Congratulations to the 2018-19 Officers and to all of the c/o 2018 Honorees!

This has been an incredible year full of amazing performances and treasured memories. It has truly been an honor and privilege making music with you all!

The newly appointed officers are now posted on the Leadership Team page and all of those students who earned the department’s top honors have now been listed in the Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to all of the 55 students who are graduating from our band and choral programs. Best of luck to all of you!

We are now eligible to accept charitable donations through Amazon Smile!

You can support us without costing you an extra cent! When you shop on Amazon, shop through Amazon Smile and select us as your charity. We benefit from a percentage of your purchase every time you check out on Amazon! Now, that’s easy! Here’s the link to get you started:

Jazz Ensemble CD Release Party & Spirit Night

The CLMS “Flight of Sound” Jazz Ensemble will host its annual CD Release Party and Spirit Night at Let’s Skate in Winter Garden on Wednesday, July 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Skating is $6 per person (cash only) and $1 from each admission will be donated back to the CLMS Music Department. Be sure to tell them you are with our group when you pay at the ticket window.

The 2017-18 Jazz CD “Gonna Fly Even Higher” will be on sale. Pre-Orders are $10 each and CDs purchased on the night of the event are $12 each.

Please come out, support the CLMS Music Department and have fun with us! All are welcomed and we hope to see you there!

Sync the Calendar and Stay Informed

The CHARMS calendar is where we post all of our events as they are scheduled and the best way to plan ahead. Syncing this calendar to your home computer or phone is easy . . . follow these instructions:


1. Go to Settings

2. Touch “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”

3. (For iOS 10, touch “Calendars”

4. Under Accounts, touch “Add Account”

5. On the Add Account screen, touch “Other”

6. Under Calendars, touch “Add Subscribed Calendar”

7. For the server value, enter the URL of the public calendar:

8. Touch “Next” in the upper right corner

9. It will verify the server then show a subscription page. Change the description if you like.

10. Touch “Save” to save the subscription.


To sync with Android devices, you will need to use your Google account and have a Google calendar created.

In your Google calendar on a real computer:

1. Under “Other Calendars” click the Add link

2. Select “Add by URL”

3. Enter the following URL:

4. Click “Add Calendar”

5. Google will being to sync your calendar, and it will appear on the screen.

6. Click “Settings”

7. Change the long name of the new calendar to something you will remember such as “CLMS Music”

8. Your phone should automatically be set to sync with your Google Calendar.

9. On your phone: Click on “calendar”, then bring up the settings on the calendar. Click on Calendar Sync. You should see your google account listed already. Make sure Auto-Sync is checked.

Windows Phones:

For Windows Phones with the new “Mango” upgrade you can now sync your Charms Calendar

1. On your PC, open the Windows Live Calendar site for the account your phone uses.

2. Click the “subscribe” link (between NEW and SHARE)

3. Make sure “subscribe to a public calendar” is selected

4. Enter as the Calendar URL

5. Enter “CHARMS” for the Calendar Name. The color and charm don’t apply to the phone.

6. Click Subscribe to calendar

Jazz Under The Stars Concert, BBQ Dinner & Silent Auction

On Friday, May 5, the “Flight of Sound” Jazz Ensemble will present Jazz Under the Stars.  It will begin at 6:00 PM in the courtyard outside the cafeteria.  Admission is FREE and seating is available or you can bring a blanket or chair and sit where you like.  BBQ Dinners will be available for $6 per person and the meal is from Oakwood Smokehouse of Clermont.

We will also have great items to bid on in our annual Silent Auction.  The auction will be open until 8:00 PM and winners can pay with cash, check or money order for items won in the auction.

All proceeds go to benefit the jazz studies program at Clermont Middle School.

The 5th Annual Beginning Band Clinic “Basic Training” is this Saturday!

This is a really great event we host for all the new middle school beginning band members in our area. This year, we are excited to have East Ridge MS, Windy Hill MS, Umatilla MS, and Carver MS join us.

For information, please see the PDF Flyer

Looking forward to a great turn out and lots of musical learning and growth!

Ritter’s Spirit Night Is Here!

Come on out tonight (Thursday, September 19) from 5 PM to 8 PM to Ritter’s on Highway 50 and enjoy a cool treat!  The CLMS Music Department will make 20% of all sales made in that window when the customer mentions us at the register!  Please pass this on to all of your friends and neighbors too!  I hope to see you tonight!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Open House!

I wanted to thank all of the parents and students who came out to the Open House event tonight.  It was great to see you all.  I wish we had more time to spend together, but I look forward to seeing you all at the 1st Music Parent Association meeting of the year on September 15th.  Look for information coming soon!