From the Band Room - September 13, 2015

Submitted by BMorgan on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 19:47

Important Dates:

  • 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
  • Wednesday, September 23 and 30 2015~Uniform night


Hopefully you recieved your SavAround fundraising packet. Work on getting those sales. All sales will go towards the students account. Contact Angela Redden ( if you have any questions.

8th Graders Only

All 8th graders are required to participate in 8th grade middle school band night this Friday, September 18th. The practice will be Thursday, September 17th at the practice field behind Wando High School (near the Performing Arts Center). The time will be coming home in a flyer with your child. They will perfrom with the band on Friday, September 18th. They will need to be at the football field on Matthis Ferry at 5:30. They will also need to wear their light blue Cario band t-shirt, jeans and if possible white tennis shoes.

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.

Uniform Night

We need all 7th and 8th grade students to come to untiform night on Wednesday, September 23rd or Wednesday, September 30th to pick a dress and tux for this year. You will find the uniforms and someone there to help you outside the band room.

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

The Charleston Wind Symphony is giving its inaugural performance on Sunday Sept 20 at 3:00 PM in the performing arts center at Wando HS. I believe admission is free.

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).