Homecoming was a huge success! I am so proud of our students who performed with such energy all day on Friday. A pep rally in the morning with an enthusiastic performance, parade in the afternoon, pep rallies for assisted living facilities, a pre-game pep rally in our amp, pre-game ceremony for the game, a half-time ceremony for our homecoming finalists, a spirited display in the stands cheering on our team, and another energy filled performance when the day was finally over. We are so thankful to the support of Coach Calhoun and our Trojan Football team for participating in our Battle Hymn Tradition of pulling the flag. We have something very special here in Carrollton and that is the Trojan Nation! So blessed to build great relationships and support one another in continuing to unite our community. The Trojan Nation is ALIVE and as strong as ever! Thank you Ms. Rita Gentry for capturing the moment and sharing your photos!
Hold on tight! This will be another crazy, busy week! Hopefully you got some rest this weekend and you are ready to hit the ground running! Practice, County exhibition, Booster Meeting, away game, and our first competition! OH MY!
We need lots of volunteers and prepared kids! So, make sure to read this ENTIRE post so that you can help us make this a fantastic and successful week.
This Week’s Schedule
Monday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Tuesday – Carroll County Band Exhibition (Carroll County High School)
Thursday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:30 pm – Band Booster Meeting/Legacy of Champions training
Friday – Football game at Cass High School
Saturday – Stateline Showdown at Heard County High School
PERFORMANCE TIME – 8:00 PM
Carroll County Band Exhibition
Tuesday, September 25th is the Carroll County Band Exhibition. The event will begin at 6:30 at Central High School. There is a $5 charge for parking and tickets for the event are $6 per person. This is a fundraiser for the County! The following is the schedule for that evening.
- 6:30 PM Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members / National Anthem
- Our performance time is 8:20PM, but be there early to see everyone perform the National Anthem and support our local bands. Also, the earlier that you are able to arrive, the better the seats you will be able to get : )
Schedule for the Exhibition on the 25th:
- Tuesday – Exhibition
- Load Trailer 3:30 PM
- Dinner 4 pm – Pizza (provided by the boosters)
- In Uniform – 4:45 PM
- Depart CHS for Central 5 PM for SSB Practice
- 8:20PM Performance Time
- Approx. arrival at CHS – 10:30 PM
Thursday (9/27) – Band Booster Club Meeting & LoC Volunteer Information/Training Session
This meeting will cover some general band booster items as well as preparation for the Legacy of Champions.
- Thursday (9/27) – 6:30 PM
- Booster Update
- All-In-One Fundraiser
- Legacy of Champions Information/Training Session
Stateline Showdown at Heard County High School (9/29)
Please note: admission to the competition is $8 per person
This is our first contest of the season! The students have been working diligently with great enthusiasm. I am so excited for them to finally share their hard work! We hope that you are able to attend the event and are ready to CHEER LOUDLY for our Trojan Band. The students always perform better for an appreciative crowd! Let’s support them to achieve their best performance to date!
12:00PM Report for rehearsal
3:30PM Load Instruments
4:00PM Eat Dinner and get into uniforms
5:00PM Depart for Heard County High School
6:00PM Arrive – at HCHS
11:00PM Arrive back at CHS (Subscribe to Remind for updated times)
All-In-One sale kick off!
Thursday, September 27!!!
It is time to begin our All in One sale!! This is a long standing, and always highly anticipated fundraiser for the Carrollton High School Band! It is a fruit and meat sale, students will sell and collect money at the point of sale. Money and order sheets will be turned into the boosters and the purchaser will be responsible to pick up their order on November 16th or 17th at Tabernacle Baptist Church. This is an important fundraiser and we hope to see ALL of our students participating by selling!!! ALL students (band and guard) are EXPECTED to participate in this fundraiser. If you choose not to participate in the fundraiser, you are expected to make a $100 donation to the band boosters. I know this sounds harsh, but you can’t expect someone else to take up your slack just because you didn’t want to ask people to buy some fruit or meat. I know that it may be out of your comfort zone, but our community is kind and the band has a fantastic reputation, which makes our job easy to get people to buy from us!
It is hot and that means our band is consuming a lot of water! It is time for those water donations. Each member of the band (which includes the guard) is asked to donate $10 or 4 cases of water. If you are paying by check, please make it out to the CHS band boosters. You can also pay online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-water2/
Thank you for your help! The kids appreciate it! We take waters to every game and competition, so we need LOTS of water!
Legacy of Champions
Our competition, the Legacy of Champions (10/13/18), will be here before you know it and we need to make sure we get all of the volunteer spots filled. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so as soon as possible so we can continue to prepare knowing this is all taken care of. Remember, all band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.
The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/. The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!
There are also sign-ups for donating food and lending equipment! Don’t miss out on a opportunity to make a huge impact for our band!
The 4th and final payment deadline is quickly approaching, October 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that all travelers must be completely paid by this date!
Balance DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
- Please remember the cancellation policy:
- Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
- All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows:
- February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
- March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
- May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
- July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
- August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
- After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS
Can you help?
The CJHS band is asking for donations of black band polos and Trojan band shirts from past students. If you have any items to donate to Junior High band please bring them washed to Ms. Dothard’s desk. Thank you so much.