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

09.08.09

Welcome to the New School Year

Posted in Calendar, News at 12:23 am by Administrator

The Calendar (http://theotherpages.org/band/calendar0910.html) has been updated to reflect events through the end of December. More ’stuff’ coming soon.

–Steve (Webmaster)

03.23.09

2009 Solo & Ensemble

Posted in News at 2:46 am by Administrator

Congratulations to all who participated, and to Mr. P. for raising such a good crop of musicians this year. Special recognition to Maria Piccinelli for providing accompaniment to so many performers.

Rated Superior as an Orchestra soloist:

Timothy Bang
Sunny Cho
James Cho
Sophia Cicalese
Emily Goss
Nichola Leocadio
Darren Packer

Rated Superior as a Band Ensemble:

Quartet: Caroline Chu, Rachel Reiss, Christina Sileo and Samantha Godskind
Trio: Andrea Hodapp, Rebecca Tutunick and Rachel Reiss

Rated Superior as a Band Soloist:

Samuel Sternfield
Rachel Reiss (2)
Alexandria Ng
Rebecca Tutunick (2)
Amy Morgia
Matthew Hayslip
Jessica Turner
Nicole Oliva
Caroline Chu
Madeline Gropman
Kadeem Rowe
Ashma Ganaishal
Ricky Mullings
Krishna Sookchard
Ryan Crismond
Kristopher Miller
Mandi Schulman
Anthony Maviglia
Carleigh Shaheen
Sabrina Reiss
Vivian Zhai
Alex Spanoudis
Rachel Weschler
Nancy Smith
Dylan Harrison
Titus Bang
Samantha Godskind (2)
Keno Katebay
Adi Bouzaglo

(2) means that the student received superior ratings in 2 different instruments

–The Webmaster

03.15.09

Solo and Ensemble

Posted in Events, News at 1:08 am by Administrator

CONGRATULATIONS to all students who participated in solo and ensembles this weekend! We had 39 students receive superiors. Superior is the highest rating that a student can receive. Way to go!

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.

2009 Winter / Spring Calendar

Posted in Calendar, News at 2:47 am by Administrator

Parents and students,

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful and relaxing break! I never stop thinking about what comes next, so I have finally finished our Spring calendar. We have many important performances, so please make sure your students are able to make all of the ones that apply to them.

Thank you!
Mr. Piccinelli

2009 Winter / Spring Calendar
(Updated January 6th, 2009)

January
12- Monday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
12- Monday All-County Elementary Honor Band 6-7:15 PM – at Ramblewood Middle School
13- Tuesday All-County Band 6-9pm (Only for those that made it)
14 – Wednesday BAND PARENT MEETING 6:30 PM – in the Band Room
15- Thursday All-County Elementary Honor Band 6-7:15 PM – at Ramblewood Middle School
15- Thursday Jazz Band 7:45-9am (Early Release)
16- Friday NO SCHOOL

19- Monday NO SCHOOL
20- Tuesday All-County Band 6-9pm (Only for those that made it)
20- Monday All-County Elementary Honor Band 6-7:15 PM – at Coral Springs City Center
21- Wednesday All-County Band AND All-County Elementary Honor Band 8:30-3:30 (All day rehearsal)- at Coral Springs City Center
21- Wednesday – All-County Performances 7 PM – Coral Springs City Center
22- Thursday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
23- Friday Jazz Band 7:45-9am

26- Monday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
30- Friday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
31- Saturday CAR WASH 1 9-1pm Wendys (Uni. And Wiles)

February
2- Monday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
6- Friday Jazz Band 7:45-9am

9- Monday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
13- Friday Jazz Band 7:45-9am

16- Monday NO SCHOOL
18- Wednesday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
18- Wednesday Jazz Band 3:45-6pm (Guest Conductor)
19- Thursday JAZZ MPAS TBA Most important show!!!

24- Tuesday Talent Show 6pm FUNDRAISER
26- Thursday Orchestra 3:45-6pm (Last reh., please attend!)
27- Friday ORCHESTRA MPA TBA Most important show!!!

March
2- Monday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am
2- Monday S+E Optional Help 3:45-5pm (Solo and Ensemble Help)
3- Tuesday S+E Optional Help 3:45-5pm (Solo and Ensemble Help)
4- Wednesday S+E Optional Help 3:45-5pm (Solo and Ensemble Help)
5- Thursday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am
5- Thursday S+E Optional Help 3:45-5pm (Solo and Ensemble Help)

9- Monday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am
10- Tuesday S+E Optional Help 3:45-5pm (Solo and Ensemble Help)
11- Wednesday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
11- Wednesday S+E Optional Help 3:45-5pm (Solo and Ensemble Help)
12- Thursday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am
12- Thursday S+E Optional Help 3:45-5pm (Solo and Ensemble Help)
13- Friday S+E Festival 5-10pm (Students get time assignments)
14- Saturday S+E Festival All Day (Students get time assignments)

16- Monday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am
18- Wednesday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
19- Thursday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am

23- Monday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am
25- Wednesday Jazz Band 7:45-9am

30- Monday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am
31- Tuesday Wind Ensemble 3:45-6pm (Special practice with guest)

April
1- Wednesday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
2- Thursday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am

6- Friday 10 SPRING BREAK

15- Wednesday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
16- Thursday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am

20- Monday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am
21- Tuesday Wind Ensemble 7:45-9am
21- Wednesday Wind Ensemble 3:45-6pm (Special practice with guest)

22, 23, 24, 25 WE MPAS (Details TBA)
27- Monday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
30- Thursday Jazz Band 7:45-9am

May
2- Saturday CAR WASH 2 9-1pm Wendys (Uni. And Wiles)

4- Monday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
7- Thursday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
8- Friday END OF YEAR TRIP 10-10pm Islands of Adventure

11- Monday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
14- Thursday Jazz Band 7:45-9am
14- Thursday Band Banquet Carolina Club

20- Wednesday Symphonic Band 7:45-9am (5th and 6th period students)
21- Thursday Jazz Band 7:45-9am (Last reh of year)
22- Friday Beginning Band 7:45-9am (3rd and 4th period)
22- Friday END OF YEAR CONCERT 6-9PM (Details TBA)

Please note: Dates are subject to change.

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

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