Rae Dennison

Welcome to Band at CHMS

  • Mr. Rae Dennison is the CHMS Band Director. He works alongside CHHS Band and also assists with Troy Elementary Band (5th Graders). 


    From Mr. Dennison:

    Band is made up of students just like yours. Most of them have never played a band instrument before and may have little or no music reading skills. Many see band as a class on learning to play an instrument, but we know it is much more than that. It is the development of a family of friends that will last a lifetime. It is also the establishment of some rather profound environmental influences which will determine much of your child's success in all aspects of education, not just band.

    Band classes will meet during the school day only with two or three after school concerts during the year. The instruments our beginner band students will learn to play are flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba.

    One of the most positive experiences you can offer your child is the chance to learn self-discipline at an advanced level through participation in band. Their social skills, communication skills, self-concepts, cooperative talents and creative mind will all be nurtured through their study of music. These life-skills will serve as an important foundation as they take on various responsibilities in their future. However, band is more than that. CHMS and CHHS band students have a lot of fun. They have recently taken trips to exciting places like Six Flags, Washington D. C., Orlando, St. Louis, and Williamsburg.

    If you still have questions or concerns, please contact me by email or by phone at the number below. I look forward to getting to know you and hope that you and your child will discuss the possibility of joining our outstanding band program.


    Musically Yours,

    Rae Denison

    CHMS Band Director



    CHMS  334-566-5770