Spring Forward – Here We Go!

Although this is a short week, no school on Friday, it is a very important week for us! All three bands have performances at Large Group Performance Evaluations on Thursday, and our Winter Guard competes at Creekview High School as their last performance before Championships in Chattanooga the weekend of Spring Break.

Week at a Glance:

  • Monday: Symphonic Band • 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble • 3:30pm – 5:15pm (CJHS Wind Ensemble performs at 5:45pm for LGPE)
    • JV Winterguard JV • 4:15pm – 6:30pm (CHS Cafeteria)
    • Varsity Winterguard • 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Band Room • Start Upstairs)
  • Wednesday: Concert Band • 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday: LGPE • See Itineraries below • CB performs 10:30AM, SB performs 4:00PM, WE performs 8:00PM
    • Winter Guard • JV 4:15pm – 6:30pm (CHS Cafeteria)
    • Varsity 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Band Room)
    • Winter Guard Parent Meeting • 6:30pm – 7:30pm (Band Room lobby)
  • Friday: Teacher Workday • No School
    • Trojan Band 5K Pre-Race Packet Pick Up • 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Saturday: Trojan Band 5K • More Details Below
    • Winter Guard performances at Creekview HSPurchase tickets here
      • 11:48AM JV Performance
      • 1:15PM Varsity Performance
      • More details shared via the Band App

GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluations

Congratulations to our All-State students! LGPE on 3/16 • Guard friends and family show on 3/30 • Come out and support your Trojans!

All performances are hosted by the Carroll County Performing Arts Center and are FREE and open to the public. Please add these times to your calendar and share them with friends and family. The students are putting in extraordinary efforts to prepare this concert and we want to share it with as many people as possible.

  • March 16, 2023
    • Concert Band • 10:30AM Performance
      • Peacemaker March by Karl King edited by James Swearingen
      • Incantations by Robert W. Smith
      • Suspended Animation by Patrick Burns
    • Symphonic Band • 4:00PM Performance
      • British Eighth March by Zo Elliott edited by Quincy Hilliard
      • Incidental Suite by Claude T. Smith
        • I. Tarantella
        • II. Nocturne
        • III. Rondo
      • Mt. Everest by Rossano Galante
    • Wind Ensemble • 8:00PM Performance
      • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company by John Philip Sousa edited by the USMC
      • Four Scottish Dances by Malcolm Arnold transcribed by John Paynter
        • I. Pesante
        • II. Vivace
        • III. Allegretto
        • IV. Brio
      • Give Us This Day: Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble by David Maslanka
        • I. Moderately Slow
        • II. Very Fast

LGPE Itineraries • March 16, 2023

  • Concert Band 
    • Report: 8:00AM in Concert Attire and Load Equipment
    • Depart for Carroll County PAC: 8:40AM
    • Arrive: 9:00AM
    • Warm Up: 10:00AM 
    • Perform: 10:30AM
    • Sight-reading: 11:00AM
    • Depart for American Pie: 12:00PM • Bring $10 for lunch
    • Arrive Back at CHS: 1:00PM
    • Unload and Change
    • Report to 4th Block 1:45PM
  • Symphonic Band
    • Report: 1:15PM Change into Concert Attire and Load
    • Depart for Carroll County PAC: 2:00PM
    • Arrive: 2:20PM
    • Warm Up: 3:20PM
    • Perform: 4:00PM
    • Sight-reading: 4:40 – 5:15PM
    • Return back to CHS: 5:15PM
  • Wind Ensemble
    • Report in Concert Attire: 5:15PM
    • Load: 5:30PM
    • Depart: 6:00PM
    • Arrive: 6:20PM
    • Warm Up: 7:20PM
    • Perform: 8:00PM
    • Sight-reading: 8:40PM
    • Return to CHS: 9:30PM

Trojan Band 5K • On Saturday!!

Packet Pick-Up • Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm

We need a few volunteers to assist with packet pick up on Friday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Parent Volunteer Link

Day of the Race

Parents who are volunteering on Saturday, the shift is from 6:00AM – 10:00AM, but those who are assisting with clean up may take until 11:00AM at the latest. Thank you so much for your assistance with raising money so that we can provide the best possible experiences for your children!

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.

Parent Volunteer Link • Student Volunteer Preference

Most students will be stationed on the course to cheer on runners and play pep-tunes as the runners run by. Students assigned to assist with set-up should report at 7:00AM. Students performing in spirit ensembles need to report by 8:00AM and you should be in your location with your instrument by 8:45AM. The race begins at 9:00AM and should be finished by 10:30AM. Students assigned to clean up should may need to stay a little longer, but we should be finished by 11:00AM at the latest.

Senior Spotlight

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

Waiting List for the NY 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. Thank you so much for your support of all of our students!

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.

  • March
    • 13 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 14 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 15 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 16 • LGPE • CB 10:30AM, SB 4:00PM, WE 8:00PM
    • 17 • Teacher Word Day • No School
    • 18 • Trojan Band 5K • Required for all members • Volunteer Here
    • 18 • Winterguard at Creekview HS
    • 30 • Friends and Family Winterguard Show • 7:00PM in CHS Gym
  • April
    • 1 – 2 •  Winterguard SAPA Championships • Chattanooga, TN
    • 3-7 • SPRING BREAK • No School
    • 11 • Percussion Auditions 3:45pm – 6:15pm
      • Colorguard Workshop 4:00pm – 6:30pm
    • 12 • Percussion Auditions 3:45pm – 6:15pm
      • Colorguard Workshop 4:00pm – 6:30pm
    • 13 • Band Auditions • More InformationDownload the Etude Here
      • Percussion Auditions 3:45pm – 6:15pm
      • Colorguard Workshop 4:00pm – 6:30pm
    • 17 • Colorguard Auditions 4:00pm – 6:30pm
    • 18 • Colorguard Auditions 4:00pm – 6:30pm
    • 19 • Percussion Auditions 3:45pm – 6:15pm
    • 20• Percussion Auditions 3:45pm – 6:15pm
    • 24 • BBQ Packet Turn-In • Volunteer Here
    • 27 • 2023 – 2024 Marching Band Meeting • Show Announced
    • 29 • Solo & Ensemble at Paulding County HS
  • May
    • 3 • BBQ Set-Up • Volunteer Here
    • 4 • Band BBQ • Volunteer Here
    • 9 • Spring Concert
    • 19 • Graduation • Volunteer Here
    • 24 • Last Day of School

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