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Cedar Park Middle School Symphonic Band

  • About the Cedar Park Middle School Band Program The band program at Cedar Park Middle School serves more than 340 students, with seventh and eighth graders enrolled in one of three performing bands, and sixth grade beginning band classes in a homogeneous setting. Since the school opened in 1995, the Cedar Park Middle School bands have been consistent UIL Sweepstakes winners, and have been well-represented at Solo and Ensemble contest, TMEA All-Region Band and Region Orchestra auditions. Under the direction of Britni Dunn, Jason Brown, Kyle Norris, and Roland Chavez the Cedar Park Middle School bands have earned numerous honors and awards at festivals in Texas. In 2007 and 2011, the CPMS Band Program was invited to perform at The Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, and in 2008 the program was awarded the coveted John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Silver Cup Award. In 2015, the Texas Bandmaster’s Association awarded the Outstanding Band Program Award to the Cedar Park MS Band. In 2008-2018, the program at CPMS earned distinction as a National Wind Band Honors Class AA winner, and most recently the Cedar Park MS Concert Band One was a 2017 Citation of Excellence winner. To improve their individual skills and musicianship, all students in the CPMS Band program attend weekly section rehearsals, and many students take advantage of the opportunity for private lessons through the LISD Private Lesson Program. In addition to their involvement in band activities, CPMS Band students are also active in other activities, including National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Leadership, Yearbook/Journalism, Athletics, Art, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Theater and many more. Through the dedicated work of many individuals, the program has built a tradition of success that has flourished within the school and in the community.
  • 12/19/2019 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM
  • Cedar Park Middle School Symphonic Band
  • Britni Dunn
  • Britni Dunn is the Head Director at Cedar Park Middle School in Leander ISD, and currently in her tenth year as a band director. Ms. Dunn teaches the Symphonic Band as well as the beginner flutes, oboes, bassoons, and clarinets. Ms. Dunn began teaching at Cedar Park, under the direction of Manuel San Luis, as the primary conductor of Concert Band Two, before becoming the Director of Bands in 2017. During her time at Cedar Park Middle School her bands have received consistent UIL Sweepstakes and Best in Class Honors at festivals. She guest conducted the Cedar Park Middle School Saxophone Ensemble at their Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic’s performance in 2011. The Cedar Park Middle School Band was also recognized as the Texas Bandmasters Association’s Exemplary Band Program in 2015. In addition, Cedar Park Middle School’s Symphonic Band has been a consistent National Wind Band Honors Mark of Excellence winner since 2008 through 2019. Most recently, the program at Cedar Park MS was selected to perform at the 2019 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and chosen as a finalist in the 2019 TMEA Honor Band Process. Prior to teaching, Ms. Dunn received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. While there, Ms. Dunn was a member of the Wind Ensemble, serving as principal clarinetist for three years, and also served as drum major of the Bobcat Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Caroline Beatty. At Texas State, Ms. Dunn was inducted as a member of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society, and also received the Presser Foundation Scholarship from the School of Music. The Texas Bandmasters Association selected her as the Malcolm Helm Endowed Scholarship Recipient. She was also chosen to represent the Who’s Who among Colleges and Universities at Texas State. In her final semester, she was nominated for the upper-level Presidential Scholarship before graduating Sum Cum Laude. Ms. Dunn is originally from Lake Jackson, Texas and is a graduate of Brazoswood High School. While there, she was a member of the Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, serving as clarinet section leader, and drum major under the direction of Jim Koch and Brian Casey. She was also a member of the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band. Ms. Dunn lives in Leander, Texas and enjoys performing with the Cedar Park Winds Community Band, comprised of directors and teachers from the greater Austin Area. She has worked as a director at both the Texas State University and Baylor University Summer Band Camps. Her professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. Ms. Dunn also serves as the Region 32 Middle School Band Treasurer. She feels honored to have been brought up in a musical family that has influenced her overall love of music, band and teaching. Thank you Mom, Dad, Grandma, thank you Briana and Brian, and thank you David, for all the love and much appreciated support!