Month: November 2019

Happy Practicing!

Good evening,

I hope that you all have had an extremely restful time off from school. I personally feel rejuvenated and ready to nail the rest of the semester!

As you read the schedule below please ensure that your student is practicing today and tomorrow. Instrumentalists are like athletes and have muscles that can get in and out of shape. If your student has not touched their instrument all break and returns to school on Monday then we will have to work a lot on catching up rather than moving forward towards our concert.


Monday December 2nd: 7th grade rehearsal

Tuesday December 3rd: 8th grade rehearsal

Saturday December 7th: District Honor Band auditions (see schedule below)

Tuesday December 10th: Winter Concert

Thursday December 13-14th: UGA MidFest Honor Band

Friday December 20th: Carowinds December payment due


 District Honor Band:

Below is the schedule for Saturday, December 7th for those of you auditioning for District Honor Band:

The bus departs at 11:00 from the JH school Saturday morning. Please make sure that your student has all of their music and their instrument with them. Students may not wear jeans and need to dress at least business casual for this audition.

Students will need about $10 for lunch at a pizza buffet on the way home if they plan on riding the bus back.

I am hoping that the students will be home earlier than 5:30 PM. The students will be in contact with you when they are leaving the pizza buffet so that you can have an accurate time to pick them up from the JH school.

The actual Carrollton audition time is at 2:00 but since I am set to work in the warm up area that Saturday I will try to push our kids through a little earlier so that they can go home sooner! Students riding separately need to arrive around 12:45 for a quick warm up and then get in line around 1:15.

Address: (different address than last year)

Cartersville Middle School

825 Douthit Ferry Road

Cartersville, Ga 30120

I am looking for a chaperone or two to ride with the students to and from auditions on the school bus. Your lunch will be covered and it would be really appreciated!

Please let me know if you have any questions and happy practicing!


Tonal Energy App:

Your students are aware of a really useful app called Tonal Energy and may want to purchase a version of their own. Below is the website for the application. Please consider investing in this app or purchasing a metronome/tuner combo for your students. It will help them in many ways!

https://tonalenergy.com


Quick Reminders:

Please make sure that those who needed an extension on the Carowinds down payment turn in their money as soon as possible.

Make sure that your student practices today and tomorrow to get the muscles back in shape.

Also, please let me know if you need help tracking down a pair of black dress shoes or black dress pants for your students. They must have formal shoes and pants for their concerts at the Junior High. If you have anything from previous concerts that your student have grown out of, please consider donating to the band program.


Enjoy the rest of your break!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

District Honor Band Information

Good evening,

Every student that is interested in auditioning for district honor band has had a conversation with me this week. Below is the schedule for Saturday, December the 7th.

The bus departs at 11:00 from the JH school Saturday morning. Please make sure that your student has all of their music and their instrument with them. Students may not wear jeans and need to dress at least business casual for this audition.

Students will need about $10 for lunch at a pizza buffet on the way home if they plan on riding the bus back.

I am hoping that the students will be home earlier than 5:30 PM. The students will be in contact with you when they are leaving the pizza buffet so that you can have an accurate time to pick them up from the JH school.

The actual Carrollton audition time is at 2:00 but since I am set to work in the warm up area that Saturday I will try to push our kids through a little earlier so that they can go home sooner! Students riding separately need to arrive around 12:45 for a quick warm up and then get in line around 1:15.

Address: (different address than last year)

Cartersville Middle School

825 Douthit Ferry Road

Cartersville, Ga 30120

I am looking for a chaperone or two to ride with the students to and from auditions on the school bus. Your lunch will be covered and it would be really appreciated!

Please let me know if you have any questions and happy practicing!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Announcements for the week

Good evening,

Schedule for the week:

Monday:

  • No DHB practice after school due to a meeting

Tuesday:

  • DHB after school until 4:15

Wednesday:

  • Chamber music performances for 8th grade.
  • Jazz Band until 4:15 PM

Friday:

  • Carowinds downpayment due.
  • DHB scale pass offs due
  • Jacket Orders *hopefully* delivered
  • Jazz Band at 7:30 AM

Carowinds

Have you (chaperone) and your student paid their Carowinds Trip Deposit? Remember that the non-refundable downpayment of $50 is due this Friday.

Chaperone price: $150 (Add $85 if you want a single room)

Student price: $220

Carowinds Information 2019 – 2020.doc

Online Payment System


Cookie Dough:

The remaining flavors of cookie dough will be delivered tomorrow. Thank you to you and your customers for your patience.


Thank you and have a great night!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

 

Cookie Dough Flavors

Good afternoon,

There are two flavors of cookie dough that are delayed and will be here this upcoming Monday.

The two flavors are below:

Caramel pecan chocolate chip

Nut lovers

As mentioned at the concert, I do not have any control over these delays and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that it causes to you or your customers. We have noted who is missing which flavor and will hand those out accordingly Monday 11/18/19.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

8th Grade Veteran’s Day Performance Tomorrow

Good evening,

Schedule for the week:

Monday: District Honor Band after school until 4:15

Tuesday: District Honor Band after school until 4:15

Wednesday: Jazz Band rehearsal until 4:15

Friday: Jazz Band rehearsal at 7:30 AM/Chamber music performed in all classes


A quick reminder about two important things tomorrow!

Veteran’s Day: (8th grade only)

  • 8th grade check in with home room in band uniform (black dress pants, black shoes and socks, and black band polo)
  • Bus to high school gym departs at 8:15 AM
    • If your student arrives later than that time they must walk to the high school gym as soon as possible with their instruments.
  • Students perform at highlighted ceremonies below:
    • 8:30am – 9:00am   CES #1
      9:20am – 9:50 am   CES #2
      10:10am – 11:00am  CHS #1 (Juniors & Seniors) (CJHS Band students watch ceremony)
      11:15 am –  11:45  Cadet Lunch <——- Need volunteers to help with lunch.
      12:00 pm  –  12:50  CUES
      1:10 pm  –  2:00 pm  CJHS
      2:15 pm  –  3:15 pm  CHS #2 (Freshman & Sophomores)

       

  • Students will have Subway during lunch in the high school band room on Monday. Please contact me if you are able to volunteer on Monday to help serve lunch.
  • Students will return to CJHS around 2:30 and will remain with me until the end of the day

Cookie Dough: 

Our cookie dough is set to arrive tomorrow around noon.

I am looking for about 5 volunteers to help the fundraising staff members organize and set out the cookie dough. I would usually help but the rescheduled date conflicts with the Veteran’s Day Assembly. Please notify me as soon as possible if you are able to help out from noon to around 1 this Monday.

You may email me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net


Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Important Announcements for Monday

Good afternoon,

Monday will be a busy day for our band members. Our 8th grade band will perform in the Veteran’s Day assembly during the school day and our cookie dough will be delivered.

Veteran’s Day: (8th grade only)

  • 8th grade check in with home room in band uniform (black dress pants, black shoes and socks, and black band polo)
  • Bus to high school gym departs at 8:15 AM
    • If your student arrives later than that time they must walk to the high school gym as soon as possible with their instruments.
  • Students perform at highlighted ceremonies below:
    • 8:30am – 9:00am   CES #1
      9:20am – 9:50 am   CES #2
      10:10am – 11:00am  CHS #1 (Juniors & Seniors) (CJHS Band students watch ceremony)
      11:15 am –  11:45  Cadet Lunch <——- Need volunteers to help with lunch. 
      12:00 pm  –  12:50  CUES
      1:10 pm  –  2:00 pm  CJHS
      2:15 pm  –  3:15 pm  CHS #2 (Freshman & Sophomores)

       

  • Students will have Subway during lunch in the high school band room on Monday. Please contact me if you are able to volunteer on Monday to help serve lunch.
  • Students will return to CJHS around 2:30 and will remain with me until the end of the day

Cookie Dough: 

Our cookie dough is set to arrive this Monday around noon.

I am looking for about 5 volunteers to help the fundraising staff members organize and set out the cookie dough. I would usually help but the rescheduled date conflicts with the Veteran’s Day Assembly. Please notify me as soon as possible if you are able to help out from noon to around 1 this Monday.

You may email me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net


8th Grade Carowinds Trip:

Have you (chaperone) and your student paid their Carowinds Trip Deposit? Remember that the non-refundable downpayment of $50 is due November 22nd.

Chaperone price: $150 (Add $85 if you want a single room)

Student price: $220

Carowinds Information 2019 – 2020.doc

Online Payment System


More announcements to come on Sunday.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez