Carnegie Hall spring 2014 website

8th Grade Trip to Carnegie
April 16-20 2014
Cane Creek at Carnegie Hall  April 19, 2014


    THANK YOU to all of the businesses that have been a part of our fundraising efforts. So many organizations helped us along the way, and we can't possibly thank them enough for what they did for us. Please support these businesses and show your gratitude! Please check out our sponsor page. Also, we need to thank all the Cane Creek staff, parents, relatives, and friends who have supported us. Everyone has worked so hard to make this trip a possibility. 
     Buncombe County Schools Foundation
    You can support the band by sending donations to the Buncombe County Foundations or directly to the Cane Creek School. Please indicate CCMS Band Trip in the memo portion part of the check. To make a donation through the Buncombe County Foundation you simply click this link and indicate that you'd like the donation to be made to the Cane Creek Middle School band and the 8th grade trip to Carnegie Hall. 
    Please be aware that any donation made directly to a student's fees will NOT be tax deductible under the IRS 501c3 rules.
     Cane Creek Middle School 
    570 Lower Brush Creek Road
    Fletcher, NC 28732
    Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal. 
    The support from everyone has been incredible!


    Total Fundraising efforts
    Harley Davidson Car Wash 820.40 
    Diana Wortham Concert: 3871.75
     Claudia Harpe Photography: 205.37
    T-shirt Sales: 579.50 
     Bake Sales: $2,063.04
    Busking: $1,168.06
    Cruise Raffle: $6560.50 
    Jean Day at Fairview Elementary: $185.00
    Local Businesses with donation buckets: $620.50
    Applebee's Breakfast: $1028.28  
    Barberitos Fundraiser: $200.
    The rest of the money is from generous donations.
    Thank you to everyone! 

      Another great article from TC Roberson HS. The Golden Fleece Newspaper.

      The Golden Fleece Online Article for Cane Creek to Carnegie Fundraising Efforts Link.

      Thank you TC for your support. 
              Thank you WLOS! Check out the interview below. 
      Asheville Citizen Times Interview:
      Cane Creek Band Going to Carnegie: Director Clif Dodson talks about the Cane Creek Middle School band's upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 1/9/14. Robert Bradley (
        The Cane Creek Band is now on Twitter. Cane Creek @CaneCrkBandTrip
        Look who is talking about the accomplishments of the Cane Creek Band. 
        Visit our facebook page for additional information:
        How we got here:
        "In August of this year I applied on behalf of our Honors Symphonic Band for the opportunity to perform in the Carnegie Hall Festival in New York. I had to submit an audio recording of them performing as 7th  graders as well as past recordings of our 8th  grade groups and a list of accomplishments for our program over the last 2 years.
        Carnegie Hall is the world’s most prestigious stage. Every major musician from Rachmaninoff to the Beatles and beyond has performed there. Dvorak’s 1st  Symphony was performed there for the first time. The main hall was home to the performances of the New York Philharmonic from 1892 until 1962. Almost all of the leading classical music and popular music performers since 1891 have performed there. Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Judy Garland, Harry Belafonte, Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey, James Gang and Stevie Ray Vaughan, have all made celebrated live recordings of their concerts there.


        It is truly an honor to be selected to perform there."   Mr. Dodson

         "Music can change the world because it can change people"   Bono
         We have seen how  music has changed our children. Our children have grown as people and musicians under the direction of Mr. Dodson and Mr. Graeber. Thank you for giving our children music. You have changed their world.
        8th Grade Band Parents