Band

Summer Wind Ensemble Program - July 8th through 12th

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July 9 - 13, 2018
9am to 4pm

Grades: Rising 9th through 12th Grade
(At minimum 3 full years of playing experience on current instrument)

Description:
The Cardinal Gibbons Wind Ensemble Camp is for all Band Instruments (including Percussion) and allows students to further their individual musicianship while enhancing their ensemble performance skills.

We will study fundamentals, chorales, small group and full group band pieces. Sections will have their own instructor for the week of camp.

Equipment: Students must provide their own instrument, with exceptions made on a case-by-case basis. Percussionists should bring a pair of SD-1 General Drum Sticks by Vic Firth.

Camp with conclude with a short performance for parents on the final day of camp at 3:00 pm

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Summer Symphonic Band Program - July 15th through 19th


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July 16-20, 2018
9am to 4pm

Grades: Rising 6th through 9th Grade
(At minimum 1 year of playing experience on current instrument)

Description:
The Cardinal Gibbons Symphonic Band Camp is for all Band Instruments (including Percussion) and allows students to further their individual musicianship while enhancing their ensemble performance skills.

We will study fundamentals, chorales, small group and full group band pieces. Sections will have their own instructor for the week of camp.

Equipment: Students must provide their own instrument, with exceptions made on a case-by-case basis. Percussionists should bring a pair of SD-1 General Drum Sticks by Vic Firth.

Camp with conclude with a short performance for parents on the final day of camp at 3:00 pm

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Cardinal Gibbons Band Program

The Cardinal Gibbons Band Program provides students the opportunity to explore the genres of Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band and Chamber Music in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere. The program seeks to foster individual interests in conjunction with the full ensemble, while educating students in the mediums of self-confidence and self-discipline.

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Our Band Family

2019 - 2020 Performances

The Wind Ensemble performs as a Pep Band at all Friday Home Football games:
* August 30th (First Home Game)
* September 13th (Family Football Night)
* September 27th (Homecoming)
* October 18th (Middle School Band Night)
* November 1st (Gibbons Senior Night)
* November 8th & 15th (1st & 2nd Round Playoff Games)

Both Bands perform three required Sunday formal concerts each year:
* December 8th, 2019 - Br. Michel Bettigole Christmas Music Festival
* February 9th, 2020 - St. Francis Jazz & Pop Music Festival
* April 26th, 2020 - Sisters of Notre Dame Spring Music Festival

The Wind Ensemble marches as a Pep Band in the Raleigh St. Patrick's Parade:
* March 14th, 2020 - Saturday Parade will be 9 - 11:30am

Both Bands participates in a Spring Trip each year:
* Spring Trip Date To Be Determined!

The Wind Ensemble performs at our Graduation Ceremony:
*
May 24th, 2020 - Sunday from 11am to 4pm

**All performances are required as part of our Wind Ensemble and/or Symphonic Band classes**

Become A Member!

Placement Audition

Placement auditions are an opportunity for incoming students to get to know the Mr. Cashin, the band class offerings, and learn about all potential music opportunities at Cardinal Gibbons.

Auditions are for placement in one of the two band classes, not for whether you will be accepted into the band program. At Gibbons, Band is a family and we want you to be a part of ours!

Band Placement Audition Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2020 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Band Room #135

Please RSVP to Mr. Cashin at mcashin@cghsnc.org so we can plan for your arrival.

Students may play any major scales that they know, and two small excerpts of music from a recent band concert. Make-up auditions are by appointment only.

The deferment policy for Health/PE applies.

Symphonic Band Class

Course: Symphonic Band* (Honors Option)

Grade Level(s): 9-12; Pre-requisites: None; Credit: 1

Symphonic Band is a course for students with no prior band experience, students who have been out of a band class for one or more years, or students seeking a fundamental review on their instruments. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of playing a specific instrument, reading music and music theory. Students will prepare to perform their own material, and some material with the Wind Ensemble on major concerts. Students should provide their own instruments unless other arrangements are made with the instructor.

Wind Ensemble Class

Course: Wind Ensemble* (Honors Option)
Grade Level(s): 9-12
Pre-requisites: Symphonic Band or teacher recommendation
Credit: 1

Wind Ensemble is a course for students who have met the standards for Symphonic Band. Members will learn aspects of playing an instrument, including reading music, completion of a music theory book each semester, and performing various wind band literature (Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, Jazz Band and Small Ensemble). Concerts, Gibbons home football games, specified community parades and home practice are required. Students should provide their own instruments unless other arrangements are made with the instructor.

Where Have We Been?

Recent Performances

In the Royal Gardens at Tryon Palace (New Bern, NC)

       On the steps of The Biltmore Estates (Asheville, NC)

Playing at Friday Night Football Games

Providing spirit at our Homecoming Pep Rally

Sharing our gifts during All-School Mass


Formal On-Campus Concerts and Performances

Recent Student Achievements

Recent Student Achievements!

Members of the Cardinal Gibbons High School band have received numerous honors and awards including All-State Orchestra, All-State Band, All-District Jazz Band, and the NCAIS Honor Band. Below are some of our more recent accolades:

Congratulations to Genevieve Bottone (Sophomore - French Horn) on being accepted to the 2019 NC Symphony Play with the Pros on March 25 at Koka Booth Ampitheatre in Cary, NC.

Congratulations to Maddie Robeson (Sophomore - Flute), Samantha Robeson (Sophomore - Horn) and Casey Cheatham (Sophomore - Snare) on placing 8th Chair, 4th Chair and 1st Chair, respectably, in the NC Central All-District 9 - 10 Honor Band at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on January 26.

Congratulations to Casey Cheatham (Sophomore - Drum Set) on placing 2nd Chair in the NC Central Region Jazz Band on January 19 in Cary, NC.

Congratulations to Alexander Waguespack (Junior - Alto Sax) on placing in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on February 16.

Congratulations to the following students on placing and performing in the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) Honor Band for 2018!

James Brooks - Trumpet (6th Chair)
Amanda Currie - Clarinet (7th Chair)
Johann Galilea - Alto Sax (3rd Chair)
Jackson Griffin - Trombone (4th Chair)
Erich Kronschnabel - Trombone (1st Chair)
Carolyn Padfield - Flute (4th Chair)
Samantha Roberson - French Horn (1st Chair)
Aidan Sessler - Trumpet (11th Chair)
Alexander Tudor - Euphonium (2nd Chair)
Alexander Waguespack - Alto Sax (1st Chair)
Ruairi Ward - Flute (6th Chair)

Congratulations to all of these students on proudly representing the Gibbons Band Program!

Ask about how you can be a part of these great ensembles and musical opportunities!

Middle School Band Partnerships

Middle School Band Partnerships

Middle School Band musicians have many opportunities to experience what band will be like at Cardinal Gibbons before even stepping foot into the band room! Here are just a few of the ways your middle school band student can become involved at Cardinal Gibbons:

Jazz & Pops Festival Performance!

Middle School Band Programs are able to perform on the Cardinal Gibbons Jazz Festival, which takes place in the Mainstage Theatre on our campus. This is a unique opportunity for current middle school students to perform in a high school auditorium and in a professional music setting!

This year's Jazz Festival took place on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 from 1 - 4PM

Participating Schools

2019: St. Michael's, The Franciscan School, Immaculata
2018: Cathedral School, Immaculata, Our Lady of Lourdes
2017: Cathedral, Franciscan, Immaculata, St. Michael's
2016: Immaculata, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Thomas More
 

We look forward to seeing your on Sunday, February 9th, 2020!

Play with our Pep Band!

Current 6th - 8th Graders are able to Perform with the
Gibbons Pep Band at a High School Football Game!

Thank you to our 20 Band Members who joined us in 2018

Here are the details of our Friday, October 19th Fellowship Performance:

Attire: School or Band T-Shirt and Jeans (Sweatshirt if they are cold).
4:45-5 pm: Drop Off at CG Band Room.
5:00-5:30 pm: Socialize and Eat! By the way, parents can always tailgate with the band parents outside of the band room two! If they are interested, it is a potluck meal.
5:30-6 pm: Practice with our HS and MS school student leader
6-6:20 pm: Full band practice
6:20-7 pm: March to stadium, playing in parking lot for tailgating
7:00 pm: National anthem performance with all students
7:05-8:30 pm (Approximate): Perform and/or hang out in the stands with our band as we cheer on the football team!
8:30-8:45 pm (Approximate): MS kids perform or watch halftime performance with Cardinal Gibbons Band
8:45-9:15 pm: Students are picked up by parents at CGHS

Partnering Directors

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Matthew Barbee: The Franciscan School Director

Mark Cashin: Cathedral School & Our Lady of Lourdes Director

Susan Fritts: St. Timothy's Episcopal School Director

Andrew Hawks: St. Raphael Catholic Schools Director

Matt McLaughlin: Immaculata Catholic School Director

Jacobi Davis: St. Mary Magdalene Director

Judy Okamoto: St. Michael the Archangel School Director

A Year in the Gibbons' Band

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