CCS Connections Spring 2021

CCS Fine Arts


I f you had the privilege of attending any of the home football games, you heard Dr. Toney Jr. and the CCS Lancer Band bringing the pep. His passion and love for learning has been felt around campus. The band has led the charge at our first two pep rallies, and often you will hear his solo trumpet at various CCS athletic events playing the fight song, even when the pep band is not scheduled to play.

Dr. Toney Jr. arrived at CCS with an impressive resume including a music education Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in woodwind conducting. Having conducted university bands, high school marching band, middle school, and elementary band, including orchestra, there was only one setting he had never taught in before, Christian education. He is thankful to be here. “What I most enjoy is the Christian culture of Cambridge. The foundation from which students and parents are working. The students are very well behaved and enjoy learning. It makes teaching fun!”

We will have multiple students participating in solo and ensemble competition February 12th and 13th. It will be a unique experience as it will be pre-recorded and students will virtually meet with the judges.” Dr. Toney Jr. has a passion for excellence while helping students find an appreciation for their instrument. There are big plans for the band program. “It would be my desire to see a comprehensive band program, concert bands with full instrumentation, increased participation


in the program with a jazz band and marching band.” We believe that with the foundation that is being

Connections are being made one with another. “This year has gone well in that the students like what is taking place. They are enjoying being a part of the band.

laid, our Lancer bands will continue the tradition of excellence.

By Dr. Austin Temperley, Upper School Principal

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