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Welcome Parents and Students
 to the 2014 - 2015 Harmony Band

MUSICALE – WILLIAMSBURG, May 31st, 2014 

Symphonic Band - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Jazz Ensemble - 1st Place, Superior Rating
Symphonic Band - Concert Band/Wind Ensemble Division Champion
 
Jazz Ensemble - Outstanding Soloist
Sean Conway
Cole Zimmerman
Josh Smith
 
Congratulations to the following students who participated in Solo & Ensemble Festival
 
 Superior Ratings
Mikayla Benner
Josh  Smith
Nilli Jean
Riley Fleming
Carrie Nichols
Rachel VanderMolen
Hanna Hanes
Chelsea Hutchinson
Sophia Liveisberger
Andrew Stewart
Jessica Klinkam
Megan Smith
Jaylen Washington
Sophia Sgarrella
Cole Shepherd
 
Excellent Rating
Dylan Becobstrom -
Rivaca Brubaker
Kyle Caylor
Emily Davidson
Emma Fredericks
Page Kennedy
Billy Hughes
Anna Scherzinger
Megan Smith 
 
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 Darin Avilla
Rylan Pettit
Jessica Klinkam 
Fitz Elder
Sophia Sgarrella
Zoe Skrobialowski
Katelynn Tansley
Chris Scruggs
Mikayla Benner
Jessica Stewart
Nikki Jean
Rachel Vander Molen
Hannah Hanes
Jack Loeffler
Matt Lanzer
Josh Smith 

VBODA All-District Band

Darin Avila – Concert Band
Rylan Pettit – Symphonic Band
Paul Woldt  – Symphonic Band
Zoe Skrobialowski– Symphonic Band
Dominique Jean– Symphonic Band
Jessica Stewart– Symphonic Band

First Class Musicianship Award

 Sophia Sgarrella– Symphonic Band

Jessica Klinkam – Concert Band

Outstanding Musician Of The Year Jazz Ensemble

Chris Scruggs 

Outstanding Musician Of The Year Concert Band

Beatrice Baxter

Outstanding Musician Of The Year Symphonic Band

 Dominique Jean

Outstanding Band Member Role Model Awards

 Mikayla Benner

Dominique Jean

 Josh Smith

 Jessica Stewart

 Katelynn Tansley

 Rachel Vander Molen

 Paul Woldt

                                                     Did You Know ???

Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness and allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.

Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.

Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.

Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human language, making music students more apt to pick up a second language.

( When asked about his theory of relativity ) “It occurred to me by intuition, music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.” - Albert Einstein

“Music is a higher revelation than all  wisdom and philosophy.  Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

“Music is the soundtrack of your life.”  - Dick Clark 

“Keep boppin’ till you drop.”    Jazz Musician’s Retirement Plan. 

“There are two kinds of music; the good and bad.  I play the good kind.” 
 
Louie Armstrong  

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff” Frank Zappa

You don’t need any brains to listen to music”  Luciano Pavarotti

“Nothing separates the generations more than music.  By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music, that is even stronger than his passion for procrastination  and weird clothes.” - Bill Cosby

“life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.” - Ronald Reagan 

Slow and Clean is always better than Fast and Sloppy” - Paul Shoremount   

"I might not have been President if it hadn't been for school music. Learning improves in school environments where there are comprehensive music programs."
- Bill Clinton

 

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The Harmony Band is now on "Youtube."
Search - Harmony Middle School.
Watch video's of Declaration Overture
Our Heritage & Destino !
 
 
The Next Band Booster Meeting is Sept. 11th
at 7pm.

 

2008 Band


Paul E. Shoremount, Director
(540) 751-2500
Band Director

Additional News and Information:
  • Now selling band supplies, reeds, valve oil, etc in the school store!

Band Power!

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Disclaimers:
The introduction music on this website is ROUGH RIDERS by Karl L. King, arranged by James Swearingen, performed by the Harmony Middle School Band. (c) 1943 by C. L. Barnhouse Company (SESAC). This arrangement (c) 1996 by C. L. Barnhouse Company (SESAC). Used by permission. Usage of ROUGH RIDERS is exclusively for the Harmony Middle School Band website. The publisher reserves all other rights.