From the President
What a tremendous weekend for our Cario students! Congratulations to all of our students that auditioned for Region and All-State Band. We'll have approximately 61 students in Region Band, and over 20 in All-State Band including the alternates. On behalf of the directors, pullout teachers, and lessons academy faculty, THANK YOU for your tremendous work! You make Cario Bands the standard of excellence for South Carolina and beyond!
Region Band And All-State Band Trips
We will have dates and locations for both the Region Band and the All-State Band trips available on the website soon. One very important note: Region Band has been moved to Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. Charleston Southern is unable to host the event this year due to major renovations and repairs to the HVAC system in Lightsey Chapel Auditorium (where the Region Bands usually perform). We'll take a couple of charter buses with the Mount Pleasant middle school students that are in Region Band and provide lunch for them on both Friday and Saturday. The buses will go up each morning and return each night. Stay tuned for detailed information!
Scmea Performance For 7th Grade Band
We're getting close to the special performance and presentation at the SC Music Educators Association conference! The 7th-grade band performs during Mrs. Mumford's featured clinic for the conference. Two more early morning 7th-grade band rehearsals remain - This Thursday, January 26 and Thursday, February 2. Please make sure your 7th-grader attends those rehearsals! They start at 7:15 sharp. Trip itineraries are available in the band room and should've come home with your student. If you haven't received on and you have a 7th-grader, please make sure they bring one home!
Happy New Year! No Really…
We've received several checks for Lessons Academy tuition that were rejected by their banks because they were dated 2016 instead of 2017. Apparently event the corrected and initialed checks were not accepted. Our accounts receivable treasurer will contact you if there was a problem with your check.
From The Cario Treasury
When submitting check payments for band activities, thank you for including your student's name and the purpose of the check on the check's memo line. That is extremely helpful with so many activities and students! We receive many payments for various things - it will save us a tremendous amount of time and energy if you'll provide us those details.
Also, Band Statements will be e-mailed via CHARMS in the near future.
Florida Trip Payment Update
The 2nd payment of $200 was due January 20th. If you missed that, please send in by Jan 27th to retain your child's spot on the trip! If we do not receive your payment, we may begin adding people from the waiting list.
The 3rd and final payment of $199 is due on February 17th. Also, ALL band fees (Fair Share fees, Instrument Rental fees, Percussion Fee, etc.) must be paid in full prior to Feb 17th for your student to be eligible to travel. Finally, they must have a B average or above in band to be eligible! Please consult the trip forms and the band handbook for more information.
|Thursday, January||7th-Grade Band Early AM rehearsal, 7:15 AM, Band Room|
|Friday, February||7th-GRADE BAND PERFORMS AT SCMEA, Columbia Convention Center|
|February||Jazz Band/Troubadour/Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:00 PM Cario Gym|
|February 24-||REGION BAND CLINIC, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC|