Flute

Ben Milbury

Maurice Goldstein

Yitao Li

Seth Klumph

Clarinet

Will Richgels

Brian Turner

Henry Atkinson

Arther Manchester

Cody Richardson

Joshua LaTouche

J.J. Slavinsky

James McMIllian

Philip Sater

Daniel Smith

Hugo Larrea

Will Sauser

Nicholas Pharr

Bass Clarinet

Max Thielemier

Contra Bass Clarinet

Alex Loftin

Alto Saxophone

Logan Eavenson

AJ Perry

Tenor Saxophone

Orlando Urra

Andrew Scherson

Baritone Saxophone

Connor Singleton

Trumpet

Andrew Devall

Jacob Rodgers

Noah Landwehr

Mickey Kauffman

Ben Nielsen

Gordon Gunn

Caleb Mack

Patrick Canter

Kendrick Morgan

Jeremy Ball

Thomas Fowlar

Ricky White

Alex Carroll

Horn

Garrett Mitchell

Nick Ireland

Louis Sanchez

Jonathan Franklin

Jacob Ripberger

Tyler Anderson

Trombone

Franklin Pera

Uriah Bynum

Joey Forcherio

Austin Wright

Freedman Steorts

Connor Meeks

Cameron Cook

Daniel Dial

Cameron Benson

Jonathan Forcherio

Garrett Moore

Connor Rasbery

Euphonium

Collin Abbott

Keenan Kellough

Shae Rohland

Tuba

Christian Burress

Jack Charbonnet

Giovanni Meza

Thomas Alsenas 

Rick Neal

String Bass

Griffin Rone

Britt Mallery

Percussion

Miguel Pilcher

Reno Warmath

Joey Graham

Sidney Murrell

Ian Shapiro

Ellis Keplinger

JR Swauncy

Griffin Butler

Dorian Canales

 

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The 2013-2014 marked a milestone in the history of CBHS. Fifty years ago, in the fall of 1963, CBHS quietly became the first racially diverse campus in the Mid-South, with the admittance of African-American student Jesse Turner Jr.  This school year also includes other historical milestones: The 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, and the 50th anniversaries of the assassination of John F. Kennedy and of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington. It was in the spirit of honoring these significant points in history that the Christian Brothers Band approached its year of performance. 

 

The fall began with the band's performance at the Senior Ring Mass in August and continued with a strong presence on the campus with performances at the Christian Brothers High School Integration anniversary ceremony honoring Jesse Turner, Jr., and the 2013 Affiliation to the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.  The Pep Band performed at the football games and traveled to Nashville with the team for the playoff game. 

 

The Historic Band this fall performed proudly at The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, the Wings Cancer Ride Send Off, Grandparents Day, the Massing of the Colors and they won 1st place in the Memphis Veterans Day Parade. The Concert Band concluded the fall semester with its annual Fall Concert. 

 

The Christian Brothers Band spent their Spring Break on the road. The group went to the Washington DC area to perform their 2014 Capitol Tour. Plans for the trip began in the fall when the band received word that they had been invited to perform at the invitation-only concert at the Kennedy Center. 

 

The band met Congressman Steve Cohen for a tour of the Capitol Building. The Itinerary also included a visit to Ford's Theater to present a framed photograph of Professor Paul Schneider. Schneider, the school's second band director (1882-1892), was a touring musician who performed in Ford's Theater the night President Lincoln was assassinated. Another highlight was attending a performance of the National Symphony and the "illuminated Monuments Tour," a night-time bus tour that took the band to view many of the city's renowned monuments, such as the Jefferson Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Additionally, the group attended Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

 

But the trip was not meant to be just for sightseeing. During their tour, the band performed daily in a variety of venues leading up to their performance at The Kennedy Center. Beginning in Baltimore, Maryland, the group performed in Calvert Hall, on the campus of the first Christian Brothers School established in America. Next the group performed for students of St. Joseph School in Martinsburg, West Virginia. There was also a performance for students at St. Ann School in Arlington, Virginia.

 

An outdoor performance at the Lincoln Memorial drew a crowd of on-lookers as the Christian Brothers Band performed its program of patriotic tunes. Tourists paused their sightseeing and the emotion of the moment swelled when veterans in wheelchairs and active service personnel in uniform began filling in to hear the concert. 

 

The band performed the concert "Freedom, Liberty, Sacrifice" for a large crowd at the Kennedy center.  The works were historically significant opening with "I have A Dream - A tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr." Next was "Elegy for a Young American" which pays tribute to John F. Kennedy followed by "Gettysburg: The Third Day." Following "Gettysburg" was "With Malice Toward None" narrated by Brian Turner (Band Vice-President and son of Jesse Turner, Jr.). The work tells about Lincoln’s life and was altered from its original text to include facts about Christian Brother's integration. The band closed with "Freedom Plus!" by Wayne Oldham and Jack Hale. Hale was a member of the Memphis horns and wrote the march to commemorate Christian Brothers' integration in 1963. 

 

Upon their return to Memphis the band performed at the Re-opening of the National Civil Rights Museum, the Founders Day Mass and finished the year in their new band uniforms at the Annual Spring Concert and Graduation. 

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President

Franklin Pera

Vice President

Brian Turner

Secretary

Garrett Mitchell

Librarian

Cody Richardson

Sargeant-at-Arms

Will Richgels

Ralph Hale Award

Franklin Pera

Paul Schneider Arion Gold Medal

Will Richgels

John Sandridge Award

Brian Turner

Directors Award

Garrett Mitchell

Mike Krepper Jazz Award

Alexandra Howard

Captain Harrison Marching Award

Uriah Bynum

Br. Maurelian Award

Connor Meeks

Ben Milbury

Nick Ireland

Seth Klumph

Amro Music Award

Maurice Goldstein

Joey Graham

Mickey Kauffman

All State Members

Andrew Devall

Matt Lee

Henry Atkinson

Alex Loftin

All West Members

Franklin Pera

Cody Richardson

Noah Landwehr

Brian Turner

Cameron Benson

Joey Forcherio

Jonathan Forcherio

Austin Wright

Philip Sater

Will Richgels

Max Thielmeir

Griffin Rone

Joshua LaTouche

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