From the Band Room - November 7, 2016

Submitted by NHolland on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 14:00

From the President

We have a fairly light week in the Cario Bands - enjoy the rest! There are some important announcements and updates for Lessons Academy, Smart Music, and the Jazz Band members. I hope you had a chance to see the Wando High School Band Saturday night - the band is nothing short of spectacular this year! They are always incredible, but this year's program seems to have a little extra magic! Encourage your young musicians to keep working hard!

Lessons Academy This Week -

There are NO Lesson Academy lessons on Tuesday, November 8th this week due to the elections and no school that day. Lessons Academy will resume our normal schedule Wednesday, November 9th.

Cario Band Spirit Wear!

Each year Cario Bands offers the opportunity for students to purchase black hoodies with the Cario Bands logo on the front and the option for personalization on the back (student's name and instrument). These hoodies are extremely popular amongst the students and are a way to show their pride in being part of the band. We also offer sports bags with the band logo and option for personalization with their name, as well as cinch sacks, which are useful for the students to take on their spring trips to Carowinds or Florida. The order form attached must be filled out and returned with payment to the band room by November 11th. We cannot take late orders as they would not arrive in time before the holiday break. If you would like the items ordered to be a Christmas gift for your student, please note this on the order form and we can arrange delivery to you at an appropriate time. (Otherwise, orders will be distributed to your student at Cario.) Please contact our uniform chair Caroline McKinney at

Cario Jazz Band Concert - November 15, 7:00 Pm!

Please add this date to your calendars! It was omitted on the Cario Band calendar. Our Cario Jazz Band is geared up and ready for their fall concert. Call time and other information will be available soon! Make plans to attend this upbeat and exciting concert!

Pie Sale Update

IMPORTANT: Pie orders MUST be picked up on November 16. We'll send out time frames for pickup soon. IF YOU DON'T PICK UP YOUR PIE ORDERS on November 16, they will be donated to ECCO.

7th and 8th-Grade Terms Quiz Friday, November 10!

The next terms quiz for 7th and 8th-Grade Band members is this Friday, on list 'Other 2'. Have them practice their terms for you at home! It's also a great way to learn some Italian - that and several Lira will buy you an Italian ice…

7th and 8th-Grade Chair Tests, December 1st after school

Chair tests for all 7th and 8th-Grade Band members will be held after school on Thursday, December 1st. Your students have signed up for a time. Please communicate with them as to when they need to arrive. The chair test should only take about 15 minutes.

6th-Grade SmartMusic Assignments

6th-grade band members have SmartMusic #42 and #48 assignments due on November 13. Please let Mrs. Mumford know if you're having any SmartMusic problems at home!

Online Fee Payment Update & Account Statements

We are now set up to accept online payments in Charms-we simply have to setup up the fixed payments for Fair Share Fees and our Trips in Charms. There is an extra fee for each online payment. We'll prepare updated statements for all students, and you should receive those soon.

Important Dates

Friday, November 11 - Cario Band Spirit Wear Orders due

Tuesday, November 15 - Cario Jazz Band Concert, 7:00 PM, Cario

Wednesday, November 16 - PIE SALES PICKUP

Thursday, December 1 - 8th-Grade Band chair placement tests, after school

Friday, December 2 - Final FSA payment due

Saturday, December 3 - All-County Clinic, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Charleston SOA

Monday, December 5 - 7th Grade Holiday Concert, 7:00 PM, Cario

Tuesday, December 6 - 8th Grade Holiday Concert, 7:00 PM, Cario

Thursday, December 8 - 6th Grade Holiday Concert, 7:00 PM, Cario