From the Band Room - September 29, 2014

Submitted by JonSkelly on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:50

Notes from the Directors

6th Grade SmartMusic

The deadline to enroll and complete the beginning steps in SmartMusic was Wednesday, September 24. All 6th Grade students should have these steps completed at this time.
Essential Elements (EE) Line #12: Assigned September 29, DUE October 7
The first playing assignment in SmartMusic will be sent home (via SmartMusic- they will send an email to the email address your student uses to log in to SmartMusic) on Monday, September 29. Please make sure you have watched the video on the home page of SmartMusic titled "Complete an Assignment". A demo will also be given to the classes on how to complete and submit a playing assignment. Students may have as many "takes" (or attempts to complete the line) as they like until the due date. They should submit their best take in SmartMusic for a grade by Tuesday, October 7.

7th Grade SmartMusic

Line #107: Assigned September 29, DUE October 7

7th and 8th Grade

Please be on the lookout for information for Florida Trip Registration to be sent home sometime next week (September 29-Oct 3).

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, October 7 - 7th & 8th Grade Uniform Night - 4PM-7PM - Outside of the band room
  • Wednesday, October 8 - 7th & 8th Grade Uniform Night - 4PM-7PM - Outside of the band room
  • Thursday, October 16 ~ 8th Grade Wando Band Rehearsal ~ Wando High School Band Field ~ All 8th Grade Band Students ~ Time TBA
  • Friday, October 17 ~ 8th Grade Wando Band Night at Wando Football Game ~ Old Wando Stadium off Mathis Ferry Road ~ All 8th Grade Band STudents ~ Time TBA
  • Tuesday, October 28 ~ Cario Band 7th and 8th Grade Halloween Concert ~ Cario Gym, 7 pm

Beach Sweep

Thank you very much to parents and students who volunteered at the Annual Beach Sweep! If you did not check in with Jon Skelley, Band Booster President, at Fort Moultrie the morning of the sweep, please email so you can be added to the list to receive credit for your volunteer hours.
Despite the weather, our group was part of a total of 150 volunteers that cleaned the beach, collecting 89 bags of trash weighing over 600 pounds!


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 Friday, October 10. Note, this is a general Cario Band fundraising opportunity. Funds raised through the Great American Magazine Fundraiser do not apply towards the Fair Share Assessment.

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, October 4th ~ Low Country Invitational (Marching Band Competition) ~ This is an all day event culminating with a performance by Wando Marching Band (around 9 pm).