1st Round vs. Lowndes on Saturday

Our Trojans finished the season 10-0 and have secured a home playoff game for the 1st round. This game will take place this Saturday in Grisham Stadium. Kick-off is 6:30PM. See below for the full itinerary as well as the week at a glance!

Week at a Glance

  • Monday: Winter Guard auditions • 5:00pm – 7:00pm in Band Room
  • Tuesday: Full Band • 3:45pm – 5:00pm in Band Room
    • Winter Guard auditions • 5:00pm – 7:00pm in Band Room
  • Thursday: Full Band • 3:45pm – 5:00pm in Stadium
  • Friday: Game is on Saturday – enjoy your night off!
  • Saturday: 1st Round Playoff vs. Lowndes County • HOME • 6:30pm Kick-off • Volunteer Here
    • Band Room Open • 4:30pm
    • In Uniform • 5:30pm
    • Depart for AMP • 5:40pm
    • Pre-game • 6:15pm
    • Kick-Off • 6:30pm
    • Approx. • 9:30pm game ends

Winter Guard Auditions

Open auditions to learn more about the Winter Guard. Wear athletic/dance clothing and bring your best attitude. Please fill out this form before attending: https://docs.google.com/forms/

Email any questions to Mr. Pierre Brown, Director of Colorguard • trojan.cg@carrolltoncityschools.net

Virtual Trip Meeting • Thursday, November 10 • 7:00PM

We will have a virtual trip meeting on Thursday evening. We will cover trip costs, trip inclusions, and how to sign-up for the trip.

2023 NYC Trip Meeting
Thursday, November 10 · 7:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/btd-dfsm-rvn
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 267-755-9535‬ PIN: ‪698 644 672‬#

Veterans’ Day Concert • November 14

Help Us Honor Our Veterans

Final day to submit for the slide show is Wednesday, November 9. We would like to honor family members and friends of the Carrollton Trojan Band with the creation of a slide show to be presented at our Veteran’s Day Concert on November 14, 2022. The concert is FREE and open to the public. We would be honored by your presence if you are able to attend. Please help us to spread the word!

Christmas Sponsorship

We are sponsoring 2 families for Christmas this year. This is a great opportunity to give back this holiday season. All volunteers are greatly appreciated but please do not feel pressured to participate. Participation is completely optional.

The families that we were assigned have a total of 7 children. The 1st family has 4 children (13F, 10M, 7F, 4M) and the 2nd family has 3 children (6M, 4F, 2F). Please list your name beside the gift that you will purchase. You can access the spreadsheet by clicking the photo above or by using this link.

Once you purchase the gift please label it with the child’s letter or number and bring it to the band room, unwrapped by December 3, 2022- the day of the parade and Christmas Party.

Band Auditions Next Thursday

Band Auditions will take place in person in the band building on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Students will sign up for times next week.

Students will perform the following for points during their audition:
1) 2 mins for scale test (3 points per scale)
2) chromatic scale (20 points plus bonus options)
3) etude (60 points) • GMEA Lyrical Etude
4) Sight-Reading (50 points)

Below, more detailed information about what to prepare and how it is scored:

2 mins scales test (Winds and Percussion):

Please perform as many major/minor scales as you can in 2 minutes. The scales do not have to be memorized. Students will receive a maximum of 3 points per octave that is performed correctly (1 point ascending, 1 point descending, and 1 point for the arpeggio.) Mistakes may be corrected but you only have 2 minutes to complete their scales. If time runs out in the middle of a scale, you may finish that scale for full credit but will be finished at the end of that scale. Articulation and rhythm does not matter for scales, but note accuracy is imperative. Keep in mind: your scale score is not limited by anything except time. You can really earn a lot of points in this category if you practice diligently. It is rare, but not unheard of for students to perform 12 major and 12 minor scales, 2 octaves in a 2 minute period. Are you up for the challenge?

Chromatic Scale (Winds and Percussion):

Students are encouraged to demonstrate their full range by performing their chromatic scale. The chromatic scale does not have to be memorized. GMEA has requirements for recommended ranges for students who are auditioning for district honor band. Their recommendation is a great starting goal. The scale should be performed in an even rhythm both ascending and descending. Points for the chromatic scale will be awarded as follows:

Perform the Junior High School required ranges for a total of 20 points
Flute Low C to High F
Oboe Low C to High C
Bassoon Low Bb to High F
Soprano Clarinet Low E to High D above High C
Bb Low Clarinet Low E to High A Bb
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet Low E to High A
Alto Sax Low C to High D
Baritone Sax Low C to High D
Tenor Sax Low C to High D
Trumpet Low F# to High G
French Horn Low F to High F
Trombone Low E to High F
Baritone (BC) Low E to High F
Baritone (TC) Low F# to High G
Tuba Low E to High F
Percussion – Full range of the instrument

For each additional note added to the range students may earn an additional point for their Chromatic Scale.
Bonus points: There is no specified tempo, but the evaluator has the discretion to award up to 10 bonus points for performing the scale with quality tone in all registers, speed, and exceptional evenness of the performance.

Etude (Winds and Percussion):

Access the etudes here: This link will take you to the GMEA where you can access the appropriate etude for your instrument and grade level. As announced the 1st week of school, we will perform the Lyrical Etude published by GMEA for your instrument.

The etude will be graded based on all of the elements of music: tone, pitch, tempo, rhythm, technique, articulations, dynamics, musicality, expression, style, etc. A compelling performance of the etude can earn you 60 points. Be sure to pay attention to the time signature, tempo marking, and key signature.

Sight-Reading (Winds and Percussion):

Students will have 30 seconds to silently study a brief musical example before performing it for the judge. Sight-reading is graded on all elements of music: tone, pitch, tempo, rhythm, technique, articulation, dynamics, musicality, expression, and style. A compelling performance of the sight-reading can earn 50 points. Be sure to pay attention to the time signature, tempo, and key signature.

All In One Sale Pick Up

Please remind everyone who ordered from you that pick up for the All in One Sale is November 18 or 19 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. We will need volunteers to assist these days. Volunteer Here •  9:00AM – 5:00PM on November 18 and 9:00AM – 12:00PM on November 19.

Amazon • 2 Ways to Help • Snacks Needed

THANK YOU so much to our parents and friends who have ordered items from our Amazon Wishlist! Your generosity makes a difference and we are very appreciative. THANK YOU!!!!

Mark Your Calendars

The following events we need all hands on deck and are requesting your involvement.

Upcoming Dates

This is not an exhaustive list. Refer to our calendar online for the most up to date information regarding events and times.

  • November
    • 7 & 8 • Winter Guard Auditions • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    • 8 • Full Band 3:45pm – 5:00pm
    • 10 • Full Band 3:45pm – 5:00pm
    • 12 • First Round Playoffs • HOME • Volunteer Here
    • 14 • Veteran’s Day Concert • 7:00pm
    • 17 • Band Auditions
    • 18 • 2nd Round Playoffs • Volunteer Here
    • 21 – 25 • Thanksgiving Break – No School
    • 25 • 3rd Round Playoffs • Volunteer Here
  • December
    • 2 • 4th Round Playoffs • Volunteer Here
    • 3 • Carrollton Christmas Parade • Volunteer Here
      • 2nd Round All-State Jazz Auditions • Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe
    • 7 • Full Band Dress Rehearsal with Chorus 3:30pm – 6:00pm • MAC
    • 8 • Holiday Concert • 7:00pm • MAC
    • 10 • District Honor Band Auditions • East Paulding High School
      • Class 7A Football Championship Game • 7:00pm • Georgia State University Center Parc Stadium • Volunteer Here
    • 16 • Final day before the break
  • January
    • 3 • Students return to school
    • 12 – 13 • Final Exams
    • 16 • MLK Parade • No School
    • 17 • Start of 2nd Semester

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