From the Band Room - September 7, 2015

Submitted by BMorgan on Mon, 09/07/2015 - 18:44

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Lessons Academy begins
  • Monday, September 14, 2015 - Friday, September 25, 2015 Fundraising - Enjoy the City
  • 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

Lessons Academy

Lessons academy will start this week. Please make sure to check the schedule so you know when your lesson is. And please arrive to your lesson at least 10-15 minutes early so the lesson can begin on time.


Band Boosters is sponsoring the SaveAround sale to raise funds for the student accounts. SaveAround is a coupon book (Enjoy the City) that offers hundreds of buy-one-get-one free discounts, along with many other great discounts. You buy one book for just $20 and the student receives $10 profit for each book! You will find out that the book pays for itself after using it just 2 or 3 times. You make your money back and more, plus they make great gifts. The coupon book and information on the fundraiser will be sent home with each student on Friday, September 11th.

  • Start date: September 14
  • End date: September 25

Please return order form with your child's name and band class along with payment for all orders. If only one book was sold, please keep your book and return only money and order form. Orders will be filled within 10 days and sent home with your child.
If you did not sell a book, please return the sample book loaned to you by the company. It must be returned or the band will be charged. Make sure that it is clearly labeled with your child's name.
Please make checks payable to: Cario Band Boosters and on memo line of check put your child's name and band class.
Thank you for supporting the band and the students!
If you have any questions, please contact Angela Redden at 843-224-2267 or

Mark your calendar for future fundraisers!
Pies will be sold October 19th - October 30th. Profits will be applied to student accounts.
Magazines will be sold January 11th- January 22nd. Profits will be applied to the general band account. This will be our last fundraiser of the year.

Nan Jenkins Memorial Beach Sweep ~ Saturday, September 19th

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

Just a reminder that Saturday, September 19th is our annual Nan Jenkins Memorial Beach Sweep at Sullivan's Island on Saturday, September 19th. Anne Underkkofler, 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.

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.

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 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.

Friday, September 11th ~ Wando Marching Band Performance ~ Wando vs. Lexington

Friday, September 18th ~ Wando Marching Band Performance (alsong with 8th grade middle school students) ~ Wando vs. Summerville

Saturday, October 3rd ~ Low Country Invitational (Marching Band Competition) ~ This is an all day event culminating with a performance by Wando Marching Band (around 9 pm).