Month: February 2018

An Important Week Ahead

Good evening!

I hope that everyone has had a productive yet restful weekend.  We have an important week ahead as our students prepare for our annual performance evaluations.

  • Monday:
    • NO Symphonic Band rehearsal due to Tuesday’s concert.
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Tuesday:
    • Pre-Festival Concert at the MAC
    • 6:30 PM 7th Grade Performance (CHS Concert Band students should report in time to be in the audience to watch this performance.)
    • 7:00PM 8th Grade Performance (CHS Symphonic Band students report in time to be in the audience for this performance.)
    • 7:30PM CHS Concert Band Performance (CHS Wind Ensemble students report in time to be in the audience for this performance.)
    • 8:00PM CHS Symphonic Band Performance (CHS Concert Band students are required to attend this performance.)
    • 8:30PM CHSWind Ensemble Performance (CHS Concert and Symphonic Band students are required to attend this performance.)
  • Thursday:
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Thursday – Saturday:
    • All-State Band in Athens. Congratulations to Taylor Berry and Kendall Ozier on making the All-State Band!
  • Saturday – Sunday:
    • Winter Guard performs at the WGI Regional at McEachern High School.  Their performance for Saturday is at 11:34AM, and their performance time on Sunday depends on how well they perform on Saturday.

Large Group Performance Evaluations (LGPE) are right around the corner. We are excited that this year our performances for LGPE are local! The performances will take place in the new Carroll County Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public.  We would be honored if you were in attendance!  Below are the performance times.  Itineraries will be posted soon.

Carrollton City Schools LGPE Schedule

  • Tuesday March 13 • CJHS 7th Grade @ 5:00PM
  • Wednesday, March 14 • CJHS 8th Grade @ 6:00PM
  • Thursday, March 15 • CHS Wind Ensemble @ 7:20PM
  • Friday, March 16 • CHS Concert Band @ 11:00AM
  • Friday, March 16 • CHS Symphonic Band @ 7:20PM

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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Hollywood Trip Payment Reminder

Reminder!  If you plan to pay for the Hollywood trip monthly, tomorrow, February 23rd, is the first payment due date. Monthly payments are $188 per student and $203 per adult chaperone (for a double occupancy room).

Payments may be made in cash or check payable to CHS band boosters and placed in the Band Booster box in the band room. Payments may also be made by credit card to Super Holiday Tours at www.superholiday.com.  Please see last Saturday’s post: Hooray for Hollywood – Trip Updates for details on how to sign up on the Super Holiday Tours website.

Thank you and have a great evening!

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

A Great Start To The Week Ahead

Congratulations to our Winter Guard!

Yesterday the winter guard competed at the Knoxville Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional! They placed 5th in prelims and 3rd in finals! Way to go ladies!!! We are so proud of you! Come out and watch them compete this Saturday at Villa Rica High School!


Schedule for the Week

  • Monday – don’t forget we DO have school!
  • Tuesday – Wind Ensemble – 3:30-5:00
  • Wednesday – percussion training – 3:30-5:15
  • Thursday – Winter guard – 4:00 – 9:00
  • Saturday – Winter guard at Villa Rica High School

Upcoming

  • Pre-Festival Concert at the Mabry Arts Center
    • Tuesday, February 27th – 6:30pm

District Honor Band

Congratulations again to all the the junior high and high school students that participated in District Honor Band this weekend in Ringgold, GA. The concerts were amazing and the students represented the Trojan Band with class and excellence.

Don’t forget to begin making payments for our trip to Hollywood!!

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

 

Hooray for Hollywood – Trip Updates

Greeting Everyone!  Please review the following information carefully!  It is important that ALL travelers stay current on updates and payments for the trip to Hollywood.

  1.  Please review the attached document from Super Holiday Tours.  It includes payment deadlines and trip details.

 Quick Summary

  1. Your Per Person Package Prices
    • STUDENT OCCUPANCY: $1,740.00 (students)
    • DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1,870.00​ (adults)
    • SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $2,240.00 ​(adults)
  1.  Super Holiday Tours Payment Deadlines & Suggested Monthly Payment Schedule:
    1. Payment Schedule
      • Original $50 per person deposit, most travelers have already paid, DUE BY February 23, 2018 to confirm group reservations. ​(non refundable)
      • $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY March 23, 2018
      • $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY May 23, 2018
      • $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY August 23, 2018
      • $433.00 Balance for students and whatever is left for adults (will vary based on single or double occupancy) ​DUE BY October 23, 2018
    2. If you would like to pay monthly, which for many is easier to manage your payment schedule should be:
      1. February per person $188 + original $50 deposit ($238 total for Feb.)
      2. March per person $188
      3. April per person $188
      4. May per person $188
      5. June per person $188
      6. July per person $188
      7. August per person $188
      8. September per person $188
      9. October per person $186
  1.  Payments may be made with cash or check to Carrollton High School Band Boosters and placed in the safe in Mr. Bright’s office or the Band Booster Box.  ALL envelopes should be labeled with:
    • Student’s name
    • Adult’s name (those traveling with us)
    • Amount enclosed
  2.  Payments may also be made by credit card directly with the travel company.  Please see the attached link for instructions for using the Super Holiday Tours website.  The $50 deposits that have been made for all registered travelers have been sent and will be added to the website over the next few days.
  1.  Please do not get behind on payments!  We want everyone that has signed up for the trip to be able to go!!  Please remember you can be mailing out Make Me A Whole Person forms to friends and family!  Donations can be made online or by cash/check. All donations go to the student designated on the form!

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

Looking At Next Week

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

I hope that you remembered to pay your trip deposit for Hollywood!  If you have not paid for you or your student, please contact Meredith Harris at barryandmer@bellsouth.net or 678-850-8317. We have over 120 students committed plus chaperones!  It will be an amazing opportunity for our band program!

Don’t forget to mail out your Make Me a Whole Person forms out to friends and family that may be willing to donate to your student’s trip!  https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-trip/

Please note: we are no longer accepting deposits through Revtrak, but we will be accepting donations for Make Me a Whole Person through Revtrak until November, cash and checks are also options.


This week’s schedule

  • Monday: Symphonic Band rehearsal 3:30PM – 5:00PM
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Thursday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
    • Georgia State University Wind Ensemble 7:00 pm, Mabry Arts Center

GSU in Concert THIS WEEK! Thursday, February 8th!

Georgia State University Wind Ensemble is performing a special performance for our community at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Attendance is required for all Carrollton High School band students.  GSU is preparing for the College Band Directors National Association Conference, so this will be an inspiring performance for our students!  Don’t miss it!

If you have any general 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