Good evening,

I hope that you all are continuing to enjoy your time with your loved ones. It seems that most of us are picking up new hobbies and putting time towards things that we have neglected in the past. I continue to be thankful to have my job and that our school system has our students still actively engaged in school for a couple more weeks after Spring Break.

Chair Tests:

Information has been posted in Google Classroom for both 7th and 8th grade.

Our class code is: 2eg77eh

7th graders will submit their chair test video (or audio if it is being very stubborn) to the Junior High Band Google Classroom.

8th grade will use their individual instrument’s Google Classroom to submit their chair test. 8th Grade Audition Information

Chair tests were due on April 1st. Please get these in as soon as possible if you have not done so already.


Liberty Tour 2021 Trip

Since we are out of school we will be accepting trip deposits until May 1. We understand that it is hard to imagine taking a trip with current situations, but by the time we take the trip, we will have overcome this new obstacle and will be in need of celebration! This is going to be a wonderful experience for all of our students, please sign up as soon as possible. We still have the ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION, although there is a service charge associated with online payment. Currently, this is the only method of accepting payments due to the “stay-at-home” order implemented by the Carroll County Board of Health and the City of Carrollton, but we will happily accept payments in person once we return to school.

So as a reminder – a $50 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is due by May 1, 2020 to secure your spot on the trip.

More info about the trip including the Make Me A Whole Person Fundraiser can be found on our trip page.

A reminder about refunds:

Unfortunately, both the Braves and Carowinds trip have been cancelled. I need to know where you would like for your money to go.

Options are:

  • Band fees for next year (junior high for 7th and high school for 8th)
    • typically around $40
  • District honor band/all state fees for 7th grade next year
    • between $5-$25
  • Carowinds payments for next year (7th grade)
    • Trip is usually around $220
  • *8th Grade* may pay towards their high school band fees ($300).
    • If you are interested in why the high school band fees seem high I will attach a link from the high school website. The information is not updated for next school year yet, but will give you an idea. Fundraising opportunities to help with fees are provided.
  • You may also transfer Chattanooga trip reimbursement money (8th grade only)  to high school band trip or fees rather than being reimbursed.

Good News:

I spoke with Mr. Thomaston about using some funds that we intended to use for LGPE to help out our community durning this time. I know that if school was in session that our students would have wanted to help out in some way.

One of our band parents own three SUBWAY locations. Earlier this week she had posted that she loved that people were ordering big orders for them to deliver to those who are working to keep us safe and healthy. Mrs. Demartino has worked with our high school and junior high school program in the past to give us discounted and healthy meals for our band students. I chose to use our money to donate 80 SUBWAY Meals to people who she felt needed the meals.


Thank you to Mrs. Demartino, her employees, and for those who are working so hard for our community.

Please contact me individually if you all would like to do this again next week. We can either support the same business or a different one. I would like to pull from private donations though since our budget for this has been used.

Please continue staying safe and let me know if I can assist you in any way.


Ms. Maria Menendez