2nd Round vs. Marietta on Friday

Our Trojans won their first round of the GHSA 7A Football playoffs on Saturday against Lowndes County High School and will host Marietta High School on Friday, November 18, 2022. We are excited about the opportunity to host another home football game and we look forward to bringing the noise once again!! Go Trojans!

Week at a Glance

  • Monday: Veteran’s Day Concert • 7:00PM • MAC
    • District Jazz Band • Heritage HS in Ringgold, GA
  • Tuesday: Winter Guard call backs • 4:00pm – 6:30pm • Band Room/Cafeteria
  • Thursday: Band Auditions • Sign Up for a Time Here
  • Friday: 2nd Round Playoff vs. Marietta • HOME • 7:30pm Kick-off • Volunteer Here
    • All In One Pick-Up • 9:00AM – 5:00PM • Tabernacle Baptist Church • Volunteer Here
  • Saturday: All in One Pick-Up • 9:00AM – 12:00PM • Tabernacle Baptist Church • Volunteer Here

Veteran’s Tributes

Last week we had the honor to perform at 2 school assemblies honoring the veterans of our community on Friday and the opportunity to perform alongside Lowndes County High School during halftime of the 1st round of playoffs. We continue our celebration on Monday with our Annual Veteran’s Day concert, but we wanted to share our gratitude to our Carrollton High School JROTC program for organizing the assemblies and to the Lowndes County High School Georgia Bridgemen for performing with us.

Did you miss the trip meeting?

Visit the link at the top of the page or click here for more information. We are still accepting sign-ups. First deposit is due by November 25, 2022 to join the trip.

Veterans’ Day Concert • November 14

The concert starts at 7:00PM, but students are required to either help set-up or help clean-up as part of their grade. All students should report in their concert attire and store their marching band instruments and cases backstage for the final portion of the program.

  • Harmony Winds (Concert Band & Symphonic Band) Report: 6:15PM Onstage
  • Wind Ensemble Report 6:15PM in Mr. Cox’s room to warm-up
  • Wind Ensemble Reports to audience to watch Harmony Winds • 6:50PM
  • Concert Begins 7:00PM with Harmony Winds
  • Wind Ensemble performs around 7:30PM
  • Marching Band performs around 8:00PM
  • Concert concludes around 8:30PM

Click Here to view the digital program for the concert

Thank you for your service!

Here is a draft of the slideshow that was created with your submissions! Thank you to everyone who took a moment to submit and honor their loved one who has served and thank you to all of the men and women who chose to serve our country. We are extremely thankful for your commitment and sacrifices to serve and protect our country.

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 are on Thursday

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


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
    • 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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