CSAS Bands

Chattanooga School
for the Arts & Sciences
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Welcome to the CSAS Band Website! 

Welcome to the home page for the band program at  Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. This site is a resource for our parents and students.

While this website is definitely a work in progress, it will hopefully provide any information you need at any point for our band program, and we will try to keep it as updated as possible.

Check out the CSAS Band Calendar on the site. Some of the dates may change occasionally due to school conflicts, so be sure and check for updates.

 

NEWS (August 2018)

It has been a great couple of weekends for our CSAS Band students. Following our Symphonic Band trip last weekend and performances at Hume Fogg HS, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and RCA Studio B, 16 of our students grades 7-9 auditioned for the ETSBOA Junior Band Clinic this past Saturday. Of those 16, 14 were selected. They include:

Mackenzie Wall - 1st chair flute, 7th grade band
Olivia Buchanan - 2nd chair oboe, 7th grade band
Martin McKenzie, - 5th chair clarinet, 7th grade band
Gretchen Hanna - 8th chair clarinet, 7th grade band
Jessica Butler - 2nd chair horn, 7th grade band
Monte Coulter - 1st chair clarinet, Blue Band
Rupert Congmon - 5th chair clarinet, Blue Band
Markos Howard - 7th chair clarinet, Blue Band
Maria Smith - 8th chair clarinet, Blue Band
Allie Bridger - 4th chair trumpet, Blue Band
Kalin Ledford - 5th chair trumpet, Blue Band
Visaal Sivakumar - 7th chair trumpet, Blue Band
Nikolas Smith - 2nd chair clarinet, Red Band
Hamilton Jackson - 15th chair clarinet, Red Band

In addition, 3 of our high school students were selected for the Lee University Honor Band along with other students from Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, as well as Tennessee. After their auditions, Natalie Cooper was selected as the 4th chair flute, Olivia Hollingsworth 7th chair clarinet, and Janelle Wigal 1st chair horn in the Lee University Honor Band.

If you have a chance this week, please congratulate these students on their fantastic accomplishments.

David Butler
Director of Bands 
Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences
Past-President
East Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association

www.csasband.webs.com




It has been a great couple of weekends for our CSAS Band students. Following our Symphonic Band trip last weekend and performances at Hume Fogg HS, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and RCA Studio B, 16 of our students grades 7-9 auditioned for the ETSBOA Junior Band Clinic this past Saturday. Of those 16, 14 were selected. They include:

Mackenzie Wall - 1st chair flute, 7th grade band
Olivia Buchanan - 2nd chair oboe, 7th grade band
Martin McKenzie, - 5th chair clarinet, 7th grade band
Gretchen Hanna - 8th chair clarinet, 7th grade band
Jessica Butler - 2nd chair horn, 7th grade band
Monte Coulter - 1st chair clarinet, Blue Band
Rupert Congmon - 5th chair clarinet, Blue Band
Markos Howard - 7th chair clarinet, Blue Band
Maria Smith - 8th chair clarinet, Blue Band
Allie Bridger - 4th chair trumpet, Blue Band
Kalin Ledford - 5th chair trumpet, Blue Band
Visaal Sivakumar - 7th chair trumpet, Blue Band
Nikolas Smith - 2nd chair clarinet, Red Band
Hamilton Jackson - 15th chair clarinet, Red Band

In addition, 3 of our high school students were selected for the Lee University Honor Band along with other students from Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, as well as Tennessee. After their auditions, Natalie Cooper was selected as the 4th chair flute, Olivia Hollingsworth 7th chair clarinet, and Janelle Wigal 1st chair horn in the Lee University Honor Band.

If you have a chance this week, please congratulate these students on their fantastic accomplishments.

David Butler
Director of Bands 
Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences
Past-President
East Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association

www.csasband.webs.com
Symphonic Band Parents:

Our Hume-Fogg Exchange Concerts will be coming up in the near future. Friday, November 8 we host their band for a concert here at CSAS. After-concert social as well - more info TBA.

Our trip to Nashville for the concert at their school is Thurs.-Fri. Nov. 21-22. We may play a concert at Normal Park on the way out Thursday if their scheduling permits. Concert in Nashville is Thursday night; students will spend the night and spend Friday getting to hear and see the sounds of Nashville, including a tour and recording session at the Third Man Records Studio. We will return around 5:30 Friday afternoon.

Notarized health forms should have already been turned in; if not, I need them as soon as possible. Also, your student's uniform or dress is available for them to bring home if they have already paid the fee for it.

Chicago Trip information will be posted in the next week.

Many thanks for all your support!


Symphonic Band Parents:

Our Hume-Fogg Exchange Concerts will be coming up in the near future. Friday, November 8 we host their band for a concert here at CSAS. After-concert social as well - more info TBA.

Our trip to Nashville for the concert at their school is Thurs.-Fri. Nov. 21-22. We may play a concert at Normal Park on the way out Thursday if their scheduling permits. Concert in Nashville is Thursday night; students will spend the night and spend Friday getting to hear and see the sounds of Nashville, including a tour and recording session at the Third Man Records Studio. We will return around 5:30 Friday afternoon.

Notarized health forms should have already been turned in; if not, I need them as soon as possible. Also, your student's uniform or dress is available for them to bring home if they have already paid the fee for it.

Chicago Trip information will be posted in the next week.

Many thanks for all your support!

Here we are ready to start the school year once again! We have a great one in store for everyone at CSAS, including a lot of performances and hopefully some travel.

The website is in the process of being updated.

 

Looking forward to another great year in 2018-19 - see you soon! - Mr. B 

 

VIDEO

CSAS recording session at Third Man Records:

http://seenive.com/v/1015729743519248384

 CSAS performing the National Anthem for the Atlanta Hawks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBwJ7IP_sz4

CSAS was awarded a $2000 grant from the Grammy Foundation and Best Buy, presented at the December Assembly. If you have not seen the great article done by John Mercer of WDEF, here's the link.

http://wdef.com/whats_rigth_with_our_schools_best_buy_grant

AUDIO

The new CSAS Symphonic Band CD is now available! The Carnegie Hall Performance, as well as Volumes I-IV, are all releases by Mark Records. For further information and an order form, check out the Guidelines, Forms & Info page.

http://marineband.ticketleap.com/usmbtourchattanooga/
http://marineband.ticketleap.com/usmbtourchattanooga/