From the Band Room - October 17, 2016

Submitted by NHolland on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 14:29

From the President

Lots of important deadlines in this week's FTBR! Please read carefully so that you are 'in the know'. I tell my students, 'the key to execution is understanding'…now you hold the keys! Have a great week -

8th Grade Wando Band Night - Rescheduled For Friday, October 21

The 8th Grade Wando Band Night has been rescheduled for THIS FRIDAY night, October 21st, 2016. There is NO THURSDAY night rehearsal.

meet at the Old Wando Stadium at 5:00
Wear Cario Band blue t-shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes
All rehearsal will be done before the game on Friday

7th Grade Band Early Morning Rehearsal - Tuesday, October 25Th

In preparation for their Halloween Concert performance, the 7th Grade Band has their final early morning rehearsal on TUESDAY, October 25th at 7:15 AM. Attendance is mandatory. Band Room opens at 7:00

Annual Pie Sale Starts TODAY, October 17th!

You should've received an email from Liz Potter regarding the Annual Pie Sale fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser go directly toward student accounts, so sell as much as you can. Orders must be picked up on November 16th. Mark your calendars for Nov 16!

Calling all BoxTops!

It's time for the Cario Band Box Tops Contest! Each box top collected gives our band program 10 cents! So get busy cutting out your box tops and send them in. They add up fast! But the BoxTops in a Ziploc bag or an envelope, and make sure you label it with the following information:

Student's name
Number of BoxTops
Band Class (6B, 6W, 7B, 7W, 8)

BoxTops must be turned in by THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20th!

Save Around Coupon Books are here!

Coupon book orders will be available for pick-up on:

**Wednesday, October 19th from 4:15PM - 7:30PM in the band room.**

Please plan to come by the band room on Wednesday during this time.

Lesson Academy as well as the final 7th & 8th-grade concert uniform fitting (4:00PM-7:00PM) will also be taking place during this time.

Please note that any coupon book orders not picked up on Wednesday will be passed out in class as the orders are able to be sorted. This will not be until the end of next week. If you have any questions or need to make arrangements for pick-up of larger orders, please contact Stephanie Robinson at Thank you and have a great week!

7th and 8th Grade Uniform Night - MAKEUP DATE: WEDNESDAY, October 19th

The last Uniform fitting day for 7th and 8th-grade students will be next Wednesday, October 19th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM outside the Cario Band room! This is a makeup date for Hurricane Matthew and will be the final opportunity for any remaining 7th and 8th-grade students that need to be fitted for their concert uniform. Please email our Uniform chair with any questions at

Region Band And All-State Auditions Registration Forms Due!

Registration forms are due Thursday, October 20th. If the form is turned in late, students will not be registered. We have a hard deadline we have to follow with the SC Band Directors Association.

We strongly encourage ALL 7th and 8th-grade students to prepare and participate in these auditions. These auditions are something that Cario Band students do very well on. Last year we had 120 students audition, and over 90 of those students were selected to participate in Region or All-State.

More Concert Crew Needed

We have more folks who have joined the CREW for concert help! Are you interested? It's not too late! In case you missed it, 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

October 17 - PIE SALES begin

October 19 - MAKEUP 7th and 8th Grade Uniform Night, 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Cario Band Room

October 19 - SAVE AROUND COUPON BOOK PICKUP! 4:15 - 7:30 PM, Band Room

October 20 - REGION BAND/ALL-STATE AUDITION Registration Form Due

October 20 - BOXTOPS are due

October 21 - 8th Grade Wando Band Night, 5:00 PM, Old Wando Stadium

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

November 16 - PIE SALES PICKUP. Mark your calendars!