WHAT A GREAT START!
Marching season officially began on Friday night, and what a great night it was. The students did an exceptional job! Thank you to all the many volunteers that help make last Friday night such a success. We cannot do what we do without the help of great parent volunteers.
Week at a Glance
- Monday – Labor Day No School or Rehearsal
- Tuesday – Full Band 3:45 – 6:15
- Wednesday – QAP 3:30-5:00
- Thursday – 6:00 – 9:00
- Friday – Home Game vs Riverdale
- 6:00PM Report in Uniform for Warm-Up (Students should eat before reporting)
- 6:45PM Depart to CHAMP to begin the pre-game performance
- 7:05PM Pre-Game
- 7:30PM Kick – Off
- Around 10:00PM Game finished
First Home Game is this Friday
Our first home football game is this Friday in Grisham Stadium. We are still in need of volunteers and would appreciate it if you would sign up to volunteer by clicking on this link. We plan on pulling the flag again as well. If you are planning on pulling the flag, please wear a black t-shirt.
Parent Tailgate – THIS FRIDAY
Don’t forget that this Friday is our Parent Tailgate. This will be for parents and siblings only, so please plan dinner for your band student as they will be busy getting ready for the game during this time.
If you plan to attend, we have provided a sign up sheet for nugget trays, sandwich trays and wings which you can access by clicking on this link. We will also need chips, dips, and, of course, desserts. Please do not think that those are the only things we need, bring your favorite tailgate food with you and come and let’s have a good time hanging out with each other before the craziness of pre-game festivities start. We are looking forward to this time.
Are you ready to show off your Trojan Band Pride this season? If not, look at the Band Shoppe by clicking this link and get some Trojan Band Spirit Wear. There are hats, polo shirts, t-shirts, etc. all with your choice of 4 different logo options to be embroidered on the item you choose. You can simply place your order on the site and you will be contacted once your item has arrived.
If you want to purchase a show shirt for this year’s show “Wanted: Dead or Alive”, you can do so by clicking on this link. The cost of the shirt is $15.
General Band Booster Meeting – September 17
The next general band booster meeting will be held on September 17, 2019 from 6:30PM – 8PM. At this meeting we will discuss the upcoming All-In-One sale, one of the two major fundraisers we have as the booster club.
2019 Competition Schedule
Please take a minute to re-read this post from June 19, 2019.
I would like to alert your attention to our competition schedule. The newly added fall break and the location of our open Friday night has made planning our competition schedule more challenging than normal. All of this information is on the calendar as well. Please take a look at our competition dates:
Our first competition is on October 5 at Creekview HS. Yes, this is the Saturday before our Fall Break. This is a required event for all participants in our Trojan Marching Band. Please plan ahead. I do not know the itinerary for the day yet, but please plan on a full day. We will rehearse some that morning before we depart for the competition. *This is an SAT date. You should still be able to test that morning here at CHS if this is the best date that works for you. Other dates for the SAT during the first semester are August 24, November 2, and December 7.
The LoC, the competition here at Carrollton HS, is on October 12. Yes, this is the Saturday after our Fall Break. This is also a required event for all participants in our Trojan Marching Band, and we also need all parents to volunteer to work this day. Please note that this is a date that we schedule for the same date annually so that our competition becomes a regular competition for bands to visit each year. This was a date that was set before we knew the school calendar. Assuming we will have a similar school calendar for the following school year, we will reconsider the date if necessary after this year’s competition. We will be hosting many bands on our campus this day and we need everyone’s participation to host it right. We do have a football game (all football games are required events) on Friday October 11 as well. If you notice on the calendar, we will not rehearse the week of Fall Break until Friday before the game in an effort to allow families to make the most of that week.
Our final competition is on October 19 at Haralson County HS. Again, please plan on the full day. Our performance time will determine the daily itinerary and we will not know that until closer to the contest (usually about 1.5 weeks out).
The week following our final competition we do not have a football game (October 25 – the ACT is on October 26th, if that helps). Since our weekends of the Fall Break included football games on each side, it made more sense to schedule our competitions this way in an effort to allow families to take advantage of our Friday night off and have a full weekend off. Notice that the week’s schedule is very different from the rest of the calendar. We will meet with our concert band classes to prepare for the upcoming concert and not rehearse on Thursday evening. Again, trying to do what we can to be mindful of family time.
Thank you for looking ahead at your calendar and planning around these competition dates, because it is critical that we have 100% attendance to allow our students to perform their best.
District Honor Band • All-State
Students should sign up on this form to audition for District Honor Band or All-State.
I asked the students to sign up by September 1. I will register the students on Tuesday afternoon. As long as they are registered by then, I will be happy to add them to the audition roster. Thank you!
- More information concerning District Honor Band and All-State can be found at the GMEA Website.
- 9th and 10th Grade Audition Requirements
- 11th and 12th Grade Audition Requirements
- Sample Score Sheets
Students participating in the health class should be completed with the eADAP course from the GA Department of Drivers Services. Please double check with your child to verify that they have completed that course and submitted a certificate to me either in person or a PDF via email. This is the most important aspect of the class as it qualifies our students to apply for their drivers license. Once they have finished the eADAP course online, then they complete the 9 Unit exams via Google Classroom and they are done. Due dates are listed in Classroom to allow students to complete the class before their semester becomes too hectic. I will be lenient with the due dates so long as all coursework is completed and turned in by the Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your assistance in keeping your child on track.
HAVE YOU SYNCED YOUR CALENDAR?
The Charms Calendar is syncing again. Syncing your calendar with the band calendar is a great way to stay informed of the schedule. You can access more information through the links above (If you hover over Calendar, Sync Calendar becomes an option), or just click here.