December 6 - High School All Region Band Tryouts @ Hanks HS
December 8 - 9th Grade Only All Region Band Tryouts @ Chapin HS
December 10 - Christmas Concert - in the gym - 7:00 p.m. Full Band ( No Guard ) NO UNIFORM - NICE DRESS CLOTHES!!!
Winter Guard will be having camps coming up. Please check their calendars. Those were passed out at the meeting last week.
January 9 and 10 - All State Band Auditions - Some of our students will qualify. It will be in Midland. the district will cover those costs.
Dear Band Family,
This is a friendly reminder that the November 7th payment deadline for your student’s My Fair Share (MFS) of $275 is rapidly approaching. The MFS Agreement is attached to this message for your reference. You may access your student’s account and the Band Booster budget for this school year at: http://www.charmsoffice.com.
The total MFS outstanding balance to date is a whopping $17,851.23! Our fabulous Star of the West Band cannot thrive without your financial support! Please do your fair share and send your payment in today. Your student can place the payment in the purple mail box in the band room (make sure the envelope includes student name, ID# and “MFS” on the envelope). You can also mail your payment to:
FHS Band Boosters
PO Box 221383
El Paso, TX 79913
If you need to make payment arrangements outside of those listed on the attached Agreement, please contact Mr. Beach, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting your student and the Star of the West Band program!
Set Up and Track Your Student Account in Charms!
Dear Band Families,
It is a requirement that you log into the new Charms data system the band has implemented. You may do so at www.charmsoffice.com. School code is: fhsstarband, Password is your student’s school assigned ID number. Please change the password after you log in. Click here to view and download a “How To” document to assist you with the registration process.
Charms has many wonderful features including the ability to track the funds in your student’s account. Please take the time to log in at your earliest convenience to complete your student’s information as well as parent/guardian contact information. This information is critical for the band directors to access so it is imperative that you do so before the school year begins on August 25th!
Don’t forget to download the handy Charms app in Google Playstore or iTunes!
If you have questions or issues with the registration process, please email Student Account Treasurer, Georgette Lopez at email@example.com, or General Account Treasurer, Janet Estrada at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
For more information about My Fair Share and to download this years contract please click on the My Fair & Budget link in the Information section located in the left section on this page.
We encourage that Parents track their child's academic progress using the PARENT PORTAL, to ensure the participation of all students in band activities.
The PARENT PORTAL is at: https://teams.episd.org/selfserve/EntryPointHomeAction.do?parent=true. Once in the site, click on 'Notifications' and set when you want system-originated messages about your child's attendance, daily assignment grades, as well as current grading cycle averages. This action will help you identify possible problems by receiving notifications if your child's grades drop below the average you choose.