CR High School South

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The Bold and Gold
Council Rock High School South Marching Band 

 

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Dear Bold and Gold Marching Band,

The Council Rock South Winter Guard’s record-breaking season has come to a close!  With a score of 90.98, South won the Scholastic Regional – A division of the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network Championships, sweeping all captions in the process!  South’s compelling performances of their 2014 production entitled “Boxed In” earned them first place in their division at every competition this season.  The South Winter Guard’s undefeated season is one for the record books!  Congratulations to our kids and parents who made this happen!

This Saturday, April 26th is the date of our annual Flea Market here at South.   The Flea Market will go from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The marching band will give a short performance in the parking lot.  Marching Band members will sign up for a time slot for the car wash that is held in conjunction with the Car Wash. 

Later on Saturday, April 26th, the Lab Band and Jazz Band will give a performance at Newtown, Middle School for the annual Council Rock Jazz Night!  Every Jazz band in our school district will perform in festival.  Come out and support our Jazz Bands!

Time

 Scheduled to Play

6:30 PM

ROLLING HILLS ELEMENTARY

6:50 PM

HILLCREST ELEMENTARY

7:10 PM

MAUREEN M. WELCH ELEMENTARY

7:30 PM

NEWTOWN ELEMENTARY

7:50 PM

NMS JAM BAND

8:10 PM

HOLLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

8:30 PM

INTERMISSION (NMS Drumline)

8:40 AM

RICHBORO MIDDLE SCHOOL

9:00 PM

NEWTOWN JAZZ ENSEMBLE

9:20 PM

CR NORTH LAB

9:50 PM

CR SOUTH LAB

10:10 PM

CR NORTH CONCERT JAZZ BAND

10:30 PM

CR SOUTH CONCERT JAZZ BAND

10:45 PM

AWARDS

 

Our Concert Band and Symphonic Band will perform on April 30th in our annual Spring Concert.  They are also getting ready for Music in the Parks on Saturday, May 17th.

-Mr. Burns

 

SRA Champions

 

2013 Marching Season Recap:

09-28-13   North Penn / US Bands                    Score: 73.5 Winning all Captions in Group IV-A            

10-05-13   Owen J. Roberts / Cavalcade          Score: 82.7, 2nd place in Yankee Class                             

10-12-13   Council Rock North Festival            Rating: Superior, Captions: Best Marching, Best Color Guard     

10-19-13   US Bands State Championships      Score: 81.212, 4th place in Group IV-A                                            

10-26-13   CB West / Cavalcade                        Score: 85.3, 7th place in Yankee Class                                             

10-26-13   Neshaminy Festival                          Rating: Superior, Captions: Best Color Guard                                

11-02-13   US Bands Nationals                           Score: 91.2, 2nd place Band & Color Guard Group IV-A               

11-09-13   Cavalcade Championships              Score: 89.6, 5th place in Yankee A Class

 

2013 Concert Band Season Recap

2013 marked a season of firsts for our Concert/Concert Marching Band and our Symphonic Band.  Both bands participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Assessments on May 11th at Central Bucks HS East.  Both bands received a rating of Excellent (II) which is a grade of “A” according to PMEA.  Additionally, the bands performed in Music in the Parks in Conjunction with the Choir and Orchestra of South.  Performing at Kutztown Area High School, BOTH bands earned a rating of “Superior” the highest rating at the festival.  Additionally, the Symphonic Band won the award for “Best High School Concert Band.”  Congratulations to our talented musicians on their notable achievements!

05-11-13   PMEA Assessments         Concert / Concert Marching Band Rating:  Excellent                       Symphonic Band Rating:  Excellent 

05-18-13   Music in the Parks          Concert / Concert Marching Band Rating: Superior                          Symphonic Band Rating:  Superior, AND Best HS Band

2013 Winter Guard Season Recap

The 18 members of 2013 Council Rock South winter guard took the bold step of being the FIRST-EVER winter guard here at South.  The winter guard rehearsed two to three times per week, and performed a total of 5 times in various competitions throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  The group of ladies and gentlemen worked hard, and got better at color guard every week.  Eventually, the team made that milestone breakthrough, and their score jumped 13 points!  2013 was the ‘dawn’ of a new era, and a time we will always be proud of!

02-16-13   J.P. Stevens Contest                         Score: 62.4

03-02-13   South Brunswick Mid-Season      Score: 64.4

03-09-13   Hatboro-Horsham Contest            Score: 68.1

04-06-13   Ridge HS Contest                                Score: 81.1

04-20-13   MAIN EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS    Score: 83.5

2012 Marching Band Season Recap

In our first foray into Ranking-style competition in the Cavalcade of Bands circuit, South delivered an impressive finale performance.  The band stood at parade rest in the stands as the scores were announced… in 6th place… in 5th place…. By the time the announcer got to 4th place, some of the students were already jumping up and down.  When South was announced in 3rd place with a score of 89.55 the members erupted into cheer!  The band would later find out that they also won the caption of Ensemble Visual, in a field of competitors that represent the very best of south eastern Pennsylvania.

In addition to their strong performance in the Yankee division (80 members and above,) South had the third highest score out of all 21 bands in competition!  The top 3 finish meant that we were able to take home yet another trophy.  The Bold and Gold band also had a chance to see bands they have likely never seen before, performing in styles that were very new to our band.  Above all, our students represented Council Rock South most admirably both on and off the field.

A very heartfelt Thank you to all of our Parents, Staff, Volunteers and our talented young people on making 2012 one of our best marching seasons so far. 

Click here to see a video of our Performance from the Hatboro-Horsham “Tip of the Hat” competition.

Click here to see an HD video of the same show, courtesy of Mr. Simon.  Be sure to click on the “Gear” and select HD for the best resolution.

2012 Marching Season Recap:

10-06-12       Pennridge Contest (VIDEO)                                              Rating: Outstanding, Captions: Best Color Guard

10-13-12       Council Rock South Contest (VIDEO)                            Rating: Superior, Captions: Host

10-20-12       William Tennent Contest (VIDEO)           Rating: Superior, Captions: Best Woodwinds

10-27-12       Neshaminy Contest (VIDEO)                                                 Rating: Superior, Captions: Best Marching, Best Drum Major

11-03-12      Hatboro-Horsham (VIDEO)         SCORE 89.55, 3rd Place Yankee, 3rd Overall, 1st Place Ensemble Visual