Rocking Atlanta!

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Tremendous performance this weekend!  Not only did our students perform well in the parade, but they continued to be first class ambassadors for our school and community while eating lunch at the CNN center!  This weekend was full of memorable moments and I am so thankful that we were able to share them together.

We have another opportunity this weekend to spread Christmas cheer to our community through the performance in the Carrollton Holiday Wishes Parade.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

  • Monday – Mandatory Winter Guard Meeting at 6:00PM
  • Tuesday – Spirit Night at Moe’s (5-8PM) – If you can please patronize Moe’s this evening and thank them for supporting our band
  • Thursday – Holiday Wishes Parade in Carrollton
    • Report after school – Load/Dress – full uniform (wearing a traditional Santa hat)
    • 4:15PM Depart CHS
    • 4:30PM Staging for the parade
    • 5:30PM Parade Starts
    • Approx. 6:30PM Back at CHS
  • Saturday – District Honor Band Auditions at East Paulding High School; 3320 E Paulding Dr, Dallas, GA 30157
    • CHS Students should plan on arriving around 12:30pm to register and warm-up for auditions.  Our audition times start at 1:00PM.  The judges will be at lunch until 1:00pm.  Once warmed up please report to the appropriate room, wait in line, and do your best!  Any students who are scheduled to audition and are taking the ACT should let Mr. Carr via email @ christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net.

 

Welcome Back!

choa-christmas-paradeI hope that everyone has had an opportunity to spend some much needed time with family and friends over our Thanksgiving Break.  I am so thankful for you!

What a great football season!  The game on Friday was a close one, and our Trojans fought hard.  Very proud of Coach Calhoun and the effort given by our students all season long.  PROUD TO BE A TROJAN!  Thank you so much to all of the students who were able to make it to the game.  We had a terrific turnout and half-time was a hit.  Also, thank you to all of the volunteers who continue to make a difference for us.  We appreciate you.

This week we have band auditions, parade practice, and a parade on Saturday.  Very excited for our students as the CHOA Christmas Parade is the largest parade in the Southeast! They will have the opportunity to perform for thousands of people lining the streets as well as hundreds of thousands watching Be sure to set your DVR for WSB-TV at 10:30AM to record our performance.
WEEK AT A GLANCE

  • Tuesday: Band Auditions – Begins at 3:30pm until students are finished.  Students may leave when they are finished auditioning.  Sign-up sheets will be posted tomorrow. Also, many parents and students have asked me about step-up instruments.  Gadsden Music Company will host a display of professional and step-up instruments and accessories in the lobby during auditions.  They will be at the band room from 3:30pm – 6:30pm.  Mr. Christian has mentioned great sale prices! This would be a great time to purchase some additional accessories and/or get a great deal on a new instrument.
  • Thursday: Parade Practice 3:30pm – 4:30pm.
  • Saturday Itinerary – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Parade • MAP • More Info
    • 7:30AM Report to CHS to load
    • 8:00AM Students should be in full uniform (Wearing a traditional Santa Hat)
    • 8:15AM Depart CHS
    • 9:30AM Line Up for the Parade
    • 10:30AM Parade starts – we are #63
    • Following the Parade we head to CNN Center for Lunch before returning home
    • Approx: 12:00PM Lunch
    • Approx: 1:30PM return to CHS*
      *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)
  • Please consider donating to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cause.  “Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialized care to kids from all walks of life—but we don’t do it alone” Your donation can be in support of our performance in the parade by donating here.

Volunteers

No additional volunteers will be needed this week other than the normal bus chaperones and equipment loaders for Saturday’s parade.


Spring 2017 New York Trip Monthly Payment Due

December 2, 2016
  • Payment Due: Trip payments are due this Friday, 12/2/16. Remember you can reference the payment schedule and amounts anytime by visiting the Forms page of our website and reviewing the link Cost & Payment Details. Trip payments can be made at the band room by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card or online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net. *Fees apply to credit/debit card or online payments.
  • Registering with Travel Agency: All current trip participants need to follow the instructions found at the end of the following presentation (Travel Agent Presentation-Updated Trip Itinerary-10-11-16) to provide their personal information for their travel documents, as well as notify them of any special needs like allergies, etc. *** Note, any issues you have with the registration process should be directed our travel agent: Mark Drury, Super Holiday Tours, (d) 321-319-1153, (c) (678) 520-1766, mdrury@superholiday.com
  • Rooming Assignments and Departure Preferences: Mr. Carr will begin the process of assigning rooms and taking departure preferences very soon.

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!

 

 

We Interrupt This Holiday Break For Round Three of the Playoffs

Carrollton City Schools are closed this week for Thanksgiving Break… and for that, everyone is thankful! The students, staff, and faculty are all set to enjoy some much needed down time and rest. But…. we must interrupt this holiday break for round three of the GHSA varsity football playoffs! Our Trojans have risen to the first two challenges of the playoff season and now face a strong foe in the Buford Wolves in round three. The Trojan Nation will have to travel to Buford, Georgia this Friday, November 25th, on what many call Black Friday, but maybe we should rename it “Black and Gold Friday” as we cheer on our Mighty Trojans in their quest for a state championship

Full details for Friday and this entire week can be found below.

Week at a glance:

  • Monday-Friday – Thanksgiving Break – No School!
  • Friday – GHSA Varsity Football Playoff Game 3;  full itinerary below

Friday’s Itinerary

*(Itinerary could change slightly, please watch social media outlets for any updates)

  • 2:15pm – Students report to band room to load and dress in partial uniform
  • 3:00pm – Depart CHS
  • 5:00pm – Arrive at Mall of Georgia for dinner (Students will need to bring money for dinner)
  • 6:00pm – Depart for Buford HS
  • 6:30pm – Arrive and unload
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 11:00pm – Depart for CHS*
  • 12:30am – Arrive at CHS*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

Students should were band shorts, black band 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

To volunteer your time and talents sign-up here or visit our Volunteer page on our website. Note: We will also be pulling the flag, so if you are in the stands and can help, please join us about 3-4 minutes prior to half-time.

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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Over The River, and Through The Woods, to Thomasville We Go…

playoff2With a huge win over Lithonia this past Friday, the Trojans advance to round two of the GHSA football playoffs. Our next game is way against Thomas County Central in Thomasville, GA. This will be quite a trek for the Trojans Nation, but transportation plans for the band have already been ironed out. Principal Brooks has already made arrangements for our school buses and drivers to transport the band, the cheerleaders and the football team to the game on Friday. We are all excited and hoping for a Trojan victory for sure, but most importantly, we are asking that the community keep everyone traveling down to Thomasville in your thoughts and prayers for safe travels both ways.

We also have our All-In-One pick-up days coming up at the end of the week as well. So don’t forget volunteer and/or stop by the Tabernacle Baptist Church parking lot either this Friday from 8:00am until 6:00pm or Saturday from 8:00am until 12:00pm to pick up your orders. Anything not picked-up by noon on Saturday will be donated to local food banks.

Full details for Friday and this entire week can be found below.

Week at a glance:

  • Friday – GHSA Varsity Football Playoff Game 2;  full itinerary below
  • Friday – All-In-One Pick-up Day — 8am – 6pm
  • Saturday – All-In-One Pick-up Day — 8am – Noon

Friday’s Itinerary

*(Itinerary could change slightly, please watch social media outlets for any updates)

  • 7:45am – Student volunteers needed at the band room to help with All-In-One Items
  • 11:35am – All band students report to first lunch
  • 12:05pm – Students report to band room to load
  • 12:30pm – Depart CHS
  • Eat dinner in route (Students will need to bring money for a fast food dinner)
  • 6:00pm – Arrive at Thomas County Central HS
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 10:30pm – Depart for CHS*
  • 3:00am – Arrive at CHS*
    *(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

To volunteer your time and talents, please sign-up here or visit our Volunteer page on our website.

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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The Best of Both Worlds This Week

ghsa_fb_2016_250wWell this week do we not only get to look forward to an extended football season, we also get to experience our first concert by the High School Bands, so it really is the best of both worlds for the Trojan Nation. So with that in mind, let’s look at this coming week.

Week at a glance:

  • Practice schedule this week
    • Monday – Symphonic Band and Concert Band Students: 3:456:15pm rehearsal
    • Tuesday – Veterans Day Concert at the Mabry Arts Center at 7:00pm
      • Students report in full concert attire at 6:oopm
        • (Students must help set up or help clean up for part of their grade)
    • Thursday – No rehearsal
  • Friday –GHSA Varsity Football Playoff Game 1;  full itinerary below

Friday’s Full Itinerary

  • 6:15PM – Students in full uniform
  • 7:00pm – Pregame warm-up
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm – Official 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 shirt and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

To volunteer your time and talents, please visit our Volunteer page on our website. Volunteers should wear black shirt and black pants or shorts.

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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