From the Band Room - September 9, 2013

Submitted by HKnudson on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 00:00

Notes from the Directors

  • 6th Grade Only
    Uniform Night: We ask that the 6th graders attend Uniform night either on Tuesday, September 10th or Wednesday, September 11th. Since the related arts classes have been shortened this year, we are trying to minimize any disruption to our classes. If you are unable to attend on either of these days, our Uniform Chair will work with your student during their class.
    Percussion Students: Mr. Masie has requested and informed the students to bring the Percussion Kit every Tuesday and Friday only. If there is any change to this plan during the year, the students will be informed in class (this will be a rare occurrence).
  • Lessons Academy
    Schedule: The lessons schedule will be emailed to parents within the next few days. The instructors will receive the schedule today, and will contact every student/parent to inform you of the cost and other important instructions prior to your first lesson. Lessons Academy will begin on Wednesday, September 11th. We will post the schedule and room locations for each instructor on the band room doors. Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to your lesson, to locate your room.
    Lesson Academy Registration: There are limited spots available for each instrument. If you are interested in participating, please complete the Lessons Academy Registration Form and attach a registration payment of $55 (payable to Cario Band Boosters and note your student's name in the memo line).
  • 7th & 8th Grade Only
    The first Practice Chart is due on Friday, September 6th. Please remember to write your name, and have your parent sign the chart.

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Wilkinson

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 4th - Wednesday, September 25th ~ Great American Magazine Fundraiser
Tuesday, September 10th ~ 6th Grade Uniform Night ~ 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 11th ~ 6th Grade Uniform Night ~ 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 19th ~ Deadline to Rsvp for New Family Welcome Breakfast
Saturday, September 21st ~ Nan Jenkins Memorial Beach Sweep ~ Fort Moultrie
Saturday, September 28th ~ New Family Welcome Breakfast


The following Fundraiser is for our General Operating Accounts. As long as we meet our budgeted goal, then 75% of profit from the Student Fundraisers (Fruit, Pie & Spring campaign) go to the student's accounts to help with your Fair Share Assessment and spring trips.

Great American Magazine Fundraiser

Our Great American Magazine Fundraiser was launched on Wednesday, September 4th and a packet was sent home with each student. We like this project because we don't have to sell anything! Just ask your neighbors, friends and family to RENEW their subscriptions (regardless of subscription expiration) through our fundraiser. This benefits our "customers" as subscriptions are slightly less, and we get part of the profit. A true win/win for everyone! Visiting your doctor's office? Ask them to renew their subscriptions.

REMINDER: Don't forget that subscriptions make great gifts, especially with the upcoming holidays! Our on-line sales will continue throughout the year! You can shop on-line at and our Great American school code is 2699635. Have your friends and family renew subscriptions and continue supporting the Cario Band Program.

New Family Welcome Breakfast ~ Saturday, September 28th

This breakfast is for any family that is new to our band program (6th, 7th and 8th grade). This is a great opportunity to meet our Booster Board Members, and for your student to talk to 8th Grade Band Members who plays the same instrument you do. If you have questions, this is the time to ask! Enjoy a nice, hot pancake breakfast courtesy of your Band Boosters. We really are here to serve you and look forward to meeting you! Please return the Welcome Family Breakfast Reservations by Thursday, September 19th or email Kris Carretta Note: If you send an email, please include your student's name, time and the number of people attending. Times are 8 - 8:30, 8:30 - 9, 9 - 9:30 and 9:30 - 10 am.