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Tickets for our upcoming Fall Concert (October 11th - 7:00pm) are on sale now:
 
CLICK HERE FOR FALL CONCERT TICKETS
 

We are also accepting reservations for the 2017 Madrigal Dinners - December 16, 17th at 7:00pm, December 18th at 5:00pm
 
 
 

Hello all!  and welcome back to another school year!  
 
 
 
Here are some important upcoming events: 
Saturday September 17th: 8:00 - 1:00 - Cobra Crawl 5K and Fall Festival. We will need all singers there that weekend to help out with our 5K and fall festival. Please help us get the word out as well! Runners can sign up at canebaychoirs.com! We also have LOT'S of vendors, food trucks, live music, fun and games set up for our Fall Festival!
 
We will need all even number students (students should know their choir numbers) to plan to be there from 7:30 - 12:30 and all odd number students should plan to be there from 10:30 - 2:30.  Students are welcome to come for the entire 7:00am - 2:00pm time as well.  Students will receive their 2016-2017 Blue Cane Bay Choirs Polos at the event and will be needed to help throughout the event and afterwards for clean up. The Choir will perform around 11:45 with performances by the Combined choirs, Ladies Honors choir, and Chorale.

September 1 - 30: Audition Window for National ACDA Honor Choir - Please see Mr Bennett for more information.

September 22 - 24: Jacksonville Sings! - we have 20 students travelling to Jacksonville to the University of North Florida to perform with the World Famous Eric Whitacre!

October 7 - 8: SCACDA Honor Choir Weekend - Selected students will travel with us and perform in the Honor Choirs

Monday October 10th: 6:00 - 8:00pm - Fall Concert Dress Rehearsal - MANDATORY REHEARSAL for ALL SINGERS - Auditorium. Singers with unexcused absence from this rehearsal WILL NOT be allowed to perform.

Tuesday, October 11th: 7:00pm - Fall Concert Featuring the Cane Bay Choirs, Cane Bay Middle School 8th Grade Chorus, and the Sangaree Middle School 8th Grade Chorus. Tickets will be $3 and may be purchased through Eventbrite or at the door.
 
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our group please click on the link below:
 
Donation Options
  

 
 Congratulations to Cobra Chorale for winning the 2016 AAAA State Championship and to the Ladies for placing 5th!! We are so proud of all of our choirs for their performance at the SCMEA Concert Performance Assessment!  Chorale and Ladies received straight superiors and the Advanced Concert Choir Received an Excellent rating.  
 

Congratulations to the Ladies Honors Choir for their performance at the Lander Choral Festival on February 12th!  They brought home a Superior Rating, Outstanding Repertoire award, and 1st Place Overall Performance with an average score of 96.3!    
 

The Cane Bay Choirs are proud to have 2 groups selected for conference performances!

- Ladies Honors Choir - selected to perform a featured performance at the 2015 SC ACDA Fall Conference at Southern Wesleyan University, October 23, 2015

 - Cobra Chorale - selected to perform a featured performance at the Southern Division ACDA Conference in Chattanooga, TN, March 9 - 11, 2016

 
Upcoming events 


DVD's from the Fine Arts Holiday Concert are IN and available for $20.

Madrigal DVD's are in as well. If you pre-ordered one please contact Shanon Bancroft at cbhscbctreasurer@gmail.com. 


 
ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS-  
PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL CHORUS FEES ARE PAID.
ALL CHECKS MADE OUT TO:  CBHSCBC
Visit the Charms website to see what your balance is..
 

As always, feel free to contact Mr Bennett with questions, concerns, or comments atbennettw@bcsdschools.net

About 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 was 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 ensemble at Cane Bay. In addition to our 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 was selected to perform a featured concert at the 2011 SCMEA State In-Service Conference, performed on the closing concert of the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival, and performed for the opening concert of the 2013 SCACDA Conference at Coastal Carolina University.  Cobra Chorale consistently receives Superior ratings at State Festival and has placed as high as 2nd in the State in their division.  Students in the Cane Bay Choirs participate in the SCACDA State Honor Choirs, the SCMEA All-State Choirs, 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.

Ladies Honors Choir

The Ladies Choir is the top performing ladies ensemble at Cane Bay. This class focuses on advanced level choral technique, sightreading and musicianship skills, music theory and music history. An audition with the choral director is required for placement in this ensemble. In addition to major concerts, the Ladies Choir  perform at school and community functions throughout the year. Students in this class will also be expected to participate in All-state chorus, All-county chorus, and Solo and Ensemble festival. 2009-2010 was the first year for the Ladies Choir at Cane Bay and they placed 12th overall with a score of 248/300 points at the SCMEA Choral Festival this past March.  In 2010 - 2011 they performed for Y102.5 Christmas live and recieved an Excellent rating at the SCMEA choral Festival with a score of 256/300 points.

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.



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