You’re probably seen these snazzy new sweatshirts around! They were designed by our inaugural Music Council, and we think they look pretty great 🙂 Sweatshirts will likely be re-ordered every year, and there may even be a few extras for sale at the Winter Concert, December 18th.
For the first time, the Cascade choirs went on a tour! We visited three local retirement homes, and performed for residents. The students did a great job, and our audience was very appreciative 🙂
We are partnering with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra and their Encouraging Young Musicians to Achieve (EYMA) program for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years! We will have 20 visits from professional musicians, who will be working with our Advanced Band students in sectionals to perform a chamber ensemble piece at the Bethel Solo and Ensemble festival on February 29th. Thank you, EYMA!
Dave Bender – trumpet
Carson Keeble – trombone
Carol Robe – clarinet
Brian Scott – percussion
(The internet did not provide a fancy head shot, so instead, please enjoy this picture I took of my friends in college during Brian’s percussion class, where we were learning the tambourine 🙂 He’s on the far right.)
Happy New School Year!
My resolution is to be a lot better about updating the blog this year 🙂
Attached is a copy of the Calendar of Events that will go home with students on September 4th with their class syllabus. The calendar will always be available online via this link.
Hard copy: CMS Music Calendar 19-20
Welcome to a new school year! I’m excited to see you all very soon 🙂 Please check this link for the Calendar of Events as it stands so far, and go check out the Documents page to see our updated syllabus and other information.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
– Mrs. Boorman
Hello, Cascade Music Families!
Summer is just around the corner, and I wanted to share just a few of the local offerings for summer music camps. I can not speak personally for each of them, but they are all organized by reputable, high quality establishments. All Cascade music students are eligible for a $100 scholarship towards a summer camp. Please let me know if you have any questions.
1) Northwest Band Camps: This awesome camp is on the coast, at Twin Rocks (just north of Tillamook). It’s an action-packed week of ensemble rehearsal, sectional time with instrument specialists, recreation, and more. Students also have the opportunity to try choir or jazz. The price tag is high, but I believe it to be worth it. Details can be found at: http://nwbandcamps.com/ Please note that they have a payment plan option, and remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.
2) Mid-Valley Band Camp: I have not personally been involved with this camp, but I know several who are involved, and they are top quality music educators. This camp is much more affordable, however, lodging is not provided; if you have a place for your student to stay in Albany or a way to transport, this sounds like an excellent experience. Details can be found at: www.nmla.net/mvbc.html Please remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.
3) University of Oregon Summer Camps: There are multiple camps at the UO School of Music, that include an option to stay in the dorms. These are camps for concert band, jazz, and marching/leadership. These camps are for high school students, so only those currently in 8th grade would be eligible. Information can be found here: http://musiccamps.uoregon.edu/ Please note that they have scholarship options, and remember that all CMS students who register for a summer camp can have a $100 scholarship from the CMS music program.
The very first day of Spring Break, we had some awesome volunteers from the First Church of the Nazarene (the same folks who make Project Hope happen every year) come by and join some of our students- who together spent about 2 hours fixing up our music stands! They all got a good cleaning, tightening, fresh coat of black paint, AND a new Cascade logo! They look great, and we’re so thankful to Pastor Kurtis Strunk and his team 🙂
Our Spring Choir Concert is up on YouTube! Click here for the link: https://youtu.be/QH591Bt127o.
Please note: concert videos are always posted as unlisted, so you need the exact link to share them.
The video camera had some technical difficulties at the band concert; I’m hoping to have that video up soon. Stay tuned!