Yorkville Bands

Community Unit School District 115 - Yorkville - Illinois

Symphonic Band is a performance-based, year-long course comprised of select wind and percussion students who are musically proficient. Combined emphasis is given to the development of musicianship through progressive technical studies and intermediate wind band literature.  Additional performance opportunities include contests, solo literature, chamber ensembles, honor bands, and community events.  All members of the Symphonic Band are required to participate as members of the YHS Pep Band.

Repertoire

2020-2021
American Riversongs, Pierre La Plante

Carol of the Night, Richard L. Saucedo

Hope and a New Dawn, R. Christopher Teichler

Menuet (from Symphonie No. 63), J. Haydn/arr. Bruce R. Smith for Woodwind Choir

Rippling Watercolors, Brian Balmages

Tom-Tom Foolery, Alan Abel for Percussion Quartet

Triple Threat, Nick Ceroli for Percussion Trio

Two Intradas, Melchoir Franck/tr. Newell H. Long for Brass Sextet

2019-2020

Ammerland, Jacob de Haan

Chorale and Shaker Dance II, John Zdechlik

Christmas Around the World, arr. Michael Story

Greek Folk Song Suite, Franco Cesarini

Moscow, 1941, Brian Balmages

Royal Scotch Highlanders March, King Karl

2018-2019
Arabian Dances, Brian Balmages

Down in the Valley, Pierre La Plante

Highlights from Les Miserables, arr. Johnnie Vinson

Nathan Hale Triology, James Curnow

Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, J. P. Sousa, arr. Frederick Fennell

On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, David R. Holsinger

Poeme, Todd Stalter

Rollo Takes a Walk, David Maslanka

Toccata for Band, Frank Erickson

Students of the Yorkville High School Bands • Instill respect and pride for each other, for our equipment, and our facilities • Create a family-like atmosphere throughout the band • Maintain a positive focus with high energy • Take initiative ourselves, and encourage others to self-motivate • Always strive for excellence with a positive attitude