About the CMS Band 

The Bands

The 8th Grade band is the premier performance ensemble for Clinton Middle School. 
In this class, students finish honing their instrumental performance skills, as well as beginning an in-depth study of how to play together as an ensemble.  In addition to CMS band concerts, students in this group also perform for football games at CMS and CHS, participate in the ETSBOA Jr. Clinic honor bands, and perform for concert festivals around the area.

The 7th Grade band is the intermediate level band where the students finish learning the basic techniques required to be an independent, self-motivated musician so they can move on to the advanced 8th grade level.  Students in this ensemble are also invited to audition for the Jr. Clinic honor bands.

The 6th Grade band
is quite possibly the most important part of the Clinton Band Program.  In this ensemble, students will begin learning how to play a musical instrument and lay the foundation of fundamentals and knowledge crucial to future success in band.


Important Dates 

September              22  -  CMS Homecoming Game - 8th Grade Pep Band

              October                   28  -  Jr. Clinic Deadline

              November               19  -  Jr. Clinic Auditions  -  Maryville Middle School

              December                2-3  -  Jr. Clinic  -  Oak Ridge HS

                                               14  -  Middle School Concert  -  CMS Gym  7:00 pm

6th grade students please be in your seats with music and instruments no later than 6:45 pm.

7th and 8th grade students please be in the gym, in your assigned seat with instrument and music, no later than 6:50 pm.


Please check the CMS Band Handbook for answers to most of your questions.


For more dates and concert info check the CHS Band Calendar.

Also take a look at the High School Band Calendar for all High School Performances.  
Don't forget...all approved concerts you attend (that you do not perform in) are worth extra credit.