From the Band Room - January 30, 2017

Submitted by NHolland on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 14:21

From the President

We have a HUGE week this week, especially for the 7th-grade Band! They are performing at SCMEA this Friday as a part of Mrs. Mumford's clinic. Please check out the 'SCMEA' section later in this issue for more details! We have trip updates in several places, so please read carefully! Be sure to check out the information on our annual Lowcountry Orphan Relief Coat Drive! It's finally here! Thanks for all you do to support the Cario Bands.

Region Band Trip Update And Information

We have an update for the students participating in the Region IV Clinic on February 24-25. Due to the change in location from Charleston Southern University to Claflin University, we have to charter a bus for both days and have secured lunch in the Claflin Cafeteria both days. We ask that each student in Region Band bring $20.00 to offset costs for the trip. That fee covers their meals (lunch both days) and will cover a small portion of the bus cost. Please send $20.00 (either cash or a check made out to the Cario Band Boosters) as soon as possible. Thanks for your flexibility!

I will post the Region Band information to the Cario Band website this week.

Scmea Performance For 7th Grade Band

IT'S THIS WEEK! Mrs. Mumford and the 7th Grade band students have been working hard to make their presentation sparkle! If you are able, please come support Mrs. Mumford and the 7th Grade band on Friday, Feb 3 at 1:00 PM in the Columbia Convention Center! They will be in Ballroom A of the Convention Center. There is a small fee to view the concerts/clinics for the general public, but it will be well worth it! You'll be quite impressed with the presentation and the performance of our 7th-Graders! Autographs will be available in the lobby afterward…

From The Cario Treasury

Current student statements are coming out very soon! Please check your email! If you have questions about your statement, please contact our Accounts Receivable Treasurer at

Florida Trip Update -
Calling All Chaperones!

Are you energetic, possess superhuman strength and patience, or enjoy being around overexcited 7th and 8th-grade band students? If you answered YES to any of those, then you are the perfect chaperone candidate for the Florida Trip! If you are interested in chaperoning the Florida Trip, please send an email to our Florida Trip coordinator Charlotte Andersen at

Florida chaperones will be responsible for 10-15 students and will receive a discounted rate. Chaperones are selected based on the needs of the band. Any interested person should've already completed the CCSD Field Trip Chaperone registration. Please see the 'VOLUNTEER APPLICATION' for CCSD on the FORMS page at

Carowinds Trip For 6th Grade Band

Just a quick note to say we haven't forgotten about you 6th graders! Information for the Carowinds trip for the 6th Grade band will be coming soon!

Lowcountry Orphan Relief Coat Drive! -
Get More Volunteer Hours Here!

Many of you have asked about the annual Cario Bands Coat Drive to benefit the Lowcountry Orphan Relief. It's finally here! Starting TUESDAY, JAN 31, we'll have a box outside the Cario Band room for new or gently used coats of any size. But wait! There's more! This is also a Volunteer Hours Service Project! For every 2 coats donated, you will receive 1 hour of Volunteer credit! Complete the Volunteer Hours Coat Drive form to receive credit for your donations. Coats go in the 'Donation Bin' and forms go in the 'Completed Donation Forms' box. The directors ask all band families to volunteer at least 3 hours a year. This is a great way to fulfill your volunteer hours! Thanks for donating and supporting both the Cario Bands and the Lowcountry Orphan Relief Coat Drive!

Important Dates

January 31 - February 14 - Lowcountry Orphan Relief Coat Drive

Thursday, February 2 - 7th-Grade Band Early AM rehearsal, 7:15 AM, Band Room

Friday, February 3 - 7th-GRADE BAND PERFORMS AT SCMEA, Columbia Convention Ctr., Columbia, SC

February 23 - Jazz Band/Troubadour/Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:00 PM Cario Gym

February 24-25 - REGION BAND CLINIC, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

  • If your student is going on the Florida trip, all fees need to be paid prior to February 18th. Any credit on your account may be applied to your final payment - please notate that on your check!
  • The 7th Grade Band SCMEA fee of $20.00 is due ASAP. If you want to use your account credit toward that, please let our Treasurer know.
  • The 6th Grade Band trip to Carowinds is on the horizon! We haven't posted fees yet, but we will have an online payment option for that trip. Stay tuned!
  • As always, PLEASE write your student's name and purpose for the payment on the memo line of your check