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					WCHS BANDS 2008-2009
WCHS Band Officers – Sarah Mack (Pres.); Alison Canty (VP); Heather Cotner, John McDermott, Carly
Slagel (Secretaries); Mike Petravick (Treas.); Andy Corbin (SCRep)
MARCHING BAND – THE MUSIC OF THE WHO (Who are You, Behind Blue Eyes,
Baba O’Reilly)
DRUM MAJORS – Andy Corbin, Heather Cotner, Allison Canty, Sarah Bivens
        WCHS INV – ranked 2nd /16field
        METAMORA – FIRST / 27 Bands in Field, Percussion T1 / 27
        PONTIAC – GRAND CHAMPIONS (1/15) Best Winds
        U of I – PARADE 5/11 (Perc FIRST / 11 in Class A)
                 FIELD – 3/22 in Class A!! ; Perc. 2/22, DM 3/22

CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Band – March from Symphony No. 2 (Tchaikovsky / Longfield); Fiero (Hodges);
Do You Hear What I Hear (arr. Sweeney); Pulsar (Osterling); Lost Mountain (Bocook); Last Ride of the
Pony Express (Shaffer); That’s What You Get (Farro, York); Halo 3 (arr. Story); Shenandoah (arr.
Sheldon); Great Movie Adventures (Williams/Sweeney); Westward Ho (arr. R.W. Smith); Ash Lawn
Echoes (R.W.Smith); Peer Gynt Suite (arr. Curnow); Concert Winds – Gallant Marines
(King/Swearingen); Carol of the Drum (arr. Werle); Into the Joy of Spring (Swearingen); Christmas
Fanfares (Stalter); Greek Folk Song Suite (Cesarini); Horkstow Grange (Grainger / Sweeney); Night
Dances (Yurko); The Final Voyage (Sheldon); The Marches of John Williams (arr. Vinson); Fanfare for the
Common Man (Copland / Longfield); Havendance (Holsinger); Walden (Sharp); Roll Tide (Zimmer /
Boccok Symphonic Winds – Court Festival (Latham); Away in a Manger (Davis / Longfield); Midnight
Sleighride (arr. Wallace); O Holy Night (arr. Custer); A Christmas Festival (Anderson / RW Smith); The
Regiment’s Return (Knoener); Lincolnshire Posy 1,2,6 (Grainger); Branden’s Rainbow (Boysen Jr.); Ride
(Hazo); Gandalf (DeMeij); American Overture for Band (Jenkins); Inchon (RW Smith); Russian Sailors
Dance (Gleire / Leizden); Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa); Salute to America’s Finest (Lavender) ;
Hollywood Milestones (arr. Higgins) CHOIR PIECES – CW Flutes – Let There Be Peace on Earth; CW
Clarinets – Dona Nobis Pacem; CW Saxes – Ghost Riders in the Sky; CW Trumpets – Boogie Woogie
Bugle Boy; CW Low Brass – Pirates of the Carribean; CW Percussion – Bayport Sketch; SW Flutes –
Pennywhistle Jig; SW Clarinets – Irish Suite; SW Saxes – Sonata for Violin and Bass; SW Brass –
Amazing Grace; SW Percussion – Technology

IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest – 48 Div. 1 (new school record); Best in Room – Jonathan
Vallosio (Snare Drum); Erica Vallosio (alto sax)
IMEA All Staters – Honors Band – Sarah Mack, Nate Russell, Mike Petravick; All State
Band – Anna Tignor, Heather Cotner, Zach Moran; All State Orchestra – Kelsey Miller
Fall Musical – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

IHSA State Rank – 17th in Class A

BAND Notables
- Pep Band accepted to play at 3A-4A Boys State Basketball Tournament
        > reporters hear Michael Jordan say “good sounding band” after
        performance
        > first WCHS State Pep Band Performance
- New School Record for Instrumental Solo Ensemble Division 1s (48)
- U of I placement after tough draw – and first Grand Champion at Pontiac
- Most WCHS instrumentalists accepted to All State Festival in one year (7)

Jazz – 2 Big Bands; performances include Cherry Festival; Bradley Jazz Fest; Sunnyland
Christian Church
WCHS BANDS 2007-2008
WCHS Band Officers – Jodi Slagel (Pres.); Alison Canty (VP); Heather Cotner, Anna Greer, Karissa
Johnson (Secretaries); Mike Petravick (Treas.); Ellen Riedel (SCRep); Sarah Argo, Brett Murray, Carly
Slagel (Freshmen Reps)
MARCHING BAND – RETURN TO PARADISE – THE MUSIC OF STYX
DRUM MAJORS – Andy Corbin, Ryan Crawford, Heather Cotner
     WCHS INV – ranked 3/19 field, Parade 4/14
     MORTON – 4th/18 Bands in Field
     PONTIAC – Field FIRST in class (T 2nd/12); Best Percussion,Winds and Drum Majors in class
     U of I – PARADE 7/13 (Perc 2/13, DM 7/13, Aux 9/13)
              FIELD – 7/16 in Class A; Perc. 3/18, Aux 2/18 !!!!, DM 4/18
CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Band – Festival Pieces – Canzone Antica (Bulla); Ceremony, Chant and Ritual
(Shaffer); Fanfare Ode and Festival (arr. Margolis); Other Repertoire - To Challenge the Sky and Beyond
(R.W. Smith); Visigoths (O’Loughlin); Silverbrook (Sweeney); Into the Clouds (Saucedo); The Child and
the King (Broege); Deck the Halls (arr. Vinson); Sleigh Ride (ar. Story) Symphonic Winds 2 – Festival
Pieces Call to Victory March (King/Swearingen); Jerusalem (arr. Glover); Half Moon on the Hudson
(Sweeney); Other Repertoire Flight of the Thunderbird (Saucedo); At Sight March (Bennett / Clark);
Holst Winter Suite (arr. RW. Smith); Themes from The Nutcracker (arr. Huckaby); Rumble on the High
Plains (Sweeney); Canterbury Tales (Curnow) Symphonic Winds 1 – Honor Band Metamora Concert
Band Festival 2008, Honor Band Prairie Wind Ensemble 2008; U of I Superstate invite 2008 -
Festival Pieces – Metroplex (Sheldon); On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason (Holsinger); Danza No. 2
(Yurko) - Other Repertoire The Eighth Candle (Reister); God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (arr. Davis);
Hallelujah (arr. Davis); March of the Belgian Paratroopers (Leemans / Swearingen); The Billboard March
(Klor / arr. Fennell); In a Gentle Rain (RW Smith – Katie Petravick soloists); Video Games Live Set 1 (arr.
Ford); Be Thou My Vision (Clark); Second Suite in F (Holst); Firedance (Wheelan – Jodi Slagel soloist);
Symphonic Overture (Carter); The Red Balloon (McGinty – Andy Corbin student conductor); CHOIR
PIECES – W2 Flutes – Yankee Doodle Boy; W2 Clarinets – Somewhere Out There; W1 Saxes –
Tradewinds; W2 Saxes – Yakety Sax; W2 Brass – Armed Forces Salute and George of the Jungle W1&2
Percussion – Me Tarzan
IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds 1 I(+) + I + I + I(s) = I                 Winds 2 I + I + I + II(s) = I
                                  Band II + II + II + II = II
IHSA STATE RANK – currently 6th in Class A, 14th out of all Illinois Schools
IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest – 46 Div. 1 (new school record); Best in Room – Jodi Slagel
(Saxophone); Tom Packman (Tenor Drum); Heather Cotner (FHorn); Sean Hillary (piano);
W1 Sax Choir (ensembles)
IMEA All Staters – Honors Band – Jodi Slagel, Sarah Mack, Heather Cotner; All State
Band – Scott Clanin
Fall Musical – The Wizard of Oz
Guest Conductors – C. J. Daniel (ISU Student Teacher); Bob Sheldon (Alfred Publishing); Jack
Schepper (ret. Lowpoint – Washburn H.S.)
Band Trips – Fine Arts trip to New York (June 10-15); John Williams conducts the Chicago
Symphony (Nov. 23)
BAND Notables
- First time Honor Band at Metamora and for Prairie Wind Ensemble Honor
   Band
- Highest rank for Color Guard on the Field at U of I
- Return invite to Superstate (2nd in WCHS band history)
- New School Record for Instrumental Solo Ensemble Division 1s (46)
Jazz – 2 Big Bands; performances include Cherry Festival; Bradley Jazz Fest.; Sunnyland
Christian Church;
WCHS BANDS 2006-2007
WCHS Band Officers – Jodi Slagel (Pres.); Andrew Brown (VP); Allison Canty, Abby House, Zach
Moran(Secretaries); Ricky Weiss (Treas.); Jake Strubhar (SCRep); Brooke Bryan, John McDermott,
Jessica Navas (Freshmen Reps)
MARCHING BAND – THE AMERICA PROJECT
Music: Mad Man Maddox (Brooks); Fanfare for the Common Man (Copland); American Woman (Guess
Who); All Things (Fitzpatrick); We’re An American Band (Grand Funk Railroad); Parade – Triumph
DRUM MAJORS – Abby House, Angela Lee, Marie Gullett, Andy Corbin
        WCHS INV – ranked 3/13 field, 2/13 Perc, Aux 3/13 and DM 1/13 - - Parade 5/12
        OLYMPIA – GRAND CHAMPS out of all 6 bands
        METAMORA – Parade 2/20; No caption rankings past first
                         Field FIRST in class (2nd/31) ; Winds 3/31; Aux T4/31; Perc 8/31; DM T12/31
        U of I – PARADE 3rd in Class A (3/14) Per 2/14, DM 3/14, Aux 5/14
                 FIELD – 4th /18 in Class A; Perc. 6/18, Aux 5/18, DM 6/18
CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Band – Festival Pieces – Matrix (Gary Fagan); Clouds That Sail In Heaven
(Stalter); Ashford Celebration (Ford); Other Repertoire - On the Rising Winds (R.W. Smith); 20 Carols in
Two Minutes (arr. Williams); Fortress Variants (Del Borgo); A Childhood Hymn (Holsinger); Halo Theme
(arr. Sheldon); Gypsy Dances (Compello); Novena (Swearingen) Symphonic Winds 2 – Festival Pieces
Homage to Normandy (Long); Tribal Quest (O’Loughlin); Cenotaph (Stamp); Other Repertoire As the
Robin to the Meadow (Stalter); Declaration Overture (Smith); Palladio (Jenkins); Christmas Concerto (R.
W. Smith – soloists Jodi Slagel and Andy Corbin); Three Moods of Hanukkah (arr. Niehaus); Prairie
Dances (Holsinger); Circus Bee (Fillmore / Custer); Gently Flows the Amber Grain (Scott); Freedom
(Smith / Bocook);
Symphonic Winds 1 – Festival Pieces – The Hounds of Spring (Reed); Symphonic Dance No. 3
(Williams); Other Repertoire Washington Grays (Graffula); Lux Arumque (Whitacre); Rejouissance
(Curnow); Good King Wenceslas (arr. Wallace); Traditions of Christmas (Davis); Gesu Bambino (arr.
Clark); On With the Snow (arr. Wagner); Whirlwind(s) (Saucedo); Canterbury Chorale (Van Der Roost);
Scenes from the Lourve (Delo Joio); movements from Carmina Burana (Orff / Krance); Suite of Old
American Dances (Bennett); The Nineties (arr. Murtha); On an American Spiritual (Holsinger); At
Morning’s First Light (Gillingham – Abby House Student Conductor) CHOIR PIECES – W1Flutes –
Sheep May Safely Graze; W2 Flutes – My Favorite Things; W1Clarinets – Caprice for Clarinets
(Grundman); W2 Clarinets – Dona Nobis Pacem; W1 Saxes – Telemann’s Concerto in G major mvmt. 1;
W2 Saxes – Night Train; W1 Brass Choir – Lord I have only Thee; W2 Brass – Ave Marie and Norse Song
from Ten Masterworks for Brass Choir; W1 Percussion – The Evening News; W2 Percussion -
Conversations.
IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds 1 I(+) + I + I + I(s) = I               Winds 2 I(s) + II(+) + II(+) + II = II
                                             Band I + I + I + II(s) = I !!!!
IHSA STATE RANK – 9th in Class A, 24th out of all Illinois Schools
IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest – 44 Div. 1 (new school record); Best in Room – Jodi Slagel
(Saxophone); Jonathan Vallosio (Snare Drum)
IMEA All Staters – Jodi Slagel (Honors Band); Laura Zehner, Ashley Sloan, Angela Lee,
Mike Hillary (All State Band)
Bradley Honor Bands – Fresh Soph – Sarah Mack, Heather Cotner, Andy Corbin; Junior –
Senior.- Liz Tanner, Heather Cotner, Jodi Slagel, Mike Hillary, Abby House

Spring Musical – The Green Room
Guest Conductors – Dan Dietrich (Illinois Valley Central High School)
Band Trips – Marching Band to Orlando, Florida (Dec. 27-Jan 2)
BAND FIRSTS
- Marching in Magic Kingdom Evening Parade New Years Eve!
- First time a WCHS 3rd Band (Symph Band) Div. 1 at Contest
- New School Record for Instrumental Solo Ensemble Division 1s (44)
WCHS BANDS 2005-2006
WCHS Band Officers – Sarah Roszhart (Pres.); Brandon Lulay (VP); Sarah Cotner, Marie Gullett, Jodi
Slagel (Secretaries); Chris Whitmer (Treas.); Doug Stewart (SCRep); Allison Canty, Mike Petravick, Wes
Schrock (Freshmen Reps)
MARCHING BAND – ROCK SHOW V
Music – Karn Evil 9 (ELP); The Luckiest (Ben Fold); Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen); Parade – Triumph
DRUM MAJORS – Collin Custis, Abby House, Angela Lee, Marie Gullett
        DWIGHT – 1/10 overall field; 2/10 Color Guard and Drum Majors; 3/10 Percussion
        WCHS INV – ranked 1/20 field, 4/20 Perc and Aux and 5/20 for Drum Majors
        METAMORA – Parade 3/20; Percussion 1/20; Aux 1/20; Drum Majors 3/20
                        Field 2/25; Winds 1/25; Aux 3/25; Perc 7/25; Drum Majors 8 /25
        U of I – PARADE 1st in Class A (2nd / all 35 bands in Parade)
                 Drum Majors and Color Guard – 2nd in Class A
                 FIELD – 3rd in Class A; Perc. 2nd in Class A, Aux 3rd Class A

CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Band – African Bell Carol (RW Smith); Fanfare, Ode and Festival (Margolis);
Selections from The Polar Express (arr. Story); Into the Storm (RW Smith); The Pride of Buxmont
(Holsinger); John Williams Movie Adventures (arr. Sweeney); Ascend (Hazo); Rivers (Hazo); Thus Spoke
the Raven (Fagan); Music from The Incredibles (Giacchino / arr. Murtha); Main Titles from The Cider
House Rules (Portman / arr. Murtha) Symphonic Winds 2 – Veni Immanuel (Sparke); Joy to the World
(Davis/Longfield); English Folk Song Suite (Vaughn Williams); Flourish for Olana (Jordan); Festivo
(Nelhybel); Portraits (Colonna); Sure on This Shining Night (Barber / Saucedo); Masque (McBeth);
Amazing Grace (Ticheli); Serenade (Bourgeois); The Billboard March (Klohr); Urban Scenes (Boysen Jr.);
Symphonic Winds 1 – WIU Symposium – Kirkpatrick Fanfare (Boysen Jr.); Fantasia on Black is the Color
of My True Love’s Hair (Camphouse); Caccia and Chorale (Williams); March from “1941” (Williams / arr.
Lavender); U of I Superstate – With Heart and Voice (Gillingham); “Cathedral Chorus from Russian
Christmas Music (Reed); the rest of our repertoire – Fanfare on Adeste Fidelis (Colonna); Russian
Christmas Music (Reed); Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. Wagner); Chorale and Toccata
(Stamp); Pas Redoubles (Saint Seans / Frankenpohl); Gathering at the Ranks of Hebron (Holsinger);
Heaven Came Down (arr. Curnow – Trumpet Solo Cody Fiedler); Jurassic Park Soundtrack Highlights
(Williams / arr. Lavender) CHOIR PIECES – W1Flutes – Heritage of America; W2 Flutes – Let There Be
Peace On Earth; W1Clarinets – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mvmt. 1; W2 Clarinets – Putting on the Ritz;
W1 Saxes – Four American Spirituals; W2 Saxes – Raiders of the Lost Ark; W1 Brass Choir – Irish Tune
from County Derry; W2 Trumpets – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy; W2 Low Brass – Pirates of the Caribbean;
W12 Percussion – Valley of Nepal.

IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest – 40 Div. 1; Best in Room – Doug Stewart (Alto Sax); Cody
Fiedler (Trumpet); Winds 2 Sax Choir
IMEA All Staters – Cody Fiedler (Lead Trumpet Honors Jazz); Doug Stewart (2nd Chair
Honors Band); Mike Burns (3rd Chair Bari Honors Band); Kevin Guth (All State Band)

Bradley Honor Bands – Fresh Soph – Jodi Slagel, Heather Cotner, Laura Zehner; Junior –
Senior.- Doug Stewart, Kevin Guth, Mike Burns, Cody Fiedler, Angela Lee
Prairie Wind Ensemble Concerto Winner – Doug Stewart
Spring Musical – Once On this Island
Guest Conductors – Anthony Maiello (George Mason University)
Band Trips – Winds 1 to Western Band Symposium (February 2006)
Jazz New Repertoire – Song for My Father (Silver / Taylor); Feels So Good (Mangione / Lopez);
Christmas Joy and Spirit (Nestico); Orange Colored Sky (arr. Holmes); Sing Sing Sing (Prima / Lewis);
BAND FIRSTS
- First time making U of I Superstate Festival
- Placing in both Parade and Field at U of I Marching Festival
WCHS BANDS 2004-2005
WCHS Band Officers – Alison Bjorklund (Pres.); Andrew Brown (VP); Sarah Cotner, Angela Lee, Sarah
Roszhart (Secretaries); John Wright (Treas.); Dan Zehner (SCRep); Jacy Little, Adam Penn, Jodi Slagel
(Freshmen Reps)
MARCHING BAND – COLOUR MY WORLD
Music – School’s Out, Yesterday, Touch Me, 25 or 6 to 4; Parade – Battle Hymn
DRUM MAJORS – Cameron Custis, Angela Lee, Abby House, Collin Custis
        DWIGHT – Best in class field, 3/11 overall; perc 8/11, aux 7/11, DM 5/11
        WCHS INV – ranked 4/16 field, 8/16 Perc, DMs 1/16 and Aux 5/16
OLYMPIA – FRIST OVERALL IN FIELD (1/9), DMs 5/9, Winds 1/9, Aux 4/9, Perc 1/9, Crowd Pleaser
        METAMORA – Field 2/23 ; Winds 6/23; Aux 5/23; Perc 3/23; Drum Majors 2/23
                                 nd
        U of I – 8/9 Parade, 2        in Class A field (2/19), Aux 5/19, Perc 10/19, DM 8/19
CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Band – Contest Pieces : Last Ride of the Pony Express (Schaffer); Exaltation
(Swearingen); Rough Riders March (King); Non-contest pieces: Hanukkah Holiday (Washburn); The Holly
and the Ivy (Davis / Vinson); O Come All Ye Faithful (arr. Swearingen); Into the West (Shore); Go West!
(arr. Ford); And We Proceeded On (Huckaby); Victory at Sea (Rodgers / Moss); American Riversongs (La
Plante); Pirates of the Caribbean (Badelt / Rickets); Roll Tide (Zommer / Bocook);
Symphonic Winds – All State Performance : Clouds that Sail in Heaven (Stalter); Persistence (Saucedo);
The Echo Never Fades (Gillingham); Who’s Who in Navy Blue (Sousa); Allegro Barbaro (Bartok /
Wallace) ; Contest Pieces Persistence, Clouds that Sail in Heaven, To Counquer the Skies (Sheldon);
Non-contest pieces : Christmas in the Round (RW Smith); Ukranian Bell Carol (Saucedo); Ride (Hazo);
All Things (Fitzpatrick); Old Churches (Colgrass); America the Beautiful (Dragon); Changing States
(Emerson / Wallace) ; Chester (Schuman); Stargazing (Erb) ; Branden’s Rainbow (Boysen Jr.); Caprice for
Saxophone (Bulla – Doug Stewart Soloist); Spitfire (Barnes); Star Trek Through the Years (arr. Moss)

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds I + I + I + I = I         Band I + II + II + II = II
IHSA STATE RANK – 8th in Class A, 22 out of all Illinois Schools

IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest – 32 Div. 1; Best in Room – Doug Stewart (Alto Sax); Jodi
Slagel (Alto Sax(
IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Nicole Schupp, Kevin Guth, Adrienne Schlack; All
State Honors Band – Cody Fiedler; All State Jazz Band – Dan Zehner

Spring Musical – Grease
Winter Drumline – Sir Lancelot (Wylie)
Jazz New Repertoire – America the Beautiful (Tomaro); Blue N Boogie (Gillespie / Cook); Here
There and Everywhere (Lennon / Taylor); Oye Como Va (Puente / Cooper); One Day I’ll Fly
Away (Jennings / Brown); Morning has Broken (arr. Sharp); Land of Make Believe (Mangione /
Lopez); Tongue N Groove (Chattaway); Hot Hot Hot (Cassell / Phillippe); Blues Bari Pie (Clark);
Children of Sanchez (Mangione / Lopez)

Guest Conductors – Scott Aska (Student Teacher); Dr. David Vroman (Bradley University);
Gene Thrailkill (University of Oklahoma (ret.))
Band Trips – SYMPHONIC WINDS PERFORM AT THE ILLINOIS MUSIC EDUCATORS
ALL STATE CONFERENCE (January 27, 2005)

BAND FIRSTS
- Three years placing in Field at U of I (first time placing 2nd in Field)
- First time performing at IMEA All State Conference
- First Time WCHS Band enrollment peaked over 200
WCHS BANDS 2003-2004

WCHS Band Officers – Jen Harris (Pres.); Laura Gundy (VP); Alicia Packman, Steve Riopell, Brody
Warren (Secretaries); Paige Pillischafske (Treas.); Jeff Decker (SCRep); Julie Browning, Sarah Cotner,
Angela Lee (Freshmen Reps)
MARCHING BAND – TOMMY – music from the Rock Opera by the WHO
Parade – Battle Hymn
DRUM MAJORS – Jen Harris, Laura Gundy, Ruth Schuck, Cameron Custis,
        DWIGHT – Best in class field, 3/9 overall; perc 4/9, aux 3/9, DM 2/9
        WCHS INV – did not compete - ranked 3/20 field, 7/20 Perc, DMs 10/20 and Aux 3/20
OLYMPIA – FRIST OVERALL IN FIELD (1/9), DMs 1/9, Winds 1/9, Aux 2/9, Perc 3/9,
        U of I –   3rd in Class A field (6/28),           Perc 7/46,
CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Bondurant Band – Contest Pieces : did not go Non-contest pieces: Miniature Bach Suite
(trans. Conley); Away in a Manger (Davis / trans. Longfield); Holiday Funny Favorites (arr. Murtha); La
Belle Helene (Offenbach / Bender); American Collage (arr. Story); Fanfare of Wakakusa Hill (Sakai);
Masters of the Silent Screen (arr. Hannickel); Big Four March (King); Dakota (Cotton); Trail of Tears
(Barnes); Jefferson Band - Contest Pieces : did not go Non-contest pieces: Fanfare of the Nativity
(Stalter); Call to Victory (King); Hallelujah (Davis / Longfield); Slavic Rhapsody (Del Borgo); Elegy and
Affirmation (Stamp); Fanfare Prelude on Ode to Joy (Curnow); The Final Voyage (Sheldon); Shenandoah
(Ticheli); Liberty Bell March (Sousa); In Their Honor (Strommen); Toccata for Band (Erickson
Symphonic Winds – Contest Pieces Vesuvius (Ticheli); National Emblem March (Bagley / Schissel);
Non-contest pieces : Firedance (Whelan / Strommen); On this Day Earth Shall Ring (Holst / RW Smith);
Gavorkna Fanfare (Stamp); Celebrate the Joy (Kingsmore); Sleigh Ride (Anderson); In a Gentle Rain (RW
Smith); Root Beer Rag (Joel / Sweeney); Dies Irie (Verdi / Bocook); Espirit De Corps (Jager); The Irish
Washerwoman (Anderson); Amazing Grace (Himes); Choir Pieces: - Flutes – Pennywhistle Jig; Clarinets
– Chaconne (Handel); Saxes – Four Early American Spirituals; Brass – March Vaillant;

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds I + I + I + II = I

IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest – 31 Div. 1; Best in Room – Doug Stewart (Alto Sax); Ruth
Schuck (Clarinet); Sax Choir (Carlson, Claus, Anderson, Stewart, Russell, Miller, Carroll,
Custis, Burns, Custis)
IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Nicole Schupp, Paige Pillischafske, Alicia Packman;

Spring Musical – The Sound of Music
Winter Drumline – Sir Lancelot (Wylie)

Guest Conductors and soloists – Tim Karth (Student Teacher); Dr. Steve Steele (Illinois State
University); Karen Zupec (Student Teacher); Keith Zimmerman (sax soloist – Illinois Wesleyan
and Bradley University); Ruth Schuck (student conductor)
Band Trips – Lion King (10/03); BOA Grand Nationals (11/03); John Williams and CSO
(11/03); Texas and Oklahoma trip (4/04); Kings Island (6/04)
WCHS BANDS 2002-2003

WCHS Band Officers – Jen Harris (Pres.); Greta Knudson (VP); Angelina Alexander, Jennie Horton,
Jessica Orr (Secretaries); Paige Pillischafske (Treas.); Josh Kramer (SCRep);
MARCHING BAND – CLASSICAL SHOW II
Music – Habanera (from Carmen); Nimrod Variation; Gna Gna (from Armenian Dances); Farandole;
Parade – Sousa Spectacular
DRUM MAJORS – Amy Watt, Jen Harris, Laura Gundy, Ruth Schuck
        DWIGHT – Best in class field, 3/11 overall; perc 2/11, aux 6/11, DM 4/11
        WCHS INV – did not compete - ranked 5/16 field,
OLYMPIA – Parade - 2nd in class, Field – 1st in Class, 2/16 overall, DM T2/16, Drumline DRUMLINE
TROPHY, , Winds 1/16, Aux 2/16,
        U of I –   3rd in Class A field parade – 8th in class.
CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Band – Contest Pieces : no site this year; Non-contest pieces: Silent Movie
(West); Finale to Mahler’s Third (arr. Saucedo); The Alamo March (King / Swearingen); School Colors on
Parade (Osterling); Do you Hear What I Hear (arr. Sweeney); Variations on a French Carol (Curnow);
Music from the Lord of the Rings (Shore / arr. Ford); Fiero (Hodges); America the Beautiful (arr. R.W.
Smith); Lest We Forget (Swearingen); Ceremony, Chant and Ritual (Shaffer); Freedom (M. Smith /
Bocook); John Williams Movie Themes for Band (arr. Sweeney) Concert Winds - Contest Pieces : no site
this year; Non-contest pieces: Romanesque (Swearingen); Carol of the Drum (Davis / arr.Werle);
Tricycle (Boysen Jr.); With Quiet Courage (Daehn); Homage to Noramandy (Long); Allied Honor March
(King / Swearingen); The Nineties (arr. Murtha); Symphonic Winds – Contest Pieces no site this year;
Non-contest pieces : First Suite in Eb (Holst); Inchon (RW Smith); King of Kings (RW Smith); As
Summer was Just Beginning (Daehn); Gesu Bambino (arr. Clark); I Saw Three Ships (M. Smith; Midway
March (Williams / arr. Curnow); Allegro Barbaro (Bartok / Wallace); Selections from Music Man (arr.
Reed); Music from the Gladiator (Zimmer/ Wasson); Salute to America’s Finest (arr. Lavender); All Those
Enduring Young Charms (Euphonium Duet Dan Weil and Matt Chapman (arr. Howey); The Star Spangled
Banner (arr. Stamp); The Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa); Symphonic Suite from Band of Brothers
(Kamen / Brubaker); Choir Pieces: - Flutes – Ode to Joy; Amazing Grace; Clarinets – Caprice for
Clarinets; Dona Nobis Pacem; ; Saxes – Pater Noster, Night Train; Brass – Trumpet Voluntary; Let Thy
Holy Presence; Percussion – The Evening News; Bayport Sketches

IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest – 42 Div. 1s (A NEW RECORD); Best in Room –
Doug Stewart (Alto Sax); Symphonic Winds Percussion Ensemble (Lambert, Beard, Kirby,
Gundy, Harris, Schlack, Kapraun, Abel, Donnell, Yocum, Orr)
IMEA All Staters – All State Honors Band – Ashley Carroll

Spring Musical – Footloose
Winter Drumline – Beyond the Stars (Brooks)
Guest Conductors and soloists – Gene Thrailkill (U of Oklahoma); Dan Weil (Euphonium); Matt
Chapman (Euphonium); Jeff Neavor (Morton High School)
Band Trips – BOA Grand Nationals (11/23); Shockwave (3/03; Wynton Marsalis (4/03);
Chicago (Navy Pier, Field Museuem) (5/03); Americana Concert at First United Methodist
Church (5/03); Cleveland Jazz Trip (U of Notre Dame, Geimanhardt Factory, Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame, Cedar Point) 6/
BAND FIRSTS:
   New School Record – 42 Div 1s at IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest
   First performances at O’Brien Field and Shops of Grand Prairie
   Jazz raised $500 for Community Center with a concert
WCHS BANDS 2001-2002
WCHS Band Officers – Luke Kinsinger (Pres.); Dan Hekel (VP); Teresa Decker, Crystal Minson, Jessica
Orr (Secretaries); Dan Edie (Treas.); Ashley Stewart (SCRep); Heather Gillespie, Adrienne Schlack
(Freshmen Reps)
MARCHING BAND – THE PLANETS
Music – Mars, Venus, Summit, Jupiter; Parade – Washington Post March
DRUM MAJORS – Randi Craggs, Ashley Stewart, Amy Watt
        Mahomet - 4th in Class
        U of I – 6th in class both parade and field
CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Fall Concert Band – Declaration Overture Thus Spoke the Raven (Fagan); Gallant Marines
(King/Swearingen); Legends of the Fall (Horner / Saucedo); First Romanian Rhapsody (Enseco / Johnson);
Symphonic Winds – Contest Pieces : Longford Legend (Sheldon); Variations on a Korean Folk Song
(Chance); Non-contest pieces: Galop from Genevieve de Brabant (Offenbach / Bourgeois); Patapan (arr.
DelBorgo); God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Davis / Longfield); Fanfare and Flourishes (Curnow); Ghost
Fleet (Sheldon); Gemeinhardt Suite (RW Smith – Scot Schickel); Summon the Heroes (Williams /
Bocook); Amazing Grace (arr. Dawson); Hands Across the Sea (Sousa); Romance (Binge – Corey Burns
solo); Sonatina (Motzart / arr. Ployhar – Ashley Stewart Solo); Star Wars The Phantom Meanace (Williams
/ Smith) Symphonic Band – Contest Pieces To Forge a New Frontier (Ford); Journey into Diablo
Canyon (Schaffer); Children of the Shrine (Swearingen); Non-contest pieces – To Challenge the Sky and
Heavens Above (RW Smith); The Child and the King (Broege); New Age Christmas (arr. Ford); Hitzville
USA (arr. Wasson); Tribute to Grainger (Ragsdale); Pearl Harbor (Zimmer / Bocook); Hey Jude
(McCartney) Freshmen Band – Contest Pieces Gallant Marines (King / Swearingen); Bulgarian Folk
Dances (CT Smith); The King Across the Water (Fraser); Non-contest pieces The Pride of Buxmont
(Holsinger); African Bell Carol (RW Smith); Joy to the World (arr. Davis / Vinson); Highlights from Harry
Potter (Williams / Story); On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss (Holsinger); Ashford Celebration (Ford); Into the
Joy of Spring (Swearingen) CHOIR PIECES – Flutes – Amazing Grace; Clarinets – Irish Suite; Saxes –
Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld; Brass – Salvation is created; Percussion - Technology

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds I + I + I + I = I  Symphonic Band II + II + II + II = II
Freshmen Band II + I + II = II Winds – NAI Dixie Classic in St. Louis – Superior Rating

IHSA STATE RANK – 18th Class A

IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest – 28 Div 1s
Best in Rooms – Corey Burns (Alto Sax
IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Ashely Stewart

Spring Musical – 42nd Street
Guest Conductors – Robert Sheldon (Alfred Publications

Band Trips – BOA Marching Nationals; Parents Night Out at Crossroads Church (1st time);
Winds in Concert at Grace Presbyterian Church; Florida Trip (performed outside of Space
Mountain), Chicago Trip Blue Man Group
WCHS BANDS 2000-2001
WCHS Band Officers – Sarah Claus (Pres.); Katie Franklin (VP); Meredith Kremer, Jill
Vallosio(Secretaries); CoCo Stevson (Treas.); Annie White (SCRep);
MARCHING BAND – Rock Show II
Music – White Rabbit, No Time, Riders on the Storm, Roundabout; Parade – Triumph
DRUM MAJORS – Courtney Custis, Josh Gillespie, Randi Craggs, Ashley Stewart
        Mahomet - Field 2nd in class, 3rd overall
        DWIGHT – 1st in parade and field, 2nd overall.
        U of I – 6/11 Parade Perc 3rd– 4th in field- percussion 3rd
CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Fall Concert Band – Thus Spoke the Raven (Fagan); Gallant Marines (King/Swearingen);
Legends of the Fall (Horner / Saucedo); First Romanian Rhapsody (Enseco / Johnson); Symphonic Winds
– Contest Pieces : Alleluia! Laudeamus Te! (Reed); Under the Double Eagle (Wagner / Glover); Prelude on
an Old English Hymn (Sheldon) Non-contest pieces: Emmanuel Variants (Foster); Fanfare on Adeste
Fidelis (Colonna); Fanfare on Wakakusa hill (Sakai); Irish Tune from County Derry (Grainger); Wilson
Suite (RW. Smith – Dan Weil soloist); Sailing Songs (Del Borgo); Heaven Came Down (Curnow – Todd
Stalter soloist); Washington Post March (Sousa); March from 1941 (Williams / Lavender); Buglers Holiday
(Anderson); March from Second Suite in F (Holst); Brindisi (Verdi / Brand); Stars and Stripes Forever
(Sousa); Symphonic Band Christmas A La Big Band (arr. Clark); Deck the Halls (Davis / Vinson);
Hanukkah Fantasy (Brubaker); Jefferson Band – Contest Pieces Renaissance Festival and Dances (arr.
Pearson); Military Escort (Bennett / Fennell); Hymn and Fantasia (Del Borgo) Non-contest pieces – Circus
Bee (Filmore / Custer); Symphonic Overture (Carter); The Patriot (Williams / Moss) ; Bondurant Band –
Contest Pieces Great Locomotive Chase (RW Smith); Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms / Del Borgo); Jolly
Robbers Overture (Von Suppe / Bender); Non-contest pieces Pulsar (Osterling); The Cider House Rules
(Portman / Murtha); Singapura Suite (VanDer Roost); Lead On o King Eternal (Swearingen); With Quiet
Courage (Daehn)

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds I + I + I + I = I   Jefferson Band II + II + II + II = II
Bondurant band II + II + II = II Winds – NAI Dixie Classic in St. Louis – Superior Rating

IHSA STATE RANK – 15th Class A

IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest – 22 Div 1s
Best in Rooms – Corey Burns (Alto Sax); Allison Bond, Emily Siu, Jill Vallosio, Libby Yount (Fl
Quartet); Jessica Abel, Ryan Brown, Tim Browning, Tim Schlack, Emily Orr, CoCo Steveson,
Courtney Custis, Cody Doremus (Percussion Choir); )
IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Emily Siu, Jill Vallosio, Ashely Stewart

Spring Musical – Annie Get Your Gun
Guest Conductors – Gene Thrailkill (U. of Oklahoma); William Wakefield (U. of Oklahoma);
Todd Stalter (Eureka High School);

Band Trips – BOA Marching Nationals and Dr. Tim Leadership; Chicago Jazz Trip; Winds in
Concert at Grace Presbyterian Church (Harold DeCou and Todd Stalter – soloists); Winds to NAI
in St. Louis (with St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Science Center); Kings Island

BAND FIRSTS
   3 Concert Bands in the Spring
   Winds competing in National Adjudicators Invitational and receiving a
     Superior Rating placed
   Special Winds concert at Grace Presbyterian Church
   New school / band record for Div. 1s at Solo Ensemble contest
WCHS BANDS 1999-2000
WCHS Band Officers – Jamie Smith (Pres.); Katie Franklin (VP); Jill Vallosio(Secretary); CoCo Stevson
(Treas.); Annie White (SCRep);
MARCHING BAND – The Rock Show
Music – Karn Evil 9, School’s Out, In the Air Tonight, Nights in White Satin; Parade – Purple Majesty
DRUM MAJORS – Courtney Custis, Jeanne Hyde, Ann Bailey
        Metamora - Field 4/32 – percussion 3rd ; Parade 5/24 – Drums and Aux 3rd overall
        DWIGHT – did not compete, was in exhibition
        Olympia – Parade 5/15; Field 1/20, Winds 1/20
        U of I – 3rd in Parade Guard 2nd– THIRD IN FIELD percussion 3rd

CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Winds – Contest Pieces : Where Never Lark or Eagle (Curnow); They Hung
Their Harps in the Willows (McBeth); Western Band Symposium : Cenotaph (Stamp); Incantation and
Dance (Chance); On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason (Holsinger); Continental Overture (DeMeij); Non-
contest pieces: King of Kings (RW Smith); Midnight Sleighride (arr. Wallace); Salvation is Created (arr.
Houseknecht); Capriccio Italien (arr. Cacavas); Good King Wenceslas (arr. Wallace); An Evening in
December (Allshouse); Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa); Gathering at the Ranks of Hebron (Holsinger);
Amazing Grace (Dawson); Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (arr. Lavender); Amparito Roca (arr. Winter);
America the Beautiful (arr. Dragon); Tarzan Medley (arr. Murtha    Symphonic Band – Contest Pieces
Suite from Firebird (arr. Bocook); Peer Gynt Suite (arr. Curnow) Non-contest pieces : Do You Hear What
I hear (arr. Sweeney); Brahams Finale (arr. Bocook); Sanctus (Schubert / Curnow); Holly and the Ivy
(Davis / Longfield); Angels We Have Heard on High (arr. Tatgenhorst); A Childhood Hymn (Holsinger);
Dinosaurs (Bukvich); Tarzan Medley (arr. Sweeney)

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds I + I + I + I = I            Band II + II + II + II = II
Jazz II + II + II = II

IHSA STATE RANK – THIRD IN CLASS A!!!!!!!

IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest – 38 Div 1s (new school record!)
Best in Rooms – Melanie Paden (F Horn); Kevin Prina, Ashley Stewart, Courtney Custis, Patrick
Kelley (Best Cl. Ensemble)
IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Alison Bond; All State Honors Band - Rusty
Duckworth All State Honors Orchestra – Melanie Paden

Spring Musical – South Pacific

Guest Conductors – Gene Thrailkill (U. of Oklahoma); William Wakefield (U. of Oklahoma);
Todd Stalter (Eureka High School);

Band Trips – BOA Marching Nationals and Dr. Tim Leadership; Western Illinois University
Band Symposium; Texas Trip (Nasa, Fastasia 2000, Six Flags, Riverwalk, Alamo)

BAND FIRSTS
   won 1999 Salvation Army Bell Ringer Award for School Groups
   invited to Western Ill. University Band Symposium
   placed in top 3 in class at U of I field comp
   With chorus, placed THIRD in IHSA State Sweepstakes
   New school / band record for Div. 1s at Solo Ensemble contest
WCHS BANDS 1998-1999
WCHS Band Officers – Erin Hirt (Pres.); Cathy Bailey (VP); Joalla Toronjo (Secretary); Abby Tear
(Treas.); Tom Felix (SCRep);
MARCHING BAND – Engaging the Lion
Music – Circle of Life, The Stampede, Shadowlands, King of Pride Rock; Parade – Patriots on Parade
DRUM MAJORS – Cathy Bailey, Courtney Custis, Kim Gullet, Abbie Tear
        Metamora - Field 2/24 – Best Soloist – Tony Brent; Parade 7/24 – Drums 3rd overall
        DWIGHT – Grand Champions
        ISU – 3rd in Class 3A
        U of I – 5th in Parade – Perc. 1st, Drum Major 2nd; 8th in Field

CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Winds – Contest Pieces : Hounds of Spring (Reed); Abrams Pursuit (Holsinger)
Non-contest pieces: O Come Holy Night (Mellilo); The Nutcracker Suite (arr. Longfield); Westminster
Carol (Hosay); Prospect (arr. LaPlante); 76 Trombones (arr. L. Anderson); Cajun Folk Songs (Ticheli);
American Civil War Fantasy (Bilik); Fantasy on American Sailing Songs (Grundman); Root Beer Rag
(Joel); At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral (Spears); Someone to Watch over me (Gershwin); Symphonic Band
– Contest Pieces Ash Lawn Echoes (RW Smith); Novena (Swearingen) Non-contest pieces : Carol of the
Drum (arr. Werle); TGIF March (Gallager); Prairie Dances (Holsinger); Chorale Prelude on a German
Hymn (CT Smith); Hymn to the Fallen (Williams); King Across the Water (Fraser); Stephen Foster
Revisited (arr. Ployhar); Rocky and Bullwinkle Strikes Again (arr. Higgins); Hosts of Freedom (King);
America the Beautiful (Del Borgo)

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds I + I + I + I = I           Band II + I + II + I = I
Jazz I + I + I = I

IHSA STATE RANK – 5th in Class A

IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest – 32 Div 1s
IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Tony Brent, Stacy Scott, Rusty Duckworth All State
Orchestra – Laurie Clark

Spring Musical – Godspell

Guest Conductors – Jenny McClallen (Student Teacher – U of I); Mike Domico (Metamora High
School)

Band Trips – Jazz to Jazz in the Meadows (Rolling Meadows – I, II, II); BOA INDY with
Canadian Brass

Jazz Ensemble – Performed at Rolling Meadows HS, Caterpillar, Homecoming Show, 3rd Rt. 24
Jam; Peoria Arts Festival
WCHS BANDS 1997-1998
WCHS Band Officers – Eric Bell (Pres.); Chris Gaworski (VP); April Strubhar (Secretary); Hattie Bailey
(Treas.); Carole Brashers (SCRep);
MARCHING BAND – The British Invasion
Music – English Dance No. 4, March from 1st Suite, Song Without Words, Fantasia on the Dargason,
Crown Imperial; Parade - Proclamation
DRUM MAJORS – Matt Anderson, Cathy Bailey, Eric Bell, Carole Brashers
        CANTON PARADE – 2nd Overall
        Western – Field 4th in Class (Drum Majors 1st / 20 bands)
        DWIGHT – 1st Parade, 3rd in Field
        U of I – 4th in Parade; 5th in Field (DMs 2/44)


CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Winds – Contest Pieces : Symphonic Dance No. 3 (Williams); Four Horsemen
(Boysen); Toccata (Fescobaldi) Non-contest pieces: Light Calvary Overture (Von Suppe / Fillmore);
Summon the Heroes (Williams / Bocook); God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Davis / Longfield); O Holy
Night (arr. Custer); Midway March (Williams / Curnow); Lauds (Nelson); Children’s March (Grainger /
Rogers); Havendance (Holsinger); Les Miserables (arr. Barker); Irish Washerwoman (Anderson); Amazing
Grace (Ticheli) Symphonic Band – Contest Pieces Festivo (Nelhybel); Celtic Overture (Higgins) Non-
contest pieces : Tricycle (Boyesn); Dinosaurs (Bukvich); Legend of Starved Rock (Sheldon); Coat of Arms
(Kenny); Ireland (Barker); Old Scottish Melody (arr. Wiley); Dancing with Wolves (Barry); Braveheart
(Horner); John Williams in concert.

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds I + I + I + I = I           Band II + II + II + II = II
Jazz I + I + I = I

Winds to ISU Concert Band Contest – 3rd in 4A and 10 out of 21
IHSA STATE RANK – 4th in Class A !!! 13 out of 670 IL High Schools

IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest – 36 Div 1s. (new school record)
IMEA All Staters – All State Honors Band – Stevi Smith, Chris Gaworski; All State
Orchestra – Laurie Clark

Spring Musical – Bye Bye Birdie

Guest Conductors – Todd Stalter (Eureka High School); Jack Schepper (LowPoint Washburn
High School)

Band Trips – George Winston concert; Stomp; Beethoven’s 9th with Peoria Symphony; BOA
Concert Band Festival and Canadian Brass. Return to EPCOT – performed at EPCOT – 12/27/97
– 1/2/08; Beauty and the Beast; Les Misearables
WCHS BANDS 1996-1997
WCHS Band Officers – Grant Essig (Pres.); Mike Scheid (VP); Renee Kinsinger (Secretary); Tom Stinson
(Treas.); Jeanna Trannel (SCRep);
MARCHING BAND – Music of the Middle Earth
Music – Patrick’s Rune, Allegro Barbaro, O Fortuna, Roundabout; Parade songs – Triumph
DRUM MAJORS – Renee Kinsinger, Joan Parish, Josh Russell, Eric Bell
        CANTON PARADE – 4th Place
        Mahomet – 5th in class, 8th overall
        DWIGHT – 1st Parade, 2nd in Field
        METAMORA PARADE AND FIELD – GRAND CHAMPION
        U of I – 3rd in Parade; Perc 1st in Class (3/50), Guard 2 in class) 5th in Field (DMs 2nd, 5/50)


CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Symphonic Winds – Contest Pieces : American Dream (Beckel); On an American Spiritual
(Holsinger); Rejouissance (Curnow) Non-contest pieces: Russian Christmas Music (Reed); Emmanuel
Variants (Foster); Jesu Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr. Reed); Stormworks (Melillo); March from 1941
(Williams / Lavender); Down a Country Lane (Copland); Canterbury Chorale (VanDerRoost); Symphonic
Band – Contest Pieces Sinfonia Six (Broege), Genesis (DelBorgo) Non-contest pieces : Flourish for Wind
Band (Vaughn Williams); Into the Storm (Smith); Bercuse and Finale from Firebird (Stravinsky / Bocook);
Hollywood Milestones (arr. Higgins); Visions of Flight (Sheldon); Hosts of Freedom (King)

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: Winds I + I + I + I = I               Band I + II + I + II = I
Jazz I + II + I = I

IHSA STATE RANK – 5th in Class A !!!

IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest – 33 Div 1s.
IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Jennie Clark, Michelle Reyling, Stevi Smith, Chris
Gaworski; All State Honors – Josh Russell

Spring Musical – Oklahoma

Guest Conductors – Joe Roman (Canton High School); Gene Thrailkill (University of Oklahoma)

Band Trips – STOMP in Peoria;


BAND FIRSTS
- Two concert bands both receiving Division 1s
- First commission (Brandon’s Rainbow by Andrew Boysen Jr.)
- Grand Champion at Metamora Competition
- 5th in State Sweepstakes
WCHS BANDS 1995-1996
MARCHING BAND – IMAGES OF WAR AND PEACE
Music – Past the Equinox, The Bombing of Dresden, Sanctus, The Ascension, Elegy and Affirmation;
Parade songs – The Billboard March
DRUM MAJORS – Renee Kinsinger, Joan Parish, Josh Russell, Jana Burkhalter, Eric Bell
        CANTON PARADE – 6th Place
        Western Illinois University – 4th place in class
        DWIGHT – 1st Parade, 1st Field Class
        ISU – 6th in Class 4-A
        U of I – 3rd in Parade, 5th in Field
        Invited to play in Festival of Lights Parade
        Performed for Governor Jim Edgar at ByPass Opening

CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – – Contest Pieces : They Hung Their Harps in the Willows (McBeth); Variations on a Korean
Folk Song (Chance) Non-contest pieces: Cenotaph (Stamp); Fanfare on an Italian Hymn (Curnow);
Prologue from The Great Adventure (Chapman / Lavander); National Emblem March (Bagley); Stars and
Stripes Forever (Sousa); On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss (Holsinger); Medley from Mr. Holland’s Opus
(Kamen); Declaration Overture (Smith); Fanfare and Flourishes (Curnow); Fantasy on American Sailing
Songs (Grundman); John Williams the Symphonic

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: I       +            I        +       I        +       I        =        I
IHSA STATE RANK – 9th in Class A !!!


IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Josh Russell, Jannica Wetzel
Spring Musical – The Pajama Game


Band Trips – Chicago to see STOMP and Oceanarium; Texas Trip (Houston, Galveston, San
Antonio – performed at Sea World and River Walk); Jazz in the Meadows (clinic with Tony
Carcia, Chick Corea concert)
WCHS BANDS 1994-1995
MARCHING BAND – Movie Music
Music – Fanfare from Grand Canyon; Theme from Hook; Somewhere and America from West Side Story;
Theme from Back to the Future; Parade – Washington Post March
DRUM MAJORS – Anne Becker, Amy Frank, Joan Parish
        CANTON PARADE – GRAND CHAMPION (1st / 14 Bands)
        DWIGHT – 1st Parade, 1st Field Class A
        U OF I – 4th Parade, 11th Field
        Invited to play in Festival of Lights Parade

CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – – Contest Pieces : Images (Sheldon); E Pluribus Unum (Jewel / Paynter); Gathering at the
Ranks of Hebron (Holsinger); Non-contest pieces: Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky / Longfield); Do you
Hear What I Hear (w/ chorus) (arr. Moss); First Suite in Eb (Holst); Blessed Are They (Brahms /
Buhelmann); Romanesque (Swearingen); Psalm Tune Variations (Curnow); Bells (MCDougall); Irish Tune
from County Derry (Grainger); Remembrance of Things to Come (Stamp); Gavorkna Fanfare (Stamp)

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: I+ + I+               + I+      +   II   =    I
IHSA STATE RANK – 9th in Class A !!!


IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Ryan Deaton, Jennifer Wetzel; All State Honors Band
– Tom Riley;

Spring Musical – Pirates of Penzance


Guest Conductors – Dr. David Vroman (Bradley University); Dan Moore (Limestone High
School)
Band Trips – Kings Island in Ohio

BAND FIRSTS
- First time in top ten of IHSA Sweepstakes
- First A NIGHT OF JAZZ
- First Grand Champion of Canton Parade
- First “perfect score” on prepared pieces for IHSA Organizational contest
WCHS BANDS 1993-1994

MARCHING BAND – Concert Band Classics
Music – Finale to Shostakovich’s 5th, Emperata Overture, On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason, Battle Hymn
of the Rupublic; Parade – Liberty Bell March
DRUM MAJORS – Terri Gustin, Anne Becker, Amy Frank
         CANTON PARADE – 5th place
         PEKIN INV. – Best Drum Majors overall, Best Guard in Class
         U of I COMP – 2nd Place Parade, 13 Place Field

CONCERT BANDS
Repertoire – Contest Pieces : Chant and Jubilo (Mcbeth); I Am (Boysen Jr.); Emblem of Unity (Richards /
Swearingen); Non-contest pieces: Salvation is Created (Tschneskoff); Festivo (Nelhybel); Spitfire
(Barnes); The Fairest of the Fair (JP Sousa); Havendance (Holsinger); Fall River Overture (Sheldon);
Fanfare for a New Era (Curnow); Novena (Swearingen); Hungarian Dances (Brahms / Curnow); The Red
Balloon (McGinty); The Black Horse Troop (JP Sousa) )

IHSA ORGANIZATIONAL: I + II + II + I = I

IMEA All Staters – All State Band – Jodi Reilly, Jennifer Wetzel; Ryan Deaton; Wendy
Knudson ; All State Honors Band – Tom Riley

Spring Musical – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Jazz New Repertoire – Stolen Moments, Time Lock, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, St.
Louis Blues, Freedom at Midnight

Jazz Festivals – Bradley Jazz Festival, Milikin Jazz Festival
IMEA Jazz Contest - - II + II + II = II

Band Trips – Florida (Universal Studios, MGM, EPCOT, Walt Disney World)

				
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