District Honor Band Recap
This past weekend we hosted the GMEA District VII 9-10 Honor Band and were represented by a wonderful group of students in both the 9-10 and 11-12 bands who performed an inspired concert on Saturday at the county PAC. Their performance was so polished that it was difficult to believe that they had just begun rehearsals on Friday morning!
Another congratulations to Connor Haley, Walker McCullough, Jeffrey Garcia, Maggie Rowland, Austin Schumann, Caroline Fjeran, Lexi Laye, and Andrew Beam for your participation in the district honor band. You represented us very professionally all weekend and we are proud of you!! Your concert was absolutely breath-taking. Go Trojans!
Very special thank you to the Malmquists, Millers, Rowlands, and Staglianos for answering the call for help on Saturday! We learned there was an event in the MAC on Sunday and had a short window to strike the stage then get the percussion instruments to the county PAC. We would have never been able to accomplish it without your help!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Week at a Glance
- Monday: Leadership Interviews (Scheduled in Google Classroom)
- Band BBQ Planning Meeting: 7:00PM • Band Room
- Tuesday: Drum Major interviews (Scheduled in Google Classroom)
- Wednesday: Band BBQ Set-Up at 6:00PM
- Thursday: Band BBQ
- 6:00 Symphonic Jazz Band
- 6:15 1st Block Jazz Band
- 6:45 Marching Band
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
Thank you to everyone who voted! We had enough votes to pass all amendments. The updated Bylaws document will be updated and provided for the 2021-2022 season!
Band BBQ • May 6, 2021
Packet turn was APRIL 30! We received about ¼ of the packets. Please turn in even unsold tickets as soon as possible.
Just a reminder that our planning meeting is tomorrow at 7:00pm in the band room and setup is Wednesday at 6:00pm.
We also ask that you continue to encourage ticket sales by having people visit the Booster store website here or having folks drive thru on the day of!
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 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 three Scentsy gift baskets for our prizes. Thank you to the CTEA department at CHS and Scott Evans Nissan for additional prizes.
The CHS Scramble Trojan Band Golf Tournament will be held on June 4, 2021 at the Oak Mountain Golf course. Please help advertise the event by sharing the Facebook Event
Please share the information on all of your social media.
Also, please sign up to Volunteer for the Golf Tournament as soon as possible and someone will contact you with more information.
Spring Concert • May 25
Please note the date change for Spring Concert. This change occured because of the availability of the MAC. Drama has the facility booked for all of May for the Spring musical. CJHS performs at 6:00 on May 25 and our concert will follow at 7:00PM.
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
- 7:30PM Processional
- 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.
We would also like to ask any parent who is active in a local church or works for a local company to consider reaching out to leaders to help with our dinners at Band Camp. Whether a small donation or feeding our kids completely one night, anything from our great community is welcome!
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.
- 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/Fee 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
Do you ever order from Amazon? If you do, you can order the same items on AmazonSmile for the same amount and a percentage of the purchase will be donated to the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters.
The AmazonSmile program is a give-back program where the online retailer, Amazon, donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters to support our normal operations and efforts in supporting our band. This really is a effortless way to support our band without it costing you anything extra. If you normally shop online with Amazon, you simply designate the Carrollton High School Band Boosters Club Inc. as the charitable organization that you’d like to support and that’s it… Your account will automatically be linked and then whenever you make your normal eligible purchases the band will benefit. It can’t get much easier than that to help!
To link your account, follow this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1572206 and sign in to your Amazon account. That’s all there is to it! Share this link with your family, friends, and co-workers too so they can support us as well. If you want to take your support to the next level, share this opportunity with your Facebook Friends by simply clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1572206 or on share on your Twitter feed by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1mt64cX
After linking your account, whenever your shopping on Amazon, make sure your shopping at smile.amazon.com and then look for the AmazonSmile logo in the upper left-hand corner of your browser window. That’s your assurance that your purchases will benefit our program! NOTE: AmazonSmile does not work with the Amazon App for mobile devices. If you commonly shop from your smartphone or mobile device you will want to place the items you want in your shopping cart via the app but then complete your checkout in a traditional web browser on your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or mobile device in order for the AmazonSmile donation to be made.
There is no time limit on this program so we encourage you to continue to take advantage of this opportunity year-round.
If you have any specific questions you can contact the Band Boosters at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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