Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Band


Todd Black

Mattoon High School



Joseph Manfredo

After 40 years of teaching at various universities and high schools, Joseph Manfredo retired in June 2017. Originally from the Chicago area, Manfredo received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Conducting from Eastern Illinois University.  He also earned a Doctorate of Music Education from the University of Illinois.


In constant demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, Manfredo has conducted various All-State Bands and Honor Bands throughout the United States and Canada.  His collegiate bands have been selected to perform at national, regional, and state conferences. Since August 2011, he has been conductor of the Festival Band for the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival.


Manfredo has presented lectures and clinics at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic, national conferences of NAfME, CBDNA, IMTE, and the Conn-Selmer Institute; and internationally in Canada, China, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal, and Brazil.  He has also given presentation at numerous state music conferences.


Having published journal articles in the Groves Dictionary of Music, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Band Research, Music Educators Journal, and the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Manfredo has served on the editorial boards of the international associations IGEB and WASBE.


Dr. Manfredo is a past recipient of the Mary Hoffman Award for Teaching Excellence by the Illinois Music Education Association, the Outstanding Bandmaster Award by the XI Chapter of Phi Beta Mu (International Bandmasters Fraternity), and the John Paynter Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Quinlan and Fabish. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Midwest Clinic.


Emblem of Unity March - J.J. Richards  arr. Swearingen

Variations on a Korean Folk Song - John Barnes Chance

Rippling Watercolors - Brian Balmages

Lone Star Celebration - James Curnow


1) ILMEA SR Band Scale Page for your instrument (all notes tongued w/ 3 minute time limit)

2)ILMEA District 5 Senior Band etudes on your instrument

Percussion students shall be prepared to play all three etudes – Snare, Timpani & Mallet and Cymbal & Tambourine excerpts and should bring their own sticks and mallets for each instrument

3) Sight-reading


The ILMEA SR Band Scale Page can be found  here. (451.9 KB)

2018-2019 Complete Etude Listing:  Required Etudes (Cycle Set 3) (37.8 KB)


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