Final Week of School

Week at a Glance

  • Monday: Rookie Camp • 4:00pm – 6:00pm in the band room
    • Georgia Ambassador’s of Music meeting • 7:00PM in the band room
  • Tuesday: Rookie Camp • 4:00pm – 6:00pm in the band room
    • Percussion Ensemble Concert • 7:00PM in the band room
  • Wednesday: Rookie Camp • 4:00 – 6:00 in the band room
  • Thursday: Final Exams 1st and 3rd • Early release at 12:00pm
  • Friday: Final Exams 2nd and 4th • Early release at 12:00pm • GRADUATION
    • Band students perform for graduation for their final exam grade
      • Report 5:30PM for Dinner
      • In Concert Attire at 6:30PM
      • Perform for Graduation 7:30PM – Approx. 9:00PM (Students will be released when graduation is completed.)

Band Prom

Band prom was a lot of fun!  Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered by decorating, bringing food, drinks, desserts, and/or chaperoning the event.  I think that the students had a great time hanging out with one another and dancing the night away in the band room.  Congratulations to the trumpet section on their fantastic display on their table earning them some Chick-fil-a biscuits!  There were many wonderful tables this year deserving of at least honorable mentions – the clarinets had a working windmill and the flutes and saxophones also had very nice tables!

The decorations this year were awesome!  Great work to all involved!


HAVE YOU TURNED IN YOUR FORMS?

Have you turned in your forms or commitment fee for next year’s marching band yet?


Georgia Ambassadors of Music (GAM)

The Georgia Ambassadors of Music sent out letters inviting some of our students to participate as Georgia Ambassadors of Music.  Students were chosen based on their achievement in academics and music, as well as by recommendation by Mr. Carr based on their maturity and leadership potential.  If your child received a letter, I just wanted to remind you that the informational meeting mentioned in the letter is Monday evening at 7:00PM in our band room.  The band director from Milton HS, Chris Shumick, is the official representative of GAM and will be running the meeting and answering any questions that you may have about this opportunity.


Leadership Results

Our band program is blessed with many capable students who exhibit exceptional leadership qualities.  This is a great thing, yet makes the leadership selection process a daunting one.  Parents, thank you for being supportive of your child and assisting with coping if results do not go their way.  As difficult as it can be to fall short of a goal, it is through these challenges that growth and maturity continue.  The true reward is the improvement through the process.  Please encourage your child to continue to be a shining example of the values that you have instilled in them and those that are representative of the Trojan Band program.  Also, encourage them to continue to show their leadership qualities by participating fully and being proactive by volunteering to help when needed.

  • Band Captain: Ben Bradley
  • Drum Major: Jennifer Camilo
  • Assistant Drum Majors: Grace Shell, Abigail Reid
  • Uniform Captain: Nicole Bridges, Katie Hoberg, Asha Brown
  • Flute: Savannah Richie, Maggie Rowland
  • Clarinet: Semaj’ Frazier, Ansley Allyn
  • Saxophone: Nicholas Mansour, Andrew O’Hara
  • Mellophone: Hector Salas
  • Trumpet: Ben Bradley, Matthew Thrower
  • Trombone: Thomas Svegl
  • Baritone: Cason Pittman
  • Sousaphone: John Robert Ray, Erwin Gonzalez
  • Battery: Jadyn Dortch, Mikyla Smith, Sophie Redmond
  • Front Ensemble: Madelyn Huggins, Tate Ivey
  • Colorguard Captain: Lauren Conley
    • Assistant Captains: Sahithi Pandi, Asia Dix, Kiarra Wilbanks
  • Equipment Captain: Cason Pittman
  • Librarian: McKenna Walker

I hope that all who auditioned for leadership had planned on attending the rookie camps this week.  However, with the decision being released this evening, I understand there may be conflicts.  Please let Mr. Carr know ASAP if you are unable to attend any of the rookie camp sessions.