ENSEMBLES

CONCERT BANDS

The Cienega High School Concert Band is an ensemble mostly compromised of Freshmen instrumental music students. This ensemble serves to transition students into high school-level musical pursuits, encouraging the establishment of accountability and individual development. The Cienega High School Symphonic Band is an auditioned ensemble made up of Sophomore, Junior, and Senior instrumental musicians. Both ensembles have enjoyed commercial success in both the Area and State concert festivals. The Concert Band meets during 1st Period and the Symphonic Band meets during 2nd Period. Both ensembles promote the development of individual and ensemble musicianship through diverse and rigorous performance repertoire.

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JAZZ BAND

The Cienega High School Jazz Band represents the best of traditional jazz practices while exploring new fusion techniques made popular over the last few decades. This ensemble meets during 3rd Period, placing an emphasis on performance technique, rudimentary improvisational skills, musicianship, and a sense of personal accountability. Members of this auditioned ensemble are expected to put forth a skilled effort in exhibiting technical and musical growth in addition to a general understanding of the history and common practices of jazz music.

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CONCERT ORCHESTRAS

The Cienega High School String Orchestras consistently offer two performing ensembles, welcoming students of varying abilities. Our groups have benefitted from great individual and ensemble success in its recent years and continue to grow. In addition to extracurricular events/clinics, rehearsals, and performances, these string ensembles meet during 4th Period, placing an emphasis on performance technique and practice, pedagogical knowledge of music theory and history, and exposure to solo, chamber, and large ensemble performance opportunities.

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CHAMBER GROUPS

More information to come

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COPPER THUNDER MARCHING BAND

The Copper Thunder Marching Band is a high-profile ensemble and consists of students in grades 9-12 who are also involved with other CIMP ensembles. It provides the opportunity for students to perform in one of the finest groups on campus as well as in the district. Students will learn the basic concepts of marching and music and combine both skills to create performance art on a weekly basis. In addition to extracurricular events/clinics, rehearsals, and performances, this ensemble meets during Zero Hour. Our students are exposed to performance techniques pervading modern marching arts while also representing many traditional practices. These performers exhibit great musical and athletic ability while entertaining local, regional, and national crowds.

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BOBCAT PEP BAND

The Bobcat Pep Band is an extracurricular ensemble that performs at various winter/spring school and sporting events. This ensemble meets from November-April on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm. This auditioned group exhibits the best combination of school spirit and high-caliber musicianship in support of Cienega High School Athletics. Moreover, members engage in a diverse array of musical repertoire through the performance of music from multiple genres and varying difficulty levels.

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COLOR GUARD

The Cienega High School Color Guard is an auxiliary unit of the Copper Thunder Marching Band. This group meets during Zero Hour as a yearlong class in which students learn fundamentals of dance and artistic movement along with traditional aspects of color guard including: flags, rifles and sabers. This group performs at all of the home and away football games and competitions alongside the Copper Thunder Marching Band, in addition to performing as a stand-alone group during the spring semester at various winter guard exhibitions and competitions. Exhibiting artistry through the unity of dance and musical expression, these performers are a key component to the immersion of arts in the marching band medium. 

Guard Q&A Video on Youtube with Coach Darcei and Captains for 2020/2021

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