Important School Dates:
6th Grade Orientation & Schedule Pick Up
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Students and parents will be given needed information necessary for the smoothest transition possible from elementary to middle school. They will also be able to walk the campus, help the students get familiar with class location, bus drop off and pick up location, car rider drop off and pick up location, bus routes, and more!
7th Grade Schedule Pick Up
Thursday, August 20, 2015
10:00 -11:30 AM
Students and parents will obtain schedules in the Auditorium and be able to walk the campus for the purposes of classroom location and other pertinent information necessary to aid them in a great start to their year.
8th Grade Schedule Pick Up
Thursday, August 20, 2015
1:30 -3:00 PM
Students and parents will obtain schedules in the Auditorium and be able to walk the campus for the purposes of classroom location and other pertinent information necessary to aid our 8th graders in a great start to their final year as middle schoolers.
Jazz Ensemble camp is coming! We will hold Jazz Ensemble camp from August 3 – 6 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Jazz Ensemble members made a commitment to this week when you accepted the invitation to join the band back in May. We will not have rehearsal on Friday as the schools are still closed on Fridays. Officers should make plans to stay until 6 PM on Tuesday to do some maintenance projects.
A list of music to download will be emailed to you shortly. See you all next week!
The Charms calendar has been updated to reflect all of the major events for the upcoming school year. The calendar on the music department web site is a direct reflection of the Charms calendar. If you want basic information, this web site will provide that, but for details about a specific event, you will have to log in to your Charms account.
Please mark your calendars now and plan accordingly. Dates about rehearsals and other smaller events will be announced as they are needed, but, as always, with at least a week’s notice, per the handbook.
I am looking forward to a great year!
In an effort to reflect the unification of the music department, the Charms school code has been changed. The new code is ClermontMiddleMusic (all one word). The old one (ClermontMSB) will no longer work. Please use the new code effective immediately.
Charms will be reset for the new school year before August 1st. Please make note of any account balances you may still have. All account balances (both credits and debts) will be carried over into next year.
You can still edit your personal information. We ask that if your phone number, email address or home address have changed, please go onto Charms and change these items. If you have added a cell phone or email address, please also provide these items as we do most of our communications via email.
Four weeks left … hope you’re ready!
The 2016 All State Band Audition Information is available by visiting the Florida Bandmasters Page. On this page are links for requirements for both Middle School Concert Band Auditions and Middle School Jazz Band Auditions, which will be held at East Ridge Middle School on September 19. If you are interested in taking any or both auditions, you must register with Mr. Venezio and submit $12 for each audition by August 31.
Information for the Florida Vocal Association’s All State Choral Auditions have not yet become available. Interested students should visit the Florida Vocal Association’s website for written exam study guides and here for sight reading study materials.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the new and improved Clermont Middle School Music Department web site! We have been working hard to bring you an all-inclusive place to go to find everything you need to know and links to all of the places you need to go … and here it is!!
This web site will serve both the band program and the chorus program, just like Charms does! Visit this site often so that you can stay caught up with the latest news and information.
Have a ‘better than terrific’ day and enjoy the rest of your summer. See you in a few weeks!
PS: I hope you’re practicing!!!!