Month: January 2020

Chair Test Results

Good evening,

We had an incredible week at CJHS! The students enter the classroom full of joy each day yet know exactly how to turn their focus on and get stuff done. They are retaining information and just from our chair tests, I am able to hear individual improvement in all students. They are such a delightful group to teach.

Below are PDFs of the chair test results. If you see an error, please be patient and let me know. Congratulations to all students!

Chair Test January 2020 – 1st Block

Chair Test January 2020 – 2nd Block

Chair Test January 2020 – 5th Block

Chair Test January 2020 – 6th Block


Ms. Menendez

Weekly Announcements

Good evening,

This week at a glance:

Tuesday: Music Theory Club until 4:15 PM (no sign up or payment needed)

Wednesday: Jazz Band until 4:15 PM

Thursday: *Chair Test during class*

Friday: Jazz Band 7:30 AM

All State:

On Saturday we had seven students audition for a spot in the All State Band. Although we did not have a student earn a spot we did have a student who is first alternate. Congratulations to Makenssy Reyes!

I can never emphasize enough about how the process leading to things like this is extremely important. It is about setting a goal, pushing yourself, and sacrificing parts of your life to potentially achieve something great. I am so proud of all students who have worked since August towards District Honor Band and All State. Our band is better because you went through the process. Thank you!

Upcoming Dates:

1/16 Chair test for all students during class

1/31 Next installment of $50 for Carowinds due

2/3 7th Grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

2/4 8th Grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

2/8 Symphonic Camp * required for all students. 9AM -Noon*

2/10 7th Grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

2/11 8th Grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

2/13-2/15 District Honor Band *$70 due for each participant to pay for hotel* Very detailed outline to come out soon!

Have a great evening!


Ms. Menendez

Weekly Announcements

Good evening,

I hope that everyone had a fantastic break and got some much needed rest! I am excited to see all of the students tomorrow and begin another semester of making music together.

After School Rehearsals:

There will be no after school commitments this week other than our usual Jazz Band rehearsals which occur Wednesday until 4:15 and Friday mornings at 7:30 AM.

If your student is auditioning for All State then it would be wise for them to work after school this week with me on their audition materials for this Saturday the 11th.

Chair Test:

We will have our chair tests next Thursday the 16th during class. Please make sure that your student is practicing diligently for these!


Our next installment of $50 is due on the 31st of this month. At the end of the month all students and chaperones will have $150 paid towards their trip. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Bring your instruments tomorrow and get ready to have some fun!


M. Menendez