Spring Concert Today

Good morning,

I am so excited for our Spring concert this evening! We will conclude a great year together at 7 PM at the Mabry Arts Center. Please make sure to report at 6:30 PM in full uniform. 7th grade will warm up on stage around 6:45 and Jazz Band will warm up shortly after that. I will see you all tonight!


Please keep these dates in mind as well:

Marching Band percussion rehearsal Wednesday from 4-6 PM

Rookie Camp for all marching rookies Monday through Wednesday of next week from 4-6 PM

Marching band fees and forms due May 17th


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

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Carowinds Packing List/Itinerary

Good evening,

As you pack tonight please take a moment to read over our itinerary and packing list. Also keep the following in mind:

  • We may run into some rain on the trip, pack accordingly
  • No energy drinks or video game systems allowed on the trip
    • I will allow personal reading devices such as Kindles and iPads
  • Make sure that you bring $40-$50 worth of spending money to cover the cost of souvenirs and a few meals.
    • Students will purchase their own meal at the Varsity for lunch tomorrow and their lunch and dinner in the park Saturday. All other meals are covered by cost of the trip.

I look forward to seeing you all bright and early tomorrow morning. Remember to check into your homeroom, drop your luggage off on stage in the cafeteria, and then report to the band room for full rehearsal.

Carowinds 2019 Final Itinerary

Carowinds Packing List

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Jazz Band Performance

Good evening,

Our jazz band has been invited to perform tomorrow at the high school band’s Band BBQ. The students spoke with me in class and are excited the opportunity to perform! Report time is 5:45 (or earlier) at the Away bleacher of the high school stadium. Our Jazz band will perform at 6:00 PM and will conclude our portion of the concert at 6:30 PM. When we are done you are welcome to stay and hear the other ensembles perform while enjoying some delicious BBQ!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Carowinds Info/Rehearsals/Jazz Performance

Good afternoon,

This week is going to be an incredible one!


Checklist:

Monday 4/29: 7th after school rehearsal until 4:30 (ending early for Awards Night)

Monday 4/29: Jazz Band performance 6:00- 6:30 PM before Awards Night at MAC

Tuesday 4/29: 8th after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

Friday 5/3: Carowinds trip for 8th grade


Jazz Band: 7th graders will walk to the MAC with me after rehearsal tomorrow. 8th grade may stay after school or go home and meet us at 5:30 or earlier at the MAC to help set up and perform. Please wear something nice. No jeans.

We will rehearse tomorrow morning at 7:45 am


Rehearsals this week:

7th grade on Monday until 4:30

8th grade on Tuesday until 5:00

This will be our last rehearsal of the year. This is required for all band students and will be our only chance to run our music together for our concert next Tuesday, May 7th at 7 PM.


Carowinds:

Below is our final itinerary for this Friday’s trip. Please read below and let me know if you have any questions! We will discuss the rules and outline of the trip during 8th grade classes this week with students.

Carowinds 2019 Final Itinerary


I am excited for this week and am proud of the hard work that the students have been putting during this time of the year. Have a great Sunday!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Announcements

Good morning,

Below are a few reminders for the week along with some information for our rising 9th graders who are participating in marching band.


Jazz Band Wednesday morning at 7:45 and after school until 4:30 PM

Jazz band Friday morning at 7:45

School dance Friday evening:

Volunteers: Set up volunteers are asked to show up at 4:30 and tear down volunteers may be asked to stay until 10:00PM. Concessions will show up around 5:00.

Woodwinds: Sodas (1-2) 12 pack of either Coke, Sprite or Dr. Pepper. 12 oz cans please.
Brass/Percussion: Chips: One variety pack of chips of your choice. These chips are the size of chips that you would get as a side at a sandwich shop.

Please try to get all donations of chips and drinks in as soon as possible. Thank you!

Monday the 29th:  7th grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM followed by Jazz Band performance at MAC from 6-6:30 PM. Attire is business casual. No jeans please.

Tuesday the 30th: 8th grade after school rehearsal until 5:00 PM

Rising 9th graders marching info

NEXT Friday, May 3rd: CAROWINDS!!! Info to come this weekend to prepare you for next weekend.


There is a lot going on so never hesitate to email with any questions or clarifications.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

High School Chair Test Results

Good evening,

The results for the high school band chair test have been posted on the high school website. Please click the link below to check them out. Congratulations to you all!

High School Band Website

8th graders received a copy of the marching band packet on Friday in case they missed the meeting earlier this month. I have plenty of copies in the band room if you have lost yours. PDF’s are also on the high school website on the most recent post. Forms may be turned in to me. I will happily drop them off at the high school for you.


Marching Percussion Clinics (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Clinics for all percussionists to learn marching percussion techniques and determine instrument assignments for the fall.


Color Guard Clinic/Auditions (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Clinics for all students interested in auditioning for the Fall Color Guard.  No experience is necessary to attend the clinics.  Please wear athletic clothing and bring a great attitude!  Membership in the fall color guard is required for students to participate winter guard activities, except current 7th graders who may participate as 8th graders.


Jazz band rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday at 7:45 AM

The Jazz Band has been invited to perform at the CJHS Honor’s Night in the Mabry Arts Center! We will report and set up at 5:45 and will perform music as people are walking in until around 6:30. 7th grade band students have an after school band rehearsal for their Spring Concert on that Monday. If your 7th grader is in jazz band then they may walk over to the MAC with me that evening.


School Dance:

Our band is in charge of concessions at the school dance. As we usually have done in the past, I am asking band members to donate certain items for the dance. The band will purchase candy, gatorade, and pizza while the band members will donate sodas and chips. Below are the requirements:

Woodwinds: Sodas (1-2) 12 pack of either Coke, Sprite or Dr. Pepper. 12 oz cans please.

Brass/Percussion: Chips: One variety pack of chips of your choice. These chips are the size of chips that you would get as a side at a sandwich shop.

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We are aiming to sell these items conveniently at the dance and quickly which is why this size is a perfect size for us.

If you would like to volunteer to work the concession stand or to help with set up/tear down please fill out the form below. 

School dance is April 26th from 6-9. Set up volunteers are asked to show up at 4:30 and tear down volunteers may be asked to stay until 10:00PM. Concessions will show up around 5:00.


We had a fantastic time at the Braves Game on Saturday. I cannot thank you enough for all of your support and help, especially chaperones. Keeping that many kids safe and monitored in an environment like that can be tricky. I hope that the kids had a wonderful time! Check out this photo of some of our band students and parents on the big screen!

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Have a fantastic night!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez