Category: Highlights

State and County Band Results

State and County Band Results

Congratulations to the 35 musicians accepted to perform in the MCPS Honors Band and Orchestra as part of the Annual Honors Gala. 24 of those musicians were selected to play in the Maryland All-State Band and Orchestra. This year’s results are a county and state best and represent an all-time best in the history of Cabin John Middle School. Way to go!

Band to Perform at Eastern Conference

Band to Perform at Eastern Conference

Good Evening,

Congratulations! It is our pleasure to invite the Cabin John MS Advanced Band to perform during the 2019 PMEA/NAfME Eastern Division Conference, April 4-6 in Pittsburgh. Your group is officially scheduled to perform a 30 minute concert, inclusive of music and speaking, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5. It is a special honor to have been accepted, as more 170 entries were submitted for evaluation. An official invitation letter with more information will be emailed to you next week. Please confirm or decline this invitation by Monday, September 17.

A performing group contract is attached for you to complete, along with the conference performing group sticker policy. The contract can be typed into with electronic signatures in the designated spots, or you can print it out to handwrite the signatures. The completed contract can be scanned and emailed to Abi Young (abiyoung@pmea.net) or mailed to the PMEA Office, 56 S. Third St., Hamburg, PA 19526. Be sure to include a group picture and a short biography for publication purposes. The contract is due by Wednesday, September 26. Photos must be received by Friday, October 5.

Please convey our congratulations to the members of your ensemble. We are looking forward to hearing your ensemble in Pittsburgh!

Best Wishes for continued success!

Danielle M Cullen, Henry Pearlberg & Scott Sheehan
2019 PMEA/NAfME Eastern Division Conference Chairs

New York Trip 2018

New York Trip 2018

It is with great enthusiasm that our Advanced Band, Orchestra and chorus will return to New York City May 4-5, 2018.  We will be traveling for two exciting days of enrichment, performance, sight-seeing, and fun.  New York offers a wonderful opportunity to hear one of the greatest orchestras in the world live at the Lincoln Center.  The unique “Broadway Classroom Performance Workshops” give the musicians an opportunity to work with Broadway conductors on some of the musical scores being prepared for the Spring concerts.  The classroom experience will be capped by seeing the actual shows live on Broadway.

2017 County & State Honors

2017 County & State Honors

The Fall of 2017 has yielded incredible achievements.  First, a big congratulations goes to the 75 students who prepared and auditioned for the MCPS Junior Honors Band and Orchestra – a CJMS best. Their hard work and diligence have greatly bolstered the music program and helped sculpt an amazing advanced band and orchestra.   Of that 34 made the county program with an extra 7 making alternates.  Of that 15 made the Maryland All-State groups, with 3 alternates yet another school best! Way to go Cougars!

Williamsburg Competition 2017

Williamsburg Competition 2017

Congratulations to the CJMS Advanced Band and Orchestra for winning “Best Overall Band” and “Best Overall Orchestra.” at the “Music in the Parks Competition” held in Williamsburg on the weekend of May 5 & 6.  Both groups won their division for schools larger than 750 and also had the highest scores resulting in the overall awards. The Orchestra received a 95 average and the band a 98.5.  Way to go!

2017 County Festival Results

2017 County Festival Results

Congratulations to the Advanced Band and Orchestra for their stunning performances at the MCPS District Band and Orchestra Festivals.  Both groups received superior (I) ratings and praised for playing “highly artistic and musical performances.”

 

 

County and State Honors!!!

County and State Honors!!!

This fall has yielded some incredible achievements within the music department.  First, a big congratulations goes to the 60 students who auditioned for the MCPS Junior Honors Band and Orchestra – a CJMS best. Their hard work and diligence have greatly bolstered the music program and helped sculpt an amazing advanced band and orchestra.   Of that 34 made the county program and 15 made the Maryland All-State groups, another school best! Way to go Cougars!

Williamsburg Competition 2016

Williamsburg Competition 2016

Congratulations to the CJMS Advanced Band and Orchestra for winning “Best Overall Band” and “Best Overall Orchestra.” at the “Music in the Parks Competition” held in Williamsburg on the weekend of May 6 & 7.  Both groups won their division for schools larger than 750 and also had the highest scores resulting  in the overall awards. The Orchestra received a 99 average and the band a 98.5.  Way to go!

County Band and Orchestra Festival Results 2016

County Band and Orchestra Festival Results 2016

Congratulations to the Advanced band and Orchestra for their stellar performances at the MCPS District Band and  Orchestra Festivals.  Each group received all superior (I) ratings. Both groups were praised for having a “gorgeous sound” and playing with a maturity “well beyond their years.”

Junior Honors Results 2015

Junior Honors Results 2015

Congratulations to the 34 students who made the MCPS Junior Honors Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra.  15 made the junior band, 5 junior jazz, and 14 made junior orchestra.  Way to go!