Month: March 2015

6th Grade After-School Practice Sessions

Good morning,

Our 6th grade after-school practice sessions will resume beginning tomorrow, March 23rd. These will occur every Monday until the end of the semester. All students who would like extra instruction or opportunities to raise their band grade are encouraged to attend. The students will report to the band room after school and will practice until 4:15. The students will  then be walked to the bus loop outside of the gym doors to be picked up by their rides.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students who have large instruments that are difficult to bring home!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

AYP Update

Hello ALL,

We have around 130 AYP cards left to sell.  If you could make a push this weekend to sell one more card this weekend we could finish our fundraiser.

Please make one last push so we can wrap everything up.

Thank you for making this another successful AYP card fundraiser.

Joe Huls

Band Director

Carrollton Junior High School

Carowinds Final Reminder

Hello 8th Grade Band parents,

Final payment time is approaching for Carowinds and I would like for everyone, including my chaperones to get their final payment turned in by the end of the month.


Trip Cost:  $210 per person (add $85 if you would like a single room.)

Chaperone Cost: $100 per person (add $85 if you would like a single room.)

I currently have these people Listed as chaperones:


Terri Spear, Mandy Monsour, Lynne Berry, Jean Loftin, Delia wilcox, Michelle Mulinex, Betty Ishoy, Sherry Johnson, Leslie Richards, John Schumann, Karyn LaChance, Allison Driver, Tracie Wiggins


Joe Huls, Maria Menendez, Stephanie Bone, Keri Driver, Craig Caldwell

Please make sure you are all paid up by the end of the month.

Thanks again for all your support.

Joe Huls

Band Director

Carrollton Junior High School


Both bands had inspired performances on stage tonight, earning them both superior ratings on stage and in sight reading. Ms. Menendez and I are so proud of both bands for there hard work and dedication. Thank you to all our awesome parents for your support we truly couldn’t do it without you. 

We are two very proud directors tonight.  Go band!!!!!

Friendly Reminder

7th and 8th grade students remember to bring your uniforms to school. Remember to check your row on the bus in the morning outside the band room and let’s have an awesome trip with an awesome performance from each band. 

Thanks all. 

Festival Reminders

The final rehearsals are in the books and the bands sounded fantastic today. We are soooo proud of their hard work this semester. When looking ahead to Monday’s performance we need to remember that this experience is not about the destination it’s about the journey. Our students have come a long way in the last two and a half months in there musicianship, maturity, and performance skills. We are looking forward to showing them off at Woodland High School on Monday. 

Please see previous posts for the itinerary. 

Also please double check uniform parts. Students should be wearing. 

  1. CJHS Band Polo
  2. Black Formal dress pants (no black jeans, or tracksuit bottoms)
  3. Black formal shoes (all black, no sneakers or high tops)
  4. Black Tall Socks for the boys. 

7th grade chaperones report at 9:30 AM to the CJHS Band Room

8th Grade Chaperones report to the CJHS band room at 2PM and meet with Mr. Carr. We will already be at Woodland and will meet you at dinner. 

The students already know the expectation level for there behavior, and the exact procedure to follow throughout the day so this should be an excellent experience for all involved. 

If you can come out Monday at 2PM or 6:30PM to support us that would be great. 

Thanks all. 

Festival Trip Reminders

Hello 7th and 8th Grade Parents,

Here is the list of Chaperone’s for our trip on March 16th:

7th Grade Chaperones:

Mary Jo Best, Sonya Shell, Sri Kolli, Meridith Harris, Todd Simpson

8th Grade Chaperones:

Karyn LaChance, Shonda Wyatt, Michelle Mullinex, Delia Wilcox, Emily Leak, Sherry Johnson, Chris Carr

If you are not on the list and would like to be added I could use a few more 7th grade chaperones, please email me or Maria ASAP.


Thanks all, March 16th should be two outstanding performances.

Joe Huls

Maria Menendez

Band Directors

Carrollton Band