From the Band Room - September 17, 2012

Submitted by HKnudson on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 00:00

A Note from the Directors:

Mrs. Wilkinson is having intermittent problems with her email. She has CCSD working on the problem, but is unable to answer emails consistently.

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Wilkinson

Beach Sweep

IMPORTANT CHANGE IN SCHEDULE: Due to the tide schedule, the Beach Sweep time has changed come rain or shine.

  • Check-in Time: 9:30 – 10 am
  • Beach Sweep: 10 am – 1 pm
  • Assigned Beach Area: Section 16 - 18

Please send an email to and let us know if you are planning on participating. This is not required to attend, it just helps us have an idea of who is coming.

Trash bags will be supplied for cleanup. Please bring gloves, grabbers, sunscreen and bug spray.

Directions to Fort Moultrie Visitor's Center - 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan's Island:

From Mt. Pleasant and U.S. 17, follow the signs for SC703 and Sullivan's Island (SC703 is not the IOP connector. Coleman Blvd. becomes SC703 at the Royal Ace Hardware intersection.) Take SC703 to Sullivan's Island across the Ben Sawyer Bridge. Continue straight and turn right onto Middle Street. The Fort Moultrie Visitor Center parking lot will be on the right in 1.5 miles.

Outside Concert Attendance Requirement

The Cario Band Program requires each student to attend 2 outside concerts each semester; 3 each semester if you are working towards the 6th grade Honor Medal or the 7th and 8th Grade Honor Band. The purpose of the attendance requirement is to allow students to gauge their level of play and appreciate the talents of others. It also serves to expose students to wind ensembles where professional musicians play the student's chosen instrument. Check out the website and our calendar for Concert Opportunities. Know of an upcoming concert opportunity? Send an email to

  • To receive credit, students must complete the Concert Evaluation Form and attach a concert program.
  • What counts: performances which include the student's chosen instrument; wind ensembles; one marching band performance.
  • What doesn't count: concerts in which the student plays; choral and orchestra concerts.
  • Due dates for the evaluation forms are January 10, 2013 for the first semester and May 9, 2013 for the second semester.

Upcoming Concert Opportunities

  • Friday, September 21st: Wando High Home game, old Wando stadium
  • Friday, September 21st : Charleston Symphony Orchestra Music in the Park
  • Saturday, September 22nd: Charleston Jazz Orchestra Latin Night, Charleston Music Hall
  • Saturday, October 6, 2012: Lowcountry Invitational Marching Band Festival, old Wando Stadium

QSP Magazine Sales – Ends Wednesday, September 19th

On-line sales will continue throughout the year and our QSP school code will be listed on our website.

Please turn in your packets on Wednesday, September, 19th (no early birds please). Janice Artidiello will be coordinating volunteers to collect money and orders in the Band Room on Wednesday. We don't want orders and money to sitting in the band room unattended. Remember: Students that turn in 3 orders get entered in a drawing for a Joey Bag of Donuts (one drawing per class except Jazz Band).

If you haven't yet registered your child for online sales, visit the QSP website at Our school code is 2699635.

Box Tops and Labels for Education

Cario Bands and PTSO are teaming together on a school wide Box Top Campaign! Please remember that Band Students drop off their Box Tops in the Band Room, so we get credit for the Box Tops. Make sure you put your Student Name, Homeroom teacher and POD/Team. Our Box Top chairs will provide Band students' Box Tops numbers to the PTSO so they can be in the running for the School prizes and year end POD/Team prizes. Also, keep an eye out for specials that Harris Teeter and Publics run for Bonus Box Top Coupons. Our first Band Room Box Top Battle will end on Wednesday, October 17.

6th Grade

  • Practice Charts

    The first Practice Chart is due on Friday, September 21st. This will represent practice from Friday, September 14th through Thursday, September 20th. Practice Charts can be found on our website under Quick Links/Forms.
  • SmartMusic

    SmartMusic CDs, the Activation Code and Assignment Sheet will come home on Wednesday, September 19th. The form gives some general directions for installation of the software and creating an account. Important: Your student must use an email account for this subscription. Please contact Mrs. Wilkinson if you have questions regarding the form.

7th & 8th Grades

  • SmartMusic Microphones

    We distributed Microphones to those students that ordered and paid for them. If you have problems with the Microphone, please contact the SmartMusic Customer Help Line. If they can't get the microphone working, then SmartMusic will replace it. Please do not send them into the band room, as we do not have replacement microphones.