From the Band Room - September 23, 2016

Submitted by NHolland on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 21:52

From the President

We enjoyed a tremendous week in the Cario Band family! The New Parent Breakfast was fantastic, the Letter Writing Campaign and the Coupon Book fundraisers are off to a terrific start, the Beach Sweep had a huge number of volunteers, and our young musicians are working very hard already making music! We have a lot going on in the coming weeks, so read carefully, stay tuned in, and keep encouraging your kiddos to practice! Vincent Van Gogh, one of my favorite artists, penned these words to encourage budding artists:

"If you hear a voice within you saying 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."

Encourage your young musicians today-music is worth it!

Save Around Coupon Book Fundraiser Wrap-up ~

End date: Monday, September 26, 2016

All orders and payments are due into the band room on Monday, 9/26/16. Volunteers will be on hand that day to help process the orders. Thank you to those who have signed-up to help! If you sold one or more books, keep your demo book to give to one of your customers, confirming that it is the correct SC book. Please send in only your order form and payments. If no books were sold, please return your demo book to the band room by Monday. Orders will be filled within 10 days of the end of the fundraiser and you will be notified when orders are available for pick-up. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Robinson at

~There are a couple of slots open if you would like to help with processing on 9/26/16. Please use the link to sign-up to help:

New Parent Breakfast Recap


A hearty THANK YOU goes out to all the parents and 6th graders that attended, and to all the parents, boosters, and 8th graders (and of course Mr. Scott and Mrs. Mumford) for making this event a huge success. This was our first year at Burton's Grill, and those folks were incredible to work with. PLEASE support Burton's Grill when you can, and let them know you're with the Cario Bands!

6th Grade Uniform Pants

Reminder: The deadline to purchase the black uniform pants from Stagecoach is September 28th (next Wednesday!). As of yesterday, we have fewer than 50% of the 6th-grade uniform pants ordered! Please take care of this ASAP! Please email our Uniform chair with any questions at

Smart Music Assignments

6th grade: #11 and #14 are due Sunday, October 2nd. Have your students perform them for you!

7th grade: 2 per week, 1 scale and 1 Essential Elements exercise. These are on Sunday at the end of each week! Check with Mrs. Mumford for more specifics.

Concert Crew Needed

Are you looking for fun and active ways to get volunteer hours? We are forming a CONCERT CREW to help setup and tear down before and after concerts. It does require a little manual labor, but we're mostly looking for supervisors to help guide the band students - they'll do most of the work! If you're interested, please email Nick Holland at and we'll get you signed up.

Important Dates

September 28 - Deadline to order 6th Grade uniform pants from Stagecoach

October 4 & 5 - 7th and 8th Grade UNIFORM NIGHTS, 4-7 PM, Band Room

October 7 - 8th GRADE WANDO BAND NIGHT, Wando Stadium

October 7 - U.S. Marine Band in concert @ Charleston Southern University (concert opportunity)

October 25 - Halloween Concert (7th and 8th Grades) 7:00 PM at Cario (call time is 6:45)