From the Band Room - August 31, 2015

Submitted by BMorgan on Sun, 08/30/2015 - 16:53

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Fast Start Cinic Brass 4-6pm
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Fast Start Clinic Woodwinds and Percussion 6-8pm
  • Thursday, September 3, 2015 Student packet forms due
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Lessons Academy begins
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 8th grade rehearsal with Wando (rhearsal field at Wando)
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 8th Grade Wando Band Night (Old Wando Stadium)
  • Saturday, Sepember 19, 2015 Memorial Beach Sweep 9:00

Fast Start Clinic ~ Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mandatory Fast Start Clinic ~ Please check in 15 minutes earlier than your time so that we can be ready to start on the hour.

Brass ~ Wednesday, September 2nd ~ 4:00-6:00pm (be there at 3:45 so we can get started at 4:00)

Woodwinds & Percussion ~ Wednesday, September 2 ~ 6:00-8:00pm (be there at 5:45 so we can start at 6:00)

Drop-off & Pick-up Location: Please use the gym as the drop-off & pick-up location for the safety of our children!
For students that use Cario Band instruments, you will use your school instrument located in the closet. IMPORTANT: You must bring your mouthpiece.
For students that rented instruments from Music & Arts, those instruments will be delivered to the band room on the day of your clinic unless you picked it up from the store.
Bring your Instruments to Class:
Students should bring their instruments to class starting Thursday, September 3, 2015

Nan Jenkins Memorial Beach Sweep ~ Saturday, September 19th

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

Mark your calendars for September 19th! In memory of our former band booster president, Nan Jenkins, the band will participate in the annual Beach Sweep at Sullivan's Island. Anne Underkofler, 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.


Letter Writing ~ The letter writing went well this week. The total numbers of letters sent out was 1,379!! Thank you to the volunteers who came in and helped. We couldn't do it without your help. The kids also did a great job and we want to congratulate Bennett Coleman and Merritt Redden for winning the drawings for the gift certificates.

Welcome Breakfast

I also just want to say how proud I was of the 8th graders on Saturday at the Welcome Breakfast. I was so impressed with how they jumped in and did their jobs and how they talked to the new families and made them feel welcome. It was just an awesome sight to see and I just wanted to say Thank you! to those kids who came and good job! Also, thanks to the parents who came and helped out and the board boosters as well. I love to see how when a group works together so much more can be done than when we work alone and the sastified feeling you get from what is accomplished together.

Please visit for updated information on upcoming band events. Dates, times and locations are subject to change.