Welcome 6th Grade Students!

Welcome to all of the new students in the Clermont Middle School Music Department!  We had a fantastic day today at 6th grade Orientation as we met 23 new band students and 15 new chorus students.  Also, congratulations to the “Flight of Sound” Jazz Ensemble for a fantastic first performance of the year!  A special word of thanks to former Captain Kelly Folsom for helping out today.

We are very excited about meeting our new 7th and 8th grade students as well as welcoming back our veteran members on Thursday.

Need Sheet Music or Piano Books?

You can now order music through Sheet Music Plus and get a 20% discount on most items!  If you click the link below, the Clermont Middle School Music Department will get back 8% of your total sales to spend on music for the band and chorus!  Please remember to use this special link EVERY time you shop their site!


This is a WIN-WIN for everyone!  What are you waiting for!  Go get some new music!!

Jazz Ensemble Camp

Jazz Ensemble camp is coming! We will hold Jazz Ensemble camp from August 3 – 6 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Jazz Ensemble members made a commitment to this week when you accepted the invitation to join the band back in May. We will not have rehearsal on Friday as the schools are still closed on Fridays. Officers should make plans to stay until 6 PM on Tuesday to do some maintenance projects.

A list of music to download will be emailed to you shortly. See you all next week!

New Charms School Code

In an effort to reflect the unification of the music department, the Charms school code has been changed. The new code is ClermontMiddleMusic (all one word). The old one (ClermontMSB) will no longer work. Please use the new code effective immediately.

Charms will be reset for the new school year before August 1st. Please make note of any account balances you may still have. All account balances (both credits and debts) will be carried over into next year.

You can still edit your personal information. We ask that if your phone number, email address or home address have changed, please go onto Charms and change these items. If you have added a cell phone or email address, please also provide these items as we do most of our communications via email.

Four weeks left … hope you’re ready!

All State Audition Information

The 2016 All State Band Audition Information is available by visiting the Florida Bandmasters Page. On this page are links for requirements for both Middle School Concert Band Auditions and Middle School Jazz Band Auditions, which will be held at East Ridge Middle School on September 19. If you are interested in taking any or both auditions, you must register with Mr. Venezio and submit $12 for each audition by August 31.

Information for the Florida Vocal Association’s All State Choral Auditions have not yet become available. Interested students should visit the Florida Vocal Association’s website for written exam study guides and here for sight reading study materials.


Welcome to the NEW CLMS Music Department Web Site!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the new and improved Clermont Middle School Music Department web site!  We have been working hard to bring you an all-inclusive place to go to find everything you need to know and links to all of the places you need to go … and here it is!!

This web site will serve both the band program and the chorus program, just like Charms does!  Visit this site often so that you can stay caught up with the latest news and information.

Have a ‘better than terrific’ day and enjoy the rest of your summer.  See you in a few weeks!

PS: I hope you’re practicing!!!!