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The 2014-15 Jacobs High School Marching Band
'Alter Ego'

Band Information

H.D. Jacobs H.S.
2601 Bunker Hill Dr.
Algonquin, IL 60102
Directors
Anthony Gnutek
Jake Stouffer
Band Size
Unknown

For Seniors ...

Fall 2013
Hometown Festival
Fall 2012
Synesthesia
Fall 2011
Romeo and Juliet

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Coverage of the 2014 Performance Season for Jacobs High School

 

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Oct 4 by Paul Katula ... Now I get it. From the famous "Für Elise" theme, it's a short leap to get to Psycho's haunting dissonances, which come out in the low brass. In the last movement, which is based on Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D," it was hard to hear (through microphones on a very windy day) the upper woodwinds sometimes, mainly because the lower brass was pounding out the bass for the canon, whereas the balance could have perhaps emphasized the upper woodwind line at that point.

Sep 22 by Paul Katula ... The (Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald reports that "Für Elise" was written by Debussy. Oh well. But other than that, it's a nice article, and the halftime show from Jacobs is not your standard fare, I agree. Thanks to the Daily Herald for the excellent coverage, here, despite a few music education deficiencies. :-)

Sep 20 by Paul Katula ... Jacobs took the field today at Wheeling, opening their show with a movement that includes Ludwig van Beethoven's famous piano solo, "Für Elise." For a version accompanied by orchestra and repeated about 15 times for a recording that lasts over an hour, this YouTube video seems popular. Interesting factoid: The work was first published in 1867, 40 years after Beethoven's death in 1827. Ludwig Nohl, who discovered the original autograph manuscript, said it carried a date of April 27, 1810, although the whereabouts of the original are unknown at this time.

Submitted Photographs (0 from 2014 out of 3 total)

On the Books ...

2014 Festival Appearances
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Lincoln-Way
Performed at 5:55pm
No Report Yet
Prospect
On Oct 4, Total: 54.85
First Place, Cl. 1A
Best Music, Cl. 1A
Best Visuals, Cl. 1A
Best General Effect, Cl. 1A
Best Auxiliary, Cl. 1A
Best Percussion, Cl. 1A
Wheeling
On Sep 20, Total: 46.95
Second Place, Cl. 1A
Best Music, Cl. 1A
Best Drum Major, Cl. 1A
Lake Park
On Sep 13, Prelims: 50.2
Best Visual, Cl. 1A

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Quick Notes
Fur Elise/Psycho, Menuet, Canon in D/Basket Case.

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