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Honor Band History

The Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival invites only the finest wind band programs in the state of Illinois based on competitive application. Every band invited is a winner and represents the very finest the state has to offer. Each year, an honor band is selected from these fantastic performances. Honor bands are selected to return the following year for a feature concert at the close of each classification and can not be considered for honor band until the next year. Below, the year listed is the year the ensembles were selected for this distinctive honor.  Each of these groups perform their honor concert the next year.  

 

2017

MS/JH: McCracken Middle School
Directors: Chip De Stefano and David Morrison

Class A: Illiana Christian High School 
Director: Patricia Menninga

Class AA: Champaign Central High School
Director: John Currey, 

Class AAA: John Hersey High School
Director: Scott Casagrande

Class AAAA: Warren Township High School
Director: Kurt Gros


2016

MS/JH: Wood Oaks Junior High School
Director: Wayne Gordon

Class A: Lockport Township High School Freshman Band 
Director: Brian Covey

Class AA: Marian Catholic High School
Director: Greg Bimm

Class AAA: Wheeling High School
Director: Brian Logan

Class AAAA: Lockport Township High School
Director: Brian Covey


2015

MS/JH: McCracken Middle School
Director: Chip De Stefano

Class A: Monticello High School 
Director: Allison Allender

Class AA: Tinley Park High School
Director: Vincent Aiello

Class AAA: United Township High School
Director: David Maccabee

Class AAAA: Naperville North High School
Director: Dan Moore

 

2014

MS/JH: Central Middle School
Director: Jason Freeland

Class A: Illiana Christian High School 
Director: Patricia Menninga

Class AA: Normal West High School
Director: Lisa Preston

Class AAA: Yorkville High School
Director: Victor Anderson

Class AAAA: Lockport Township High School
Director: Brian Covey


2013

MS/JH: McCracken Middle School
Director: Chip De Stefano

Class A: Marian Catholic High School Concert Band  
Director: Bobby Lambert

Class AA: Vernon Hills High School
Director: Randy Sundell 

Class AAA: Libertyville High School
Director: Don Shupe

 

2012

MS/JH: MacArthur Middle School
Director: Michael Malek

Class A: Illiana Christian High School
Director: Patricia Menninga

Class AA: Yorkville High School
Directors: Victor Anderson, Nicholas Cagle

Class AAA: John Hersey High School 
Director: Scott Casagrande

 

2011

MS/JH: McCracken Middle School
Director: Chip De Stefano

Class A: Macomb Senior High School
Director: David Wetmore

Class AA: Vernon Hills High School
DirectorS: Randy Sundell, Dave Tribley

Class AAA: Libertyville High School
Directors: Jeff Daeschler, Dustin Helvie


2010

MS/JH: Troy Middle School
Director: Ted Lega

Class A: Illiana Christian High School
Director: Patricia Menninga

Class AA: Marian Catholic High School
Director: Greg Bimm 

Class AAA: Warren Township High School
Director: Kurt Gros


2009

MS/JH: Clarendon Hills Middle School 
Director: Terrence Melbourn

Class A: Macomb Senior High School 
Director: David Wetmore

Class AA: Vernon Hills High School 
Director: Randy Sundell

Class AAA: Libertyville High School 
Director: Don Shupe


2008

MS/JH: Westlake Middle School

Class A: Illiana Christian High School 
Director: Patricia Menninga

Class AA: Marian Catholic High School 
Director: Greg Bimm

Class AAA: John Hersey High School 
Direcgtor: Scott Casagrande


2007

MS/JH: Troy Middle School 

Class A: Canton High School 

Class AA: Glenbard South High School 

Class AAA: Libertyville High School 
Director: Don Shupe


2006

MS/JH: McCracken Middle School
Director: Chip De Stefano

Class A: Illiana Christian High School 
Director: Patricia Menninga

Class AA: Vernon Hills High School 

Class AAA: Lockport Township High School 


2005

MS/JH: Hadley Junior High School

Class A: Macomb Senior High School 

Class AA: Normal Community West High School

Class AAA: Prospect High School 


2004

MS/JH: Wilmette Junior High School

Class A: Illiana Christian High School 
Director: Patricia Menninga

Class AA: Urbana High School 

Class AAA: Libertyville High School 
Director: Don Shupe


2003

MS/JH: McCracken Middle School
Director: Chip De Stefano

Class A: Clinton Community High School 

Class AA: Champaign Centennial High School 

Class AAA: Glenbard East High School 


2002

MS/JH: Hadley Junior High School
Director: Don Crews

Class A: Illiana Christian High School 
Director: Patricia Menninga

Class AA: Champaign Central High School 
Director: John Currey

Class AAA: District 128 Wind Ensemble 
Director: Don Shupe


2001

MS/JH: Glenview Middle School

Class A: Villa Grove High School 

Class AA: Normal Community West High School

Class AAA: Joliet Central High School 


2000

MS/JH: McCracken Middle School
Director: Chip De Stefano

Class A: Illiana Christian High School 

Class AA: Galesburg High School 

Class AAA: Libertyville High School Wind Ensemble


1999

MS/JH: Hadley Junior High School

Class A: Macomb Senior High School 

Class AA: Normal Community West High School

Class AAA: Lockport Township High School 


1998

MS/JH: Urbana Middle School and Glenview Middle School

Class AA: Marian Catholic High School
Director: Greg Bimm

Class AAA: Libertyville High School Wind Ensemble


1997

MS/JH: Carl Sandburg Middle School

Class A: Macomb Senior High School

Class AA: Normal Community West High School

Class AAA: Joliet Central High School


1996

MS/JH: Memorial Junior High School

Class AA: TF South High School
Director: Mike Madonia

Class AAA: Libertyville High School


1995

MS/JH: Homer Junior High School
Director: Sherri Lyons

Class AA: Marian Catholic High School
Director: Greg Bimm

Class AAA: Joliet Central High School


1994

MS/JH: Rhodes Middle School

Class A: Macomb Senior High School

Class AA: Galesburg High School

Class AAA: Naperville North High School


1993

MS/JH: 

Class A: 

Class AA: 

Class AAA: 


1992

MS/JH: 

Class A: 

Class AA: 

Class AAA: 


1991

MS/JH: 

Class A: 

Class AA: 

Class AAA: 


1990

MS/JH: 

Class A: 

Class AA: 

Class AAA: 


1989

MS/JH: 

Class A: 

Class AA: 

Class AAA: 


1988

MS/JH: West Aurora Middle School

Class A: Coal City High School

Class AA: Marian Catholic High School
Director: Greg Bimm

Class AAA: Joliet Central High School