Month: January 2020

Jazz and Pasta at the Pastapalooza Dinner Concert

2020 Winter Guard Debut

IMG_0584Congratulations to our winter guard who premiered their show this past Saturday at Kennesaw Mountain HS.  We are very proud of their first performance!  The competitions are a little bit different in this activity than in marching band because they perform their show at multiple competitions in the SAPA circuit. The show will continue to evolve and grow artistically and emotionally as choreography may change, staging may be adjusted, props will be added, etc. They compete again this Saturday at East Coweta HS! Go Trojans!


Week at a Glance

  • Monday – Guard 4:30PM – 7 PM
  • Tuesday –
    • Guard 4:30 PM – 9 PM
    • Pastapalooza 6 PM (More details below)
  • Thursday – Guard – 4:30 PM – 7 PM
  • Friday – Guard – 4:30 PM – 7 PM
  • Saturday – Winterguard Show Day @ East Coweta H.S.
    • Rehearsal 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Lunch/Getting Ready 11:30 AM – 1:45 PM
    • Load Buses 2:00 PM
    • Depart CHS 2:15 PM
    • Arrive at ECHS 3:10 PM
    • Trojan Body at 3:45 PM – 4:20 PM
    • Warm-Up 4:35 PM – 4:51 PM
    • Ready Area 4:53 PM
    • PERFORMANCE 5:01 PM
    • Depart for CHS 6:15 PM
      • We are leaving before awards so that our students can be back in time for the Sadie Hawkins Dance if they choose to attend.

Pastapalooza – Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dinner starts at 6:00PM and music will start at 6:30PM.  Please sign-up to bring either a pasta dish, drinks and/or a dessert (something that does not need to be cut, something like brownies, cupcakes, cookies, etc).  This will be a casual evening of fellowship and music-making.

  • Wii Theme Song – Sidney Porter, Davion Jones, Jiya Patel, Jeffrey Garcia at 6:30 PM
  • Concert Band – 6:32 PM
    • Bluesy Groove No. 2 by Valerie Vise
  • Symphonic Jazz – 6:45 PM
    • See If I Don’t
    • Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom
  • First Block Jazz Band – 7:00 PM
    • 25 or 6 to 4
    • Fly Me to the Moon featuring Mattie Steed
    • Moondance
    • Think

Bringing Pasta?! Thank you! • Sign Up Here.

Judges will decide on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place dishes.  Please prepare at least enough for two or more families.  Dinner costs $10 per person up to a maximum of $30 for your immediate family (mom, dad and siblings). If you want to skip the line, you can pay online by following this link.

Music begins at 6:30 PM if you do not plan on attending dinner.


UWG LGPE Clinic

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The University of West Georgia has invited Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble to participate in a LGPE clinic on Wednesday, February 12 at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center. The students will play their LGPE music, receive commentary from UWG Faculty, and rehearse with Dr. Byrd for the remainder of the clinic. Each clinic is roughly an hour and a half.  We are looking forward to this outstanding honor!


LGPE Dates and Times • County PAC

  • Wind Ensemble • March 19 • 8:40PM
  • Symphonic Band • March 19 • 4:10PM
  • Concert Band • March 20 • 9:30AM

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Eat at Moe’s on February 4, 2020  from 5PM – 8PM to support your Carrollton Trojan Band.


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Trojans visit Philadelphia and DC!

Trojan Tradition in 2 Historic Cities

If you were unable to attend the Booster meeting last Tuesday night, you missed the announcement of the next Trojan Band trip. In the Spring of 2021, our band will be travelling to Philadelphia and Washington DC. We are still working out the details, but we plan on performing a patriotic show for the trip so that we can perform Battle Hymn and pull the flag in these two historic cities. We will have a trip meeting soon to discuss cost, fundraising strategies, etc.


Week at a Glance

MLK

  • Monday – No School (but we are marching a parade)
    • MLK Parade
    • 9:15AM Load
    • 9:30AM Report in Uniform
    • 9:45AM Depart by bus to parade staging
    • 11:00AM Parade Starts
    • 12:00PM Return back at CHS – Check Remind for updates
  • Tuesday – Guard 4:30PM – 9PM
  • Thursday – Guard – 4:30PM – 7PM
  • Friday – Guard – 4:30PM – 7PM
  • Saturday – Winterguard Show Day @ Kennesaw Mountain H.S.
    • Itinerary is still TBA – we are waiting on SAPA to publish the performance schedule

Pastapalooza – January 28

We were able to reschedule our Pasta-Palooza to January 28, 2020 at 6PM with a concert following at 7PM in the CHS Cafeteria. We are asking you to sign up to bring either a pasta dish, drinks and/or a dessert (something that does not need to be cut, something like brownies, cupcakes, cookies, etc). If you bring a pasta dish we will have judges available and we will be presenting prizes for first, second and third place. While we are asking you to bring all of the food and drinks for this event, much like we did for the Chili Cook-off last year, we are asking for donations of $10 per person up to a maximum of $30 for your immediate family (mom, dad and siblings). If you want to pay for your donation online you can do so by clicking here. If you just want to attend the concert, please show up in the CHS Cafeteria by 7PM.

To sign up to bring item(s) to the Pastapalooza, please click here.


UWG LGPE Clinic

The University of West Georgia has started a LGPE Clinic and we are excited that our Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble have been invited to participate on Wednesday, February 12. The clinic will take place at Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center. The students will do a run through of their music, receive commentary from UWG Faculty, and rehearse with Dr. Byrd for the remainder of the clinic. Each clinic is roughly an hour and a half. This will undoubtedly be a profound experience for our students in their preparation for LGPE.


Upcoming Spirit Nights

Do you enjoy dining at Moe’s and/or American Pie PIzza, do you enjoy supporting our band, well then we have some great news. We have started Spirit Nights back at both places.

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For Moe’s, the first Tuesday of every month from 5PM – 8PM Moe’s will donate 10% of their sales to the Boosters.  Next one is on February 4, 2020

For American Pie, we have scheduled 4 Spirit Nights (which can be found within Charms… so have you synced your calendar to have Charms events listed on your calendar. See below for instructions) for this year. From 5PM – 9PM on those nights, American Pie will donate 15% of all noted (you will need to turn in a ticket when ordering your food) sales to the boosters. Next one is on February 20, 2020.  (2/20/2020 – Let’s Celebrate)


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Carrollton Represented in All-State Band

All-State Band!

This weekend we had 8 students attend the second round for the GMEA All-State auditions.   There were roughly 2400 students competing for about 200 spots.  The students performed a technical etude and two sight-reading examples – due to the weather, their auditions were adjusted to save time.  Making the cut to attend the audition is an honor in and of itself and our students continue to rise to the occasion!  I am so proud of the students who served as wonderful ambassadors of our community, school, and band this weekend!

Joshua Hansen, trumpet, successfully earned a spot in the All-State Band and will participate in Athens, GA this March 5-7!  Congratulations!!!!


newspaperGeneral Booster Meeting

We ask that all parents attend the upcoming General Band Booster meeting this Tuesday (January 14) at 6PM in the Band Room.  We will be planning for the future and sharing some important announcements.


Week at a Glance

  • Monday – Guard – 4:30PM – 7PM
  • Tuesday – General Booster Meeting – 6PM
  • Thursday – Guard – 4:30PM – 7PM
  • Saturday – Guard – 10AM – 9PM

MLKUpcoming Events

  • 1.20.2020 – MLK Parade
            • 9:15AM Load
            • 9:30AM Report in Uniform
            • 9:45AM Depart by bus to parade staging
            • 11:00AM Parade Starts
            • 12:00PM Return back at CHS – Check Remind for updates
  • 1.25.2020 – Winter Guard at Kennesaw Mtn HS
  • 1.28.2020 – Pastapalooza – 6PM in the Cafeteria

Pastapalooza RESCHEDULED!

We were able to reschedule our Pasta-Palooza to January 28, 2020 at 6PM. Please sign up to bring either a pasta dish, drinks and/or a dessert (something that does not need to be cut, something like brownies, cupcakes, cookies, etc). If you bring a pasta dish we will have judges available and we will be presenting prizes for first, second and third place. While we are asking you to bring all of the food and drinks for this event, much like we did for the Chili Cook-off last year, we are asking for donations of $10 per person up to a maximum of $30 for your immediate family to support our band program.

  • To sign up to bring item(s) to the Pastapalooza, please click here.

Spirit Nights are Back!image

Do you enjoy dining at Moe’s and/or American Pie Pizza, do you enjoy supporting our band, well then we have some great news. We have started Spirit Nights back at both places.

Moe’s has designated the first Tuesday of every month for us from 5PM – 8PM and will donate 10% of their sales to support our kids!  Please help us by attending!

American Pie Pizza.pngAmerican Pie has scheduled 4 Spirit Nights for this year, from 5PM – 9PM and will donate 15% of all noted sales to the boosters – you’ll have to let them know that you are there supporting our spirit night.  If you have your phone calendar synced to Charms then these are already in your calendar.  If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? You can still access all of that information by visiting the online calendar.  Our community is the best! Please help us show our gratitude for these companies’ support by visiting them whenever you can. 


Shop at Amazon? You Can Help the Boosters

Do you shop on Amazon often? Did you know that you can help the Band Boosters when you shop on Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and then select Carrollton Band Booster Club, Inc. for the charitable organization you want to support.

 

Happy New Year! Welcome Back!

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Second Semester Begins Tomorrow

Good evening!

We hope that everyone has had some special time with family while celebrating holidays and ringing in the New Year!  We are anxious to welcome everyone back tomorrow as we begin our second semester.  As you know with band, we are always preparing for something!  Hoping to make this a great semester for all of our students, but especially our seniors who are diligently working on preparing for next year as they count down to graduation.  Seniors, please continue to create wonderful memories with one another, as we still have plenty of time together as we create your legacy.

Chair Placement Auditions

Placement auditions in the fall are a peculiar animal because of the complexity of our schedules.  We are very fortunate to have the support of our administration to help us in this endeavor, but in order for all of our students to have the best possible experience, we must have balanced instrumentation in each of our concert band classes.  Sometimes student’s schedules work for them to move, but in order to keep the instrumentation balanced a student in that section would need to be able to move as well, which sometimes causes a problem.  Due to this puzzle, posting auditions during the fall semester is a challenge sometimes.

Thankfully, our band program is full of talented students who push one another.  Because of the need to balance instrumentation, this means that many students fall on the fulcrum between two ensembles and could be best served and perform well in either ensemble. Below is a link to the chair placement auditions based on how the schedules could work out.  I am excited about next semester as we begin preparing for Large Group Performance Evaluations.  It is going to be a great rest of the year!  Go Trojans!

Spring 2020 – Chair Placement


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Final Round of All-State

Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the 2nd and Final Round of All-State Band auditions, which will be held on January 11, 2020 at Union Grove HS in Henry County, by earning a high enough score to move on.  Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!  Below are your audition times:

  • Ben Bradley, trumpet • 10:45AM
  • Josh Hansen, trumpet • 11:42AM
  • Katie Hoberg, tenor saxophone 11:39AM
  • Hale’e LaChance, french horn • 11:27 AM
  • Maggie Rowland, flute • 11:35AM
  • Austin Schumann, trumpet • 11:30AM
  • Andrew Stagliano, baritone saxophone • 11:36AM
  • Thomas Svegl, trombone • 11:12 AM

Week at a Glance

Winter Guard activities after school this week

  • Monday: Guard 4:30 -7:00PM
  • Tuesday: Guard 4:30 – 9:00PM
  • Thursday: Guard 4:30 – 7:00PM
  • Saturday: Guard 10:00AM – 9:00PM
    • All-State Auditions at Union Grove HS in Henry County

Upcoming Dates

  • 1.14.2020 – Booster Meeting 6:00PM in the Don Hall Band Room
    • BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Hope to see you there!
  • 1.20.2020 – MLK Parade
    • 9:15AM Load
    • 9:30AM Report in Uniform
    • 9:45AM Depart by bus to parade staging
    • 11:00AM Parade Starts
    • 12:00PM Return back at CHS – Check Remind for updates
  • 1.25.2020 – Winter Guard at Kennesaw Mtn HS
  • 1.28.2020 – Pastapalooza

All-In-One Extras

After the All-In-One sale was over, we had some bacon, sausage, smoked turkey and cajun turkey leftover. If you would be interested in purchasing any of those items for your upcoming holiday meals, please contact Ed Redmond (ebredmond@gmail.com) to arrange pick up and payment. We only have limited quantities available so it will be first come first served.


Yankee Candle Fundraiser – Keep Selling!

A couple of days left –

You can keep selling Yankee Candle items online through January 8, 2020. The best way to sell is by posting www.yankeecandlefundraising.com to your social media pages and tell people to use Group Number 999968266 when placing your order. The items purchased online are shipped directly to the customer, so you will not need to deliver any items.


Shop at Amazon? You Can Help the Boosters

Do you shop on Amazon often? Did you know that you can help the Band Boosters when you shop on Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com and then select Carrollton Band Booster Club, Inc. for the charitable organization you want to support.