Congratulations to the following students for receiving leadership responsibilities for the 2014-2015 Trojan Band Year. The students were selected based on a competitive selection process conducted at the end of the school year by our band staff. I look forward to working with you all very soon! Let’s plan on meeting on June 17 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM. We will line the field and prepare folders for Pre-Camp. Percussion leaders will participate with the percussion practice, which is already scheduled for that day.
As we come to the close of another school year, we should take time to reflect on the 2013-2014 season. We will say farewell to the Seniors who have put their talents and leadership on exhibition for the past 4 years. This talented group of kids has become our own children over their high school career. From the first day they stepped foot on the marching field to the final dance at the band prom, they have made memories that will last a life time. And with that comes the final award of being a Carrollton High Trojan Band Alumni. We wish all of the kids success in their futures and would like to say “Congratulations” on your graduation from Carrollton High School.
We will also be bidding farewell to the parents who have put their talents, efforts and support into their children’s band career. We thank you for helping sew, load, repair, build, paint, chaperone, and especially “PULLING THE FLAG”. Remember, once a band booster, always a band booster. You are always welcome to come out of the stands at halftime to help pull “OLD GLORY” one more time. We look forward to seeing you come back out to support the Trojan Band in years to come.
This year we will also bid a heartfelt “Farewell” to our distinguished director Michael Cater. Mr. Cater has stepped down to begin work towards his Master’s degree. He has taken our kids and developed their musical abilities to levels that were unreachable. His guidance and direction has seen the Trojan Marching Band receive all superior ratings with numerous Grand Championships. The most memorable being several years ago when we were competing against Walton High School, an award winning BOA band. When the Trojan Band was awarded the Grand Championship, he had a shocking smile that came across his face. When he spoke to the kids afterwards, he was speechless. The quiet, humbled leader that stood before them could not bring the words that could describe his joy. He praised the kids and told them that hard work will pay off, especially when you believe in yourselves. This showed the level of commitment that he brought to the Trojan Band and a commitment that will continue for years to come. Good Luck Mr. Cater. We will miss you.
Thanks to each of the band students, band parents, staff and supporters of this storied program. The success of the Carrollton Band does not reside in individuals, but the community that supports them. Remember, Tradition Never Graduates.
– Jeff and Nicole Jones
“Former” Band Booster Presidents
The Band Boosters have finalized the details of the Coca-Cola fundraiser intended to help individuals offset the cost associated with the 2015 Disney Trip. This is a direct benefit fundraiser, meaning that the profit generated from your sales go directly towards your Disney trip account. So the more you sell, the more you reduce your trip cost!
Now, here are the particulars for those who plan to participate:
- The fundraiser officially starts today, May 21, 2014 and runs through June 14, 2014.
- The one and only turn-in night will be Monday, June 16 from 5-7pm at the CHS Band Room.
- You must provide your Fundraiser Order Form as well as all money on turn-in night. Late orders cannot be accepted.
- Pick-up day will be at the CHS Band Room the week before July 4th. An exact day and time will be announced closer to that time.
- It is your responsibility to pick up your entire order and distribute to your customers.
- Prices are listed on the Fundraiser Order Form.
- Any checks need to be made out to CHS Band Boosters.
Coca-Cola fundraiser packets, which contains details about the products available and a Fundraiser Order Form, are available for pick-up from Ms. Dothard at the CHS Band Room. Also, you may download and print a copy of the packet here: 14-15_Coca-Cola Fundraiser-Packet.
If you have any questions regarding the Coca-Cola Fundraiser, please contact any Band Booster Officer or the Band Office at 770-834-0550.
GOOD LUCK and remember every case you sell gets you a little closer to the Magic Kingdom!
CHS Band Boosters
– Michael Post
I hope that everyone is having a great close to the school year. As we wrap this school year up there are business items that we must attend to for next year, too. Thank you Mr. Post for updating the website with fee reminders and for adding the Benchmark mail outlet to allow us to continue to improve our communication plan. I hope that we will provide enough communication that will allow our members to choose a few outlets to receive the most up-to-date information.
Thank you to all of the parents and students who made it out to our first audition date on May 13! It was a huge success and promises to allow us to better prepare for the upcoming year and be ready to meet the students where they are and continue to challenge and inspire them to push to the next level! If you missed the audition for any reason you have two options: 1) I will be at Carrollton JUNIOR High School on May 29 at 10:30AM, please meet me there at that time and I will listen to your audition on a first come first served basis; or 2) E-mail me ASAP at email@example.com and I will work with you to schedule a date and time that works best for you.
Results from the placement auditions will be posted soon, thank you for your patience. Also, our design staff is working diligently on designing a fun and exciting halftime show for our students next year. More information is to be announced soon. Please continue to spread the word about subscribing to our website, following us on Twitter and Facebook, subscribing to the e-mails, etc. so that we can keep you informed. Have a great evening! I look forward to working with you more closely very soon!
Information about this year’s marching band fees is now available. These fees are crucial for the CHS Band Program to continue to function at the high level everyone has come to expect. Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Fees pay for halftime show music, drill, band camp staff, other staff throughout the season, and many extras such as when we feed the band before Friday night away games and Saturday competitions. While Color Guard Fees also provide for these items they also cover their uniform, shoes, wind-suit, and numerous other items.
2014 Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Fees are:
- $225 Marching Band Fees ($50 off for multiple member families)
- $50 School-owned instrument (per year)
- $30 School-owned instrument (semester)
- $25 Cloth garment bag from Ozier Apparel (check made out to Ozier Apparel)
- $38 Shoes from DeMoulin (check made out to Jeff Therber)
- $10 T-shirts
- $3 Black Gloves
2014 Color Guard Fees are:
- $450 Guard fees ($50 off for multiple member families)
- $34 Duffle bag from Ozier Products
- $30 Flag Bag from DeMoulin
The marching band fees can be paid as soon as you would like to pay them. Band fees can be paid directly to Mrs. Dothard, the High School Band Secretary, at the CHS Band Room by cash or check (make checks payable to Carrollton High School Band). During the summer months, please call the band office at 770-834-0550 to verify that someone will be there to accept your payment. New this year… you can pay the base fees via the school’s online payment system which is located on the high school’s homepage, in the upper right corner. http://chs.carrolltoncityschools.net/ Once you click on the “Online Payments” button it will take you to a new screen where you will see a “Band Fees” icon. Simply click on the Band Fees icon and follow the directions. IMPORTANT NOTE: Only marching band fees can be paid via this particular online system. PLEASE do not attempt to pay your Disney Trip payments through the school’s online system. A separate system is being set up to accept online Disney Trip payments.
If you choose to pay the fees in installments, here is the prescribed payment schedule:
Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion
- 1st installment due – $75.00 by Friday, May 23 (last day of school)
- 2nd installment due – $75.00 by Monday, June 23
- Final installment due – $75.00 by Monday, July 28 (1st day of band camp)
- 1st installment due – $133.00 by Friday, May 23 (last day of school)
- 2nd installment due – $133.00 by Monday, June 23
- Final installment due – $134.00 by Monday, July 28 (1st day of band camp)
While the band strives for all band students to pay their band fees by the end of band camp, we understand that there maybe be many students that will be unable to do this. The CHS Band program wants to work with students and parents to give them an opportunity to make monthly or even weekly payments if they need to do so. To establish an extended payment aggreement, you will need to complete the Carrollton High School Trojan Marching Band Payment Agreement Form. This form is also available in the back of the 2014-2015 CHS Band Handbook.
If you have questions or concerns regarding band fees please feel free to contact the band office @ 770-834-0550.
– Michael Post