Christmas Celebrations

Last week our band helped the City of Carrollton ring in the Christmas season by marching in the Holiday of Lights Christmas Parade on Thursday night.

This week we will continue the festivities with a collaborative performance with our choir and actors during the annual Christmas concert this Thursday night at 7PM in the Mabry Arts Center.

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Friday our Jazz Band performed at the Georgia School Board Association Conference with 3 vocalists from our Trojan Trebles.  They were AWESOME!

This past Saturday we had students audition for the All-State Jazz Band and are still awaiting results.


Week at a Glance

  • Monday – Winter Guard 4:30-7:00
  • Tuesday – Dress Rehearsal for all band classes 3:30 – 6:00
    • Winter Guard 4:30 – 9:00
  • Thursday – Concert 6:15PM Report on Stage wearing festive sweaters
    • Winter Guard 4:30 – 7:00
  • Saturday – District Honor Band Auditions at East Paulding High School

District Honor Band Auditions

Students who have signed up for District Honor Band have auditions on Saturday, December 14 at East Paulding High School.  Our scheduled time is 1:00PM.  Students should arrive by 12:30PM to register and warm-up before auditioning.  Auditions will take place on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once you are finished warming up, please report to your assigned room and get in line for your audition.  Judges are at lunch from 12:00-1:00, so if you arrive at 12:30 and warm-up, you should be able to get in line around 12:50 and be one of the first to audition after lunch.


All-In-One Extras

After the All-In-One sale was over, we had some bacon, sausage, smoked turkey and cajun turkey leftover. If you would be interested in purchasing any of those items for your upcoming holiday meals, please contact Ed Redmond (ebredmond@gmail.com) to arrange pick up and payment. We only have limited quantities available so it will be first come first served.


Yankee Candle Fundraiser – Keep Selling!

You can keep selling Yankee Candle items online through January 8, 2020. The best way to sell is by posting www.yankeecandlefundraising.com to your social media pages and tell people to use Group Number 999968266 when placing your order. The items purchased online are shipped directly to the customer, so you will not need to deliver any items.


SAVE THE DATE – General Booster Meeting

The next General Booster Meeting is scheduled for the evening of January 14, 2020. More details to follow about this meeting.


Shop at Amazon? You Can Help the Boosters

Do you shop on Amazon often? Did you know that you can help the Band Boosters when you shop on Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and then select Carrollton Band Booster Club, Inc. for the charitable organization you want to support.


HEALTH CLASS

The health class is officially over. Students should have completed all requirements by the end of last week.


HAVE YOU SYNCED YOUR CALENDAR?

The Charms Calendar is syncing again. Syncing your calendar with the band calendar is a great way to stay informed of the schedule. You can access more information through the links above (If you hover over Calendar, Sync Calendar becomes an option), or just click here.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (and honor bands)!

Our season comes to a close

We hope you all had a restful week spending time with family and friends last week. We are truly thankful for all of our band parents and volunteers. While we hope that everyone enjoyed the week off, we came back to cheer on the Trojans on Friday night in Round 3 of the GHSA Class AAAAA playoffs. Although the game did not end the way we wanted, we are extremely proud of our Trojans this year. They fought valiantly to the end of the game and were tough competitors all season long.  We look forward to cheering them on again next season!

This Thursday we have the Carrollton Christmas parade and next Thursday is the Christmas Concert on December 12.

Parade Information – Thursday, December 4

  • Load After School
  • In Uniform by 4:00PM
  • Depart at 4:30PM
  • Step-Off 5:30PM
  • Back at CHS 6:30PM

All-State Jazz Band Auditions

Please congratulate Andrew Stagliano, Jacob Sipes, and Robert Daniel for passing the first round of All-State Jazz auditions!  They continue their journey with the final audition at the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday morning!  Congratulations! And GOOD LUCK!


District Honor Band Auditions

Students who have signed up for District Honor Band have auditions on Saturday, December 14 at East Paulding High School.  Our scheduled time is 1:00PM.  Students should arrive by 12:30PM to register and warm-up before auditioning.  Auditions will take place on a first come, first served basis.  Once you are finished warming up, please report to your assigned room and get in line for your audition.  Judges are at lunch from 12:00-1:00, so if you arrive at 12:30 and warm-up, you should be able to get in line around 12:50 and be one of the first to audition after lunch.


Holiday Concert

Coming up soon is the Christmas concert on December 12th at 7:00 pm in the Mabry arts center. This is sure to be a festive and fun evening.  We are sharing the concert with our choir and drama departments.  Make plans to be there and tell your family and friends to join us as well!


IMPORTANT–HEALTH CLASS

INFORMATION

All work for the health class is past due.  The Google Classroom should now be reporting grades to the students.  Please ask your child to look at their grade in Google Classroom. This is what will be reflected in their report card as their Health and PE grade.  Because I could not get the grade to report accurately until this week, I have extended make-ups through this week.  This is the LAST CHANCE to make up any work or retake any tests.  Thank you for your help with this matter.


Yankee Candle Fundraiser – Keep Selling!

You can keep selling Yankee Candle items online through January 8, 2020. The best way to sell is by posting www.yankeecandlefundraising.com to your social media pages and tell people to use Group Number 999968266 when placing your order. The items purchased online are shipped directly to the customer, so you will not need to deliver any items.


SAVE THE DATE – General Booster Meeting

The next General Booster Meeting is scheduled for the evening of January 14, 2020. More details to follow about this meeting.


Shop at Amazon? You Can Help the Boosters

Do you shop on Amazon often? Did you know that you can help the Band Boosters when you shop on Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and then select Carrollton Band Booster Club, Inc. for the charitable organization you want to support.


HAVE YOU SYNCED YOUR CALENDAR?

The Charms Calendar is syncing again. Syncing your calendar with the band calendar is a great way to stay informed of the schedule. You can access more information through the links above (If you hover over Calendar, Sync Calendar becomes an option), or just click here.

Trojans are 12-0!

We love you #42… This one is for you, Chase.

After a tough week, we dedicated our performance of Battle Hymn to Chase McDaniel on Friday during halftime.  Music has a way of engaging emotions when words are difficult.  We hope that our tribute brought some comfort to our community.

Our Trojans were victorious over Veterans and advanced to the Quarter Finals of the state playoffs. This Friday night we continue the fight as we go head to head with Buford with another home game.  Report time is 6:15PM in uniform.  Let’s pray for clear weather!

Also on Friday and Saturday this past week, we had amazing volunteers help us with the annual All in One Pick Up!  Thank you so much for blessing our students with your service!  Volunteers started around 6:30AM and worked until 6:00PM on Friday then continued from 8:00AM – 12:00PM on Saturday.  It truly takes a village!  Thank you for loving us and dedicating your time to us!


Week at a Glance

  • No School This Week
  • Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Friday –
    • Home Game vs. Buford (click here to volunteer we will be performing part of our competition show and we will be pulling the flag)
      • In Uniform by 6:15

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Online

For online sales, please post the following link www.yankeecandlefundraising.com to your social media pages and ask people to use Group Number 999968266 when placing their order. Items purchased online are shipped directly to the customer, so you will not need to deliver any items. Online orders will continue through January 8, 2020.  Thank you for continuing to share with family and friends.  These candles make great gifts!


Shop at Amazon?

Do you shop on Amazon often? Did you know that you can help the Band Boosters when you shop on Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and then select Carrollton Band Booster Club, Inc. for the charitable organization you want to support.


HEALTH CLASS

The health class submission was due by Friday.  If your child has not completed the requirements yet for this class, please have them complete it this week!  If it is not completed, then they may have to take Health and PE in person, which will limit their number of elective classes.  Please double check and encourage your child to complete the work ASAP.

Students participating in the health class should be completed with the eADAP course from the GA Department of Drivers Services. Please double-check with your child to verify that they have completed that course and submitted a certificate to me either in person or a PDF via email. This is the most important aspect of the class as it qualifies our students to apply for their driver’s license. Once they have finished the eADAP course online, then they complete the 9 Unit exams via Google Classroom and they are done. Due dates are listed in Classroom to allow students to complete the class before their semester becomes too hectic. I will be lenient with the due dates so long as all coursework is completed and turned in by the Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your assistance in keeping your child on track.


HAVE YOU SYNCED YOUR CALENDAR?

The Charms Calendar is syncing again. Syncing your calendar with the band calendar is a great way to stay informed of the schedule. You can access more information through the links above (If you hover over Calendar, Sync Calendar becomes an option), or just click here.

Farewell #42, We Love You, Godspeed

IMG_9593Last week started on Monday with our concert bands performing our annual Veterans Day Concert. We are so thankful for all of the veterans within our community for their service to our country and we were grateful we were able to honor them during our concert as well as at various assemblies earlier in the day.  At the concert, we performed Song of Hope by Peter Meechan, a beautiful work written for Cancer Blows, a charity event with a mission to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.  We performed as encouragement of our fellow Trojan Chase McDaniel who continued his battle with cancer throughout the week.  Thank you to Dr. Chris Probst, Mr. David Trumble, and Ms. Valerie Vise for sharing your talents with us, it was an inspiring performance.

We then were able to cheer on our Trojans to their first-round playoff victory over Arabia Mountain on Friday night. We were thankful that the rain stopped in time for us to perform in the CHAMP, pre-game on the field, in the stands, and during halftime. Also during halftime, Dr. Pope was presented with the key to the city and Mr. Parkman had the announcer’s booth named in his honor for their tremendous support of our school system.

And congratulations to the Trojan Varsity Cheerleaders on their 2nd place finish at the State Championships in Columbus, GA this past weekend.

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And while we are excited about all of the amazing hard work our teams put in this past week, there is something far more important that takes center stage today. We are truly heartbroken by the sad news that our fellow Trojan, friend, and family member Chase McDaniel lost his battle with cancer on Saturday night. We know there were a number of you praying for him and his family and we ask that you please continue praying for his family during this time. We also know that his teammates will be hit by this news and we ask that you continue to pray for them as they prepare to continue their playoff journey without one of their team captains #42. Again, our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with the McDaniel family today.  There is a candlelight vigil on Thursday evening at 8:30 PM in Grisham Stadium, we invite all to attend to show their support of the McDaniel’s during this difficult time.


Week at a Glance

  • Tuesday – Band Auditions (students sign up for times via Google Classroom)
  • Thursday – Full Band 3:45-4:30
    • Candlelight Vigil 8:30 PM
  • Friday –
    • All-In-One Pickup 9 AM – 6 PM (We are in need of volunteers to HELP with the distribution. Please click here to sign up)
    • Home Game vs. Veterans (click here to volunteer we will be performing part of our competition show and we will be pulling the flag)
      • In Uniform by 6:15
  • Saturday – All-In-One Pickup 9 AM – 12 Noon (We are in need of volunteers to HELP with the distribution. Please click here to sign up)

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Turn-In this Tuesday!

This Tuesday, November 19, you will need to turn in your form and money if you have sold anything in person for the Yankee Candle fundraiser. Please bring your form and money to the Band Room between 3:45 – 5 PM this Tuesday. For online sales, we ask that you post the following link www.yankeecandlefundraising.com to your social media pages and tell people to use Group Number 999968266 when placing your order. The items purchased online are shipped directly to the customer, so you will not need to deliver any items. Online orders can continue through January 8, 2020.


Band Shoppe Open THIS FRIDAY

This Friday night between 5-6:30 the Band Shoppe will be set up to take your orders just in time for the holidays. Please stop by the Band Room and place your Band Shoppe orders to ensure delivery by Christmas. You can order either this TROJAN BAND CLASSIC GILDAN® – HEAVY BLEND™ CREWNECK SWEATSHIRT or TROJAN BAND CLASSIC GILDAN® – HEAVY BLEND™ HOODED SWEATSHIRT for yourself or for your student. Stop by this Friday night to check out all that the Trojan Band Shoppe has to offer.


Shop at Amazon? You Can Help the Boosters

Do you shop on Amazon often? Did you know that you can help the Band Boosters when you shop on Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and then select Carrollton Band Booster Club, Inc. for the charitable organization you want to support.


HEALTH CLASS

Students participating in the health class should be completed with the eADAP course from the GA Department of Drivers Services. Please double-check with your child to verify that they have completed that course and submitted a certificate to me either in person or a PDF via email. This is the most important aspect of the class as it qualifies our students to apply for their driver’s license. Once they have finished the eADAP course online, then they complete the 9 Unit exams via Google Classroom and they are done. Due dates are listed in Classroom to allow students to complete the class before their semester becomes too hectic. I will be lenient with the due dates so long as all coursework is completed and turned in by the Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your assistance in keeping your child on track.


HAVE YOU SYNCED YOUR CALENDAR?

The Charms Calendar is syncing again. Syncing your calendar with the band calendar is a great way to stay informed of the schedule. You can access more information through the links above (If you hover over Calendar, Sync Calendar becomes an option), or just click here.

2020 Winter Guard

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in this year’s Winter Guard. Auditions were great and we appreciate all who gave it their best. If this was not your year, we hope that you will continue working to prepare to participate in the future.

We are excited to start the show this week with Our designer Jacob Kalemba who will be working with our guard staff to create a wonderful show. It’s going to be a great year!!