Namm 2018
     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 7 years in a row.
    Council Rock School District Music Program
    Private Lesson Information
     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. The private tutor page is here.

    Why study music? There was a great article in the New York Times that explains the benefits.
    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
    The Music Curriculum web site is here. This site has an overview of the district music programs and courses and links to the music standards used in instruction.
    Honors for the Council Rock School District Music Department
    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. They also performed at the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association Convention in Hershey on March 27, 2014.
    The Council Rock Music Department presented a workshop with Broadway and Disney star Lea Solanga in March, 2015. Over 1100 students in grades 6-12 heard Lea perform many songs and work with student performers.
    The Council Rock South Orchestra traveled to Greece in 2015 to present a series of concerts.
    The Council Rock South Choir and Orchestra performed at the White House in December for the fifth year in a row. Council Rock Symphony Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in December 2015.
    The Council Rock North Choir traveled to England and Scotland this year. They also hosted a sold out "Acapella at the Rock" festival on March 12. The Council Rock North Marching Band traveled to Italy, Spain, and France in 2015 and presented a series of concerts there. 
    The Council Rock South Marching Band traveled to Italy in 2016 to perform in Pisa and Rome.
    The Council Rock South Choir travelked to England and Whales in 2017.

    The Council Rock North Orchestra traveled  to Costa Rica. They continued 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 CR North Orchestra hosted PMEA Region Orchestra festival in 2017.
    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.
    Contact the Music Coordinator: Keith Rudat

    Updated 6/26/15