Month: March 2016

The 2016 Edition of the Band BBQ Kicks-Off Today!

BBQ_cI know it is hard to believe, but it’s time for our annual Carrollton High School Trojan Band BBQ!  The BBQ will be held on May 5, 2016 at Grisham Stadium at the visitors’ side concessions area between the hours of 11am and 6:45 p.m.

Tickets are available now through April 21, 2016 from any high school or 8th grade band parent, student, “or” at the Carrollton High School Band Room. And new this year, you can purchase your tickets online at: at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net. just please remember to have a digital or printed copy of your receipt available at time of pick up (May 5 – 11am-6:45pm). Regular tickets are available for $8.00 and provide a BBQ sandwich, chips, dessert, & a drink. Double sandwich tickets are available for $12.00 and provide two BBQ sandwiches, a bag of chips, one dessert, & a drink. In addition to a wonderful meal, each ticket sold is good for the band performance the evening of the event (time to be announced).

So please, get your ticket(s) today and support the Carrollton High School Band Program!

Current high school & 8th grade band parents, students and boosters:  Please remember to pick-up your BBQ fundraiser packet today (3/31/16) at the band room from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. If you are absolutely unable to pick up your BBQ fundraiser today, please stop by the band room as soon as possible and get yours from Mrs. Dothard. Every band student/family is expected to participate in this fundraiser by selling their allotted amount of BBQ tickets. Thanks you in advance for your efforts.

For your convenience, the CHS BBQ Parent Letter, and BBQ Sales Summary Sheet are available online on our Forms page, but the actual ticket packs can only be picked up at the band room.

If you have any questions regarding the Band BBQ, please contact the Band Office at 770-834-0550 or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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Wow… There Is A Lot Happening This Week!

Lots to doAs we head into the last week of March, we have yet another busy week ahead of us. Please review the list of items below so that you will be up-to-date and informed for another successful week.

  • Monday & Tuesday, Mar. 28-29, 2016 – A group of students from Mr. Joe Huls’ old high school in Michigan are traveling to a performance in Savannah, GA, and they will be stopping by in Carrollton overnight. We will be hosting them while they are in town.
    • Monday, Mar. 28; 7:00 p.m. – Our guests will eat dinner at American Pie Pizzeria. All Trojan band students, staff, and boosters are welcome to join us, but please make sure to bring money to pay for your meal.
    • Tuesday, Mar 29; 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. – Special morning treat for guest and Trojan band students.
    • Tuesday, Mar 29; 7:45 a.m. – Guest participate in first block; Wind Ensemble
    • Tuesday, Mar 29; 10:45 a.m. – Guest perform for CJHS 7th grade band classes
    • Tuesday, Mar 29; 12:00 p.m. – Guest depart for Savannah
  • Monday, Mar. 28, 2016; 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016; 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Winter Guard Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Student Leadership help prepare Band BBQ packets
  • Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016; ***RESCHEDULED for Thursday, April 14, 2016 due to expected inclement weather.*** Band students performing for Special Olympics on campus during 2nd block.    1st & 4th block students will need to get permission slips from Mrs. Dothard to be signed by their 2nd block teacher. Please wear your 2015 show shirts.
  • Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016; 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Winter Guard Rehearsal
    • Special pre-championship performance in the CJHS gym at 6:30pm
  • Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016; 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Placement auditions will take place after school.  Students will be able to sign-up for a time.  Auditions are required for all students to participate in the high school band and will determine class and chair placement.  Details regarding auditions can be found on the Band Auditions page of our website.
  • Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016; 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Band BBQ Fundraiser Kick-Off! Parents and student need to pick up Band BBQ information packets and begin selling! This is not a NYC17 fundraiser, but rather one our annual fundraisers to support general band booster efforts.
  • Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016, 2016; 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Coca-Cola products pick-up. If you participated in the Coca-Cola fundraisers this is time to come by and pick-up your orders for distribution to your customers.
  • Saturday & Sunday, April 2-3, 2016;SAPA Winter Guard Championship; .The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Arena, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Saturday, April 2, 2016; 6:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. – GIPA Championships Volunteer Opportunity at UWGWe have determined that we will NOT be able to perform this volunteer activity.

As always, if you have any questions, you can email Ms. Dothard at: barbara.dothard@carrolltoncityschools.net or the Band Office at 770-834-0550 or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.
CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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New York City Deposit Deadline Has Passed: Waiting List Now Open!

waitlist copyThank you to everyone who paid your deposits to secure your spot(s) on our upcoming trip to New York City during Spring Break 2017. We had an enormous response from students and chaperones alike, which testifies to the level of excitement that surrounds this adventure to the Big Apple!

While the deposit deadline of March 25, 2016 to secure your spot on our trip has now passed, there still may be the opportunity for you to go. We will now begin taking names for our NYC17 Waiting List. So if you missed the deposit deadline, please complete this form to be added to the Trip Waiting List in the event that more spots become available. Any available spots after March 25, 2016, will be filled on a first come, first served basis, according to the entry order of the waiting list.

We will not be accepting anymore deposits at this time, so please make sure to sign-up for our waiting list and one of the trip coordinators will contact you should a spot(s) become available.


For those who paid deposits or made additional payments before March 25, 2016, we hope to have updated trip statements ready to send out by email within the next couple of weeks. Your next trip payment of $150.00 is due April 22, 2016. Remember you can reference the payment schedule and amounts anytime by visiting the Forms page of our website and reviewing the link Cost & Payment Details. Trip payments can be made at the band room by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card or online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net. *Fees apply to credit/debit card or online payments.

For those who participated in the Coca-Cola fundraiser, we will work to apply your profit to your trip balances as soon as possible, but it could be 2-3 weeks while we sort everything out.

Remember you can check on your trip balances online any time via Charms.

If you have any questions regarding the trip or the fundraisers, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550 or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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Coca-Cola & Trip Deposit Turn-In Event

fridayWe will be having a Coca-Cola orders and NYC 17 Trip Deposit Turn-In event at the Band room tomorrow evening, Friday, March 25, 2016 from 5:30pm until 6:30pm. This will be the final opportunity to turn in orders for the Coca-Cola fundraisers. Make sure to bring completed order forms and corresponding payment(s).

It is also the deadline for making New York City trip deposits to secure a spot on the trip. Trip deposits and payments can be made during our turn-in event at the band room by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. You can also pay your deposit online tomorrow until 11:59pm at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net. *Fees apply to credit/debit card or online payments.

After tomorrow, March 25, anyone wishing to go on the trip will have their name(s) added to the trip waiting list, in the event that more spots are/become available. For full details about the trip, estimated cost, payment schedule, fundraisers, etc., please see our previous post, “Initial New York Trip Meeting Huge Success.”

If you have any questions regarding the trip or the fundraiser, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550 or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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New York Trip Deposits & Coca-Cola Orders Due Next Week

NYC171As another busy week winds down, we wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that the deadline for reserving your spot on the New York Trip is quickly approaching. Please remember that those wishing to go on the trip, (open to those who will be freshman-seniors at the time of the trip and adult chaperones), will need to pay the $100 non-refundable deposit by Friday, March 25, 2016 to secure a spot on the trip. After March 25, anyone wishing to go will have their name(s) added to the trip waiting list, in the event that more spots are/become available. For full details about the trip, estimated cost, payment schedule, fundraisers, etc., please see our previous post, “Initial New York Trip Meeting Huge Success.”

Trip deposits and payments can be made at the band room by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card or online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net. *Fees apply to credit/debit card or online payments.

Trips related forms can also be found on the Forms page of our website.

This is going to a remarkable trip that will provide a lifetime of memories, so don’t miss out. Get your deposits in by next Friday to secure your spot!


1426182101987Also, please remember if you are participating in the Coca-Cola Fundraiser to earn money toward the cost of your trip, all orders MUST be turned in by Friday, March 25th! Due to Coca-Cola imposed deadlines, no late orders can be accepted after this date. Order forms and corresponding payment(s) can be dropped off at the band by placing them in the Band Booster box located behind Mrs. Dothard’s desk.

If you have any questions regarding the trip or the fundraiser, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550 or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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