Month: June 2014

Important Reminders for This Week

There are several items on our calendar for this week that we wanted to make sure everyone remembered or was made aware of.

  1. Coke Pick-Up Night is today (6/23/14) from 4pm-6pm! – For those who participated in the Coca-Cola Fundraiser, your orders have arrived at the band room for pick-up. Please come around to the side of the band room to the bay door. Also please remember that it is the seller’s responsibility to pick-up your entire order to distribute to your buyers. Individual buyers should not be sent to pick-up their orders at the band room.
  2. 2nd Installment of Marching Band Fees are now due – If you are paying for you band fees in installment payments, the 2nd payment is due this week. Remember band fees can be made in person to Mrs. Dothard, see our calendar to make sure the band room is open, or online via the High School’s main website, see this previous post for full details.
  3. First Full Band Rehearsal with Mr. Carr! – The first full band rehearsal with Mr. Carr will take place Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the CHS Band Room. Please make sure to be prepared and on time!

Remember if you ever need to check on current or upcoming events to visit our calendar page and website for all thing CHS Trojan Band.

We are looking forward to an exciting week as things are taking shape and preparations for a great season continue.

If you have any questions about any of these items, please email us at:

Joe & Allison Driver
CHS Band Booster Presidents

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CHS Band Supporters… Welcome to Moe’s… Spirit Nights!

moes-logoThe CHS Band Booster are very excited to announce CHS Band Spirit Nights at Moe’s Southwestern Grill, located at 1765 South Hwy. U.S. 27, Carrollton, GA. CHS Band Spirit Nights will take place the first Tuesday of every month, from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm, with the inaugural spirit night taking place Tuesday, July 1st, 2014.

Proceeds from spirit nights will help the Band Boosters to continue their steadfast support of our band students and band program. So make sure to tell your family, friends, and co-workers to help us support these spirit nights and enjoy a great meal while supporting a great group… the CHS Trojan Band!

So come on Trojan Nation… Show your band spirit southwestern style!!!

Joe & Allison Drvier
Band Booster Presidents


Coca-Cola Pick-up Night is This Monday!

ImageFor those who turned in Coca-Cola orders this week at our turn-in night, your orders will be ready to pick-up this coming Monday, June 23, from 4pm to 6pm at the band room. Please remember that it is the seller’s responsibility to come on this day and pick-up your entire order to distribute to your buyers. Individual buyers should not be sent to pick-up their orders at the band room.

If you have any questions regarding pick-up night please contact any Band Booster Officer or the Band Office at 770-834-0550.

CHS Band Boosters
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Turn-In Night & Trip Payment Opportunity Reminder

Turn-In NightThe Band Boosters will be at the CHS Band Room this coming Monday, June 16th, 2014, from 5pm till 7pm to accept order forms for the Coca-Cola fundraiser and trip payments for the Disney Trip to Orlando, FL.

This will be the one and only turn-in night for the Coca-Cola fundraiser, so if you participated in this fundraiser, you need to bring your Coca-Cola Fundraiser Order Form(s) as well as all money to turn-in night. Late orders cannot be accepted. Checks need to be made out to CHS Band Boosters. Please remember that pick-up day will be at the CHS Band Room the week before July 4th and that it is your responsibility to pick up your entire order and distribute to your customers.

This night will also serve as an opportunity to make Disney trip payments toward your trip balance. Payments made on turn-in night can be made in cash or check. Please make checks payable to CHS Band Boosters and designate for whom the payment is for on your check.

If you have any questions about the upcoming turn-in night, please email us at:

Joe & Allison Driver

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Convenient Online Disney Trip Payment Option Now Available

Pay OnlineThe CHS Trojan Band Boosters are pleased to announce that they have partnered with PayPal to offer the option of convenient online Disney trip payments. By partnering with this reputable service, parents will have the ability to make secure online payments towards the 2015 Disney trip using their credit or debit cards. To access this service click the “Make a Trip Payment” button at the bottom of this article or in the right-hand sidebar of our website. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have a PayPal account to utilize this service.

Making payments is fairly simple and straightforward. Simply click on the “Make a Trip Payment” button to begin. (click on any of the screen shot examples below to enlarge)

Step 1On the next screen that appears you will enter your “Donation” (payment) amount. (Don’t let this terminology scare you, it is simply phrased that way because we are a registered as a non-profit organization. Any and all payments you make online will be attributed to the appropriate student/chaperone trip account.) Next, if you have a PayPal account, you can simply log in and complete the payment. If you don’t have a PayPal account or wish to not use your PayPal account, you will need to click the “Continue” link located in the middle of the browser window under the “Don’t have a PayPal account?” header. This will open up the next window where you will enter your contact and payment method details.

Step 2Once you have entered all of this information, click the “Review Donation and Continue” button located at the bottom of the browser window.






Step 3This last screen is the most important because you will want to make sure you click the “Designate who this trip payment is for:” link under the Purpose details.  When you click this link, a text box will open and allow you to type the name of the person for whom this trip payment is for. Please make sure to complete this step as it will ensure your payment is properly credited to the right trip account.

Once you have entered this information and have reviewed the details of your payment, click the “Donate $ USD Now” button to complete your payment. You will receive a payment confirmation notice via the email address you provided when making your payment. Please make sure to retain a copy of these emails for your records.

Also keep in mind that these screens and options may be slightly different on different devices, i.e. mobile devices etc.

What happens next? Once you make a payment an email is sent to the Band Boosters notifying them. From that point the information will be forwarded to the Trip Account Coordinator, Rachel Tate, where she will credit the payment to the designated trip account and update any outstanding balance. Since, this is a manual process please allow 2-3 days for this process to be completed.

NOTE: Using the online payment option will have associated convenience fees (2.2% +.30) that will be assessed on any online payments before being credited to your trip account. As a rule of thumb, for every $100.00 you pay online, you should add $2.50 to your actual payment total. If at any time you would like to know your trip balance please email Rachel at and she will provide you with a current balance according to the latest information she has. Again, please allow a reasonable time for a response because as with most of us, these are volunteer duties that we perform.

Please note: This specific payment option is ONLY for Disney Trip Payments. Please do not attempt to pay regular Band Fees via this option. Those payments can be made online via the school’s official online payment system which is located on the high school’s homepage, in the upper right corner.

If you encounter technical issues with the PayPal site, please contact their technical support staff at: 1-888-221-1161. They are available from 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time Monday through Friday and 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time Saturday and Sunday. If you have general questions about online payments please contact the Band Boosters at:

Lastly, traditional payment methods are still available, this is simply just another avenue that we have added for everyone convenience. If you wish to drop payments off at the band room, please check the calendar to make sure the band room is open and remember that all Disney payments must be in an envelope labeled: DISNEY TRIP and include the student’s or chaperone’s name, date, and amount. Please do not use cash. Check should be made out to CHS Band Booster.

Make a online payment now!

Convenience fees of (2.2% +.30) will be assessed on online payments before being credited to trip accounts.


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