Welcome to the Montezuma-Cortez Schools Band Website.
On this site, you will be able to access information pertaining to the M-CMS and M-CHS Band Programs. This includes documents passed out in class, the band calendar, classroom links, and more.
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M-CHS Students Selected for All State Band
Congratulations to Kira Galbraith, Nicholas Martin, Joseph Linton, and Jadon Cruzan for being selected for the Colorado All State Band! Also congratulations to Duncan Martin (not pictured) for being selected as an alternate. These students auditioned against 850 Colorado high school musicians for their spots in this group, and we are proud to have them represent M-CHS!
Students Selected for Fort Lewis Honor Band
Check out the M-CMS Band, which was featured in an article on a national educational website based out of New York City. You can read the article here.
Marching Panthers wrap up another successful season...
The Marching Panthers took second place in class 2A at the Colorado Bandmasters Association State Finals competition on Monday, October 29th. The band was also named class 1A champions at the Bands of America Regional competition in St. George, Utah. Congratulations on a great season, panthers!
M-CHS Symphonic Winds Receives Superior Ratings at CHSAA Large Group Festival
Congratulations to the M-CHS Symphonic Winds for earning superior ratings at CHSAA Large Group Festival on April 12th. If you were not able to catch the 8am performance, don't worry - the band will be performing their concert selections again at the All District Band Night concert on Tuesday, April 24th, and at the Senior Appreciation Concert on Thursday, May 10th.
CMS Bands Receive Superior Ratings at NWNMMEA
Congratulations to the CMS 7th and 8th grade bands! Both groups recently performed at the Northwest New Mexico Music Educator's Association Large Group Festival, and both groups received superior ratings on their prepared repertoire and sight reading. Check out the article in the Cortez Journal for more details!
M-CHS Band Students Selected for All-State Band
In November, 935 students from 149 schools across the state of Colorado auditioned for the Colorado All-State Band. Our very own Ryan Cutrone was selected to participate in this prestigious ensemble, and Nick Martin was selected as an alternate. Ryan will travel to Greeley, CO in April to rehearse and perform alongside the top musicians in the state. Congratulations to both Ryan and Nick on this huge accomplishment!
Congratulations to the M-CHS Marching Panthers!
The M-CHS Marching Panthers concluded another successful marching season with a first place finish in class A at the Bands of America Regional Championship in St. George, Utah. The Panthers also earned the caption awards for best music and best general effect. Congratulations on a great season, Panthers!
Dallas Brass In Cortez
On Wednesday, February 8th, Cortez was proud to host the Dallas Brass. Cortez band students had the opportunity to rehearse, attend masterclasses, and perform a concert with the world famous Dallas Brass. This event was a huge success, and the Cortez Band program would like to thank the Southwest Colorado Concert Series for providing our students with this incredible opportunity!
Article by CMS Band Student Amber H.
"Dallas Brass Strikes Up the Band with Cortez Students" - Cortez Journal
For more information on the Dallas Brass, check out www.DallasBrass.com