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!!

And the Band Played On!

nullDespite the cold weather and breezy conditions, our band cheered the Trojans on a victory that capped off a 10-0 undefeated season. Also congratulations to the Trojan Cheerleaders who won Region Championship over the weekend.

Flag NYC17This week we honor our veterans along with our ROTC for an assembly during the day and a special concert in their honor on Monday evening.  We are so thankful for the many men and women who have dedicated their lives to the service of our country.  We hope that you join us for the concert so that we may thank our veterans properly.

Winter Guard auditions take place this week as we get ready for the winter season! We will meet on Thursday to run the show to make sure it is still ready for Friday night.

Then on Friday, we host the first round of playoffs as we compete against Arabia Mountain.  Go Trojans!


Week at a Glance

  • Monday – Veterans Day Concert – 7:00
    • Wind Ensemble performs during the High School Veterans Day Assembly
  • Tuesday – Winter Guard Tryouts 4:30 – 8:00
  • Wednesday – Winter Guard Tryouts 4:30 – 8:00
  • Thursday – Winter Guard Tryouts 6:00 – 9:00
    • Full Band 3:45-5:00
  • Friday – Home Game vs. Arabia Mountain (click here to volunteer we will be performing our competition show)
    • In Uniform by 6:15

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Veterans Day Assembly

Our ROTC hosts a Veterans Day assembly every year and our Wind Ensemble performs for the High School assemblies.  Wind Ensemble students (winds and percussion) will report to the band room for 1st block.  They will perform through most of 2nd block, but will be released at 11:00AM to return to 2nd block.  They will attend 3rd block as normal and then report back to band during 4th block (1:45PM) to get ready for the final performance.  Students have elected to wear all black for these performances to save their concert attire for the evening’s concert.


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Veterans Day Concert

This Monday night is our annual Veterans Day concert where we honor those who are currently serving or have served in our country’s armed forces. We wrap the concert that night by playing our competition show in the MAC. This is a great event to be a part of so invite family and friends to a night of patriotism and great music.

Also, the Band Shoppe will be set up that night, so you can place your order just in time for the holidays. We will also be selling the new “I’m With the Band” t-shirts.

Students are required to either help set-up or help clean up for the event and should wear their concert attire for the concert. All students will remain for the entirety of the concert, which will last around an hour and a half. We will discuss the performances in class on Tuesday, since listening to and analyzing music is part of our music standards.

Report times:

  • Concert Band onstage by 6:30PM
  • Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble in the audience by 6:45PM

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kicked Off

Last week we kicked off our Yankee Candle fundraiser. Your student should have brought home a packet on Thursday night. We are selling both in person and online. For the in person sales, your student brought home a catalog and an order form. This form and the money collected need to be turned in on November 19, 2019. It is imperative that you turn in on this date, so you can receive items by Christmas. 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.


Check-Out Policy – Please Read

Since the playoffs have started, this means that we may need to travel to an away game that is a considerable amount of time away. This is a good time to remind everyone of the band’s check-out policy.

Our band policy states if you wish for your child to ride home with you (or a guardian of your choosing), from any event, please complete and submit the check-out form to the Band Secretary no later than the day before the event by 3 pm. No Exceptions can be given to this policy. This is for the safety of all of our students.

Your child will only be released to you(or the guardian of your choosing) after the event is over and WE physically see you with your child and say goodbye. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated. You can download the forms


Holiday Shopping!!

Has your student been asking for some band swag for the holidays? Look at the Band Shoppe by clicking this link and get your items earlier and beat the holiday rush. There is even a number of cold-weather gear that you can order to be ready to support the Trojans as they get ready to enter the playoffs.


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.

Championship Week!

Football Team – Region Champions!

Band – Grand Champions!

What a wonderful week for our Trojans as we continue to pull together as a community for #42 Chase McDaniel.  Football clinched the region on Friday Night, One Act had 2 students named All-Star Cast, Cheerleaders won 1st place, Cross Country hosted the state meet while remaining highly competitive, and our band was named Grand Champions!

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I am so proud of the students for their perseverance these past few weeks.  Understandably, morale was low following the realization that the weather prevented us from competing.  I even over heard a couple of students talking, “practice on Thursday? Doesn’t Mr Carr know that is Halloween?!” But during these past couple of weeks that we were blessed to have together to continue working on our show, our students began focusing on the real reason we “band” together.  This realization culminated during our pre-show pep talk when the students began chanting “Band… Fun…!!!” Focusing on the process and that our performance is intended to be a gift for our audience while we are having fun performing is what we are all about! We focused on having fun with every rep for the past couple of weeks and the students’ passion showed through during our competition performance!  It was rewarding to be a part of the process and watch our students continue to grow together as a family and achieve their goals as a team!

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Week at a Glance 

  • Monday – Wind Ensemble – 3:30 – 6:00
  • Tuesday – Symphonic Band – 3:30 – 6:00
  • Wednesday – Concert Band – 3:30 – 6:00
  • Thursday – Full Band (Marching Band) 3:45 – 5:00
  • Friday – Away Game at  Hiram (click here to volunteer – pulling the flag)
    • Veteran’s Performance (Armed Forces Salute and Battle Hymn)
    • Load After School
    • Dinner (Papa John’s Pizza) 4:00
    • In Uniform by 4:45
    • Depart 5:00
    • Approx 11:30PM return • Check Reminds for updated ETA
        • For Band Parents, you can sign up for the graduating class of your student.  So if your child will graduate in 2021, you will sign up for the 2021 class. Now, if you have more than one student in the band, please sign up with the latest graduating class.  If you have a student graduating in 2021 and 2023, please sign up for the 2023 class.
        • Here are the codes you can use to sign up with Remind
        • BandClassOf2020 – @a9dec62
        • BandClassOf2021 – @6dffefa
        • BandClassOf2022 – @89hc3gk
        • BandClassOf2023 – @72ab42

Help Needed For All-In-One Pickup Days

So you have sold items for the All-In-One sale, now you can help with the distribution of those items.   If you would like to help with sorting and distributing of the items, please click on one of the links below to sign up.

To help on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 8AM – 6PM Click here.

To help on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 8AM – Noon Click here

Holiday Shopping!!

Has your student been asking for some band swag for the holidays?  Look at the Band Shoppe by clicking this link and get your items earlier and beat the holiday rush. There is even a number of cold-weather gear that you can order to be ready to support the Trojans as they get ready to enter the playoffs.

Shop at Amazon? You Can Help the Boosters

nullDo 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

imageStudents 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 drivers 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?

imageThe 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.

Let’s Keep Going!

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Busy Week Ahead… Senior Night, Last Competition and We Keep Going!

We hope you enjoyed the break this past weekend, but this upcoming weekend we get back into the swing of it, home football game vs. Paulding County this Friday night and our last competition this Saturday night. All of our student’s hard work will culminate this weekend at our final competition of the year.


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  • Tuesday – Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15
  • Thursday – Full Band – 3:45 – 5:30
  • Friday – No School
    • Senior Night – Home Game v. Paulding County
      • Report 6:15 PM in Uniform: Click here to sign up to volunteer
    • Outing at American Pie Pizza following the game
      • Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from American Pie. Parents are more than welcome to join the fun. Students and parents will be responsible for ordering and paying for their own orders.
  • Saturday – Marching Competition at Haralson County HS (click here to sign up to volunteer)
    • Itinerary
      • Rehearsal at CHS 1:30 – 4:00 PM
      • Load Trailer 4:00 PM
      • Dinner 4:15 PM(Provided by the boosters)
        • Subway sandwiches and chips will be provided, but we would like to include some grapes for the students as well. If you are willing to donate some grapes, please click here to sign up to bring grapes by 3 PM on Saturday)
      • In Uniform 5:30 PM
      • Depart 5:40 PM
      • Arrive at 6:25 PM
      • Performance 8:30 PM
      • Awards 9:30 PM
      • Depart for CHS 11:00 PM
      • Arrive back at CHS approximately 11:30 PM

Help Needed For Competition on Saturday

Our last contest is this Saturday at Haralson County High School. We will need a number of people to help move the backdrops, wagons and also help the front ensemble so please consider signing up to help. We ask that you please consider signing up to assist with the props as well as other areas that need assistance with carrying equipment to and from the field. Our students have put in a tremendous amount of effort into making this show the best it can be. You can be a part of helping them finish strong, by volunteering to push props and other equipment. As with the previous competition, we will need to determine the total number of passes we are getting from Haralson County and then we will need to purchase additional passes since most bands host competitions as fundraisers. We will let you know how much each volunteer and chaperone will need to pay either late Friday or early Saturday morning. Since the admission price for the competition is $8, you can expect to pay less than $8.

You can see all the areas that need help by clicking here. You can also sign up there as well.

Our students have worked so hard to get to this point and now you can be a part of helping them have a successful run.


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All-In-One Final Push! PLEASE READ

If you have not sold your 30 items or made a minimum donation of $150 please turn in this by this TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019. It is imperative that we all participate in this fundraiser to allow the booster club to operate for our students (band camp meals, away game meals, etc). Because this fundraiser and our BBQ has traditionally been successful, it has allowed us to keep our band fees minimal. Thank you so much for your continued support because we need you!!


Holiday Shopping!!

Has your student been asking for some band swag for the holidays? Look at the Band Shoppe by clicking this link and get your items earlier and beat the holiday rush. There is even a number of cold-weather gear that you can order to be ready to support the Trojans as they get ready to enter the playoffs.


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

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 drivers 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.