The 6th Grade Beginning Band performed this Friday, April 29 at a Band Festival held at Bonnabel High School in Kenner. The festival rates each song the band performs on a scale of 1 to 3, with 1 or "Superior" being the highest rating. The band received top "Superior" ratings on each piece and even received a "Superior Plus" on the piece "Ancient Hunters"!
The festival was held in honor of the founder and coordinator of the Archdiocesan Band Program and Festival for nearly 40 years, Sister Mary Hilary, who passed away in February. She lived her mission of bringing band into the lives of young students through the Archdiocesan Band Program and her Festivals. Her work has shaped the lives of hundreds of students in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge area.
Congratulations to our Beginning Band! This performance wraps up a very busy festival season in which all of the Mustang Bands have come home with top ratings! Thanks to the outstanding support of our parents who came out to hear the performance and chaperone today. Special thanks to Mrs. Hills, Mr. Muse, and the faculty and staff at CMS for their support of the band program!
You are invited to come out and hear these outstanding bands at our annual Spring Concert, held May 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the CMS Gym.