The 2007 All-State Conference, Bringing Music to Life, was held January 24-27, 2007 in Peoria, IL.

Jazz Night Concert - Friday, January 26, 2007

All-State Jazz Band
Ed Jacobi, Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, IL

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Time After TIme - arr. Don Schamber
Girl Talk -  Neil Hefti and Harry "Sweets" Edison
Summertime - arr. Brad Morey
My Romance - arr. Mark Taylor
The "J" Bird Rides Again - Allan Horney
Mr. Basket - Matt Harris

Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Kerry Marsh, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA
Accompanist - Daniel Solberg, Chris Nolte, Darin Holthaus

Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard/arr. Kerry Marsh
Scarborough Fair - arr. Kerry Marsh
More I Cannot Wish You - Frank Loesser/arr. Phil Mattson
Song for the Traveler - Kerry Marsh
Three Blind Mice - arr. Kerry Marsh

Honors Jazz Combo
Jeffrey Campbell, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Beatrice - Sam Rivers
Hackensack - THelonius Monk
Fright Train - Tommy Flannigan
Up Jumped Spring - Feddie Hubbard
Better Git it in Your Soul - Charles Mingus
West End Avenue - Jeff Campbell

Honors Jazz Band
Charles McNeill, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Program to be chosen from the following selections:
Lookin' for the Back Door - Alf Clausen
The Umpire Strikes Back - Matt Cattingub
Samba de Nile - Jim Knapp
Mr. Beautiful Walks His Pet Pig - Dave Metzger
I Can't Stop Lovin' You - arr. Quincy Jones
The Song is You - arr. Don Schamber 

All-State Concert - Saturday, January 27, 2007

All-State Orchestra
Nobuyoshi Yasuda, University of Wisconsi, Eau Claire, WI

Academic Festival (Overture) - Johannes Brahms
Nimrod from "Enigma Variations" - Edward Elgar
Symphony No. 1 "Titan" (Finale) - Gustav Mahler

All-State Chorus
Rollo Dilworth, North Park University, Chicago, IL
Accompanist - William Buhr, College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn, IL

Ascribe to the Lord - Rosephayne Powell
Gabi Gabi - arr. William Powell
A Boy and a Girl - Eric Whitacre
O Whistle and I'll Come to Ye from "Three Scottish Folksongs" - arr. Mack Wilberg
Gate Gate - Brian Tate
Walk in Jerusalem - Rollo Dilworth

All-State Band
William Jastrow, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL

Ballet du Plaisir from "The Couronnement de la Muse" - Gustave Chapentier/arr. William Jastrow
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Steve Rouse
Orientales - Thomas Doss
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine - John Philip Sousa/arr. Wiliam Jastrow

Grand Finale, The Combined All-State Organizations
Battle Hymn of the Republic - William Steffe/arr. Peter Wilhousky
Joy Schertz, Conducting 

Honors Concert - Saturday, January 27, 2007

Honors Band
Andrew Boysen, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Symphonic Suite #3 "Fiesta" -  Clifton Williams
Endurance -  Timothy Mahr
Joyride - Andrew Boysen (Manuscript)

Honors Chorus
David Rayl, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Accompanist - Constance Lyda, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL

Bogoroditse Devo - Arvo Part
Bogoroditze Devo - Sergei Rachmaninoff
How Lovely in Thy Dwelling Place - Johannes Brahms
I Will Be Earth #6 from "Songs for Women's Voices" - Gwyneth Walker
Songs of a Young Man - Richard Nance
Alleluia - Paul Basler

Honors Orchestra
Steven Amundson, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Don Juan (Op. 20) - Richard Strauss
Medea's Dance of Vengeance (Op. 23a) - Samuel Barber

Grand Finale, The Combined Honors Organizations
Battle Hymn of the Republic - William Steffe/arr. Peter Wilhousky
Joy Schertz, Conducting


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