Good afternoon,

It is hard to believe that it is the last week before our February break! The students have been working hard in all areas of their education, sports and clubs.

Monday: Percussion Ensemble after school until 4:15

Tuesday: Jazz Band Performs at CUES at 8:45 AM

Wednesday: Jazz Band after school until 4:15

Thursday: Raffle Party after school until 5:00

Pre LGPE Concert: 2/28

LGPE: Concert Band & Wind Ensemble on 3/14. Symphonic band on 3/15

Raffle Fundraiser:

Congratulations to our Raffle Ticket Fundraiser winners! We as a community did a tremendous job! I am working this week to get the prizes in the hands of all of those who won and am thankful for the efforts that you all gave to make this a sucessful fundraiser.

Rhodes and Field Gift Basket: Anthony Cole

Healing Hands Massage: Terri Everhart

Healing Hands Massage: Tye Reed

$50 Amazon: Gary Russell

$50 Amazon: Grisel Enriques Solis

Air Fryer: Kelley Moomey

Nintendo Switch: Renee Nichols

AirPod Pros: Nicole Peace:

$25 Amazon Gift Card: Layla Davis

$25 Amazon Gift Card: Andy Ruiz Jimenez

$25 Amazon Gift Card: Sara Blackmon

$25 Amazon Gift Card: Jude Pethel

Raffle Party:

Our raffle party will be this Thursday after school until 5:00 PM. This is for students who sold 10 or more tickets. The party includes pizza, an ice cream sundae buffet, recreation time, a bouncy house obstacle course, and more! If you are willing to donate any items for our ice cream sundae buffet please let me know!

Also, if you are willing to help chaperone that would help tremendously. Please contact me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net if you are willing to help out!

Jazz Band Performance at CUES:

Jazz band students will check in with their homeroom teacher on Tuesday morning and then report to the band room. Our goal is to leave around 8:30 to head over to the CUES to perform for our 6th grade band members to help recruit for next year! All students will be excused from their 1st and 2nd block and will be given an opportunity to make up their work.

District Honor Band:

Congratulations to our 9 students who represented our school at District Honor Band this weekend. We had an amazing time bowling, making music, meeting new friends, and spending quality time with each other. Congratulations to Carson Haley, Samuel Wimberly, Tyler Clotfelter, Demarcus Burch, Xander Adams, Brayan Calix Alberto, Jaydin Bereznak, Dylan Sapp, and William Haley.

PRE LGPE Concert

Our next concert will be the Tuesday that we return from break, February 28th at the Mabry Arts Center. This concert is our preview concert for our Large Group Performance Evaluation Concert in March. We have hired judges to drive over to Carrollton and give feedback and mock ratings to our students so that we can better prepare for our concert in March.

Our students will dress in their all black concert attire and will only be required to stay for their own concert as oppose to the duration of the entire concert. We will have six performing ensembles that night and hope that you can stay to hear as many of them as possible!

Report Time: 5:00 PM

Concert Band: 6:00 PM

Symphonic Band: 6:30 PM

Wind Ensemble: 7:00 PM

Our Large Group Performance Evaluation concerts in March are arguably our most important performance of the year. The times for all three bands are below. We hope that you and your loved ones will make the short trip to the Carroll County Performing Arts Center to support our wonderful students!

Concert Band: March 14th @2:30

Wind Ensemble: March 14th @5:45

Symphonic Band: March 15th @4:45

Our detailed schedule for LGPE will come out soon. Thank you for your patience and I cannot wait for you all to hear the students perform!

Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!


Ms. Menendez