Month: August 2016


On Monday we began our annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser by distributing materials out to the students. This sale will take place over 2 weeks and will be a great way for our students to help raise money for the band and also for their own personal band goals.

For 5th/6th graders they can earn money towards their band performance polo shirts ($21). For every box of cookie sold the student will get $3 toward their shirt. Each student will need a band performance polo shirt for our performances this year.

Students will sell boxes of cookie dough and collect the money. On September the 15th, the money will be due in class along with the order form taker and we will count the orders to send off to the company. The cookie dough is set to come in during the first two weeks of October. As soon as I know the date of the order delivery, you all will know. The students will simply grab their orders of cookie from school and take them home with them on the bus or in the car.

The money raised in all of our fundraisers goes directly to support our band account which is used for repairs of school owned instruments, supplies and music purchases, and to pay guest teachers and clinicians to work with your awesome children.

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns:


Ms. Menendez



I am extremely excited for our Jump Start Camp tomorrow morning! Remember that it will begin at 9AM and end at 12PM (noon). You may drop your student off and pick them back up after the camp is over from the Bus loop. The students will meet in the gym and exit from the gym.

I look forward to a great day of music making!


Ms. Menendez

5th Grade Instrument Night

Good morning!

I look forward to seeing the fifth grade students tonight at our instrument night. You may stop by at any time between 5-8 PM to order your instrument. Instruments are set to be delivered on Saturday August 20th at our Jump Start Camp. 

Make sure that you leave with an Essential Elements book! That is our music for the year. 


Ms. Menendez


Good afternoon,

I cannot tell you how excited that I am to begin this year. I am not sure how, but I somehow got the best students in the school placed in band! All jokes aside, your students have been fantastic so far. I am looking forward to growing with them this year.

A few reminders:

Instrument Night

We have two instrument nights. 5th grade has theirs on August 16th from 5-8pm. 6th grade has theirs on August 17th from 5-8pm. Both instrument nights will be located in the gym/band room (the two rooms are combined). You may show up at ANYTIME between those times listed above. We ask that you aim for 5, 6, or 7 because we will host an informational meeting to answer your questions at that time. After that meeting we will send you in the band room to speak to a Music and Arts representative to sign up for your instrument. They will speak to  you about renting or purchasing. I do not have the prices at the moment for the instruments since they change every year depending on the market but we choose to stay with Music and Arts because they provide quality instruments with the lowest prices around. This is only the night where the instrument are ordered, they will be delivered on our Start Up Day. If you cannot make a day at all then please let me know and we can have you all come on the other day. 

Saturday Jump Start Camp

As stated in the form sent home, this will be a great new tradition this year. Students will come on August the 20th from 9AM-12PM (three hours) to receive their instrument, learn how to put it together, and how to play it! We have hired professionals to come in on that day to teach them how to do these things. It is required for all students but if there is a prior commitment please contact me as soon as possible.

After School Commitments:

We have no after school activities all year except for the following:

Instrument nights on August 16th and 17th

Saturday Jump Start Camp on August 20th

Our two concerts. One at the beginning of December and one in May. Those dates are being finalized this week.

I ask that for these few dates that you make it a priority for the students to be at these events. I pride myself on keeping my class during the school day and letting your students do other activities throughout the school year. Playing sports and being in clubs is just as important as band.

Ask me any questions that you have.

-Ms. Menendez