District Honor Band this weekend!

This weekend we will be represented by 14 students at the GMEA District VII Honor Band in Ringgold, GA. Please help me to congratulate the following students for earning a spot in this year’s honor band:

  • Emily Hicks, flute
  • Lily Honeycutt, bassoon
  • Marie Fujita-Block, bassoon
  • Ann Haley, clarinet
  • Haley Rowell, clarinet
  • Cadence Carr, oboe
  • Kyle Maxwell, bass clarinet
  • Madison Pate, tenor saxophone
  • Max Duncan, bassoon
  • Connor Haley, bassoon
  • Jeffrey Garcia, clarinet
  • Nathan Stagliano, alto saxophone
  • Justin Arnold, trumpet
  • Walker McCullough, trumpet

The students will participate in rehearsals on Thursday, Friday, and give a concert on Saturday! The 9th and 10th grade students will have the opportunity to work with Bobby Lambert from Wando High School in South Carolina and the 11th and 12th grade students will work with Randall Coleman from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Their concert starts at 3:00PM at Ringgold High School on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

Week at a Glance:

  • Monday: Symphonic Band • 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble • 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • JV Winterguard JV • 4:15pm – 6:30pm (CHS Cafeteria)
    • Varsity Winterguard • 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Band Room • Start Upstairs)
  • Wednesday: Concert Band • 3:45pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday: Winter Guard • JV 4:15pm – 6:30pm (CHS Cafeteria)
    • Varsity 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Band Room)
    • District Honor Band Students• Report to band room at start of 3rd block
    • No Jazz Hang due to DHB
  • Friday: District Honor Band
  • Saturday: District Honor Band Concert Day
    • Parents, please pick up your child at the conclusion of their morning rehearsal (11:00AM) at Ringgold, HS.
    • HS Concert begins at 3:00PM at Ringgold, HS.

District Honor Band • February 9 – 11, 2023

Here is the itinerary for District Honor Band

The hotel fee for each student is $75 and can be paid via RevTrak or cash to Ms. Dothard. We will be staying at the Springhill Suites located at 155 General Lee Dr.  • Ringgold, GA 30736 • 706-935-2525. If paying by RevTrak be sure to put that the payment is for District Honor Band in the notes.

Parents, please be there on Saturday by 11:00AM. Sometimes the students get out of rehearsal early? So it might be a good idea to be a little early.

The DHB Program is digital again this year. You can preview it here.

Chocolate Bar Fundraiser • Winners Announced!

The fundraiser ended on Friday, January 27, 2023. Students must turn in $60/box for any box that they still haven’t sold.

Congratulations to the following students for being our top sellers! Thank you Mr. Mike Nichols for providing us with these prizes to motivate our students. The blocks are based on 1st semester, since the fundraiser began when the students were in those blocks and were calculated based on the number of boxes sold as of 1/27/2023, the official end date of the fundraiser.

  • Top Seller in 1st Block: Logan Moore • 5lb Chocolate Bar
  • Top Seller in 2nd Block: Madison Wiggins • 5lb Chocolate Bar
  • Top Seller in 4th Block: Jacob Hendrix • 5lb Chocolate Bar
  • Overall Top Seller: Jacob Hendrix • 28 Boxes!! • $100 Visa Giftcard

We still have about 30 boxes of chocolate left to sell. If all of your money for your previous boxes is already turned in and you would like to sell some of these boxes for credit towards your trip, please see Ms. Dothard, Mr. Nelson, or Mr. Carr to get more boxes.

Please help advertise! The 5K is quickly approaching.

Our 5K is on March 18, 2023. We are looking for sponsors and runners! Remember, you will receive 10% of each sponsorship that you secure towards band/guard fees or your trip account. You aren’t a runner but. you want to support our band? There is a T-Shirt only option.

The fun run is a 1 mile option for kids 12 & Under. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female will receive an award for the fun run.

The 5K is open to all participants. The cost is $25.00 per participants and students can sign-up for $15.00 each.

Fun Run (12 & Under): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male & Female
Overall Male & Female
First Masters Male & Female (40+)
1st, 2nd, 3rd place in the following categories:
10 & Under • 11-14 • 15-19 • 20-24 • 25-29
30-34 • 35-39 • 40-44 • 45-49 • 50-54 • 55-59
60-64 • 65-69 • 70-74 • 75-79 • 80&UP

Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Carrollton/trojanband5k to sign-up or for more information.

Thank you so SoleRoots Racing for your assistance in organizing, setting up, and timing the events. Thanks to their assistance, we are proud that this race serves as an official Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Event.

Senior Spotlight

We would like to recognize our seniors and their future plans! Parents/students, please fill out this form ASAP to help us recognize our amazing seniors!

Waiting List Now for the Trip

There are a few registrations pending, but with the current registrations and pending ones, we are at 130 travelers exactly. If you haven’t signed up, you are welcome to register but you might be added to a waiting list and you will be notified when a spot opens up. Visit this website for more information about the trip.

Snacks still needed for Winterguard

During the fall we were blessed by donations for our marching band! During the winter season we will be traveling with our Winterguard and feeding them during long rehearsals. You can use Amazon to continue sending snacks if that is easier for you or you can volunteer to send in needed items via Sign-Up genius.

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.

  • February
    • 6 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 7 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 8 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 9 – 11 • District Honor Band • Ringgold, GA
    • 13 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 14 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 15 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 20 – 25 • Winter Break • No School
    • 24 • Winterguard Camp (Varsity and JV)
    • 25 • Winterguard at Villa Rica HS
    • 27 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 28 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March
    • 1 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 2-4 • GMEA All-State Band
    • 4 • Varsity Winterguard Camp
    • 6 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 7 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 8 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 11 • Winterguard at Harrison HS
    • 13 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 14 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 15 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 16 • LGPE • WE, SB, CB • Times are still TBD
    • 17 • Teacher Word Day • No School
    • 18 • Trojan Band 5K • Required for all members
  • April
    • 1 – 2 •  Winterguard SAPA Championships • Chattanooga, TN
    • 3-7 • SPRING BREAK • No School

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