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TEMPO News Archive

See the (New) Marching Band Uniforms! (February 17, 2021)
Progress on the new Ichabod Crane Marching Band uniforms designed by FJM Uniforms is moving right along!

The sample uniform used to size our Marching Band/Color Guard students for their individual outfits recently arrived in the district and it looks amazing! We knew the uniforms would look great based on the concept sketch (scroll down to our original post for it) but seeing the fitting sample in person has exceeded our expectations! Below are two of our high school students trying on the sample uniform for their fittings.

HS Band/Marching Band Director Is State Farm Teacher Assist Winner! (February 12, 2021)
We are pleased to announce that Ichabod Crane High School Band/Marching Band Director, Jennifer Edwards, was chosen as a New York State Farm Teacher Assist grant recipient! With the ongoing pandemic teachers around New York State have adapted teaching methods to meet these challenging times. State Farm’s Teacher Assist program grants each winning teacher $2,500 to implement those teaching methods and ideas in their schools.

Congratulations to Ms. Edwards’ winning proposal to benefit the band program! Out of the 200 submissions in New York State, Ms. Edwards’ proposal was one of only 40 Teacher Assist winners selected by the State Farm Review Committee! Thank you to State Farm for supporting New York State schools and Ichabod’s music program!

Middle School Musicians Accepted to NYSBDA Honor Band (December 14, 2020)
Congratulations to the seven Ichabod Crane Middle School Band Members for their acceptance to the NYS Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Middle School Honor Band! The NYS Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) is a statewide group of band directors who host an annual symposium for music educators and students. Students in the symposium ensembles are selected from school districts across New York State based on their musicality and leadership skills. These Ichabod Middle School students will rehearse with professors and conductors, as well as work with an audio engineer to play in a virtual band of 167 talented young musician peers! Their performance will be live-streamed on March 6th, 2021.

Click here to see all the Middle School students selected by NYSBDA and their pictures.

Announcing New Marching Band & Color Guard Uniforms! (November 30, 2020)
Ichabod Crane HS Marching Band Concept ArtWe are excited to announce something exciting in the works for the Ichabod Crane Marching Band and Color Guard. This year they will be receiving new uniforms!

The concept art pictured is the new uniform for the Marching Band musicians, the concept art for our Color Guard students is still in the works. Thank you so much to FJM Uniforms for their beautiful work so far on designing the new uniforms!

The sample uniform based on the concept art is currently being made and will arrive in the district a few weeks from now. The next step from there is sizing our students for their individual uniforms and placing the final order. It will then be several months before all the final uniforms arrive in the district during the second half of the school year.

Read the full story about the new uniforms and see a full image of the concept art by FJM here.

High School Students Qualify for All-State Music Festival (October 12, 2020)
Exciting things are happening in the music department at Ichabod Crane!

Although the annual All-State Music Festival will look different this year, the prestige of the ensembles, as well as the rigor of the process to be qualified, remains intact. Two seniors from the ICC Vocal Program have been selected this year:

  • Erin Curry (Alto I, Mixed Chorus)
  • Miah Nooney (Soprano II, Alternate)

In order to be selected for this group, students must participate in NYSSMA solo adjudication at the highest level, and receive a perfect/near perfect score. Congratulations to these outstanding musicians!

Ichabod Music Dept. Receives National Recognition (September 24, 2020)
In case you missed it last school year during the closure, Ichabod Crane Central School District was designated as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by The NAMM Foundation!

This designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. We are SO proud of our dedicated Music Dept. faculty, both past and present, as well as our committed students for their enthusiastic participation in music programs over the years.

Read the full story by clicking here.