Category Archives: Choir

Vox Novus to Eugene Emerald’s baseball game!

Vox Novus has been invited back to perform for the Opening Day of Eugene’s Emerald’s Baseball! The game is at PK Park on Thursday, June 15th and starts at 7:05 pm. We will sing the Star Spangled Banner as well as O, Canada, as the opening series this year is versus Vancouver. The ensemble is very excited to represent Cascade, and to have this wonderful performing opportunity. Vox Novus students have received the ticket form below which is due by Friday, May 19th. Other music students are welcome to come as well; they may order group tickets with us or order their own from the Eugene Emerald’s website.

VN Ems game tickets


We’ve had a couple of exciting days here in the Cascade band and choir rooms! On Tuesday, 3/21 the Brass Quintet “Teen Angst” came to visit from the University of Oregon. These students performed for ours, and did a short clinic with our brass players in all three band classes.

Then this morning, Thursday 3/23, the award-winning TopNotchers choir from Willamette HS, under the direction of Ms. Katie Reuter, came to visit Vox Novus during rehearsal! They worked with us on the Star Spangled Banner, and both groups performed for each other. It was an inspiring, uplifting morning!

Spring Choir Concert!

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the CMS band students at our Spring Concert! If you missed it, or would like to watch it again, here is a video recording! :) (Note: This video is posted on YouTube as unlisted, so it can only be accessed by sharing the direct link; the video will not appear in a search.)


In other news… due to technical difficulties, the band concert was not recorded. Sorry! If anyone has a video they would be willing to let me upload, please let me know!

Upcoming Events: January Edition

Hello, and happy snowy new year!

Hope you are all staying warm and safe with all this crazy weather we’ve been having. There are several exciting events coming up for the Cascade MS music program, many of them in February. Here’s a quick run down, as well as a link to the calendar.

Friday, 2/10: Bethel Band Festival (new date!)- Intermediate and Advanced Band will perform at Shasta MS in a celebration of band music in Bethel SD! Chaperones will be needed.

Wednesday, 2/15: Bethel Choir Festival- ALL choir students will perform at Willamette HS in a celebration of choral music in Bethel SD! Chaperones will be needed.

Thursday, 2/16: Just Sing It! Choir Festival- Advanced Choir and Vox Novus will perform at Springfield HS, and enjoy learning from/performing for Prof. Chris Olin of the University of Oregon.

Saturday, 2/18: Bethel SD Solo and Ensemble Festival- all music students are invited to perform solo or in small groups and receive feedback from local music professionals, for a great learning opportunity! More info. to come soon.

Lastly, please remember that Cascade Music is always available at your fingertips- through Remind! This is an app/messaging service that allows you to receive updates from Mrs. Boorman, and to ask questions, as well. There are specific pages for Jazz Band and Vox Novus- instructions are attached here.

Fall Choir Concert

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the CMS choir students at our Fall Concert! If you missed it, or would like to watch it again, here is a video recording :) (Notes: 1) Unfortunately, Beginning Choir was not recorded, and the picture is very blurry 🙁 But the sound is there! 2) The video is posted on YouTube but is unlisted, so it can only be accessed by sharing the direct link; it will not appear in a search.)

Also, enjoy these lovely photos from Mr. Stiffler! (Note: They are posted to a shared site from Shutterfly, where you can buy prints if you’d like. Or, you can also email me and I can send you a digital copy.)

Vox Novus and Jazz Band

The rosters for Cascade’s two auditioned, extra curricular ensembles have been finalized! Thank you to everyone who auditioned. The lists and rehearsal times are below 🙂

Jazz Band: rehearsals- Wed 3:15-4:15 pm

Flutes: Dylan Hurlimann, Emily Kuchon, Jade Polhamus

Saxophones: Alto 1- Nathan Cornutt, Kody Radestam, Kyla Renard

Alto 2- Evely Buendia, Jakob LeGrue, Bella Spencer

Tenor- Kaley Acosta, Amanda Clark

Bari-   Camilla Walters

Trumpets: Michael Church, Chase Houlihan, Caleb Tarleton, Chloe Van de Vleit, Zane Grace

Low Brass: Preston Hall, Jintana Olson, Kunal Sambhi, Triston VanDyke

Rhythm Section:

Piano- Maddy Lincoln

Drums- Bowe Johnson


Vox Novus: rehearsals- alternating Wed/Thurs 7:30-8:30 am

Kaley Acosta
Elise Aylworth
Connie Baker-Wagoner
Matthew Belknap
Precious Brown
Amanda Clark
Zane Grace
Natalia Gomez
Joshua Houghton
Dylan Hurlimann
Madelyn Lincoln
Daisy Livingston
Tyrus Luna
PJ Martinez
Aurora Olson
Trinity Reinhardt
Camilla Walters
Brooklyn Wilkinson

CMS Honor Choir!

Greetings fans and music lovers! There is an exciting new ensemble starting up this year at Cascade MS- an auditioned choir! This advanced group will meet after school on Wednesdays from 2:20-3:30, and perform a wide variety of styles and genres. (Think jazz band, but for choir!) Congratulations to our inaugural members:

Elise Aylworth
Connie Baker-Wagoner
Amanda Clark
Saren Hicks
Avery Hoggans-Petzold
Avery Hopkins
Tycho LeGrue
Madelyn Lincoln
PJ Martinez
Angela Strawser
Brooklyn Wilkinson

Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, January 20th! Please contact Mrs. Boorman with any questions.