Moraine Valley Concert Band

March 6, 2022

Directed by Douglass Bratt
Hosted by Sarah Cauldwell Bratt

Dorothy Menker Theater

Selections for this afternoon’s concert band performance:

Star Spangled Banner
John Stafford Smith
Arranged by Walter Damrosch and John Philip Sousa

Scott Boerma

Café 512
Ryan George

New York: 1927
Warren Barker

The Cave You Fear
Michael Markowski

Earth Song
Frank Ticheli

Melodious Thunk
David Biedenbender

Hands Across the Sea
John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Keith Brion and Loras Schissel

Moraine Valley Concert Band Personnel


Emma Chudy (Aug. ’21)
Laura Frankowski (Jan. ‘18)
Allison Isztok (Jan. ’22)
Tyya Nathaniel (Jan. ’10)
Deanna Swicionis (Jan. ’14)

Moraine Valley Student/Restaurant Server
Accounting Clerk
Moraine Valley Library Assistant II
Veterinary Technician


Sarah Bromberger (Aug. ’18)

K-12 Music and Band Teacher


Samantha Bountinas (Aug. ’20)
David Orlicz
David Virkus (Jan. ’19)
Zachary Walkover (Aug. ’10)

Moraine Valley Student
Network Manager
AMC Theaters Management


Angie Powers (Aug. ’07)
Nicholas Relstab (Aug. ’14)

Financial Analyst
Help Desk Manager

Bass Clarinet:

Isabel Plasencia (Aug. ‘19)

Produce Clerk

Alto Saxophone:

Brian Hinkley (Aug. ’21)
Salvador Macias (Aug. ’16)

UIUC Doctoral Student
Moraine Valley Student

Baritone Saxophone:

Bruce Fierke (Jan. ’19)


Tenor Saxophone:

Alejandro Samuels (Aug. ’21)

Moraine Valley Student/Cashier


Rebecca Confederat (Jan. ’22)
Alexa Fortu (Aug. ’21)
William Jollay (Aug. ’21)
Emmanuel Onyango (Aug. ’21)
Cesar Vazquez (Aug. ’21)

Saint Xavier University Student
Sales Associate
Retired Electrician
Moraine Valley Student
Moraine Valley Student

French Horn:

Liz Deitemyer
Sarah Younker



Owen Bratt
José Pineda (Aug. ’21)

Oak Prairie Junior High Student
Moraine Valley Student


Hannah Heroldt (Aug. ’21)
Eliza Perkovich (Aug. ’21)
Jakub Zolnik (Aug. ’21)

Moraine Valley Student
Moraine Valley Student
Marcus Cinema Manager


Ryan Johnson (Aug. ’19)
Luke Malewicz*

Baker, Nothing Bundt Cakes


Thomas Benko
Krissy Bergmark
Isaac Bratt
Christen Perez
Maggie Racine
James Yakas*

University of Minnesota Student
Graduate Assistant, VanderCook College of Music
Director of Percussion Studies, VanderCook College of Music

*Denotes Moraine Valley music faculty member

Sarah Cauldwell Bratt (May ’19)

Sarah Cauldwell Bratt is a mom, wife, daughter, sister, nurse practitioner, knitter, and surprisingly good at darts. She grew up in the Twin Cities and was an active performer with children’s theatre, Angelica Cantanti children’s choirs, and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS), where she played violin. Sadly Broadway didn’t call, so she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in Psychology and met her future husband, Douglass Bratt. After finishing her second bachelor’s degree, this time in nursing at Northern Illinois University, she completed her masters in nursing (MSN) at Loyola University. Sarah currently lives in Lockport with her husband, sons Isaac and Owen, and dog Kylo. She works in Winfield as a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health, and moonlights as an emcee whenever the opportunity arises.

Doug Brat

Douglass Bratt (Aug. ‘05)
Director, Moraine Valley Concert Band
Chicago area percussionist and educator, Douglass Bratt, has performed at the Jazz à Vienne, North Sea and Montreux Jazz Festivals as well as noted Chicago venues such as the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill and Millennium Park. He has worked alongside colleagues such as Kyle Asche, Kimberly Gordon, Stuart Mindeman, Sarah Marie Young, Jo Ann Daugherty, Victor

Garcia, Rich Moore and Liam Teague. In addition, Bratt performed with Under the Streetlamp, a group featuring the former Chicago cast of Jersey Boys, in their second national PBS television special. In 2006, Bratt joined with saxophonist/composer, Douglas Stone, to create the Stone/Bratt Big Band, a group dedicated to the performance of original big band music. The band released their full-length album, Stone Bratt Big Band, in June 2008.

Bratt has taught students ranging in age from four to eighty and has been a clinician/visiting artist at DePaul University, the University of Texas at Arlington, University of Missouri, Truman State University, VanderCook College of Music as well as numerous K-12 programs throughout Illinois. Other invited appearances include guest directing the 2021 Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) District 8 Senior Jazz Ensemble, presenting at the 2014 Illinois Music Education Conference (IMEC) and serving as a panelist for the 2012 and 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (PASIC). Under his direction, the Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at the 2017 IMEC. In 2015 Bratt was inducted into the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Co-Curricular Hall of Fame.

Currently, Bratt is a tenured professor of music at Moraine Valley Community College where he serves as coordinator of Academic Music, instructor of applied percussion and directs the college’s jazz ensemble, concert band and percussion ensemble. A strong supporter of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), Bratt was host of the 2016 Illinois PAS Day of Percussion and has served as both president and secretary/treasurer of the Illinois PAS Chapter. Douglass Bratt also is proud to be a Remo Education Artist and Balter Mallets Artist.

Douglass Bratt received a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in music with an emphasis in percussion performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University, where he toured for three years in the acclaimed NIU Jazz Ensemble. Additional scholarship includes a bachelor’s in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and African drumming and dance studies with Ghanaian master-drummer, Frederic Kwasi Dunyo. His principal percussion instructors are Rich Holly, Robert Chappell, Jeff Stitely, Orlando Cotto, Joel Spencer, Jeffrey Moore, and William Elliott, SGM.

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Fine and Performing Arts Center Staff

Technical Director

Manager of Theater Operations and Services

Assistant Technical Director


Art Gallery Coordinator

Front-of-House Staff

Technical Crew

Sean McIntosh

Julian Tillery

Amanda Hantson

MaryAnn Luciano-Smith

Cecilia Vargas

Ramsey Bauer, Karen Datro, Page Domikaitis, Tom Gerez, Robin Kmiec, Jim Novak, David Roczkowski, Lisa Rock, Sujith Saju

Jaclyn Bobbitt, Nathan Carpenter, Alex Craig, Samm Hilger, Jessica Miller, Tom Schoenbeck, Guadalupe Sosa, Quintin Turnbow

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