Month: May 2022


Good evening,

We are entering our last week of school and plan on ending the year with fun! Students will play their instruments in class on Monday and Tuesday but will not on Wednesday. They may bring card games and board games for when and if we finish early on either day with our assignments.

Rookie Spring Training:

8th-grade brass, woodwind, and percussionsts who are participating in marching band next year have their Spring training on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Training is from 4-6 PM at the CHS band room. Ms. Menendez will walk the students down after 6th block. Please wear atheltic clothing and comfortable shoes.

I am excited to see the students tomorrow!


M. Menendez

Rookie Spring Training

Good morning,

If you are participating in marching band next year (current 8th graders), we have Spring training on Monday and Tuesday the 23-24th from 4-6 at the CHS band room. We will prepare the students for band camp, introduce them to our leadership team, prepare them for the 4th of July parade, and hand out important information. This is for brass, woodwinds, and percussion only.

Ms. Menendez will walk the students to the CHS band room after school at 3:40. Please wear athletic clothing and athletic shoes.

-M. Menendez

5/16-5/20 Announcements

Good evening,

Our 8th graders had a wonderful trip to Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend. We ate a lot, played a lot, and rode plenty of rides. The chaperones and school system allowed for this trip to run smoothly and I hope that our students made unforgettable memories. Thank you to the band staff and chaperones for attending the trip with us! I look forward to making more memories with our 8th graders before summer they move on to the high school band. Congratulations on a great trip and performance!

Spring Concert:

Our last concert of the year is this Tuesday, May 17th at 6 PM at the Mabry Arts Center. Report time is 5:15 for both grades.

I look forward to wrapping up our year with amazing music. Feel free to stay after the CJHS portion to hear an unbelievable concert by our high school band program. This will be a night to remember!


Ms. Menendez

5/8-5/13 Announcements

Monday: 7th Grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8th Grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

Wednesday: No Jazz band after school/8th Grade Tie Dye Carowinds Shirts during class.


Friday: Carowinds Field Trip for 8th grade


I look forward to our last rehearsal of the year for our Spring Concert. Our Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 17th at 6 PM. The music for this concert cycle is exciting and we cannot wait to polish it up for you all to hear. Please ensure that your student attends this rehearsal as it is the only one for this concert.

Carowinds (8th grade only):

We depart for our Carowinds field trip this Friday at the conclusion of testing. We are aiming to depart as close to 11 AM as possible. Students will be fed Publix subs once they report to the band room. My goal is to have the luggage labeled so that our chaperones can load the luggage onto the charter busses as the students finish testing and eating. Students do not need to bring anything to school other than their luggage for the trip. A packing list and detailed itinerary will be sent home this week.

Tie Dye shirts volunteers:

If you are available to assist us in tie dying our shirts for Carowinds on Wednesday between 1:10 and 3:30 I would really appreciate it. We will need volunteers to bring some of the t shirts home to wash them so that the color can set in. Shirts will be labeled so that we can pass them out to each student the next day.

School Dance Volunteers:

Thank you to all of those that volunteered at the school dance! Our band fundraised money that will be put towards instruments that our growing band program needs. I am thankful that you all are so willing to help.

I look forward to another great week!


M. Menendez