The 2003 All-State Conference, Forward: In Harmony, was held January 29-February 1, 2003 in Peoria, IL.

Jazz Night Concert - Friday, January 31, 2003

All-State Jazz Band
Todd Kelly, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Vertigo - Doug Beach (Kendor)
Mattitude -  Matt Harris (Kendor)
Always and Forever - Pat Metheny/arr. Robert Curnow (Sierra Music)
Well You Needn't - Thelonius Monk/arr. Mark Taylor (Hal Leonard)
It Could Happen to You - Van Heusen/Burke/arr. George Stone (Hal Leonard)
Chronometry - Fred Sturm (Heritage JazzWorks)

Honors Jazz Choir
Kirby Shaw, Ashland, OR
Accompanist - Dan Solberg, Chris Nolte, Joel Styzens

I'll Be Seeing You - arr. Phil Mattson (Hal Leonard)
Like Someone in Love - arr.  April Arabian-Tini (Shawnee Press)
Bridge Over Troubled Waters - arr. Kirby Shaw (Shawnee Press)
For Once in My Life - arr. Kirby Shaw (Hal Leonard)
Blues Down to My Shoes - Kirby Shaw (UNC Press)

Honors Jazz Combo
Willie Hill, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Speak Low - Kurt Weill
Secret Love - Sammy Fain
Fungi Mama - Blue Mitchell
Caravan - Juan Tizol
Tenor Madness - Sonny Rollins
Hot House - Tadd Dameron
A Sound for Sore Ears - Jimmy Heath
Bolivia - Cedar Walton
Let's Eat - Steve Swallow
Unit 7 - Sam Jones

Honors Jazz Band
Greg Carroll, International Association of Jazz Educators, Manahattan, KS

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
There Will Never Be Another You - Rodgers/arr. Dan Gailey (UNC Jazz Press)
Up Jumped Spring - arr. Mike Tomaro (TBD)
Launching Pad - Duke Ellington/Clark Terry (Warner Bros)
Whisper Not - arr. Mike Tomaro (TBD)
Quintessence - Quincy Jones (TBD)
Conspiracy Theory - arr. Mike Tomaro (Kendor)
Samba de Memo - Matt Harris (Kendor) 

All-State Concert - Saturday, February 1, 2003

All-State Orchestra
Greg Cunningham, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Academic Festival Overture - Johannes Brahms
Suite for "The Tender Land" - Aaron Copland

All-State Chorus
Dalia Bach, Illinois Math and Science Academy, Aurora, IL
Accompanist - Constance Lyda, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL

Sing Out, Be Joyful - Pergolesi/arr. Walter Ehret
It is Good to be Merry - Jean Berger
O Magnum Mysterium - Victoria/Collins
The Morning Trumpet (TTBB) - arr. M. Richardson
Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier (SSA) - arr. Ron Jeffers
Alleluia - Paul Basler

All-State Band
John Thomson, New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL

Flashing Winds - Jan Van der Roost
An American Elegy - Frank Ticheli
The Hounds of Spring - Alfred Reed

Grand Finale, The Combined All-State Organizations
The Pledge of Allegiance - Alfred Reed 

Honors Concert - Saturday, February 1, 2003

Honors Band
Stephen Squires, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Whirr, Whirr, Whirr!!! - Ralph Hultgren
Symphony for Winds and Percussion - Joseph Downing
October - Eric Whitacre
Jupiter from "The Planets" - Custav Holst/Curnow

Honors Chorus
Andre Thomas, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Accompanis - William Buhr, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Sing Unto God - G.F. Handel/Condie
Michigan Morn - John Jennings/H. Owen Reed
Adorable Flujo - Paul Basler
Weep No More (SSAA) - David Childs
Come Travel With Me (TTBB) - Scott Farthing
Band of Angels - arr. Andre Thomas

Honors Orchestra
Donald Schleicher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

In the Balance - Steve Taylor
Symphony No. 5 (Finale) - Peter Illitch Tchaikovsky
Die Fledermaus - Johann Strauss II

Grand Finale, The Combined Honors Organizations
The Pledge of Allegiance - Alfred Reed 

For recordings of any of the above concerts, please contact Mark Custom Recording