Updated Rehearsal Schedule. Must Read

The statement below will be sent home in a physical format on Friday.

Dear CJHS Band Family,

With much thought towards the success of our band leading up towards Large Group Performance Evaluation I have decided to modify our rehearsal schedule.

We are still in the early stages of learning notes and rhythms for our music therefore I feel that a full ensemble rehearsal would not be a good use of our time. There are also students who have tryouts for other sports and activities that I want to honor if possible.

I have decided to cancel all L.G.P.E. after school rehearsals for the month of January. This should give us enough time to dig into our music during class so that when we will have more successful rehearsals at the beginning of February.

With these cancellations I am asking for four rehearsals from the 7th grade band and five from our 8th grade band. These rehearsals are a requirement and are for a grade (as they always are). Hopefully with some extra days off your students will be able to knock out some things so that they can give a full commitment to their peers and our band program.

Please remember that students with another rehearsal or practice are asked to split their time. Students with a game or competition that conflicts with a band rehearsal will attend their game or competition as long as it is a Carrollton activity. Thank you for understanding.


7th Grade Students:

February 6th: Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

February 10th: Symphonic Camp 9:00AM-12:00. This is a Saturday where paid staff and a guest conductor come and work with our students on their L.G.P.E. music. Students may leave at noon but I will have food and fellowship for those who would like to stay.

February 13th: Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

February 20th: Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

February 27th: Pre L.G.P.E. Concert 7:00PM. @Mabry Arts Center with judges to give us comments before L.G.P.E. in March.

March 6th: Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

March 13th OR 14th: L.G.P.E. performance in the morning. Most likely the morning of the 13th. More info once final approval has been made by district.


8th Grade Students: 

February 1st: Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

February 8th: Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

February 10th: Symphonic Camp 9:00AM-12:00. This is a Saturday where paid staff and a guest conductor come and work with our students on their L.G.P.E. music. Students may leave at noon but I will have food and fellowship for those who would like to stay.

February 15th: No rehearsal due to District Honor Band

February 22nd: Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

February 27th: Pre L.G.P.E. Concert 7:00PM. @Mabry Arts Center with judges to give us comments before L.G.P.E. in March.

March 1st: Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

March 8th: Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

March 13th OR 14th: L.G.P.E. performance in the morning. Most likely the morning of the 14th. More info once final approval has been made by district.


I will give a copy of this to students tomorrow so that you can hang it on your fridge. Our calendar online has also been updated to reflect these changes.

One special note: Jazz Band rehearsals are as normal, every Wednesday. The above corrections are only for L.G.P. E. rehearsals.

Hopefully this opens up some time for all of us and I am positive that it is a great decision for our band program. These are talented and hardworking kids. We will have a great performance at our L.G.P.E. concert in March and people will continue to be in awe of your students and their talents.

I see the hard work and the commitment that they are giving at such a young age and know that I appreciate it and I appreciate you for supporting them in this commitment.

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

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

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