The Joliet Central symphonic band performed a special concert event at the 75th annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic on December 15.
The Joliet Central drumline kicked off the opening with a cadence following the United States Army Field Band. The symphonic band then performed holiday selections, March of the Steelmen, and the JTHS Loyalty.
The symphonic band concert was entirely conducted by senior drum major Zander Cremer. “I was initially nervous about conducting our band at an international band and orchestra clinic, but I’m glad I was able to lead the band in this experience. I was proud to have Joliet Central band represented as a part of the Midwest Clinic’s history,” said Zander.
The Joliet Township High School Band, later the Joliet Central Band, was the very first high school band to appear at the inaugural Midwest Clinic in 1946 for 120 band directors. Since then, the Midwest Clinic has grown to be the largest band and orchestra conference in the world, annually drawing approximately 17,000 attendees to Chicago from all 50 states and as many as forty countries.