CHS Band

Post/News related to the Carrollton High School Band and possibly some 8th grade band students that may be participating in high school band events.

Thank you Veterans!

We are so thankful for the men and women who have made a commitment to our country by serving in our military. Without their dedication and sacrifices our lives would not be the same. Thank you for serving our country to make this a better place for all of us!

What a great win for the Trojan Football team at Riverview on Friday night! It was cold and nasty, but our Trojan fans were awesome as always. Our band performed a half time show in honor of our Veterans! I appreciate all of you that helped make the show a success by assisting with our awesome American flag! We are excited to host Loganville this Friday night at Grisham Stadium! Come on out and cheer on your Trojans!

A couple of important events are happening this week, so please make sure you read this post in its entirety.

  • Monday – Veterans Day Concert at 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday – Hollywood Parade Practice – 3:45 – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday – Full Band Rehearsal – 3:45 – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday – MANDATORY Pre-Trip Meeting – 6:00 pm
  • Friday – Playoff Game against Loganville – 7:30 pm
  • Friday – All in One pick up – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday – All in One pick up – 9:00 am – Noon

Maybe that is more than a couple of things!


Veterans Day Concert

Join us Monday night, November 12th at 7:00 pm for a special concert honoring our Veterans!

It will be an evening full of music! Yes, we worked on marching band all semester, learned some chamber music and jazz selections, but we’ve also prepared a wonderful concert for all. It will feature all 3 concert bands, 1 jazz selection played by our Summer Jazz Band, our marching band, and a pretty awesome guitar solo. I think that you’ll have a great time! We hope that you’ll join us!

Students will wear their formal attire to this concert. I know that some of our attire that was ordered earlier this year had not quite arrived by Friday. It should be here tomorrow. If for some reason it is not here, then please wear something as close to all black attire that you have.

Report times:

  • Concert Band 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm in band room (welcome to go home need to be back by 6:30PM for sound check on stage)
  • Symphonic Band 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm on stage (welcome to go home, need to be back by 6:45PM)
  • Wind Ensemble 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm on stage (welcome to go home before your rehearsal, please be back in time for your rehearsal)

Hollywood Trip Meeting

There is a MANDATORY meeting Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 pm in the Don Hall Band Room. We will discuss details of packing, flights, itinerary, expectations, etc. Parents and students joining us on the Hollywood trip are REQUIRED to attend this important meeting.


HOME Playoff Game against Loganville

We are at home this Friday night! Go Trojans!

  • 6:15PM Report in Uniform (Students need to have eaten dinner before arriving)
  • 6:45PM Performance in the CHAMP
  • 7:00PM Pre-game
  • 7:30PM Kick Off

All in One Pick Up

We have a few specific areas of need for the All in One pick up. We need some strong individuals to assist in unloading the trucks on Friday morning at 7:30 AM. If you can help at that time, please meet in the Tabernacle Baptist Church parking lot to assist! We will need people to sign up and help distribute the fruit and meat. Please see the following link to sign up to volunteer!

Friday Sign up

Saturday Sign Up

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Trojan Band Update Week of 11/4/18

Chili Cook – Off Big Success!

Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered and made our inaugural chili-cook-off a success! Many students commented that this is their favorite concert that they have participated in so far and many parents mentioned that they enjoyed their evening as well. What a fun way to bring everyone together and allow our students to showcase what they have been learning during class!

Friday night was an outstanding night celebrating our seniors. Our team won 50-0 and we had a spirited dance party in the band room following the game. This senior class continues to lead our band program to new heights through their composure and class. I am so glad that there are still plenty of events ahead to enjoy and celebrate our seniors.


Hollywood Trip

 

The trip is approaching quickly!

Travelers will be allowed to check 1 bag and bring 1 carry on on the flights. Marching Uniforms and Instruments will be loaded on the trailer on Saturday, November 17. Mr. Antico is driving our van and trailer to Hollywood for us. If you see him, please give him a great big HIGH 5 or a hug and say THANK YOU! We are so blessed that he continues to volunteer for our band program. Thank you Mr. Antico for the support that you provide all of us! We love you!

There will be a MANDATORY pre-trip meeting for EVERYONE (parents and students) traveling to Hollywood on November 15th at 6 PM. Please make sure to put that date and time on your calendar. This has been on the Charms calendar for quite some time. If you use your phone/computer calendar please sync the Charms calendar to your device and you will always have the latest information on our band schedule.


Playoff game vs. Riverwood HS

 

 

3:30 PM Load Trailer

3:30 PM Eat Dinner

4:30 PM In Uniform

4:45 PM Depart for Riverwood

7:30 PM Kick-off


This week’s schedule

Monday – Wind Ensemble Practice 3:30PM – 6:00PM

Tuesday – Parade Practice 3:30 – 5:00PM

Thursday – Full Band 3:45PM – 5:00PM

Friday – Playoff Game Itinerary Above


Veterans Day Concert

Our Veterans Day Concert is on Monday, November 12 at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center. Students will need their concert attire. Please double check that everything still fits and all pieces of the attire can be located.

We will have practices after school for our percussion to be able to run their music with the winds before the concert and allow for a sound check on stage.

  • Concert Band 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm in band room (welcome to go home need to be back by 6:30PM for sound check on stage)
  • Symphonic Band 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm on stage (welcome to go home, need to be back by 6:45PM)
  • Wind Ensemble 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm on stage (welcome to go home before your rehearsal, please be back in time for your rehearsal)

Students are required to help set up or clean up as part of their concert grade.


All in One Pick Up

Thank you to all those that participated in our All in One fundraiser. The items will be available for pickup Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th. We will needs lots of volunteers to help set up and distribute items. Please go to the following links to sign up:

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4535893

 

Competition Recap and Senior Night

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What a wonderful season! Here are some words reflecting on this past season from our Booster President and Band Director:

Wow! I have loved watching these awesome kids work hard, depend on each other, grow as performers, and polish a touching, powerful, impressive show! Saturday’s performance was amazing! We are blessed to have an outstanding staff that has poured into our kids. Also, thank you to the parents that build the props, load and unload the trucks, push equipment, repair things, feed our kids, chaperone buses, repair and fit uniforms, and come out to cheer on our Trojan Band! I love our band family! – Meredith Harris, Booster President

I am so proud of our Trojan Band! We have had such a wonderful competitive season, full of outstanding support from our parents and tons of growth from our students. The performances this weekend were both FANTASTIC! Despite the rainy evening our band performed their hearts out on Friday night and dedicated their Saturday to their final competition. Their performance on Saturday was full of enthusiasm and energy as they again won the crowd over! We ended the night with 1st place drum major, 2nd place band, percussion, and colorguard in Open Class and 2nd runner up to the Grand Champion award for the contest. There was steep competition at this competition and the judging panel included field judges. We have been working diligently to continue to improve and I am proud to report that our students made major improvements with their visual score this past weekend. We decided to focus more on our visual execution after receiving the comments from the Heard County competition and our students demonstrated remarkable growth in this caption! We will perform this show again this Friday night for Senior Night as we celebrate a terrific season for our Seniors. – Chris Carr, Band Director


This Week’s Schedule

Tuesday – Chamber Music/Percussion Ensemble Concert and Chili Cook Off – 6:00 pm

Thursday – Rehearsal 3:45 – 5:00 pm

Friday – Football Game vs. Hiram (Senior Night) (Although there is not school for our students it is still a required game for our marching band students)


Chamber Music/Percussion Ensemble Concert and Chili Cook Off

Join us THIS Tuesday for a chamber music/percussion ensemble concert. Tuesday, October 30. We are in need of volunteers to cook chili. Please make your favorite chili in a crockpot and bring to share. We will have guest judges to select the best chili. Also, don’t forget to bring some drinks and desserts to share with everyone! The idea is to have dinner and an informal concert to showcase the work that our students have been doing during class. In addition to marching band, the students have prepared chamber music, percussion ensembles, chamber music, and jazz charts to share with you this evening. Dinner will start at 6:00PM accompanied by chamber music, and the percussion ensembles and jazz bands will begin at 7:00PM. We will be finished by 8:00PM.

We will need volunteers to help set up (5:00PM – 6:00PM), to bring chili (please bring your chili by 5:30PM in a crock pot with a ladle and any fixings that are appropriate for your chili), and to clean up (8:00PM – 8:30PM).

Chili Cook Off Sign Up

Tickets for the dinner are $5.00/each, but students who are participating in the music will eat for free. We do ask that students bring the following donations to help us keep the cost of the event down.

Woodwinds bring 2 – 2 liter drinks (or a gallon of tea or lemonade) and cups

Brass bring bowls, napkins, dessert plates, and plastic spoons and forks

Percussion bring desserts


Friday Football Game at Home versus Hiram (Senior Night)

Hiram Football Game Volunteer Link

Please note that Friday is senior night, so many of our parents will be escorting their senior before the game. If you do NOT have a senior and can volunteer to help Friday night, that would be amazing! We want our senior parents to be able to enjoy the night and relax!

6:15 PM In Full Uniform

6:30 PM Performance in the AMP

6:45 PM We will enter pre-game early to see Senior Night

7:10 PM Pre-Game

7:30 PM Kick-off


American Pie After the Game

American Pie will be staying open late this Friday, November 2nd, for the Trojan Band! I hope you make plans to join your band family as we celebrate an amazing season and our seniors! The band will NOT be providing transportation to or from American Pie. Students will need to be picked up between 11 and 11:30 pm. Parents are welcome to join us! It will be a great night!


Hollywood Trip Meeting

There will be a MANDATORY pre-trip meeting for EVERYONE traveling to Hollywood on November 15th at 6 PM. Please make sure to put that date and time on your calendar.

If for some reason you have not completely paid off your trip, you need to do that ASAP.

This has been on the Charms calendar for quite some time. If you use your phone/computer calendar please sync the Charms calendar to your device and you will always have the latest information on our band schedule.


All In One Sale

If you have not turned in your All in One packet, please do so by Tuesday. Also, if you chose not to participate, please remember that you are expected to make a $100 donation to the Band Boosters.

Competition WEEK! Hollywood Payment Due

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Good Sunday evening! I hope that you all were able to get some rest this weekend and enjoy some family time! It has been a busy couple of weeks! This week is an important week for several reasons:

  1. Last Hollywood Payment is due Tuesday, October 23rd!!
  2. All In One money is due Thursday, October 25th!
  3. Football game at Paulding County High School on Friday.
  4. Competition this Saturday, the 27th, at South Forsyth High School

So, get ready for a busy week!


Hollywood Trip Payment

The last payment for the Hollywood trip is due Tuesday, October 23rd. This means that each traveler should be paid IN FULL Tuesday!!

There will be a MANDATORY pre-trip meeting for EVERYONE traveling to Hollywood on November 15th at 6 PM. Please make sure to put that date and time on your calendar.


All In One Sale

Band Boosters will be available in the band room on Thursday, October 25th from 6-9 pm to receive your All in One forms and payments. Please get busy selling! Visit your neighbors, ask your co-workers, call band alum and ask them to support the Trojan Band! This year it is even easier for people to pay for their fruit and meat. Payments can be made on the CHS Trojan Band website at:

https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/2018-all-in-one-sale/#/list

**Please Note that there has been a technical difficulty with the link, it will be working tomorrow.**

Customers will still need to pick up their orders, but they will be able to order and pay online! How convenient!

ALL students (band and guard) are EXPECTED to participate in this fundraiser. If you choose not to participate in the fundraiser, you are expected to make a $100 donation to the band boosters. I know this sounds harsh, but you can’t expect someone else to take up your slack just because you didn’t want to ask people to buy some fruit or meat. I know that it may be out of your comfort zone, but our community is kind and the band has a fantastic reputation, which makes our job easy to get people to buy from us!


Football game at Paulding County High School 10/26

 

  • 4:00 PM Load
  • 4:30 PM Dinner
  • 5:15 PM Uniform Check
  • 5:30 PM Depart
  • 7:30 PM Kick-off
  • 11:30 PM Arrive back at CHS (estimate – check Remind for updates)

North Georgia Marching Band Competition – Saturday 10/27

This is our final competition of the season and it is at South Forsyth High School. Our students continue to work extremely hard, let’s finish the season strong!

  • 12:00 PM Rehearsal
  • 1:45 PM Load Equipment
  • 2:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:50 PM Uniform Check
  • 3:00 PM Depart for South Forsyth HS
  • 5:00 PM Arrive
  • 6:00 PM Warm-Up
  • Performance Time – 7:00 PM
  • Awards – 8:40 PM
  • 10:00 PM Depart for CHS
  • 12:00 AM Arrive back at CHS (estimate – check Remind for updates)

General Admission is $10.00 and parking is free.


Practice Schedule

  • Monday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • All in One turn in (7-9 pm)

Dinner Concert: Chili-Cook-Off

Tuesday, October 30. We are in need of volunteers to cook chili. Please make your favorite chili in a crockpot and bring to share. We will have guest judges to select the best chili. Also, don’t forget to bring some drinks and desserts to share with everyone! The idea is to have dinner and an informal concert to showcase the work that our students have been doing during class. In addition to marching band, the students have prepared chamber music, percussion ensembles, chamber music, and jazz charts to share with you this evening. Dinner will start at 6:00PM accompanied by chamber music, and the percussion ensembles and jazz bands will begin at 7:00PM. We will be finished by 8:00PM.

We will need volunteers to help set up (5:00PM – 6:00PM), to bring chili (please bring your chili by 5:30PM in a crock pot with a ladle and any fixings that are appropriate for your chili), and to clean up (8:00PM – 8:30PM).

Please sign up to volunteer here.

Tickets for the dinner are $5.00/each, but students who are participating in the music will eat for free.

More information to come soon!

What a great week!

Legacy of Champions Successful Again

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Photo: Chris Shumick, Milton HS

It was a beautiful, successful, fun-filled, exhausting, and amazing day on the campus of Carrollton City Schools for our Trojan Band as we hosted the 4th annual Legacy of Champions! Thank you to all our students, staff, parents, and volunteers for your enthusiastic service! What a privilege it was to serve so many band students from band programs across our state. Thank you for your concerted effort in showing terrific customer service and leading the way to a memorable experience for all of our guests. Congratulations to Milton High School for being named Grand Champions and receiving the Legacy Sword!

Next year’s LoC will be held on October 12, 2019.


50 Years as the Voice of the Trojan Bandimage

During the Trojan Band halftime performance last night, Mr. Doyle Akins was honored for his 50 Years of service as the Trojan Band Announcer! THANK YOU, Mr. Akins for your unwavering dedication to the Trojan Nation! *Photo by Glenn Holmes*


8th Grade Night

Friday night was so much fun having our 8th graders join us! Their enthusiasm and excitement added energy and fun in the stands! Unfortunately, the officials didn’t enjoy the extra volume that we were able to perform with, that is there loss. So proud of our students cheering on our Trojans. Although it was a tough loss, we have 2 more exciting games ahead of us. Thank you, Ms. Menendez for your leadership with these awesome kids. We can’t wait to have them join us next year!

 


All In One Sale

I know that we have all had a busy few weeks and maybe you haven’t been able to get out and sell as many items as you would like, so we will extend the sale until October 25th! Band Boosters will be available from 6-9 pm to receive your forms and payments in the band room that evening. Please get busy! Visit your neighbors, ask your co-workers, call band alum and ask them to support the Trojan Band! This year it is even easier for people to pay for their fruit and meat. Payments can be made on the CHS Trojan Band website at:

https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/2018-all-in-one-sale/#/list

Customers will still need to pick up their orders, but they will be able to order and pay online! How convenient!


Hollywood Trip

The last Hollywood Trip payment is due October 23rd!!!! This is a firm deadline.  ALL accounts MUST be paid in full by October 23rd.


Upcoming Schedule:


This is the week of our Fall Break – We need to work very diligently on Monday and Tuesday so that we can enjoy our time off on Thursday and this weekend. You’ve been working really hard, let’s keep it up until our break. Our last contest is the following week.

Practice Schedule

Monday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Tuesday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Thursday – NO PRACTICE – Enjoy your long weekend!


Hollywood Trip

The 4th and final payment deadline is quickly approaching, October 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that all travelers must be completely paid by this date!

Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

  • Please remember the cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
    • All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:
  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS

 

Chili-Cook-Off

More information to be announced later, but we have a concert on October 30 that will be accompanied by a meal. Darcy Drummond and Emily Leak are in the process of organizing the event and will be asking for volunteers to participate in the cook off soon. It is a fun evening full of chamber music, percussion ensemble, and jazz band. Just want to make sure that this is on your radar because we will need your help.


Can you help?

The CJHS band is asking for donations of black band polos and Trojan band shirts from past students. If you have any items to donate to Junior High band please bring them washed to Ms. Dothard’s desk. Thank you so much.