A Great Start To The Week Ahead

Congratulations to our Winter Guard!

Yesterday the winter guard competed at the Knoxville Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional! They placed 5th in prelims and 3rd in finals! Way to go ladies!!! We are so proud of you! Come out and watch them compete this Saturday at Villa Rica High School!


Schedule for the Week

  • Monday – don’t forget we DO have school!
  • Tuesday – Wind Ensemble – 3:30-5:00
  • Wednesday – percussion training – 3:30-5:15
  • Thursday – Winter guard – 4:00 – 9:00
  • Saturday – Winter guard at Villa Rica High School

Upcoming

  • Pre-Festival Concert at the Mabry Arts Center
    • Tuesday, February 27th – 6:30pm

District Honor Band

Congratulations again to all the the junior high and high school students that participated in District Honor Band this weekend in Ringgold, GA. The concerts were amazing and the students represented the Trojan Band with class and excellence.

Don’t forget to begin making payments for our trip to Hollywood!!

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

 

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Hooray for Hollywood – Trip Updates

Greeting Everyone!  Please review the following information carefully!  It is important that ALL travelers stay current on updates and payments for the trip to Hollywood.

  1.  Please review the attached document from Super Holiday Tours.  It includes payment deadlines and trip details.

 Quick Summary

  1. Your Per Person Package Prices
    • STUDENT OCCUPANCY: $1,740.00 (students)
    • DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1,870.00​ (adults)
    • SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $2,240.00 ​(adults)
  1.  Super Holiday Tours Payment Deadlines & Suggested Monthly Payment Schedule:
    1. Payment Schedule
      • Original $50 per person deposit, most travelers have already paid, DUE BY February 23, 2018 to confirm group reservations. ​(non refundable)
      • $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY March 23, 2018
      • $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY May 23, 2018
      • $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY August 23, 2018
      • $433.00 Balance for students and whatever is left for adults (will vary based on single or double occupancy) ​DUE BY October 23, 2018
    2. If you would like to pay monthly, which for many is easier to manage your payment schedule should be:
      1. February per person $188 + original $50 deposit ($238 total for Feb.)
      2. March per person $188
      3. April per person $188
      4. May per person $188
      5. June per person $188
      6. July per person $188
      7. August per person $188
      8. September per person $188
      9. October per person $186
  1.  Payments may be made with cash or check to Carrollton High School Band Boosters and placed in the safe in Mr. Bright’s office or the Band Booster Box.  ALL envelopes should be labeled with:
    • Student’s name
    • Adult’s name (those traveling with us)
    • Amount enclosed
  2.  Payments may also be made by credit card directly with the travel company.  Please see the attached link for instructions for using the Super Holiday Tours website.  The $50 deposits that have been made for all registered travelers have been sent and will be added to the website over the next few days.
  1.  Please do not get behind on payments!  We want everyone that has signed up for the trip to be able to go!!  Please remember you can be mailing out Make Me A Whole Person forms to friends and family!  Donations can be made online or by cash/check. All donations go to the student designated on the form!

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

Looking At Next Week

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

I hope that you remembered to pay your trip deposit for Hollywood!  If you have not paid for you or your student, please contact Meredith Harris at barryandmer@bellsouth.net or 678-850-8317. We have over 120 students committed plus chaperones!  It will be an amazing opportunity for our band program!

Don’t forget to mail out your Make Me a Whole Person forms out to friends and family that may be willing to donate to your student’s trip!  https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-trip/

Please note: we are no longer accepting deposits through Revtrak, but we will be accepting donations for Make Me a Whole Person through Revtrak until November, cash and checks are also options.


This week’s schedule

  • Monday: Symphonic Band rehearsal 3:30PM – 5:00PM
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Thursday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
    • Georgia State University Wind Ensemble 7:00 pm, Mabry Arts Center

GSU in Concert THIS WEEK! Thursday, February 8th!

Georgia State University Wind Ensemble is performing a special performance for our community at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Attendance is required for all Carrollton High School band students.  GSU is preparing for the College Band Directors National Association Conference, so this will be an inspiring performance for our students!  Don’t miss it!

If you have any general questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

 

The Weekly Update

Trip deposits were due last Friday.  Since there is an electronic option, you can still sign-up, but it needs to be done right NOW, please?!

https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-trip/#/v/hollywood-trip-deposit

Hollywood

Also, we can share that the band has been OFFICIALLY INVITED by the Hollywood Christmas Parade Committee!  I had faith and confidence that it would happen, but I know that some may have been hesitant to sign-up until receiving this official confirmation!

This is an important step in our band program’s journey as we begin applying to the larger parades like the Rose Bowl Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the London New Year’s Day Parade.  It is important that we perform well in this parade with as many students as possible to make sure that we are representing our program appropriately.  


Here is the schedule for this week:

  • Monday: Symphonic Band rehearsal 3:30PM – 5:00PM
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble rehearsal from 3:30PM – 6:00PM
  • Wednesday: Tri-M Music Honor Society interest meeting 3:30PM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
    • Kiwanis Showcase Applications are due.  See Mr. Carr for more details.
  • Friday: Basketball game vs East Paulding HS
    • Marching band students are encouraged to participate – we will be performing stands tunes.  Please wear blue jeans and a CHS band shirt.
      • Report at 5:00PM to the Band Room
      • We should be finished around 9:00PM
      • Bring money for concessions but we will also feed the students pizza for dinner
  • Saturday: Winter Guard competition at Alpharetta HS

Winter Guard does it again!

Congratulations to our Winter Guard under the direction of Corey Hawkins and Emma Turner, who performed at Kennesaw Mountain HS on Saturday.  They placed first, but due to an unfinished prop their score was reduced putting them in third.  Many contests waive the penalties for the first few weeks, but we learned from it this time.  Mr. Hawkins has already made arrangements to fix the prop tomorrow.  Onward and upward! So proud of our band program for continuing to set the bar high! Congratulations, ladies!


West Georgia Band Community Join Forces for GMEA Performance

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Congratulations to the University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble and their directors Dr. Josh Byrd and Dr. Cale Self for their inspiring performance at this year’s Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Athens, GA.  In an effort to showcase the West Georgia area’s students he invited four trumpets from Carrollton and four trumpets from Central to accompany the Wind Ensemble on their performance.  The antiphonal trumpets added that next level of WOW to an already exciting program.  The four high school students are pictured above: Central’s Connor Abernathy, Riley Mitchell, Hannah Puckett, Katie Thompson, and Carrollton’s Ryan Schumann, Matthew Harris, Melissa Lanier, and Lainey Driver.  Before the concert, Temple High School’s flute choir (Chuck Jindrich, director and Carrollton Band Dad) conducted by Elisa Lyle (we are lucky to have her work with our students too!) performed in the lobby.  It was a great testament to the band programs here in West Georgia!  Proud that we could play a part! Go West!


GSU in Concert NEXT WEEK! Thursday, February 8th!

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Georgia State University Wind Ensemble is performing a special performance for our community at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.  Attendance is required for all Carrollton High School band students.  GSU is preparing for the College Band Directors National Association Conference, so this will be an inspiring performance for our students!  Don’t miss it!

If you have any general questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

Reminders for the Week

Good morning! A couple of reminders for the week:

  • Congratulations to our Winter Guard for finishing 1st in their class at Saturday’s competition at Etowah High School! The girls compete again this Saturday at Kennesaw Mountain HS.
  • Hollywood Trip deposits are due THIS Friday!!  A $50 non-refundable deposit is due for EACH person planning to go on the trip. So, $50 for your student and $50 for each chaperone or family member in your family that will be joining us on the trip. The trip is November 23-27, 2018. Cash or checks (made payable to CHS band boosters) can be turned in to the band room. Credit card deposit payments can be made at:
  • Wind Ensemble rehearsal, Tuesday, 3:30-6 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Meredith Harris at 678-850-8317 or barryandmer@bellsouth.net.

Have a great week!!