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.


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