Concert Attire Donations Needed

Good afternoon,

Below are some needs for some of our students for their concert uniform. Before I shop in the community I wanted to see if anyone had these items at home that they would be willing to donate:

Female:

Black Dress Pants: size 14

Black Dress Shoes: size 7.5 and 8 (two separate students)

Male:

Black Dress Pants: size 38

Black Dress Shoes: size 10.5


District Honor Band:

Below is the schedule for tomorrow for those of you auditioning for District Honor Band:

Students should consider bringing a CJHS music stand with them or a portable music stand for the warm up room. 

The bus departs at 11:00 from the JH school Saturday morning. Please make sure that your student has all of their music and their instrument with them. Students may not wear jeans and need to dress at least business casual for this audition.

Students will need about $10 for lunch at a pizza buffet on the way home if they plan on riding the bus back.

I am hoping that the students will be home earlier than 5:30 PM. The students will be in contact with you when they are leaving the pizza buffet so that you can have an accurate time to pick them up from the JH school.

The actual Carrollton audition time is at 2:00 but since I am set to work in the warm up area that Saturday I will try to push our kids through a little earlier so that they can go home sooner! Students riding separately need to arrive around 12:45 for a quick warm up and then get in line around 1:15.

Address: (different address than last year)

Cartersville Middle School

825 Douthit Ferry Road

Cartersville, Ga 30120

I am SO proud of all of the students who practiced since August for tomorrows audition. You have grown so much! I will see you there.

-M. Menendez

Carowinds Deposit/Concert Uniform

Good afternoon,

I am currently looking for 4 more chaperones for our Carowinds trip in May. The information is attached below. The current chaperones that I have listed are:

Cayte Ellison
Kim Jones
Sparkle King
Amanda Haley
Amanda Maxwell
Jennifer Braswell

The price is $150 for chaperones and $220 for the students. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are willing to chaperone.

Carowinds Information 2019 – 2020.doc

Also, if you have not paid your downpayment for your student I need that as soon as possible to enroll them on the trip.


A blue form was sent home this week asking if your student needed any assistance finding black dress pants or black shoes for our concert on Tuesday. Please email me individually if your student has any needs so that I can get that covered.


Please contact me with any questions at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Happy Practicing!

Good evening,

I hope that you all have had an extremely restful time off from school. I personally feel rejuvenated and ready to nail the rest of the semester!

As you read the schedule below please ensure that your student is practicing today and tomorrow. Instrumentalists are like athletes and have muscles that can get in and out of shape. If your student has not touched their instrument all break and returns to school on Monday then we will have to work a lot on catching up rather than moving forward towards our concert.


Monday December 2nd: 7th grade rehearsal

Tuesday December 3rd: 8th grade rehearsal

Saturday December 7th: District Honor Band auditions (see schedule below)

Tuesday December 10th: Winter Concert

Thursday December 13-14th: UGA MidFest Honor Band

Friday December 20th: Carowinds December payment due


 District Honor Band:

Below is the schedule for Saturday, December 7th for those of you auditioning for District Honor Band:

The bus departs at 11:00 from the JH school Saturday morning. Please make sure that your student has all of their music and their instrument with them. Students may not wear jeans and need to dress at least business casual for this audition.

Students will need about $10 for lunch at a pizza buffet on the way home if they plan on riding the bus back.

I am hoping that the students will be home earlier than 5:30 PM. The students will be in contact with you when they are leaving the pizza buffet so that you can have an accurate time to pick them up from the JH school.

The actual Carrollton audition time is at 2:00 but since I am set to work in the warm up area that Saturday I will try to push our kids through a little earlier so that they can go home sooner! Students riding separately need to arrive around 12:45 for a quick warm up and then get in line around 1:15.

Address: (different address than last year)

Cartersville Middle School

825 Douthit Ferry Road

Cartersville, Ga 30120

I am looking for a chaperone or two to ride with the students to and from auditions on the school bus. Your lunch will be covered and it would be really appreciated!

Please let me know if you have any questions and happy practicing!


Tonal Energy App:

Your students are aware of a really useful app called Tonal Energy and may want to purchase a version of their own. Below is the website for the application. Please consider investing in this app or purchasing a metronome/tuner combo for your students. It will help them in many ways!

https://tonalenergy.com


Quick Reminders:

Please make sure that those who needed an extension on the Carowinds down payment turn in their money as soon as possible.

Make sure that your student practices today and tomorrow to get the muscles back in shape.

Also, please let me know if you need help tracking down a pair of black dress shoes or black dress pants for your students. They must have formal shoes and pants for their concerts at the Junior High. If you have anything from previous concerts that your student have grown out of, please consider donating to the band program.


Enjoy the rest of your break!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

District Honor Band Information

Good evening,

Every student that is interested in auditioning for district honor band has had a conversation with me this week. Below is the schedule for Saturday, December the 7th.

The bus departs at 11:00 from the JH school Saturday morning. Please make sure that your student has all of their music and their instrument with them. Students may not wear jeans and need to dress at least business casual for this audition.

Students will need about $10 for lunch at a pizza buffet on the way home if they plan on riding the bus back.

I am hoping that the students will be home earlier than 5:30 PM. The students will be in contact with you when they are leaving the pizza buffet so that you can have an accurate time to pick them up from the JH school.

The actual Carrollton audition time is at 2:00 but since I am set to work in the warm up area that Saturday I will try to push our kids through a little earlier so that they can go home sooner! Students riding separately need to arrive around 12:45 for a quick warm up and then get in line around 1:15.

Address: (different address than last year)

Cartersville Middle School

825 Douthit Ferry Road

Cartersville, Ga 30120

I am looking for a chaperone or two to ride with the students to and from auditions on the school bus. Your lunch will be covered and it would be really appreciated!

Please let me know if you have any questions and happy practicing!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Announcements for the week

Good evening,

Schedule for the week:

Monday:

  • No DHB practice after school due to a meeting

Tuesday:

  • DHB after school until 4:15

Wednesday:

  • Chamber music performances for 8th grade.
  • Jazz Band until 4:15 PM

Friday:

  • Carowinds downpayment due.
  • DHB scale pass offs due
  • Jacket Orders *hopefully* delivered
  • Jazz Band at 7:30 AM

Carowinds

Have you (chaperone) and your student paid their Carowinds Trip Deposit? Remember that the non-refundable downpayment of $50 is due this Friday.

Chaperone price: $150 (Add $85 if you want a single room)

Student price: $220

Carowinds Information 2019 – 2020.doc

Online Payment System


Cookie Dough:

The remaining flavors of cookie dough will be delivered tomorrow. Thank you to you and your customers for your patience.


Thank you and have a great night!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

 

Cookie Dough Flavors

Good afternoon,

There are two flavors of cookie dough that are delayed and will be here this upcoming Monday.

The two flavors are below:

Caramel pecan chocolate chip

Nut lovers

As mentioned at the concert, I do not have any control over these delays and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that it causes to you or your customers. We have noted who is missing which flavor and will hand those out accordingly Monday 11/18/19.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez