Welcome to AIJB 2018! We want to extend our congratulations directly to you for your hard work and dedication to music. Being selected for the band is a highly competitive process, and you are truly amongst the finest middle school band musicians in the State!
NOW is when the real work begins and we trust you will approach the preparation of music for the concert in the same diligent way prepared your audition. It is critical that you arrive at the Festival in January fully prepared to perform you part, and that you understand the piece through dedicated listening:
Symphony No. 4 – Andrew Boysen, Jr.
- I. Fast: https://youtu.be/gHA-tvkkykg
- II. Smooth and Flowing: https://youtu.be/Wm9ftgfk5jc
- III. Scherzo and Trio: https://youtu.be/oJpGACjQ5kc
- IV. Fast: https://youtu.be/lLBTUAo67Uk
Spring Festival – Chen Yi
Scenes from Terezin – Jack Stamp
- I. An Evening in Terezin: https://youtu.be/GwxV0kREvCY
- II. Home: https://youtu.be/p5u0AL-dsYI
- III. I am a Jew: https://youtu.be/YusJ5viIaWo
- IV. Birdsong: https://youtu.be/erfXPPy0s5U
The All-Illinois Junior Band’s performance of Andrew Boysen’s Semplice will be only it’s second performance ever!