Month: July 2016

After a Highly Successful Band Camp… What’s Next?

FullSizeRender_1What a tremendous past two weeks of camp! Extremely proud of our students, staff, and parents. Thank you to our parents who volunteered with providing waters, keeping our facilities tidy, providing food for staff, helping students with breakfast and lunch, and your moral support of your children! We couldn’t have been as successful without you. Thank you to our staff who taught our students both weeks, we have had a great start and I look forward to continue to build on what we have accomplished throughout the season. You guys are rock stars and I appreciate your dedication to our students!  Thank you to our students who pushed themselves during these extremely hot weeks. The preview performance that you provided on Friday night was fantastic! The skits were entertaining and the show was impressive! What an exciting start to our season!

Students: Please continue to hydrate daily. Although our practices will be shorter than they were these past few weeks, if you are not hydrated they could be tough. By being hydrated you will remain cool and be able to perform with optimal energy. We only have a few rehearsals left before our first football game. Let’s make the most of them as we prepare for exciting performances!

Please continue to check the website often and refer to the calendar as we have a busy season ahead. We will remind you often of what is upcoming, but it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure that you keep up with the schedule. Our success relies on everyone’s full participation.  Let’s continue to work diligently to make this year the best that it can be for our seniors, who have only one season left.  Let’s cherish every moment together and make it the best year possible!

Here is what is upcoming:

Schedule and events for this coming week (8/1/16 – 8/5/16):

  • Full Band Practice Schedule:
    • Monday & Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, 3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • NYC 17 Trip Meeting: Monday, 6:45 p.m.; Don Hall Band Room
  • Moe’s Band Spirit Night: Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Moe’s of Carrollton
  • First Day of School: Thursday; CHS starts at 8:20 a.m.; releases at 3:12 p.m.

If you have any questions, 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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Trojan Night Festivities

Trojan NightAs the students and staff continue their hard work at band camp this week, the boosters are busy preparing for an awesome Trojan Night!

Trojan Night is a preview performance of the new marching show and a way for the students to show what they have learned during band camp. This is a beginning-of-the-season family celebration, which includes a good meal, great entertainment, and concludes with the time-honored candlelight ceremony. This year we will also be starting a new tradition as we return the Legacy Sword to the Trojan Nation until October when it will presented to the next Grand Champion of the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition.

Trojan night will be this Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6:00pm. Those joining us for the meal, we will start in the High School Cafeteria and then go to the stadium around 7:00pm. If you plan to attend the meal, please take a moment to RSVP here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/rsvpR.asp?v=2982979 (If for some reason the link does not work, simply visit our Charms calendar and look for/click on the RSVP logo on Friday, July 29th).

Finally, we will need lost of help to make this night a success. We need grillers, people to set-up, serve, and clean-up… and let’s not forget desserts… LOTS AND LOTS OF DESSERTS!!! So please, take a minute and sign-up to help make this Trojan Night a great one. Sign-up Here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=2982979

If you have any questions, 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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Wrapping up Week One and Getting Ready for Band Camp Week Two

Rnd2Well, as the end of week one of band camp is quickly approaching, let us first say how proud we are of the students and how much everyone has accomplished together, but let’s also remember we have another week to prepare for. Please see the reminders below about the remaining items for this week and upcoming items for next week.

  • Volunteers Needed: We still have a Gazillion opportunities to volunteer during the final days of week one and for the upcoming second week of band camp, with a wide-range of duties, tasks, and assignments. Some are volunteering on-site and other may just be preparing or dropping of food. So we need everyone to commit to helping during these very times.  The sign-ups are to numerous to link individually, so please just visit our Charms calendar here and click the little multicolored hands, which means “Volunteer!,” and sign-up for as many opportunities to help as you can stand.
  • FREE Breakfast & Lunch still available for second week of band camp: Free breakfast and lunch will also be available for the second week of band camp for those that sign-up for it in advance. If you wish to take advantage of these free meals, please complete the associated request forms below by July 23rd for week two.  (Menus can be found here: Breakfast menuLunch menu)
    • Week Two Breakfast – Sign-up  (Those who sign up for breakfast need to report to band room by 7:30am- practice starts promptly at 8:00am!)
    • Week Two Lunch – Sign-up
  • Band Camp Schedules & Other Details:
    • Football Program Band Photos: We will take full band and sections photos on Friday, July 22 starting at 6:30pm. We are hoping the be finished with pictures on both days by about 8:30pm.
    • Band Camp Week II (Required for all members): July 25 – July 29, 2016 8:00am – 9:00pm • Lunch from 11:30am – 1:00pm • Dinner from 4:30pm – 6:00pm (breakfast & lunch provided if you sign-up- see above; dinner not provided)
      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. Parents will need to send or bring lunch each day if you are not taking advantage of / signing up for the free lunch being offered by the school. Parents will need to send or bring dinner for your student(s) each day.
    • Oziers to return for those show still need to Order Duffel Bags & Band Jackets: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 • Noon – 1:00PM • Ozier Apparel will be at the band room again to take orders for duffel bags and band jackets for those who missed them last week. Duffel bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.  The cost will be $37.50. Band jackets are required for all band members. The cost will be $65.00*. (*Please note, this is the correct price for the jackets. The $55.00 originally posted was in error, but was/will be honored for those who purchased/paid for jackets on Friday, July 22, 2016, all others will be expected to remit the true purchase price of $65.00) Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
    • CHS Trojan Business Day: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. Students are assigned various times that are to report to the high school cafeteria to take care of varies items in preparation for the start of school. Students are asked to handle their business as expeditiously as possible so that the disruption to band camp activities are minimized.
    • Pay for Garment Bags: Garment bags are required for all members to travel with the band uniform.   Pay the $5.00 to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.
    • Pay for Flip Folders: All students are required to own a flip folder to organize their music in the stands.  Each flip folder is $5.00.  Please bring the $5.00 in cash at the same time you pay for your garment bag to Ms. Dothard.  Extra pages for flip folders are also available for $.50 each.
    • Trojan Night: July 29, 2016 • 6:00PM – Please RSVP is you plan to attend the meal – RSVP here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/rsvpR.asp?v=2982979   (If for some reason the link does not work, simply visit our Charms calendar and look for/click on the RSVP logo on Friday, July 29th)
      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 a good meal, great entertainment, and concludes with the return of the Legacy Sword and the candlelight ceremony.
  • Water Donations: The Band Boosters and staff are asking that all students bring four cases of bottled water to band camp to help offset the cost of providing bottled water throughout band camp and the regular marching season. This small act really makes a difference throughout the whole year as we provide hydration for our students. If you prefer not to lug four cases of water around, you can alternatively just donate $10.00 and we’ll take care of securing the waters. Donations should be put in an envelop marked “WATER” and placed int he booster box located behind Mrs. Dothard’s desk.

  • Final Band & Color Guard Fee Payment Date: If you are utilizing the 3 payment installment plan, the final Band Fee payment date is Monday, July 25th.

  • NYC 17 Payments due:  Friday, July 22nd

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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Volunteers still needed

Good morning!

I hope that this post finds you well!  First off, thank you to everyone who is pulling together to make band camp a success for our students!  I really appreciate everyone pulling together even more while I am still at UGA finishing up the first semester of an Ed D program.  Mr. Robichaux, Mr. Huls, Ms. Menendez and our camp staff are doing a great job keeping everything running for our students.

 

  • Volunteers Needed for both weeks of Band Camp:  The sign-ups are to numerous to link individually, so please just visit our Charms calendar here and click the little multicolored hands, which means “Volunteer!,” and sign-up for as many opportunities to help as you can stand.
  • Helpers are needed to facilitate student pick up of the free breakfast/lunch.  It is titled “Breakfast or Lunch Duty,” but all that happens is you help transfer the food in coolers from the cafeteria to the band room for the students and then help pass the food out to the students who signed up for it.
  • Helpers are needed to help provide meals for band camp staff.  We ask parents to provide the meals because the staff stays on campus while supervising the students.  Also, it helps us retain the best staff since we do not pay them much for their time.  This is listed as “Staff Lunch on the calendar”

Thank you all so much!
Mr. Carr

Very Important Things You Need to Know – July 2016

NeedtoknowAs the beginning of band camp quickly approaches, we wanted to take a minute to provide you with several important details and information. Please take time to read through each one.

  • FREE Breakfast & Lunch available both weeks of band camp: A new feature of camp this year is that breakfast and lunch can be provided by the school both weeks, free of charge, if you sign-up for it in advance. If you wish to take advantage of these free meals, please complete the associated request forms below by July 16th, 2016 for week one and July 22nd for week two.  (Menus can be found here: Breakfast menuLunch menu)
    • Week One Breakfast – Sign-up  (Those who sign up for breakfast need to report to band room by 7:30am- practice starts promptly at 8:00am!)
    • Week One Lunch – Sign-up
    • Week Two Breakfast – Sign-up  (Those who sign up for breakfast need to report to band room by 7:30am- practice starts promptly at 8:00am!)
    • Week Two Lunch – Sign-up
  • Band Camp Schedules & Other Details:
    • Band Camp Week I (Required for all members): July 18 – 22, 2016 • 8:00am – 3:00pm • Lunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (breakfast & lunch only provided if you sign-up; see above)
      We will work on fundamentals and begin learning the show. Parents will need to send or bring lunch for your student(s) each day if you are not taking advantage of / signing up for the free lunch being offered by the school.
    • Pay for Garment Bags: Garment bags are required for all members to travel with the band uniform.   Pay the $5.00 to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.
    • Pay for Flip Folders: All students are required to own a flip folder to organize their music in the stands.  Each flip folder is $5.00.  Please bring the $5.00 in cash at the same time you pay for your garment bag to Ms. Dothard.  Extra pages for flip folders are also available for $.50 each.
    • Order Duffel Bags & Band Jackets: July 22, 2016 • 11:45am – 1:30PM • Ozier Apparel will be at the band room to take orders for duffel bags and band jackets. Duffel bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.  The cost will be $37.50. Band jackets are required for all band members. The cost will be $65.00. Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
    • Order Band Shoes & Guard Gloves: July 22 2016 • 11:45pm – 2:00pm • 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 for marching band shoes is $41.00. They will also be taking orders for Ever Dri Guard Gloves (color guard gloves), which will be $16.00  March Master will only accept cash or credit cards (MC, VISA and AMEX). Please try to have exact amount if sending cash.
    • CHS Trojan Business Day: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. Students are assigned various times that are to report to the high school cafeteria to take care of varies items in preparation for the start of school. Students are asked to handle their business as expeditiously as possible so that the disruption to band camp activities are minimized.
    • Band Camp Week II (Required for all members): July 25 – July 29, 2016 8:00am – 9:00pm • Lunch from 11:30am – 1:00pm • Dinner from 4:30pm – 6:00pm (breakfast & lunch provided if you sign-up- see above; dinner not provided)
      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. Parents will need to send or bring lunch each day if you are not taking advantage of / signing up for the free lunch being offered by the school. Parents will need to send or bring dinner for your student(s) each day.
    • Trojan Night: July 29, 2016 • 6:00PM – Please RSVP is you plan to attend the meal – RSVP here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/rsvpR.asp?v=2982979   (If for some reason the link does not work, simply visit our Charms calendar and look for/click on the RSVP logo on Friday, July 29th)
      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 a good meal, great entertainment, and concludes with the return of the Legacy Sword and the candlelight ceremony.
  • Volunteers Needed for both weeks of Band Camp: We have a Gazillion opportunities to volunteer during band camp, with a wide-range of duties, tasks, and assignments. Some are volunteering on-site and other may just be preparing or dropping of food. So we need everyone to commit to helping during these very busy, but productive weeks.  The sign-ups are to numerous to link individually, so please just visit our Charms calendar here and click the little multicolored hands, which means “Volunteer!,” and sign-up for as many opportunities to help as you can stand.
  • Water Donations: The Band Boosters and staff are asking that all students bring four cases of bottled water to band camp to help offset the cost of providing bottled water throughout band camp and the regular marching season. This small act really makes a difference throughout the whole year as we provide hydration for our students. If you prefer not to lug four cases of water around, you can alternatively just donate $10.00 and we’ll take care of securing the waters. Donations should be put in an envelop marked “WATER” and placed int he booster box located behind Mrs. Dothard’s desk.
  • Final Band & Color Guard Fee Payment Date: If you are utilizing the 3 payment installment plan, the final Band Fee payment date is Monday, July 25th.
  • Football Program Band Photos: We will be taking the band photos for the Trojan football program on Thursday & Friday, July 21 & 22, 2016. We will be doing seniors and their parents on Thursday, July 21 beginning at 7:30pm. Parents of seniors need to attend to have your photo taken with your senior.  We will take full band and sections photos on Friday, July 22 starting at 6:30pm. We are hoping the be finished with pictures on both days by about 8:30pm.

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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