From the Band Room - September 24, 2012

Submitted by HKnudson on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:00

A Note from the Directors:

SmartMusic has been distributed to all students. If you have issues that prevent your student from completing the assignment, the parent must send Mrs. Wilkinson an email or note in order for the assignment to be excused.

  • 7th & 8th Grade Students

    There are 20 – 30% of the 7th & 8th grade students who have not completed their "Send us your Password" assignment that was due on Friday, September 14th. There is a sight reading assignment due Thursday, September 20th by midnight and many have not completed this task. SmartMusic is 30% of your student's grade. Not completing the assignment will result in a "0" and affect their chair placement.

Note: When downloading the SmartMusic, the system will require you to upload the most current version of software which may take 5 – 10 minutes. If you experience technical problems with SmartMusic please call the help line 1-866-240-4041 (hours 8:30 am – 9:00 pm CST).

Progress Reports will be coming home next week. We do not have many assignments reflected in this first report, so please do not put a lot of weight on your student's grades.

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Wilkinson

Beach Sweep

The directors would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the Beach Sweep last weekend. Over 50 Cario Band students and their families "swept" the beach. This is just the first of several community service projects the band will participate in throughout the year. For more information, contact Jill Lofstead at

QSP Magazine Sales

  • Orders were due on Wednesday, September 19th. If you forgot to turn in your orders, please bring them to the band room on Thursday, September 20th.
  • Don't forget that subscriptions make great gifts (the holidays are coming). If you sold subscriptions last year, their subscriptions are nearing renewal.

Box Tops

It's that time of year! Get 50 Bonus Box Tops when you buy ANY 8 participating Box Tops for Education products in one shopping trip between 9/19/12 and 9/25/12 with your VIC Card at Harris Teeter. (Bonus Box Tops received instantly via checkout coupon.) Encourage family, neighbors and co-workers to participate.

Remember: Our first Band Room Box Top Battle ends on Wednesday, October 17th. Our top Box Top winner receives a Joey's Bag of Donuts. When you send in your Box Tops to the Band Room, please complete the Box Top Form, so your student's Box Tops can be included in their POD/Team Competition!

SmartMusic Microphones

  • Order Microphone

    A second order for microphones will be placed on Tuesday, September 25th. If you need to order a microphone, please fill out the SmartMusic/Microphone Order Form and return to the Band Room with your payment (please make checks payable to Cario Band Boosters).

    Note: Defective microphones need to be addressed and/or exchanged with SmartMusic.
    If you experience technical problems with SmartMusic, please call the help line 1-866-240-4041 (hours 8:30 am – 9:00 pm CST).

6th Grade

  • SmartMusic

    SmartMusic CDs and microphones were distributed in class on Wednesday, September 19th. Students must return the SmartMusic Assignment by Wednesday, September 26th.

    Important things to know:

    Don't delay activating the subscription and enrolling in the appropriate class.
    Deadline for activation is October 7. After that date, outstanding subscriptions will be canceled and parents will have to purchase a SmartMusic subscription online.
    Refer to the Support page on or call their support line if you have issues with installation, microphones, enrollment or any other technical question (the directors won't be able to help.)
    Every student, even those sharing a subscription with a sibling, must have their own email address to enroll in a class.
    Students who prepaid received microphones in class.
    Every student must be enrolled in "SM 6 Brass and Woodwinds" or "SM 6 Percussion". All students must enroll in "SM 6 Honor Band".
  • Uniform

    We are closing in on the deadline to get measured and order the black pants at Stage Coach (Seaside Farms Shopping Center ~ 1968 Riviera Drive, Suite N, Mount Pleasant, 843-884-7913 ~ Contact Person ~ Bill Luhn). The last day to get this accomplished is Friday, September 28th.