Concert Tonight!

 

Good morning,

Today is concert day!!

Please read below:

When:  Monday May 16th. From 7pm – 8:15pm

Where:  The Mabry Arts Center

What:  Spring Concert.  No admission fee.

Who:  All bands 6th – 8th and jazz band will perform one final time as our year comes to an end.

6th Graders should arrive at 6:30pm and report to the stage, cases should go backstage.

 

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE IN UNIFORM

  • BLACK CMS BAND POLO SHIRT.  TUCKED IN
  • BLACK DRESS PANTS, NO JEANS.
  • BLACK DRESS SHOES, NO SNEAKERS OR HIGH TOPS.
  • BLACK SOCKS

Parent Expectations:  

  1. Please make sure your child is wearing the proper uniform attire before arriving at the concert.
  2. Please do not leave before the concert is finished.  All students need to stay to support and enjoy the other bands.  Seating is always very tight, please make your way to the center of the rows so that all can sit down.
  3. Please collect your childs’ cell phone before the concert begins, they will not need it during the other performances.

-M.Menendez

Band Concert Monday, May 16th

Good evening,

I want to make sure that the parents of the kids in Savannah are still aware of the concert on Monday. 

Please read below:

When:  Monday May 16th. From 7pm – 8:15pm

Where:  The Mabry Arts Center

What:  Spring Concert.  No admission fee.

Who:  All bands 6th – 8th and jazz band will perform one final time as our year comes to an end.

6th Graders should arrive at 6:30pm and report to the stage, cases should go backstage.

 

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE IN UNIFORM

  • BLACK CMS BAND POLO SHIRT.  TUCKED IN
  • BLACK DRESS PANTS, NO JEANS.
  • BLACK DRESS SHOES, NO SNEAKERS OR HIGH TOPS.
  • BLACK SOCKS

Parent Expectations:  

  1. Please make sure your child is wearing the proper uniform attire before arriving at the concert.
  2. Please do not leave before the concert is finished.  All students need to stay to support and enjoy the other bands.  Seating is always very tight, please make your way to the center of the rows so that all can sit down.
  3. Please collect your childs’ cell phone before the concert begins, they will not need it during the other performances.

-M.Menendez

Spring Concert in a week!

Good afternoon,

This is just a quick reminder about our upcoming Spring Concert on May 16th (a week from today). Please read below:

When:  Monday May 16th. From 7pm – 8:15pm

Where:  The Mabry Arts Center

What:  Spring Concert.  No admission fee.

Who:  All bands 6th – 8th and jazz band will perform one final time as our year comes to an end.

6th Graders should arrive at 6:30pm and report to the stage, cases should go backstage.

7th Graders should arrive at 6:45pm and report to the warm-up room backstage.

8th Graders should arrive at 6:45pm and report to the auditorium seating area blocked off for them.

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE IN UNIFORM

  • BLACK CMS BAND POLO SHIRT.  TUCKED IN
  • BLACK DRESS PANTS, NO JEANS.
  • BLACK DRESS SHOES, NO SNEAKERS OR HIGH TOPS.
  • BLACK SOCKS

Parent Expectations:  

  1. Please make sure your child is wearing the proper uniform attire before arriving at the concert.
  2. Please do not leave before the concert is finished.  All students need to stay to support and enjoy the other bands.  Seating is always very tight, please make your way to the center of the rows so that all can sit down.
  3. Please collect your childs cell phone before the concert begins, they will not need it during the other performances.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you can come help setup Monday May 16th at 3:15pm at the MAC that would be awesome, please send me an email.  We usually only get two or three people, but many hands make light work.  Also if their is anyone willing to supervise during the concert please email me.

I cannot wait until Monday! Please check at home to make sure that the band uniform is ready to go. Kids tend to grow out of those dress shoes and pants quickly. This is an exciting time of the year and I cannot wait to perform with your students.

-Ms. Menendez

 

Band BBQ

Good afternoon,

Tomorrow the Carrollton High School band will have their annual Band BBQ.

BBQ will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Walk-ups welcome!

Regular meals will be available for $8.00 and provide a BBQ sandwich, chips, dessert, & a drink. Double sandwich meals will be available for $12.00 and provide two BBQ sandwiches, a bag of chips, one dessert, & a drink.

This is a very important fundraiser for the high school band! Our flutes will perform at 12:00 for the customers and workers. Please consider having your lunch or dinner tomorrow behind the Away Bleachers at Grisham Stadium to support the high school band. It excites me to think that your students will be the students who we are buying BBQ from in the future. Can you believe that they are about to be seventh graders?!?!

Have a great day!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Band Polos Tomorrow

Good evening,

I hope that you all had a restful weekend. Parents and guardians, please make sure to read the paper that the students brought home for you all. It has important information on it. 

Tomorrow is our Band Day. The students will need to bring their band polo so that they can wear it for the recruitment concert after lunch. No black pants, shoes or socks required, just the band polo. Please go ahead and lay the polo over their book bag, by your keys or by the front door! That way we can make sure that it isn’t forgotten tomorrow morning. I look forward to a day filled with fun tomorrow. 
-MM

After School Rehearsals Still On

Good morning,

As mentioned last week, our after school rehearsals are still on as usual. On Mondays we have after school practice sessions for kids who want some extra practice. Wednesdays we have our Instrument Club. This is when high school students come over and play/teach with your students. PLEASE encourage your students to stay after for this. Our numbers have been low lately and I do not want to have to cancel it!

Remember that we have our Spring Concert on May the 16th at 7:00 pm. 6th graders will report at 6:30 to the stage in full uniform. Make sure that your student has black pants, socks, and shoes that fit! There is still time to buy or borrow things if needed.

I have some fun adventures planned for your students coming up. They are all during the school day. You will be notified as soon as they are finalized.

 

-MM

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Pep Rally Tomorrow 

Good evening parents! This is a reminder that we will have a pep rally for the school tomorrow that the band will perform in. Students must wear their band polo to perform. The only requirement for the uniform is their polo. Everything else can be whatever they are wearing to school that day. Please ensure that your student is prepared for tomorrow. It is going to be a blast!! 

Milestones Pep Rally/Summer Music Band Camp

Good afternoon,

On Monday the 18th we will have a pep rally for the upcoming Milestones next week. Our band will play at it for the first time in school history to pump up our students! This will occur during the school day and will not require any extra rehearsals or preparation for it. The students will wear their band polos. They may wear any shoes or pants that they would like to. If your student would like to bring their band polo this week for me to hold on to until Monday, I can do that. I will keep them and label them. I would hate for a student to forget their polos on Monday and miss out on the chance to perform.

The Sounds of Summer Band Camp is a great opportunity for those of you who would like for your student to attend some sort of music camp to enhance their skills. I highly recommend this camp for my students as a past staff member. This is a camp that is hosted at Midway Church and is cheap and worth the money. The students are taught about music from professionals and will meet students from different schools around our area, will be fed daily delicious food, and will have a daily recreational time. Carrollton consistently has the highest number of students who attend this camp. I told the students in class that I wish that there was a camp for me when I was younger that was this fun, affordable, and close!

Sounds of Summer Band Camp Website

Please look at their website and speak with your students. If you have any questions or would like to have your student attend but have some limitations, please contact me directly.

 

-M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

SPRING CONCERT DATE CHANGE

Good morning,

I am so excited to be back from Spring Break so that we can dig in towards our Spring Concert. You are going to be very impressed with what you hear at our last performance. The Spring Concert was set for May the 9th at 7pm at the Mabry Art Center. Due to the Spring Musical at the high school, the concert has been pushed back to May 16th (the following Monday). Please in form any family members and friends of this date change.

The students will still report in their black pants (long skirt) with black socks, shoes, and their band polo. Please make sure NOW that they have all of those items. We are a month away roughly so now is the time to shop for anything that they may need. Students who are not in uniform will not perform at the concert.

Your students are awesome and are exceeding my expectations! I’m one lucky teacher.

-Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net