Band Camp Starts Tomorrow!

I hope that you have enjoyed your summer with family and friends and are now ready for Trojan Band Camp! Make sure you remind your friends! This is going to be an AWESOME year! The more enthusiastic you are, the better it will be!

Band Camp is a fun, but challenging time and being prepared is key to having a successful 2 weeks! You should be drinking LOTS of WATER! Make sure to have a water cooler to bring with you to keep on the field for water breaks. The band room does have ice and water but with more than 200 students, you probably want to come prepared! Each day students should dress in shorts, t shirts, socks, and tennis shoes. NO sandals or crocs are allowed during outside rehearsal (you may bring extra shoes/socks for the inside portion of rehearsal. Sometimes the grass is wet and having another pair will keep you comfortable. Indoor rehearsal is a great time for sandals, they just can’t be worn outside because of the demand of marching on our feet.


How does the Trojan Band kick off band camp?

By having a POOL PARTY! Please join all your band friends at the Midtown Water Park (off Alabama Street) on Monday, July 16th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Please pay $3 for admission when you get there. We will have pizza for dinner! What a fun way to celebrate the start of a great season!

Bring some dessert to share if you can!!! Anything that doesn’t require a utensil, like brownies, cupcakes, cookies…!!!


Band Camp – TOMORROW

Pre Camp • July 16 – 20

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Winds • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Percussion and Guard

If you signed up for lunch, you MUST pick it up and sign for it! This is very important! If you signed your student up for meals, please make sure they know! Our cafeteria workers are working diligently to provide meals for our students and if they are not eating then they shouldn’t have signed up for it. It is too late to change your mind at this point, so please remind your child to eat the lunch that has been reserved for them. Students will NOT be allowed to leave campus to eat. Breakfast will be served in the band room and lunch will be served in the elementary school cafeteria.

There will also be some volunteer opportunities for parents during band camp. Follow the link to sign up: Thank you so much for signing up to help!


Summer Jazz Performance on Friday!

The students who have participated in our summer jazz band will perform on Friday morning for the Carrollton-Carroll County Education Collaborative Summit that our school is hosting on Thursday and Friday. The students should know what to wear, but just in case they forgot: Black pants, socks, and shoes; black top (long or short sleeve is fine) – and Gold accents (could be a scarf, a tie, or part of the shirt, etc). This is a formal but fun performance. We are performing in conjunction with our acapella choir at the request of our superintendent, Dr. Albertus. This is a great opportunity for our school to showcase our fine arts programs and I am so proud of our band and choir! Students performing should report to the band room at 7:15AM so that we can be set-up in the MAC in time for our performance, which begins just after 8:00 AM on Friday morning.

 


Band Camp

July 23 – 27 • 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM:

Lunch and dinner will be provided for all students. Again, students will not be allowed to leave campus for meals. We will have LOTS of volunteer opportunities to volunteer during band camp.

Day Lunch Dinner
Monday Chickfila, chips, fruit Teriyaki chicken, rice, green beans
Tuesday Subway, chips, fruit BBQ sandwich, chips, baked beans, fruit
Wednesday Taco Bell, tortilla chips and nacho cheese Parmesan chicken, bow tie pasta with alfredo sauce, salad, bread
Thursday Papa Johns pizza and fruit TBD
Friday Chickfila, chips, fruit Trojan Night Cook out

Volunteer Opportunities for Band Camp – Thank you so much for signing up!

Mondayhttps://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4127456

Tuesday – https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4127457

Wednesday – https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4127458

Thursday – https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4127459

Friday – https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4127460

Trojan Night – https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4315325

 

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Pool Party 2018

How does the Trojan Band kick off band camp?

By having a POOL PARTY! Please join all your band friends at the Midtown Water Park (off Alabama Street) on Monday, July 16th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Please pay $3 for admission when you get there. We will have pizza for dinner! What a fun way to celebrate the start of a great season!

Bring some dessert to share if you can!!! Anything that doesn’t require a utensil, like brownies, cupcakes, cookies…!!!

Blast 7/9/18

I hope that you have enjoyed your summer with family and friends and are now ready for Trojan Band Camp! Band Camp is a fun, but challenging time and being prepared is key to having a successful 2 weeks! You should be drinking LOTS of WATER! Make sure to have a water cooler to bring with you to keep on the field for water breaks. The band room does have ice and water but with nearly 200 students, you probably want to come prepared! Each day students should dress in shorts, t shirts, socks, and tennis shoes. NO sandals or crocs are allowed during outside rehearsal (you may bring extra shoes/socks for the inside portion of rehearsal. Sometimes the grass is wet and having another pair will keep you comfortable. This is a great time for sandals, they just can’t be worn outside because of the demand of marching on our feet.


Band Camp • Pre Camp • July 16 – 20

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM for Percussion and Guard

8:00AM – 3:00PM for Winds

 

Please go to the following link to sign up for meals for Pre-Camp: Please complete the form for ALL band students! We are required to turn in the meal list THIS wednesday for the entire week. Please complete this form BY THIS WEDNESDAY, July 11th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCW09I3dDwc963Wd5NRJJEZvnfplFd6z4T9SIa8zfx96ZRCw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided FREE of charge or students may bring their lunch. Students will NOT be allowed to leave campus to eat. There will also be some volunteer opportunities for parents during band camp. Follow the link to sign up:

 

 

Band Camp

July 23 – 27

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM: It’ll be here before you know it. Fun is JUST around the corner!

Lunch and dinner will be provided for all students. Again, students will not be allowed to leave campus for meals. We will have LOTS of volunteer opportunities to volunteer during band camp.

We depend on meal and financial donations for dinners during this week. We have 3 meals secured and one monetary donation. We are in need of either a meal donation or financial contribution. Would your church be willing to partner with us? Your work? Your family? If so, please contact Meredith Harris at 678-850-8317 or barryandmer@bellsouth.net. Thank you!

Who is ready for a parade?!

Thank you!!

We had a great turnout this Saturday! Thank you to all of the parents and students who dedicated their Saturday to helping us start of the year right! Our coolers have been sanitized, storage room cleaned, trailers and vehicles washed, white boards hung among many other things! We are thankful for your generosity and look forward to another great year!

 

Fourth of July Parade

Rehearsal – July 3rd from 8:00 am – 11:00 am at the Trojan Band Room.

Have you started drinking – WATER?

Please make sure your student is dressed to practice in the heat and that he or she brings water to drink, preferably in a personal water jug. Students will receive their parade t-shirts and new band students will also get their band shorts. Returning members may purchase a new pair of shorts for $15.

July 4th People’s Parade

8:00AM Load the trailer at the Band Room

9:00AM Report to United Community Bank behind Dairy Queen

10:00AM Parade Steps Off

*The parade ends at the Robinson Salvage (formerly K-Mart) and Sit & Sleep parking lot. Please have your parent pick you up from this parking lot. A good idea is for your parents to park at the end of the parade and watch us as we cross the finish line : ) Traffic is usually easier to navigate on this side of town after the parade. If you have a large instrument it is easy to access the band room by taking the bypass, too.

Volunteer Sign Up

Please go to the following link to volunteer the day of the parade. We will have 4 water stations along the parade route for the band. Coolers will be in the band garage the morning of the parade. They will be labeled and ready to go! You will simply pick up the cooler and take it to your assigned location. After the parade, you will return it to the band room. **We still need a few volunteers**

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4165360


Band Camp

Pre Camp

July 16 – 20

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Please go to the following link to sign up for meals for Pre-Camp: Please complete the form for ALL band students!

 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided FREE of charge or students may bring their lunch. Students will NOT be allowed to leave campus to eat. There will also be some volunteer opportunities for parents during band camp. Follow the link to sign up:

 

 

Band Camp

July 23 – 27

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM: It’ll be here before you know it. Fun is JUST around the corner!

Lunch and dinner will be provided for all students. Again, students will not be allowed to leave campus for meals. We will have LOTS of volunteer opportunities to volunteer during band camp.

We depend on meal and financial donations for dinners during this week. We have 3 meals secured and one monetary donation. We are in need of either a meal donation or financial contribution. Would your church be willing to partner with us? Your work? Your family? If so, please contact Meredith Harris at 678-850-8317 or barryandmer@bellsouth.net. Thank you!


Trip Payments

Please don’t forget to keep up with your trip payments over the summer!! This is going to be an EXCITING TRIP! You will not want to miss it!

Payment Schedule and Terms

● $50 per person deposit 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

Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

Cancellation/Changes

All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:

  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2017 NO REFUNDS

Stay up to date!

School may be closed, but band is OPEN!

School may be out for summer, but band is just getting started!  Please read this entire post and be sure that you are informed and ready for the upcoming events! Also, it is getting hotter outside everyday. Please start to spend some time outside and drink LOTS of water. The more water you drink, the easier it will be to bear the temperature outside. Matter of fact, if you are drinking water and staying inside, you may start to feel cold. Just step outside to warm up a little bit, drink more water and repeat. Most of us only drink water when we are “thirsty.” Well when you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Please be proactive about drinking water. Get on a schedule and you will feel better immediately, but also will be thanking yourself during band camp.

  1. Trip payments due
  2. Work day
  3. Fourth of July parade
  4. Band camp

Trip Payments

Please don’t forget to keep up with your trip payments over the summer!! This is going to be an EXCITING TRIP! You will not want to miss it!

Payment Schedule and Terms

● $50 per person deposit 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

Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

Cancellation/Changes

All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:

  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2017 NO REFUNDS

Work Day

We will have a work day on June 30, 10:00 am – noon. We would love to have lots of
parents and students present and ready to help get the band room ready for a new school year. Wear clothes that can get dirty (maybe even bleached)! If you have them, bring brooms, mops, and rags.

It is a lot of work, but a great way to get to know one another! We hope to see you there!


Fourth of July Parade

  • Rehearsal – July 3rd from 8:00 am – 11:00 am at the Trojan Band Room.

Have you started drinking – WATER?

Please make sure your student is dressed to practice in the heat and that he or she brings water to drink, preferably in a personal water jug. Students will receive their parade t-shirts and new band students will also get their band shorts. Returning members may purchase a new pair of shorts for $15.

  • July 4th People’s Parade

8:00AM Load the trailer at the Band Room

9:00AM Report to the Bank of the Ozarks – next to United Community Bank behind Dairy Queen

10:00AM Parade Steps Off

*The parade ends at the Robinson Salvage (formerly K-Mart) and Sit & Sleep parking lot. Please have your parent pick you up from this parking lot. A good idea is for your parents to park at the end of the parade and watch us as we cross the finish line : ) Traffic is usually easier to navigate on this side of town after the parade. If you have a large instrument it is easy to access the band room by taking the bypass, too.

Volunteer Sign Up

Please go to the following link to volunteer the day of the parade. We will have 4 water stations along the parade route for the band. Coolers will be in the band garage the morning of the parade. They will be labeled and ready to go! You will simply pick up the cooler and take it to your assigned location. After the parade, you will return it to the band room.

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4165360


Band Camp

Pre Camp

July 16 – 20

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Breakfast and lunch will be provided FREE of charge (menus will be available 7/1/18) or students may bring their lunch. Students will NOT be allowed to leave campus to eat. There will also be some volunteer opportunities for parents during band camp. Follow the link to sign up:

 

 

Band Camp

July 23 – 27

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM: It’ll be here before you know it. Fun is JUST around the corner!

Lunch and dinner will be provided for all students. Again, students will not be allowed to leave campus for meals. We will have LOTS of volunteer opportunities to volunteer during band camp. Signups for band camp will be available next week.