Congratulations to the CMS Intermediate/Advanced Bands!

Congratulations to the Caroline Middle School Intermediate/Advanced Bands! In competition on Saturday, May 13th at Dorney Park, the band competed against other schools in their division (Concert Band AA).

With a score of 92.75 points and earning a Superior rating (the highest possible), the CMS band took home the first place trophy in their division. The band also went on to win the Grand Champion award for the middle school Concert Band division.

Congratulations again to the Caroline Middle School Band on this outstanding accomplishment. The CMS band us under the direction of Ms. Karen Mott.

Congratulations to the CMS Beginning Band & Chorus!

Congratulations to the Caroline Middle School Chorus and Beginning Band! In competition on Saturday, May 6th, 27 students from the chorus and 51 students from the band competed against other schools in their division (Mixed Chorus AA and Concert Band AA).

With a score of 81 points and earning an Excellent rating, the Caroline Middle School Chorus narrowly edged out their competition to take first place. Not only did these students sing well, but they also showed excellent musicianship, and supported all students who competed yesterday.

With a score of 82.5 points and earning an Excellent rating, the CMS Beginning Band placed 2nd place competing against second year players and missing 1st place by .5.

Congratulations again to the Caroline Middle School Beginning Band & Chorus on this outstanding accomplishment. The CMS chorus is directed by Mrs. Mary Yanos and the CMS band us under the direction of Ms. Karen Mott.

Middle School Band Assessment postponed to Wednesday, March 29th!

Intermediate/Advanced Band parents and students, the middle school band assessment scheduled for tomorrow (March 15th) has been postponed to Wednesday, March 29th due to the inclement weather. It will still be held at Massaponax High School and our performance time is still the same.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Mott at kmott@ccps.us

Congratulations to CMS Band Students for entry into All Area and District Band!

 

In the month of January and February, CMS band students auditioned to get into 2 higher level groups in the District 15 Honor Band and the All Area Honor Band. Students auditioned against students from Stafford, Spotsylvania, Quantico, Lancaster, and various counties in southern Virginia. The following students were accepted by way of audition into these higher level groups.

District 15 Honor Band

Cassie Sasser, clarinet – 23rd chair – Symphonic Band

Francis Snead, baritone saxophone – 1st chair – Concert Band

Sara Migliorini, tenor saxophone – 2nd chair – Concert Band

All Area Honor Band

Megyn McCoy, flute – 9th chair

Cassie Sasser, clarinet – 7th chair

Cayla White, alto saxophone – 3rd chair

Ashton Dustin, alto saxophone – 6th chair

Zachary Walters, bass clarinet – 2nd chair

Sara Migliorini, tenor saxophone – 1st chair

Francis Snead, baritone saxophone – 1st chair

Nevaeh McCune, tuba – 3rd chair

Alysia Alexander, snare drum – 6th chair

Aiyah Ngwa, baritone – alternate

Terry Lane, alto saxophone – alternate

Congratulations to all of the band students. These students are members in the CMS band under the direction of Karen Mott.

CMS Band and Strings win big at Hershey Park!

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This past weekend, the Intermediate/Advanced Band and Strings performed in the Music in the Parks festival in Hershey, PA.  CMS did an outstanding job winning trophies for 1st place in the Concert Band division and an Excellent rating, 2nd place in the Strings division and an Excellent rating, and the school as a whole won the Esprit de Corps trophy for displaying great behavior, spirit, and respect to the festival staff and the other participating schools. Congratulations to the CMS band and strings and their directors, Ms. Karen Mott (band) and Mrs. Mary Yanos (strings).

CMS Beginning Band and Chorus competes at the Music in the Parks festival!

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On Saturday, May 7th, the CMS Beginning Band and Mixed Chorus, competed in the Music in the Parks festival at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. The groups performed well, with both earning a rating of GOOD and 4th place in their division. Our students were respectful and well-behaved and showed appreciation and respect for all performing groups. We are so proud of our performances and especially proud of our young ladies and gentlemen and their respectful demeanor. Attached is a photo from our awards ceremony. What a great looking group of kids! Congratulations Ms. Karen Mott, Band Director and Mrs. Mary Yanos, Chorus director!

Caroline Middle School Band earns a Superior Rating at Band Assessment!

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The Caroline Middle School Concert band performed in the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) district band assessment on Wednesday, March 16th at Massaponax High School. Band assessment is an annual event which performing ensembles prepare three selections for a panel of judges. The performing group is scored through a ratings system from a rating of 1 for Superior through 5 for Poor.

For the first time in school history, the CMS band received a rating of a 1, a Superior rating, which is the highest rating possible. These students have worked for several months preparing these selections and performed them with confidence, professionalism, and discipline. In addition to their Superior rating, the organizers of the event, complimented the group on their level of discipline and stated that the CMS band was the best disciplined group of the day.

Congratulations to the members of the CMS band for their great accomplishment and their director Ms. Karen Mott.