From the Band Room - March 6, 2017

Submitted by NHolland on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 14:14

From the President

We're not quite to the 7th inning stretch, but the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to glow a little! We have a flurry of activity over the next few weeks, so pay close attention to dates, deadlines, and celebrations! Thanks to all the parents that were able to chaperone for the Region Band trip a couple weeks ago! The kids represented Cario beautifully. On the horizon - Jazz Band/Percussion Ensemble, All-State, Skyzone fun day, Concert Performance Assessment (affectionately known as 'festival'), the FLORIDA trip for 7th & 8th graders, and the CAROWINDS trip for the 6th graders! Before long, we'll be zeroing in on the Spring concert, the Beach Bash, and the end of the year! Okay, everyone take a deep breath, and dive in!

Jazz Band/Percussion Ensemble Concert Tonight!

I hope and pray your musicians have shared with you that the JAZZ BAND/PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE & Troubador concert is TONIGHT at 7:00 PM in the Cario gym! Jazz and Percussion students need to arrive by 6:15 PM in the Concert attire. This includes both 8th grade and 7th grade percussionists.

All-State Band This Weekend!

All-State Band is this week. You should've received lots of information from the directors, including rooming lists, etc. Please check with your musician to make sure you are fully informed!

Please read this section twice!


Emergency Card

Attached is the nurses/emergency card that everyone MUST fill out even if you have already done so for the school or another field trip. This form will be put in a binder, and taken on the trip to be used in the case of an emergency. Please do not ask the nurse to make a copy of your already filled out card. This form must be filled out and turned in to the band room asap but no later than March 10.

Medication Administration Form:

If you need to fill out any forms for Doctor's Orders, Self-Medicating Forms (2 parts), etc., please follow the nurse's instructions below, and turn in to Kim Huff at the Front Office of Cario. Any questions regarding medication administration need to be directed to Kim Huff. These forms are due by March 13. If you have medications that will need to be turned in later, please note that the forms still need to be turned in by March 13. The forms and medications have to be approved by Kim Huff per CCSD policy. Medications should be turned into KIM HUFF ASAP but no later than MARCH 22.Any other forms that your student requires must be turned in to Kim Huff at the Cario Front Office.

Florida Trip Mandatory Parent Meeting -
March 13,2017, 7:00-8:00 PM, Cario Media Center

This meeting will cover:

  • Trip Itinerary
  • Introduction of Chaperones
  • Expectations of Students on Trip
  • Distribution of Trip Material
  • Question and Answer Forum
  • tripcoordinator@cariobands.orgCarowinds Trip For 6th Grade Band

2017 Carowinds Music Festival -
Cario 6th Grade Band, Chorus and Orchestra
April 21, 2017 ~ Cost: $115

It is time for our annual trip for the 6th Grade Beginner Band, Chorus & Orchestra trip to Carowinds. The students have worked hard this year and we are rewarding them with a competition performance trip to the Carowinds Music Festival in Rock Hill, SC. This should be a fun day and a great opportunity to "break in" the beginners to competitive events.

Students who are registered in two groups may participate in both competitions. Those students who are in Band & Chorus should register with Chorus. All Orchestra Students must register with Mrs. Heine.

Our spring trip is designed to build a community spirit and to reward those students who have worked hard to make our program a success throughout the year. Since we will be participating in the Carowinds Music Festival, it is important that students bring their best effort and attitude to rehearsal each day. The students will perform and be graded by a panel of judges. Please see the Carowinds information forms on the band website!

Florida Trip Payments

We have 20 students who still owe money for the Florida trip. All but 1 of these is for $199 or greater! The total outstanding balance for the trip is nearly $3400. This needs to be paid immediately!

Carowinds Trip Payments:

We'll be setting up the online trip payment feature for the Carowinds trip this week, so stay tuned if you prefer to pay for the trip that way. Otherwise, please send in your trip registration form and your payment by March 17.

Uniforms Update

Students going on the FLORIDA trip need to make sure their light blue Cario Band t-shirt that they received as a sixth grader still fits. They will be wearing these shirts as a group one day of the trip. If your student has outgrown his or her shirt and needs a larger size, please let me know as soon as possible so I can get them another one (no payment needed). I would love to have this information this week so that I might get any new shirts needed to them next Monday night at the parent meeting. FLORIDA Chaperones: please also let me know if any of you do not have a shirt or need a new one for any reason.

Skyzone Cario Band Family Fun Day!

The Cario Band Family is having a FAMILY FUN DAY at the SkyZone Trampoline park in Mount Pleasant on Sunday March 19 from 4-6 PM. Please see the SkyZone information on the Cario Band website. Forms were due today, but if you missed it and still want to participate, get them in ASAP!

Important Dates

March 6 - Jazz Band/Troubadour/Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7 PM, Cario gym

March 9-12 - ALL-STATE BAND CLINIC, Furman University, Greenville, SC


6:00 - 6:30 Cario Booster Meeting, Band Room

6:30 - 7:00 Florida Trip CHAPERONE meeting, Media Center

7:00 - 8:00 FLORIDA TRIP INFORMATION meeting, Media Center

March 15 - SYMPHONIC CAMP, 7th and 8th Grade Symphonic Band Members, 1-8 PM

March 17 - CAROWINDS trip registration and payment due

March 19 - SKYZONE fun day, SkyZone Trampoline Park, Mt Pleasant, 4-6 PM

March 23 - PRE-FESTIVAL CONCERT, 7th and 8th Grade Symphonic Band Members, 7 PM

March 28 or 29 - CONCERT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT, School of the Arts

March 30-April 2 - FLORIDA TRIP