Week of February 25, 2019

SOA Jazz and Jazz Lab will stay after school Wednesday to rehearse prior to the Jazz/Chamber concert on
2/27/19. Those students will have a quick dinner during the rehearsal time before the concert. As a result, the
afterschool rehearsals for both Jazz band originally planned for this Monday and Tuesday are cancelled.

Chamber students do not need to have a rehearsal prior to the concert. Their call time is 6 pm, dressed in
formal band attire and seated in the RMMT at 6 pm.

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, this
weekend, February 28- March 2, please try to attend SOA’s performance.
Jazz Clinic students leave Thursday and all the other Jazz students leave Saturday
Reminder: If you have not turned in the $25 for the bus AND the permission forms, the deadline is Thursday.

We need to stress the importance of a few things dealing with Concert Performance Assessment,
CPA, at West Ashley High School. Our performance dates and times have been announced.
Everyone received an email of these forms. And they need to be signed and returned to school by
March 11th.

The SYMPHONIC BAND students are performing Tuesday, March 19th at 5:50 pm at West Ashley High School.
They have to be at WAHS no later than 5PM.

THEY/THEIR PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THEM TO AND FROM THE CPA.
We are NOT providing any transportation. They need to be dressed in concert attire when they arrive.
There was a form sent home today for to sign stating acknowledgement of the fact that we are not providing
transportation.

The WIND ENSEMBLE performs Wednesday March 20th at 4:45 pm at West Ashley High School.
These students have to SIGN OUT of school at 3:00 pm in order to avoid campus traffic, change into concert
attire and arrive at WAHS by 4:15 pm. Important forms are being sent home with these students so they can let
attendance know who is riding with who, etc.

If your band student is attending All State in Furman, you have already received the permission forms, but only a
few have been returned to Mrs. King, they also went out again today. Please check with your student and your
email from earlier today.

All State details

Allstate Band Clinic is March 14-17 at Furman University, everyone is leaving after school on Thursday via
charter bus. Those traveling will only need money for their meals and spending money. PARENTS are
responsible for transporting students back to Charleston, SOA is NOT providing transportation home.

All State Permission slips are due March 11th.

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 soabandoversight@gmail.com if you are interested in the positions or have
any questions.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS

Wednesday, February 27- SOA Jazz and Jazz Lab rehearsal after school 4 pm to 6 pm
Wednesday, February 27- Jazz & Chamber Music Concert RMMT 6:30pm
Thursday, February 28 – Saturday, March 2 All-State Jazz Clinic- Newberry College
Thursday, March 14- Sunday, March 17 All State Clinic and Concert- Furman University