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Mrs. Rebecka Mercer
The CMS Jazz Band will perform on Thursday, November 29 for the Downtown Clayton Christmas Tree Lighting. Students should wear all black and meet Mrs. Mercer at the stage in Town Square at 5:15pm. Students will be dismissed at 7:30pm.
The Winter Band Concert is Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm. Students should arrive by 6:30 and wear black/white dress clothes. The concert will be presented to the students and staff of CMS on Wednesday, December 5 at 8:30am. Students may dress more casual, but should wear a shirt of the following color: 6th grade white, 7th grade blue, and 8th grade black. Click HERE for more information.
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* 6th Grade Band: @band6cms
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*Jazz Band: @jazzeagle
After school practices (optional) will be held every Tuesday from 3:15-4:15. Students should be picked up in the staff parking lot on the left side of the school.
Jazz Band will rehearse Tuesday mornings from 7:00-7:40 and Thursday afternoons from 3:15-4:15. For the morning rehearsals, students may only enter the school through the band room door. Students should be dropped off (Tuesdays) and picked up (Thursdays) from the staff parking lot.
Read the CMS Band Handbook HERE.
Clayton Middle offers band as an elective class that meets during the school day. Sixth grade band performs in two concerts a year. Seventh grade band adds the opportunity to perform with the pep band as well as audition for All-County and All-District bands. Eighth grade band adds community and pep rally performances as well as a trip to Busch Gardens.
Hello! I have been teaching band at CMS since 2005. I am a native of Wayne County, and studied music education at Meredith College. I enjoy teaching students how to read music, play instruments, and become musicians!
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