Month: July 2017

The End is Near!

Whew!!  It has been a hot, long, exciting, fun week and the staff and kids have worked hard!!!  

Tomorrow, Friday, July 28th is our Trojan Night!  We will have a cookout at the cafeteria at the high school at 6:00 PM followed by skits, a band performance, and a candle lighting ceremony!  We look forward to seeing you all!  There will be information available for volunteering, Legacy of Champions, spirit wear, and booster membership. Please join us and bring a dessert to share!  (Please bring a dessert that does NOT require a plate or utensil; i.e. Brownies, cookies, cupcakes)

Students need to wear their show shirt and black band shorts Friday night.

Sunday, July 30 – The band will perform at the grand opening of the new Carrollton High School.  Report time is 1:30PM in the Band Room.  Students will wear their black band shorts and show shirts for the performance, which begins at 2:00PM.  The performance will take place outside of the new building in the amphitheater.  We will be done by 3:00PM.  Students and parents are invited to tour the new building until 4:00PM.


Next week’s rehearsal schedule is:

Monday 3:45 – 6:15

Tuesday 3:45 – 6:15

Thursday 3:45 – 6:15

One Week Down, One To Go!

You survived the first week of band camp!!! The first week of band camp was a huge success!  We are extremely proud of your attitudes and work ethic!  Our upper classmen did a fantastic job welcoming our rookies and we are off to a great start to our season.  Next week we continue to get to know one another, push further in our drill, and prepare for our first performance.  Please tell your family and friends to plan to join us for our annual Trojan Night on Friday at 6:00PM.

Now for Week 2:

  1. Week 2 of Camp – 8 am – 9 pm
    • Please drink plenty of water.
    • Wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses!!!
  2. Lunch
    • If your student ordered meals, they will receive an armband to help us get them through the line faster!
    • Students will ride buses to Tabernacle Baptist Church at 11:30 am for lunch each day.
  3. Dinner
    • We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our local churches. Four churches have committed to providing dinner to our band students & staff and Tabernacle Baptist is allowing us to use their kitchen and fellowship hall!
    • Buses will transport students and staff to Tabernacle Baptist Church at 4:30 pm for dinner.
      • Monday- Great Savior Church will be providing Big Chic fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, and green beans!
      • Tuesday- Midway West will be serving Mexican food!
      • Wednesday- First Baptist Church will be preparing and serving teriyaki chicken, rice, green beans, and pineapple!
      • Thursday- Southern Hills Christian Church will be serving Parmesan chicken, bow tie pasta with Alfredo, Caesar salad, and garlic bread!
      • Friday- Trojan Night– hamburgers, chips and dessert provided by the Band Boosters!
  4. We still need volunteers for Trojan night and to assist with meals and camp this week.  If possible, bring a dessert to share (cookies, brownies, cupcakes… nothing needing a utensil, please!)
    • After clicking on the following link, each day in the calendar for week two and Trojan night has a yellow-looking hand with colored fingers, click the hand and it will take you to the volunteer list.

Monday, July 24, 20172017-18 Season Band Fees Due – Final Installment Due – see handbook for amounts: https://chstrojanband.com/forms/ All band fees should be turned in to Mrs. Dothard, the high school band secretary, and she will write you a receipt. The school accepts cash or money orders, the school no longer accepts checks.  Please drop payments off at the band room instead of mailing them so that we can provide you with a receipt. Or to save you a trip you can pay your band fees online through the following school website: https://carrolltonhs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=33. *Note: A $25 late fee will be added to all past due amounts.

Sunday, July 30 – The band will perform at the grand opening of the new Carrollton High School.  Report time is 1:30PM in the Band Room.  Students will wear their black band shorts and show shirts for the performance, which begins at 2:00PM.  The performance will take place outside of the new building in the amphitheater.  We will be done by 3:00PM.  Students and parents are invited to tour the new building until 4:00PM.

A special congratulations to Ms. Menendez!  It is with great pride and excitement that we welcome Ms. Menendez as the new Carrollton Junior High School Band Director.  Her passion for teaching and exceptional relationship with the students will undoubtedly help our band program continue to rise to new heights.  It is exciting to see her continue to progress in her teaching journey.  She is the perfect candidate to continue carrying the torch that Mr. Huls carried for so long.  It is going to be the best year yet!  Go Trojans!

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 & Boosters

Hump Day Update

1.  Week 2 Meals

  • The deadline to sign up and pay for lunches ($25) for next week is tomorrow, July 20th. These lunches are optional!
  • The school will NOT be providing any meals for the second week of band camp.  Students will need to eat breakfast BEFORE arriving for camp each day.
  • The Band Boosters will make lunch available each day for a fee.  Students will need to pay $25 for the week for lunch.  The menu will be:
    • Monday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit
    • Tuesday – Arby’s – roast beef sandwich or ham and cheese sandwich, chips, fruit
    • Wednesday – Subway – 6 inch turkey or ham sub, chips, fruit
    • Thursday – Taco Bell – 2 tacos or 2 bean burritos, chips and salsa, beans, and fruit
    • Friday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit

 2.  Sign up for Trojan Night

  • Trojan Night is the last night of band camp.  Families are invited to join the Trojan Band for hamburgers, skits, a preview of this year’s show, and a special candle lighting ceremony.  I hope that you all can make plans to join us for this fun night!  The kids and staff look forward to showing off all of their hard work!
  • If you would like, please bring a dessert to share!  We ask that you bring something that can be picked up to eat and does not require a fork or spoon.  (cookies, brownies…)
  • The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

3.  Volunteers needed for week 2 of Band Camp and Trojan Night!

  • We would love to have you volunteer to work with our awesome kids!  There are opportunities to volunteer during week 2 of band camp and Trojan Night.
  • After clicking on the following link, each day in the calendar for week one and Trojan night has a yellow looking hand with colored fingers, click the hand and it will take you to the volunteer list.
  • Sign-up Here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms=carrgahsb

4.  Band Camp shirts

  • If you or your student ordered and paid for the optional band camp shirt, they will be available for pick up tomorrow, Thursday, July 20th, immediately following practice at 3pm.

5.  All students who are in band but have NOT had health class yet, please sign up for Mr. Carr’s google classroom: mmi6hj

Here’s you band camp check list:

  Pay for OPTIONAL week 2 meals

  Sign up for Trojan Night

  Sign up to VOLUNTEER!!!

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 & Boosters

A Few More Reminders… No Really, Please Read

A few more reminders:

We had some problems with the links and they have been corrected, sorry for any confusion! The Trojan Night and Volunteer sign up links are below and working!

1:  Please sign up for next week’s meals. If your student plans to eat school food on Monday, we need them signed up ASAP.

Deadline to sign up for meals is:

Breakfast Menu Lunch Menu
July 17
Cinnamon Swirls
Fresh Tangerines
Merry Cherry Juice
Milk
July 17
Ham and cheese croissant
Kid’s Mix
Carrots & Cucumber Slices w/ Ranch
Applesauce Cup & Orange Raisels
Milk​
July 18
Cherry Frudel
Banana
Orange Juice
Milk
July 18
Italian Sub
Sun Chips
Carrot & Celery Sticks w/ Hummus
Orange Wedges
Milk
July 19
Donut Stick
Applesauce Cup
Apple Juice
Milk
July 19
Turkey and cheese wrap
Giant Cinnamon Goldfish
Corn Salad & Zucchini Slices w/ Ranch
Banana
Milk
July 20
Breakfast Bunn
Orange Raisels
Grape Juice
Milk
July 20
Ham & Cheese Ciabatte Bread
Reduced Fat Doritos
Grape Tomatoes w/ RanchLG
Fresh Apple Slices
Milk
July 21
Frosted Cinnamon
Pop-Tart
Orange Wedges
Blue Razz Juice
Milk
July 21
PB&J Uncrustable
Broccoli & Carrots w/ Ranch LG
Watermelon Raisels
Milk

2:  Dress up days

  • The band students have dress up days for the second week of band camp.
    • July 24 – ‘Merica Monday
    • July 25 – Tiki Tuesday
    • July 26 – Space Wednesday
    • July 27 – Grade specific Thursday
      • Seniors – tye dye
      • Juniors – neon
      • Sophomores – Sports
      • Freshman – camo
    • July 28 – Ultimate Trojan Friday

3:  Volunteers

The Band Boosters would love to have you volunteer with us!  Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer during the first week of band camp and Trojan Night.

4: Trojan night

The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

5:  Week 2 meals

Meals can be paid for online or to the band boosters.  Meals must be ordered and paid for by Thursday, July 20th at midnight. Students ordering meals will need to complete the order form in the band room to make their selection each day.

6:  Football program photos

  • Photos of the entire band and guard will be taken on Friday, July 21.  Students will need to be in their uniforms and in the visitors’ stands by 8:00am.
  • Senior photos with parents will start at 7:00pm.  Seniors will be divided into 2 groups and report at either 7 PM or 7:45 PM. Seniors will be notified about their assigned time.

We can’t wait to see everyone Monday morning!!

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 & Boosters

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More… Details About Band Camp

Believe it or not, there is additional information that you need to know regarding band camp.

 

  • Order Band Shoes & Guard Gloves: July 18 2017 • 11:00am • 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 $42.00; Guard shoes are $34.00. 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.
  • Order Duffel Bags & Band Jackets: July 20, 2017 • 11:00am • 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 $38.50. Band jackets are required for all band members. The cost will be $70.00. Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
  • 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 24th.
  • CHS Trojan Business Day: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. 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.
  • Purchase Garment Bags: Trojan Band garment bags are required for all members to travel with the band uniform. Cost is $5.00 and can be paid to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.
  • Purchase Flip Folders: All students are required to own a flip folder to organize their music in the stands.  Cost for flip folder is $15.00 and can be paid to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.  Extra pages for flip folders are also available for $.50 each.

If you have any specific questions about any of these items, you can contact Mrs. Dothard at the band office.