Month: May 2014

Important Disney Trip Updates

ImageAt last night’s parent meeting (5/13/14), a few updates were provided regarding the 2015 CHS Band Trip to Disney World, in Orlando, FL. Here is a brief summary of those updates for those who need a reminder or were not able to attend.

  • Cost for students attending the trip is set at $600.00 and $700.00 for chaperones. Please be aware that there is a possibility of a little fluctuation in the final price due to transportation costs, which are determined closer to the travel date.
  • For those who have additional family members that would like to go to Disney World at the same time as the band, and will not be serving as chaperones, they will need to work directly with the travel agent to coordinate arrangements, accommodations etc. Please note that the discounted rates described above are only for band students and chaperones. The travel agent’s contact information is: Deanna Kiser; dkiser6@gmail.com
  • The Band Boosters began accepting $100.00 deposits for students and chaperones. If you were unable to pay your deposit last night, please do so as soon as possible so that an accurate count can begin to be assessed. You can send/pay your deposit to Mrs. Dothard at the CHS Band Room but please make sure to put it in a sealed envelope clearly marked for the band trip, that way these funds are not confused with normal band fees and can be forwarded to the Band Boosters. Please DO NOT send cash.
  • In the very near future we will have an online payment option on our website for making convenient payments towards the band trip via credit and debit cards.
  • There are at least two fundraisers opportunities planned between now and the trip to try and help families offset some of the trip costs. One will be a Coke related fundraisers during the summer, but more details on this and other options will be announced as they become available.

If you have any questions please contact the Band Office: 770-834-0550 or email: chstrojanbands@gmail.com

– Michael Post

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New CHS Band Communication Plan Announced

ImageIn an effort to ensure effective communication to all students, parents and supporters associated with the CHS Band program, Mr. Carr and the CHS Band Boosters announced a new comprehensive communication plan at last night’s parent meeting (5-13-14). The plan includes many different avenues of communication in an effort to provide multiple opportunities for pertinent information to reach everyone involved with the band program. The plan includes direct personal communication delivered in the classroom and at meetings, frequent and timely post made to the new website (https://chstrojanband.wordpress.com/) and subsequent posts to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. Also included is an email and texting options that should compliment the web-based portion of the plan very well. Note: If you would like to receive CHS Band emails, please make sure to follow our website. Additionally, the new website features a calender that will serve as a constant guide to any and all upcoming events. It is suggested that if you are able that you sync the band calendar with your mobile devices so that you are always up to date on scheduled events. The calendar is located here: https://chstrojanband.wordpress.com/calendar/ So get connected and stay informed! Please bookmark, favorite, follow and/or subscribe to one or all of the options available. CHS Band Booster Website/Blog https://chstrojanband.com/ • Convenient access to CHS Band information, forms, calendar, etc. CHS Band Twitter Feed @CHSTrojanBand • Information concerning the CHS Band and just-in-time updates CHS Band Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/chstrojanband • Information concerning the CHS Band and just-in-time updates CHS Band Google+ @ Google+ search: CHS Trojan Band • Information concerning the CHS Band and just-in-time updates CHS Band Text Text @chstro to 81010 to subscribe Or to receive text messages via email, send an email to: chstro@mail.remind101.com. • Information concerning the CHS Band and just-in-time updates  – Michael Post

Calendar Updated

Good evening!  

I wanted to apologize for the delay in finalizing the calendar for summer and next fall.  My goal was to keep things as similar as possible but without being here last year I had many things to consider before making the final decision.  Also, as you all know I am in between two jobs at the time.  This month is definitely one of the busiest of the year as you all know, and I just finished my final spring musical at South Paulding High School complete with late rehearsals all week long and 3 nights of performances.  Top that off with laryngitis and you start getting the picture of my previous week.  We will use the calendar linked to this website as our official calendar.  

As you see we have our first performance together on July 4 and are performing for live TV at the Corky Kell Classic in the second week of school!  It is going to be a GREAT year! 

I have filled out the calendar as fully as possible.  There are a few more dates for the colorguard during the summer that Ms. Shepherd and I spoke about, those dates will be posted soon.  Any changes to the calendar will be made as timely as possible and will be announced to keep everyone on the same page.  Also, since it is a Google Calendar you are able to sync it seamlessly with your smartphone and computers.  This will allow you to receive up to date information in real time.  Additionally, the calendar is synced to our home page where it lists upcoming events on the right side of our announcement feed.  

I have not been a part of the Carrollton High School Band Family long, but I am already learning how amazing our band boosters and volunteers are.  Thank you all for the warm welcome that you provided for my family and me.  We are excited about moving to Carrollton and being members of Carrollton community very soon.   Also, a very special thank you to Mr. Michael Post for setting up this new communication campaign.  The integration between WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Remind101, and others is seamless because of his vision.  Thank you for setting everything up, it is already proving to be an extremely valuable resource.  

 

Important Band Booster Information

ImageWe want to start by thanking everyone who came out yesterday to support the Band BBQ. We had some great food and a lot of fun. We were overwhelmed with the parents who came out to carry ice, set up, make sandwiches, make deliveries, etc. We actually saw Tony Antico sit down for a change we had so much help. What a great day and what a great fundraiser. Thanks to Joe and Allison Driver for putting everyone to work and making the day a non stressful one. We have a great organization and look forward to continuing the success. As the band played Battle Hymn for the seniors for their final hoorah, we then remember why we put so many hours into supporting these kids. We will say good bye to some great kids as we watch the next group become leaders and continue the tradition.

House Keeping Notes:

The band will have their spring concert and awards this evening. Please make every effort to attend to show your support for these kids. They have had a great year and we want to make sure they close out on a high note (Pun intended).

The band prom will be Saturday, May 10th. We will need volunteers to be chaperones as well as bringing finger foods and drinks. Please contact Ms. Dothard if you plan to help or bring food so she can make sure everything is organized.

As Nicole and I depart this evening as Band Presidents, we would like to say a big “Thank You” to everyone. We only fill a position but it takes everyone to make the program a success. Thanks to Mr. Cater and his staff for their support and taking care of OUR children. Whether you are an officer, pulling the flag, riding a bus, loading a truck, sewing a uniform… The list could go on forever. No one person can do everything and we are blessed to have a group of parents who make our jobs easy. We leave our booster club in the capable hands of Joe and Allison Driver. We will be there to support them in every way and challenge you to do the same. Thank you once again and we look forward to the future success of the program.

Lisa Gezon, one of our booster parents, is running for the parent representative of the new School Governing Team. If you would like to vote, the election will take place at the AMP on this evening (5/2/14) beginning at 5:30 –before the band concert.

Jeff and Nicole Jones
Your “Humbled” Booster Presidents