The 2006 All-State Conference, Music: At the Core of Education, was held January 25-28, 2006 in Peoria, IL.

Jazz Night Concert - Friday, January 27, 2006

All-State Jazz Band
Robert Allison, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Amoroso - Benny Carter (Sierra)
Spin Cycle - Alan Baylock (Warner Bros.)
Better Get Hit in Your Soul - Charles Mingus/arr. Sy Johnson
First Love Song - Bob Brookmeyer (Kendor)
Missing Tooth - Doug Beach (Kendor)

Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Duane Davis, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
Accompanist - Daniel Solberg, Chris Nolte, Darin Holthaus

Open Invitation - Darmon Meader (UNC Press)
Shenandoah - arr. Darmon Meader (UNC Press)
It's Just Talk - arr. Tommy Kamp (UNC Press)
Summertime - arr. Derek Fawcet (UNC Press)
I Get Along WIthout You - arr. Paris Rutherford (Hal Leonard)

Honors Jazz Combo
Reggie Thomas, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Slim Goodie - Derrick Gardner
Kelly Blue - Wynton Kelly
Home Cookin' - Hilton Ruiz
Stop Time - Horace Silver
Hello, Dolly - arr. Nicholas Payton
Neither Here nor There - Mulgrew Miller

Honors Jazz Band
Robert Washut, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Heliolatry - Bob Washut (Walrus)
Deluge - Wayne Shorter/arr. Chris Merz
Ojos de Rojo - Cedar Walton/arr. Bob Washut
Blue Miles - Chick Corea/arr. Bob Washut
To You - Thad Jones (Kendor)

All-State Concert - Saturday, January 28, 2006

All-State Orchestra
Allan Dennis, Midwest Young Artists, Highwood, IL

Russlan and Ludmilla (Overture) - Mikhail I. Glinka
Ritirata notturna di Madrid (Night in Madrid) - Luciano Berio
Mars from "The Planets", Op. 32 - Gustav Holst

All-State Chorus
John Jost, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Accompanist - Mary Sloter, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

My Spirit Sang All Day - Gerald Finzi (Boosey and Hawkes/Hal Leonard)
Erschallet ihr Lieder from "Cantata No. 172"  - Johann Sebastian Bach (Public Domain/Concordia)
For the Fallen - Eleanor Daley (Alliance)
The Green Shores of Fogo (SSAA) - Stephen Hatfield (Boosey and Hawkes/Hal Leonard)
I'm A-Rollin' (TTBB) - Paul Rardin (Santa Barbara)
Porgy and Bess - Goerge Gershwin/arr. Clay Warnick (Chappell/Belwin/Warner Bros.)

All-State Band
Bruce Moss, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Montana Fanfare - Thomas Doss (deHaske)
Persistence of Time - James Colonna (C. Allen)
A Set of "Quiet" Times
Mo Nighean Dubh (My Dark-Haired Maid) - Percy Aldridge Grainger (Southern)
Traumeri - Robert Schumann/arr. Robert Longfield (Barnhouse)
A Longford Legend - Robert Sheldon (Alfred)
The Chimes of Liberty March - Edwin Franko Goldman/arr. Loras Schissel (Barnhouse)

Grand Finale, The Combined All-State Organizations
America the Beautiful - Samuel Augustus Ward/arr. Carmen Dragon
Richard Murphy, Conducting 

Honors Concert - Saturday, January 28, 2006

Honors Band
Michael D. Hanes, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

American Salute -  Morton Gould (Belwin Mills)
Heart of the Morn - H. Owen Reed (Belwin Mills)
Divertimento for Band - Ira Hearshen (Ludwig)
Rushmore - Alfred Reed (Barnhouse

Honors Chorus
Sigrid Johnson, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Accompanist - William BUhr, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Sicut Cervus - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard)
She Moved Through the Fair - Robert Boyd (Manuscript)
Lilacs and Rain (SSAA) - Neil PFeifer (Plymouth/Colla Voce)
Loch Lomand (TTBB) - arr. Michael Hanawalt (Kjos)
Sigh No More Ladies - Rene Clausen (Mark Foster)

Honors Orchestra
Steven W. Eggleston, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

La Forza del Destino (Overture) - Guiseppe Verdi
The Pines of Rome - Ottorino Respighi
I. THe Pines of the Villa Borghese
II. The Pines Near a Catacomb
III. The Pines of the Janiculum
IV. The Pines of the Appian Way

Grand Finale, The Combined Honors Organizations
America the Beautiful - Samuel Augustus Ward/arr. Carmen Dragon
Richard Murphy, Conducting

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