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2019 Repertoire Recordings

Welcome to AIJB 2019! 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 February fully prepared to perform you part, and that you understand the piece through dedicated listening:

American Riversongs – Pierre LaPlante

Joy Revisited – Frank Ticheli

The Footlifter – Henry Fillmore

Bonsai Tree – Julie Giroux

Odysseus and the Sirens – Dana Wilson

2018 Repertoire Recordings

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.

Spring Festival – Chen Yi

Scenes from Terezin – Jack Stamp

The All-Illinois Junior Band’s performance of Andrew Boysen’s Semplice will be only it’s second performance ever!

2017 Repertoire Recordings

Welcome to AIJB 2017! 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:

Triumphant Fanfare: http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2385227
Appalachian Morning: http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10045598
Blue Ridge Reel: http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10369931
Tales of the Emerald Isle: http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2475612
Wild Dance: http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10291606

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2016 AIJB a Huge Success!

CY2hHwPUoAAl3K5Congratulations to the members of the 2016 All-Illinois Junior Band, and their conductor Dr. Linda Moorhouse, for their outstanding work and performance at the inaugural AIJB Festival held at the University of Illinois on January 15 & 16.

Stay tuned for 2016 highlights and announcements about AIJB 2017!

2016 Repertoire Recordings

Welcome to AIJB 2016! 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:

Springfield: http://www.bravomusicinc.com/index.php?main_page=audioplayer&products_id=2257&products_model=COMS-85072&title=Springfield
Novo Lenio: http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=novo+lenio
Earth Song: https://youtu.be/MuTvoGtk9Eo
Rikudim: https://youtu.be/NAUbwBSHEdQ?list=PLqpHQ9DeJBKVVATbEYsg-LdicaLXJw8RU

2016 Auditions are Closed!

Directors of nearly 40 schools, from throughout the state, registered student auditions for the inaugural 2016 All-Illinois Junior Band.  Audition recordings are now being blindly evaluated to determine membership in the AIJB Festival.  Results will be emailed to participating directors by Nov. 20.

Auditions are Open!

Thank you for your interest in having your students audition for the 2016 All-Illinois Junior Band (AIJB).  AIJB is the first auditioned statewide (IL) middle school honor band in decades.  Eighty-Two students will be selected for this inaugural ensemble which will rehearse and perform at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on January 15 & 16, 2016. Under the baton of Associate Director of Bands Dr. Linda Moorhouse, the AIJB will perform in the Krannert Center’s Foellinger Great Hall.

Auditions are now open!  Illinois Middle School Band Directors may now contact Wayne Gordon (gordon.w@nb27.org) for instructions on how to create their free director account.  Auditions will be accepted through Friday, November 6.

Audition Procedure

  1. Director registers for a free director account.  Contact Wayne Gordon (gordon.w@nb27.org) for instructions.
  2. Following the creation of the director account, directors may register their student applications and upload audition recordings. Only recordings submitted through the online portal will be accepted.
  3. An audition fee of $10 per application is required to process the application recording. (Checks payable to All-Illinois Junior Band, PO Box 501, Glenview, IL 60025. Invoice may be printed following student registration.)
  4. Recordings will be blindly evaluated by independent adjudicators. Students will be selected, and have chairs assigned, strictly through the audition score.
  5. The audition deadline is 11:59 PM on November 6, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

 

2016 AIJB Repertoire

2016 AIJB Repertoire

  • Novo Lenio – Sam Hazo

  • Charm – Kevin Putts

  • Earth Song – Frank Ticheli

  • Rikudim (Selected Mvts.) – Jan van der Roost

Additional repertoire to be announced.

2016 Guest Conductor

2016 Guest Conductor

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The All-Illinois Junior Band is pleased to announce Dr. Linda Moorhouse as the inaugural guest conductor for the 2016 Festival.

Dr. Linda R. Moorhouse joined the Illinois faculty in the fall of 2010 and currently serves as Associate Director for Undergraduate Affairs in the School of Music.  She also holds an appointment in the Bands Division as Senior Associate Director, where she teaches courses in graduate and undergraduate conducting. Ensembles under her direction have been featured at both national and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association, and the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance International Conference.  While Dr. Moorhouse is a proponent of new music for wind band and has been part of several commissioning consortiums, she believes firmly in the historical value of the wind band’s treasured masterworks and their importance to future music educators. Prior to her Illinois appointment, she served on the faculty at Louisiana State University for over 20 years, where she was the recipient of select campus-wide awards for teaching excellence.

Dr. Moorhouse is active as a conductor, clinician and adjudicator both nationally and internationally and her service to the band profession is a matter of record. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, and is both a past president and the current Executive Secretary of the National Band Association, where she also serves as Editor of the NBA Journal. Recognized internationally as a Member Laureate of Sigma Alpha Iota (professional fraternity for women in music), she was also awarded the “Diploma of the Sudler Order of Merit” from the John Philip Sousa Foundation in recognition of extraordinary service to the music community. The National Band Association has recognized her contributions to bands and band music on numerous occasions with the NBA Citation of Excellence. She is also a past President of Women Band Directors International.

In addition to her conducting and teaching obligations, Dr. Moorhouse has several notable publication credits including contributions to multiple volumes of both the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (GIA) and A Composer’s Insight (Meredith Music) series, along with other Meredith Music publications.

Dr. Moorhouse received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Washington, where she studied with Peter Erös and Timothy Salzman. She has a Master of Music Education degree from LSU, and a Bachelor of Music Education with Honors degree from the University of Florida.  In the fall of 2010, she was inducted into the University of Florida Bands Hall of Fame.