What a week!
Wow, our week back was full of adventures. Homecoming festivities were a lot of fun with our students dressing up in support of our school. Friday was a long but rewarding day that started with a pep-rally, continued with a parade, and ended with the football game. Our team played so well that we had a running clock the second half, resulting in a 56-0 victory! The running clock caught our students off-guard slightly, as we are accustomed to a little bit longer break, but they got themselves together for an excellent performance during post game. Many of our band students were representatives as sweethearts of various clubs or on the homecoming court. We were blessed with many beautiful princesses performing with us after the game.
Saturday was full of challenging trials, but I am proud to report that our Trojans overcame everyone of them. Although the weather did not cooperate for us to perform our show on the field with full props we were fortunate to have the opportunity to perform for an appreciative crowd inside the gym. Due to a tractor trailer tire malfunction and an unprepared repair person who attempted to rescue our trailer we had just enough time to unload, set up and perform. Our students were absolute pros when it came time to unload the trailer, get their equipment set-up, and perform with short notice. This could only be accomplished with a tremendous support system of parent volunteers who helped us through the challenging obstacles. Many of the students in the audience were in awe of our performance and the volunteer staff at Strong Rock Christian bragged on our students’ behavior throughout the evening. We represented Carrollton well!
I look forward to better weather soon as we represent our community again on Tuesday at the County Exhibition and November 7 at the Superbowl of Sound. Typically, we wouldn’t have this many engagements so close together on our calendar, but in response to COVID many of our dates moved. Fortunately, we do not have a commitment on Friday – so a well deserved and much needed rest is on the horizon. This past weekend witnessing the students change lives through their performance made all of the early mornings and late nights worth it! It was very evident that they LOVE performing and sharing the gifts with others. BRAVO Trojans! BRAVO!
Week at a Glance – County Exhibition on Tuesday
- Monday – Full Band: 3:45PM – 6:15PM
- Tuesday – Exhibition at Central – Itinerary below
- Thursday – Full Band: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
- Friday – Open, no band events
County Exhibition • October 27
This is a very important performance for our students, where they will have the opportunity to share with the other bands in our community the hard work and sacrifices that they have made this season to prepare their marching show.
We will need volunteers to help with loading and unloading as well as several of our typical tasks at the exhibition. Volunteer Sign-Up
Our Itinerary: Booster volunteers – if you are helping load or serving dinner, please report at 4:00pm.
- 3:45PM Students report to band practice field for warm-up
- 4:30PM Load equipment/Dinner/and Suit Up
- 5:30PM Depart for Central
- 5:45PM Unload equipment and stage on the track
- 6:20PM Sit in designated area of the stands to enjoy band performances
- 7:35PM Report to track with equipment to watch Villa Rica
- 8:00PM Quick Warm-up and get set-up
- 8:20PM Performance Begins!
- 8:50PM Watch Central’s performance from the track
- 9:05PM Load equipment and buses
- 9:30PM Depart for CHS
Schedule for the evening: Booster volunteers – if you are helping load or serving dinner, please report at 4:00pm.
- 6:30 PM National Anthem – Central HS Band
- 6:35 PM Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members
- 6:45 PM Bowdon H. S.* (warm up when you arrive)
- 7:05 PM Mt. Zion H.S.* (warm up begins at 6:55 or earlier)
- 7:25 PM Temple H. S.* (warm up begins at 7:15 or earlier)
- 7:50 PM Villa Rica H. S.* (warm up begins at 7:35 or earlier)
- 8:20 PM Carrollton H. S.* (warm up begins at 8:00 or earlier)
- 8:50 PM Central-Carroll H.S.* (warm up begins at 8:30 or earlier)
ADMISSION AND TICKET SALES – NEW SYSTEM USED THIS YEAR!
Admission price: $7.00 ($1 processing fee per ticket goes to GoFan) • Click Here to Order
ALL TICKET SALES THIS YEAR WILL BE DONE THROUGH GOFAN. WE WILL NOT SELL TICKETS AT THE ADMISSION GATE.
Carroll County and GHSA Passes will not be accepted. Please make sure your parents/supporters know. This is a fundraiser for the Norman L. Padget Scholarship fund. There will be a $5 parking fee for the lots located next to the stadium
November 7 • Superbowl of Sound Marching Band Competition
Our final contest of this marching season is on November 7, 2020. We will be attending the Superbowl of Sound at Central Carroll High School. This is an important event for our students, as this will be the culmination of our competitive season. The students have been working extremely hard while navigating challenging situations. I am excited for them to have the opportunity to showcase their efforts!
- 2:00 PM Report for warm-up and rehearsal
- 5:00 PM Load Equipment/Dinner
- 6:30 PM In Full Uniform
- 6:50 PM Depart for Central
- 7:05 PM Arrive at Central and unload equipment
- 8:05 PM Warm-Up
- 9:00 PM Performance
- 10:00 PM Awards Ceremony
- 10:45 PM Depart for CHS
- 11:00 PM Approx. arrival back toCHS (Unload equipment, etc. then dismissal)
Did you forget to turn in All-In One sales? If so, Ms. Smith is ordering everything tomorrow morning. If you bring in your orders first thing, we can include them. But you will need to make sure to turn them in first thing in the morning before reporting for class.
Trip Update and Trip Fundraiser Opportunity
As previously posted, we have decided as a booster club not to travel to Philadelphia and DC this year in light of all current events. The trip instead has evolved into a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando Florida (Admission to both parks and Volcano Bay). The cost of the trip is $800 (for Quad occupancy) and we have opened spots back up for the trip. If you previously paid a deposit for the Philly/DC trip, we have credited that deposit towards this trip, but you may opt out by November 6 without penalty. After November 6, you will be signed up for the trip and the $50 deposit will be non-refundable. All payments are due in full by mid-February. More detailed information will be coming out this week, but the payments are $200 a month (Nov 30, Dec 18, Jan 22, Feb 22).
If you have not previously signed up, then you can do so by paying a $50 non-refundable deposit, ASAP. Due to buses capacities, there are limited spots, but if we have enough interest we may open more spots up. Payments will be handled through our booster club. After paying the deposit to secure a spot, the following payment schedule would be followed: $200 by Nov 30; $400 by Dec 18; $600 by Jan 22; $800 by Feb 22.
Want to earn money toward the cost of your spring trip? Not going on the trip? No worries, you can participate and your earned money will go toward helping purchase new uniforms and everyday expenses of the band.
Each student received information for our trip fundraiser through Super Fan. The cool thing about this fundraiser is all you have to do is register the student through this link and share the custom link you get through social media, email or text to your family and friends.
Each order that comes through your link will earn you 40% of the total order cost (not including shipping/handling) toward your trip cost. Share it, sit back and watch the money come in. This will be an ongoing fundraiser but if someone wants their order before Christmas, they need to order by November 12th. They have items starting at $10.00 to accommodate all budgets and feature the Tervis best selling, made in America hot/cold tumbler!
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