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Here are the 2015 shows that we have been able to find so far.  Thank you to the bands that have either posted the show information on their website or sent it to us via submission forms or via email.  Coming soon will be the 2015 Spotify playlist of all music that we can find.  Look for that in the next week or two.  The following is only part one of what we've found.  Part two will be posted tomorrow.


A.A. Stagg - "Beyond the Sky" (working title)

Sheltering Sky - John Mackey


Antioch - "Spin"

Original music by Gary Gilroy, Murray Gusseck and Nate Bourg


Batavia - "Square the Circle"

Have You Heard - Pat Metheny
Tell Her You Saw Me - Pat Metheny
The First Circle - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays


Benet Academy - "American Spectacular"

Songs of the People


Turkey in the Straw


Bremen - "Give Up the Funk"

Play That Funky Music - Rob Parissi

Funkytown - Steven Greenberg

Give Up The Funk - Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, & Bootsy Collins

Uptown Funk  - Jeff Bhasker et al.


Carl Sandburg - "If I Only Had..."

Short Ride in a Fast Machine – John Adams
If I Only Had a Brain/a Heart/the Nerve, from The Wizard of Oz – Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Main Title, from The Wizard of Oz – Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, from The Wizard of Oz – Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Dust in the Wind – Kansas
If I Only Had… – Daniel Montoya Jr.
Nessun Dorma – Giacomo Puccini


Show midi: https://soundcloud.com/danielmontoyajr/if-i-only-had-2010



Champaign Central - "Olympus"

I. Olympus/Hermes

II. Aphrodite

III. Dionysus

IV. Zeus


Drill and music by J.R. Trimpe


Crystal Lake Central - "Latin Heat!"

Estancia - Alberto Ginastera
El Cumbanchero - Rafael Hernandez
Fireball - Armando C. Perez et al.
Malaguena - Ernesto Lecuona


Downers Grove South - "Beyond the Titans"


Music based off of Gustav Mahler's First Symphony.


Edwardsville: "Our Sanctuary: BANDed Together"

Angels in the Architecture - Frank Ticheli
Sanctuary - Frank Ticheli
Ave Maria - Franz Biebl
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
Stained Glass - David Gillingham


Show trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4bQ7waz5eA
Midi: https://soundcloud.com/mbattle/our-santuary-banded-together-full-ensemble

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Grayslake North: "The Anatomy of a Dream"

I. Restless
II. Sweet Slumber
III. Nightmare
IV. Awaken


Joliet West: "Transformation"

Lakes Community: "This is Our Time"


The show will incorporate quotes from inspirational speeches, like the one Coach Herb Brooks gave to the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team


Limestone Community: "The Grid"

Original music by Ted Reicher


Lincoln-Way Central: "Sport of the Future"
Run Boy Run - Woodkid

Symphony No. 2 - Samuel Barber

Show trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_S_LLlqcF8


Lincoln-Way East: "Snarky Puppy" (no idea what the title is, so let's just go with that for now)




Marion: "Bloom"


Metamora Township: "Summit"


Metea Valley: "A Tribute to Queen"

Selections will include Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Don't Stop Me Now, Bicycle Race, and Bohemian Rhapsody.


Morris Community: "A Light From Within"
Original music by Alex Yoder.


Morton: "Open Your Eyes"

Redline Tango - John Mackey
Hymn to a Blue Hour - John Mackey
A-Ha - Imogen Heap
Theme from The Newsroom - Thomas Newman
Original music by Craig Fitzpatrick.


Show trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZmdPuugRps
Show midi: http://www.fitzpatrickmusic.net/downloads/open-your-eyes-2015/


Naperville North: "Soar"

Summer Dances - Brian Balmages

With Each Sunset - Richard Saucedo

Ignition - Todd Stalter


Show trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=182&v=LPBoMP9MrSQ


Nashville Community: "Native Rituals"

Sun Dance

Rain Dance

War Dance

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Lake Park: "Full Spectrum"


By the way, new design team of Key Poulan, Bret Kuhn, Daniel Wiles, Richard Hinshaw, Dean Westman, and Ken Snoeck.


Olympia: "A Love Story"


Illinois Valley Central: "A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams"


Oswego: "Legend"



Lincoln Community: "The Sound of Simon"

Bridge Over Troubled Water

You Can Call Me Al

Still Crazy After All These Years

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Late in the Evening

The Sound of Silence


Plainfield East: "Rush Hour"


Plainfield North: "Ascend"


Pontiac Township: "Heroes Fallen, Not Forgotten"

I. Shades of Shenandoah for Mrs. Bixby

II. War, Politics, Homeland Tragedies

III. Let Freedom Ring


Original music by Key Poulan.


Richmond Burton music:

On Top of the World - Ben McKee et al.

Creep - Radiohead, Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood

The Middle - Jimmy Eat World

Can't Hold Us - Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton


Robinson: "From Sea to Shining Sea"

New York, New York - Fred Ebb, John Kander

Chester - William Billings

Appalachian Spring - Aaron Copland

Cajun Folk Songs - Frank Ticheli

Billy the Kid - Aaron Copland

America the Beautfiul - Katharine Lee Bates


Rochelle Township: "Wicked"

No One Mourns the Wicked

Dancing Through Life

Defying Gravity

For Good

No Good Deed


Rock Island: "Somebody Has To..."

Original music by Ted Reicher.


Sandwich: "Opposites"


Original music by John Mapes and Ian Grom.


Sangamon Valley: "The Storm Awakens"

Featuring music from Star Wars, The Planets by Gustav Holst, Battlestar Galactica and more.


Urbana: "Minimally Speaking"


Warren Township: "Arachnophobia"


Washington Community: Music from Phantom of the Opera


Victor J. Andrew: "Black Gold"

Danse Macabre - Saint-Saens
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Wine Dark Sea - John Mackey
Proven Lands from There Will Be Blood - Jonny Greenwood


Show trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rcjqzhfZpk


Yorkville: "Music of Beethoven"

Symphony No. 5

Fur Elise


Pathetique Sonata

Ode to Joy


Providence Catholic: "Take to the Skies"

Original music by Ian Grom and John Mapes and inspired by Soarin' by Jerry Goldsmith and themes from "The American President".


Show trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw13lxjnom8


Rushville-Industry: "Come Sail Away"

Come Sail Away

Kung Fu Fighting

Walk Like An Egyptian

Jump in the Line

The Galway Piper


Tri-Valley: "Star Trek"

Star Trek Main Theme

London Calling

Prime Directive


All music by Michael Giacchino


Newton: "The Scarecrow"


Original music by Frank Sullivan.

Listen to the show here: http://www.inspiremusic.com/grade-3-4-1#the-scarecrow


Wesclin: "New World"


Richland County: "1973"

Living for the City


Rikki Don't Lose That Number

So Very Hard To Go

Saturday Night's Alright



Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Tell-Tale Heart"

Mvt. I - The Old Man's Eye
Mvt. II - The Murder
Mvt. III - The Beating Heart Beneath the Wooden Planks


Original music written by Key Poulan.


Rolling Meadows: "Revolution and Triumph"

1) Patriots
2) The Siege
3) Declaration
4) Liberty


Original music by Steve Martin, percussion by William Cooley


Danville: "The Journey"


Original music by Craig Fitzpatrick


Romeoville: "Midnight in Transylvania"


Original music by Key Poulan


Carbondale: "DREAMZzz"

Freefall from Consciousness
Alternate Realities
Percussion Break



Elk Grove: "300: The Last Stand"

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Sullivan: "Music of the Night"

Phantom of the Opera

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again


Music of the Night


Watseka: "Celtic Celebration"

1.  Galway Piper - arr. Richard Saucedo
2.  Danny Boy - arr. Richard Saucedo
3.  The Jig Is Up
4.  Irish Party in Third Class - arr. Richard Saucedo

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John Hersey: "The Waves of Creativity"





We have already begun work on “The Waves of Creativity." This music is fun and exciting and represents a different approach for us this year - the use of visual props and some very challenging Impressionist music by Claude Debussy.

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Lake Park: "Full Spectrum"


By the way, new design team of Key Poulan, Bret Kuhn, Daniel Wiles, Richard Hinshaw, Dean Westman, and Ken Snoeck.




Um, anyone else think that this could be a very dangerous (in a good way) show? Glad to see Mr Snoeck back!

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Um, anyone else think that this could be a very dangerous (in a good way) show? Glad to see Mr Snoeck back!


I believe Mr. Snoeck's been on the design team for Lake Park ever since he retired.  I am looking forward to this show though. :)

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Lincoln-Way Central: "Sport of the Future"

Run Boy Run - Woodkid



After listening to Cavaliers do this (one of my top 3 DCI moments this summer), I'm really intrigued to see what LWC with new arranger Daniel Montoya Jr. does with this.

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William Howard Taft: "The Raven"

Nevermore - Brian Balmages

Uninvited - Alanis Morrisette

Allegro Barbaro - Bela Bartok


Normal West: "Shadows"

Dusk - For Saxophone Ensemble - Steven Bryant

La Tregenda - Giacomo Puccini

Hymn to a Blue Hour - John Mackey

Shadow Rituals - Michael Markowski



Olympia: "A Love Story"



Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

From "West Side Story": Cool, Maria, One Hand, One Heart, Tonight - Leonard Bernstein


Oblong: "Queen"

Bicycle Race

Bohemian Rhapsody

We Will Rock You

Crazy Little Thing Called Love



Marion: "Bloom"

I. Sunrise

II. Blossoms

III. The Birds and the Bees

IV. Wilt and Frost


Aurora Awakes

Kingfishers Catch Fire

Strange Humors


All music by John Mackey.


Salem: "Pandora Reopened"

I. Prologue

I. A Time of Joy

III. A Time of Dread

IV. A Time of War


Music by Randall Standridge


Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond: "Music from Lion King"

I Just Can't Wait to Be King

Hakuna Matata

Be Prepared

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Circle of Life


Collinsville: "The Final Frontier"

Go - Samuel Hazo

Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copland

Jupiter from The Planets - Gustav Holst

Heart of Courage - Two Steps from Hell

Enterprising Young Men - Michael Giacchino


Kewanee: "The Journey Home"

Journey of Man and Youth - arranged by Jay Dawson

Urban - arranged by Jay Dawson

Home - arranged by Michael Brown


Charleston: "Les Miserables"

Work Song/At The End of the Day

I Dreamed a Dream

One Day More


Arranged by Jay Bocook and Will Rapp


Dunlap: "Samurai"

Original music composed by Rob Stein


Coal City: "Everyone Wants to Rule"

Forced Views - Tom Ruzinok

Christofori's Dream - David Lanz

Drum "Break Free" - Wyatt Onsen

I Choose My Destiny, Not You - Wyatt Onsen


Wheaton North: "The Universe" 

1) The Big Bang/Stars

2) Bombardment

3) Planets


Original music by Rob Stein, percussion by Nathan Langford


Herscher: "Through a Glass Brightly"

Fantasia on Tonus Peregrinus - Joseph Rheinberger

Palladio - Karl Jenkins

Themes from Dragonheart

Fantasia on Tallis' Eighth Tune


Civic Memorial: "Star Wars"

Star Wars Theme
Cantina Band
Princess Leia's Theme
The Throne Room


DeKalb: "Avatar"


Geneseo: "Young Person's Guide"


Glenbard West: "The Music of Queen"

Bohemian Rhapsody
We Will Rock You
Another One Bites the Dust
Crazy Little Thing Called Love


Maine West: "Chasing Time"

Time - Pink Floyd

Theme from Back to the Future - Alan Silvestri


Naperville Central: "No One Shall Sleep"

Selections from Turandot - Giacomo Puccini, arranged by Key Poulan


Dwight Township: "The Music Moves Us"

Bicycle Race - Queen
Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat and Tears
Train Interlude
Drive My Car - The Beatles

Come Sail Away - Styx


Huntley: "Everest: The Ascent"

Original music by Frank Sullivan


Effingham: "Masquerade"
Original music by Frank Sullivan


Richmond-Burton: "It Just Takes Some Time"


East Peoria: "Dimensions"


Minooka Community: "Puppetmaster"


Plainfield Central: "Revolution"


Mascoutah: "A Journey"


La Salle-Peru: "The Gift of Giving"
Music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Randy Newman

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Alton: "Gotham"


Belleville East: "The Gallery"

Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky

Nuages - Claude Debussy

Fetes - Claude Debussy

Asphalt Cocktail - John Mackey


Centralia: "Shall We Dance?"
Original music by Steve Martin, percussion arranged by Chris Roode


Highland: "Pulling Strings"

I. Perfection
II. Jealousy

III. Revolt


Mater Dei: "Disappear"

I. Disappear

II. We Cannot Lose Hope

III. Was Lost and Now Is Found

IV. Going Home


O'Fallon Township: "Between the Lines"

Incantantion and Dance - John Barnes Chance

Dance Movements - Philip Sparke

Rocky Point Holiday - Ron Nelson


Triad: "Queen Extravaganza"

Don't Stop Me Now

Bohemian Rhapsody

We Are The Champions

Bicycle Race


Waterloo "A Brand New World"

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Hamilton: "Godzilla"

Music from the motion picture "Godzilla" by Alexandre Desplat


Prospect: "In Shining Armor"


Argo: "Celestial Journeys"

Original music by Gary P. Gilroy


Bolingbrook: "Heroes Fallen, Not Forgotten"

"Mvt. 1: ""Shades of Shenandoah for Mrs. Bixby""
Mvt. 2: ""Wars, Politics, Homeland Tragedies""
Mvt. 3: ""Let Freedom Ring""

Composed and Arranged by Key Poulan"


Elmwood Park: "Game On!"

Music to be selected from the themes of:


Super Mario Brothers

Legend of Zelda


Mario Kart


Evergreen Park: "Dreams"

Dream World

Sweet Dreams

Nightmare/Full Circle


Joliet West music to include Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap and original music by Craig Fitzpatrick.


Oak Park/River Forest: "Firebird"

I. Infernal Dance

II. Round Dance of the Princess

III. Finale


All music by Igor Stravinsky.



Plainfield East: ""Rush Hour"

I. The Morning Rush (includes Tom Sawyer and The Spirit of Radio)

II. Gridlock (includes The Trees)

III. Road Rage (includes XYZ)

IV. The Open Road (includes Tom Sawyer and The Spirit of Radio)


Reavis: "METAL"

Master of Puppets

Iron Man

Enter Sandman


The Unforgiven

Bulls on Parade


T.F. South: "The Planets"

I. Saturn

II. Mars
III. Venus

IV. Mercury
V. Jupiter


Original music by Gustav Holst, arranged by Key Poulan


Nazareth Academy (non-competitive): "The Music of Journey"

Any Way You Want It

Open Arms

Don't Stop Believing


Paxton-Buckley-Loda: "Phantom of the Opera"

The Phantom of the Opera

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again


Music of the Night


Canton: "To Catch a Thief"

I. The Heist

II. Jewels by Moonlight

III. Entrapment/The Slip


Rockford East: "Grease"


Jacksonville: "Elvis"

Can't Help Falling in Love

Burning Love

C.C. Rider

Hound Dog

Love Me Tender

Jailhouse Rock


H.D. Jacobs: "Among the Stars"

Shine - Michael Markowski

Stars - Jay Dawson


Heritage: "Wild, Wild West!"

Themes from How The West Was Won, Bonanza, Silverado, and Magnificent Seven


Normal Community: "Dare to Dream"

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Fenton: "Back to the Future: 60 Years of Fenton High School"

Daft Punk Medley

Back to the Future Theme

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Beat It - Michael Jackson


Monticello: "Young Person's Guide"


Waubonsie Valley: "Heroes"

Apollo Unleashed - Frank Ticheli

No Finer Calling - Julie Giroux

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Taylorville: "Into the Black"

I. Back in Black

II. Black Magic Woman

III. Black Dog

IV. Paint it Black


Champaign Centennial: "Into Darkness"


Evanston: "Up to No Good"

James Bond Theme

Mission Impossible Theme

Libertango - Astor Piazzolla

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Marian Catholic: "String Theory"


Lockport Township: "The Water's Edge"

Neuqua Valley: "A Tribute to Old Blue Eyes"


Niles West: "Ritual"


Plainfield South: "In the Hunt"


Wheaton Warrenville South: "How I Wonder"


United Township: "Life is a Journey"

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