The 1997 All-State Conference, Music: It's Worth It!, was held January 29 - February 1, 1997 in Peoria, IL.

Jazz Night Concert - Friday, January 31, 1997

All-State Jazz Band
Jim Culbertson, MacArthur High School, Decatur, IL

Night Flight - Sammy Nestico
Summertime - arr. Brad Morey
Angel Eyes - arr. Don Schamber
Sunrise Manteca - Steve Weist
Blues n' More - Mike Steinel

Honors Jazz Choir
Phil Mattson
Accompanist - Aaron Rosenback, David Dunn

Take the "A" Train - Ellington/Zegree
Almighty God/Heaven - Ellington/Mattson
Here's to Life! - Phil Mattson
Desifinado - Phil Mattson
Chopin Etude - Claie Fischer

Honors Jazz Combo
Lou Fischer, Capital University, Columbus, OH

Caravan - Ellington
These Guys - Stan Smith
Blue Note Circa '66 - Dave Zoller
Main Stream Madness - Dave Zoller
Woody-'N-U - Dizzy Gillespie

Honors Jazz Band
Ron Modell, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Out of this World - arr. L. Harris
Moanin' - Quincy Jones
April in Paris - arr. T. Newsom
Something - arr. B. Florence
Hookin' It - Louis Bellson 

All-State Concert- Saturday, February 1, 1997

All-State Orchestra
David E. Becker, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Roman Carnival Overture Op. 9 - Hector Berlioz
Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7 - Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 2, Movement III - Howard Hanson

All-State Chorus
Judy Moe, Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, IL
Accompanist - Julie McClarey, Millikin University, Decatur, IL

Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina - Padre Martini
Flower of Beauty - John Clements
Soon Ah WIll Be Done (TTBB) - arr. William Dawson
He's Gone Away (SSA) - Ron Nelson
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter WInd - John Rutter
Two for the Price of One - arr. Andrew Carter
Canticle of Praise - John N. Beck

All-State Band
Ross Kellan, Glenbard East High School, Lombard, IL

U.S. Field Artillery March - John Philip Sousa/arr. M.L. Lake
I Am - Andrew Boysten, Jr.
Armenian Dances, Part II - Alfred Reed 

Honors Concert - Saturday, February 1, 1997

Honors Band
David R. Holsinger, Shady Grove Church, Grand Prairie, TX

Whip and Spur Galop - Thomas S. Allen/arr. Ray Cramer
Consider the Uncommon Man - David R. Holsinger
Day Dreams - Timothy Mahr
To Tame the Perilous Skies - David R. Holsinger

Honors Chorus
Sandra Snow Murphy, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Accompanist - William Buhr, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

All That Hath Life and Breath - Rene Claussen
If Music Be the Food of Love - Jeam Belmont
Hol' You' Han' (TTBB) - arr. Paul Rardin
Las Amarillis (SSA) - Stephen Hatfield
Elijah Rock - arr. Moses Hogan

Honors Orchestra
Henry Charles Smith, University of Minnesota, Bloomington, MN

Festive Overture, Op. 96 - Dimitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 3 in c minor, Op. 78 (Finale) - Camille Saint-Saens

Grand Finale, The Combined Honors Organizations
The Battle Hymn of the Republic - arr. Wilhousky


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