Month: September 2017

Huge Opportunities As The Legacy Grows!

With the marching/football season off to a great start, it is time for us to begin focusing in earnest on the upcoming marching band competition hosted by the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters here at Grisham Stadium. This year The Legacy of Champions is on Saturday, October 14th and is an all day event. Our event is fast becoming one of the premier competitions in the whole state and is also one of our most successful fundraising events with the funds going to reduce the cost of our biennial band trips. All students are required to work this event and we ask that all parents plan to volunteer as well. We need everyone involved! There is a great variety of volunteer opportunities available, so it should be easy for everyone to find something to do that day to ensure another great year for our guests.  Sign-ups for volunteers are broken up by duty areas and are listed on our VOLUNTEER PAGE below with a brief summary of the types of things you will be doing the day of the event. Full descriptions can be found in the details area of each sign-up after clicking on a particular sign-up link. We will also be having a volunteer meeting on September 28, 2017 at 6:30pm in the band room to provide more details, offer training, answer any questions you may have, and outline what to expect that day. Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Your participation and preparation is imperative to our success!

More details will be released in the coming weeks in regards to even more ways to get involved by volunteering your ATVs, trailers, and cooking skills. So watch for those sign-ups very soon!

Finally, the competition is also an excellent opportunity to honor your band student and seniors!

SrSampleMost of us know how hard our band students work and how dedicated they are, but how often do we tell them or recognize their efforts. With that in mind, we wanted to share a unique opportunity with all of our supporters for honoring your band student(s). In conjunction with the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition, we produce an outstanding, professional event program that gives parents, grandparents, guardians, friends, or loved ones the opportunity to purchase a custom, personal ad to recognize your band student. Show your pride while preserving their memories and accomplishments to be cherished for years to come.

StudentSamplePersonal ads:

  • Make a great keepsake
  • Can be placed by a parent or guardian, grandparents, a group sponsor, loved ones, or friends.
  • Can also honor alumni or “Band Class of …”
  • Are completely customizable full page ads
  • Support the Carrollton Trojan Band Program

Personal custom full page black & white ads are available for $100 each. Reservation forms can be picked up at the Band Room from Mrs. Dothard’s desk or downloaded by clicking here. Honor Your SeniorHonor your Underclassman

But hurry to reserve your spot! Personal ads are only available until September 15th, 2017.

If you have any questions about placing a custom ad, or the competition in general, please contact the boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com


Other Important News

As mentioned above, we will have Band Booster Meeting, September 28th at 6:30 pm. We will discuss several important things:

On the agenda:

  • Legacy of Champions (we are hosting)
  • Competitions (we are attending)
  • All-In-One fundraiser details
  • Multi-purpose building being built on the Carrollton City School Campus (Dr. Albertus will be in attendance and discussing this with us)

Please make every effort to attend this meeting, we hope to see you all there!!

Don’t forget that there will be practice Friday (9/8/17), 4-9 pm with a quick dinner break. The band boosters will provide Arby’s roast beef, ham & cheese, and vegetarian sandwiches with chips. Also, we will have a social at American Pie immediately following practice until 10:30 pm. This is optional!  Students will need money to purchase food and their own transportation to and from American Pie!

There will also be a prop work session Friday (9/8/17), from 6 to 8 pm at the band room. Please come ready to paint.

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

Action Pack Week Ahead For The Band

I hope you all have enjoyed your long weekend!  A few of things to remember as we prepare for the coming week:

  • This Week’s Schedule
    • Tuesday (9/5/17) – FULL BAND – 3:45-6:15 pm
    • Thursday (9/7/17) – FULL BAND – 6-9 pm
      • Thursday – Boosters Prop building – 6-8 pm (be prepared to paint)
    • Friday (9/8/17) – FULL BAND – 4-9 pm
      • Friday – Boosters Prop building – 6-8 pm (be prepared to paint)
      • Friday – American Pie Social – 9 – 10:30 pm – optional event, students will need money for food and  transportation to & from the restaurant. Parents are welcome to join too!
  • Prop Construction Work Days
    • This week we will need volunteers to help paint some props for our field show. We will meet Thursday and Friday (9/7-8/17), 6-8 pm at the band room. Please come dressed to paint!
  • Yankee Candle Fundraiser
    • Thank you all for your hard work with the Yankee Candle Fundraiser! Did you forget to turn in your packet?  There is still time!  Packets will be accepted till the end of school Tuesday, September 5, 2017. But please continue to sell online!  Top sellers who will get a chance to grab cash and prizes in the money machine will be determined on the date of delivery by the combination of catalog and online sales.
  • Huge Thank You
    • Thank you all for volunteering Friday night at the game and tailgate!  It was a great evening with a Trojan win and impressive performance by our band!
  • Trojan Band Shoppe
  • Legacy of Champions
    • The Legacy of Champions is the marching band competition hosted by the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters here at Grisham Stadium. This year our event is Saturday, October 14th and is an all day event. This is one of our premier fundraising events with the funds going to reduce the cost of our biennial band trips. All students are required to work this event and we ask that all parents plan to volunteer as well. We need everyone involved! Sign-ups for volunteers will be released this week, so please be looking for those and sign-up to support this awesome event that draws bands from around the entire state!
  • Can You Help?
    • The Junior High and Middle School are in great need of used band performance polos, black dress pants, shoes, and instruments that are not used anymore. Ms. Menendez and Ms. Thacker want to continue improving that continuity between our programs by ensuring that ALL Trojan Band members from 5th-12th grade are able to fully participate, regardless of any financial constraints. Please donate any gently used items or instruments by either directly bringing them to Ms. Menendez at the Junior High or by delivering them to Ms. Barbara Dothard at the front desk in the band room. Below are some of our future high school Trojan Band members who assisted in pulling the flag on Friday. We cannot wait to see what their future holds!
Future Marching Trojans

Pictured from left to right: Logan Moore (7th Grade), Kathryn Leak (6th Grade), Avery Hunt and Marlee Noah (8th Grade)

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