From the Band Room - September 3, 2017

Submitted by EBailey on Sun, 09/03/2017 - 22:41

From the President ~ Welcome to Cario Bands 2017-2018!

Below you will see the latest update From the Band Room---we have several upcoming events so apologies for the long email. If you have questions about dates and times, please review the schedule which is posted on the website. I am also attaching a copy of it this week. Any changes will be made by the Directors and that information will be relayed to you.

From the Directors

From Mr. Scott

Hello everyone. Lessons Academy begins THIS COMING WEEK, September 5 - 6. I have worked as hard as possible to accommodate all of the conflicts. Requests for the early time, as always and advised, were quite numerous. I massaged the schedule as much as possible to help everyone out. If you have a conflict, please try to resolve it with the private teacher first, as adjusting the schedule will be quicker within the studio. The private teachers will be contacting you to introduce themselves and to confirm the schedule. I will not be at lessons Wednesday night, Mrs. Mumford is covering, as I have a family member in for surgery that day. Open blocks are the only available times for anyone still wishing to find lessons. Thank you for your patience and see you next week. Enjoy the long weekend.

From Mrs. Mumford

7th and 8th Grade Smartmusic renewal—the form that was sent by email on Friday is attached…. Please complete renewal and response assignment by September 8th…..Have a great long weekend!

Practice Charts

The first practice charts for 7th and 8th graders will be due this Friday September 8th….the first practice charts for 6th graders will be due on Friday September 16th. For our new families, you may ask your student about a practice chart and get a surprised look (that is the same that most of us received the first time). Don't worry, it will be explained in detail to all the students prior to the due date. Copies of the practice chart can be found on the website ( forms).

Letter Writing Campaign

A huge thank you to everyone for all of your assistance with our Letter Writing Campaign---and to everyone who made private donations as well!

Amazon Smile

Did you know that Cario Band is signed up with Amazon Smile? This allows a percentage of Amazon purchases to be donated to the band.

So, when you shop with Amazon, instead of using, you use Everything works the same… Share this link: and ask your donors, volunteers, employees, and friends to bookmark this link so all their eligible shopping will benefit Thomas Cario Middle School Band Boosters Club.

New Family Welcome Breakfast

Please see the below email from Candie Goode and Norma Treibly—your Events Chairs for the year!!

New Family Welcome Breakfast — RSVP Deadline Extended to September 7th!

We have extended the RSVP DATE for the NEW FAMILY WELCOME BREAKFAST to Thursday, September 7th! We have plenty of space available and would love to see your family on September 9th for this wonderful time honored event! Also, all students attending the breakfast will be entered into a "Welcome to Band Raffle" to have an opportunity to win some great gift cards and prizes! Winners will be announced during band class on September 11th! To RSVP, visit and complete the online Google form!

New Family Welcome Breakfast 8th Grade VOLUNTEERS

Thanks so much to the 8th grade students and parents that signed up to volunteer on September 9th. We still have a few spaces available if you are interested in helping out at this great event! You can sign up at

Important Notes For Student Volunteers:

  • It is important to be on time, remember "being early is being on time"
  • Your job is to be welcoming to the new students and answer questions they may have about band. This is a great time show your enthusiasm about band and talk about your experience in Cario Band.
  • Dress for the Day:
    • Cario Band Shirt
    • Pants or Shorts
    • Non-slip, closed toe shoes
    • Tie long hair back
  • Most of all … HAVE FUN!!

Upcoming Events

please also refer to the attached calendar!

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5th and 6th Lessons Academy Begins    
Saturday, September 9th New Family Welcome Breakfast Burtons Grill 7am-9am
Saturday, September 16th Memorial Beach Sweep Sullivan's Island 9am to noon
Wednesday, September 20th Uniform Night 7th and 8th Grade Outside the Band Room 4pm-7pm
Wednesday, October 4th Uniform Night 7th and 8th Grade Outside the Band Room 4pm-7pm
Friday October 13th 8th Grade Wando Band Night (time to follow)    
Monday October 30th Halloween Concert 7th and 8th Grade (time to follow)