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2018 Midwest Performances

The Midwest Clinic
An International Band and Orchestra Conference
December 19–22
McCormick Place – Chicago, IL

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Alpharetta High School Symphony Strings
10:30 a.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375E
Rise of the Olympians
Brian Balmages



CLINIC: If You PLAY Something, SAY Something!
Brian Balmages, Clinician
10:30 a.m. – Meeting Room W185


Cy-Fair High School Band
12:00 p.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375AB
Star Bright
Robert Sheldon

McMeans Junior High Camerata Orchestra
1:30 p.m. – Ballroom W183
Where the River Shannon Flows
Russell / arr. Brian Balmages

Wind Symphony of Clovis
1:30 p.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375E
Journey of the Bonfire
William Owens

Colleyville Middle School Honors Band
3:00 p.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375AB
Flourishes! –
William Owens (manuscript)

Round Rock High School Symphony Orchestra
4:30 p.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375E
Dragon Slayer
Rob Grice
On Top of the WorldBrian Balmages


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Centennial High School Wind Ensemble
8:30 a.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375E
Shimmering Joy
Tyler S. Grant

Longfellow Middle School Chamber Orchestra
8:30 a.m. – Ballroom W183
30,000 and Forever
Brian Balmages
Overture to Rienzi Wagner / arr. Robert D. McCashin

Keller Middle School Wind Ensemble
10:00 a.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375AB
Dance Slav
Jack Wilds
Scenes from the American WestJack Wilds

Orchestra New Music Reading Session
Chicagoland Educators Orchestra
10:00 a.m. – Meeting Room W184
A Festive Fanfare
Brian Balmages
A Midwinter FantasyMorgan Denney


The Woodlands Concert Band
11:15 a.m. – Ballroom W183
American Big Top
Brian Balmages

Stephen F. Austin High School Full Orchestra
11:30 a.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375E
It Takes One to Tango
Brian Balmages

Plano West Senior High School Chamber Orchestra
3:15 p.m. – Ballroom W183
A Beethoven Lullaby
Brian Balmages
Pulcinella (Overture) – Stravinsky / arr. Robert D. McCashin




Rehearsal Lab – High School Band
Dardanelle High School Wind Ensemble
Brian Balmages, Clinician
4:30 p.m. – Ballroom W183


Crosby High School Symphonic Band
6:00 p.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375E
Every Day New
William Owens


Friday, December 21, 2018

VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band
8:15 a.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375AB
Destined to Fly
William Owens

Natural Slides Trombone Choir – University of Central Arkansas
8:30 a.m. – Ballroom W190
Three Miniatures for Solo Trombone and Trombone Octet – Brian Balmages (manuscript)

Saratoga High School Strings
10:30 a.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375E
Sleigh Ride in the Park
Chris Thomas

Bridle Path / Montgomery Elementary Select String Ensemble
12:00 p.m. – Ballroom W190
Danza Latina
Brian Balmages
Struggle in the Shadows – Brian Balmages (manuscript)

Ronald Reagan High School Wind Ensemble
12:00 p.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375AB
William Owens


Concert Band New Music Reading Session
Bands of the Air National Guard
1:00 p.m. – Meeting Room W184
Adrian B. Sims

Carrollton Wind Symphony
1:30 p.m. – Ballroom W183
Brian Balmages


John F. Kennedy Middle School Philharmonic Strings
1:30 p.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375E
Masquerade Waltz
Chris Thomas
WiredLauren Bernofsky

Shadow Ridge Middle School Honor Winds
3:00 p.m. – Skyline Ballroom W375AB
Dark Ride
Randall D. Standridge
Primal DancesBrian Balmages




Rehearsal Lab – Middle School Orchestra
Crone Middle School Chamber Orchestra
Gail Barnes, Clinician
3:00 p.m. – Meeting Room W184


Clear Lake High School Orchestra
4:30 p.m. – Ballroom W183
Allegro from Serenade No. 1 in D
Mozart / arr. Robert D. McCashin


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Chamber Orchestra
8:30 a.m. – Ballroom W183
Chatter with the Angels
arr. Carrie Lane Gruselle

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