Here are some reminders for the week:
District Honor Band:
Timeline and Calendar:
Each school in Georgia is zoned to a district, ours is in district seven. Each district is given audition materials to distribute to our students and an audition is held, two large bands are picked from the highest scoring students at the auction to make up the district honor band event which is held during the second semester. We will work on audition materials in class and it is my hope that your child will audition for the DHB. District Honor Band participation and All-State Band Participation is looked at very highly by colleges and employers because of the extra time and the personal responsibility it takes to successfully audition and make one of these prestigious bands.
September 20th – All forms and Fees are due. $5 for DHB or $25 for DHB and All-State Fees.
After school help sessions: Every Wednesday after school until 4:15 (with the help of our high school band members)
December 2nd – District Honor Band Auditions. We will be taking a bus up to the audition and having dinner afterwards together as a group. (More info TBA)
Our cookie dough fundraiser has one week left! It is due on the 11th of September and it will assist our program in so many ways. Keep in mind that for 8th graders each box sold earns them $3 off of their Carowinds trip. Every ten boxes sold earns you a free box that you can sell and put towards your trip as well. Many of us get sick of fundraisers but they are vital to keeping our program running. Thank you for your help.
Our Carowinds trip for 8th grade is going to be an exciting one! We have our totals for the trip (estimated depending on our numbers) and our dates for our deposits. The dates are posted below. Students will get a handout tomorrow with more detailed information about the trip. A copy of that form has been attached: Carowinds Information 2016 – 2017.doc
Trip Date: Friday, May 4th – Sunday May 6th
Trip Cost: $220 per person (add $85 if you would like a single room.)
Chaperone Cost: $150 per person (add $85 if you would like a single room.)
Payment Schedule: (Checks can be made out to CJHS Band or CJHS Chorus)
- Friday November 17thth – $50 Non-refundable Deposit for all students and chaperones DUE.
- December 15th: $50
- January 31st : $50
- February 28th: $50
We will need a deposit to know how many students and parents to plan on. We would like to have all students attend, as well as 15 – 20 chaperones. The more chaperones we have the better we can keep our kids supervised and safe. I have your sign-ups from our forms that were turned in. Your $50 payment will serve as your commitment.
8th Grade Night!
October 6th Home Game against Villa Rica!!
I am extremely excited for our 8th grade night because the high school band program is ready to spoil our 8th graders. 8th grade night is a requirement for all 8th graders and is a night where they join the high school band for a football game, play in the stands with them and watch them perform their half time show. We feed the students, play games and give them a t shirt to help them remember the night of fun. This will not cost your student a penny! We want for them to get a preview of what high school band is all about. Please mark this on your calendar and let me know if you have any questions. More info to be handed out in late September.
Please notify me with any questions that you may have. SELL COOKIE DOUGH!!