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Colleyville Middle School Honors Band

  • Colleyville, TX is a small suburb located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Colleyville Middle School just celebrated its 40th year in 2016-2017. CMS is a smaller CC middle school with less than 650 students in sixth through eighth grade. The CMS Band is the largest group organization on campus. The Colleyville Middle School Band Program is made up of three ensembles – a Beginner band, the Symphonic Band, and the Honors Band. Beginners are arranged in homogeneous classes and beginners and ensembles have class every day for 47 minutes. The beginner classes are primarily made up of sixth graders while the Symphonic and Honors Bands are ability-based groups with a good mix of seventh and eighth graders. Both our Symphonic and Honors Band perform at a multitude of different events including concerts, pep rallies, competitions, parades, a chamber music festival, a solo festival, and more. Band members are lucky to have many seasoned educators and musicians visit and lead clinics, sectionals, and master classes throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to travel and hear many professional groups located in the DFW area. The Colleyville Middle School Honors Band was named a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence Wind Band Honors Project in 2015 and 2017. The CMS Band feeds into both Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine High School where the students' love for music continues to grow!
  • 12/19/2018 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
  • Colleyville Middle School Honors Band
  • Lauren Jones
  • Lauren Jones is beginning her seventh year of teaching and her third year as Director of Bands at Colleyville Middle School. Prior to her current role, she was the Assistant Band Director at Colleyville Middle for four years. Ms. Jones graduated from Texas Christian University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. While at TCU, she studied clarinet with Gary Whitman and was a member of the TCU Wind Symphony under the direction of Bobby Francis. She continues to be a part of the TCU Band Camp Faculty each summer. This fall, she will begin pursuing her Master of Music Education degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Ms. Jones’ responsibilities at CMS include being the primary conductor of the Honors Band as well as assisting with the Symphonic Band. She also teaches sixth grade beginning flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone classes. Both the Symphonic and Honors Bands at Colleyville Middle have consistently received first-division ratings at the Texas UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest as well as first-division ratings at band festivals and competitions throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. In 2017, the CMS Honors Band was selected as a Class A National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project. Ms. Jones is professionally affiliated with Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. She has previously served as the Region 24 Middle School Band Division Secretary and Treasurer and is currently the Treasurer for the Band Division of Region 31. Ms. Jones fell in love with band in middle school and strives to create the same passion in her students that she found at their same age. She currently resides in downtown Fort Worth and is lucky to be surrounded by a wonderful support system of friends and family.