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CARDINAL HEIGHTS BAND NEWS:
Cardinal Heights Spring Band Concert - Wed 5/24/17
We are excited to welcome composer, Dr. Jack Stamp. as our composer in residence this week. All of the Cardinal Heights concert bands will perform a work composed by Dr. Stamp. The Eighth Grade Symphonic Band will perform Song of Hope, the Eighth Grade Concert Band will perform Prelude & Dance, the Ninth Grade Band will perform Elegy & Affirmation, and the Wind Symphony will be performing Miniature Overture.
Things to turn in at Concert:
We could use 8 volunteers to help get uniforms turned in after the concert.
Please contact Joe Mesner (318-8137 or email@example.com) if interested.
Wanted! - gently used CHUMS Uniform supplements:
Do you have gently used black dress shoes or men’s white collared shoes that are outgrown? Please consider donating them to CHUMS music department for our collection of spare shoes & shirts. Please bring them to Mr. Melrose. Thanks!
Summer Band Opportunities
Summer School Band Classes
Cardinal Heights students can take part is Summer Jazz Band or Summer Concert Band.
Registration and information about each class is on-line at:
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School
220 Kroncke Drive
Session 1: June 19 - July 6 (M-TH)
Session 2: July 10 - July 27 (M-TH)
*Classes meet Monday - Thursday
For questions regarding registration, please contact Jo Guyette at 834-6579 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing for Next Year:
Cardinal Heights Early Spring Band Concert - Thurs 3/9/17
We are very excited to welcome Dr. Peter Haberman as our 2017 Conductor in Residence at Cardinal Heights. Dr. Haberman will work with all 4 concert bands on Wednesday March 8th & Thursday March 9th in preparation for Thursday's concert. We welcome Dr. Haberman's expertise, musicality, and positive spirit!
7:00 Concert - 8th grade bands (6:30 warm-up & Attendance)
8:00 Concert - 9th Grade Band & Wind Symphony (7:30 warm-up)
This concert will be webcast - go HERE & join with Livestream.com
1.Click JOIN WITH EMAIL (or Facebook)
2. You will receive an email - follow instructions within email
3. Once you re-login to site, search for Cardinal Heights Band
4. Select Event and you'll be all set!!
About Cardinal Heights Bands:
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School houses grades eight and nine, with more than 200 students enrolled in band classes. The Cardinal Heights music program includes four concert bands, two orchestras, three choirs, and a digital music class. Concert bands at Cardinal Heights include two eighth grade bands, a ninth grade band, and an auditioned Wind Symphony comprised of both eighth and ninth grade students. Concert bands rehearse daily and students receive weekly small group instruction as part of the band curriculum. Co-curricular ensembles available to Cardinal Heights band students include two jazz ensembles, a jazz combo, the "Epoch Sound" pep band, and a voluntary marching band, the "Sound of Sun Prairie."
The mission statement "a vision of students as accomplished learners and evolving musicians in pursuit of artistry" guides the Cardinal Heights band program. With support from the Sun Prairie Education Foundation and Sun Prairie Band Booster organizations Cardinal Heights bands have created a series of visiting clinicians, conductors, composers, and artists to collaborate with students. These collaborators have played an important role in supporting the growth of students. These visitors and musical mentors have introduced students to new approaches, perspectives, and philosophies about music, creativity, and self-expression. Past collaborators include composers Rick Kirby, Joel Blahnik, John Stevens, John Nelson, Jonathan Newman, and Kim Archer; conductors Scott Teeple, Peter Haberman, Carolyn Barber, and Matt Temple; clinicians Philip Ostrander, Matt Buchman, and Ronald Carter. Cardinal Heights students have participated in the commissioning of new works for band including Aurum Memoria, In Memory of Jay Haraldson John Nelson, 3 O'Clock Mix by Jonathan Newman (consortium), and Beacon, In Memory of Jim Croft by Kim Archer (La Crosse Central consortium).