Weekly Announcements: Symphonic Camp and Rehearsals This Week

Good evening,

We have a busy week ahead of us!

Monday: 7th Grade After School Rehearsal until 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8th Grade After School Rehearsal until 5:00 PM

Wednesday: Jazz Band until 4:15

Friday: Jazz Band in the morning at 7:30 AM

Saturday: Symphonic Camp from 9 AM-Noon. Report time 8:30 AM.


This week we have our first rehearsals of the LGPE season. 7th grade will have rehearsal on Monday until 5:00 PM and 8th grade will have rehearsal on Tuesday until 5:00 PM.

All rehearsals are for a grade. Conflicts have been worked out with other rehearsals and practices as far as I know.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Symphonic Camp:

Our annual Symphonic Camp is this Saturday! I am so excited for the kids to learn from professionals on their instrument and for them to meet and learn from Mr. Matthew Price. His biography can be viewed here: http://www.flatrockband.org/staff.html


9:00-10:20 8th Grade sectionals/7th Grade full band

10:20- Transition

10:30-12:00 7th Grade sectionals/8th Grade full band

12:00 Lunch/Fellowship for students. (Optional for students if they need to leave)

If you are willing to donate a dessert for Symphonic Camp let me know! We will have Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches, chips, sodas, and homemade desserts.

We are paying our staff money to come to Carrollton and work with your kids on Saturday. Please ensure that your student is present so that they can learn many great things that day!


Thank you to Terry Lowry and the Carroll Symphonic Orchestra Guild for donating a brand new audio recorder! This will allow for us to professionally record all of our concerts and will be a great teaching tool during class. This recorder has the capability to play back clips instantly. We will record segments of our rehearsal and listen back minutes later which will allow the students to hear what the full ensemble sounds like. They can hear what the audience hears and can make decisions on how to improve or alter what they are doing in order to produce a better product.


Congratulations to the CJHS Science Bowl team on winning 1st place at the Regional Science Bowl competition! They will compete at the State Science Bowl competition in Savannah, Georgia on March 7th.

Four of the five students pictured are band members, and active ones at that! I am so proud of Sarah Scholl, Eden Long, Hagan Russell, and Ian Larson for pushing themselves in many aspects of their lives. They are active in our school in many ways and exemplify great work ethic.


I am so proud of our band students in our band program. The above example is just a fraction of what our students are doing other than band. They are athletes, school leaders, advocates, mentors, and incredible people.

If you have a student who is participating in a sport or another activity, please let me know. I would love to come and support them!

Please let me know if you have any questions about anything that is coming up.


Ms. Menendez