03.15.10

Solo Ensemble Photos

Posted in Events, Information, Photos at 12:05 am by Administrator

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Some 260 photos from the Solo and Ensemble festival have been uploaded to the CSMS Music
Facebook Page. Once again, congratulations to our students on their performances, and thanks to our board, our volunteer parents, and our volunteer students for all of their efforts to make this event a success. –Steve

10.22.09

Captain of the Guard

Posted in Information, News at 11:40 pm by Administrator

This is a banner year (sorry for the pun) for the CSMS Color Guard, which has more than doubled its membership from prior years. If you pass by the school on a Wednesday afternoon after classes, you may see them practicing in the courtyard along with the Marching Band.

Unlike the school’s other performance groups, Guard is not part of the curriculum, and therefore it is taught by a volunteer advisor. For CSMS, the Color Guard is Directed by Erin Henningson, better known to many as one of our 8th grade science teachers.

Erin is a native of Coral Springs, and received her degree from Florida State University. She has been teaching at CSMS for the last four years. She volunteers her time because she feels that Guard has an important role in helping her performers build self-confidence and self-esteem. They have a chance to develop performance skills and take part in a competitive team activity.

CSMS will be participating in up to three competitions held by the South Florida Winter Guard Association. Ms. Henningson’s goal is for her dancers to achieve an excellent or superior rating at competition. This year’s expanded troupe is made up almost entirely of 6th and 7th grade students who are new to Color Guard, but are working hard, making steady progress, and by all appearances, having an excellent time. Please join me in thanking Erin for volunteering her time and effort.
–Steve

Introducing Monica Steinbrech

Posted in Information, News at 3:13 am by Administrator

Please join us in welcoming Monica Steinbrech, our new teacher for Orchestra and Chorus. Monica chose music as a career from an early age, “I knew I wanted to be a music teacher from the minute I picked up my clarinet”. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Iowa, where she studied with Dr. Maurita Murphy Mead.

In May of 2009, Monica graduated from the University of North Texas with a Masters in Clarinet Performance, and a Secondary Degree in Historical Musicology. While at UNT, Monica was a clarinetist performing in the Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporon.

Ms. Steinbrech’s goal is to continue building the Orchestra program at CSMS, and to get the Chorus program off to a good start. Chorus has been absent from the curriculum for several years. She would like students in both programs to develop a better appreciation for music theory, and a more comprehensive, analytical understanding of music in general. She hopes to explore several genres of music with her students over the course of the school year, in the classroom and through performance. Monica is continuing her own studies, with research into Mendelssohn’s Oratorios and chamber music for clarinet by Brahms.

Her plans for the year include participation in two concert performances for Orchestra students, and a Spring Choral performance. Students will also be encouraged to participate in Solo and Ensemble competition. Ms. Steinbrech continues to play the clarinet (very well). We wish her the best of luck in her first year at CSMS.

–Steve

10.21.09

A Trip to the New World

Posted in Information, News at 11:11 pm by Administrator

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On October 8th, fifty-two lucky members of the CSMS Music program got the chance to take a field trip to Miami to visit the New World Symphony, and observe a practice session before an upcoming weekend concert.

At the end of the practice there was an opportunity to talk with musicians and get autographs. Pictured here are some of our music students getting a look at conductor Michael Tilson Thomas’ sheet music. Click HERE for a larger image.

You can also click HERE. to learn more about the New World Symphony
–Steve

01.07.09

Music Parents Association Meeting

Posted in Calendar, Events, Information at 3:38 am by Administrator

A meeting for Parents will be held in the BAND ROOM at 6:30 PM on Wednesday the 14th of January to go over upcoming events. All parents should Attend.

12.30.08

Banquet Reservation Form Available

Posted in Calendar, Events, Information, Instructions, News at 8:27 pm by Administrator

Remember to reserve your seats for the annual CSMS Music Banquet – back by popular demand.

The Event will be held at the Carolina Club clubhouse on Rock Island Road. Seating is limited, so reserve your seats now.

Click HERE for a printable copy of the Banquet reservation form.

11.19.08

Updated 2008 Calendar for November-December

Posted in Calendar, Information, News at 1:34 am by Administrator

Coral Springs Middle
2008 Fall Calendar (Updated)

November
17- Drumline; 4-6pm
17- All-County 6th Band Reh.- 5:45-7:30pm; Ramblewood MS; Only selected students
18- Symphony Orchestra; 4-5pm
19- Parade Band; 4-6pm
20- Jazz Band; 8-9am
21- Wind Ensemble; 8-9am
24- Drumline; 4-6pm
25- Parade Band; 4-6pm
26- Jazz Band; 8-9am

December
1- Drumline; 4-6pm
2- ALL-COUNTY AUDITIONS (Indian Ridge Middle)
3- Wind Ensemble; 8-9am
3- Parade Band; 4-5pm
4- Jazz Band; 8-9am
5- SOLO AND ENSEMBLE FORMS DUE
5- Wind Ensemble; 8-9am
8- Drumline; 4-6pm
8- All-County 6th Band Reh.- 5:45-7:30pm; Ramblewood MS; Only selected students
9- Elementary Winter Concert Tour- Jazz Band, drumline, string quintet (Coral Springs Elementary)
10- Wind Ensemble; 8-9am
10- Parade Band; 4-5pm
11- Elementary Winter Concert Tour- Jazz Band, drumline, string quintet (Country Hills Elementary)
11- Parent Board Meeting; 6:30 (Band Office)
12- Jazz Band; 8-9am
12- WINTER CONCERT- Stoneman Douglas; 6:00pm (Students must arrive by 5:00pm)
15- All-County 6th Band Reh.- 5:45-7:30pm; Ramblewood MS; Only selected students
16- Elementary Winter Concert Tour- Jazz Band, drumline, string quintet (Eagle Ridge Elementary)
17- Elementary Winter Concert Tour- Jazz Band, drumline, string quintet (Parkside Elementary)
17- CORAL SPRINGS PARADE; Sample Road (Details TBA)
18- Elementary Winter Concert Tour- Jazz Band, drumline, string quintet (Coral Park Elementary)

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME OF THESE DATES MIGHT CHANGE AS IT GETS CLOSER. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK YOUR E-MAIL, AND CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATES. IF YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN US YOUR MOST CURRENT E-MAIL YOU MUST GIVE THAT TO US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. MANY E-MAILS HAVE ALREADY GONE OUT.

11.04.08

Cookie Dough Pickup

Posted in Events, Information, News at 2:57 am by Administrator

Date: November 13th

Time: 3:45 – 6:30 PM

Location: Band Room

Cookie Dough Orders will be available to pick up Thursday, November 13th after school.

All orders must be picked up at this time.

Thank you once again for participating in our fundraiser!!!

–Joanne

Cookie Dough Pickup

Posted in Events, Information, News at 2:56 am by Administrator

Date: November 13th

Time: 3:45 – 6:30 PM

Location: Band Room

Cookie Dough Orders will be available to pick up Thursday, November 13th after school.

All orders must be picked up at this time.

Thank you once again for participating in our fundraiser!!!

–Joanne

10.19.08

Photos, Videos and News

Posted in Events, Information, News, Photos at 3:59 pm by Administrator

Hello everyone. I have some videos and several hundred photos from Friday to upload – two albums are already uploaded to the CSMS Music Page on Facebook, but the rest will take me a while.

http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/CSMS-Music/34379261462

Congratulations to our CSMS Music graduates at Stoneman Douglas and Coral Glades high schools. MSD was the Grand Champion among all bands at the James I. Leonard Lancer Jamboree over the weekend, and Coral Glades was the second runner-up.

Remember the 6th Grade Concert at 6:30 PM Tuesday in the Caffeteria!

– Steve

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