Month: April 2019

Carowinds Info/Rehearsals/Jazz Performance

Good afternoon,

This week is going to be an incredible one!


Checklist:

Monday 4/29: 7th after school rehearsal until 4:30 (ending early for Awards Night)

Monday 4/29: Jazz Band performance 6:00- 6:30 PM before Awards Night at MAC

Tuesday 4/29: 8th after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

Friday 5/3: Carowinds trip for 8th grade


Jazz Band: 7th graders will walk to the MAC with me after rehearsal tomorrow. 8th grade may stay after school or go home and meet us at 5:30 or earlier at the MAC to help set up and perform. Please wear something nice. No jeans.

We will rehearse tomorrow morning at 7:45 am


Rehearsals this week:

7th grade on Monday until 4:30

8th grade on Tuesday until 5:00

This will be our last rehearsal of the year. This is required for all band students and will be our only chance to run our music together for our concert next Tuesday, May 7th at 7 PM.


Carowinds:

Below is our final itinerary for this Friday’s trip. Please read below and let me know if you have any questions! We will discuss the rules and outline of the trip during 8th grade classes this week with students.

Carowinds 2019 Final Itinerary


I am excited for this week and am proud of the hard work that the students have been putting during this time of the year. Have a great Sunday!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

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Announcements

Good morning,

Below are a few reminders for the week along with some information for our rising 9th graders who are participating in marching band.


Jazz Band Wednesday morning at 7:45 and after school until 4:30 PM

Jazz band Friday morning at 7:45

School dance Friday evening:

Volunteers: Set up volunteers are asked to show up at 4:30 and tear down volunteers may be asked to stay until 10:00PM. Concessions will show up around 5:00.

Woodwinds: Sodas (1-2) 12 pack of either Coke, Sprite or Dr. Pepper. 12 oz cans please.
Brass/Percussion: Chips: One variety pack of chips of your choice. These chips are the size of chips that you would get as a side at a sandwich shop.

Please try to get all donations of chips and drinks in as soon as possible. Thank you!

Monday the 29th:  7th grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM followed by Jazz Band performance at MAC from 6-6:30 PM. Attire is business casual. No jeans please.

Tuesday the 30th: 8th grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

Rising 9th graders marching info

NEXT Friday, May 3rd: CAROWINDS!!! Info to come this weekend to prepare you for next weekend.


There is a lot going on so never hesitate to email with any questions or clarifications.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

High School Chair Test Results

Good evening,

The results for the high school band chair test have been posted on the high school website. Please click the link below to check them out. Congratulations to you all!

High School Band Website

8th graders received a copy of the marching band packet on Friday in case they missed the meeting earlier this month. I have plenty of copies in the band room if you have lost yours. PDF’s are also on the high school website on the most recent post. Forms may be turned in to me. I will happily drop them off at the high school for you.


Marching Percussion Clinics (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Clinics for all percussionists to learn marching percussion techniques and determine instrument assignments for the fall.


Color Guard Clinic/Auditions (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Clinics for all students interested in auditioning for the Fall Color Guard.  No experience is necessary to attend the clinics.  Please wear athletic clothing and bring a great attitude!  Membership in the fall color guard is required for students to participate winter guard activities, except current 7th graders who may participate as 8th graders.


Jazz band rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday at 7:45 AM

The Jazz Band has been invited to perform at the CJHS Honor’s Night in the Mabry Arts Center! We will report and set up at 5:45 and will perform music as people are walking in until around 6:30. 7th grade band students have an after school band rehearsal for their Spring Concert on that Monday. If your 7th grader is in jazz band then they may walk over to the MAC with me that evening.


School Dance:

Our band is in charge of concessions at the school dance. As we usually have done in the past, I am asking band members to donate certain items for the dance. The band will purchase candy, gatorade, and pizza while the band members will donate sodas and chips. Below are the requirements:

Woodwinds: Sodas (1-2) 12 pack of either Coke, Sprite or Dr. Pepper. 12 oz cans please.

Brass/Percussion: Chips: One variety pack of chips of your choice. These chips are the size of chips that you would get as a side at a sandwich shop.

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We are aiming to sell these items conveniently at the dance and quickly which is why this size is a perfect size for us.

If you would like to volunteer to work the concession stand or to help with set up/tear down please fill out the form below. 

School dance is April 26th from 6-9. Set up volunteers are asked to show up at 4:30 and tear down volunteers may be asked to stay until 10:00PM. Concessions will show up around 5:00.


We had a fantastic time at the Braves Game on Saturday. I cannot thank you enough for all of your support and help, especially chaperones. Keeping that many kids safe and monitored in an environment like that can be tricky. I hope that the kids had a wonderful time! Check out this photo of some of our band students and parents on the big screen!

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Have a fantastic night!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Braves Game Info/Itinerary

Good afternoon,

I am extremely excited about our first annual Braves Game trip tomorrow!

Please go ahead and add the trip’s Remind. Text @cjhsbr to 81010 to get added to the Remind.

I recommend bringing at least $20 tomorrow for food, snacks, games, and souvenirs.

Chaperones have been assigned and will be introduced to their groups tomorrow.

If you must bring a bag it must be a drawstring bag or smaller. I prefer that students do not bring a bag if they do not really need one.

Jackets are recommended in case the rain ends up making an appearance. We will have a long walk to the busses and I don’t want that walk to be made worse if it starts raining.

Students may wear hats and school appropriate shorts if they would like. Please check the weather tomorrow morning to make an educated decision.


Below is the itinerary for the game tomorrow:

Report to CJHS cafeteria: 3:00 PM at the latest. Any earlier will help us get situated faster and on the road sooner.

Bus Departs:  3:30 PM

Arrival: 5:00 PM= With the help of chaperones, Ms. Menendez will hand out tickets at the gate to students. We will go through security and have time to walk around in our groups with our chaperone around the park. Take this time to make sure that you eat dinner and visit all of the incredible locations around the stadium! Students MUST remain with their chaperone during this time.

Report to seats: 7:00 PM Our seats are in section 413. We have from row 3 all the way back in that section to ourselves. Seating is up to the students. First come, first serve!

Game starts: 7:20 PM Once the game starts students may only leave their seats in pairs after informing their chaperone. This will be for something quick like a visit to the restroom, refilling a drink, or purchasing a snack. Students must remain in their seats  and on our level (400’s) during the duration of the game.

Departs: 11:00 PM (Estimate: Depends on length of game)  When the game ends we will have students walk to the busses in as one large group with their chaperone. Ms. Menendez will always lead the group to and from the park.

Arrive at CJHS: 12:30 AM (Estimate: Depends on length of game)


If you have any questions you may contact me at my email or through remind.

Email: maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Remind for the band program: @cjhstrband

Remind for the Braves Game: @cjhsbr

Have a great day and see most of you tomorrow!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! I hope that the students had a nice break this week. We have quite a few things coming up so please read below and have your calendars ready to go.

Braves game volunteers and itinerary:

I am so excited to travel this Saturday to watch the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park! We have some very important details leading into Saturday that the students and chaperones must be aware of. Students will sign up in groups of 4 tomorrow and Tuesday. This group will travel together and will have a chaperone that ensures their safety at all times.

If you are an adult going on the trip I need to know ASAP if you are available to chaperone. We need as many chaperones as possible. Please be aware that if you are coming with a spouse or adult family member and your groups do not want to combine that you may end up separating to stay with your kids. This will not be for long as the kids will come to their seats for the game but before hand different groups may want to eat or hang out in different locations inside the park. I appreciate your flexibility and your help ensuring that the kids have a night to remember!

Below is the itinerary for Saturday, the 13th:

Report to school: 3:00 PM

Bus Departs:  3:30 PM

Arrival: 5:00 PM= groups walk around to eat, play games and explore park with chaperone

Report to seats: 7:00 PM

Game starts: 7:30 PM

Departs: 11:00 PM

Arrive: 12:30 AM


Marching Percussion Clinics (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Clinics for all percussionists to learn marching percussion techniques and determine instrument assignments for the fall.


Color Guard Clinic/Auditions (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Clinics for all students interested in auditioning for the Fall Color Guard.  No experience is necessary to attend the clinics.  Please wear athletic clothing and bring a great attitude!  Membership in the fall color guard is required for students to participate winter guard activities, except current 7th graders who may participate as 8th graders.


Jazz band rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday at 7:45 AM

Jazz Band has been invited to perform at the CJHS Honor’s Night in the Mabry Arts Center! We will report and set up at 5:45 and will perform music as people are walking in until around 6:30. 7th grade band students have an after school band rehearsal for their Spring Concert on that Monday. If your 7th grader is in jazz band then they may walk over to the MAC with me that evening.


School Dance:

Our band is in charge of concessions at the school dance. As we usually have done in the past, I am asking band members to donate certain items for the dance. The band will purchase candy, gatorade, and pizza while the band members will donate sodas and chips. Below are the requirements:

Woodwinds: Sodas (1-2) 12 pack of either Coke, Sprite or Dr. Pepper. 12 oz cans please.

Brass/Percussion: Chips: One variety pack of chips of your choice. These chips are the size of chips that you would get as a side at a sandwich shop.

0002840000289_0600.png

We are aiming to sell these items conveniently at the dance and quickly which is why this size is a perfect size for us.

If you would like to volunteer to work the concession stand or to help with set up/tear down please fill out the form below. 

School dance is April 26th from 6-9. Set up volunteers are asked to show up at 4:30 and tear down volunteers may be asked to stay until 10:00PM. Concessions will show up around 5:00.


Please let me know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez