Week of February 18, 2019
Thanks to everyone for coming out tonight to the Band Parent Information meeting hosted by Mrs. Reed
and Mr. Kerr. If you missed the meeting, tonight’s “Notes” is a brief synopsis of the information
A new, updated calendar was distributed and reviewed. It will be uploaded to the webpage tomorrow. The
CHARMS calendar will also be updated so those that have synced their devices to CHARMS will have the most
current HS Band Calendar going forwarded.
Pay attention to newly added after school rehearsals or changes to after school rehearsals. Mr. Kerr has now
heard all the bands and has begun working on the music in preparation for the festivals and assessments that
are scheduled from now through March.
If your band student made Region Band, they need to be at Charleston Southern University on Friday for seating
of the bands and the all-day rehearsal and on Saturday for the morning rehearsal and afternoon concert. Mr. Kerr
would like SOA to make a strong showing at Charleston Southern University this weekend.
We have several high school wind students performing this weekend at the All-State Orchestra Clinic in
Columbia. We are very proud of these students representing us in Columbia.
Senior Thesis is Sunday, February 24 at 4:00 pm in the RMMT. The 9th grade is required to attend and will be
evaluating the seniors that are participating in thesis. This will be a grade for the 9th grade. All other grade levels
are strongly encouraged to attend and support these hard-working seniors. There will be a small reception
following the performances in the lobby.
Rescheduled is the Jazz & Chamber Music Concert for Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 pm in the RMMT.
If you have a band student participating in the Jazz Performance Assessment at Newberry College, the weekend
of February 28- March 2, please try to attend SOA’s performance.
Performance and Festival time is here and despite the fact the band has lost some time lost due to the transition,
all the bands are in full swing and now moving at a good pace. It is very important that everyone comes prepared
to class each day and makes all rehearsals.
Mr. Kerr’s email is now working and if you need any questions answered, email
The Oversight Board is currently seeking nominations for the following board positions for the upcoming 2019-
2020 school year. Each office is a one-year term, and the Oversight Board meets twice each school year. Once
in the Fall and once in the Spring.
Nominations will be open until March 15th. Nominations will be open to any High School Band Parent.
President: he/she shall preside over the Board meetings. He/she shall impartially enforce the By-Laws and
assure that all officers and committees perform their duties. He/she shall work with the Band Directors in
planning and directing activities of the Charleston County School of the Arts Band Boosters. He/she shall ensure
that all constituent groups across in both band programs are adequately represented on the Executive Board. In
matters of a tie on a voting matter, the President shall break the tie with his/her executive decision.
Treasurer: he/she shall keep a full and accurate record of all accounts and funds accrued by the organization
and ensure the deposit of all moneys into the official booster organization. The Treasurer shall make regular
reports at each meeting of the organization. The Treasurer will maintain bank statements, a record of payment of
all fees, and will also have signing authority on for financial transactions.
Secretary: he/she shall keep a full and accurate account of all proceedings of the general Board meetings and
make them available to all members. The Secretary shall conduct all correspondence for the organization and
give notice of all meetings. The Secretary shall serve and assist the Treasurer and the President.
Please contact Shannon Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the positions or have
UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS
***Thursday, February 21- SOA Jazz Band Rehearsal 4:00- 6:00pm, just added to the calendar
Sunday, February 24 HS Band Senior Thesis 4pm in the Rose Maree Myers Theater
Monday, February 25 – Jazz Lab Band Rehearsal SOA HS Band Room 4:00 – 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 27- SOA Jazz rehearsal after school, before the concert, just added to the calendar
Wednesday, February 27- Jazz & Chamber Music Concert RMMT 6:30pm
Thursday, February 28 – Saturday, March 2 All-State Jazz Clinic- Newberry College