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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATESDuring ELearning PeriodKeep checking email and Google Classroom for important ELearning updates. If you are not receiving emails, please let Mr. Bennett know - BennettW@bcsdschools.netMARCH 23, 2020From Mr. BennettWe will set up some time to meet via Google Meets. Please pay attention for meeting codes to be sent this week. I plan to do one with each class at some point this week. More information to come!MARCH 17, 2020From Mr. Bennett:Hello all,Thank you all for your patience as we have had to navigate uncharted waters with all of this. I have received word from administration that our Disney trip will no longer be able to happen due to the closings surrounding COVID-19.I have also spoken to Disney and they are offering a full refund cancellation due to this. There is a long process involved and they have told me that it will take at least 8 weeks to process the refund to us, maybe longer due to the amount of schools who are having to cancel. I will begin that process with them this week. Once the Booster Club receives the refund, we will then be able to refund any money paid in for the trip. Any money that was fundraised for this trip will be credited to student's charms accounts and can be used for future events within in the choir.The Choral Booster Club and I will be working together to determine the best method of refunding payments, either through a paypal refund or a physical check. This, of course, cannot be completed until we have received the refund from Walt Disney World.I am sad and sorry that we will not be able to move forward with this trip.MARCH 15, 2020From Mr. Bennett:As you know by now, school has been canceled until March 31st at the earliest. This is a fluid situation and one we are monitoring daily. Here is what I know for sure:- CPA has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.- All-county chorus will not take place this week, we have not received any word on whether or not it will be rescheduled.See below for specific details about CBC eventsDISNEY UPDATE - The parent meeting scheduled for Monday March 16th HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE ARE WORKING WITH DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND DISNEY TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF THIS TRIP. ONCE DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE WE CAN GIVE INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO REFUNDS, ETC. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS.OUR MARCH 24TH DRESS REHEARSAL AND MARCH 30 SPRING CONCERT WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.PLEASE CHECK GOOGLE CLASSROOM STARTING WEDNESDAY THE 18TH FOR ASSIGNMENTS RELATED TO CHOIR.
FEE DUE DATESSeptember 21 - All choral fees should be turned in ASAP. Students will not receive their choral t-shirt, and this will begin to affect your ability to travel with us. We accept cash, checks made to CBHSCBC and credit (paypal or square) Additionally, students who have not paid fees cannot travel with us to Lander University/All-state, etc. Please e-mail Mr Bennett with questions or concerns about this.
Summerville Rotary Club donation
We are extremely grateful to the Summerville Rotary Club for its donation to Cane Bay Choirs, and to Al Bradham, Tony Pope, and Robert Pratt for matching that donation. The Rotary presented a check to our Director, William Bennett January 22, 2020 for $2,650.00. A fine example of a community organization supporting us!Check out our new pages!VOLUNTEER/CHAPERONEPlanning on volunteering/chaperoning for the 2019-2020 school year?Please fill out this form - Volunteer ApplicationDo your shopping on AmazonSmile and help raise money for Cane Bay Choirs!Learn more about Amazon Smile - visit https://www.bcsdschools.net/Page/29860and start supporting Cane Bay High School Choirs.
2019 State Champions!
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, Cobra Chorale and Ladies Honors Choir traveled to Laurens, SC for performances at the Palmetto State Choral Championships. We competed against 20 of the best choirs from across SC.Ladies Honors Choir earned 1st place in the Division 5 Women's Choir Category and were 2nd overall in Division 5! Cobra Chorale earned 1st place in Division 6 (the highest division) mixed choir and 1st Overall in Division 6! Additionally, Ladies Honors Choir placed 5th overall regardless of class and were the top Treble ensemble at the festival earning the Treble Choir State Championship for the 2nd year in a row! Cobra Chorale was named the GRAND CHAMPION of the festival marking our 2nd State Championship!!Bravo to our students for their work!! Thank you all for your support of our students this year! We hope that this brings some Cobra Nation pride to you and that we have represented our school and community well! Go Cobras!!
Cane Bay Choirs Benefit Golf Tournament 2019
Thank you to Crowfield Golf Club and all sponsors, donors, and golfers for a great event.Sponsors
Dean Teal Construction
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Palmetto Flats Restaurant & Tavern
Prime Drivers Staffing
Weston & SampsonDonations
Berkeley County Country Club
Charleston River Dogs
Coosaw Creek Country Club
Dunes West Golf Club
Legend Oaks Golf Club
River Towne Country Club
Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club
South Carolina Stingrays
Summerville Country Club
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The Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale has been invited to perform on the SC ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Fall Conference, October 5th - 6th, 2018 in Charleston, SC. They will be the featured performing group on the opening concert of the Conference and will perform for approximately 500 students from across SC and 100 choral directors from SC and across the country! This is a huge honor for the Cobra Chorale. This will mark the 2nd SC ACDA performance for this choir and the 6th conference performance of any type in the choir’s short 11 year history!
The Cane Bay High School Ladies Honors Choir has been selected to perform on the 2019 South Carolina Music Educators' Association In-Service Conference in Columbia. They were selected through a blind audition process, and adjudicated by a panel of choral professionals from around the state.
They will perform a 25 minute featured concert for choir directors and musicians from across SC and the country! The conference will be held February 8-9, 2019 in the Columbia Convention Center. This is a huge honor for these students. We are honored and humbled to be performing for the musicians of our State.
This will mark the 1st SCMEA performance for this choir and the 2nd conference performance of any type in the choir’s short 11 year history!
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The Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale was selected as a 2017 semi-finalist in the Youth and High School Chorus division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here:
ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS- PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL CHORUS FEES ARE PAID. ALL CHECKS MADE OUT TO: CBHSCBCVisit the Charms website to see what your balance is - www.charmsoffice.com As always, feel free to contact Mr Bennett with questions, concerns, or comments at email@example.comAbout Us:The Cane Bay Choirs, under the direction of William Bennett are 5 choirs comprised of 200 students in grades 9 - 12. The Cobra Chorale were the 2016 AAAA SC State Champions, and performed at the 2016 Southern Division ACDA Convention. The Ladies Honors Choir was the 2016 Lander Choral Festival Grand Champion, and performed at the 2015 SCACDA Convention. Cane Bay Choirs perform 4 major concerts each year with great reviews from parents and faculty. The Choirs also provide the National Anthem and Alma Mater for all home football games, basketball games and school assemblies and perform at many community events throughout the year. Students in the Cane Bay Choirs participate in the SCACDA State Honor Choirs, the SCMEA All-State Chorus, the Berkeley County All-County Chorus, the ACDA Regional and National Honor Choirs, the SCMEA Solo and Ensemble festival and the SCMEA State Choral Festival.Cobra Chorale:
The Cobra Chorale is the top performing mixed voice ensemble at Cane Bay High School in Summerville, SC. In addition to 4 major concerts annually, they also perform at school and community functions, present an annual Holiday Madrigal Dinner, and perform on the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston. The Cobra Chorale has performed featured concerts at the 2016 Southern Division ACDA Conference, the 2015 and 2011 SCMEA State In-Service Conferences, the 2018 and 2013 SC ACDA Fall Conference and the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival. Cobra Chorale consistently receives "Superior with Distinction" ratings at State and Regional Festivals, and were named the 2019 Palmetto State Choral Championships’ Grand Champion. Additionally, they were the Grand Champion of the 2018 Georgia Southern Invitational, the 2017 College of Charleston Invitational and were the 2016 AAAA SC State Champions. Students in the Cane Bay Choirs participate in the ACDA State, Regional and National Honor Choirs, the SCMEA All-State Choirs, the Berkeley County All-County Chorus, 9-10 All Carolina Select Choir at Wingate University, the SCMEA Solo and Ensemble festival and the SCMEA Concert Performance Assessment.Ladies Honors Choir
The Cane Bay High School Ladies Honors Choir is the top performing treble ensemble at Cane Bay. The Ladies Honors Choir performed a featured concert at the 2015 SC ACDA State Conference, were the 2016 Lander Choral Festival Grand Champions and consistently receive Superior Ratings with Distinction in performance and sight-singing at the SCMEA Concert Performance Assessment. In addition to major concerts, the Ladies Honors Choir performs at school and community functions throughout the year, and present an annual performance of the Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. Members of this ensemble also participate in State, Regional and National ACDA Honor Choirs; the 9-10 All-Carolina Select Choir; SCMEA All-state Chorus; BCSD All-county chorus; and Solo and Ensemble festival.Concert Choir:This class focuses on music reading, fundamentals of singing and performance, and prepares students for advancement in the choral department by focusing on upper level choral technique, sightreading and musicianship skills, music theory and music history. No audition is required for placement into this ensemble. This class is fast paced and will performs on all major concerts as members of the Concert Choir. William Bennett, Director of Choirs.