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Lakewood Area Bands

Creighton MS, Belmar, Eiber, Glennon Heights, Slater, South Lakewood

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September 2015

Audition for All-county Band!

Tuesday Nov. 10th

All-county Honor Band/Orchestra Auditions

at Creighton Middle School

4:00-6:00pm

All-county audition music has gone out to all CMS band students.  Everyone should sign up for an audition online here:

https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/jcps-middle-school-honor-band-and-orchestra/

I am available after school most every day for at least 45 minutes for students to have extra practice time and help.  Every student is capable of playing the music.  Also, auditioning is a valuable way to prepare for future interviews, presentations, and public speaking.

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good.  It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” – Malcolm Gladwell

CMS Newsletter 9/13

Hello CMS Band parents!

Here are some events coming up and news for the CMS bands.

First, I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the Butter Braids fundraiser!  With over $1600 in expected profits raised by the band alone, it is overwhelming the support students, parents, and families alike have shown for our program!  We have a wonderful thing happening here at Creighton and it continues all the way through the high school, too.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
*If your student still needs to turn in an order sheet, they will need to very first thing on Monday morning to get our order in on time.

Upcoming Events of Note:
Wednesday Sept. 16th – Butter Braids will be delivered at the end of the school day.  At that time, students will come into the orchestra room, pick up their order form, it will have a circled number at the top, and they will take that numbered box with their order.Wednesday Oct. 7th – Clinic with Dr. David Kish – Director of Bands at Metro State Univ. of Denver
– Students will have an awesome opportunity to improve with the expert conductor and clinician Dr. Kish.  He has worked in Denver for many years reaching out to instrumental music programs around the state, and I’m excited to share his expertise with the bands at CMS!Thursday Oct. 8th – Football game with the Bengal Regiment marching band at Jeffco Stadium – 5:30-9:30pm
– Here’s a chance for 7th and 8th graders to catch a high school football game for free, play music, and have a great time hanging out with the marching band.  Students will bring their instruments and help pump up the crowd with the Bengal Regiment.  Permission slips will be sent home the week of 9/21.

Our first concert is on Tuesday Oct. 13th – 7:00pm!

Less than one month until the first concert of the school year!

Tuesday Nov. 10th – All-county Honor Band/Orchestra Auditions at Creighton Middle School – 4-6:00pm
– All-county audition music has gone out to all CMS band students.  Everyone should sign up for an audition online here:  https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/jcps-middle-school-honor-band-and-orchestra/
I am available after school most every day for at least 45 minutes for students to have extra practice time and help.  Every student is capable of playing the music.  Also, auditioning is a valuable way to prepare for future interviews, presentations, and public speaking.
“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good.  It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” – Malcolm Gladwell

More Notable Events:

Monday Sept. 21st –
Jefferson County Marching Invitational at Jeffco Stadium 3:30-10:00pm
– Curious what band in high school can look like?  Cheer on the Bengal Regiment of Lakewood High School as they compete against many other high school marching bands!  See the other groups, then Lakewood goes on at 9:00pm.  A late night, but it will be a great show right in our backyard!

Saturday Oct. 3rd – Brass/Musician Master Class by Greg Spence – Location/Time TBA
– One of the area high schools will be hosting a master class by professional trumpet player Greg Spence.  The cost is $10 for students, an absolute steal when it comes to master classes like this!  I encourage any band student to attend and absorb as much as possible.  More details when they become available.

http://www.mysterytomastery.com/

Thank you for your support!  Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
And always feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns.

CMS Calendar

Event Date Location/Details
Back to School Night Thurs. Aug. 27 CMS – Buy your method books!
Butter Braid Fundraiser Aug. 31st – Sept. 10 Delivered on Sept. 16
Pep Band with Lakewood HS Thurs. Oct. 8 – 7:30pm Jeffco Stadium
CMS Band Concert Tues. Oct. 13 – 7:00pm CMS
First Elitch’s trip payment due Thurs. Oct. 22 $20 of the $40 total
Creighton Chili Cook-off Fri. Nov. 6 CMS
All-county band auditions Tues. Nov. 10 – 4-6pm CMS
All-county jazz auditions Wed. Nov. 18 – 4-6pm Dunstan Middle School
Barnes & Noble Night Mon. Dec. 7 Small group performances
8th Band/Orchestra Concert Mon. Dec. 14 – 7:00pm CMS
7th Band/Orchestra Concert Tues. Dec. 15 – 7:00pm CMS
Lakewood Area Festival Feb. 9 & 10 – TBA CMS
Second Elitch’s trip payment due Fri. Apr. 1st $20 of the $40 total
7th Small Ensembles Concert Mon. Apr. 4 – 7:00pm CMS
8th Small Ensembles Concert Mon. Apr 11 – 7:00pm CMS
CMS Band Concert Tues. May 10 – 7:00pm CMS
Elitch’s performance/trip Fri. May 13th Elitch Gardens
**Elementary Band Tour May TBA

 

*These dates are set but there may be changes such as specific times for the area festival. New dates and other information will be in the newsletters, sent home, and updated on the website.

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