CCMS BAND 17-18 Calendar at a Glance
2017-2018 Cane Creek Middle School Band Calendar


 28 First day of school



1 Fundraiser kickoff!

15 Jazz Band audition submission deadline


6 TCR Band Night (Only Roberson Bound 8th grade students may attend)

ACRHS 2nd Annual Cedar Cliffs Classic Tournament of Bands
This is a marching competition held at ACRHS. Any students who attend as an audience member will receive extra credit for their grade!

 12 Fall Band Concert – (all bands required) 7PM

13 ACRHS Band Night (Only Reynolds Bound 8th grade students may attend)


15 All County Band Tryouts @ Owen High School

27-28 All County Band Clinic @ North Buncombe High School



 7 Winter Band Concert (all bands required) 7:00 pm

 13th Band and Chorus pictures for yearbook

 21 - January 2 Winter Holiday Break


 20 All-District Auditions @ Tuscola High School

 27 All-District Auditions Snow Date



 9-10 All-District Clinic @ Western Carolina University



 3 All-State Auditions @ Central Davidson High School

 10 All-State Auditions snow date

 15 Pre-MPA Concert 7:00 pm (selected bands)

 22-23 Concert MPA @ Brevard College
This is a concert band adjudication that is held off campus. Typically this is a field trip for seventh and eighth grade bands. Specific times and dates are usually assigned from the district 3-4 weeks in advance. 

25 4-6 PM rehearsal for DC

26-29 Washington DC trip for Band and Chorus


 2-6 Spring Break



4-6 All-State Band Clinic

10 Solo and Ensemble MPA @ Cane Creek Middle School

22 Final Band Concert (all bands required) 7:00 pm


18-22 Hurricane Band Camp 2018

Jazz Band

Interested students need to get an audition sheet off of the table under the TV in the band room for the instrument they wish to audition for. Students should practice  A, B1, B2, B 3  C (optional) and Sightreading
Students should submit by video recording samples A-C By Friday September 15th Students may use google drive, email, flash drive or cd to submit their videos. 

Students are able to audition live after school the week of September 9-15th instead of submitting videos. Specific dates and times TBD. 

 Below is the Jamming with Charlie accompaniment that should be used for your improvisation (C). Wait for the tenor sax soloist to finish then, begin your own improvisation.  At the beginning of the recording it asks you to listen, play the written solo then try improving. Do not worry about playing the written solo as you do not have it.  Begin your improv immediately following the tenor sax solo.