On May 10th, the 8th grade band traveled to Nicholls University to perform at the LMEA State Festival Assessment. The band advanced to state after their Sweepstakes Superior performance at District Festival in March. On their stage performance of three pieces, the band received overall Superior Ratings, or 1's, from all three judges. The band performance Epic Venture by Tyler S. Grant, As Tears Fall on Dawn's New Light by Richard Saucedo, and Pevensey Castle by Robert Sheldon. The students have been working extremely hard since District in rehearsals to refine their music and it showed as they played their hearts out on stage! Every judge commented on their mature tone qualities and high level of musicality! In Sightreading, where they band plays a piece they have never read before, the band received an Excellent Rating, or 2.
We would like to give a big thanks to the East Ascension Band Directors who came with us on the trip and who spent hours helping to prepare the band for this performance. Ms. Patti Roussel, Ms. Leah Schmidt, Mr. Brett Storms, and Ms. Mimi Webb - thank you!! We would also like to thank Mrs. Froisy and Mrs. Jones for organizing pizza for us afterwards. Two CMS faculty members also were a huge help on the trip, Ms. Viator and Ms. Jennings, who took these beautiful pictures! Finally, a big thanks to our supportive administration, Mrs. Monica Hills, and new assistant principal Mrs. Amy Gayle. We appreciate what you do for our program!
We are very proud of the band's performance at State Festival and look forward to sharing with everyone the beautiful music they played at the Spring Concert on May 18 at 6:30 p.m.!
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Students report time no later than 6:00 p.m.
Music starts at 6:30 p.m. in the CMS Gym - Family and friends are invited!
Uniform: Black dress pants (NO faded black jeans, leggings, or joggers), black belt, TALL black socks, all black shoes, maroon band polo.
Please leave instrument cases in the car or with parents. Only students with large school owned instruments will be allowed in the band room before the concert.
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Our students have been working very hard in their preparation of this concert. So that audience and performers alike can have an enjoyable musical experience, we have also been practicing appropriate concert etiquette in class and hope that our audience will support us in our efforts!
Student Donut Party to celebrate a Great Year!!!
Friday, May 19 during advisory
8th Grade Slideshow
We are seeking digital photographs documenting our 8th graders’ three-year journey in band for a special slideshow at the end of the concert. Please e-mail the photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN Sunday, May 14.
Thanks so much to the following parents for volunteering their time to serve on our Band Booster Board for the 2017-2018 school year!
Denise Holladay, President
Julia Hamilton, Vice President
Yvette Froisy, Treasurer
Opel Martinez, Secretary
Carmen Stepter, Recorder
Angela Stanga, Member-at-Large
Any questions? Please e-mail email@example.com.
We would also like to give a BIG THANKS to the wonderful people who served for the 2016-2017 school year and did a fantastic job in making sure all the details were taken care of for field trips, football games, and concerts. You are a huge part of our success this year!
Eddie Holladay, President
Denise Holladay, Vice President
Yvette Froisy, Treasurer
Jill Jones, Secretary
Betty Cabrera, Recorder/PR
Connie King and Pauline Lambert, Members-at-Large
Last night at the Booster Meeting, we discussed the following needs for donated items and volunteers. If you are able to assist, please e-mail. Thanks so much!
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast - May 9
Field Day - May 12
Spring Concert - May 18
Summer Band Camp - June 19-23
Misc - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org