten), John
Middleton School (grades 1 through 5) and Oliver McCracken Middle School (grades 6 through 8).
Our students have ancestral origins from all over the world. Nearly half of our students are
bilingual, speaking nearly 40 languages. Our students are more diverse, economically, racially,
religiously, linguistically and socially, than most schools in the surrounding suburbs. Our
community embraces and celebrates this diversity and appreciates the opportunity children and
families have to interact and form friendships with such a wide spectrum of people.
McCracken Middle School serves a population of about 375 students. Recognized as a National
School of Excellence by the Blue Ribbon School Program in 2001, McCracken students achieve not
only academic success, but have a tradition of excelling in the fine arts.

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND

Currently, 200 students in grades four through eight participate in the Symphonic Band, Concert
Band, 5th grade Band, Beginning Band and various chamber ensembles. The McCracken Middle
School Symphonic Band, among the elite of middle school bands in Illinois, has performed at
several prestigious events in recent years including two performances at the MENC North-Central
Conference (2001 and 2005), several performances at the IMEA All-State Conference, and a
performance at the 2006 Midwest Clinic. The Symphonic Band has made nine appearances at the
University of Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival, being selected as the honor band in 2000,
2003, and 2006. The Symphonic Band has also received 46 consecutive superior ratings at the
Illinois Grade School Music Association District Organization Contest and has been selected as an
honors ensemble at all seven IGSMA State Festivals.
The Symphonic Band has also performed at the IMEA Music Education Day at the Capitol,
Plainfield Concert Band Festival, the Midwest Music Festival, Skokie Festival of Cultures, AYSO
Opening Ceremonies, and WBBM News Radio 780 30th anniversary promotion. In the spring of
2001, the band was highlighted in WLS-TVs (Chicagos ABC affiliate) feature Someone You
Should Know. Three times in the last seven years, Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen and the
Village Board of Trustees have passed resolutions honoring our students' outstanding achievements
in instrumental music.
The success of our band program is due to the hard work of the administration, the parents, the
community, the educators, and most importantly, our students.

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS


RECENT PERFORMANCES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA FOUNDATION
2006 Sudler Silver Cup Award

MIDWEST BAND AND ORCHESTRA CLINIC

2008 Symphonic Band (demonstration group for Chip De Stefano clinic)


2006 Symphonic Band Performance
2006 Symphonic Band (demonstration group for Bruce Pearson clinic)
2005 Symphonic Band (demonstration group for Gary Barton rehearsal lab)
2003 Clarinet Choir (demonstration group for Julie DeRoche clinic)

MENC NORTH-CENTRAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

2005 Symphonic Band Performance (Michigan Music Education In-Service Conference)


2001 Symphonic Band Performance (Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference)

ILLINOIS MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE CONFERENCE


2008 Symphonic Band (demonstration group for Chip De Stefano Clinic)
2008 Symphonic Band (demonstration group for Bruce Pearson Clinic)
2005 Symphonic Band (demonstration group for Chip De Stefano and Karen Debauche clinic)
2004 Symphonic Band Performance
2003 5th Grade Band (demonstration group for Chip De Stefano clinic)
2003 Clarinet Choir (demonstration group for Julie DeRoche clinic)
2001 Symphonic Band Performance (MENC North-Central Regional Conference)

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUPERSTATE CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL


2008 Symphonic Band Performance
2007 Symphonic Band Performance (Honor Band Performance)
2006 Symphonic Band Performance
2005 Symphonic Band Performance
2004 Symphonic Band Performance (Honor Band Performance)
2003 Symphonic Band Performance
2001 Symphonic Band Performance (Honor Band Performance)
2000 Symphonic Band Performance
1999 Symphonic Band Performance

ILLINOIS GRADE SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION


2008 Selection as honors ensemble at State Festival
2007 Selection as honors ensemble at State Festival
2006 Selection as honors ensemble at State Festival
2005 Selection as honors ensemble at State Festival
2004 Selection as honors ensemble at State Festival
2003 Selection as honors ensemble at State Festival
2002 Selection as honors ensemble at inaugural State Festival

RESOURCES
WARM-UP MATERIALS

Warmups and Beyond - Timothy Loest & Kevin Lepper (FJH Music Company)
Bach and Before for Band - arr. David Newell (Neil A. Kjos Music Company)
16 Chorales by J.S. Bach - arr. by Mayhew Lake (G. Schirmer)
42 Chorales for Band - Philip Gordon (Bourne Company)

INTONATION TOOLS

The Tuning CD - Richard A. Schwartz (www.thetuningcd.com)


TuneUp - (www.tuneupsystems.com)

RELATED TEXTS

The Creative Director: Alternative Rehearsal Techniques - Ed Lisk (Meredith Music)


Improving Intonation in Band and Orchestra Performance - Robert Garofalo (Meredith Music)
The Breathing Gym (Book & DVD) - Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian (Focus on Music)
The Brass Gym (Book & CD) - Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian (Focus on Music)
Midwest Clinic Handouts - http://www.midwestclinic.org

UNRELATED TEXTS

Not directly related to the topic of this session, but absolute must reads if you are unfamiliar
with them:
Pathways: A Guide for Energizing & Enriching Band, Orchestra, & Choral Programs - Joseph
Alsobrook (GIA Publications)
Teaching Music with Purpose - Peter Loel Boonshaft (Meredith Music)
Teaching Music with Passion - Peter Loel Boonshaft (Meredith Music)
Intangibles of Musical Performance - Ed Lisk (Meredith Music)

RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE FOR TUNING CHORDS


THIS PROCEDURE IS EFFECTIVE WHEN DONE WITH AND WITHOUT A
TUNING CD:
I.
II.
III.
IV.

Begin with the tubas, assuming they are on the root of the chord.
Add everyone who plays the root of the chord
Root & Fifth
Root, Fifth, & Third (3rd is lowered slightly in major chords, raised slightly in minor
chords)
V. Root, Fifth, Thirds & Seventh (if applicable, Dominant 7th must be significantly
lowered)
VI. Add any additional harmonic extensions

PURE TEMPERAMENT
INTERVAL

ADJUSTMENT

Major 2nd

3.9 cents higher

minor 3rd

15.6 cents higher

Major 3rd

13.7 cents lower

Perfect 4th

2.0 cents lower

Perfect 4th
(as 7th in Dominant 7th Chord)

29 cents lower

Perfect 5th

2.0 cents higher

Major 6th

15.6 cents lower

minor 7th

17.6 cents higher

Major 7th

11.6 cents lower

EQUIPMENT USED
INSTRUMENT
PICCOLO

MCCRACKEN SYMPHONIC BAND

STUDENT INSTRUMENT
UPGRADE OPTIONS

Yamaha YPC-81 (school set)

FLUTE

Yamaha & Gemeinhardt

OBOE

Fox 400 (school set)

Quality reeds

Various wood models of Leblanc & Buffet. (some


school owned)
Vandoren 5RV, Vandoren M13, & Richard Hawkins
mouthpiece (depending on student)
Vandoren Optimum Ligatures (school set)

1st choice: Vandoren 5RV mouthpiece


2nd choice: Hite Premiere mouthpiece
Quality reeds (Vandoren, Mitchell Lurie)

Yamaha YCL-621II (with modified neck)


Charles Bay mouthpiece & ligature

1st Choice: Charles Bay mouthpiece &


neck
2nd Choice: Selmer C* mouthpiece
Quality reeds (Vandoren)

Yamaha & Selmer


Selmer C* mouthpiece

1st Choice: Selmer C* mouthpiece


2nd Choice: Hite Premiere mouthpiece
Quality reeds (Vandoren, Hemke)

TENOR
SAXOPHONE

Yamaha YTS-52 (school set)


Selmer C* mouthpiece

1st Choice: Selmer C* mouthpiece


2nd Choice: Hite Premiere mouthpiece
Quality reeds (Vandoren, Hemke)

BARITONE
SAXOPHONE

Yamaha YBS-52 (school set)


Selemer C* mouthpiece

Selmer C* mouthpiece
Quality reeds (Vandoren, Hemke)

BASSOON

Fox Renard 222d

Fox bocal, high quality reeds

TRUMPET

Bach Stradavarious 184 Cornets (school set)

Bach 3C or Bach 5C mouthpiece


depending on student

CLARINET

BASS CLARINET

ALTO SAXOPHONE

HORN

Holton 379 Double Horn (school set)

TROMBONE

Bach 42BO (school set)


Bach 6.5 AL or Bach 5G mouthpiece (depending on
student)

Bach 6.5 AL mouthpiece

EUPHONIUM

Yamaha YEP-642 (school set)


Bach 6.5 AL or Bach 5G mouthpiece

Bach 6.5 AL mouthpiece

Meinl Weston 25 (school set)


Conn Helleberg mouthpiece

Conn Helleberg mouthpiece

Mostly Black Swamp and Yamaha (the best we can


afford at time of purchase)

Best possible accessory instruments

TUBA
PERCUSSION

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #1
Flute I/Mallets (Soprano)

&b c
&b

&b
1

b
&
9

10

Flute II/Oboe (Alto)

11

#
2

w
4

12

14

13

n
11

#
10

12

,
13

w
15

16

w
8


14

15

16

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #1
Clarinet I (Soprano)

& c w
1

&

#
9

w
10

11

12

Clarinet II (Alto)

&
&

#
#

# n w

1
2
3
4
# n w

9
10
11
12

Clarinet III (Tenor)

&
&

#
9

10

11

12

w
w

,
13

,
5

,
13

,
5

,
13

w
6


14

15

w
16

14

14

15

15

16

w
w

8w

16

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #1
Bass Clarinet (Bass)

& c

&

10

11

w
12

Contra-Alto Clarinet (Bass)

&

##

&

##


10

11

,13

,5

12

,13

14

15

16

14

15

16

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #1
Alto Saxophone (Alto)

&

##

c # n w

&

##

# n w

10

Tenor Saxophone (Tenor)

#
&

10

11

#
&

12

w
4

11


##

&

w
12


##

&
9

10

11

,
13

12

,
,
13

14

15

14

13

Baritone Saxophone (Bass)

16


14

15

16

w
6

15

w
16

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #1
Trumpet I (Soprano)

& c w
1

&

#
9

w
10

11

12

Trumpet II (Alto)

&
&

#
#

# n w

1
2
3
4
# n w

9
10
11
12

Trumpet III (Tenor)

&
&

#
9

10

11

12

w
w

,
13

,
5

,
13

,
5

,
13

w
6


14

15

w
16

14

14

15

15

16

w
w

8w

16

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #1
Horn I (Alto)

n w
& c #
1

& # n w
9

10

11

12

Horn II (Tenor)

&
1

&
9

10

11

12

w
w

,
13

,
5

,
13


14

14

15

15

16

w
8

16

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #1

? c
b

Trombone I/Bassoon I (Tenor)


?b
9

10


11

w
12

Trombone II/Euphonium/Bassoon II (Bass)

?b
1

?
b
9

10

11

w
4

?b
?b


10

,
13

w
12

12

11

,
,

w
7

14

15

w
16

w
6


14

15

w
16

14

15

16

13

13

Tuba (Bass)
1

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #2
Flute I/Mallets (Soprano)


&b c
1

. U
J
&b
7

# #
&b
2

U
b
&
7

n n U
10

Flute II/Oboe (Alto)

. U
w
J

#U

11

N
4

10

11

13

. J U
w
6

12

..

U
w

12

# U
9

Johann Cruger
Harmonization by J.S. Bach

# U
w
13

..

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #2
Clarinet I (Soprano)

& c
1

&

#
7

U
j
.
8

Clarinet II (Alto)

&
&

#
1

#
7

U
# #

2
U

8

&
&

#
7

#U

. J U
w
6

U
# #
10

11

N
3
4

10

11

12

..

U
w

13

jU
.

4
2 3

Clarinet III (Tenor)

Johann Cruger
Harmonization by J.S. Bach

..

U
# w
12
13

U
# w
5
6

U
U
U
#
8
9
10
11
12
13 # w

..

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #2
Bass Clarinet (Bass)

& c . j

&

&
&

##

10

U
j
.
2

U

8

Contra-Alto Clarinet (Bass)

##

11

U

4

10

Johann Cruger
Harmonization by J.S. Bach

U
w

..

12

13

U

w

11

12

U
w
13

..

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #2
Alto Saxophone (Alto)

&

##

c # #
1

U
##

&
7

# U
&
7

10

11

U

4

10

U
##
j
N.
&
U
##
&

12

..

U
# w
13

# U
w
6

..

#U U
#w

Baritone Saxophone (Bass)

. U
w
J

# U

Tenor Saxophone (Tenor)

U
#

&

U
N

Johann Cruger
Harmonization by J.S. Bach

11

12

13

U
w
6

U
U

w
10

11

12

13

..

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #2
Trumpet (Soprano)

& c
1

&

#
7

U
j
.
8

Trumpet II (Alto)

&
&

#
1

#
7

U
# #

2
U

8

U
# #
2

Trumpet III (Alto/Tenor)

&
&

#
7

U

8

#U

. J U
w
6

U
# #
10

11

N
3
4

11

U
N #
3
4

12

..

U
w

13

jU
.

#

10

Johann Cruger
Harmonization by J.S. Bach

..

U
# w
12
13

U
# w
5
6

U
U
# # w

9
10
11
12
13

..

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #2
Horn I (Alto)

# #
&
1

&
7

Horn II (Tenor)

U
&

1
2
U
&
7

N
4

# U
10

11

#
4
3

Johann Cruger
Harmonization by J.S. Bach

. U
w
J
6

12

..

U
# w
13

U
# w
6

U
U

#

#w

9
10
11
12
13

..

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #2

? c U
b

Trombone I/Bassoon I (Tenor)

?b

U
? b . j

2

U
?
b

7

U
?b
j
.

U
?b

7

11

12

10

U

4

10

U
w
6

11

12

..

U
w
13

U

w

11

..

13

Tuba (Bass)
1

10

Trombone II/Euphonium/Bassoon II (Bass)

# U
w

#U U
#w

Johann Cruger
Harmonization by J.S. Bach

12

U
w
13

..

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #3
Flute I/Mallets (Soprano)

bb
&bb c
&

bbbb

b
& b bb c

Flute II/Oboe (Alto)

bbb
b
&

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #3
Clarinet I (Soprano)

b
&b c
b
b
&


J2

Clarinet II (Alto)

b
&b c
b
b
&

Clarinet III (Tenor)

b
&b c
b
b
&

j
3

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #3
Bass Clarinet (Bass)

b
&b c

b .
b
&
J

Contra-Alto Clarinet (Bass)

&b c

& b .
4

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #3
Alto Saxophone (Alto)

&b c
&b
5

b
b
&
5

Baritone Saxophone (Bass)

&b c
&b

Tenor Saxophone (Tenor)

b
&b c


J3

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #3
Trumpet I (Soprano)

b
&b c
b
b
&
5


J2

Trumpet II (Alto)

b
&b c
b
b
&
5

j

8

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #3
Horn I (Alto)

b
&bb c
bb
b
&

Horn II (Tenor)

b
&bb c

bb
b
&
5

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #3
Trombone I/Bassoon I (Tenor)

? bb c
bb
? bb b
b

.
2

? bb b c
b

? bb
bb

Trombone II/Euphonium/Bassoon II (Bass)

Tuba (Bass)

? bb b c
b
? bb b
b
5

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #4

bb b c
&
1


bb
b
&
9

&

bb
b
&
9

10

13

w
11

12

13

14

w
4

12

11

10

Flute II/Oboe (Alto)

bbb

Flute I/Mallets (Soprano)

15

w
16

. J
14

15

w
8

16

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #4
Clarinet I (Soprano)

w
&b c
1

b
w

&

9

10

11

12

13

14 .

14

15

16

Clarinet II (Alto)

&b
1

&b
9

10

11

w
12

13

14

15

16

w
w

Clarinet III (Tenor)

&b

&b
10
9

11

n 4 w

12

13

15

16 w

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #4
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MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #4
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MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #4
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MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #4
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MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND


2008-2009
CHORALE #4
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SKOKIE SCHOOL DISTRICT 73.5 MUSIC FACULTY


Chip De Stefano, Director of Bands
David Morrison, Associate Director of Bands
Meg Kohen, Director of Choirs
Lisa Friedman, General Music

SKOKIE SCHOOL DISTRICT 73.5 BOARD OF EDUCATION


Bob Quane, President
Beth Allen, Vice-President
Andrea Rosen, Secretary
Karen Barr
James McNelis
Brian Montgomery
Jennifer Polakoff

SKOKIE SCHOOL DISTRICT 73.5 ADMINISTRATION

Kate Donegan, Superintendent


Jason Smith, Principal, Oliver McCracken Middle School
Becky Daniels, Assistant Principal, Oliver McCracken Middle School
Dana Otto, Principal, John Middleton Elementary School
Nel Sychangco, Assistant Principal, John Middleton Elementary School
Alison Gordon, Principal, Elizabeth Meyer Primary School
Cyndi Cohen, Business Manager
Steve Ruelli, Maintenance Supervisor

SPECIAL THANKS:

McCracken Middle School School & Middleton Elementary School Administration, Faculty and Staff
Laurie Kolpas and Barbara Peters (District 73.5 Secretaries)
Barb Yablonsky, Mary Petriko, and Mary Walker (McCracken Middle School Secretaries)
Heather Rubio and Beverly Gothelf (Middleton Elementary School Secretaries)
Laura Brogan, Lorraine Lewandowski, and Amy Walker (District Business Office Staff)
Marek Chwistek, Chris Cieplinski, Mark Lewandowski , and Alvin Carter (District Custodians)
Phil Hash and David Morrison for their feedback regarding this session
and last, but definitely not least: Thank you to my wife Susan, sons Brian & Joseph, and daughters Kristen
& Clara for their love, patience, and support.

MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS


8000 East Prairie
Skokie, Illinois 60076
847.676.8225
http://www.mccrackenband.com

cdestefano@skokie735.k12.il.us