Next Week at a Glance

This week at a glance:

  • Monday: Full Band 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday: Full Band 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday (White-Out): Full Band 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Feel free to come watch the end of rehearsal, we will be in the stadium

Please help us by reminding your child to continue to hydrate. Monday and Tuesday we rehearse right after school where the temperatures are extremely warm. We take more frequent breaks because of the temperature, but if a student begins the rehearsal dehydrated it will be impossible to rehydrate during our practice time. Also, it is imperative that students bring a change of clothes – shorts, short sleeves, and light colors. Anything they can do to protect themselves from the heat will allow them to be more comfortable during the after school rehearsals.


Thank you to the First Time Band Parents

A big thank you to all of the first time band parents that attended the orientation meeting on Thursday night. We hope that you found the meeting informative and that you are excited about the upcoming year. And a big thank you to all who hung around and helped to pull the flag…. TWICE!!!


Spirit Wear

Did you know that you can order band spirit wear from the Band website?

Click this link to browse what is available. You can select your item, select the logo you want, place the order, and someone will contact you to schedule the pick up once your item is ready to be picked up


Parent Tailgate Save-The-Date

As a way that we can celebrate the beginning of our marching band season, at the first home game (September 6 against Riverdale) we would like to host a Tailgate for all band parents from 5PM – 6PM. We will provide more details next week, but we would like for you to make note of this event.


General Band Booster Meeting

Save the date for the next general band booster meeting which will be held on September 17, 2019 from 6:30PM – 8PM. This meeting will be where we will discuss the upcoming All-In-One sale, one of the two major fundraisers we have as the booster club.


imageHEALTH CLASS

We are fortunate that our students may receive Health and PE credit for full participation in marching band. More information regarding this process may be accessed by following this link https://chstrojanband.com/health-in-band/. Many of our students are making great progress towards completing the online requirements for the health portion of the class. If this pertains to your child, please help to check up on their progress. There is an option in the Google Classroom for them to invite you to receive notifications. Since it is a course that allows them to work at their own pace, oftentimes it can be out of sight and out of mind, causing the students to fall behind. The best way for them to avoid any extra stress is to stay ahead of the deadlines to complete the course well before Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your assistance with this.


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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.

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Parent Orientation Tomorrow

Band Parent Orientation

I just wanted to send out a reminder that we are hosting a Band Parent Orientation Night for first-time band parents on August 8, 2019 from 7-8PM in the Band Room. It is a great way to meet other band parents and to learn how to be more involved and what to expect this upcoming marching band season. We hope that you make plans to attend.


DCI Finals Watch Party

I am so sorry for the tardy announcement of this event. It is an optional event, but a great opportunity for students to watch the best of the best in the marching arts. Drum Corps International (DCI) has World Championship Finals on Saturday evening in Indianapolis, IN. If you are not sure what DCI is, check it out on YouTube.  It really is the major leagues of marching band.

We have access to watch a live stream in the band room on Saturday evening from 6:00pm – 11:00pm. We are asking students not to arrive until 6:00pm and to bring $5 for pizza. Students are welcome to bring other snacks/drinks if they’d like. I mentioned to the kids that it would be a good idea to bring something to share if they want, but it is not required. The $5 will provide plenty of pizza and we have water available as well. Parents are free! We could use some extra eyes to help chaperone that evening- sign up to help here.  If the chaperone spots are full and you’d like to attend, we would be happy to have your help too!  All students participating should be sitting in the band room watching the drum corps on the big projector screen.  Students are welcome to bring bean bags or camping chairs if that helps them be more comfortable during the broadcast.

This is a fun evening to allow the students to experience some exciting and highly competitive marching band.


Thursday Night – White Out

This has been announced to the students, but just in case I wanted to send a reminder that we have “White Outs” for Thursday night practice.  This allows us to see the drill even clearer while practicing in the stadium.  We ask the students to wear a white shirt and black shorts to practice on Thursday’s.  A shirt like our parade shirt is just fine as long as it is mostly white.  And dark shorts are ok as well, it does not have to be their black band shorts.  Thank you for reminding your child about this tradition on Thursday nights.

 

I hope that you have a wonderful evening!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Happy First Full Week of School

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Rehearsals this week

So far we have had a great start to our school year and season. This week we begin our normal practice schedule.  A great way to stay updated with the schedule is to sync the calendar to your smart phone.

  • Monday – 3:45 – 6:15
    • Open House begins with a parent meeting in the Mabry Arts Center at 5:30PM. Students will be able to join you at the conclusion of rehearsal to show you around the school to meet their teachers and take a tour of the school. The facilities are BEAUTIFUL! If you haven’t had a chance to walk through the school, tomorrow is a great opportunity.
  • Tuesday – 3:45 – 6:15
  • Thursday – 6:00 – 9:00
    • Band Parent Orientation this week – see below

All student paperwork should be turned in to Ms. Dothard by now:

  • Behavior Contract and Commitment Form
  • Medical Release Form
  • Trip Release Form
  • Student Contact Information Form
  • Voluntary Release, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk

We will be speaking with students individually about their forms if we have not received them.  It is very important that we have this information on file, especially as we approach our first football game, which is at UWG on August 30.


Band Parent Orientation

We are hosting a Band Parent Orientation Night for first-time band parents on August 8, 2019 from 7-8PM in the Band Room. It is a great way to meet other band parents and to learn how to be more involved and what to expect this upcoming marching band season. We hope that you make plans to attend.


*** Remind – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ ***

As of July 23, 2019 – Remind101 has started a new marketing plan and has stopped service to organizations larger than 150, without a paid subscription. Additionally, in a recent meeting teachers were advised to begin stream-lining all similar communication (similar to Remind) to the Infinite Campus communication feature.

Please double check your information in Infinite Campus and make sure your contact information is updated.


HEALTH CLASS

We are fortunate that our students may receive Health and PE credit for full participation in marching band. More information regarding this process may be accessed by following this link https://chstrojanband.com/health-in-band/. Many of our students are making great progress towards completing the online requirements for the health portion of the class. If this pertains to your child, please help to check up on their progress. There is an option in the Google Classroom for them to invite you to receive notifications. Since it is a course that allows them to work at their own pace, oftentimes it can be out of sight and out of mind, causing the students to fall behind. The best way for them to avoid any extra stress is to stay ahead of the deadlines to complete the course well before Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your assistance with this.


Water Donations

We use a lot of water throughout the season! In an effort to keep the costs down for our booster club we respectfully request donations of 4 cases of bottled water. If you would prefer to not purchase the bottled water, then would you please donate $10 so that we can purchase the cases on your behalf? We use the bottled water when our band travels to away games and when we feed our students meals throughout the season. Many of you have actually already brought in some cases of water, THANK YOU SO MUCH!


SYNC 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.


Do you shop on Amazon? Use Amazon Smile (Smile.Amazon.com) and select our band to support our students while you shop. It’s the same site but allows you to choose someone to receive a portion of the sale. If you already support someone on Amazon Smile, thank you for giving back. If you haven’t chosen someone through Amazon Smile, we would be honored if you chose the Carrollton High School Band Booster Club Inc. Thank you for all that you do for your child and all of the children in our community! Carrollton is the best place to live because it is full of people like you!

Last Week of Summer

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Many, Many Thanks!

Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this year’s band camp a success! Also a big thank you to the local churches that provided meals and a huge thank you to First Christian that allowed us to use their facility all week. Because of your generosity we were able to make these 2 very memorable weeks for our students. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Also, thank you to everyone who made Trojan Night successful! We had many parent volunteers cooking the meal and serving the meal. Thank you to all of the volunteers who make our band program first class! Also, we appreciate your support of your child in attending. It was a great start to the season!


Get Your Show Shirts!!! – ONLY $15

Ozier has added the show shirt to the ordering link for us. Visit their site to Order your Band Jacket, Duffle Bag, or Show Shirt: https://ozierapparel.com/carrollton_band/shop/home

  • Duffle bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.
  • The cost has gone down and is only $38.50.
  • Band Jacket is required for ALL band members. The cost is $70. You will be fitted to make sure you get the right size. For an additional $5.00 you can add your name and instrument so that the jackets do not become mixed up.
  • Please place your order by Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Rehearsals this week

We only have 2 rehearsals this week. We will meet on Monday and Tuesday evening. Please be early.

  • Monday – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday – Immediately following photos (see below) – 9:00 PM

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Photos

Photos are on Tuesday, July 30 at 5:30PM before practice. Students need to be in their uniform by 5:15 PM so that we can line up for the full group shot and take the photo at 5:30PM. Following the full band shot, we will take our section photos as well. Once we are finished with photos then we will continue our scheduled practice until 9:00PM.

Seniors will take their photos with their families for the program on Thursday, August 1 beginning at 5:30PM. The band room will be opened at 5:00PM for students to access their marching uniform. Photos will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

 


Band Parent Orientation

We are hosting a Band Parent Orientation Night for first-time band parents on August 8, 2019 from 7-8PM in the Band Room. It is a great way to meet other band parents and to learn how to be more involved and what to expect this upcoming marching band season. We hope that you make plans to attend.


*** Remind – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ ***

As of July 23, 2019 – Remind101 has started a new marketing plan and has stopped service to organizations larger than 150, without a paid subscription. Additionally, in a recent meeting, teachers were advised to begin stream-lining all similar communication (similar to Remind) to the Infinite Campus communication feature. Mr. Carr will have more information following his upcoming training, but until then we wanted to alert you that we do not have a functioning Remind account at this point.


 

HEALTH CLASS

We are fortunate that our students may receive health and pe credit for full participation in marching band. More information regarding this process may be accessed by following this link https://chstrojanband.com/health-in-band/. Many of our students are making great progress towards completing the online requirements for the health portion of the class. If this pertains to your child, please help to check up on their progress. There is an option in the Google Classroom for them to invite you to receive notifications. Since it is a course that allows them to work at their own pace, oftentimes it can be out of sight and out of mind, causing the students to fall behind. The best way for them to avoid any extra stress is to stay ahead of the deadlines to complete the course well before Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your assistance with this.


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Water Donations

We use a lot of water throughout the season! In an effort to keep the costs down for our booster club we respectfully request donations of 4 cases of bottled water. If you would prefer to not purchase the bottled water, then would you please donate $10 so that we can purchase the cases on your behalf? We use the bottled water when our band travels to away games and when we feed our students meals throughout the season. Many of you have actually already brought in some cases of water, THANK YOU SO MUCH!


SYNC 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.


Do you shop on Amazon? Use Amazon Smile (Smile.Amazon.com) and select our band to support our students while you shop. It’s the same site but allows you to choose someone to receive a portion of the sale. If you already support someone on Amazon Smile, thank you for giving back. If you haven’t chosen someone through Amazon Smile, we would be honored if you chose the Carrollton High School Band Booster Club Inc. Thank you for all that you do for your child and all of the children in our community! Carrollton is the best place to live because it is full of people like you!

Trojan Night 2019

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Band, shake it out!

This week has been absolutely wonderful! The students, parents, and staff have been dedicating their best efforts to prepare for the season with outstanding success! We are very excited to share the results of our efforts this evening at Trojan Night, we hope that you will plan to attend!

TROJAN NIGHT

Trojan Night is our family and friends preview performance. We hope that you will invite others to attend. Dinner begins at 6:00PM.  Students should wear their black band shorts and show shirts for the performance. The students will first perform skits that they have been preparing all week for team-building purposes, then will perform pre-game, a stand-still performance of the show music and choreography, and then march and play what we are able to learn throughout the week. Following our performances is a Candle Light ceremony on the band practice field.


Get Your Show Shirts!!! – ONLY $15

Ozier has added the show shirt to the ordering link for us. Visit their site to

Order your Band Jacket, Duffle Bag, or Show Shirt: https://ozierapparel.com/carrollton_band/shop/home

Duffle bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.
The cost has gone down and is only $38.50.

Band Jacket is required for ALL band members. The cost is $70. You will be fitted to make sure you get the right size. For an additional $5.00 you can add your name and instrument so that the jackets do not become mixed up.

Please place your order by Sunday, July 28, 2019.


Photos

I have finally been able to schedule a time with our photographer for photos this year.  We will take our photos on Tuesday, July 30 at 5:30PM.  Students need to be in their uniform by 5:15PM so that we can line up for the full group shot and take the photo at 5:30PM.  Following the full band shot, we will take our section photos as well.  Once we are finished with photos then we will continue our scheduled practice until 9:00PM.

Seniors will take their photos with their families for the program on Thursday, August 1 beginning at 5:30PM.  The band room will be opened at 5:00PM for students to access their marching uniform.  Photos will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Band Parent Orientation

We are hosting a Band Parent Orientation Night for first-time band parents on August 8, 2019 from 7-8PM in the Band Room. It is a great way to meet other band parents and to learn how to be more involved and what to expect this upcoming marching band season. We hope that you make plans to attend.


*** Remind – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ ***

As of July 23, 2019 – Remind101 has started a new marketing plan and has stopped service to organizations larger than 150, without a paid subscription. Additionally, in a recent meeting teachers were advised to begin stream-lining all similar communication (similar to Remind) to the Infinite Campus communication feature. Mr. Carr will have more information following his upcoming training, but until then we wanted to alert you that we do not have a functioning Remind account at this point.


HEALTH CLASS

We are fortunate that our students may receive health and pe credit for full participation in marching band. More information regarding this process may be accessed by following this link https://chstrojanband.com/health-in-band/. Many of our students are making great progress towards completing the online requirements for the health portion of the class. If this pertains to your child, please help to check up on their progress. There is an option in the Google Classroom for them to invite you to receive notifications. Since it is a course that allows them to work at their own pace, oftentimes it can be out of sight and out of mind, causing the students to fall behind. The best way for them to avoid any extra stress is to stay ahead of the deadlines to complete the course well before Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your assistance with this.


Water Donations

We use a lot of water throughout the season! In an effort to keep the costs down for our booster club we respectfully request donations of 4 cases of bottled water. If you would prefer to not purchase the bottled water, then would you please donate $10 so that we can purchase the cases on your behalf? We use the bottled water when our band travels to away games and when we feed our students meals throughout the season. Many of you have actually already brought in some cases of water, THANK YOU SO MUCH!


SYNC 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.


Do you shop on Amazon? Use Amazon Smile (Smile.Amazon.com) and select our band to support our students while you shop. It’s the same site but allows you to choose someone to receive a portion of the sale. If you already support someone on Amazon Smile, thank you for giving back. If you haven’t chosen someone through Amazon Smile, we would be honored if you chose the Carrollton High School Band Booster Club Inc. Thank you for all that you do for your child and all of the children in our community! Carrollton is the best place to live because it is full of people like you!