Dear Bold and Gold Marching Band,
Congratulations to the Concert and Symphonic Bands on Superior Ratings at Music in the Parks! Both bands received a Rating of I or Superior, which is the highest rating! Congratulations to both groups on the remarkable payoff of all of their hard work. Now we turn our focus to our Memorial Day performance on Monday, May 27th. And our PARADE on Saturday, June 8th for the Lingohocken Fire Department.
Congratulations also go out to The Council Rock South Winter Guard on a fantastic 1st season of competition! The team ended the season with their best run, and their highest score to date. The future is looking very bright for the newest team here at South!
Schedule for the Week of 05-20-13
Monday, May 20th Holland MS Band Concert 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 21st Color Guard Officer Training 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22nd OFF
Thursday, May 23rd MHS Meeting 2:30 pm Orchestra and Choir Concert 7:00 pm
Friday, May 24th Band Officer Training 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Schedule for the Week of 05-27-13
Wednesday, May 29th OFF
Thursday, May 30th Band Officer Interviews 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Friday, May 31st Color Guard Rehearsal 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Schedule for the Week of 06-03-13
Monday, June 3rd Band Officer Tryouts 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 4th Marching Band Parade Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 5th Drumline Auditions 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, June 6th Color Guard Officer Tryouts 2:30 – 3:30 pm; Color Guard Rehearsal 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Northampton Jazz Festival for Concert Jazz Band Times TBA
Friday, June 7th Marching Band Parade Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 pm
SATURDAY, June 8th Marching Band Parade for Lingohocken Fire Department; TIMES TBA
Visit this page each week for Updates!
Thank you as always for all of your hard work!
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 PMEA Assessments Concert / Concert Marching Band Rating: Superior Symphonic Band Rating: Superior, 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!
2013 Winter Guard Season Recap:
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