Month: December 2016

Concert Week

I hope that everyone had a terrific weekend!  This week we have a concert on Tuesday and then finals on Thursday and Friday.

  • Monday – Wind Ensemble after school 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Tuesday – Christmas Concert 7:00pm
    • Students should wear a Christmas Sweater with black pants and a santa hat or they may wear their formal attire as well.
    • All students should be on stage to warm-up at 6:00pm
  • Thursday – 1/2 Day
  • Friday – 1/2 Day

The concert on Tuesday will feature holiday music for all to enjoy!  The 3 bands will perform a few selections individually and have prepared a few to perform combined as well.  It should be a fantastic concert!  Please tell your friends and family, I hope to see you there!

 

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New Record! Three Years In a Row!

This year we set another record for our school during District Honor Band tryouts!  This is the most students who have been passed on to the second round of all-state!  It is humbling to me every year as I watch students strive to set new personal records for them and individually compete on a district and state level.  The students know that they face tough competition and are determined to represent our school!

I am extremely proud of all of the students who auditioned for our school.  This year the following students have been invited to participate in the District Honor Band:

9-10 Band

  • Jordan Mullenix, flute
  • Ryan Schumann, trumpet
  • Lainey Driver, trumpet
  • Taylor Berry, trombone
  • Thomas Svegl, trombone
  • Kelley Ozier, baritone
  • Nykia Cook, tuba
  • Latisha Thomasson, flute alternate
  • Brianna Colquitt, bassoon alternate

11-12 Band

  • Kendall Ozier, flute
  • Rachel Ivester, flute
  • Cindy Denaris, flute
  • Maggi Hines, trumpet
  • Christian Williamson, trombone
  • Alex Moomey, bassoon alternate

 

Additionally, the following students scored high enough to represent our school in the 2nd round audition at Houston County High School on Saturday, January 7, 2017!

  • Taylor Berry, trombone
  • Brianna Colquitt, bassoon
  • Cindy Denaris, flute
  • Lainey Driver, trumpet
  • Maggi Hines, trumpet
  • Kayland Johnson, trombone
  • Jordan Mullenix, flute
  • Kendall Ozier, flute
  • Kelley Ozier, baritone
  • Ryan Schumann, trumpet
  • Thomas Svegl, trombone
  • Christian Williamson, trombone

This is what I call TROJAN GOLD!  Congratulations to our hard working students! Go Trojans!

Rocking Atlanta!

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Tremendous performance this weekend!  Not only did our students perform well in the parade, but they continued to be first class ambassadors for our school and community while eating lunch at the CNN center!  This weekend was full of memorable moments and I am so thankful that we were able to share them together.

We have another opportunity this weekend to spread Christmas cheer to our community through the performance in the Carrollton Holiday Wishes Parade.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

  • Monday – Mandatory Winter Guard Meeting at 6:00PM
  • Tuesday – Spirit Night at Moe’s (5-8PM) – If you can please patronize Moe’s this evening and thank them for supporting our band
  • Thursday – Holiday Wishes Parade in Carrollton
    • Report after school – Load/Dress – full uniform (wearing a traditional Santa hat)
    • 4:15PM Depart CHS
    • 4:30PM Staging for the parade
    • 5:30PM Parade Starts
    • Approx. 6:30PM Back at CHS
  • Saturday – District Honor Band Auditions at East Paulding High School; 3320 E Paulding Dr, Dallas, GA 30157
    • CHS Students should plan on arriving around 12:30pm to register and warm-up for auditions.  Our audition times start at 1:00PM.  The judges will be at lunch until 1:00pm.  Once warmed up please report to the appropriate room, wait in line, and do your best!  Any students who are scheduled to audition and are taking the ACT should let Mr. Carr via email @ christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net.