Congratulations to the following students for securing a position in the 2019 Contra Costa County Honor Band:
- Carissa Z., flute (senior) – FIRST CHAIR!
- Andrew T., clarinet (senior)
- Justin X., clarinet (sophomore)
- Emily M. clarinet (junior)
- Corbin S., trumpet (sophomore)
- Amrita M., french horn (freshman) – FIRST CHAIR!
- Michael E., french horn (junior)
- Connor J., trombone (sophomore)
- Russell B., euphonium (junior) – FIRST CHAIR!
- Adriana D., tuba (senior) – FIRST CHAIR!
We’re so proud of these students! They represented Campo very well, both in the audition and in the first rehearsal. We’re also very proud of the other eight students who put themselves out there and auditioned but didn’t quite cross the threshold for participation this year. The competition was fierce in many of the sections.
The CCC Honor Band will perform at the San Ramon Valley High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm).
Aman Malhotra (Orchestra)
Adriana Derksen (Band)
Katie Ye (Orchestra)
Carissa Zhu (Band)
To be elected at he start of the school year
1. SHOULD MUSICIANS BRING THEIR INSTRUMENTS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL? No. The first day is usually spent getting acquainted and finding out what Maestro Johnson expects of his troops. There is no jazz band on the first day of school.
2. IS THERE SOMEWHERE SAFE TO STASH INSTRUMENTS? Yes, the band room has musical instrument lockers, which students share. You will need a combination lock.
3. WHAT IS THE STUDENT MUSIC COUNCIL? Students are represented by an elected student music council, which helps organize social activities, the Welcome Back BBQ for new and returning students, Pep Band gigs, and other events, including this fall’s outing to the Lesher Center for a multimedia concert, and a movie night in the bandroom. Elections are held each spring, and the concert band elects its representative in the fall. To see a list of this year’s officers, click the “About Campo Music” tab at the top of the page.
For more than a decade, intense interest in how the arts stimulate learning has engaged researchers. Their efforts show that the study of music, drama, writing, dance and the visual arts helps excite and reinforce learning in subjects beyond the arts, like math, English and science. Yet, as budgets shrink, the arts have been withdrawn from many of our schools and classrooms.
We need to change this. Arts education is not a frill; it is beneficial to every student.
Read more from the College Board… Voices in the Arts
Art has the power to help students understand and shape the world. However, arts education in America’s schools, colleges and universities is facing an escalating crisis which, if not dealt with soon, will deepen in both intensity and gravity. It will continue to directly and adversely affect the quality of education available to our students and the well-being of our nation.
To reverse this trend, the College Board established the National Task Force on the Arts in Education (NTFAE) to address the opportunities and challenges facing arts education in the United States. The College Board is committed to making the arts accessible to all students.
Follow this link for more information: http://advocacy.collegeboard.org/preparation-access/arts-core