Month: February 2016

Upcoming Events

You should have all gotten a festival itinerary and health and permission form.  Please turn in the form ASAP with $8 for your childs meal.  If you plan to chaperone we will pay for your meal.  Please email me ASAP if you plan to chaperone, we will need around 10 chaperones per band.

With so much going on the next few weeks I thought I would send out a friendly reminder.

This week

Feb 17 – Jazz Band rehearsal, 3 – 4:15

Feb 18 – 7th Grade after school rehearsal in the Mabry Arts Center.  3 – 5pm.  Pickup at the MAC.

Next Week

Feb 23rd – 8th Grade after school rehearsal in the Mabry Arts Center.  3 – 5pm.  Pickup at the MAC.

February 25th – Pre-Festival Concert featuring 7th, 8th, and the Carrollton High School Bands.  Our high school band trip for next year will also be unveiled, this will be a fun night for all high school and 8th grade (upcoming 9th grade) students. 7 – 8:15pm at the MAC

Thanks all.

A Huge Thankyou

I just wanted to thank you all for coming out Saturday to our annual Symphonic Camp.  The kids did such a great job working hard and having fun.  It is so important for them to be exposed to new instructors and musicians and learn how to rehearse and play along with them.  We made a lot of progress.

I have decided to let the 7th grade band have a day off tomorrow after school so their will be no after school practice for them.  We will still have jazz band Wednesday though.

District Honor Band students should have their health forms and money in for their trip leaving this Thursday.  DHB parents please email me if you have not seen this paper work.

Thanks all

Saturday Feb 6th Reminders

Hello all,

Now that our after school rehearsals are all wrapped for the week, I just wanted to remind of the schedule of events for this Saturday.

9:00 AM – All 7th and 8th grade students should arrive at the MAC (nothing will take place at the JH.)  ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BRING THEIR INSTRUMENT AND MUSIC, WE WILL BRING BIG HORNS, AND PERCUSSION.  NO UNIFORM IS REQUIRED.

11:00 AM – Parent volunteers meet at the HS band room to help setup for pizza lunch.

3:30pm – We will perform for all parents.  PLEASE DO NOT WAIT OUTSIDE FOR YOUR CHILD TO FINISH, COME IN AND LISTEN, THEY ARE STARTING TO SOUND REALLY GOOD.

4 pm – Student drawing for the students that will hit Mr. Huls in the face with a pie.  Then cleanup and dismiss.

Thank you.  I’m looking forward to seeing you all there Saturday.

Mr. Huls

 

Saturday Reminder

Hello All,

As we get closer and closer to our Saturday Symphonic Band Camp I just wanted to remind you about the date, the activities, and the opportunity to help volunteer for this awesome event.

CAMP STARTS AT 9AM AT THE MABRY ARTS CENTER.  NOTHING WILL OCCUR AT THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.  NO UNIFORM IS REQUIRED.

Last year we started a new tradition here at CJHS by holding our first ever Symphonic Band Camp.  This camp is designed to give your child some one on one training with someone that plays their specific instrument and a chance to work with a master conductor / educator on stage.

This year we welcome Dr. Andrew Poor. Dr. Poor holds the Doctor of Music Education degree as well as the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio, and he previously received the Bachelor of Music Education degree (High Honors) from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Furthermore, Dr. Poor is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood-Music/Band as recognized by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Likewise, he has been recognized in six editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers as well as the 2002 and 2003 Who’s Who in America.  He has been a music educator of over 25 years at all levels, and is currently the band director at South Forsyth Middle School.

In addition to great instruction the students will be fed lunch, and have some fun time to hang with their friends between rehearsals.  They will also put on a concert at the end of the camp to show how much they accomplished in one day.

Please double check your calendar’s and make sure your child can attend both the morning and afternoon session that day.  We only have one chance to have this awesome opportunity to have so many great educators in one place.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
We will need around 6 – 8 parents to help serve lunch, and I would also like to put a list of people who would be willing to help pick students up and take them home just in case we have some students who need a ride.  Please email me if you can do any or all of these things.

Thanks all