From the Band Room - April 3, 2017

Submitted by NHolland on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 19:18

From the President

All together everyone, group-exhale on three…one, two, Three! WHEW! THEY DID IT!

The Symphonic Band and the 7th Grade Band both received straight Superior ratings WITH DISTINCTION at the Concert Performance Assessment festival last Wednesday! This also marks the 30th straight year of superiors for Mr. Scott, tying him for the record in South Carolina. I was incredibly fortunate to hear both performances, and as a parent and an assistant with the group, I could not have been more proud! Also, a resounding HURRAH goes out to our phenomenal Florida Trip Coordinator Charlotte Andersen and the Chaperone Commando team for bringing home every student we took to Florida! Seriously though, I'm still hearing about the laughs, the memories, and the camaraderie that grew in our musicians on the trip - it's a tremendous reward for a season-long job well done! But enough of the accolades and pats on the back…we've got work left to do folks! Back in the saddle…

Solo And Ensemble Update

Our Solo & Ensemble date will be FRIDAY, APRIL 28. Mrs. Mumford will be sending out the assigned times for the groups. All performers must have an original copy of the music for themselves, and an original copy for the judge. If the students are using an accompanist, an original copy is required for that person as well.

East Cooper Summer Band Clinic

Mrs. Mumford sent home registration information about the East Cooper Summer Band Clinic last week. The registration is due this Friday, April 7. Sessions are Wednesdays in July from 9:00-12:00 at Cario or Moultrie, culminating with a huge event at Wando on August 2! The cost of the clinic is $75.00.

Csu Summer Music Camp,
June 26-July 1

Campers may participate in Senior Band, Junior Bands, Senior Chorus, Junior Chorus, String Orchestra, Piano Camp, or Music Theatre during the weeklong session. Campers will enjoy a nonstop mix of ensemble rehearsals, master classes and sectional rehearsals, structured recreation, evening entertainment, and social activities. In addition to ensemble rehearsals, campers will also have the option of receiving a half-hour or hour private lesson if desired. Saturday evening recitals and concerts will conclude the camp, with performances by all campers. The performances are free and open to the public, with family and friends of music campers encouraged to attend. Join us for this exciting week of Summer Music Camp at Charleston Southern University. Visit for more information or to register!

Note: Space in the dorms is running out! We have 35 beds left in the dorms, so if you're interested in the Dorm option, please act quickly!

Dorm Option $350: 6 days, 5 nights, 16 meals, air-conditioned dormitory room, instruction, supervision, and recreation. Piano Campers must include private lessons, below.

Day Camp plus Meals $290: For local residents. Includes same instruction, 16 meals, supervision, and recreation. Reporting time 8:30 a.m. (8:00 if you wish to have breakfast) until approximately 9:15 p.m.

Piano Campers +$50: Piano Campers are automatically enrolled in private lessons, as part of the piano camp schedule.

Hour Private Lesson +$50, or Half-Hour Private Lesson +$25: Private lessons are OPTIONAL (for all except piano camp), but campers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.

Carowinds Update -
6th Grade Band

Carowinds is nearly sold out! Please send in your information ASAP if you want your musician to attend!

Important Dates

April 7 East Cooper Summer Band Clinic Registration due
April 21 CAROWINDS 6th Grade Band Trip
April 24 Woodwinds Recital, 6:30 PM, Cario Band Room
April 26 Brass Recital, 6:30 PM, Cario Band Room
April 27 Jazz & Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:00 PM, Cario Gym
April 28 Solo & Ensemble (times coming from Mrs. Mumford)
May 16 Spring Concert and Awards, 7:00 PM, Cario Gym
June 2 BEACH BASH, IOP County Park, 2-5 PM