Curricular Band Handbook

ILMEA

WIND AND PERCUSSION REQUIRED AUDITION MATERIALS
 

1. Required Etudes
2018-2019 Complete Etude Listing:  Required Etudes (Cycle Set 3) (142.8 KB) 
2019-2020 Complete Etude Listing: Required Etudes (Cycle Set 1) (37.6 KB)
2020-2021 Complete Etude Listing:  Required Etudes (Cycle Set 2) (168.4 KB)

2.  ILMEA Senior Level Scale Sheet (454.4 KB)
3 minute time limit, tongue all notes

3. Sight Reading  

ILMEA COMPOSITION CONTEST

Click here for 2017-18 ENTRY RULES AND GUIDELINES

One of the marquee events of the Illinois Music Education Conference is the Composition Contest Concert which highlights the best of student composition in the state of Illinois.

Junior and senior high students throughout Illinois submit their compositions in the following categories:

Senior High Categories

  • Arranging

  • AvantGarde/Electronic

  • Commercial/Popular

  • Instrumental (solo to chamber ensemble)

  • Instrumental (large ensemble)

  • Jazz Instrumental/Jazz Vocal

  • Jazz Improvisation

  • Keyboard Solo

  • Remix

  • Vocal Solo

  • Vocal Ensemble

ILMEA COMPOSITION TRACK

The All-State Composition Track allows exceptional student composers to work with active composers and artists, and collaborate with other composers at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. This program also allows them to network with publishers, colleges/universities, and performing musicians from Illinois and across the country.

The Composition Track is open to 10th-12th grade honorees in the annual ILMEA Composition Contest (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention). Past session topics include: Writing Effective Melodies, Collaborative Songwriting, Workshopping Compositions, Introduction to Harmony and Counterpoint, Score Preparation, and College & Career Roundtable.

When submitting entries in RNS, teachers should indicate if eligible students are interested in attending the Composition Track at IMEC 2018. Once the list of honorees is determined, information (and applications, if the numbers are greater than 20) will be sent to interested students.

Any questions regarding the Composition Contest can be directed to Gina Wych at jsgm@ilmea.org

2018 Open House Presentation

Interested in pursuing additional Music Ensemble Opportunities at a National Level?

National Honor Music Ensemble List

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Past Repertoire

2018-2019

Winter Concert
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Concert Band
Choreography, Robert Sheldon
A Christmas Hymn (Till Morning Is Nigh), arr. Robert W. Smith
Prairie Songs, Pierre LaPlante

Wind Symphony
Chaunkah is Here, arr. Calvin Custer
In The Bleak Midwinter, Gustav Holst
Pageant, Vincent Persichetti

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
English Dances, Malcolm Arnold, arr. Johnstone
Gum-Suckers March, Percy Eldridge Grainger, trans. Rodgers
Christmas “Pop” Sing-a-long, arr. Ployhar
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson

Northside Band Festival
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Beauty and The Beast, Alan Menken, arr. Moss
Ride, Samuel Hazo

Band-o-Rama Concert
Wednesday, October 24 2018

Concert Band
Creed, William Himes
Yorkshire Ballad, James Barnes

Wind Symphony
English Folk Song Suite, Ralph Vaughn Williams
Shenandoah, Frank Ticheli

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Three Sketches, Clare Grundman
Celebrations, John Zdechlik

Combined Bands
The Cave You Fear, Michael Markowski
America, The Beautiful, Samuel August Ward, arr. Dragon

Marching Huskies
2018 Competitive Show “The Shape of….”

“Y” Kingfishers Catch Fire, John Mackey & The Shape of You, Ed Sherhan
“O” Heart Shaped Box, Nirvana
“U” Kingfishers Catch Fire, John Mackey

2017-2018

Senior Farewell Concert
Thursday, May 10 2018

Concert Band
Diminutive Nocturne, Mozart, trans. Moore
Rise of the Firebird, Steven Reineke
On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, David Holsinger
Highlights from Popeye, Nilsson, arr. Jennings

Wind Symphony
Emperata Overture, Claude T. Smith
Pablo!, Richard Meyer
Alluvial Fanfare, Daniel Moore

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
March Entr'acte, Tchiakovsky, arr. Baker
The Hounds of Spring, Alfred Reed
Extra! Extra!, Daniel Moore

University of Illinois SuperState
Saturday, May 5 2018

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Easter Monday on the White House Lawn, John Philip Sousa, ed. Roders
Lincolnshire Posy, Percy Eldridge Grainger

Chicago Invitational Concert Band Festival (@ John Hersey HS)
Saturday, April 7 2018

Wind Symphony
Fantasy on American Sailing Songs, Clare Grundman
Amazing Grace, Frank Ticheli
Chorale and Shaker Dance, John Zdechlik

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Easter Monday on The White House Lawn, John Philip Sousa, ed. Rogers
Lincolnshire Posy, Percy Grainger

Late Winter Concert
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Concert Band
Festivo, Vaclav Nehlybel

A Prairie Portrait, Robert Sheldon
Ghost Fleet, Robert Sheldon
The Hive (Survival and Sacrifice), Erik Morales
A Galop to End All Galops, Warren Baker

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Easter Monday on the White House Lawn, John Philip Sousa, ed. Rogers
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and Wind Ensemble, David Gillingham
Lincolnshire Posy, Percy Eldridge Grainger

2018 Exchange Concert
Monday, March 19, 2018

Wind Symphony
Fantasy on American Sailing Songs, Clare Grundman
Amazing Grace, Frank Ticheli
Chorale and Shaker Dance, John Zdechlik


Jazz in the Meadows (@ Rolling Meadows HS)
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Jazz Band
Shiny Stockings, Frank Foster, arr. Nestico
True North, Mike Dana
Oleo, Sonny Rollins, arr. Taylor

Jazz Ensemble
Tenor Sanity, Dan Moore
Tall Cotton, Sammy Nestico
Whisper Not, Benny Golson, arr. Norman

Northshore Jazz Festival 2018 (@ Glenbrook South HS)
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jazz Band
Shiny Stockings, Frank Foster, arr. Nestico
Blue Bossa, Kenny Dorham, arr. Taylor
Oleo, Sonny Rollins, arr. Taylor

Jazz Ensemble
Tenor Sanity, Dan Moore
Whisper Not, Benny Golson, arr. Norman
Pyramid, Duke Ellington

Winter Band Concert 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Concert Band
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, arr. Gordon
Chanukah Festival, Overture Richard Wernick
West Highland Sojourn, Robert Sheldon

Wind Symphony
Carol of the Shepherds, Philip Sparke
Havendance, David R. Holsinger
Amazing Grace, Frank Ticheli
Symphonic Prelude Adeste Fidelis, Claude T. Smith

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
A Christmas Festival, Leroy Anderson
The Christmas Song, Mel Torme & Robert Wells, arr. Nowak
Variants on a Mediaeval Tune, Norman Dello Joio
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson

Northside Band Concert 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Overture to Candide Leonard Bernstein, trans. Grundman
Longford Legend, Robert Sheldon

Band-o-Rama 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Concert Band
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, W.A. Mozart, trans. Jennings
Aria Cantabile, Frank Erickson

Wind Symphony
Da Vinci Sketches, Erik Morales
Rollo Takes a Walk, David Maslanka

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
American Salute, Morton Gould, trans. Lang
Variations on a Shaker Melody, Aaron Copland

Mass Bands
An American Elegy, Frank Ticheli
Alluvial Fanfare, Daniel Moore

Marching Huskies
2017 Competitive Show, "Connecting the Dots"

Bizzaro!Michael Daugherty, arr. Smith
Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon, arr. Smith
Radiant Joy Steven Bryant, arr. Smith

2016-2017

Band-o-Rama 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Concert Band
Kentucky 1800, Clare Grundman
A Tallis Prelude, Douglas Akey

Wind Symphony
New Wade'N Water, Adolphus Hailstork
National Emblem March, E.E. Bagley

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Rejouissance, James Curnow
Pas Redouble, Camile Saint-Saens, trans. Frackenpohl

Combined Bands
Northwest Rising, Robert Sheldon
God Bless America, Irving Berlin, arr. Moore

Marching Huskies
2016 Competitive Show, "Hip to be Square"

Hummingbird, Kerry Marsh
Landed, Ben Folds
Song for the Traveler, Kerry Marsh

Northside Band Festival
Thursday, November 10 2016

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Pas Redouble, Camile Saint-Saens, trans. Frackenpohl
Puzsta, Van Der Roost

Winter Band Concert
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Concert Band
Angels We Have Heard on High, arr. Elliot Del Borgo
Bell Carol Fantasy, arr. James Curnow
Imani, Sean O'Loughlin

Wind Symphony
A Home Alone Christmas, arr. Paul Lavender
Hanukkah Holiday, Robert Washburn
Christmas Music for Winds, arr. John Cacaos

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Lads of Wamphrey, Percy Grainger
Moon by Night, Jonathan Newman
Hgihno Drae Hevah Ewsleg Na!, Dan Moore

Northshore Jazz Festival (@Glenbrook South HS)
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jazz Band
Moten Swing, Benny Moten, arr. Nestico
April in Paris, Vernon Duke, arr. Lowden
No Peppers, No Tomatoes, Doug Beach and George Shuck

Jazz Ensemble
Jackson Square, Denis DeBlasio
Stolen Moments, Oliver Nelson, arr. Jennings
Sophisticated Lady, Duke Ellington

Jazz Concert
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jazz Lab Band
Back Burner, Carmen Pastore
The Memphis Blues, W.C. Handy, arr. Woods

Jazz Band
Moten Swing, Benny Moten, arr. Nestico
April in Paris, Vernon Duke, arr. Lowden
No Peppers, No Tomatoes, Doug Beach and George Shuck

Jazz Ensemble
Jackson Square, Denis DeBlasio
Stolen Moments, Oliver Nelson, arr. Jennings
Sophisticated Lady, Duke Ellington
Time After Time, Jule Styne, arr. Stamber

Jazz Combo
Four, Miles Davis


Music for All National Festival (Indianapolis, IN)
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Symphonic Wind Ensemnble
Lads of Wamphray, Percy Grainger, arr. Joseph Kreines
Moon by Night, Jonathan Newman
Overture for Winds, Felix Meldelssohn, trans. Boyd
Masquerade for Band, Vincent Persichetti
Pas Redouble, Camille Saint-Saens, arr. Frackenpohl

Concert Band Concert
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Concert Band
Fall River, Overture Robert Sheldon
Yorkshire Ballad, James Barnes
City of Glass, John Kinyon
Hebrides Suite, Clare Grundman

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Friday, March 17, 2017

Percussion Ensemble
Marimbareachd, Matthew Welch
Las Chiapanecas, Trad. Mexican
Oakland, (soloist) Mark Ford
Rotation 4, (soloist) Eric Sammut
Bomba, Lou Harrison
Footpath, (soloist) Dave Sammuels
Yukirago, Trad. Japanese, arr. Riki Fuji
Hunting the Lion, Glenn Kotche & Kevin Lepper


2017 Exchange Concert
Monday, March 20, 2017

Wind Symphony
Symphonic Dance No. 2: The Maskers, Clifton Williams
Third Suite, Robert Jager

Chicago Invitational Concert Band Festival (@ John Hersey HS)
Saturday, April 8 2017

Wind Symphony
Symphonic Dance No. 2: The Maskers, Clifton Williams
Third Suite, Robert Jager

SuperState (@U of I)
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Overture for Winds, Felix Meldelssohn, trans. Boyd
Masquerade for Band, Vincent Persichetti

Senior Farefell Concert
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Concert Band
The Billboard March, John N. Klohn
The Light Eternal, James Swearingen
Selections from Moana, Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Bocook

Wind Symphony
Emperata Overture, Claude T. Smith
Suite from Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Brubaker
March Entr'acte, Tchaikovsky, trans. Gordon

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Procession of Nobles, Rimsky-Korsakov, trans. Leidzen
Molly On the Shore, Percy Aldridge Grainger
Galop, Shostakovich, trans. Hunsberger


2015-2016

Holiday Concert
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Concert Band
The 3 Minute Nutcracker, James Swearengen
A Charlie Brown Christmas, arr. Carl Strommen
Feliz Navidad, arr. John Moss

Wind Symphony
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, arr. Ralph Ford
Greensleeves, arr. Alfred Reed
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, arr. Larry Clark

Symphonic Wind Ensmble
A Chanukah Celebration, David Bobrowitz
Symphonic Songs for Band, mvt. II: Spiritual, Robert Russell Bennett
A Canadian Brass Christmas Suite, adapted by Calvin Custer

Band-o-Rama 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Concert Band
Silvercrest March, James Swearengen
Selections from Rhythm Studies for Band, James Curnow

Wind Symphony
Fortress, Frank Ticheli
Mambo Perry Loco (Crazy Dog Mambo), Julie Giroux

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Americans We, Henry Fillmore
Fantasia in G, Timothy Mahr

Comboned Bands
Music for a darkened Theatre, Adnny Elfman, arr. Michael
Extra! Extra! A Nostalgic Celebration of the Daily Newspaper, Daniel Moore

Marching Huskies
2015 Competition Show: "Soar"

I. Summer Dances, Brian Balmages
II. With Each Sunset (Comes the Promise of a New Day), Richard Saucedo
III. Ignition, Todd Salter

2013-2014

Band-o-Rama
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Concert Band
Emblem of Unity, J.J. Richards
City of Glass, John Kinyon

Wind Symphony
King Cotton, John Philip Sousa
The Road to Damascus, Ed Huckeby

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
October, Eric Whitacre
Huntingtower, Ottorino Respighi

Combined Concert Bands
Elegy for a Young American, Ronald Lo Presti
Soundtrack Highlights from The Hunger Games, arr. Bocook

Marching Huskies
2013 Competitive Show: "Auto Show"

I. Overture
II. Concept Cars
III. Muscle Cars
IV. Luxury Cars and Four-by-Fours
V. The Latest "Model"
VI. Family Cars

2012-2013

Band-o-rama Concert
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Concert Band
Orion, Jan Van der Roost
The Headless Horseman, Timothy Broege

Wind Symphony
Marche des Parachutistes Belges, Pierre Leemans, arr. Wiley
On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss, David Holsinger

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Short Ride in a Fast Machine, John Adams, arr. Saucdeo
March to the Scaffold, Hector Berlioz, trans. Leidzen

Combined Bands
To Absent Friends, R. Christopher Teichler
Epicnicion, John Paulson

Marching Huskies
2012 Competitive Production A Festivus Celebration
1. Holiday Hassle
2. The Aluminum Pole
3. The Airing of Grievances
4. The Feats of Strength
5. A Festivus for the Rest of Us

 

 

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