Very Important “All Hands In” Parent/Booster Meeting This Week…. WE NEED YOU!!!

WeNeedYouWhile we may have an “open” week in our football schedule this week, the band program continues to be busy. The students will return their normal practice schedule this week and add an additional practice Friday evening from 3:45pm – 6:15pm. For full details on all practice times and dates, please visit our Charms calendar: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/calendar.asp?s=carrgahsb

The boosters also have a busy week ahead of them as we host a required parent/booster meeting to discuss our Legacy of Champions (LoC) marching band competition that will be hosted here on the Carrollton City Schools campus on Saturday, October 8th, 2016. The parent/booster meeting will be held this Thursday, August 25th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the band room. We request that all parents, guardians, and willing supporters/alumni join us as we provide details about this year’s event, the importance of and expectations regarding parent volunteer support, the various volunteer needs for that day, and an opportunity to help match volunteer talents and interests to our list of available jobs.

Rockstar-01We will also be detailing how you can become a “Rockstar Volunteer” by committing to three or more shifts, or the whole day for the LoC. Rockstar Volunteers will receive an exclusive t-shirt, a free meal voucher for use during the LoC, recognition on our website, special recognition by our announcer at a home football game, as well as being part of an exclusive pulling of our large American Flag in honor of our Rockstar Volunteers at a football halftime ceremony.

There is a large selection of duties to choose from and training will be provided before LoC, so please review the list on our Volunteer Page  and commit to supporting the success of this wonderful event, our children, and our great CHS Band Program.  Our LoC Committee will be available at the meeting to answer questions you might have.

See you at the meeting and thank you for supporting your children.

If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please make sure to contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

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It’s Time… Let The Season Begin!

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Well, believe it or not our 2016 season officially begins this week! The Trojans open their football season on Thursday night at 7:00pm against Newnan in the UWG Kickoff Classic held at the university’s football stadium. Our full itinerary and general instructions can be found below.

Also, as we head into this week’s final preparations we must make sure we have all of the volunteers needed to have a successful performance and season. The band program and students are counting on our band parents, guardians, and supporters to be committed to supporting them by volunteering for the many duties needed to enable them to do what they do best. So please, take a minute below to see where you can volunteer… We need you and are counting on your support.

Itinerary

Carrollton vs Newnan @ Ra-Lin Field at University Stadium, University of West Georgia •  Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • 4:00pm – Pre-departure meal (Subway- provided by Band Boosters)
  • 5:00pm – Report in uniform
  • 5:15pm – Depart for UWG
  • 7:00pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm* – Arrive back at Carrollton High School
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

We still have a few more spots open for bus chaperones! These volunteer heroes join the students on the buses as they travel to away games, competitions, concert performances, etc. This is a season-long commitment, so this is the only sign-up this duty will appear on, so don’t wait to sign-up!

Additionally, with this year’s show we will not be needing as many field show volunteers but there are many others duties available, like equipment loading and unloading, front ensemble assistants, etc. Duties will vary from week to week depending on if we are home or away. So please, volunteer your time and talents this week, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

As a special treat, we will also perform a crowd favorite as we pull our enormous American flag! We will not be signing up for this specific task, but will need about 40 people to help us, so if you can help and want to take part in this amazing Trojan Tradition, join us on at the back of the field about 6 minutes before half-time for instruction.

Thank you for all your support. We are looking forward to another great season by our Trojan Band!

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.

GO TROJANS!!!

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters
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After a Highly Successful Band Camp… What’s Next?

FullSizeRender_1What a tremendous past two weeks of camp! Extremely proud of our students, staff, and parents. Thank you to our parents who volunteered with providing waters, keeping our facilities tidy, providing food for staff, helping students with breakfast and lunch, and your moral support of your children! We couldn’t have been as successful without you. Thank you to our staff who taught our students both weeks, we have had a great start and I look forward to continue to build on what we have accomplished throughout the season. You guys are rock stars and I appreciate your dedication to our students!  Thank you to our students who pushed themselves during these extremely hot weeks. The preview performance that you provided on Friday night was fantastic! The skits were entertaining and the show was impressive! What an exciting start to our season!

Students: Please continue to hydrate daily. Although our practices will be shorter than they were these past few weeks, if you are not hydrated they could be tough. By being hydrated you will remain cool and be able to perform with optimal energy. We only have a few rehearsals left before our first football game. Let’s make the most of them as we prepare for exciting performances!

Please continue to check the website often and refer to the calendar as we have a busy season ahead. We will remind you often of what is upcoming, but it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure that you keep up with the schedule. Our success relies on everyone’s full participation.  Let’s continue to work diligently to make this year the best that it can be for our seniors, who have only one season left.  Let’s cherish every moment together and make it the best year possible!

Here is what is upcoming:

Schedule and events for this coming week (8/1/16 – 8/5/16):

  • Full Band Practice Schedule:
    • Monday & Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, 3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • NYC 17 Trip Meeting: Monday, 6:45 p.m.; Don Hall Band Room
  • Moe’s Band Spirit Night: Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Moe’s of Carrollton
  • First Day of School: Thursday; CHS starts at 8:20 a.m.; releases at 3:12 p.m.

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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Trojan Night Festivities

Trojan NightAs the students and staff continue their hard work at band camp this week, the boosters are busy preparing for an awesome Trojan Night!

Trojan Night is a preview performance of the new marching show and a way for the students to show what they have learned during band camp. This is a beginning-of-the-season family celebration, which includes a good meal, great entertainment, and concludes with the time-honored candlelight ceremony. This year we will also be starting a new tradition as we return the Legacy Sword to the Trojan Nation until October when it will presented to the next Grand Champion of the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition.

Trojan night will be this Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6:00pm. Those joining us for the meal, we will start in the High School Cafeteria and then go to the stadium around 7:00pm. If you plan to attend the meal, please take a moment to RSVP here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/rsvpR.asp?v=2982979 (If for some reason the link does not work, simply visit our Charms calendar and look for/click on the RSVP logo on Friday, July 29th).

Finally, we will need lost of help to make this night a success. We need grillers, people to set-up, serve, and clean-up… and let’s not forget desserts… LOTS AND LOTS OF DESSERTS!!! So please, take a minute and sign-up to help make this Trojan Night a great one. Sign-up Here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=2982979

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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Wrapping up Week One and Getting Ready for Band Camp Week Two

Rnd2Well, as the end of week one of band camp is quickly approaching, let us first say how proud we are of the students and how much everyone has accomplished together, but let’s also remember we have another week to prepare for. Please see the reminders below about the remaining items for this week and upcoming items for next week.

  • Volunteers Needed: We still have a Gazillion opportunities to volunteer during the final days of week one and for the upcoming second week of band camp, with a wide-range of duties, tasks, and assignments. Some are volunteering on-site and other may just be preparing or dropping of food. So we need everyone to commit to helping during these very times.  The sign-ups are to numerous to link individually, so please just visit our Charms calendar here and click the little multicolored hands, which means “Volunteer!,” and sign-up for as many opportunities to help as you can stand.
  • FREE Breakfast & Lunch still available for second week of band camp: Free breakfast and lunch will also be available for the second week of band camp for those that sign-up for it in advance. If you wish to take advantage of these free meals, please complete the associated request forms below by July 23rd for week two.  (Menus can be found here: Breakfast menuLunch menu)
    • Week Two Breakfast – Sign-up  (Those who sign up for breakfast need to report to band room by 7:30am- practice starts promptly at 8:00am!)
    • Week Two Lunch – Sign-up
  • Band Camp Schedules & Other Details:
    • Football Program Band Photos: We will take full band and sections photos on Friday, July 22 starting at 6:30pm. We are hoping the be finished with pictures on both days by about 8:30pm.
    • Band Camp Week II (Required for all members): July 25 – July 29, 2016 8:00am – 9:00pm • Lunch from 11:30am – 1:00pm • Dinner from 4:30pm – 6:00pm (breakfast & lunch provided if you sign-up- see above; dinner not provided)
      We will be joined by extra staff members so that students have an opportunity to learn from specialists on their instruments. Camp will culminate in a parent preview performance on Friday evening. Parents will need to send or bring lunch each day if you are not taking advantage of / signing up for the free lunch being offered by the school. Parents will need to send or bring dinner for your student(s) each day.
    • Oziers to return for those show still need to Order Duffel Bags & Band Jackets: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 • Noon – 1:00PM • Ozier Apparel will be at the band room again to take orders for duffel bags and band jackets for those who missed them last week. Duffel bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.  The cost will be $37.50. Band jackets are required for all band members. The cost will be $65.00*. (*Please note, this is the correct price for the jackets. The $55.00 originally posted was in error, but was/will be honored for those who purchased/paid for jackets on Friday, July 22, 2016, all others will be expected to remit the true purchase price of $65.00) Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
    • CHS Trojan Business Day: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. Students are assigned various times that are to report to the high school cafeteria to take care of varies items in preparation for the start of school. Students are asked to handle their business as expeditiously as possible so that the disruption to band camp activities are minimized.
    • Pay for Garment Bags: Garment bags are required for all members to travel with the band uniform.   Pay the $5.00 to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.
    • Pay for Flip Folders: All students are required to own a flip folder to organize their music in the stands.  Each flip folder is $5.00.  Please bring the $5.00 in cash at the same time you pay for your garment bag to Ms. Dothard.  Extra pages for flip folders are also available for $.50 each.
    • Trojan Night: July 29, 2016 • 6:00PM – Please RSVP is you plan to attend the meal – RSVP here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/rsvpR.asp?v=2982979   (If for some reason the link does not work, simply visit our Charms calendar and look for/click on the RSVP logo on Friday, July 29th)
      Trojan Night is a preview performance of the marching show and a way for the students to show what they have learned during the band camps. This is a beginning of the season family celebration, which includes a good meal, great entertainment, and concludes with the return of the Legacy Sword and the candlelight ceremony.
  • Water Donations: The Band Boosters and staff are asking that all students bring four cases of bottled water to band camp to help offset the cost of providing bottled water throughout band camp and the regular marching season. This small act really makes a difference throughout the whole year as we provide hydration for our students. If you prefer not to lug four cases of water around, you can alternatively just donate $10.00 and we’ll take care of securing the waters. Donations should be put in an envelop marked “WATER” and placed int he booster box located behind Mrs. Dothard’s desk.

  • Final Band & Color Guard Fee Payment Date: If you are utilizing the 3 payment installment plan, the final Band Fee payment date is Monday, July 25th.

  • NYC 17 Payments due:  Friday, July 22nd

If you have any specific questions about any of these items, you can contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

We’ll see everybody next week!
CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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