Cedar Drive Middle School

Empowering and inspiring students

Welcome guests! Please find helpful information regarding instruction provided by Mrs. Ridoux.
Office Phone: 732-946-0055 ext. 7348
Welcome Musicians!
 Save the DATE...Subs n' Sounds Dinner Concert Monday June 5, 6:30 at
Colts Neck High School featuring CRES 5th Grade Band and CDMS 6th, 7th, 8th, Colt and Jazz Bands!
    2017 Hershey Park Band Festival Results
Colt Band 1st Place, Superior Rating and Best Overall Concert Band
Adjudicator Comments below
Jazz Band 1st Place, Superior Rating and Best Soloist Award - Megan Smith on Guitar 
Adjudicator Comments below
Colt and Jazz 2017  
Cedar Drive musicians work with composer Darryl Johnson II
 Visiting Composer
Congratulations to Christianna Simon for her acceptance to
All Shore Band!
She performs Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. and Feb. 1st at 7:30 p.m. 
Neptune High School 
Jazz Band performs at Conover Road Elementary
Celebrating "Read (musicAcross America" and "Music In Our Schools Month"
Click the links below to listen to our Jazz Band
Alexandra Grieco and Christianna Simon
for their acceptance to All-Shore Band
on French Horn!
All Shore Concert  
Colts Neck HS Band performing with CDMS Band 
Colts Neck HS Band performing with CDMS Band
7/8 Grade Bands at the Nutcracker Ballet
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CDMS Band students play with CNHS Marching Band 
CNHS Invitational  
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Check out our 7/8th  Grade Band

Congratulations to our Colt Band and Jazz Ensemble 

Hershey Park Band Festival Results
Colt Band - Superior Rating and 2nd Place
Jazz Ensemble - Excellent Rating and 1st Place
You may listen to the adjudicators critique below.
Congratulations to 3 Cedar Drive Band members accepted to
All-Shore Intermediate Band!
All Shore 2015  
Garrett Goldin - Percussion
Elizabeth O'Horo - Alto Saxophone 
Noni Theocharides - French Horn (1st Chair)
8th Graders performing at the CNHS Veterans Ceremony Nov.11, 2014
Veterans Day  
8th Graders participating in CNHS Marching Band Invitational Oct. 25, 2014
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Please fill out Band Info Sheet for communication and volunteering opportunities.
Check out our percussionists at CDMS pep rally

Check out our Rock Band performing "Nothing More" for CDMS student body.
Colt Band  
"Music study teaches lessons about the nature of complexity; about the relationships of parts to wholes; about balance, proportion, interweaving elements, structure, and design. Patience with difficulty and willingness to work in the short term toward long-term goals are essential. The rehearsal/performance sequence teaches how many hours of mental and physical labor must be dedicated to produce a few minutes of excellence." (Samuel Hope)