BAND BLAST - 3/13/2020

Band Families,


Please read ALL:


- In the best interest of all involved, the South Carolina Band Directors Association has made the tough decision to cancel Concert Performance Assessment next week. I plan to use this as a teaching moment for our students who are sure to be disappointed. That being said, I'm VERY proud of them for their professionalism and preparation over the last 2 months. We have worked extremely hard on every little detail. We have grown tremendously as a result. I'm SO very thankful students were able to perform at our Pre-Festival Concert last week!


- As for our Spring Trip planned for April, I will keep you updated as more information transpires. The Band Backers will work very closely with CCSD & Kaleidoscope Adventures if further decisions are made.


- As of this morning, JICHS staff are preparing for an E-Learning situation. As a precaution, I'm asking that ALL INSTRUMENTS GO HOME TODAY!!! E-Learning for band is very possible with programs like SmartMusic which we have used in the past. But, for this work, all students must have instruments at home. Percussionists, sticks and a practice pad will suffice.


- Most importantly, please keep an open line of communication with me. I will continue to communicate with parents/students through EMAIL and students through the BAND APP. 


Thank you for working with me as we navigate this uncharted territory together. Stay tuned for further updates from CCSD & JICHS. As always, your kids are ROCK STARS!!!



Colt W. Campbell

Director of Bands

James Island Charter High School

(843) 762-5216

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1000 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412


Phone (843) 762-5216

Fax (843) 762-5228