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Jazz 1 Essentially Ellington Trip To New York City
Our Jazz 1 band is one of 15 finalists that will compete at Essentially Ellington in NYC. Check out our Jazz page or see the Jazz 1 Facebook page for more information, including concerts and raffle ticket details. You can also donate towards the $25,000 cost of our trip via PayPal. Check out their March 20th appearance on WKOW TV 27.
SPHS Wind Ensemble Band to Performed at Mills Hall on UW Madison Campus
Professor Scott Teeple brought out players from his UW-Madison Wind Ensemble to sit in on the rehearsals with the SPHS Wind Ensemble twice per week throughout the month of November. It has been amazing new perspective and inspirational to our playing. On November 30th, 2012 we split a concert with the UW-Madison Wind Ensemble at Mills Hall on the UW Campus.
Wisconsin Music Educators Association Performance
On Friday October 26th, the Cardinal Heights auditioned concert band, Wind Symphony, performed as the featured band for the Wisconsin Music Educators Association annual state convention. The Wind Symphony was selected from bands across Wisconsin based on an audition recording from last year’s ensemble.
This year’s Wind Symphony began rehearsals in August to prepare 6 pieces for the performance. Students also had the opportunity to work with Dr. Carolyn Barber (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), a nationally recognized leader in the art of musical communication and ensembleship.
We are really proud of the hard work and time students have put into representing Cardinal Heights at the highest of levels.
Steven's Point Field Trip
Members of the Wind Esemble Band had the wonderful opportunity to work with a prominent "current day" American composer Frank Ticheli, shown here practicing his composition "Amazing Grace," during their Dec 9th day long field trip. They also worked on Ticheli's “Blues Shades” composition.
Conductor Scott Teeple from UW-Madison also worked with the band while in Steven's Point.
The band performed both pieces as a guest band during a UW Steven's Point Band Concert held the night of Dec 9th. They played both pieces again during the SPHS Dec 12 Holiday concert.
Band Fundraisers Support ALL Band Programs
Including clinics, band trips, our Composer-in-Residence program, school-owned instrument repairs, scholarships and more!
Band Students earn money to help pay for HS band field trips and tours, SOSP membership fee and summer band camps.Money is entered into an individual's Student Account.
See our Concessions Page or email Concessions@spbb.org to help SPBB
Semi Annual Fruit and Cookie Dough Sale. See our Downloads Tab for more information
Band Booster Meetings
- We meet on the 4th Monday of every month (except December) at 7 pm at the High School.
- Hear from our elected officers, band directors, committee chairpersons and fellow members. Sign up for Concessions, receive your Student Account report, meet other band parents and more!
All SPHS concerts are webcast at http://www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us/performingarts/
Congratulations to the Cardinal Heights Wind Symphony for their performance at the National Band Association WI Chapter Conference in Wisconsin Rapids
See article on our News page for more information
- Order a CD of their performance using the Order Form available on our Downloads page
Patrick Marsh Band Performed World Premiere of “Blue and Green Music” at State Conference
The Patrick Marsh Middle School 8th Grade Band, under the direction of Mr. Chris Gleason performed at the Wisconsin State Music Conference on October 29th in the Madison Ballroom of the Monona Terrace. The band performed a variety of pieces including the world premiere of their commissioned work “Blue and Green Music” by composer, Samuel R. Hazo (b. 1966)
Thanks to generous community support and grants from the Sun Prairie Education Foundation and the Dane County Cultural Arts Affairs Commission, the project became a reality.
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