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!

Introducing the newly announced members of the prestigious Clermont Middle School Flight of Sound Jazz Ensemble for 2016-17!

CLMS Band Logo JazzCongratulations to the following fine student musicians who have gone through a rigorous audition process and have been selected to participate in Clermont Middle School’s premiere performance ensemble, the  “Flight of Sound” Jazz Ensemble for 2016-17 school year:

  • Jane Orr*

  • Angelina Pancham

  • Luke Anderson

  • Ryan Hinson

  • Camille Duhart

  • Aidan Lee

  • Ethan Pring*

  • Micah Turner

  • Brenya Krueger

  • Avery Lackey

  • William Buchanan

  • Diego Menendez-Marcano*

  • Jack Spackman

  • Adam Dashtaki

  • Jaelyn Allen

  • Abdiel Caraballo

  • Deana Georges

  • Joseph Young*

  • Avery Bolano

  • Andres Serrano

* denotes section leaders



Congratulations to the four students who made the 2016 FBA Middle School All District Jazz Band!

We are proud to announce the four members of our program who have been selected to participate in the 2016 FBA MS All District Jazz Band this year:

Alexis Miller (2nd tenor sax), Christian Clem (lead trombone), Caleb Allen (bass trombone) and Noah Campbell (3rd trumpet)

All of the student musicians who were selected will rehearse and hold a concert on Saturday, April 30th at 1pm at Mount Dora High School.

The Jazz Ensemble is raising funds to go to OrlandoFest!

We are headed to OrlandoFest (a musical festival held at Universal Studios) on April 2, where we will have the opportunity to perform for esteemed judges and participate in an educational clinic. Activities like these reinforce teamwork while providing opportunities for personal and ensemble growth.

Our students are diligently fundraising to help pay for this trip and any help we receive from the community will greatly appreciated by me, the proud Director and by the students and their families.

Visit gofundme.com/clmsjazz if you are interested in making a small donation towards our goal and please share with your friends and family on FB. Thank you.

The Fall Jazz Ensemble and Falcon Singers Concert is tomorrow!

Our Fall concert is upon us tomorrow evening, Thursday October 15. The Flight of Sound Jazz Ensemble and Falcon Singers will be performing on the stage of the Clermont Middle School Auditorium at 7pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great music from these fabulous and inspiring young people. Special guest Matt Cremisio will be our Choral accompanist and will also perform with the Jazz Band! Admission is free for everyone although donations are encouraged. A concession stand will be available for light drinks and snacks.

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.

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!