Car Wash Fundraiser Saturday, June 29th, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Evesham Fire Station Cooper Ave Parking Lot Entrance
Support the Cherokee Bands and get your car washed at the same time! Stop by the car wash at the Cooper Avenue parking lot entrance of the Evesham Fire Station (in between Main Street and Rt 70) on Sunday June 29th any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
The cost to get your car washed is based on the amount you'd like to donate to the Cherokee Band Programs.
Parents, students, and member of the community-at-large: you can help out by: * stopping by to get your car washed * telling all your friends, family members, and neighbors to do the same * posting copies of the flyer below to Facebook, Instagram, and other social media to give your networks advance notice * posting pics of your cleaned car to social media to help let people know we're there
Cherokee High School Band programs will host a very special, free concert featuring the renowned U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble Friday, May 30th, 2019 7:00 p.m. Cherokee High School Performing Arts Center
Also performing are the Cherokee High School Jazz Band
This concert is free and open to the public.
The U.S. Army Blues, part of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Army. After informal beginnings in 1970, this 18-piece ensemble became an official element of the Army Band in 1972. Comprised of exceptional jazz musicians from across the nation, the Army Blues strive to fulfill their mission through public concerts, educational outreach, and the preservation of the tradition of America’s unique art form: jazz.
Saturday, April 13, Noon to 4:00 p.m. Marlton Barnes & Noble 200 West route 70, Marlton
The Cherokee Band Boosters will be hosting a spring entertainment and fundraising event at the Marlton Barnes & Noble store that will include chamber music performed by Cherokee Band students, refreshments, and more.
In addition to the event's entertainment, all purchases can easily benefit the Cherokee Bands. All you have to do is tell the cashier that you'd like your purchase to go to the Cherokee Bands, or just show a copy of the flyer below when checking out and a percentage of your purchases will benefit the Bands. (Note: You MUST tell the cashier that you'd like your purchase to go to the Bands or we don't receive the donation)
Educators receive a 25% discount on books, toys, games, movies, music and more, plus they'll receive credit for purchases made during the event.
If you're not able to make it in person, you can still support the bands by shopping online at bn.com/bookfairs between April 14th and 18th. Just enter Bookfair ID 12399978 at checkout.
Congratulations to the Cherokee Jazz Band for being one of only two schools awarded a Gold rating at the NJAJE State Jazz Preliminaries. Cherokee hosted the event on Wednesday, March 6th in the school's Performing Arts Center.
The Chiefs also won Outstanding Trumpet section. And, senior Bryana Crockett won the soloist award for percussion.
This event was one of a series of five jazz preliminary competitions, or "prelims", held at various schools around New Jersey. Throughout the five prelims, 60 to 70 schools audition for the opportunity to be one of the top nine scoring bands that go on to a final round held later this spring.
In this final round, the top three bands from each division are given the honor to perform at the New Jersey State Jazz Ensemble Gala, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE). This is a non-competitive concert with special awards for soloists and sections.
Prelim results will be released some time the week of March 11th.
The annual All-State Band auditions were held on January 19th, 2019 at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, NJ. Students from New Jersey’s three Region Honors Bands were eligible to register for the audition.
The Cherokee High School Instrumental Music Department directors and administration sponsored nine students for the All-State Band auditions. The Cherokee High School Band Director, Michael Lynch, attended the auditions and participated as a Region III judge and/or moderator.
Each student was required to perform all twelve major scales and/or the percussive rudiments, a select chromatic scale, two select solo excerpts, and a challenging short piece that was sight-read during the audition. The students studied and rehearsed the required materials for countless hours and worked closely with Cherokee band directors and private instructors to ensure the highest levels of performance.
Congratulations to the following students for winning a position with an All-State Band/Orchestra: ALL STATE WIND ENSEMBLE 2019 Meghan Correll - Eb Alto Clarinet; 1st Chair
ALL STATE ORCHESTRA 2019 Jihyung Kim - Eb Clarinet; 1st Chair Grace Fox - Trumpet; 5th Chair
ALL STATE SYMPHONIC BAND 2019 Alex Kaup - Bb Clarinet; 3rd Chair Jihyung Kim - Bb Clarinet; 13th Chair Tae Kim - Soprano Saxophone; 1st Chair Alex Kaup - Alto Sax; 4th Chair Grace Fox - Trumpet; 6th Chair Ian Aquino - Battery Percussion; 5th Chair
These students will rehearse at the Mason Gross School of Music at Rutgers University in New Brunswick during the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) convention. The ensembles will participate in several instrumental clinics, a side-by-side performance with the Rutgers University Wind Ensemble, and perform a finale concert on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the NJPAC in Newark, NJ.
Cherokee senior, Alex Kaup, has been selected to perform in the 2019 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference Band.
Kaup, who plays the clarinet in Cherokee’s instrumental program, is one of 780 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States to have been selected to perform in the All-Eastern Honors Band Ensemble.
Pictured L to R: Brooke Shapiro, April Warchol, and Lauren Hartpence. Not pictured is John Sanie. The four will perform in two separate Penn Honors Bands in January and February, 2019
On Saturday, January 19th and Saturday, February 23rd on the campus of The University of Pennsylvania, four musicians from the Cherokee High School Band will be respectfully performing as members of the 2019 Extravaganza Honor Band and 2019 Palestra Honor Band. All freshmen, the performers include Brooke Shapiro on saxophone, April Warchol on trumpet, Lauren Hartpence on piccolo, and John Sanie on clarinet.
Under the baton of maestro Dr. Kushol Gupta, these student musicians will perform exceptional band repertoire, along with other outstanding honor band musicians from the Greater Philadelphia Region.
The student musicians were nominated by their Director of Bands - conductor, D. Michael Lynch.