Month: March 2018

High School Band Auditions

Good morning,

 

I know that your students have communicated with you about tonight. I want to make sure that you understand that the students may walk over with me to the high school after school for their auditions. They will be in the high school band room practicing on their own along with the high school students.When they feel ready they will get in line to play their audition for a judge. Once they have finished their audition they may leave!

I understand that it is difficult to have a time planned ahead for when they will be done with their audition so I would plan for 5:00 for all instruments except for flute and clarinet that may be done a little later, around 5:30.

Your students will be in contact with you to give you an earlier pick up time if needed but please be aware that they are safe and mingling with their future friends in the band room until you pick them up, so there is no rush!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Hollywood Trip Reminder/Auditions

Trip Reminders!

I hope that those of you going on this amazing trip have begun paying for it! Don’t let the deadlines sneak up on you! Super Holiday Tours has 4 deadlines for payments, and one is quickly approaching! March 23rd due date to have $459 paid on each account! Remember, you have already paid $50 as a deposit, so you will need to have paid an additional $419 by March 23rd. Super Holiday Tours will be handling delinquent accounts this time.

ALL travelers need to register on the Super Holiday Tours Website at www.superholiday.com and going to Online Trip Registration. Our trip code is: CHS30117-18B. Please complete that registration ASAP! All the accounting for the trip is being done by them so they need you to register so they can apply the funds you have paid to your account.


Auditions:

8th Grade: March 27th at CHS after school

7th Grade: March 29th during class

8th Grade Percussion Auditions: @CHS April 23rd-26th 4:00-6:30PM

Sincerely,

-M. Menendez

Have your Calendar Handy

Good morning,

Just as some parts of the year slow down other parts start to speed up! I am especially excited for our 8th graders and all that they are about to embark on. The end of 8th grade in band is full of plenty of performances, trips and other exciting things.

Any 8th grader who is interested in signing up for high school band or traveling to Hollywood with us may still do so. It is NOT too late for either!

  • March 23 – Hollywood Trip Payment Due *8th Grade (read below)
  • March 27 – High School Band Auditions *8th grade
  • March 29 – 7th Grade auditions for Spring Concert
  • April 23 – CJHS Honors Night *8th grade performance 
  • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents @ CHS Band room
  • April 27 – School Dance 
  • May 4-6 Carowinds Trip *8th Grade

 

Please keep selling AYP Cards! We have not sold out yet!

Have a wonderful week and due to early release we will not have Jazz band again this week.

-M. Menendez


Hollywood Info:

I hope that those of you going on this amazing trip have begun paying for it! Don’t let the deadlines sneak up on you! Super Holiday Tours has 4 deadlines for payments, and one is quickly approaching! March 23rd due date to have $459 paid on each account! Remember, you have already paid $50 as a deposit, so you will need to have paid an additional $419 by March 23rd. Super Holiday Tours will be handling delinquent accounts this time.

ALL travelers need to register on the Super Holiday Tours Website at www.superholiday.com and going to Online Trip Registration. Our trip code is: CHS30117-18B. Please complete that registration ASAP! All the accounting for the trip is being done by them so they need you to register so they can apply the funds you have paid to your account.


 

 

L.G.P.E. and important announcements

Good morning,

It was an honor performing on stage with our 7th and 8th grade bands the past two days at Large Group Performance Evaluation. I have so many compliments to give our students but I want to first thank our parents for their support during this busy time of the year. Thank you for allowing them to stay a little later once a week and for bringing them to our Symphonic Camp in February. The memories from last night will stick with them for a long time and I feel that their hard work paid off.

I received numerous compliments these past two days on the professionalism and the musicality of our group. People have sent emails and taken the time to stop me to congratulate our program on their performance.

I am proud to say that our 7th grade band received three Superiors (1s) on stage and an Excellent (2) in sight reading! Our 8th grade band received two Superiors on stage (1s) and one Excellent on stage (2) and a superior in sight reading!

Here you can see the ratings that are obtained from the ensembles for the performance and sight reading at LGPE. This is directly from the GMEA handbook.

Superior (1): Outstanding performance. Worthy of distinction of being recognized as among the very best.
Excellent (2): Unusually good performance in many respects, but not worthy of the highest rating due to minor defects. A performance of distinctive quality.
Good (3): A good performance, but not one that is outstanding. Shows accomplishment and marked promise, but lacks one or more essential qualities.
Fair (4): A performance that shows some obvious weaknesses, generally weak and uncertain.
Poor (5): A performance which reveals much room for improvement. The students reveal almost a complete lack of preparedness and understanding.

I am always so proud of these students and their hard work. They allow me to push them daily in class and are growing in many ways from nights like Tuesday and Wednesday by performing on a stage and pouring their hearts into the music. I appreciate their courage and work ethic!


I hope that those of you going on this amazing trip have begun paying for it! Don’t let the deadlines sneak up on you! Super Holiday Tours has 4 deadlines for payments, and one is quickly approaching! March 23rd is the due date to have $459 paid on each account! Remember, you have already paid $50 as a deposit, so you will need to have paid an additional $419 by March 23rd. Super Holiday Tours will be handling delinquent accounts this time.

ALL travelers need to register on the Super Holiday Tours Website at www.superholiday.com and going to Online Trip Registration. Our trip code is: CHS 30117-18B. Please complete that registration ASAP! All the accounting for the trip is being done by them so they need you to register so they can apply the funds you have paid to your account.


AYP!!!! Please continue selling AYP cards. We still have plenty left. $15 cash or check (made out to CJHS Band) 

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

7th L.G.P.E.

Good morning,
Carroll County Performing Arts Center
775 Old Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30116
Below is our LGPE schedule for today. Please make sure that students have their uniform with them at school today to change into.
7th Grade LGPE Schedule March 13th
2:45- Report to band room
3:15- Departure to performing arts center
3:30- Arrive at performing arts center
3:40- Watch band
4:30- Warm up
5:00- Perform <—— If you are able to come and watch us perform!
6:00- Depart for dinner
7:15- Arrive at CJHS
-M. Menendez

Missing Assignment PDF/L.G.P.E.

Good morning,
  Students who wish to make up zeros from missed rehearsals are able to complete a written assignment. Students were handed a physical copy on Friday but may also download it here. At 3:30 on Monday I will not accept any assignments and their grade will be permanently stored with the zeros. Please ensure that your student makes up these grades if needed.

Below is our LGPE schedule. Students will need to bring $7 for dinner at American Pie.
7th Grade LGPE Schedule March 13th
2:45- Report to band room
3:15- Departure to performing arts center
3:30- Arrive at performing arts center
3:40- Watch band
4:30- Warm up
5:00- Perform
6:00- Depart for dinner
7:15- Arrive at CJHS
8th Grade LGPE Schedule March 14th
3:30- Report to band room
4:00- Departure for performing arts center
4:20- Arrive at performing arts center
5:30- Warm up
6:00- Perform
7:00- Depart for dinner
8:15- Arrive at CJHS
I encourage parents to attend the concert at the Performing Arts Center to watch their students. They sound amazing and I cannot wait to perform at our evaluation with them.

I hope that those of you going on this amazing trip have begun paying for it! Don’t let the deadlines sneak up on you! Super Holiday Tours has 4 deadlines for payments, and one is quickly approaching! March 23rd is the due date to have $459 paid on each account! Remember, you have already paid $50 as a deposit, so you will need to have paid an additional $419 by March 23rd. Super Holiday Tours will be handling delinquent accounts this time.

ALL travelers need to register on the Super Holiday Tours Website at www.superholiday.com and going to Online Trip Registration. Our trip code is: CHS 30117-18B. Please complete that registration ASAP! All the accounting for the trip is being done by them so they need you to register so they can apply the funds you have paid to your account.


AYP!!!! Please continue selling AYP cards. We still have plenty left. $15 cash or check (made out to CJHS Band)

-M. Menendez