Welcome to the Montezuma-Cortez Schools Band Website.
On this site, you will be able to access information pertaining to the CMS and MCHS Band Programs. This includes documents passed out in class, the band calendar, classroom links, and more.
For tickets, please contact the
band office: 970.565.3722x2158
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.
2018 Colorguard Information
It's that time of year again! Membership in the 2018 M-CHS Colorguard is open to all current 8th-11th grade students with an interest in the visual performing arts. Free workshops will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6:30pm in the M-CHS Band room. Auditions will take place on Tuesday, May 8th. Additional information may be found here.
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