Chip DeStefano has served as the Director of Bands at McCracken Middle School for fifteen years now. Under his direction, the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band has received first division ratings at all district and state organization contests of the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) and has made multiple appearances at the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) All-State Conference and the University of Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival. In 2005, the Symphonic Band performed at the Michigan Music Education In-Service Conference/MENC North-Central Conference and most recently presented a concert at the 2006 "60th Anniversary" Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference. Mr. DeStefano is also an accomplished composer and arranger with published works and commissions from multiple university and high school marching bands. His works have been performed in various venues, such as ABC’s 1996 Rose Bowl Halftime Show and Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee.
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