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Every year, The NC Music Educators Association (NCMEA) sponsors three Honors Choral Clinic and concerts for auditioned elementary, middle, and high school choral students from across the state. The three choral groups performed at the NCMEA In-Service Conference on Sunday, November 11 at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem. For 2018, Cumberland County Schools was honored to have 10 elementary. middle and high school students selected for participation in the NC Honors Chorus Clinics and concerts. NCMEA also sponsors a statewide Honors Orchestra Clinic and concert for outstanding students. Cumberland County Schools was honored to have four high school students selected by audition for participation in the clinic and concerts.

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on November 27, 2018

        


The last Elementary Parent Night has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 4:00 pm-7: 00 pm at the following schools. Douglas Byrd Middle, Southview Middle, and Max Abbott Middle School. If there are any parents of 5th-grade students who are interested in the Orchestra Program it is not too late.  Please call the Arts Education office if you have any questions.

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on September 21, 2018

        


The Cumberland County Youth Orchestra Auditions have been rescheduled for September 27, 2018, at Terry Sanford High School from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm.

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on September 20, 2018

        


For 39 years, the Cumberland County Schools’ String Orchestra program has provided instruction in violin, viola, cello, and bass to thousands of young musicians. Starting in fifth-grade level, orchestra instruction is offered twice weekly during the school day. Each of these instruments will be demonstrated to your child to assist them in determining a preference for study in school during recruitment times. Please look for the sign-up sheet from your student.   Orchestra instruction is also available at the middle and high school levels throughout the county school system.  If you choose to enroll your child in the Orchestra Program, we invite you to attend one of the Parent Night Session.  These sessions are “drop in” for parents and students between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00 pm in locations around the county. Members of the orchestra faculty will be available to answer questions or concerns and give you information about the program and counsel parents and students on instrument size and selection. Your child will be measured at this time for the proper size instrument and given the times and dates of orchestra classes offered at their school.

Learning how to play a string instrument and belonging to a school orchestra opens up a whole new world of friendship and fun. Orchestra student may participate in academic and athletic activities, as well as other extracurricular activities and still be part of the school orchestra.

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on July 31, 2018

        


The Arts Education Program of Cumberland County Schools is pleased to offer the thirty-eighth annual Summer Orchestra Student Workshop.  The orchestra workshop is open to all orchestra students (violin, viola, cello, and bass) in grades five through twelve, who have successfully completed one year of instruction.   The orchestra workshops for elementary, middle and high school students are planned for June 13-23 (excluding June 17) at Seventy-First High School from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon daily.  The workshops are designed to provide a challenging opportunity for orchestra students to enhance their knowledge of music within an ability level group experience.  Experiences will include small group, large ensemble, audition preparation, and concert activities based upon student levels, interest, and total workshop enrollment. Students who wish to change from one string instrument to another instrument are encouraged to attend the Summer Orchestra Student Workshop so that they will be ready for the upcoming school year. Total cost for the two-week workshop is $50.00.  Students and parents will need to arrange daily transportation.  Students may wish to bring a snack for the daily break. Registration for orchestra students is on Monday, June 19 from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium lobby at Seventy-First High School. Please return the application form with $50.00 to your orchestra director by May 20, 2018.  All checks should be made payable to the Cumberland County Schools. Ensembles will be determined by the earliest returns.  You may also mail the registration form with payment to:

Cumberland County Schools

Summer Orchestra Student Workshop

Attn: Lydia Stewart

2465 Gillespie Street

Fayetteville, NC 28306

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on April 16, 2018

        


The Middle School Band Clinic was held February 3, 2018, at Gray’s Creek High School. This year because of the weather it was a one-day intensive music experience for the middle school students who audition for the Concert and Symphonic Band. Vevlyn Lowe from Sampson Middle School in Clinton, North Carolina was the Concert Band Clinician and James Meredith was the Symphonic Band Clinician.

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on February 14, 2018

        


The High School All-County Band Clinic is a two day intensive music experience for county band students selected through rigorous auditions for the 9-10 Concert Band and the 11-12 Symphonic Band.  The clinic culminates in a full concert on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Reeve Auditorium on the campus of Methodist University. The Music Department of Methodist University is serving as host for the two-day clinic.  Guest clinicians are engaged to work with these talented students in an intensive clinic setting. The concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on November 29, 2017

        


The CCS Arts Education program is sponsoring the Thirteenth Annual All-County Orchestra Clinic for seventy talented high school orchestra students selected through an audition process. The public is invited to the clinic concert on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 4:00 p. m. in the auditorium at Gray’s Creek High School.

The 2017 All-County Orchestra Clinician is Dr. Annalisa Chang, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Education at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University.  Dr. Chang also holds degrees (M.M. and B.M.) from the University of N. C. at Greensboro, where she was a N.C. Teaching Fellow.  Dr. Chang was at one time a member of the CCS Orchestra faculty where she taught at Douglas Byrd Middle and High schools, Ireland Drive Middle and Mary McArthur Elementary school.

Selections to be performed by the All-County Orchestra are of varying styles and technical difficulty and will include:

Romanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok/arr. D. Monday

Nimrod by Edward Elgar/arr. M. Bender

Incantations by Richard Meyer

Fantasy on Simple Gifs arr. R. Kerr

Hoe Down from Rodeo by Aaron Copland/arr. S. Bulla      

The All-County Orchestra concert is free and open to the public.

 

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on November 14, 2017

        


 Bob Moulton president of Durham-based National Pawnshop was at Douglas Byrd Middle School on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Mr. Moulton played the trumpet in school when he was younger and his family had to pay  $25.00 a month to rent an instrument this was a strain on his family’s budget. Mr. Moulton vowed long ago to help other young people in the similar situations.

For the third year in a row, Mr. Moulton and National Pawn have donated $2000.00 and over 100 new and donated musical instruments. These donations will help the Cumberland County Schools Middle School Band Program.  During the program, the Douglas Byrd Middle School Band performed.as many of the band directors from across Cumberland County Schools looked on.

Thank you to Mr. Moulton and National Pawn for the donation!

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on November 14, 2017

        


The 2017 Fall Evening of Dance was held on November 8, 2017, at Jack Britt High School.  Our local high schoolers selected the music and created the choreography for the pieces.  It was a night of elegant and modern dances. The dance groups were from Terry Sanford, Gray’s Creek, Douglas Bryd, Jack Britt, Cape Fear, Westover, Massey Hill Classical, E.E. Smith, Pine Forest, and Seventy-First High School. Groups will also perform in the Spring at the Crown Coliseum.

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on November 14, 2017

        


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