Concert BandMoraine Valley Concert Band

Directed by Douglass Brat

Dec. 4, 2022

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

Randall D. Standridge

Pas Redouble
Camille Saint-Saëns
Transcribed by Arthur Frackenpohl

Steven Bryant

Mother Earth (A Fanfare)
David Maslanka

Promising Skies
Robert W. Smith


Canadian Brass Christmas
Arranged by Luther Henderson
Adapted by Howard Cable

Eighth Candle
Steve Reisteter

Arranged by Alfred Reed

Hark, Those Jingle Bells Are Smokin’
Arranged by Julie Giroux

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson

Moraine Valley Concert Band Personnel

Jessica Czaja (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Julia Dusek-Devens (Aug. ’19)—Retired Music Teacher
Laura Frankowski (Jan. ‘18)—Accounting Clerk
Maureen Gillen (Aug. ’05)—Retired
Tori Marchi (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Tyya Nathaniel (Jan. ’10)—Veterinary Technician
Deanna Swicionis (Jan. ’14)—Paraprofessional

Jessica Brandau-Heppe (Aug. ’05)—Service Manger

Samantha Bountinas (Aug. ’20)—Photographer
Lexy George (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Caroline Keeton (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
David Brian Vrablic (Jan. ’14)—Musician/Music Educator
David Virkus (Jan. ’19)—Network Manager

Angie Powers (Aug. ’07)—Financial Analyst/Accountant
Nicholas Relstab (Aug. ’14)—I.T. Specialist

Bass Clarinet:
Isabel Plasencia (Aug. ‘19)—Moraine Valley Student
Zachary Walkover (Aug. ’10)—AMC Theaters Management

Alto Saxophone:
Salvador Macias (Aug. ’16)—Moraine Valley Student
Justin Gilmore (Jan. ’14)—Truck Driver

Tenor Saxophone:
Dorian Bryja (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Bruce Fierke (Jan. ’19)—Retired

Baritone Saxophone:
Bill Rank—Band Director

Hector Cruz (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Anthony Jeleniewski (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Connor Kuempel (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Nathan Morgan (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Emmanuel Onyango (Aug. ’21)—Moraine Valley Student
Cesar Vazquez (Aug. ’21) —Moraine Valley Student

French Horn:
Angie Passi (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Steve Stone (Aug. ’22)—Chemist

Breanna Buttney (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
D.J. Dvornik (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Joshua Jones (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
José Pineda (Aug. ’21)—Moraine Valley Student
Stephanie Renfrow (Aug. ’09)—Security Guard

Hannah Heroldt (Aug. ’21)—Moraine Valley Student
Eliza Perkovich (Aug. ’21)—Moraine Valley Student
Jakub Zolnik (Aug. ’21)—Marcus Cinema Manager

William Buckle (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Virginia Gibson (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Ryan Johnson (Aug. ’19)—Baker, Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sarah Johnson (Aug. ’21)—K-8 General Music Teacher

Piano and Keyboard
Alyssa Arrigo*—Accompanist/Moraine Valley Music Faculty

Joel Resendez (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
Tom O’Brien (Aug. ’10)—Retired Optometrist
Maggie Racine—Graduate Assistant, VanderCook College of Music
Luke Wlazlo (Aug. ’22)—Moraine Valley Student
James Yakas*—Director of Percussion Studies, VanderCook College of Music

*Denotes Moraine Valley music faculty member

Doug Bratt

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 a full-length album, Stone Bratt Big Band, in June 2008 and will be releasing a full-length concert video in early 2023.

Bratt has taught students ranging in age from 4 to 80 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.

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.

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

Thank you to the following:

Managing DirectorTianna Conway⁠

Technical Director⁠—Sean McIntosh

Assistant Technical Director—Amanda Hantson

Manager of Theater Operations and Services—Julian Tillery

Secretary—MaryAnn Luciano-Smith

Art Gallery Coordinator—Jackie Lewis

Front-of-House Staff—Ramsey Bauer, Karen Datro, Page Domikaitis, Tom Gerez, Nicholas Mokelke, Jim Novak, David Roczkowski, Lisa Rock, Sujith Saju

Production Crew—Camari Morrison, Liam Law, Natalie Cross

Moraine Valley Fine and Performing Arts Department

Kiana Battle, Dean of Liberal Arts
Lisa Kelsay, Assistant Dean of Fine & Performing Arts
Nick Thomas, Department Chair
Douglass Bratt, Music Coordinator
Paula Young, Fine Arts and Humanities Assistant
Leah Cassella, Music and Arts Assistant

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