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Carowinds Letter

April 8, 2019

Dear Parents of Music Department Students:


            The Music Department will be traveling to Carowinds to perform for ratings on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  The total cost of the trip for students is $110 and $100 for chaperones (this includes your park ticket, one meal ticket, your seat on the charter bus, and a t-shirt).  All money is due by Thursday, April 18.   All checks/money orders should be made out to RHMS Music Boosters (please include your child’s name on the memo line). 

            Parents who are interested in being a chaperone on our trip must have a completed and cleared Durham Public Schools volunteer form on file.  Please go to www.dpsnc.net and click on “Volunteering” for further details.  Contact Mr. Bodiford, Ms. Cammon, or Mrs. Renee Banks (reneebynumbanks@aol.com) once you know that you are interested and/or cleared.

Students that have participated in Music Booster fundraisers will have their profits credited towards the cost of their trip.  If you are able to donate funds for students that are unable to pay, please contact Mrs. Banks.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Renada Cammon                                            Lonnie Bodiford

Band Director                                                 Chorus/Strings Director

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February 26, 2019

To Band Students Traveling to Carowinds Festival of Music:

          In order to prepare for our judged performance at Carowinds on Saturday, May 4, I would like to meet with students for after-school rehearsals from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.  All students will receive practice time for their attendance each day they are present.  Student athletes will be dismissed for practice; just let me know when you need to leave.  All students not involved in athletics are expected to be picked up no later than 3:45pm. 

 Please note:  You will not be allowed to go to Carowinds if you do not come to at least 3 of the after-school rehearsals.  Schedule your transportation as soon as possible!


After-school rehearsals (2:30 to 3:30)     

Tuesday, March 5

Thursday, March 7

Monday, March 11        

Tuesday, March 12

Thursday, March 14

Tuesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 10

Thursday, April 11

Monday, April 15

Tuesday, April 16

Thursday, April 18

Tuesday, April 23

Thursday, April 25--Recently Added!!!

Tuesday, April 30

Thursday, May 2

Please contact me as soon as possible if you have any questions or concerns.

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August 24, 2018

 To 7th and 8th Grade Band Students and Parents:

            The Music Department will be participating in the Carowinds Festival of Music on Saturday, May 4, 2019 (May The 4th Be With You!).  We will be performing before established musicians and band directors that will judge us in musicianship categories such as tone, balance, dynamics, articulation, etc. 

            Last year the band earned a Superior rating at the Kings Dominion Festival of Music. I would like to continue this tradition by auditioning students for their place in the ensemble.  Students will be given plenty of time to rehearse in class and at home before their audition occurs.  Students will be involved in at least 3 stages of auditions and must receive an 85 or above to earn their spot.  All students that audition will be recorded (audio and visual). Please be assured, these recordings will not be posted!   I will judge students using the playing test rubric found at

http://home.rogersherrmusic.com/band/playing-test-rubric. Students are expected to have good behavior in class, maintain an 85 average in class, pay all band fees, and be in good financial standing with the RHMS Music Boosters in addition to passing the audition.

            Students that do not audition or miss any of the audition deadlines will automatically be ineligible to go on the Carowinds performance trip. 

            Students have been given information on their first round of auditions.  All audition information can be found on the Rogers-Herr Music Department band section of the website.  Just look under the correct grade level under “Playing Tests”.

            Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Thank you,

Renada Cammon

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