Page Updated 7/3/24

Our class season is from August-May. Here are important dates for the 2024-2025 season…so far. More dates, such as performances, events, festivals, social activities, etc. will be added once confirmed.

ALL DATES LISTED BELOW ARE CONFIRMED AS OF July 3, 2024.


Instrument Fittings – Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24. Sign up here.

Beginning Band Boot Camp – August 12, 13, or 14. See the class options here and sign up here.

First Day of Classes – Monday, August 19, 2024

No class – September 2, 2024 – Students may make up this class at a different location or day.

S’Music and S’Mores Social – September 27 (Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Guitar 3, and Bucket Drumming BasiCamp)

Guitar All State Auditions – October 16-26

Band/Jazz All State Auditions – October 30-November 9

No class – October 24-25 – Students may make up this class at a different location or day.

NMMEA District 7 Middle/High School Honor Guitar – Dates and Location TBD (director nominated)

NMMEA District 6 Middle/High School Honor Band audition recordings – November 4-8 – Contact Mr. Bratcher to participate.

No class – November 22 for the NMMEA District 6 Middle/High School Honor Band (Audition only). The festival is November 22-23 for participating students. Location TBD

No class – November 25-29 – Thanksgiving Break

Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal – December 9, Location – Netherwood Park Church of Christ. Beginning Band 9:30-10:30. Concert Band 10:30-11:30. Symphonic Band 11:30-12:30. Guitar 3 1:30-2:30. Guitar 2 2:30-3:30. Guitar 1 3:30-4:30

Winter Concerts – December 10 at Netherwood Park Church of Christ. All Bands 5:30. Guitar and Ukulele BasiCamp 7:30. NO CLASSES THIS DAY.

No class – December 19 -January 1, 2025


Regularly Scheduled Thursday and Friday classes return January 2-3, 2025. However, they do not meet January 9-10. All other classes resume the week of January 6, 2025.

NMMEA All State Music Festival – January 8-11, 2025 – UNM (Audition only)

POPS Concert – March 7, 2025 (Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Guitar 3, and Recorder BasiCamp)

No class – March 17-21, 2025 – Spring Break

NMMEA District 6 Band Solo/Ensemble Festival – April 5, 2025 – Location TBD (Concert and Symphonic Band members who volunteer)

NMMEA District 7 Guitar Solo/Ensemble Festival – April 26, 2025 – Location TBD (Guitar 1,2,3 members who volunteer)

CAPE-NM Graduation Ceremony – May 10, 2025 (Guitar 3 only)

Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal for Guitar 1/2/3 plus Beginning/Concert Bands. Specific times to be determined. May 19, 2025, Location – Netherwood Park Church of Christ

Spring Guitar Recital – May 20, 2025, 6:30 PM, Location – Netherwood Park Church of Christ (All Guitars)

Spring Band Concert – May 22, 2025, 6:30 PM, Location – Netherwood Park Church of Christ (All Bands)