The Council Rock School District has been honored by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) as one of the Best Communities for Music Education for 3 years in a row.
Council Rock School District Music Programs
The Council Rock Music Department maintains a list of qualified private music instructors. These teachers have excellent qualifications, and have submitted their criminal background check information and child abuse clearance to Council Rock. This list is updated frequently.
Council Rock Students and Faculty opened the Deep Smarts In-Service Day in February, 2013, with a Flash Mob Performance of Ode to Joy. There were over 300 performers. See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9X0khBPW4s
Recent Honors for the Council Rock School District Music Department
The Council Rock South Orchestra was just selected to perform at the 2013-14 PMEA Convention in Hershey.
The Council Rock North Orchestra has announced their 2013-2014 trip to Costa Rica. They are continuing a tradition of Council Rock performances around the world. In recent years, Council Rock groups have performed in Italy, France, Argentina, Spain, San Diego, Ireland, China, Costa Rica, and England.
The South Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble again performed at the White House last December. The White House was recognizing the fine quality of these performing ensembles.
Council Rock Marching Bands and Jazz Bands have earned Superior ratings at festivals throughout the area. Middle School groups have also earned Superior ratings at local festivals.
The Council Rock South Symphony Orchestra performed at the 2012 Pennsylvania Music Educators' Convention in Lancaster. This confirms their role as one of the top orchestras in the state. They have appeared several other times at PMEA Conventions.
Earlier Honors for the Council Rock School District Music Department.
The Council Rock South Choirs gave concerts throughout Costa Rica last year.
The Newtown Middle School Choir was selected by audition to present a concert at the 2011 PMEA Conference in Hershey.
The Council Rock South Symphony Orchestra participated in a side by side rehearsal with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on May 16, 2009.
The Council Rock South Symphony Orchestra was selected to present a concert at the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Convention in Valley Forge in March, 2009. Other groups to have appeared at PMEA conventions are the Newtown Middle School Choirs, the Newtown Middle School Jazz Band, and the Council Rock North Choir
The Council Rock South Choirs presented concerts in England and Wales in early April, 2009.
The Council Rock South Marching Band won the "Best Visiting Band" trophy at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Washington D.C. for 2010.
The Council Rock North Orchestra performed a concert tour in the UK during Winter Break, 2009-2010.
The Council Rock North Marching Band performed recently at a music festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina.