Month: October 2016

Happy Halloween – Looking At The Week Ahead

1525184_300511906822929_7826814099258231513_nHappy Halloween Trojan Nation! As our regular football season comes to a close this Friday, we will be celebrating our Seniors at Senior Night! We are so proud of each and every one of them and hope they enjoy what could be their last marching performance inside Grisham Stadium. At this point we do know that the Trojans will be playing in the GHSA football playoffs this year, but we are not 100% sure who or where they will be playing, so please stay tune! On a side note, depending on how far the Trojans go, we could still be playing football into the second weekend in December! So please let Mr. Carr know if your family has already planned to be out of town the Friday of Thanksgiving, otherwise, if we are still playing at that point and you are in town, you are expected to be at the game.

Now let’s look at the week ahead.

Week at a glance:

  • Practice schedule this week
    • Monday – No practice
    • Tuesday – Symphonic Band and Concert Band Students: 3:456:15pm rehearsal
    • Thursday – Full Marching Band 3:30pm6:30pm rehearsal
  • Friday – Teacher Workday (NO SCHOOL) – Senior Night Football Game;  full itinerary below
    • Friday – “After the Game Band Hangout” at American Pie Pizzeria in Carrollton in honor of our Seniors – after game until 11:00pm. (see details below)

Friday’s Full Itinerary

  • 6:15PM – Students in full uniform
  • 7:00pm – Pregame warm-up
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm – Official student pick-up/release*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

To volunteer your time and talents, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

Senior Night “After Game Band Hangout” at American Pie Pizzeria, Carrollton

After Friday’s game, we will have an “After the Game Band Hangout” at American Pie Pizzeria in Carrollton in honor of our Seniors. American Pie will be opening the restaurant after next Friday night’s game (11/4/16) specifically for the Carrollton Trojan Band from 9:30pm until 11:00pm. All Trojan Band students and supporters are invited to come and celebrate our seniors, unwind, and enjoy some great food and fun. Students will need to bring money if they plan to eat, $10.00 should be plenty, and make their own arrangements for transportation to the restaurant and then home. Please make sure students are picked-up promptly at or before 11:00pm. This activity is completely optional.

Concert Season Reminders

  • Students who did not order new concert uniforms need to make sure they can find everything and that it still fits.
  • Our first concert is next Tuesday, November 8th, at 7pm… Yes, election night 🙂  So please take advantage of early voting so you don’t miss the concert!

As always, 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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How do you define success?

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Saturday marked the end of our competitive marching season and the culmination of the creative effort of our band program this fall.  What a tremendous victory for all of the members of our team: Students, Parents, and Staff!  Traveling to a highly competitive arena and not only holding our own but setting standards in drum major, color guard, and percussion is a great accomplishment.  I am very proud to work with a program that is all in for our students and their goals.

Our students have given a true effort all season long and honing their standards and talents daily.  The legacy left by our passionate seniors continues to be an inspiration, paving the way for our future.  It is exciting to see all of our students working together to improve both individual and group goals then watching them celebrate for each other! The feeling that they celebrated on Saturday coming off the field and rallying together will be cherished forever.

Our parents continue to impress me by continually providing support through time, effort, and finance to allow our students to reach their goals.  Thank you to everyone who volunteers as chaperones, hauling equipment, pulling the flag, organizing events, arrives early to prepare for the students, stays late to help make sure all students are picked up, helps tidy our facility, builds props (and continues to troubleshoot them until all hours of the night), transports equipment and people, maintains our vehicles, feeds our students, balances our checkbook, maintains uniforms, and just loves on our kids.  I am sure there are countless other items that you are providing for our children and I just want to express sincere gratitude to the continued efforts – we are successful because of you – Thank you!

Our staff is very talented and passionate.  We are very fortunate to have staff members who provide their absolute best for the students everyday.  Our staff designed a tremendous show with custom drill, music, light effects, and choreography.  Mr. Huls, Mr. Robichaux, Ms. Menendez, Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Lyman, Mr. Lingrell, and Ms. Reed, thank you for your extraordinary efforts for our program.  We couldn’t have done this without you!

This has been an extremely successful year thanks to all of you!  Very excited to continue supporting our Trojan Football team on Friday nights and celebrating our seniors final year as they continue to shape our program for our future.

This week we will not have marching band rehearsal on Monday or Tuesday.  Our Wind Ensemble will use our scheduled rehearsal time on Tuesday to prepare for the upcoming concert.  The other concert bands will use scheduled rehearsal times next week to prepare for the upcoming November 8th concert. Below is a quick glance of this week!

  • Monday: ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF 
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble 3:45-6:15
  • Thursday: Full Marching Band 3:45-5:30
  • Friday: NYC Trip Payment Due & Varsity Football Game

Friday’s Full Itinerary

  • Away vs. Paulding County 
  • 4:15PM Load
  • 4:30PM Dinner (provided by boosters)
  • 5:15PM Report in Full Uniform
  • 5:30PM Depart for PCHS
  • Approx. 11:00PM Return back to CHS*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

To volunteer your time and talents, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.


Spring 2017 New York Trip Monthly Payment Due

October 28, 2016
  • Payment & Account Expectations: With the boosters having to commit funds towards non-refundable tickets now, all accounts are expected to be caught-up or within two payments of being current by October 31 2016. Any account with a balance of $600 or greater after 10/31/16 will be notified that they are at risk of being dropped from the trip and refunded any payments, less the non-refundable deposits.
  • Registering with Travel Agency: All current trip participants need to follow the instructions found at the end of the following presentation (Travel Agent Presentation-Updated Trip Itinerary-10-11-16) to provide their personal information for their travel documents, as well as notify them of any special needs like allergies, etc. *** Note, any issues you have with the registration process should be directed our travel agent: Mark Drury, Super Holiday Tours, (d) 321-319-1153, (c) (678) 520-1766, mdrury@superholiday.com
  • Rooming Assignments and Departure Preferences: Mr. Carr will begin the process of assigning rooms and taking departure preferences in the next couple of weeks.

As always, 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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Inspired Performance Leads The Band Into Another Exciting Week

inspiredWhat an incredibly inspired performance Saturday at the Yellow Jacket Classic in Rockmart!  Undoubtedly there were people who left there changed by your performance and I am incredibly proud to be your director!  Thank you for being so dedicated to our program.  It is not easy sometimes because everyone has very busy lives and so many priorities, but I appreciate you making this a priority and giving it your all.  This is our last week of our competitive season and I am looking forward to finishing strong!

The Week Ahead

  • Practice schedule this week
    • Monday & Tuesday: 3:45-6:15pm
    • Thursday: 3:30-6:30pm – (changed this week due to football playoffs being held at stadium)
  • Thursday, 10/20/16 – All-In-One Turn-In night (5:00pm – 7:00pm)
  • Friday, 10/21/16 – Varsity football game and 8th Grade Night;  full itinerary below
  • Saturday, 10/22/16 – Jacksonville State University Marching Band Competition;   full itinerary below; *Notes for parents: General Admission: $7.00 per person / Children 6 years old and under, free. Parking is $5.00; Competition website: http://www.jsucontestofchampions.com/

8th Grade Night – Friday Night

  • 5:00PM – Welcome the 8th Graders and pass out their shirts
  • 5:15PM – Dinner (pizza) provided by the boosters for HS & 8th graders
  • 6:15PM – HS Students in full uniform
  • 6:30PM – Warm-Up
  • 7:10PM – Pre-Game
  • 10:00pm – Student pick-up/release*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

JSU Competition on Saturday

  • 11:00AM – Warm-Up
  • 2:00PM – Load Instruments
  • 2:45PM – Depart CHS
  • 4:00PM – (3:00PM CST) Dinner at Golden Corral in Oxford, AL (Students will need to have $8.00 for their dinner)
  • 5:00 PM – (4:00PM CST) Depart Golden Corral
  • 6:00PM – (5:00PM CST) Arrive at JSU and Change into uniform
  • 7:30PM – (6:30PM CST) Warm-Up
  • 8:30PM – (7:30PM CST) Performance
  • 10:00PM – (9:00PM CST) Awards
  • 12:00AM – 11:00PM CST) Depart for CHS
  • 1:30AM EST – Arrive back at CHS*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

FRIDAY: Students should were band shorts, black band shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

SATURDAY: Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

To volunteer your time and talents this FRIDAY, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

To volunteer your time and talents this SATURDAY, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

All-In-One Fundraiser Turn-In Night

Please don’t forget about our All-In-One fundraiser! This is the final week of the fundraiser as all orders and unused sales materials are to be turned in this Thursday from 5pm-7pm at the band room. Students and boosters, please do your part to support this fundraiser by selling your share. Also, don’t forget about our new incentive program where we will have drawings for three separate $100 gift cards for students selling at least 10 items! Once a student reaches 10 items sold,  they will get another entry into the drawing for every five additional items they sell… so the more you sell, the more chances you have to win a gift card!

As always, 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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NYC 17 Trip Updates

PrintWe had a trip update meeting this past Tuesday and wanted to post the notes and the presentation by our travel agent as a recap and for those that could not attend.

Quick Meeting Summary:

  • Transportation Update: We were able to secure flights at an acceptable price with Southwest so we will be able to fly to New York now… YAY!
  • Trip Dates/Itinerary Changes: To be able to secure the flights we had to change the trip dates from April 5-8, 2017 to April 6-9, 2017 (Thursday-Sunday). The updated itinerary can be found here: Travel Agent Presentation-Updated Trip Itinerary-10-11-16
  • Payment & Account Expectations: With the boosters having to commit funds towards non-refundable tickets now, all accounts are expected to be caught-up or within two payments of being current by October 31 2017. Any account with a balance of $750 or greater after 10/31/16 will be notified that they are at risk of being dropped from the trip and refunded any payments, less the non-refundable deposits.
  • Registering with Travel Agency: All current trip participants need to follow the instructions found at the end of the following presentation (Travel Agent Presentation-Updated Trip Itinerary-10-11-16) to provide their personal information for their travel documents, as well as notify them of any special needs like allergies, etc. *** Note, any issues you have with the registration process should be directed our travel agent: Mark Drury, Super Holiday Tours, (d) 321-319-1153, (c) (678) 520-1766, mdrury@superholiday.com
  • Rooming Assignments and Departure Preferences: Mr. Carr announced he will begin the process of assigning rooms and taking departure preferences towards the end of October, after competition season.
  • Future Meeting(s): We will hold additional meetings as necessary after the first of the year, as we get closer to our departure date, to discuss luggage, packing suggestions, etc., as well as answer any specific questions you may have.

As always, 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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Thank You For Your Support of The Legacy of Champions

loc_2clr-thank-you-01The CHS Trojan Band Program and CHS Trojan Band Boosters would like to take this opportunity to officially thank everyone involved in making The Legacy of Champions this past weekend such a huge success.

Thank you to our participating bands, our sponsors, our vendors, our community of supporters, our spectators, our band staff, our boosters, our competition area leaders, our students, our system leadership and administration, and to all our volunteers! It takes the time, talents, and commitment of everyone to pull of a successful event of this scale. Every measure of support is noticed and appreciated. We hope we can continue to count on you for many years to come as we continue the legacy!

Rockstar-01We would now like to formally recognize our Rockstar volunteers from this past Saturday. Volunteers who signed up for three or more shifts earned this special recognition. Any omissions from this list are regrettable and unintentional. We will have any time of recognition for these volunteers at the last regular season Trojan varsity home football game verses Cass High School on November 4th, 2016. Rockstar volunteers will be recognized at half-time as well as given the opportunity to pull our huge American flag to celebrate their efforts on behalf of the band program. *Please note, if you are a Rockstar Volunteer and failed to pick up your Rockstar T-shirt after the event, please see Mrs. Dothard by 10/21/16 to obtain your shirt; after that time they will be placed in storage until next year.

Allison Driver ROCKSTAR
Amy Griffin ROCKSTAR
Andy Tumi ROCKSTAR
Angie Stanford ROCKSTAR
Anita Williams ROCKSTAR
Atanya Russell ROCKSTAR
Autumn Willis ROCKSTAR
Barbara Dothard ROCKSTAR
Barry Harris ROCKSTAR
Barry Lord ROCKSTAR
Ben Gordon ROCKSTAR
Beth Caldwell ROCKSTAR
Beth Stevens ROCKSTAR
Bill Spears ROCKSTAR
Blake Lanier ROCKSTAR
Brad Ashley ROCKSTAR
Brandy Richardson ROCKSTAR
Breanna Hancock ROCKSTAR
Brenda Curry ROCKSTAR
Carmen Dill ROCKSTAR
Caroline Tumi ROCKSTAR
Carter Widener ROCKSTAR
Chris Carr ROCKSTAR
Cindy Shelnutt ROCKSTAR
Connie Matthews ROCKSTAR
Craig Widener ROCKSTAR
David Griffin ROCKSTAR
David Leak ROCKSTAR
David Schoenfeld ROCKSTAR
Denise Lanier ROCKSTAR
Dianne Reed ROCKSTAR
Donna Ragsdale ROCKSTAR
Edward Moore ROCKSTAR
Emily Leak ROCKSTAR
Eric Pittman ROCKSTAR
Eric Reed ROCKSTAR
George Hirvela ROCKSTAR
Heather Ray ROCKSTAR
Iris Dortch ROCKSTAR
Iva Cardenas ROCKSTAR
Iva Sellers ROCKSTAR
Jake Moomey ROCKSTAR
Jamie Puckett ROCKSTAR
Jason Svegl ROCKSTAR
Jaton Leverett ROCKSTAR
Jean Conley ROCKSTAR
Jeff Jones ROCKSTAR
Jeff Todd ROCKSTAR
Jennifer Pittman ROCKSTAR
Jennifer Schelp ROCKSTAR
Jill Sutor ROCKSTAR
Jillian Walker ROCKSTAR
Joe Berry ROCKSTAR
Joe Driver ROCKSTAR
John Bell ROCKSTAR
Jonathan Smith ROCKSTAR
Josh Robichaux ROCKSTAR
Kari Svegl ROCKSTAR
Karyn LaChance ROCKSTAR
Katie Castro ROCKSTAR
Kelly Moomey ROCKSTAR
Kelsey Jones ROCKSTAR
Kimberly Hill ROCKSTAR
Kristie Collum ROCKSTAR
Kristy North ROCKSTAR
Larry Blackwell ROCKSTAR
LaWanda Thomas ROCKSTAR
Leslie Chesser ROCKSTAR
Lin Reed ROCKSTAR
Lisa Ashley ROCKSTAR
Lynette Burns ROCKSTAR
Lynne Berry ROCKSTAR
Maddison Presnal ROCKSTAR
Mandy Hines ROCKSTAR
Maria Baez Camilo ROCKSTAR
Maria Menendez ROCKSTAR
Matt Ozier ROCKSTAR
Medra Blackwell ROCKSTAR
Meredith Harris ROCKSTAR
Michael Mansour ROCKSTAR
Michael Pauley ROCKSTAR
Michael Post ROCKSTAR
Michelle Denaris ROCKSTAR
Michelle Kuhlman ROCKSTAR
Michelle Mullinex ROCKSTAR
Mike Shelnutt ROCKSTAR
Mitch Ragsdale ROCKSTAR
Nancy Lord ROCKSTAR
Nicole Freeman ROCKSTAR
Nicole Jones ROCKSTAR
Niki Nunez ROCKSTAR
Patty Williamson ROCKSTAR
Rachel Tate ROCKSTAR
Robert Curry ROCKSTAR
Robert Moore ROCKSTAR
Russell Smith ROCKSTAR
Sabra Broome ROCKSTAR
Sam Tumi ROCKSTAR
Sandra Horton ROCKSTAR
Santhi Kolli ROCKSTAR
Shannon Ray ROCKSTAR
Sheila Whitworth ROCKSTAR
Skye Foster ROCKSTAR
Steve Pauley ROCKSTAR
Susan Hirvela ROCKSTAR
Susan Stegall ROCKSTAR
Tayla Lee ROCKSTAR
Terri Spears ROCKSTAR
Tiffany Landrum ROCKSTAR
Tony Antico ROCKSTAR
Tony Grubbs ROCKSTAR
Tonya Pittman ROCKSTAR
Traci Ozier ROCKSTAR
Traci Reed ROCKSTAR
Tracy Wiggins ROCKSTAR
Travis Grubbs ROCKSTAR
Tyler Grubbs ROCKSTAR
Vita Pauley ROCKSTAR
Wade Phillips ROCKSTAR
Wanda Todd ROCKSTAR
Wavie Daniel ROCKSTAR