Important Things You Need to Know

NeedtoknowAs the beginning of band camp and the start of the new school year quickly approach, we wanted to take a minute to provide you with some important updates and information.

  • Band Camp Schedule Details:
    • Pre-Camp (Required for all members): July 21 – 25, 2014 • 8:00AM – 5:00PM • Lunch from 11:30AM – 1:00PM
      We will work on fundamentals and begin learning the show.
    • Order Garment & Duffel Bags: July 22, 2014 • 11:45AM – 1:30PM
      Ozier Apparel will be at the band room to take orders for garment and/or duffel Bags.
      Garment bags are required for Band & Percussion members. The cost is $44.00*
      Duffel bags are required for Color Guard members. The cost is $37.50*
      * 7/19/14 -The costs listed above are now updated to reflect this year’s cost for each item.
      Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
    • Order Band Shoes: July 23, 2014 • 11:45AM – 1:30PM
      March Master will be at the band room to take orders for band shoes (required for all members). Students will try on the shoes to ensure proper fit. If students already have band shoes from previous seasons and they still fit, they do not have to order another pair.  The cost is $38.00.
      March Master will only accept cash or credit cards (MC, VISA and AMEX).*
      * If you need to pay with a check, Ms. Dothard will accept checks for shoes made payable to CHS Band.  

    • Band Camp (Required for all members): July 28 – August 1, 2014 • 8:00AM – 8:00PM • Lunch from 11:30AM – 1:00PM • Dinner from 4:00PM – 5:30PM
      We will be joined by extra staff members so that students have an opportunity to learn from specialists on their instruments. Camp will culminate in a parent preview performance on Friday evening.
    • Trojan Night: August 1, 2014 • 6:00PM
      Trojan Night is a preview performance of the marching show and a way for the students to show what they have learned during the band camps. This is a beginning of the season family celebration, which includes great entertainment and a good meal.
  • Please Sign Up to Help Provide Band Staff Meals During the Second Week of Band Camp: For more details and to sign up, please see our post: Band Camp Volunteers Needed: Looking for “Somebody Else”
  • Water Donations: The Band Boosters and staff are asking that all students bring (4) cases of bottled water to band camp to help offset the cost of providing bottled water throughout band camp and the regular marching season.
  • Final Band Fee Payment Date: If you are utilizing the 3 payment installment plan, the final Band Fee payment date is Monday, July 28th. If you are unable to pay your Band Fees in full by this date,  there is an opportunity to make monthly or even weekly payments if you need to do so. To establish an extended payment agreement, 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. Provide this completed form to Mrs. Dothard as soon as possible.
  • Suggested Disney Trip Payment Schedule & Final Deadline: All Disney trip balances will be due in full by Monday, November 3rd, 2014. While all trip balances are sure to different slightly due to fundraiser participation and intermittent direct payments you may have made, the Band Boosters are recommending that you make regularly scheduled payments towards your Disney Trip balances to avoid any issues down the road. We are recommending that you plan to make a payment by the 1st Monday of each month. Amounts will can vary depending on your balance, but as an example of paying towards a student trip balance ($600), if you have not paid anything but the $100.00 deposit, then you would want to make payments of $125.00 by the 1st Monday of each month from August through November. If you would like to know your trip balance please email Rachel at Rachel_tate@bellsouth.net 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, this is a volunteer duties that she performs.

If you have any specific questions about any of these items, you can contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

We’ll see everybody next week!
CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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