My name is Maria Menendez and I am the band director here at Carrollton Junior High School. I am excited to have your student in the program. This website is a useful tool for us as we have many exciting events occurring throughout the year. This is my main source of communication to you all and is a great resource for those looking for copies of forms, payment information, important updates, and our calendar for the year.
Subscribing to the website: Please type in your email in the box that says “Follow” on this website. That will subscribe you and will send you my posts as I post them. This prevents you from having to periodically check the website and instead will notify you instantly once a post has been made. The post will send automatically to your inbox! A screen shot has been attached to help.
Forms and Fees: Copies of all forms that are handed to students are uploaded to this website. They are located under the “Forms” tab. Information about fees is located under the “Fees & Dues” tab. This reminds you of much things cost and also provides a link for our school’s online payment system called Revtrak.
Each student will need to sign and return the “Handbook Sign-Off Form and Trojan Band Form”. Trojan band is a pep band for our JH football team and is optional. The handbook form is for all students. If you have any questions about payments please let me know. The forms and fees associated with them are due October 2nd.
Band Class: Until further notice, all band programs on campus are playing outside for class when possible. Because of the size of the JH band room, I do not feel comfortable playing inside yet, even with masks and protective covers over our instruments. As things progress I will keep you all up to date. Students are able to dress out for band class and wear school appropriate athletic clothing, sunglasses, and hats for class. This will only be necessary for days that we play outside. If the weather does not permit us to play outside, we will stay inside the band room and learn about composition, music theory, music history, and more, but will not play. Students should be prepared to play outside each day.
After School Help: Students who are beginners or are looking for extra help may stay after school on Tuesdays until 4:00 with me. I will work primarily with beginners but will be happy to tutor any students who are seeking help. Please make sure that their ride is there at 4:00 PM.
I am excited for this school year and I cannot wait to share more information with you all soon as our calendar is finalized. Once our concert dates have been approved I will publish a calendar for the entire school year. Thank you for your support and your patience.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org