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CMEA Southern Regional Middle School Music Festival


Southern Region Middle School Parents and Students,

Friday, March 3, 2017– Rehearsal from 4-8pm.

Students will stay after school on Friday to take the bus to and from the rehearsal at Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, CT-81 451, Killingworth.

They will return to school at 9:15PM.  PLEASE BE PROMPT WHEN PICKING UP YOUR CHILD.

Saturday, March 4, 2017  Rehearsal from 9am until concert time.


Bus will leave City Hill parking lot at 7:30AM to bring students to the Saturday rehearsal and concert at Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, CT-81 451, Killingworth.

You will pick up your child right after the concert at Haddam-Killingworth Middle School,

Please remember – snow dates are March 10 and 11


World Drumming, Treble Choir, Mixed Chorus – 1:00pm.

Doors open at 12:30pm.

Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band – 3:30pm.

Doors open at 3:00pm

TICKETS: Tickets are $10.00 a piece

Tickets will be sold during dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday.

Students are limited to 3 tickets purchased in advanceAny tickets remaining after the conclusion of lunch on Saturday will be sold at the door.


BRING: Music, instruments, pencils, music stand, water bottle and bag dinner/lunch for both Friday and Saturday.


Friday – comfortable clothing, wear layers

Saturday – students must wear concert dress all day – no changing facilities


black bottoms, white tops, black socks and black shoes.

LOCATION: Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, CT-81 451, Killingworth.

Any questions/concerns, please email Mrs. Beck (chorus) or Mrs. Dravis (band, world drumming).

Last day to join SoundSport: Thursday 11/19/15

After Thursday 11/19/15, we are taking the numbers that we have and beginning to write drill formations and choreography for the 2015-’16 SoundSport Production: “Kryptonite”. The staff is very pleased with the success and size of the program.

“Here we grow!”

-Mr. A

SoundSport Snow Date Rehearsal!!!

The first SoundSport practice was cancelled due to the snow storm.

Our first practice will be on Monday, February 9.  Let’s hope there is now snow this time!

We will have an extra rehearsal next week on WEDNESDAY, February 11 from 6:00 – 7:30.  Students will meet in the CHMS band room at 6:00 PM.


Thank you!

SoundSport for 7th and 8th Grade Students!


Your student has expressed interest in participating in SoundSport, a new and exciting extracurricular program at City Hill Middle School. SoundSport is an activity designed to introduce students to an art form combining music and visual elements. Its curricular focus, coupled with character and team building, will provide students with a valuable skill set to enhance their academic and musical pursuits both inside and out of the classroom. This enhancement in musicianship will also prepare students for higher-level ensembles. SoundSport allows free membership for any musician interested in joining.

Rehearsals will take place every Monday from 6pm-7:30pm. Our first rehearsal is on Monday, February 2nd at 6pm in the Band Room. I ask that parents please attend the parent/student orientation that same day from 6-6:30pm. This orientation is a great opportunity for everyone to get a better understanding of the program, and to gather important information such as a rehearsal schedule and performance dates. The students will receive new music during the first rehearsal as well as begin learning choreography that will help enhance the music and final product.

Your student has the opportunity to be a founding member of SoundSport! Being a member will not only benefit them at the middle school, but will propel them into the high school program, as they will be collaborating with Mrs. Dravis and the band programs at City Hill Middle School, as well as Mr. Hughes and the Naugatuck High School Band. If you have any questions, feel free to email SoundSport Director Emanuel Arboleda:, or Mrs. Dravis: We are very excited to begin this new musical experience, and we hope to see you on February 2nd!


Emanuel Arboleda  -Director, SoundSport

Kathy Dravis  -CHMS Band Director

Robert Hughes  -NHS Band Director


City Hill Winter Concert

Our grade 7 & 8 instrumental music concert will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014.

Band students are to wear their parade attire: New White Band Polo Shirts and Black Pants. 

Students should arrive at school at 6:30PM, the night of the concert. The concert should last about one hour.

Attendance by students in these groups is expected, and we ask that parents call the school if they anticipate any serious conflicts.  Please be aware that your children have been working extremely hard in preparation for their performance.

We ask also that parents and other audience members plan on staying for the entire performance.

If you have any questions, please call me at 203-720-5250.

We look forward to seeing you at our annual Spring Concert.

Thank you,

Kathy Dravis

Band Director

CHMS Memorial Day Parade Info

Monday, May 26, 2014

Uniform:  Blue Band Shirts

 White Pants or White Capris & Sneakers



8:15 AM  

North Main Street

In front of the Union City Post Office

INSTRUMENTS ONLY – No cases or music!!!


In case of rain, please check the website for any cancelations


Chaperones needed to walk with the band for the parade, help carry water for students etc.

Please let Mrs. Dravis know if you are able to join us!

Thank you!!!!!!!

Borough Festival – Friday, April 25

Naugatuck band students have been practicing hard and getting ready for the Borough Festival.  Pictured below are students in the Borough Festival Wind Ensemble practicing for this Friday’s performance under the direction of Gary Partridge. 

Concert will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7PM in the Davis auditorium.

Please have your child arrive at 6:00 that evening.

Tickets will be sold starting at 6:00.

Price for tickets are $3.00 per person with a cap of $10.00 per family.

Concert dress is as follows:

White shirt, dark bottom. (for all participants)

Boys must wear a tie

Girl’s dresses/skirts must be appropriate length

Dress shoes


The High School has started their renovations. There will be limited parking at the school for this event. We ask that if you can car pool, please do so. Also, the BOE will have two extra parking spots (Andrew Avenue School and Western School) with a shuttle to NHS. The bus will be available starting at 6:20 and leaving at 10 minute intervals. They will also shuttle back to the schools after the performance.

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City Hill Musicians

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City Hill Band Important Dates

Mark your Calendars!!


Borough Festival

(Select Students in 7th and 8th grade band only)

Friday, April 25, 7:00 PM, NHS Davis Auditorium


Spring Concert 

Tuesday, May 6, 7:00 PM, CHMS Auditorium


Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 26, Morning (Details to follow)


Fantastic Festival Lake Compounce Trip

(Students in 8th grade band only)

Friday, May 30, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Details to follow)

CHMS Music Department Flower Power Fundraiser

Help Support the Music Department!!

Click on the link below:

Please help by sharing the link with friends and family!

Thank you!