From the Band Room - October 1, 2012

Submitted by HKnudson on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 00:00

A Note from the Directors:

Chair Placements for 7th & 8th Grade were announced in class. We are seeing great results! Many students have shown improvement from last year due to their work ethic and at home practice. There are a number of students who are just one step below being lead players. With just a little more encouragement, they can become this year's stars. As with any program there are also a few students who are struggling and scored below the mark. We will send emails to students with information on how to step up to the next level and feedback on how to help those students who are struggling.

We want to thank our parents for your continued support. Great results only come when parents partner with their student to do the work that is necessary to be successful.

Practice Charts: The students are doing a great job turning in Practice Charts. The 7th Grade Brass Class gets a shout out this week for turning in every chart with their name and parent signature. The 6th Grade did extremely well for the first time turning in charts with only 6 charts missing information. There was also a huge improvement in 7th & 8th Grade charts since the beginning of the year. Keep up the good work!

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Wilkinson

CCSD Field Trip Form – Due Thursday, October 18th

CCSD is requiring parents who want to chaperone for our spring band trips to complete a CCSD Field Trip Form. We do not know at this time how many chaperones we need for our trips; however you can't volunteer if CCSD doesn't have your form on file by Monday, October 22nd. Completing this form doesn't commit you to nor is it a guarantee that you will chaperone. Some years we don't have enough parent volunteers and some years we have an overwhelming response to chaperone these trips. Mr. Scott will choose chaperones based on the needs of the band.

Once we receive your form, you will be added to our "Chaperone Group" in our database and sent a confirmation email. If you don't receive a confirmation email by Thursday, October 18th, please contact Caragh Caddell immediately at We will begin working on the Florida Trip Chaperone Team in January and the Carowinds Team in late February.

  • CCSD Field Trip Form and Spring Trip Dates:

    Select the specific trip and print out the CCSD Field Trip Form below. Print your name at the top and sign and date the first section. Don't complete the second section for "Transporting Students in your Vehicle", as this doesn't apply to any of our trips.

    Florida Trip – 7th & 8th Grade: Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 14, 2013, Orlando, Florida
    Carowinds Festival of Music – 6th Grade: Friday, April 26, 2013, Fort Mill, SC
  • Turning in your CCSD Field Trip Form:

    1. Scan your application and email it to
    2. Send it in with your child to the band room.
    3. Place the form in an envelope and drop it off at the front office. Write on the envelope "Jeff Scott" and CCSD Field Trip Form. Your envelope will be placed in Mr. Scott's mail box.
    4. Mail your form to Cario Bands, 1121-B Park West Blvd., #224, Mt. Pleasant 29466 ATTN: CCSD Field Trip Form

SmartMusic - All Grades

Deadline for activation is October 6th. After that date, outstanding subscriptions will be cancelled and parents will have to purchase a SmartMusic subscription online.

For more information on how to steps for submitting an assignment, please review the SmartMusic How to Open, Practice and Submit an Assignment, which is located on the SmartMusic tab under "For Parents and Students".

Note: If you experience technical problems with SmartMusic or your microphone, please call the help line 1-866-240-4041 (hours 8:30 am – 9:00 pm CST).

Student Financial Statements

Every year the treasurer receives numerous emails with questions regarding "Student Statements". The first statement will be emailed to parents on Friday, September 28th. Please review Understanding Your Student's Financial Statement , before you send an email to the Treasurer.

Recycle Ink Cartridges

We need a volunteer to coordinator our Ink Cartridge Recycling Program. This involves picking up ink cartridges from the band room and taking them to Office Depot once a month. Please contact if you are interested.

6th Grade

  • First SmartMusic Playing Assignment

    Students will receive their first playing assignment in SmartMusic on Friday, September 28th. Line #12 - First Flight is due on Wednesday, October 3rd.
  • Uniform

    Friday, September 28, is 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).

Outside Concert Opportunities

Wando Lowcountry Invitational

The Wando High School Band Boosters are pleased to announce the 2012 Lowcountry Invitational Marching Band Festival to be held at the Old Wando High School Stadium. High school marching bands from 1A to 5A in the South Carolina Lowcountry, surrounding areas, and even neighboring states will be competing throughout the afternoon and evening, followed by an exhibition by the Wando High School Marching Band.

  • When: Saturday, October 6th
  • Time: 2:30 – 10 pm
  • Wando Bands Exhibition Performance 9 pm (approximately)