Any links provided are not an endorsement of any particular vendor or product. This information is posted as a courtesy to parents during the pandemic. You are highly encouraged to use a reputable music vendor with a repair facility. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT AN INSTRUMENT OR ANY SUPPLIES, PLEASE CONTACT MS. PETERSEN.
Music education is more important to our children now more than ever! In addition to the cognitive development that occurs when learning to play an instrument, music provides a social and emotional outlet for the students. I am committed to giving your children the best instrumental music education possible. The "WHAT" has not changed, just the "HOW."
ALL BAND STUDENTS (BAND SUPPLY LIST) - You should have your instrument, accessories, and band book no later than August 30. (RISING 6TH - I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO RENT THE INSTRUMENT AND ALSO GET THE INSTRUMENT INSURANCE.) Do not worry about purchasing the theory book or concert shirt at this time.
Rental Flyer from Music & Arts
For Rising 6th and New 7th: Sound Innovations, Book One
For 8th Grade Band: Sound Innovations, Book Two
RISING 6th BAND STUDENTS - I am going to provide extra Zoom sessions (dates TBA - no in-person meetings as originally scheduled) for small groups and individuals to help you start playing your instrument successfully! The best of the Hough High School Band students will also be helping us in the Zoom sessions. If your child did not attend the Instrument Tryouts in February or at an individual appointment, please contact Ms. Petersen ASAP at R.PETERSEN@CMS.K12.NC.US.
RISING 7th & 8th GRADE BAND STUDENTS:
Performing Band and Jazz Band will be offered virtually beginning after Labor Day.
A clip-on tuner. (You can order from a music store or online.)
Method book: Essential Elements for Guitar (You can order from a music store or online.)
I realize one of the most wonderful things about being in band or guitar class is to create music WITH others. While we will be doing this differently for awhile, please know that the wait to safely make music together WILL BE WORTH IT! I look forward to making music with my new and current students!
Band Updates During Coronavirus
E V E N T S - 2019-2020 PDF
DOCUMENTS (Click here for more.)
2020-2021 A Day/B Day Calendar
Band Supply List for 2020-2021
Bailey Band Events for 2020-2021
Band Handbook for 2020-2021
Band Order Forms: 6th, 7th, and 8th
Beginning Acoustic Guitar Supply List for 2020-2021
Beginning of Year Letter to Parents
Performing Band Membership Form
Remind Numbers for Texting
MONDAY - A Day
TUESDAY - B Day
WEDNESDAY - A Day
THURSDAY - B Day
FRIDAY - A Day
N E W S
Congratulations to Gustavo Cruz! He made first chair tenor sax in the 2020 All-State Middle School Honors Band and second chair tenor sax in the 2020 All-State Jazz Band.
Congratulations to the Bailey Performing Band! The band earned straight superiors at the 2020 South Central District MPA in Grade II/III. This is the 8th year in a row that the band has earned an overall rating of Superior!
Congratulations to Anderson Shelkey! He made the 2020 Western Region Honors "B" Jazz Band on bass guitar.
Congratulations to Gustavo Cruz! He made first chair tenor sax in the 2020 Western Region Honors "A" Jazz Band.
Congratulations to Gustavo Cruz! He made the 2020 All-District Honors Band - Tenor Sax, 2nd Chair.
8th Grade Band Students and Parents
Meeting Information for joining band at William A. Hough HS in 2020-2021.
CMS Middle School Honors Band - 11/22-11/23/2019
Congratulations to Cate Meininger, clarinet; Adam Jansen, alto saxophone; Kaitlin Turney, trombone; Anderson Shelkey, tuba; Keller Cameron, percussion; and 1st Alternate - Johan Middelthon, mallets for being selected for the CMS MS Honors Band!
Performing Band - 11/11/19
Benton Convention Center - Winston-Salem, NC
The Bailey Performing Band performed at the NC Bandmasters Association Section of the NC Music Educators Association Conference. This is the highest honor for a middle school band in NC.
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