Congratulations to the CMS Strings!

Congratulations to the Caroline Middle School Strings! In competition on Saturday, May 13th at Dorney Park, the CMS strings competed against other schools in their division (String Orchestra AA).

With a score of 84.5 points and earning an Excellent rating, the Caroline Middle School Strings won first place in their division. Not only did these students perform well, but they also showed excellent musicianship, and supported all students who competed this weekend.

Congratulations again to the Caroline Middle School String Orchestra on this outstanding accomplishment. The CMS orchestra is directed by Mrs. Mary Yanos.

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).

Congratulations to the CMS Music Department!

The past two weekends, the CMS music department competed at both Busch Gardens and Dollywood music festivals. The results for all four groups were outstanding!

In the Busch Gardens music festival, the Chorus and Beginning Band both scored an EXCELLENT rating (the 2nd highest possible) and placed 3rd and 4th place in their division, respectively. The Beginning Band was the only beginning group in the competition.

In the Dollywood music festival, the Intermediate/Advanced Band and Strings both scored an EXCELLENT rating (the 2nd highest possible) and both placed 1st place in their division. The band missed a Superior rating by 2.7 points.

We are excited to see our students continue soaring high through music and academics! Congratulations to both Mrs. Yanos and Ms. Mott for your hard work with the students at CMS!


The CMS Beginning Band & String Orchestra win 2nd place!


Last weekend, the CMS Orchestra, directed by Mrs. Mary Yanos and the CMS Beginning Band, directed by Ms. Karen Mott, competed in the Music in the Parks competition at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Both groups received 2nd place in the AA division of the competition. Congratulations!

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Band & Strings Perform at the Bowling Green Harvest Festival!



Saturday, October 19th, the CMS band and strings performed for the annual Bowling Green Harvest Festival in front of family, friends, community members, students, and visitors. The strings performed four selections, Scherzo and Prelude (both from Apollo Suite), Fiddler’s Hoedown, and Samba La Bamba. The Pep Band performed What Makes you Beautiful (from One Direction), Grenade (from Bruno Mars), and Crazy in Love (from Beyoncé).

The Strings program is directed by Mrs. Mary Yanos and the band program is directed by Ms. Karen Mott.


Instrument Petting Zoo, Monday, June 17th!!

Attention all parents and students!  If you are NEW to the CMS Band and Strings program (Rising 6th graders or 7th graders that have never been in band or strings), then you are invited to come out and learn about the instruments at the CMS Petting Zoo on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the CMS Auditorium.

You will get a chance to meet the band and strings directors, learn about the instruments of the band and strings families, and get a chance to “pet” the instruments. You will also get useful information on rental options for the instruments. If you have any questions about this event, please contact either Mrs. Yanos, strings director or Ms. Mott, band director.

Following the Petting Zoo will be the Tri M Induction ceremony at 7:30 p.m. for all nominated band, strings, and chorus students and parents.

Congratulations to the CMS strings!


On Saturday, May 11th, the Caroline Middle School strings participated in the King’s Dominion Festival of Music at the park. The orchestra performed three selections for judges, including “Samba La Bamba,” “Fiddler’s Hoedown,” and “Simple Square Dance.” On a scale from one to five, with one being the best, the strings were awarded a two, or an ‘excellent’ rating. For their first ever rating, this was a wonderful achievement! Congratulations to the strings students on their fantastic work, and an outstanding concert season! And congratulations to Mrs. Mary Yanos for your outstanding work with the CMS Orchestra!