Month: October 2018

Competition Recap and Senior Night

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What a wonderful season! Here are some words reflecting on this past season from our Booster President and Band Director:

Wow! I have loved watching these awesome kids work hard, depend on each other, grow as performers, and polish a touching, powerful, impressive show! Saturday’s performance was amazing! We are blessed to have an outstanding staff that has poured into our kids. Also, thank you to the parents that build the props, load and unload the trucks, push equipment, repair things, feed our kids, chaperone buses, repair and fit uniforms, and come out to cheer on our Trojan Band! I love our band family! – Meredith Harris, Booster President

I am so proud of our Trojan Band! We have had such a wonderful competitive season, full of outstanding support from our parents and tons of growth from our students. The performances this weekend were both FANTASTIC! Despite the rainy evening our band performed their hearts out on Friday night and dedicated their Saturday to their final competition. Their performance on Saturday was full of enthusiasm and energy as they again won the crowd over! We ended the night with 1st place drum major, 2nd place band, percussion, and colorguard in Open Class and 2nd runner up to the Grand Champion award for the contest. There was steep competition at this competition and the judging panel included field judges. We have been working diligently to continue to improve and I am proud to report that our students made major improvements with their visual score this past weekend. We decided to focus more on our visual execution after receiving the comments from the Heard County competition and our students demonstrated remarkable growth in this caption! We will perform this show again this Friday night for Senior Night as we celebrate a terrific season for our Seniors. – Chris Carr, Band Director


This Week’s Schedule

Tuesday – Chamber Music/Percussion Ensemble Concert and Chili Cook Off – 6:00 pm

Thursday – Rehearsal 3:45 – 5:00 pm

Friday – Football Game vs. Hiram (Senior Night) (Although there is not school for our students it is still a required game for our marching band students)


Chamber Music/Percussion Ensemble Concert and Chili Cook Off

Join us THIS Tuesday for a chamber music/percussion ensemble concert. Tuesday, October 30. We are in need of volunteers to cook chili. Please make your favorite chili in a crockpot and bring to share. We will have guest judges to select the best chili. Also, don’t forget to bring some drinks and desserts to share with everyone! The idea is to have dinner and an informal concert to showcase the work that our students have been doing during class. In addition to marching band, the students have prepared chamber music, percussion ensembles, chamber music, and jazz charts to share with you this evening. Dinner will start at 6:00PM accompanied by chamber music, and the percussion ensembles and jazz bands will begin at 7:00PM. We will be finished by 8:00PM.

We will need volunteers to help set up (5:00PM – 6:00PM), to bring chili (please bring your chili by 5:30PM in a crock pot with a ladle and any fixings that are appropriate for your chili), and to clean up (8:00PM – 8:30PM).

Chili Cook Off Sign Up

Tickets for the dinner are $5.00/each, but students who are participating in the music will eat for free. We do ask that students bring the following donations to help us keep the cost of the event down.

Woodwinds bring 2 – 2 liter drinks (or a gallon of tea or lemonade) and cups

Brass bring bowls, napkins, dessert plates, and plastic spoons and forks

Percussion bring desserts


Friday Football Game at Home versus Hiram (Senior Night)

Hiram Football Game Volunteer Link

Please note that Friday is senior night, so many of our parents will be escorting their senior before the game. If you do NOT have a senior and can volunteer to help Friday night, that would be amazing! We want our senior parents to be able to enjoy the night and relax!

6:15 PM In Full Uniform

6:30 PM Performance in the AMP

6:45 PM We will enter pre-game early to see Senior Night

7:10 PM Pre-Game

7:30 PM Kick-off


American Pie After the Game

American Pie will be staying open late this Friday, November 2nd, for the Trojan Band! I hope you make plans to join your band family as we celebrate an amazing season and our seniors! The band will NOT be providing transportation to or from American Pie. Students will need to be picked up between 11 and 11:30 pm. Parents are welcome to join us! It will be a great night!


Hollywood Trip Meeting

There will be a MANDATORY pre-trip meeting for EVERYONE traveling to Hollywood on November 15th at 6 PM. Please make sure to put that date and time on your calendar.

If for some reason you have not completely paid off your trip, you need to do that ASAP.

This has been on the Charms calendar for quite some time. If you use your phone/computer calendar please sync the Charms calendar to your device and you will always have the latest information on our band schedule.


All In One Sale

If you have not turned in your All in One packet, please do so by Tuesday. Also, if you chose not to participate, please remember that you are expected to make a $100 donation to the Band Boosters.

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Competition WEEK! Hollywood Payment Due

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Good Sunday evening! I hope that you all were able to get some rest this weekend and enjoy some family time! It has been a busy couple of weeks! This week is an important week for several reasons:

  1. Last Hollywood Payment is due Tuesday, October 23rd!!
  2. All In One money is due Thursday, October 25th!
  3. Football game at Paulding County High School on Friday.
  4. Competition this Saturday, the 27th, at South Forsyth High School

So, get ready for a busy week!


Hollywood Trip Payment

The last payment for the Hollywood trip is due Tuesday, October 23rd. This means that each traveler should be paid IN FULL Tuesday!!

There will be a MANDATORY pre-trip meeting for EVERYONE traveling to Hollywood on November 15th at 6 PM. Please make sure to put that date and time on your calendar.


All In One Sale

Band Boosters will be available in the band room on Thursday, October 25th from 6-9 pm to receive your All in One forms and payments. Please get busy selling! Visit your neighbors, ask your co-workers, call band alum and ask them to support the Trojan Band! This year it is even easier for people to pay for their fruit and meat. Payments can be made on the CHS Trojan Band website at:

https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/2018-all-in-one-sale/#/list

**Please Note that there has been a technical difficulty with the link, it will be working tomorrow.**

Customers will still need to pick up their orders, but they will be able to order and pay online! How convenient!

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!


Football game at Paulding County High School 10/26

 

  • 4:00 PM Load
  • 4:30 PM Dinner
  • 5:15 PM Uniform Check
  • 5:30 PM Depart
  • 7:30 PM Kick-off
  • 11:30 PM Arrive back at CHS (estimate – check Remind for updates)

North Georgia Marching Band Competition – Saturday 10/27

This is our final competition of the season and it is at South Forsyth High School. Our students continue to work extremely hard, let’s finish the season strong!

  • 12:00 PM Rehearsal
  • 1:45 PM Load Equipment
  • 2:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:50 PM Uniform Check
  • 3:00 PM Depart for South Forsyth HS
  • 5:00 PM Arrive
  • 6:00 PM Warm-Up
  • Performance Time – 7:00 PM
  • Awards – 8:40 PM
  • 10:00 PM Depart for CHS
  • 12:00 AM Arrive back at CHS (estimate – check Remind for updates)

General Admission is $10.00 and parking is free.


Practice Schedule

  • Monday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • All in One turn in (7-9 pm)

Dinner Concert: Chili-Cook-Off

Tuesday, October 30. We are in need of volunteers to cook chili. Please make your favorite chili in a crockpot and bring to share. We will have guest judges to select the best chili. Also, don’t forget to bring some drinks and desserts to share with everyone! The idea is to have dinner and an informal concert to showcase the work that our students have been doing during class. In addition to marching band, the students have prepared chamber music, percussion ensembles, chamber music, and jazz charts to share with you this evening. Dinner will start at 6:00PM accompanied by chamber music, and the percussion ensembles and jazz bands will begin at 7:00PM. We will be finished by 8:00PM.

We will need volunteers to help set up (5:00PM – 6:00PM), to bring chili (please bring your chili by 5:30PM in a crock pot with a ladle and any fixings that are appropriate for your chili), and to clean up (8:00PM – 8:30PM).

Please sign up to volunteer here.

Tickets for the dinner are $5.00/each, but students who are participating in the music will eat for free.

More information to come soon!

What a great week!

Legacy of Champions Successful Again

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Photo: Chris Shumick, Milton HS

It was a beautiful, successful, fun-filled, exhausting, and amazing day on the campus of Carrollton City Schools for our Trojan Band as we hosted the 4th annual Legacy of Champions! Thank you to all our students, staff, parents, and volunteers for your enthusiastic service! What a privilege it was to serve so many band students from band programs across our state. Thank you for your concerted effort in showing terrific customer service and leading the way to a memorable experience for all of our guests. Congratulations to Milton High School for being named Grand Champions and receiving the Legacy Sword!

Next year’s LoC will be held on October 12, 2019.


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During the Trojan Band halftime performance last night, Mr. Doyle Akins was honored for his 50 Years of service as the Trojan Band Announcer! THANK YOU, Mr. Akins for your unwavering dedication to the Trojan Nation! *Photo by Glenn Holmes*


8th Grade Night

Friday night was so much fun having our 8th graders join us! Their enthusiasm and excitement added energy and fun in the stands! Unfortunately, the officials didn’t enjoy the extra volume that we were able to perform with, that is there loss. So proud of our students cheering on our Trojans. Although it was a tough loss, we have 2 more exciting games ahead of us. Thank you, Ms. Menendez for your leadership with these awesome kids. We can’t wait to have them join us next year!

 


All In One Sale

I know that we have all had a busy few weeks and maybe you haven’t been able to get out and sell as many items as you would like, so we will extend the sale until October 25th! Band Boosters will be available from 6-9 pm to receive your forms and payments in the band room that evening. Please get busy! Visit your neighbors, ask your co-workers, call band alum and ask them to support the Trojan Band! This year it is even easier for people to pay for their fruit and meat. Payments can be made on the CHS Trojan Band website at:

https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/2018-all-in-one-sale/#/list

Customers will still need to pick up their orders, but they will be able to order and pay online! How convenient!


Hollywood Trip

The last Hollywood Trip payment is due October 23rd!!!! This is a firm deadline.  ALL accounts MUST be paid in full by October 23rd.


Upcoming Schedule:


This is the week of our Fall Break – We need to work very diligently on Monday and Tuesday so that we can enjoy our time off on Thursday and this weekend. You’ve been working really hard, let’s keep it up until our break. Our last contest is the following week.

Practice Schedule

Monday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Tuesday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Thursday – NO PRACTICE – Enjoy your long weekend!


Hollywood Trip

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

 

Chili-Cook-Off

More information to be announced later, but we have a concert on October 30 that will be accompanied by a meal. Darcy Drummond and Emily Leak are in the process of organizing the event and will be asking for volunteers to participate in the cook off soon. It is a fun evening full of chamber music, percussion ensemble, and jazz band. Just want to make sure that this is on your radar because we will need your help.


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.


8th Grade Night and LoC this week!

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Thank you to everyone who made Friday night successful! It is always exciting to cheer our Trojans on to another victory and our students’ performance was INCREDIBLE! I look forward to continuing to polish and add to our show to make this the best season yet! So proud of our students for their continued dedication! Really looking forward to a chance to perform it Friday night for our 8th Graders and then as the exhibition band at our contest, the Legacy of Champions, on Saturday for a great crowd and to receive feedback from a wonderful judging panel.


GMEASPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

Congratulations to the following students for their successful audition for the GMEA District VII Honor Jazz Band: Andrew Stagliano, bari sax; Brian Crews, guitar; Cesar Ramirez, bass guitar; and Jacob Sipes, auxiliary percussion!  Andrew, Brian, and Jacob scored high enough to be invited to audition for the All-State round as well!  These are the first students accepted for this honor at Carrollton High School in recent years!  Super proud of their efforts!


Practice Schedule

  • Monday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday – 8th grade night!
    • The band boosters will provide pizza for the band and the 8th graders that will be joining us on the field for pre-game! We will need extra volunteers for that evening to serve dinner.
      • 4:45 pm Report time (leadership should be there early to greet the 8th graders)
      • 5:00 pm Pre-Game Rehearsal
      • 5:30 pm Dinner/Change (provided by boosters)
      • 6:25 pm Uniform check/rehearse stands tunes
      • 6:40 pm depart for the Amp/Pregame
      • 7:30 pm kick-off
    • Volunteer Link
  • Saturday – Legacy of Champions (required for all students)

Students are required to work on Saturday and we have our exhibition performance Saturday evening – it will be a full day as disclosed in our band handbook. But, it will be a very rewarding day! While students are not working they will have the opportunity to watch other bands, which is a very educational opportunity.

  • 11:00AM Report to the Band Room wearing Show Shirt and Shorts
  • 6:30PM Dinner in the Band Room
  • 7:30PM In Full Uniform
  • 7:45PM Warm-Up
  • 8:30PM Performance time
  • Report under scoreboard during awards ceremony
  • About 11:00PM (After are is cleaned up) Dismissal

Legacy of Champions

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Believe it or not, our competition is this weekend, Saturday, 10/13/18. If you have volunteered to work, please watch for an email from our volunteer coordinator early in the week that will give you several details, about reporting, arrival times, etc., and also contact information should you have any questions. Generally, all-day volunteers should report and be ready to be at their stations by 11am; second shift volunteers should report and be at their station by 4pm. Please keep in mind that some positions, will need to report earlier, but those positions will received specific details from either the volunteer coordinator or your direct area coordinator. If in doubt, please contact us.

Also, please remember, all volunteers are to park in the upper CJHS parking lot and walk down to the band room to check in. It is extremely important that you check in before reporting to your area so we can provide any last minute directions and verify your attendance and our staffing levels. So please give yourself enough time to accomplish all of this before your shift starts.

Finally, make sure to wear comfortable shoes, hydrate, have a Snicker bar, and be ready to have a great time serving our guests. We must do our very best to make everyone feel welcome and appreciated.

And if you haven’t signed up, it is still not too late. 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 or just show up that morning and check in at the band room and we will put you to work!

There are also a sign-up for lending equipment! Don’t miss out on a opportunity to make a huge impact for our band!

If you have any general questions, please visit our competition website: https://legacyofchampions.net/ or email us at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

It’s going to be a great day as the Legacy Returns this Saturday!

 


All-In-One sale kick off!

We have kicked off our All-In-One sale. Please ask your student about their packet and begin selling!! 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!


Water Donations

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!


Hollywood Trip

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

 

 


Chili-Cook-Off

More information to be announced later, but we have a concert on October 30 that will be accompanied by a meal. Darcy Drummond and Emily Leak are in the process of organizing the event and will be asking for volunteers to participate in the cook off soon. It is a fun evening full of chamber music, percussion ensemble, and jazz band. Just want to make sure that this is on your radar because we will need your help.


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.