Week at a Glance
- Thursday: Chamber Music on the Lawn • 6:00PM
Chamber Music on the Lawn
The Chamber Music concert will take place outside so that we do not have to limit the audience size. The concert will begin at 6:00PM. Music selections will consist of small ensemble works prepared by the students. We will use the porch in front of the cafeteria as the stage and welcome you to bring lawn chairs to set up and watch your children perform in the courtyard at the school. It will be an informal concert, but a great way to showcase our students’ musical achievements.
Do you have any photos that you’d like to contribute to the banquet video? SUBMIT PHOTOS HERE
The banquet will start at 7:00PM on April 26, 2021 in the MAC. Please note it will be a ceremony only, we will not be serving dinner this year. But it will be a great celebration of our students as they have worked to overcome many obstacles this year and we are very proud of their efforts and achievements!
Band Auditions – Next Week
All videos turned in on time will earn an additional 30 points for submitting them on time.
Audition videos are due by April 29, 2020. All videos turned in on time will earn an additional 30 points for submitting them on time. Remember, your video does not have to be perfect. Record each take, and submit your best efforts by April 29.
More information can be found on the “band auditions” page up top.
Audition Info REVIEW
Audition videos are due by April 29, 2020. Remember, your video does not have to be perfect. Record each take, and submit your best efforts by April 29.
All videos turned in on time will earn an additional 30 points for submitting them on time.
1) 2 mins for scale test (3 points per scale) 2) chromatic scale (20 points plus bonus options) 3) etude (50 points) 4) quick study etude (50 points) – available on Sunday, April 18
You may record your videos as many times as you’d like. When you are finished, upload your videos to YouTube and set the listing as “Unlisted.” An unlisted video is only viewable if someone has the link to the video. Please title your video as follows: Audition section_First Name_Last Name. (ex., Scales_Alfonzo_Scruggs, Chromatic_Alfonzo_Scruggs, Etude_Alfonzo_Scruggs, Quick Study_Alfonzo_Scruggs).
Upcoming Trojan Band Member and Parent (Booster) Meeting
Please put this on your calendar! May 20th will be our 2021-2022 Information Meeting which will include rising Freshman through Senior parents and students. We will spend plenty of time walking through what it means to be in the CHS Trojan Band and Band Boosters next year, provide information to help parents and students get ready, and more! We will also have the CHS Band Store open for those who want some additional merch!
Updates to Booster Bylaws
Over the past several years we have been looking at some additional changes to clarify or improve our bylaws. As we grow, change, and move, different things become important and we need to clarify. For example, as we have grown, we need to have Executive Board members (officers + At large members) leading each of the fundraisers. Because we have only had 3 positions for At large, it has increased the amount of work for the board. We are wanting to create flexibility for the board but also increase the possible number of At large to help. This is just one of the examples. Below is a link to the changes requested to be voted on digitally. Parents, please take a minute and read through the requests and the explanations and vote here once! Each question is mandatory with answers of Yes, No, or Abstain. We will have the voting open for the next week.
Band BBQ • May 6, 2021
Just a reminder to sell those BBQ tickets! Packets went home with students before Spring break and each packet includes 25 single tickets and 5 double tickets. Each packet also included 20 raffle tickets. The raffle will be held immediately after the performance at the end of the event. The grand prize is $500. Thank you again to the parents who have graciously provided a Weber grill and a Scentsy gift basket for our 2nd and 3rd place prizes. The raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each.
We have also updated the volunteer link for this event to indicate different time slots. Please sign up (Volunteer for the BBQ) as soon as you can. We definitely need folks to help with setup and making sandwiches in the morning and then breaking down in the evening.
And don’t forget that packet turn is APRIL 30!
Any students who are available to assist on April 24 at Pelicans on April 24th and May 1st selling BBQ & Raffle tickets please email Jasmine Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, we will need a few student volunteers to pass out flyers at Mayfest which is also May 1.
Special thanks to the Squire Shop for making tickets available for us! Ran out of tickets? No problem! Send you friends and family to either the band room to buy tickets from Ms. Dothard or send them to the Squire Shop! Better yet, visit the squire shop, purchase some clothes and thank them for selling BBQ tickets and raffle tickets for us!
The CHS Scramble Trojan Band Golf Tournament will be held on June 3, 2021 at the Oak Mountain Golf course. Please help advertise the event. Also, please sign up to Volunteer for the Golf Tournament as soon as possible and someone will contact you with more information.
Graduation • May 28
Graduation is on May 28 and is scheduled to start for 7:30PM. We will perform for graduation this year like we have in the past. This is a required event for all 9th-11th grade band students. We wear our formal concert attire for the event. Thank you for supporting your child in performing this important service for our school in celebration of our graduating seniors!
5:00PM Dinner provided
6:30PM In Formal Attire and ready to warm-up
7:00PM Move as a band to the field for procession
Approximately 9:00PM Put up music/chairs/stands and dismissed
2021 Band Camp
Next year our school year begins on a Monday, which does sound normal, but has not been the case for the last decade. When we began school on Thursday, it allowed us to overlap our pre-planning schedule with band camp with less critical conflicts. Our original plan to work around this was to back up band camp by a week, but we realized this appeared to start camp earlier and resulted in one less week of summer vacation for our band students. We value the time our students have with their families and do not want them to have to choose between a vacation and band camp, so we have decided to try a new schedule. We know this schedule may have some challenges as well but we hope that we can work through them together to make sure band camp is successful.
We will have a 8:00AM – 9:00PM camp from July 19 – July 23 and a 1:00PM – 9:00PM camp from July 26 – July 30. Please add these to your calendars now.
Parents, please make your child drink water all summer long and get outside. We will be mindful of helping our students acclimate to the stresses of marching band, but we will need your help to ensure that they do not arrive to camp partially dehydrated and make sure they are prepared to battle the sun.
Below is a list of some upcoming events, please refer to our calendar on chstrojanband.com for a more complete overview of our upcoming rehearsals and events.
- 4.22 Chamber Music Concert on the Lawn
- 4.26 Band Banquet • MAC
- 4.26, 4.27, 4.29, 4.30 Fall Color Guard Audition Camp
- 4.26 Quick Study Etude available
- 4.27 Marching Percussion Clinic
- 4.29 Wind and Percussion Virtual Auditions due
- 4.30 BBQ Packet Turn In
- 4.30 Marching Percussion Clinic
- 4.30-5.1 District Honor Band
- 5.6 Band BBQ (Jazz Band and Marching Band Performances)
- 5.11 Marching Percussion Clinic
- 5.13 Marching Percussion Clinic
- 5.17-5.20 New Marcher Spring Training
- 5.17-5.20 Marching Percussion Auditions (Drum Camp)
- 5.20 Trojan Band Member and Parent Meeting
- 5.21 Marching Band Commitment Form Due
- ***5.25 Spring Concert*** UPDATED DATE
- COVID pushed the Spring Musical further back so that MAC was unavailable for our original date. This was the first available date.
- 5.28 REQUIRED – Graduation • All 9-11th grade band students perform
- 6.4 CHS Scramble Golf Tournament
- 6.7 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar)
- 6.14 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar)
- 6.21 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar)
- 6.28 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar)
- 7.3 Parade Practice
- 7.4 Carrollton 4th of July Parade
- 7.19 – 7.23 Band Camp 8:00AM – 9:00PM
- 7.26 – 7.30 Band Camp 1:00PM – 9:00PM
- 7:30 Trojan Night
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