About CMS Band
Located just 12 miles North of downtown Pittsburgh, the North Allegheny School District is home to approximately 8,045 students in grades K-12. The district consists of twelve schools including seven elementary schools, three middle schools, an intermediate high school, and a senior high school. Carson Middle School serves a population of about 700 students. Currently, approximately 90% of the total school population participates in elective Band, Chorus, and Orchestra ensembles. At Carson Middle School, students achieve not only academic success, but have a tradition of excelling in the fine arts. Currently, 148 students in grades six through eight participate in the Concert Band, Jazz Band, and various chamber ensembles. The success of our band program is due to the hard work of the administration, the parents, the community, the educators, and most importantly, our students.
Exciting Band News:CMS Band students raise $525 for Urban Impact Performing Arts!NA Tiger Marching Pride won First Place in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Parade!CMS Wind Ensemble performed with River City Brass on their March 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 concerts!CMS Band raises over $600 in 2012 for the Danville Middle School Flood Relief Fund!CMS Wind Ensemble performed with River City Brass on their March 2, 2012 concert.CMS Band raises $780 for the Shropshire Music Foundation in November 2011!CMS Band performed with River City Brass on their March 11, 2011 concert.CMS Band raises over $600 for the Shropshire Music Foundation in November 2010!NASH Honors Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble I were selected to perform at the 2011 MENC All-Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, MD!!
NASH was named a Grammy Signature School!North Allegheny was named one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" in 2008, 2009, 2013-2019!
The North Allegheny Marching Band marched in the 2009 Inaugural Parade!
The North Allegheny Senior High School Honors Wind Ensemble has been named the High School Classical Group winner in the 31st Annual Student Music Awards Program sponsored by Downbeat Magazine.
The NASH Honors Wind Ensemble was accepted to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association (PMEA) All-State Conference in Valley Forge, PA in April 2009.Exciting Carson News:Band Teacher, Courtney Geary, receives NA Health Hero Award in 2018-19Band Teacher, Courtney Geary, was selected as a Top 150 Caring Teachers of 2018 by PacerTest.comBand Teacher, Courtney Geary, receives the NSTOY Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011String specialist, Anne Funk, receives the PMEA District 1 Citation of Excellence for 2008-2009Choral Teacher, Beth Leckey, recieves the NSTOY Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008
Choral Teacher, David Woten, receives the 2008 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award.