Yorkville Bands

Community Unit School District 115 - Yorkville - Illinois

Wind Symphony 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 advanced wind band literature.  All members of this ensemble also participate in full orchestra and chamber ensembles.  Additional performance opportunities include contests, solo literature, honor bands, and community events.  All members of the Wind Symphony are required to participate as members of the YHS Pep Band.

Repertoire
2020-2021

Concord Fanfare, David Marlatt for Brass Choir

First Suite in Eb for Military Band, Gustav Holst

Irish Tune from County Derry, Grainger/ad. Frank Erickson for Woodwind Choir

Menuetto (from Symphony No. 85), J. Haydn/arr. Bruce R. Smith for Woodwind Choir

Monument Valley, Maxine Lefever for Percussion Ensemble

Pablo!, Richard Meyer

Prelude and Fugue in Bb Major, J.S. Bach/arr. Moehlmann

Re-Action, Kristen Shiner McGuire for Percussion Ensemble

Susato Suite, John Iveson for Percussion Ensemble

The Twelve Days of Christmas, arr. Julie Giroux

To Right Our Wrongs, Harrison J. Collins

Two of a Kind, Alan Abel for Percussion Duet

2019-2020

American Big top, Brian Balmages

Angels, From the Realms of Glory

Courtly Airs and Dances, Ron Nelson

Fortress, Frank Ticheli
The Seal Lullaby, Eric Whitacre

Symphonic Dance No. 3 "Fiesta", Clifton Williams

 

2018-2019

Havendance, David R. Holsinger

Marche Militaire Francaise, Camille Saint-Saens/arr. Mark Hindsley

Of Sailors and Whales, Francis W. McBeth

O Magnum Mysterium, Morten Lauridsen

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo, Malcolm Arnold

Puszta (Four Gypsy Songs), Jan Van der Roost

Salvation is Created, arr. Bruce H. Tschesnokoff

Vesuvius, Frank Ticheli
 

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