Are you ready for some Football?!

Are you ready for Friday night lights? I hope so, because THIS Friday is our first game! We will be playing East Coweta High School at the University of West Georgia at 8:00 pm! We hope that you can join us as we support our awesome football program!

Make sure to keep reading! In the post you will also find information about show shirt orders, trip information, Yankee Candle, prop building days, and our schedule for the week, so read carefully!!


Show Shirt Orders

Want to buy a show shirt? Pre-order period will close at midnight on Friday August 24, 2018 reminders will be sent out when show shirts are available for pick up, approximately 2 weeks after pre-order window closes.


Prop Work Nights

Please come and help construct our props for this year’s field show. Prop nights are held at the house behind the band room. There is a gravel/dirt road behind the band room, it ends at the house where we will be meeting. We hope to see you there!

  • Tuesday, August 21st, 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Band Work House
  • Thursday, August 23rd, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Band Work House

Hollywood Trip

The 3rd payment deadline is quickly approaching, August 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that we should have paid $1307 per traveler by this date! Airline tickets are being purchased on the 24th of August. Super Holiday Travel sent out a letter to every traveler. If you DID NOT receive an email from them this past Friday, then you have not correctly or completely signed up for the trip on their site. http://www.Superholiday.com. You MUST complete the online registration. If you haven’t registered, please refer to this link for assistance:

https://chstrojanband.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/carrollton-2018-trip-registration-and-payment1.pdf

If you paid your deposit and have decided not to go, please email barryandmer@bellsouth.net and let me know that your plans have changed. If you have trouble signing up please contact Mark Drury at 678-520-1766. He is our travel agent and will be able to assist you.

It is extremely important that EVERY traveler be signed up on the Super Holiday Tours website by THIS Thursday, August 23rd!!

  • The next payment due date is August 23rd!!! This is a very important payment. EVERY TRAVELER should have paid 3 full payments of $419 plus the $50 deposit: $1307.
  • 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.
  • Please remember the cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
    • 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, 2018 NO REFUNDS

Football Game versus East Coweta at University of West Georgia

ALL parents attending the game will need to purchase a ticket either at the gate or at the front office of the high school. Tickets are cheaper if you buy them from the school! ($10 at CHS and $15 at the gate)

If you would like to volunteer that night, please go to the following link to sign up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4033480

If you plan to help on the field, which includes pulling the flag, please where a black Trojan shirt.


Yankee Candle

Orders for candles are due, August 30th. Boosters will be in the band room that evening from 7-9 pm to receive orders.


Schedule for the Week

  • Monday – FULL band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday – FULL band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
    • Volunteer Prop Building – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday – FULL band – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • LoC Coordinator Meeting – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
    • Volunteer Prop Building – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Friday – GAME DAY!
  • UWG KICKOFF ITINERARY
  • 4:00PM Dinner
  • 5:15PM In Uniform
    • Students will wear Show Shirt, band shorts, long black socks, and marching shoes with their band uniforms.
    • Colorguard uniform will be announced by Emma.
  • 5:45PM Depart for UWG
  • 6:00PM Arrive/Unload and Warm-Up for Pre-game
  • 7:30PM Pre-Game
  • 8:00PM Kick-Off
  • About 11:30PM Arrive back at CHS – Check Remind for updates

Be sure to subscribe to our various channels of communication.  Follow this webpage by entering your e-mail address above, follow us on Facebook: CHSTrojanBand, Twitter: @chstrojanband, Remind: Text@chstro to 81010 to join.  There are quick links to many of our channels at the top right of this page.  We try to update you with photos from the events, any changes in itinerary (like our arrival time back to the HS, which often depends on the game length and traffic), and other important information.

GO TROJANS!!!!

 

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Important Trip Information and our weekly update

Happy Sunday! I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and are ready for a great week!

  • Trip update – IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ
    • The next payment due date is August 23rd!!! This is a very important payment. EVERY TRAVELER should have paid 3 full payments of $419 plus the $50 deposit: $1307.
    • If you are not caught up by August 24th, you will be dropped from the trip.
    • 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.
    • Please remember the cancellation policy:
    • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
      • 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, 2018 NO REFUNDS
  • Parent orientation
    • Thank you to all the parents that came out for parent orientation! It was awesome to see your desire to become a part of our band family! Thank you for pulling the flag for the scrimmage game!
  • This week’s schedule: Normal Schedule
    • Monday: 3:45pm – 6:15pm
    • Tuesday: 3:45pm – 6:15pm
    • Thursday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Yankee Candle Fundraiser
    • We started this fundraiser last week. Profits from the fundraiser will be applied toward individual balances for the Hollywood Trip. Anyone who participates and is not traveling will be applied to our general booster account to help with operating expenses.
  • Shirt orders

Looking ahead – Mr. Carr removed the rehearsal that was scheduled for October 18 so that our families can plan a fall break if desired. School is in session through Thursday that week, but students are out of school on Friday, October 19. Thank you so much for working your schedule around the busy marching band schedule. We hope by not having a late rehearsal that Thursday it will allow our Trojan Band families to enjoy an extended Fall Break. This has been updated in Charms, but we just wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the change.

Thanks so much for all that you do to make our band program successful. Here’s to a great week!

Got your candles?

Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your time with family this weekend as we rest up for our first FULL week of school, including after school band practices! So far the year is off to a great start! Thank you to all who volunteered at our Trojan Night. The desserts were fantastic, and we had many volunteers who made the evening a great success. We cannot do it without you. Thank you!

We have the Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kick-Off and Parent Orientation THIS THursday, August 9th. All students will report at 5:30PM for Thursday’s rehearsal and parents are welcome to come to the kick-off meeting as well.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kickoff

A representative for Yankee candle will present the fundraiser to our students at 5:30 pm in the band room. Parents are welcome to attend this meeting, but it is not necessary! We will learn about how to take orders, and delivery of items. Please make an effort to come and learn how we can make the most of this opportunity. The profits from the fundraiser go directly to your student’s trip account. Still owe money on the trip? I encourage you to participate in the fundraiser!

Parent Orientation – We need your help

Want to volunteer to help at football games? Competitions? Load the trailer? Help in the stands? Pull the flag? Buy some new Trojan Band gear? This orientation is intended answer as many of your questions as we can, and to demonstrate volunteer opportunities for the Fall Football/Competition season! Don’t miss the action on the field, come and join us this Thursday at 7:30 pm. We will join the band on the practice field at 8:30 pm to pull the flag in preparation of this year’s football season.

Upcoming Schedule Highlights

Monday, August 6 – Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Tuesday, August 7 – Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Thursday, August 9 – Yankee Candle Kickoff – 5:30 PM (all students and parents welcome)

Full Band Practice – 6-9 pm (Students should report for the fundraiser kick-off)

Parent Orientation – 7:30 – 9 pm

 

 

Are you ready for BAND CAMP?!

 

You survived the first week of band camp!!!

The first week of band camp was a huge success!  We are extremely proud of your attitudes and work ethic!  Our upperclassmen did a fantastic job welcoming our rookies and we are off to a great start to our season.  Next week we continue to get to know one another, push further in our drill, and prepare for our first performance.  

Trojan Night is the last night of band camp (7/27).  Families are invited to join the Trojan Band for hamburgers, skits, a preview of this year’s show, and a special candle lighting ceremony.  I hope that you all can make plans to join us for this fun night!  The kids and staff look forward to showing off all of their hard work!

Please bring a dessert to share, it makes our dinner even better!  We ask that you bring something that can be picked up to eat and does not require a fork or spoon.  (cookies, brownies…)  The Trojan Band Shoppe will also be there for you to purchase and order band spirit wear!

Please tell your family and friends to plan to join us for our annual Trojan Night on Friday at 6:00PM.


Now for Week 2:

  1. Week 2 of Camp – 8 am – 9 pm
  • Please drink plenty of water.
  • Wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses!!!
  1. Trojan Business Day – Students will be allowed to leave practice to attend Trojan Business Day.  This is where they can get their class schedules, pay for parking passes, etc.  Students will be excused at the following times and are expected to take care of business quickly then return to practice:
  • Seniors and Juniors: 8:30am
  • Sophomore and Freshmen: 1:00pm
  1. Lunch
  • Lunch will be provided for all students every day.  There is no additional fee for this.
  • Students will ride buses to First Christian Church at 11:30 am for lunch each day.
  • Monday – Chickfila
  • Tuesday – Subway
  • Wednesday – Taco Bell
  • Thursday – Papa Johns
  • Friday – Chickfila
  1. Dinner
  • We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our local churches. Four churches have committed to providing dinner to our band students & staff and First Christian Church is allowing us to use their kitchen and fellowship hall!
  • Buses will transport students and staff to First Christian Church at 4:30 pm for dinner.
  • Monday-  First Baptist Church will be preparing and serving teriyaki chicken, rice, green beans, and pineapple!
  • Tuesday- North Point Baptist Church will be serving Barbecue sandwiches, chips, and cookies!
  • Wednesday- Southern Hills Christian Church will be providing Parmesan chicken, bow tie pasta with Alfredo, Caesar salad, and garlic bread!
  • Thursday – Roopville Road Baptist Church – will assist in providing Big Chic fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, and green beans!
  • Friday- Trojan Night– hamburgers, chips and dessert provided by the Band Boosters!
  1. We still need volunteers for Trojan night and to assist with meals and camp this week.  If possible, bring a dessert to share (cookies, brownies, cupcakes… nothing needing a utensil, please!)

Shout Out!

We are blessed with many volunteers to help support our band students and staff!  Just a quick shout out to those that helped with the pool party in the monsoon!!  Allison Driver, Jennie and Ed Redmond, and our awesome staff!  Also, a HUGE thanks to Angie Stanford and Tracy Wiggins!  These two ladies spent several LONG days fitting ALL the band students into uniforms for the year!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!! What a blessing!


FEES

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2017 – 2018-19 Season Band Fees Due – Final Installment Due – see handbook for amounts: https://chstrojanband.com/forms/ All band fees should be turned in to Mrs. Dothard, the high school band secretary, and she will write you a receipt. The school accepts cash or money orders, the school no longer accepts checks.  Please drop payments off at the band room instead of mailing them so that we can provide you with a receipt. Or to save you a trip you can pay your band fees online through the following school website: https://carrolltonhs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=33. *Note: A $25 late fee will be added to all past due amounts.

First Week of School Schedule

Sunday, July 29 – SENIOR PHOTOS 6:00pm

Monday, July 30 – FULL BAND PHOTOS and Practice – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm*

Tuesday, July 31 – FULL BAND – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, August 2 – First Day of School – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm


        

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, 2018 NO REFUNDS  

Parents Please Read ASAP!!

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS / STUDENTS:

OZIER: Will be at the Band Room on July 18th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm to take your order for Duffle Bags and Band Jackets.

Duffle bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.
The cost will be $37.50.

Band Jacket is required for ALL band members. The cost is $70. You will be fitted to make sure you get the right size.

Cash or checks will be accepted. Make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
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March Master: Will be at the Band Room on July 18th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm to take your order for Marching Band Shoes. You will try on the shoe to make sure you’re fitted properly. If you already have the marching band shoes and it still fit; you do not have to order another pair. The cost is $42.00. March Master will only accept Cash or Credit Cards (MC, VISA and AMEX).

Color Guard: Will try on shoes to make sure you’re fitted properly, the cost is $34.00. Rookies will order flag bag, the cost is $22.00. Gloves, if needed, cost is $16.00.

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Items to be purchased from Ms. Dothard: Garment bags cost is $5.00. Garment bags are required for marching band to carry band uniform. Band black t-shirt cost is $10.00. ALL are required to have one. Flip folders cost is $15.00. Marching gloves cost is $3.00. Crew style black socks cost is $3.00 OR you may purchase them yourself. Band Shorts free for all Rookies. Band Shorts for upperclassmen the cost is $15.00

Ms. Dothard can only accept Cash or Money Orders OR you can pay on the School’s Online Revtrak.

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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, please call us at 770-834-0550.