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Cascade Christian Schools Band

The CCS Band Programs provide students with opportunities to explore, develop, and demonstrate their God-give creative potential.

About the CCS Band Program:

At Cascade Christian Schools we start band in elementary school.  All 5th & 6th graders learn to play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and/or percussion.  Students in elementary school band perform at the Christmas concert and the All-District Band Concert at the end of the school year.

Students at the Junior High & High School can play in the Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Band.  Classes have a mix of grades 7-12 and will be placed according to instrument played and ability level.  These ensembles perform at Band Concerts during the school year as well as various jazz & concert band festivals.

We seek to offer a comprehensive music education at Cascade Christian Schools.  Therefore, students in band learn  much more than how to play an instrument and read music.  We learn about music composition, music theory, sight-singing, ear training, music from other cultures, and students often learn to play more than one instrument.

About the Director:

Don Neptun joined the CCS family in 2017 and is building a culture of excellence in music in our schools.  A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, he has taught band & general music at the elementary, middle, & high school levels.  He resides in Sumner, WA, with his wife, Lori, and their two children, Penelope & Kenzo. 

Mr. Neptun has performed has been lucky enough to perform with some incredible ensembles including, but not limited to, The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, Washington Wind Symphony, Illumni Men's Chorale, & the Olympia Jazz Senators. He has toured the USA & Europe as a trumpet player & vocalist.

Fun Fact: Mr. Neptun's initials spell his name.  Donald Owen Neptun - DON

Things you might hear Mr. Neptun say:  "Excellence in music leads to excellence in life.  Excellence is transferrable.  If you can be an excellent musician, you can be excellent in your career, relationships, or any part of your life."

For information about the band, please contact Mr. Neptun via email:  neptund@cascadechristian.org