• December 5Donate a new or gently used books to Mrs. Pendergrass to earn a chance in a drawing for gift cards

  • December 5Colleges Visiting CJ: Ozark Christian College on Feb. 7th

  • December 5Colleges Visiting CJ: State Technical College on Jan. 4th

  • December 5Java Junctions Christmas Specials are available!

  • December 5Bright futures is having a hygiene drive if you donate, you will receive a free Java Junction drink.

  • December 5FBLA extended the end date of the canned food drive to Dec 15th.

  • November 27Senior Salutes are being sold now, all order forms are due Jan. 19th

  • November 27Join A+ tutoring in Mrs. Wimmer's room Monday-Thursday after school until 4:15pm.

  • November 14FBLA is working with Sonic for a can food drive for every 5 canned good you will receive a token for 1 medium Sonic drink

Getting into the Rhythm

Molly Poage

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 Carl Junction High’s band is off to an excellent start with their marching season this year. Band director Scott Schneider says he is “very excited with the progress of the band right now, as this is a more challenging show with classical music.” In years past the band has done shows with straightforward themes such as “Latin Fever”, “Styx”, and “World War II: Remembering an Era”. This year, their theme is a more abstract concept.

 “Rhythm & Hues” is a color- and emotion-themed show that contains many pieces of famous classical music. The first segment and second segments are “red” and “angry”. These sections are fast-paced and loud, and the show begins with an excerpt from Verdi’s “Requiem” before moving on to a part containing some of “Mars” by composer Gustav Holst. The third segment of the show slows down to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and is “mellow” and “shades of blue”. The fourth and final segment speeds up once more and contains the “cheerful” and “orange” strains of Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite”.

 The marching band is advancing faster than they have in years past. They had the entire first segment of their show, both playing and marching, on the field before the end of their band camp, which lasted all day from July 7 to 21 and 23 to 28. The marching band had their first performance on September 1 when the football team had their first home game. Even in the short time from their last summer band rehearsal to August 28, the band had already added their second movement, both playing and marching, completely on the field as well. Besides the very first day of school, the band has been practicing at 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on white days  and to 9:30 a.m. on red days, although they have had to spend one day inside practicing music due to weather. Their first marching competition is scheduled for Valhalla on October 7.

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  1. Emily Swaim on October 25th, 2017 2:29 pm

    I enjoyed reading this news article because it contained a lot of information about the band and the history of the band.


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