The CMHS Marching Band students are all overwhelmed with joy with all the new items their band is obtaining. Mrs. Gilboe, the CMHS Marching Band director, teacher of the music programs, and creator of the new uniforms, commented that the uniforms were perfect and that she wouldn't change a single part. They are a grand addition to the CMHS Marching Band.
Another new addition to the CMHS Marching Band is the new band room everyone's excited for. Band students have been in the same band room since 1958, as that room is the original. Mrs. Gilboe is quiet excited for the new band room stating that its going to be much more functional in addition to having an air conditioning system and new lockers. It was originally planned to be ready in December but due to the discovery of some issues in the framework of the building, they have rescheduled its opening to January or possibly even February.
The theme this year for the CMHS Marching Band is Corner of the Sky with music from the musical, Pippin. Pippin is an exciting story, as told by a circus, about a boy named Pippin who is looking everywhere for his little corner of the sky. Mrs. Gilboe said she chose this theme because she wanted the group to experience a live show and found that Pippin was touring here in California. The CMHS Marching Band visited the Pantages Theater in Hollywood and saw the live musical with the original Broadway cast on November 2, 2014. She also loved the music, Corner of the Sky, Magic to Do, Extraordinary, and Morning Glow. But she especially loved the theme it portrays about finding your place in this world and not being side tracked by tricks and false beauty. Mrs. Gilboe was pleased to have Pippin be performed in the new uniforms, and was excited upon performing in the new theater. She loved everything about the new theater including its impressive technology, its large stage (finally the whole band can fit!), and its overall beauty. Mrs. Gilboe is very pleased with all the new changes and believes that after so much hard work, the improvements are well deserved.
Of course there was always the reoccurring issue of instruments needing repair and better technology every so often. She's excited about the school becoming more interested in improving the performing arts programs. She is extremely thankful to the school for such amazing improvements everywhere. Upon asking her if she felt that so many changes would make an impact on the performing arts programs, she smiled and said “Success Breeds Success!”