Month: November 2014

Quick Reminders

As you continue to enjoy your holiday weekend, we wanted to give you some quick reminders for the coming week.

  • Full Band Parade Practice: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in the CHS band room.
  • Band Booster Meeting – Mandatory for Disney Parents/Students: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CHS Band Room. This meeting will serve two purposes, to hold a vote on proposed amendments to the Band Booster Bylaws, details can be found here, and to release/go over important details about our fast-approaching Disney Trip.
  • Moe’s Band Spirit Night – This month’s CHS Band Spirit Night is Tuesday (12/2/14), from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Make plans to join us at Moe’s Southwestern Grill, located at 1765 South Hwy. U.S. 27, Carrollton, GA. Proceeds from our spirit nights help the Band Boosters continue their support of our band students and band program.
  • Spirit Items Orders: This round of orders for Trojan Band spirit items will close on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. This will probably be our last order, except for Disney shirts, until next summer, so make sure to get your order in before the deadline. For more details about what is available and how to order, please see here.
  • Holiday Wishes Christmas Parade: Thursday, December 4, 2014 – Itinerary and details still to come…. watch our social feeds for updates.
  • Make sure to participate in our Competition Naming Poll: Vote here.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Boosters

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Help Us Name Our Band Competition!

voteIn case you haven’t heard the buzz, the Carrollton Trojan Band Program plans to host its very own marching band competition next year. We are very early in the stages of planning but are already super excited about the potential of this competition for our program and the community.

One of the first tasks we have is choosing a name that will represent this premiere event as “The Gold Standard in Marching Band Competitions.” So we’d like your input! The poll below provides a list of proposed names selected by members of the Competition Committee, so please take a minute to review the list and let us know what your favorite choice is for the name of our competition. The poll opens today (11/25/2014) and will remain open until 11:59pm on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014. This poll is open to everyone in our band community and you can vote as many times as you want, but you can only vote for one name per day. Poll results will be taken under consideration by the Competition Committee at its Dec. 11th meeting, when a name will be chosen.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact us at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Boosters Competition Committee

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Official Notice Of Proposed Amendments To The Band Booster Bylaws

The proposed amendments to the Band Booster bylaws are up for consideration and vote by the Band Booster membership for adoption at a co-purpose meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00pm.

Amendment I: Proposed to Article II: Purpose. A proposal to add the words “School Administration,” to the first  bullet point and strike the words “of parents” from the third bullet point under the purposes of the Band Boosters. This amendment is proposed to removed limitation of membership to only parents of current students, in concert with subsequent amendments to extend opportunity for membership to band alumni and parents of band alumni.

(Current Language)

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

The purpose of the Band Boosters shall be:

  • To provide, in concert with the Board of Education and Band Directors, the foundation for which the band program at Carrollton High School maintains its prominence

  • To provide inspiration, guidance and assistance to all band students and staff in order to develop and sustain high performing band programs at Carrollton High School

  • To build and maintain an organization of parents which will assist with the general activities of the high school band programs

  • To foster closer ties among the parents of younger Carrollton Band students, thereby strengthening the entire band program

(Proposed Language)

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

The purpose of the Band Boosters shall be:

  • To provide, in concert with the Board of Education, School Administration, and Band Directors, the foundation for which the band program at Carrollton High School maintains its prominence

  • To provide inspiration, guidance and assistance to all band students and staff in order to develop and sustain high performing band programs at Carrollton High School

  • To build and maintain an organization which will assist with the general activities of the high school band programs

  • To foster closer ties among the parents of younger Carrollton Band students, thereby strengthening the entire band program

Amendment II: Proposed to Article III: Membership. A proposal to reword the conditions of membership to extend the opportunity to band alumni and parents of band alumni and further allow for the assessment of annual dues from all member. Further clarification is added to describe the determination of and annual period for said dues.

(Current Language)

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Members: The members of the Band Boosters shall consist of all parents and/or guardians of students participating in the Carrollton High School Band program. No dues are assessed for membership. The Band Director shall be an ex-officio member of the Band Boosters.

(Proposed Language)

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Members: The members of the Band Boosters shall consist of parents and/or guardians of students currently participating in the Carrollton High School Band program, parents and/or guardians of former students of the Carrollton High School Band program or Carrollton High School Band alumni, who pay annual Band Booster membership dues in full. Annual membership dues, determined by the Executive Board, will be per family, and will cover the period July 1- June 30. The Band Director shall be an ex-officio member of the Band Boosters.

Amendment III: Proposed to Article IV: OFFICERS: Section 6: The Board of Directors. A proposal to reword sub-point (a) to remove the offices of Group Captains as part of the Board of Directors and add Band Director. Further, removal of sub-point (b), which details the nomination and service of Group Captains. The Group Captains office(s) are one that are no longer valid and no longer exist under current Band Booster structures.

(Current Language)

Section 6: The Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors shall:

a. consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary/Publicist, Treasurer, and the Group Captains

b. The Group Captains shall serve a two-year term and shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected at the spring general meeting in the same fashion as the officers.

c. constitute a quorum with a simple majority of the total number of the group for a vote

d. have only one vote per position. If a person holds more than one position on the Board, that person shall have only one vote

e. review recommendations for changes, i.e.-fundraising, budget recommendation from the Budget Committee, nominations for officers, before the vote by the general membership.

(Proposed Language)

Section 6: The Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors shall:

a. consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary/Publicist, Treasurer, and the Band Director

b. constitute a quorum with a simple majority of the total number of the group for a vote

c. have only one vote per position. If a person holds more than one position on the Board, that person shall have only one vote

d. review recommendations for changes, i.e.-fundraising, budget recommendation from the Budget Committee, nominations for officers, before the vote by the general membership.

Amendment IV: Proposed to Article VIII: Finances: Section 8: Operating Budget. A proposal to reword to include the category of dues as part of the Band Booster’s Operating Budget.

(Current Language)

Section 8. Operating Budget: The Band Boosters annual operating budget shall be based on and supported by fund-raising revenues from the previous year. A minimum of 3% of these revenues must be set aside for contingency purposes. These funds may be kept in the Band Boosters main holding account for easy access if needed for emergencies.

(Proposed Language)

Section 8. Operating Budget: The Band Boosters annual operating budget shall be based on and supported by membership dues and fund-raising revenues from the previous year. A minimum of 3% of these revenues must be set aside for contingency purposes. These funds may be kept in the Band Boosters main holding account for easy access if needed for emergencies.

Amendment V: Proposed to Article X:  Amendments: Section 1. Amendment Process:  A proposal to amend the language to clarify voting rights for members as outlined in pending amendments to previous Articles. Further to clarify sub-point (b) that due notice includes electronic forms of communication.

(Current Language)

Section 1. Amendment Process: The Carrollton High School Band Booster Club, Inc. Bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 vote of those present at any regular meeting of the organization provided:

a. that a proposed amendment has been read at the previous regular meeting or

b. that a notice in writing setting forth such proposed amendment shall have been sent to each member at least 10 days prior to the meeting at which such is finally passed upon

(Proposed Language)

Section 1. Amendment Process: The Carrollton High School Band Booster Club, Inc. Bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 vote of those members present at any regular meeting of the organization provided:

a. that a proposed amendment has been read at the previous regular meeting or

b. that a notice setting forth such proposed amendment(s) shall have been provided at least 10 days prior to the meeting at which such is finally passed upon. Acceptable forms of notice include, but are not limited to, written or electronic forms of communications.

Back By Popular Demand & Just In Time For Christmas!

ItemsDue to numerous requests, we are going to open up a second round of orders for the CHS Trojan Band spirit items. Items include: a hoodie, a sweatshirt, a baseball cap, a car magnet and a vinyl auto window decal. To get your band spirit items you can download the order form from this link: CHS Trojan Band spirit item order form or pick one up from Mrs. Dothard at the CHS Band Room.

To allow time for these items to get back before Winter Break and in time for Christmas, order forms and payments must be turned in by Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. No orders will be accepted without payments and no extras of the hoodies, sweatshirts or caps will be ordered. Please make checks payable to Trojan Band Boosters. Orders forms and payments should be dropped off at the band room in an sealed, clearly marked envelope and deposited in the Band Booster box located on the wall behind Ms. Dothard’s desk. Make sure to include your completed order form and payment. Please address any questions to: chstrojanbands@gmail.com

To see examples of the spirit items currently available, click on the appropriate thumbnail below.
Please note these are for example purposes only, final products could vary slightly.

 Hoodie_Example CHS Trojan Band
Black Hoodie –
Screen printed with distressed design
 Sweatshirt_Example CHS Trojan Band
Black Sweatshirt
– Screen printed with distressed design
 MainLogoHat-01 CHS Trojan Band
Black Adjustable Baseball Style Cap: –
Embroidered
MainLogoONLYMagnetLarge CHS Trojan Band
Car Magnet
 MainLogoONLYDecal-01 CHS Trojan Band
Vinyl Car Window Decal

 

All-In-One Order Pick-Up This Week!

orderCan you believe how fast the month of November is going by! It is already time to pick up your All-In-One Orders at the end of this week. All orders need to be picked up your either on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 9:00am-6:00pm or on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Please remember to bring the white copy of your order form to help us confirm and pull your order efficiently. Also, please remember that any items not picked up by noon on Saturday, November 22, 2014 will be donated to local charities.

All-In-One Sellers: This is your prompt to make sure and remind all of your customers this week about the pick-up days. We don’t want anyone to miss their yummy fruit and/or meat products! So reach out to them and let’s finish this event successfully.

Finally, we will need lots of help on each pick-up day… so if you can help, even for just an hour, make sure to sign-up on our Volunteer page or Sign-Up Here.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Boosters

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