Monday Music Notes 1/23/2017

Good morning CPMB family!

For those of you that have not yet heard, the DHS Winterguard gave an outstanding performance this weekend at their FFCC Premiere. The team took home 1st place in their class and also earned the 2nd highest score out of all 83 (yes…83!!) groups that performed on Saturday! The guard staff and I could not be more proud of the hard work these students have put in to making this show something very special. The color guards next contest will be on February 11th at Riverview High School. Performance times have not yet been released so please keep checking Charms for updates.

I also need to congratulate the 7 students that performed with the All County Honor Band on Saturday afternoon. Both ensembles, the 9-10 and 11-12 gave outstanding performances and demonstrated that music education is alive and well in Hillsborough County. It was an absolute pleasure to see our kids on stage with students from around the county making truly amazing music together. Bravo!!

In case you did not receive my email from last week here are some events coming up on the calendar:

  • Monday, January 23rd – Battery Percussion Clinic, 4:00-6:00 – This if for students that are interested in playing a battery percussion instrument for next marching season.
  • Wednesday, January 25th – Café Concession Basketball (Check Charms for times and volunteer openings)
  • Thursday, January 26th – Jazz Clinic with Paul Gavin, 3:30-5:00 (Jazz Students Only)
  • Friday, January 26th – Café Concession Event, Basketball (Check Charms for times and volunteer openings)
  • Saturday February 4th – Wind Ensemble Camp, 10:00-2:00 – We will have guest clinicians, for section, that will be doing an hour and half long sectional followed by a full ensemble rehearsal with guest conductor, Dan DuBay. All Wind Ensemble members are required to be in attendance.
  • DATE CANGE!!! To avoid conflicts with Valentines Day, the general booster meeting for February has been rescheduled for Thursday February 16th at 6:30. This change should be reflected on the Charms calendar.

As we move forward as an organization, I would like to take a moment to encourage the entire CPMB family to stay informed regarding any proposed legislations that could potentially impact the arts in our schools. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we (band parents, students, family members and directors) come together and advocate for our public music and arts programs. It is imperative that we allow our voices to be heard on any decision that can and will affect our students, both positively and negatively. It is imperative that we stand-up and defend programs like ours so that all students may enjoy the benefits of music and arts education for years to come.

Warmest Regards,

Mr. H