Short Week, But Lots To Do!

Brrrrr!!  I hope you have had a great weekend, stayed warm, and your football team won!  (Mine didn’t!! The Trojans did, but not my college team.) Mr. Carr says, GO DAWGS!!! (he added that, you all know that pains me!!) Here are some updates for our short week!  Don’t forget, Friday is a teacher workday!

  1. If you have NOT turned in your All-In-One orders and money, please do so first thing Monday morning!  We will be calling in our order Monday afternoon.

  2. Schedule for the week!

    • Monday –  Wind Ensemble practice – 3:30 – 6:00 pm
    • Thursday
      • Marching Band rehearsal 3:30-4:00 in the MAC.
      • Symphonic/Concert Band practice 4:00 – 6:00 pm
      • Loading our truck after the CJHS Band Concert for the game on Friday. The concert will end around 8:00 pm. We will load around 8:15-8:30pm.
    • Friday

  3. Formal Wear Cost

    • Girls Concert Attire Cost:
      • Dress….. …$57.00
      • Shoes……..$36.00
      • Jewelry……$10.00 (necklace and earrings)
      • Total cost…$103.00
    • Boys Concert Attire Cost:
      • Coat………………$64.00
      • Pant ……………..$26.00
      • Shirt………………$25.00
      • Cummerbund….$10.00
      • Bow tie……………$5.00
      • Shoes…………….$20.00
      • Total cost………..$150.00

***** Some of you did not need the full attire, so you will only pay for the items you ordered.

Please contact Ms. Dothard if you have questions/concerns at 770-834-0550.

  1.  Chick-fil-a Bowl Details

As you know, our band has been invited to participate in the Chick-fil- a Bowl.

Tickets: The cost of our student tickets has been generously donated.  This is an event that most bands travel to Atlanta to participate in as their “band trip” for the year and pay for their individual tickets.  We are fortunate that we were invited to participate and our student tickets have been purchased for us.

All parent tickets including for chaperone and equipment crew cost $175.00 each and includes admission to the game, fanfest, security clearance to enter with the band, and a credential.  We understand that this is an expensive game admission.  If you would like to chaperone but not attend Fanfest or the game – admission to the parade is free and you would be welcome to either hang out on the bus or could visit the CNN center for lunch/etc? While the students attend the game.

If you buy your tickets through us, the tickets will be blocked together with the student tickets.  We will all be sitting in the same general area.  Because the ticket requires entrance as a group, all tickets purchased by parents will be handed out after the parade on 1/1/2018.  You can purchase your tickets from now until November 17, 2017.

CFA Festivity Itinerary:

  • Mass Band Rehearsal – 12/31/2017
    • 8:00am Report to CHS with show shirt and band jacket
    • 8:30am Depart for the rehearsal
    • 10:30am – 2:30pm rehearsal
    • 2:30pm Lunch at CNN Center about $10.00
    • 3:30pm Depart for CHS
    • 5:00pm Arrive back at CHS
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Parade – 1/1/2018
    • 5:30am Load Instruments
    • 6:15am in Uniform
    • 6:30am Depart for Parade Route
    • 7:30am Parade Staging
    • 8:30am Step Off for the Parade
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Fanfest – 1/1/2018
    • Immediately following parade
    • Lunch – students around $10.00 for lunch while at Fanfest
    • We will report to the game from Fanfest around 12:00pm
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Pregame – 1/1/2018
    • Students report to their performance staging locations
    • 12:30pm Pregame performance
    • 1:00pm Game Begins
      • Students will have access to concessions if you wish to send extra money
    • 4:30pm Game Ends
    • 6:00pm Arrive Back at CHS

Hopefully you read the entire update!  Turn in your All-In-One, get ready for our game at Cass, pay for your formal attire, and Chick Fil A bowl details.  Have a great week!

As always, if you have any general questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at:

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters