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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



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.

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