Dear Council Rock SOUTH Marching Band,
Summeris finally here! I hope that many of youare getting a chance to enjoy it while it lasts. We have already started our summer band clinicsand we are off to a remarkable start! Theofficers and section leaders are doing a great job, and our new members areREALLY rising to the challenge of high school marching band.
Justa reminder, Marching Band Commitment forms were due on June 25th. If you need another copy, simply e-mail Mr.Burns email@example.com
Asalways for summer clinics, we ask that if you attend these rehearsals as longas you are in town. If you are out oftown, THAT’S GREAT! Enjoy yourvacation! Our summer clinic dates are asfollows:
Wednesday, June 25th 6:00pm – 8:30 pm FULL BAND Clinic
Tuesday, July 1st 8:00 – 10:30am Rifle Clinic
Tuesday, July 1st 6:00pm – 8:30 pm Woodwind and Brass Clinic
Wednesday, July 2nd 8:00– 11:00 am Color Guard
Wednesday, July 2nd 6:00pm – 8:30 pm Percussion Clinic
Tuesday, July 15th 8:00– 10:30 am Rifle Clinic
Tuesday, July 15th 6:00pm – 8:30 pm Woodwindand Brass Clinic
Wednesday, July 16th 8:00– 11:00 am ColorGuard
Wednesday, July 16th 6:00pm – 8:30 pm PercussionClinic
Tuesday, July 22nd 6:30– 8:30 pm Rifle Clinic
Tuesday, July 22nd 6:30pm – 8:30 pm Woodwind and Brass Clinic
Wednesday, July 23rd 6:30pm – 8:30 pm PercussionClinic
Wednesday, July 23rd 6:30– 8:30 pm Color Guard
Tuesday, July 29th 8:00– 10:30 am Rifle Clinic
Tuesday, July 29th 6:00pm – 8:30 pm Woodwind and Brass Clinic
Wednesday, July 30th 6:00pm – 8:30 pm Percussion Clinic
Wednesday, July 30th 6:00– 8:30 pm Color Guard
Monday, August 4th 8:00 am – 3:00 pm COLOR GUARD CAMP
Tuesday, August 5th 8:00 am – 3:00pm DRUMCAMP
Attendance at Band Camp ismandatory for all members of the 2014 Marching Band and Color Guard. This is when we learn the drill and musicfor our 2014 production.
August 11th– 15th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Mon - Fri
August 18th– 22nd 8:00am – 5:00 pm Mon - Fri
August 25th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday
Pleasenote that we have a few dates that may be of interest:
These are optionalevents. Participants must provide their own tickets, transportation andmeals. Students and parents are encouraged to attend these high caliber DrumCorps Competitions. Drum Corps is theclosest we get to professional marching band. IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND! Use theselinks below for ticket information.
Sunday, July 6th Drum and Bugle CorpsCompetition in Chester, PA 6:00-10:30pm Click Here for TicketInformation
Thursday, July 31st Drum and Bugle CorpsCompetition in West Chester, PA 6:00pm –11:30pm Click Here for TicketInformation
Friday –Sat Aug 1 -2 DCI East in Allentown, PA 6:30 pm – 11:30 pmeach night Click Here for TicketInformation
2014 Winter Guard Season Recap
The 2014 Winter Guard Season has come to its dramatic conclusion. With a score of 90.98, Council Rock South has won their first ever MAIN Event Championship, capping off an undefeated season. Coming off of a 13th place finish in Scholastic Novice class in 2013, South set off on a mission to bring a far more energetic, and sleek look to the stage in 2014. Our Production entitled “Boxed In” featured an original composition that was crafted simultaneously alongside our staging. The staff was confident that our team would be more competitive in the Novice Class. We were so successful however, that we were promoted to Scholastic Regional-A at our first competition!
Our expectations for the new classification were open-ended as we headed into our first competition in the new class. Low and behold, we managed to finish on top once again! Prior to the start of the winter guard season, we registered for our first ever Winter Guard International Regional, assuming that we would be well out of our league as a locally Novice color guard. Everyone was thrilled when we not only made finals, but also won the scholastic A division. When the team also won the Mid-Season show on the following week, it was clear that we had a shot at winning it all! Now that April 12th has come and gone, I can pinch myself and believe that it did happen. Council Rock South is the 2014 Scholastic-A Regional Champion.
02-01-14 Hillsborough HS Contest Score: 78.8 1st place in Scholastic Novice, Promotion to Regional - A
02-15-14 J.P. Steven HS Contest Score: 67.52 1st place in Scholastic Regional - A
03-01-13 WGI REGIONAL Contest Prelims Score: 76.73 FINALIST
Finals Score: 76.47 1st place in Scholastic Regional – A REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
03-08-14 South Brunswick Mid-Season Score: 78.69 1st place in Scholastic Regional - A
03-15-14 Hatboro-Horsham Contest Score: 82.56 1st place in Scholastic Regional - A
03-29-14 Somerville HS Contest Score: 85.15 1st place in Scholastic Regional - A
04-12-14 MAIN EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS Score: 90.98 1st place in Scholastic Regional – A CIRCUIT CHAMPIONS
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