March 9, 2018

Dear Southern Region Middle School Parents and Students,

Due to the storm and cancellations throughout the state, Southern Regional Middle School Friday (March 9) rehearsal is cancelled.

Please check this website for further developments pertaining to Saturday’s rehearsal and concert.We will notify you of cancellations if it becomes necessary.

Saturday, March 10, 2018  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,


CONCERT:    World Drumming, Flute Ensemble, 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 lunch on Saturday.

Students are limited to 2 tickets purchased in advance. IF SENDING A CHECK, PLEASE MAKE IT OUT TO CMEA.

Tickets will be on a table (with your child’s last name) by the auditorium door where you can pick them up before entering the concert.

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

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


black bottoms, white tops, black socks and black shoes. (Men are to wear ties)

CONCERT DRESS-WORLD DRUMMING: black bottoms, black tops, black socks and black shoes.

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



CHMS Winter Choral Concert

Check out the photos from our fabulous

Choral Winter Concert at City Hill Middle School!!

Regional Band Results

Congratulations to the students who were selected for the Southern Region music festival for band.  Although only three students were selected at this time, several City Hill instrumentalists had exceptional scores and many missed the cut off by a handful of points.  I am proud of all of you!!!

Students selected are below:



Evan Jang – French Horn

Jennifer Johnson – Mallets



Nathan DeOliviera – Drums



Choir Regional Participants

Congratulations to these students that are in the 2018 CMEA Southern Region Choir


Treble Choir

Mireya Trelles
Kanny Salike
Kathleen DeSouza

Mixed Choir

Alexus Martin
Belle Jason
Sarah Argel
Kaylie Lindsay
Charlotte Oehly
Kaydence Gottschalk
Nathan DeOliveira

City Hill Middle School Winter Concert

City Hill grade 7 & 8 instrumental music Winter Concert will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017


Band students are to wear the following attire:

White 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.  



Congrats to these students that auditioned for the Southern Regional Middle School Festival on Saturday, December 2.

Results will be in shortly.

ACDA Middle School Honors Choir

Congratulations to these students that participated in the annual ACDA Middle school Honors Choir under the direction of Jon Noyes.


This was held on October 21 at Manchester High School.

WAY TO GO!!!!!

Welcome New Seventh Graders to City Hill

Hello Parents,

I would like to take a moment to welcome your child to the seventh grade band at City Hill Middle School. I am very eager to work with your children this year. I have heard how well they have done and I know we are going to see so much musical growth over the next two years at City Hill!

In order to get the school year started with minimal disruptions, I would like to ask all incoming seventh grade band parents to take a moment to answer a couple questions that will help get our school year off to a great start.  

Please click HERE in order to answer these questions.  Again, it will only take a moment for you, but it will help us make music more quickly when school starts!

Thank you so much for your assistance!

Mrs. Dravis


Good morning.  It does not look as heavy of rain as they predicted last night, but we are still likely to get a little wet!  Please feel free to bring a poncho or rain gear if you have it.

Thank you also to the volunteers that are willing to come join us in the rainy weather today!

See you at St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot at 8:30.

CHMS Memorial Day Parade Update!

We are keeping an eye on the weather and I’ve been in touch with Mrs. Mezzo regarding our participation in the parade.  We will be making a decision at about 7:30 AM regarding whether City Hill will be marching or not.

If we do march, the weather will be cool.  Please wear a long sleeve shirt under the band shirt.  Dress in layers to keep warm!  If you have a rain poncho, please feel free to wear it!

We are also looking for one or two additional volunteers due to cancellations.  If you are willing to walk in the rain with the band, and carry some supplies and water, please send me an email at

Thank you very much!  Please check back at about 7:30 AM.