Page last updated April 24th, 2015

Travel Insurance Information

Band students are free to go with any travel insurance provider ... click here for a PDF brochure of the insurance our travel agent recommends. If anyone has any insurance questions, please refer to the 800 number on the brochure.


All passengers (including chaperones and directors) who opt not to purchase insurance, must sign the waiver (click here). All waivers must be returned to Mr. Beach or Mr. Allen 4 weeks prior to the trip departure date.  Students must have a legal guardian sign the waiver on their behalf.



Spring 2015 Important Schedules!

Please click here for the latest Calendar of Events




Pay your Band Trip with Paypal!

Georgette has set up Credit Card paymens for this year's end of the year trip to Colorado.
Please click here to pay with Paypal.



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 georgettelopez@fhsstarband.com, or General Account Treasurer, Janet Estrada at jestrada@fhsstarband.com  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.



You can download the current Bylaws by clicking here.


Download the latest handbook for 2014 - 2015 season


Please download the following, sign and turn in:



 Eligibility Notes
 
Please use the strategies included on this PDF
Please download and print the latest Eligibility Dates PDF.
Feel free to contact us here in the band room if you have any questions.
 
We all want to work toward the continued success of all our Star of the West Band members.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mr. Beach and Mr. Allen
 

 Booster Notes

PARENTS:

To participate in Band Activities students must meet the standards set by the EPISD.  Students who have a grade of 69 or lower in a class may not perform with the band until they average a passing grade (70) or higher in all classes.  A student's ineligibility to perform with the band, has a negative impact on the individual and collective effort of the ensemble.

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.

If you would like to be added to the email list please send a request to: