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1998 All-State Conference

The 2998 All-State Conference, All-State Conference Golden Anniversary, was held January 29-31, 1998 in Peoria, IL.



Jazz Night Concert - Friday, January 30, 1998

All-State Jazz Band
Mark Bettcher, Dundee Crown High School, Carpentersville, IL

Minority Ruling - Allan Horney
Samba De Los Gatos - Mike Steinel
Fat Cat - Mark Taylor
I Only Have Eyes For You - arr. Frank Mantooth

Honors Jazz Choir
Steve Widenhofer, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
Accompanist - Greg Jasperse, Chad Sanders, Greg Fundis

Joy - G. Niewood/arr. Buffa
Satin Doll - Mercer/Strayhorn/Ellington/arr. Zegree
Danny Boy - Traditional/arr. Marcy
Roger's Idea - Roger Treece
Baroque Samba - Darmon Meader

Honors Jazz Band
Willie HIll, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Blues for Thad - Gregory Yasinitsky
Up for Air - Matt Harris
Brush Taps - Louis Bellson/arr. Mark Taylor
Squeeze This Mr. Whipple - Allen Carter
Rooster Parade - Les Hooper

Honors Jazz Combo
Paul McKee, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

One Finger Snap - Herbie Hancock
Alone Together - Dietz/Schwartz
Little Gus - Paul McKee
Rhythm-A-Ning - Thelonious Monk 



All-State Concert - Saturday, January 31, 1998

All-State Orchestra
James Kjelland, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Russlan and Ludmilla Overture - Mikhail Glinka
Down a Country Lane - Aaron Copland
Symphony No. 2 (Finale) - Jean Sibelius

All-State Chorus
Beth Holmes, Decatur, IL
Accompanist - Julie McClarey, Millikin University, Decatur, IL

Psalm 117 - Halsey Stevens
Sanctus No. IV - J.S. Bach/arr. David Stocker
May Night - Johannes Brahms/arr. Arthur Frackenpohl
Psalm 150 (SSAA) - David Willcocks
Fergus an' Molly (TTBB) - Vijay Singh
Go Lovely Rose - Eric Thiman
Battle of Jericho - Moses Hogan

All-State Band
Stephen K. Steele, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Alleluia! Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed
Movement for Rosa - Mark Camphouse
The Florentiner (Grande Marcia Italiana) - Julius Fucik 



Honors Concert - Saturday, January 31, 1998

Honors Band
Ray E. Cramer, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Fanfare and Flourishes - James Curnow
Whatsoever Things - Mark Camphouse
Paris Sketches: Homages for Band - Martin Ellerby
Dance of the Jesters - Peter Ilyitch Tschaikowsky/arr. Ray Cramer

Honors Chorus
Paul E. Oakley, Hartt School of Music, Hartford, CT
Accompanist - William Buhr, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Alleluia - Ralph Manuel
Hallelujah - Ludwig von Beethoven/arr. Walter S. Collins
If Music Be The Food of Love - David Dickau
O Aula Nobilis (SSAA) - William Mathias
Down in the Valley (TTBB) - George Mead
Down by the Riverside - John Rutter

Honors Orchestra
Akira Endo, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

Marche Slave - Peter Ilyitch Tschaikowsky
1812 Overture -  Peter Ilyitch Tschaikowsky



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