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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.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS
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  • Cedar Park Middle School Symphonic Band
  • Britni Dunn
  • Britni Dunn is the Head Director at Cedar Park Middle School and in her 9th year of teaching at CPMS. Her teaching responsibilities include the Symphonic Band, Beginner Flutes, Oboes, Bassoons, and Clarinets. She is originally from Lake Jackson Texas, and is a graduate of Brazoswood High School. While there she was a member of the Band all 4 years, serving as clarinet section leader, and the 2006 Drum Major. She is a graduate of Texas State University and while there was a member of the Wind Ensemble, serving as principal clarinetist for three years. She was a member of the Bobcat Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Caroline Beatty, serving as clarinet section leader in 2007, and as Drum Major in 2008. While at Texas State she was inducted as a member of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society and received the Presser Foundation Scholarship for the Texas State School of Music. In 2009, the Texas Bandmaster’s 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 2009, and in her final semester, was nominated for the upper-level Presidential Scholarship before graduating Sum cum Laude. Ms. Dunn began teaching at Cedar Park in the fall of 2010, she was the primary conductor of the third ensemble before becoming the Director of Bands in 2017. She currently plays clarinet as a member of the Cedar Park Winds Community Band, comprised of directors and teachers from the greater Austin Area. She currently teaches 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.
  • Jason Brown
  • Kyle Norris
  • Roland Chavez