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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.

MLK Parade Tomorrow

MLK Day Parade

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We are not wearing shakos tomorrow.  Students should wear school colored beanies (black, gold, or white).  Also, please wear multiple layers as it is predicted to be very cold in the morning.

I hope that everyone received the Remind last week the parade times – I had them wrong.

Correct MLK Parade Itinerary

  • 9:30AM Load and get into Uniforms
  • 10:00AM Depart for parade staging
  • 11:00AM Parade step-off
  • About 12:00PM Finish and unload at the band room

This Week at a glance:

  • Monday: No School
    • Parade – Itinerary above
    • JV Winterguard 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble 3:30PM – 6:00PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday: Pep Band Performance at Wrestling’s Senior Night 5:00PM-6:30PM
    • JV Winterguard 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Thursday: Varsity Winterguard 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Saturday: Winterguard performance at Kennesaw Mountain HS – TBA

Pep Band Performance for our Wrestling Team

Coach Cleek has asked that we participate in their Senior Night ceremonies this year.  This is a voluntary performance on Wednesday night.  Students should wear blue jeans and their show shirt.  The performance will take place in the gym, but it will be a cold walk over.  Be sure to wear your black band jacket as well to stay warm.

Itinerary:

  • 5:00PM Report to the Band Room
  • 5:15PM Leave for the gym
  • 5:30PM Perform as part of senior night
  • 6:30PM Finish up

 

Scholarship Opportunity: The Kiwanis Showcase

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The Kiwanis Showcase is approaching. Download the application and more information.  The showcase is a talent show for instrumentalist and vocalist in the West Ga area.  First place wins a $500 scholarship.  Students can perform as a chamber ensemble, or as soloists.  Applications are due by February 1 and students must commit to performing on February 10 at the local showcase hosted by Center for the Arts and be prepared to perform at the state level on April 27, 2019 in Leesburg, GA if they are chosen as the winner.  I would love to see our students take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!


Troy Send – Off Concert

The Wind Ensemble is performing their Troy concert on Tuesday, January 29. 2019 in the Mabry Arts Center at 7:00PM.  This is a required concert for all of our band students.  Students who are not performing at expected to attend the concert for credit.

Please download the following flyer to help spread the word.  It would be great if you would share this on your social media accounts, at any civic gatherings that you may attend (church, civic organizations, etc.), and just by word of mouth.  This is a milestone achievement for our Trojan Band and we appreciate your help in celebrating our students’ hard work and successes.

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Trip to Troy • January 31, 2019

Our wind ensemble is traveling to Troy, AL on Thursday, January 31, 2019.  We are collecting money for breakfast and lunch.  Please bring $15.00 in before we leave for the trip.  $15 will pay for a Chick-fil-a breakfast and pizza buffet for lunch.

  • This is the preliminary itinerary, times may change once I receive more information from Troy
  • 6:00AM Report to CHS and Load
  • 7:00AM Depart for Troy
  • 9:00AM Arrive in Troy, AL for breakfast at Chick-fil-a
  • 10:00AM Sound Check (still waiting on this time from Troy)
  • 12:00PM In Concert Attire
  • 1:00PM Concert Warm-Up
  • 2:00PM Performance
  • 3:00PM Change out of concert attire
  • 3:30PM Lunch at pizza buffet
  • 4:30PM Depart for CHS
  • 9:00PM Arrive back at CHS approx. (check Remind for up to date ETAs)

 

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2nd Semester – Off to the Races

Trojans accepted into the 2019 GMEA All-State Band

We had many students who represented Carrollton extremely well at the final round of All-State this past Saturday! I am so proud of each of them for investing the extra time to practice and prepare for the auditions.  It is a highly selective process and an honor to be amongst the students auditioning at the final round.  If you have the opportunity, please congratulate the following students: Taylor Berry, Ben Bradley, Lainey Driver, Dale Drummond, Katie Hoberg, Hale’e LaChance, Eli Nunez, Kelley Ozier, Maggie Rowland, Austin Schumann, Andrew Stagliano.

I am proud to announce that three were including in the posting of the results for the All-State Band: Andrew Stagliano, Kelley Ozier, and Taylor Berry (alternate).  Congratulations! They will represent us in Athens, GA from 2/28 – 3/2/2019.


This Week at a glance:

  • Monday: JV Winterguard 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble 3:30PM – 6:00PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday: Wind Ensemble PHOTO 8:15AM in CHS Ampitheater
    • JV Winterguard 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Thursday: Varsity Winterguard 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Friday and Saturday: District Honor Jazz Band – See below

District Honor Jazz Band

Jan. 11-12 – District Honor Jazz Band at Heritage HS in Ringgold, GA. The following students auditioned and were selected to participate in this prestigious honor.  Please help me in congratulating them and wish them good luck as they represent our school at the District Honor Jazz Band Clinic!

  • Brian Crews, guitar
  • Cesar Ramirez, bass guitarJacob Sipes, drum set
  • Andrew Stagliano, baritone saxophone

WIND ENSEMBLE PHOTO

Wind Ensemble: please report to school in your concert attire at 8:10AM on Wednesday, January 9 for a group photo for the Troy Program.  We will meet in the amphitheater in front of the school for the photo.  You will have a few minutes after the photo to change into school clothes.  Don’t forget to bring a garment bag to keep your concert attire in during the school day.


Scholarship Opportunity: The Kiwanis Showcase

clublogoThe Kiwanis Showcase is approaching. Download the application and more information.  The showcase is a talent show for instrumentalist and vocalist in the West Ga area.  First place wins a $500 scholarship.  Students can perform as a chamber ensemble, or as soloists.  Applications are due by February 1 and students must commit to performing on February 10 at the local showcase hosted by Center for the Arts and be prepared to perform at the state level on April 27, 2019 in Leesburg, GA if they are chosen as the winner.  I would love to see our students take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!


MLK Parade:

Only a couple of weeks before our next marching band performance.  We will celebrate MLK Day by performing in the local parade on 1/21/2019.

  • 8:30AM Load and get into Uniforms
  • 9:00AM Depart for parade staging
  • 10:00AM Parade step-off
  • About 11:00AM Finish and unload at the band room

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone has had a restful holiday break and a chance to spend time with family.  I am excited that we get to see our band family again tomorrow!  Students will report to advisement first thing in the morning before 1st block.

We have a busy semester ahead of us.  I hope that you continue to check our calendar often to remain update with everything.

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan. 4 – First Day of the 2nd Semester
  • Jan. 5 – All-State Auditions at Houston County HS.  The following students scored high enough at their District Honor Band Auditions to audition at the second round.  Please help me in congratulating them on this high honor and wish them luck as they represent our school at the state level audition!
    • Taylor Berry – 10:27 AM
    • Ben Bradley – 10:54 AM
    • Lainey Driver – 10:21 AM
    • Dale Drummond – 11:18 AM
    • Katie Hoberg – 10:06 AM
    • Hale’e LaChance – 11:09 AM
    • Eli Nunez – 12:48 PM
    • Kelley Ozier – 10:09 AM
    • Maggie Rowland – 12:30 PM
    • Austin Schumann – 10:57 AM
    • Andrew Stagliano – 10:03 AM
  • Jan. 8 – Wind Ensemble rehearsal after school • 3:30PM – 6:00PM
  • Jan. 11-12 – District Honor Jazz Band at Heritage HS in Ringgold, GA. The following students auditioned and were selected to participate in this prestigious honor.  Please help me in congratulating them and wish them good luck as they represent our school at the District Honor Jazz Band Clinic!
    • Brian Crews, guitar
    • Cesar Ramirez, bass guitarJacob Sipes, drum set
    • Andrew Stagliano, baritone saxophone

Scholarship Opportunity:

clublogoThe Kiwanis Showcase is approaching. Download the application and more information.  The showcase is a talent show for instrumentalist and vocalist in the West Ga area.  First place wins a $500 scholarship.  Students can perform as a chamber ensemble, or as soloists.  Applications are due by February 1 and students must commit to performing on February 10 at the local showcase hosted by Center for the Arts and be prepared to perform at the state level on April 27, 2019 in Leesburg, GA if they are chosen as the winner.  I would love to see our students take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!


MLK Parade:

Only a couple of weeks before our next marching band performance.  We will celebrate MLK Day by performing in the local parade on 1/21/2019.  The itinerary will be posted soon, but I wanted to make sure it was on your radar.

 

 

Almost there!

We have a very short week ahead of us. Students have 1st and 3rd period finals on Monday and 2nd and 4th period finals on Tuesday. Both days are early release days as well.

We pray that everyone has a chance to spend time with family and get some much needed rest of the Holiday break.

I look forward to seeing our students return on January 4, 2019!

Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year!

DHB Results and Concert Monday Night

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Yesterday we had many students audition for the GMEA District Honor Band. Students worked individually to learn scales, a lyrical etude, and improve sight-reading skills to prepare to compete against other musicians in our district for the opportunity to represent our school in this prestigious ensemble.

We are so proud of all of the students who made the commitment to prepare for the auditions and had the courage to compete yesterday at East Paulding High School. Your dedication to improving your individual skill level and musicianship is leading others in our band to strive for excellence. Thank you for pushing yourself everyday to do better. We are very proud of you!

Congratulations to the following students on earning a spot in this year’s District Honor Band! They will represent us in Ringgold, GA from February 14-16, 2019 in the District Honor Band. Go Trojans!!


Screen Shot 2017-11-26 at 4.49.14 PMChristmas Concert on Monday evening

We hope that you will join us in the Mabry Arts Center for a holiday presentation on Monday evening.  Festivities will begin with Dr. Mclendon’s community string orchetra performance in the lobby at 6:30PM and the high school performance on stage at 7:00PM.

Students have elected to wear Christmas sweaters and Santa hats for this concert.  Festive wear or our concert attire is also acceptable. We look forward to presenting a lighthearted sincere performance to spread holiday cheer to all in attendance.

Report times:

  • Concert Band 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm in band room (welcome to go home after rehearsal but you need to be back by 6:30pm for the sound check on stage)
  • Symphonic Band 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm on stage (welcome to go home after rehearsal but you need to be back by 6:30pm for the sound check on stage)
  • 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)
  • All students will be on stage at 6:30pm to prepare for the combined pieces.

Band Auditions

Students have auditions on December 13 in class.  The first 8 measures of the their respective GMEA etude is required for the prepared etude.  Students will have 2 minutes to perform as many major/minor scales as they can from memory,  points will be earned for correct performance of each octave.  They will also perform their chromatic scale as required by GMEA.  Their final task will be to complete a short sight-reading example.

Etudes can be found here: https://www.gmea.org/asb-audition-information.  9-10 graders will perform the “Concert Band” requirements on that website and 11-12 graders will perform the “Symphonic Band” requirements on that website.

This information has been announced during class for a couple of weeks and students are encouraged to see Mr. Carr or Mr. Bright if they have any questions or need assistance in printing an etude.