Cario Bands

Cario Middle School Bands With an enrollment of more than 325 students this year, Cario Bands is one of the largest middle school bands in South Carolina.

Our performance groups include the 6th Grade Beginner band, 7th and 8th grade Concert Bands, the 7th Symphonic Band, the Wind Ensemble, and the Jazz Band. Under the direction of Mr. Jeff Scott and assisted by Mrs. Susan DuPuis, our students have consistently achieved superior ratings and results at local, regional, state-wide, and national competitions. This year, we welcome Mrs. Emily Wilkinson as assistant director.

[08/20/13]   Welcome 6th graders! And welcome to EVERYONE tomorrow for your first full day at Cario. Remember to get your band packets turned back in (you got them at Fact & Fee Day) ... it's a really easy way to get your FIRST A!!

[08/13/13]   Well Cario Bands, another school year is almost here and I have to say, WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR BRIGHT SHINING FACES! Get fact and fee out of the way ... of course, stop at the BAND booth to get all your goodies! See you soon!

[06/07/13]   I'm seeing the sun break through! If you can come ... come to the Cario Bands Beach Bash tomorrow. Sun, Fun, Friends and Food. We will be there from 11 - 2! Hope to see your there!

[06/06/13]   One more end of the year sentiment ... for those who are too young to know or remember - Google it.

In an ending song, Carol Burnett would sing the following:
I'm so glad we had this time together,
Just to have a laugh, or sing a song.
Seems we just get started and before you Know it
Comes the time we have to say, "So long".

Have a wonderful summer :)

[06/06/13]   So sadly ... The Beach Bash has been rescheduled. For those that will not be able to attend because of the date change - We are so sorry & will miss you ... but you've heard the old saying, You can't argue with mother nature ... For those that can attend ... we will be there Saturday from 11:00 - 3:00 - Moe's burritos and tacos being served at 11:30.

[06/05/13]   Well ... hopefully the rain holds off tomorrow because we need 1 more reason to get together before you OFFICIALLY begin your summer vacation ... of course I'm talking Beach Bash. Mr. Scott says it's NEVER rained on the Beach Bash so I'm believing for sunshine tomorrow :)

[06/03/13]   Wow! We've made it to the last week of school. The band played today at Cario Canivale. We have end of the year parties and of course The Beach Bash. Lots of end of the year memories.

[05/21/13]   Don't forget - Thursday is the 8th graders End of the Year Party. Parents, you are welcome to come join the fun!! We set up at 1:30; party begins at 2:00 - 3:30. These guys have played their hearts out for 3 years and we have enjoyed every note!! Please come and join as we celebrate all of them XOXOXO

[05/21/13]   Band Boosters busy, busy this week ...
If you have EVER volunteered for ANYTHING with Cario Bands, please join us at Wild Wings so we can shower you with THANKS and APPRECIATION. We will be there from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - join us for some yummy appetizers!

[05/15/13]   Well, a year has come and almost gone. The concert last night was fantastic! Cario always puts on a great show. I know it was an emotional one for the 8th graders ... love these guys!!

[05/04/13]   Congratulations to all the Cario band students who performed in today's Solo and Ensemble. We're all proud of you! !!

[04/14/13]   Both Cario bands scored a SUPERIOR rating at the competition this year. We know ROCK in multiple states. Congrats to the students, directors and parents.

[04/13/13]   Wow! That was the comment from one of the top judges. "The 8th grade band put on a clinic. Thats the reason we are in music." Both the 7th and 8th grade wrre perfection. Awards tonight

[04/09/13]   Who's ready to catch the bus to Sunny FLA ... I AM!!!

[03/28/13]   Hats off to a job well done!! Straight SUPERIORS for both the 7th and 8th grade bands! Cario is a force at Concert Festival!! You guys ROCK!!

SC Band Link

A huge huge congratulations to our Cario students who placed in yesterday's audition.

Results are found at

Check it out and congratulations!! A huge thank you to our Cario Band Directors, Mr. Scott and Ms. Wilkinson for all of their time, patience and talent! A huge thank you to all of the teachers in the Private Lessons Academy ... and to your parents for all they do for you :))

[01/25/13]   Cario Band does it again ... a record number of students with All State call backs! You guys ROCK!! Get your sleep and have sweet dreams of scales and sight reading victories! Remember what happens when PREPARATION meets OPPORTUNITY = SUCCESS :)

[01/13/13]   Congratulations to everyone who auditioned yesterday!
If you auditioned - you've already won!!
I love YODA ... there is do and do not; there is no try.
Congratulations again!!

[12/24/12]   Happy Holidays Cario Band! Wishing you and your families blessings this year and a Happy Happy 2013! Enjoy your winter break :))

[12/08/12]   Sending out a huge thank you to our volunteers yesterday as we received the Cario fruit orders! They were troopers ... and we are ready to see you bright and early this morning! If you ordered fruit, come by Palmetto Presbyterian - 1720 Carolina Park Blvd between 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. to pick up!

[11/22/12]   Happy Thanksgiving Cario Band Families! We are thankful for all of the hard work our band students put in everyday ... We are thankful for our wonderful band directors :)) and we are thankful for all of the support from our band families! A special hug to our Boosters and volunteers! Thank you again and we hope your Thanksgiving is full of friends, families and memories!

[10/20/12]   Cario Band looked great last night on the field with Wando! Very proud of our students! Post pics if you have any :))

[10/08/12]   Good Morning Cario!
If your band student is planning to go to the 6th grade Carowins trip or the 7th / 8th grade trips ... new fundraisers starting this week ... pies and fruit. These are big hits!! So get out there early!

[09/19/12]   Today is the end of our Magazine Campaign! Remember to send in your order forms!

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Good Morning Cario Band - don't forget the BEACH SWEEP tomorrow. Great way to get your volunteer hours in ... plus it's FUN! See your friends ... and help keep our beaches looking beautiful! Go to for all the details. Thomas Cario Middle School Bands Program - Mount Pleasant, SC

[09/09/12]   Hope our 6th grade band students and families enjoyed the Pancake Breakfast this weekend. We loved getting to know you better - here's to a great Band Year together!

[09/08/12]   WOW!! Such a wonderful response to the Kid's Letter Writing Campaign! A huge thank you for all the parents for looking up all those address and a huge thank you to our Cario Band students for letter writing and envelope stuffing :))

[09/05/12]   Cario Band ... we are in full fundraising mode ... remember your magazines! Renewals are easy ... don't forget those upcoming doctor, dentist and orthodontist appointments!

[09/02/12]   Magazine Fundraiser in full swing! For me ... Southern Living & Cooking Light are my renewals ... I hope you're finding something you like. Remember, you can order online at - Just include our code: 2699635

[08/28/12]   Tonight is band night! 6th grade at 6:00 - 7:00 and 8th grade from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m Cario has a great band program because our parents rock!! Thank you for your support! See u 2nite!

School Fundraisers - Box Tops for Education

Cario Band Parents - Make sure you go to
I clipped great coupons ... double them at Harris Teeter ... and of course clip the Boxtops for the Cario Band.
Also - if you have linked your Harris Teeter VIC card to Cario Band - we would so very much appreciate it! Help support your school & child education by clipping Box Tops! Learn more about school fundraisers and school fundraising ideas

[08/21/12]   Get a good night sleep Cario Band! We are looking forward to seeing you bright & early tomorrow morning.

[08/08/12]   So I'm making tacos for dinner last night ... using El Paso Taco Seasoning, El Paso Refried Beans & Taco Sauce ... what do you think I see ... BOXTOPS 4 EDUCATION! Clip them, save them, bring them in! Be on the look out for our first BOXTOP Drive!

[07/29/12]   Box Tops are HUGE for us. I saw a FaceBook ad today LIKE and get 2 eBox Tops! Be on the look out and remember to bring them into school!!

[07/29/12]   We still have a whole lot of summer to enjoy ... but starting to get mail from Cario about Fact & Fee Day. School will be here before you know it :)) or : ((

[06/08/12]   Welcome to our newest FRIENDS! Thanks for liking Cario Bands and welcome.

[05/28/12]   Happy Memorial Day everyone! This is a short week ... lots of fun in the sun!! Don't forget to RSVP for the Beach Bash - check out for the details - it's great fun :))

[05/22/12]   WOW!! You guys are great !! Thank you all for such a great response and sending in your Box Tops! A huge success and it could not have been done without your support. Be on the look out for the winners of the Joey Bag of Donuts party and gift card later this week!!

[05/17/12]   Hey parents - We are quickly winding down and we need your Box Tops! Please remember to send them in this week - just drop them in a baggie with your students name and class. Thanks agin for your support :))

[05/16/12]   What a fabulous finish to the year - the concert was wonderful. Congratulations to the entire middle school band - you make us proud! A special congrats to all the students recognized for their outstanding achievements.

[05/14/12]   Am really looking forward to Honor Concert tomorrow night! Cario rocks!!

[05/11/12]   Thanks to everyone who participated in the spring fundraiser! We appreciate your support!

[05/07/12]   Good Morning Cario Band ... remember! Joey Bag of Donuts for boxtops! Send them in a baggie with your name on it!

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