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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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.
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!
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!
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.”
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!