Homecoming and Our First Alumni Event Highlight the Week Ahead

As we head into another week, we prepare for what is sure to be a fun and fulfilling week ahead. Please take time to read each item below that is taking place this week.

Week at a glance:

  • Normal practice schedule this week; reference our calendar for complete details
  • Thursday, 9/29/16
    • 6pm-7pm – Legacy of Champions Committee Meeting
    • 7pm-9pm – Legacy of Champions Volunteer Training
  • Friday, 9/30/16
    • Pep-rally Performance & Homecoming Parade (during school hours)
    • 5:30pm-7:00pm – CHS Band Alumni Event
    • 7:30pm – Varsity football game;  full itinerary below
  • Saturday, 10/1/16 – Legacy of Champions Band Guide Training, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday’s Full Itinerary

Carrollton vs Rome @ Grisham Stadium, Carrollton High School •  Friday, September 30, 2016
  • 2nd Block – Report to band room to prepare for pep-rally (Make sure to have your black band shirt for this performance. If you do not have one, or need a new one, they can be purchased from Mrs. Dothard for $10)
  • 1:00pm – Homecoming Parade on Carrollton City School Campus
  • 5:00pm – Band Student Leadership needs to report to welcome band alumni
  • 6:00pm – Report in full uniform to band room
  • 6:15pm – Perform for alumni tailgate
  • 6:45pm – Pregame warm-up & practice with alumni on practice field
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm* – Student pick-up/release
    *(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

To volunteer your time and talents this week, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page. And while you are there, don’t forget to sign up to volunteer at the upcoming Legacy of Champions!

Legacy of Champions Volunteer Training

If you have signed up for a volunteer position for the Legacy of Champions, we ask that you to join us Thursday night (9/29/16) at 7:00pm in the band room for official volunteer training. We want to take some one-on-one time with each volunteer group to make sure you understand where to report, your duties, and the expectations for the day. This will be a great time to ask questions and make sure you are properly prepared to provide a gold standard experience to each and everyone of our guests who join us for our competition.

If you haven’t signed up yet to help with this event, please do so. We need everyone to participate! Please review this recent post to see specific ways you can help: Aliens Have Just Landed At Carrollton High School!

Alumni Association Kick Off Event

The Alumni Association Kick Off Event is set for this Friday, (9/30/16), Homecoming at Grisham Stadium. The vent will include a tailgate party in front of the band room starting at 5:30 pm. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and G-rated beverages will be served. Any Alumni wanting to play with the band will have the chance at pre-game and in the stands during the game. Here is the link (https://chstrojanband.com/alumni/) for the music for a few cheer songs and of course Washington Lee Swing!! Please make sure to bring your own folding sports chair(s) to the tailgate!

Participating Alumni will receive a special Alumni T-shirt, admission to the game, and the pre-game meal. Cost is $15. If you just wish to have an alumni t-shirt, they can be purchased for a limited time for just $5. If you would like to go ahead and purchase your Alumni Kick Off Event Kit or just an alumni t-shirt, you can do so at our web store (https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/). Of course you can pay the night of the event as well.

We look forward to seeing you there and taking the chance to play with the Trojan Band again!!

Make sure to check our Alumni page often: https://chstrojanband.com/alumni/

If you would like to help with the Alumni event, we need help setting up, grilling, distributing tickets, shirts, etc., please sign-up here.

Band Jacket Personalization

Many have asked about having student’s names added to their new band jackets. If you wish to do this, you can to take them to Ozier Apparel and they will ad their name for $5. By taking them to Ozier, who produced the jackets originally, we can ensure that our new band jackets, which are part of official uniform are homogeneous.

All-In-One Fundraiser

Our annual All-In-One fundraiser has begun! If you haven’t picked up your sales packet, please do so ASAP! We need to knock this fundraiser out of the park this year and to do that we need everyone participating!

Thank you for all your continued support!

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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Carroll County Exhibition, Away Game, & All-In-One Kick Off Make For A Crazy Busy Week

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The competitive portion of our season is upon us!  The staff and students are excited as we had a very productive day on Saturday completing the competition show.  We will continue to add final details, but the bulk of the show has been learned and the students are doing a FANTASTIC job!! Thank you so much to all of the parent volunteers that we had assist us with the practice on Saturday, specifically with providing dinner.  The students and staff were spoiled by your efforts and it made for a great day!  Thank you to all of the parents who continue to donate time building props, hauling equipment, and taking care of our kids!

Another busy week is ahead of us – continue reading for more details.

Carroll County Exhibition

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 6:00 PM, at Central-Carroll High School is the Carroll County Marching Exhibition. Admission price is $6.00, all parents and supporters will need to purchase a ticket in support of this event, which is a fundraiser for the Dr. Norman L. Padgett Music Scholarship Fund. A full line of concessions will be available, as well as Carroll County Exhibition t-shirts for purchase. The Trojan Band will perform their 2016 show at 8:20 p.m. Gates open at 5:00pm and Mr. Carr has recommended that you arrive early so that you can get your seat on the 50 yard line to support our band!  Remember to cheer loudly!

Carrollton Trojan Band Itinerary

Students report after school
4:00 p.m. Dinner provide by Band Boosters
4:45 p.m. In Full Uniform
5:00 p.m. Depart for Central-Carroll High School
6:00 p.m. Mass band rehearsal for Star Spangled Banner begins
6:30 p.m. Star Spangled Banner
8:20 p.m. Our Performance
10:00 p.m. Return to CHS*
*(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Trojan Varsity Football Game versus Woodland (Cartersville)

September 23, 2016 // Woodland High School // 800 Old Alabama Road Cartersville, GA 30120
Itinerary

Students report after school
4:00 p.m. Dinner provided by Band Boosters
4:45 p.m. In Full Uniform
5:00 p.m. Depart for Woodland High School
11:00 p.m. Return to CHS*
*(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform (for both events this week)

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

Volunteers (for both events this week)

To volunteer your time and talents for the exhibition, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

To volunteer your time and talents for the game this Friday, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

And while you are there, don’t forget to sign up to volunteer at the upcoming Legacy of Champions!


All-In-One Kick Off Event

Our annual All-In-One Fruit & Meat Fundraiser kicks-off this week on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This is one of our annual fundraisers that the Band Boosters do to provide funding for all of the supporting items that we provide for our students and band staff throughout the year. Strong participation from all parents, guardians and students in this fundraiser is expected and helps keep band fees as low as possible. So please make plans to stop by the band room this Thursday between 8:00pm and 9:00pm to pick-up your All-In-One fundraiser packet. All band/guard students will have a packet that will need to be picked up. The fundraiser will last from September 20, 2016 until October 20, 2016.


 Spring 2017 New York Trip Monthly Payment Due

September 23, 2016

We are reaching a critical time in the life of our trip as our travel company will begin making non-refundable purchases on our behalf within the next 30 days, so we have to ensure that those signed-up are fully and financially committed to the trip. This is also important because we also have to ensure that we have the trip funds available to make our regular mass/group payments to the travel company. So it is imperative that you are making your monthly payments and staying current with your trip accounts. Just to give you an idea of were you should be to this point, prior to this Friday’s payment, you should have paid $700.00 so far, leaving a balance of $600. If this does not describe your account, please expect a call from one of the members of the Trip Committee to discuss your account.


Thank you for all your continued support!

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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Aliens Have Just Landed At Carrollton High School!

wowaliens“Citizens of the Trojan Nation: We shall not try to conceal the gravity of the situation that confronts our nation, nor the concern of your band boosters in supporting the band program and needs of its band students. However, I wish to impress upon you — parents, guardians, and supporters, all of you — the urgent need of your service and resourceful action. Fortunately, these formidable needs are still achievable, and we may place our faith in our supporters to meet them. In the meantime, we must continue the performance of our duties each and every one of us, so that we may confront this need as a nation united, courageous, and dedicated to the excellence of Trojan Band.” (adapted from “The War of the Worlds”; Orson Welles)

Now that we have you attention… or at least scratching your heads thinking, “What in the world are they talking about?”, we wanted to relay to you some very important needs associated with our fast-approaching Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition that takes place October 8th, 2016. We need your help with ATVs, golf carts, trailers, food, and fulfilling volunteer duties the day of the event. Please see below for details about each need.

ATVs, Golf Carts, & Trailers

These motorized vehicles & trailers will be used for hauling the equipment for the various bands that will be performing at the competition. We can use either four wheelers, utvs, etc. These vehicles will need to have a trailer hitch for pulling a trailer. We are in need of 8 or more of these vehicles. The golf carts will not be used to pull trailers but rather used by staff in the performance of their duties. We are in need of 8 or more of these vehicles.

We also need trailers to place the equipment on. These will need to have a ramp that can be lowered. The size we can use would be 6′ wide by 12′ or less long, due to restrictions of gate sizes at the stadium. We are in need of 8 or more of these as well.

If you have any of these items and can lend them for the day, please send an email to j.jones@metrocomms.net ASAP. Also, if you are available to volunteer to drive one of these vehicles the day of the event, please sing-up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3164678  or contact the Logistics Coordinator, Jeff Jones, directly by emailing: j.jones@metrocomms.net.

Food Needs

Our competition hosts one of the best hospitality rooms in the state! We do this by spoiling our guests rotten with comfortable surroundings, Southern hospitality, and great food! So to ensure we continue this great tradition, we need your help with the “great food” part. Please visit this sign-up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3208093  and volunteer to prepare and bring: Brownies, cakes, candy, chips, cookies, soups, rolls, tea, lemonade green beans, mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese, etc. (The hospitality team will contact you with full details and times after signing up.)

This is a great way to help out if your find yourself not available to actually be on campus volunteering that day or to go that extra mile in supporting our band program.

Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that volunteering at the Legacy of Champions is actually expected of all of our boosters/parents? This event is such a huge undertaking and is becoming one of our top fundraisers, with proceeds going to reduce the cost of future band trips for all students. This allows us to consider more extravagant trips and for more students to go. All band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least two volunteer shifts during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/ and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. There is a large variety of volunteer positions available, from staffing gates and ticket booths, to being a parking attendant or bleacher guard. Or how about working concessions, working a fryer, or just serving as a general volunteer. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Trojan Band Boosters

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Looking At The Band’s Week Ahead

lookaheadAs the new week begins, we look forward to returning to our football schedule as the Trojans open their region play at home against East Paulding. But before we get to the Friday Night lights, there is plenty going on that we need to let you know about.

The band’s October competition schedule is set. The Trojan Band will attend competitions on: October 8th, October 15th, and October 22nd. Exact details about performance times and itineraries will follow closer to each event. Also, don’t forget about the Trojan Band participating in the Carroll County Exhibition held at Central-Carroll High School on Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 2016. Again, more details about performance time and a detailed itinerary will follow closer to the event. And finally, our All-In-One Sale is set to kick-off on Thursday, September 22, 2016, so please be watching for those details about this very important fundraiser and sale-packet pick-up times.

Now, here are the details about this week activities, including the itinerary for Friday’s game.

  • Normal practice schedule this week; reference our calendar for complete details
  • Thursday, 9/15/16, 6pm – Legacy of Champions Committee Meeting; boosters are welcome, but not required/expected to attend.
  • Friday, 9/16/16 – Varsity football game;  full itinerary below
  • Saturday, 9/17/16 – Full Band Rehearsal, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Itinerary

Carrollton vs East Paulding @ Grisham Stadium, Carrollton High School •  Friday, September 16, 2016
  • 6:30pm – Report in full uniform to band room
  • 7:00pm – Pregame warm-up
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm* – Student pick-up/release
    *(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

To volunteer your time and talents this week, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page. And while you are there, don’t forget to sign up to volunteer at the upcoming Legacy of Champions!

Thank you for all your continued support!

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
#trojansallin

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A Neat Way To Honor Your Band Student – 2016

SrSampleMost of us know how hard our band students work and how dedicated they are, but how often do we tell them or recognize their efforts. With that in mind, we wanted to share a unique opportunity with all of our supporters for honoring your band student(s). In conjunction with the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition, we produce an outstanding event program that gives parents, grandparents, guardians, friends, or loved ones the opportunity to purchase a custom, personal ad to recognize your band student. Show your pride while preserving their memories and accomplishments to be cherished for years to come.

StudentSamplePersonal ads:

  • Make a great keepsake
  • Can be placed by a parent or guardian, grandparents, a group sponsor, loved ones, or friends.
  • Can also honor alumni or “Band Class of …”
  • Are completely customizable full page ads
  • Support the Carrollton Trojan Band Program

Personal custom full page black & white ads are available for $100 each. Reservation forms can be picked up at the Band Room from Mrs. Dothard’s desk or downloaded by clicking here. Honor Your SeniorHonor your Underclassman

But hurry to reserve your spot! Personal ads are only available until September 9th, 2016.

If you have any questions about placing a custom ad, please contact the boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com

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