From the Band Room - September 23, 2013

Submitted by HKnudson on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 00:00

Notes from the Directors

6th Grade Only

  • 6th Grade Practice Charts
    6th Graders should begin filling out practice charts beginning next week (September 23-27). The directors will go over how to complete charts with students in class on Monday. The first chart is DUE on Friday, September 27.
    Important: The Practice Chart Form can be found on the band website It should be printed at home each week and should be filled out every time your child practices.
  • Practice Charts count as 10% of your child's grade in band 120 minutes=a grade of 100%.
    Practice Charts MUST have the Student Name (first and last), and a Parent Signature to be valid.
    Practice Charts are due weekly, and should be turned in EVERY Friday.
  • SmartMusic Installation Instructions and the first assignment were sent home on Wednesday, September 18th. A separate email was sent to parents with the Instruction Sheet and the SmartMusic helpline phone number. The first assignment "Send your SmartMusic Password" is due Wednesday, September 25th.

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Wilkinson

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 25th ~ Great American Magazine Fundraiser Closes ~ Please Return Packets
Friday, September 20th ~ Deadline to Rsvp for New Family Welcome Breakfast
Saturday, September 21st ~ Nan Jenkins Memorial Beach Sweep ~ Fort Moultrie 8:30 - 9:00 am Check-in/8:50 am group picture/Beach Sweep 9 - 11 am
Saturday, September 28th ~ New Family Welcome Breakfast

Nan Jenkins Memorial Beach Sweep ~ Saturday, September 21st

Note: This event counts towards the Family Volunteer Band Requirement lasting 2 - 3 hours.

Just a reminder that Saturday, September 21st is our annual Nan Jenkins Memorial Beach Sweep at Sullivan's Island on Saturday, September 21st. Jill Lofstead, our community service chair, will be checking in Cario Band volunteers at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center (FMVC) between 8:30 and 9:00 am. We will take a group picture at the visitor center at 8:50 am. We would like to get an estimated number of people who plan on participating. Please send an email to to let us know if you are attending (include your student name and the number attending).

Our assigned area on the beach is within walking distance of the Visitor Center. Trash bags and trash forms with clipboard will be supplied for clean-up. Bring gloves, grabbers, sunscreen and bug spray. We will scour the sands until noon or until we're done (whichever comes first). We return to the FMVC to throw away trash in their dumpsters and turn in reports of what was found on the beach. All students are encouraged to participate in this fun... yes, fun... clean-up day.

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.


Great American Magazine Fundraiser

Remember to ask your neighbors, friends and family to RENEW their subscriptions (regardless of subscription expiration) through our fundraiser. Please send in your Great American Magazine packet on Wednesday, September 25th.

Concert Opportunities

Students are required to attend a minimum of 2 concerts (3 if you are working toward 6th Grade Honor Medal or 7th & 8th Grade Honor Band Award) per semester. A concert is defined as one where your student's instrument is being played. If you know of a concert opportunity with your church or in our community, please email with a subject line of "Concert Opportunity" for the FTBR (please include the admission cost).

Reminder: Only one Wando Band Marching performance counts towards your concert attendance. Wando High School games are not a drop off event. Middle school students must be accompanied by an adult. This is a policy set by Wando High School Administration.

Saturday, September 21st ~ The Wando Marching Band is having a mini-camp at the Wando Stadium. They will begin performing portions of their show at the Wando Stadium in full uniform at 7:40 PM, and will do a full run-thru of the entire marching band show at 8:40 PM. Students may use this performance as one of their concert evaluations (Remember- only ONE marching band event may be used).

Friday, October 5th ~ Low Country Invitational (Marching Band Competition) ~ This is an all day event culminating with a performance by Wando Marching Band (around 9 pm).
Friday, October 11th ~ Wando Middle School Band Night ~ Come hear Cario, Laing and Moultrie 8th Grade Students perform with the Wando Marching Band.
Friday, October 20th ~ Wando Marching Band Performance ~ Wando vs. Summerville