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Legacy of Champions a Huge Success & The Week Ahead

14568016_517205755153542_6277380035770896611_nIt was a beautiful fall day on the Carrollton City School Campus this past Saturday as the Carrollton Trojan Marching Band, and the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters hosted the second Edition of The Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition. And while winds gusting in excess of 20mph provided a challenge for events coordinators, it did not hinder the competitiveness of the excellent bands in attendance.

The event, which took place on the gorgeous 130-acre campus of the Carrollton City School system, within historic Grisham Stadium, featured performances by fifteen local and regional bands. The large crowd of supporters and marching band enthusiasts that gathered were treated to amazing performances, a variety of vendors, concessions, and first-class facilities that helped to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone. The evening concluded with a greatly anticipated awards ceremony, highlighted by the presentation of our massive, one-of-a-kind, traveling Grand Championship Trophy, The Legacy Sword Trophy. At the end of the evening, the Legacy Sword Trophy was awarded to the Woodland Wildcat Marching Band of Woodland High School, located in Cartersville, Georgia. In addition to being named the Grand Champions, Woodland also received the prestigious Don Hall Music Award. Congratulations to all of the students, staff, boosters, and supporters of the Woodland High School Band for their remarkable success at the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition.

We would also like to say a big thank you to all of the Carrollton community for your overwhelming encouragement and support. In addition, thank you for the herculean efforts of our event staff and volunteers.

For more information about the Legacy of Champions, please visit legacyofchampions.net


The Week Ahead

  • Practice schedule this week
    • Tuesday: 3:45-6:15pm
    • Thursday: 3:30-6:30pm – (changed this week due to football playoffs being held at stadium)
  • Tuesday, 10/11/16 – IMPORTANT New York City 2017 Trip Meeting
  • Friday, 10/14/16 – Varsity football game;  full itinerary below
  • Saturday, 10/15/16 – Yellow Jacket Classic Marching Band Competition;   full itinerary below

Friday’s Full Itinerary

Carrollton vs Hiram @ Hiram High School •  Friday, October 14, 2016
  • 3:45 p.m. – Load Equipment
  • 4:15 p.m. Dinner provided by Band Boosters
  • 5:10 p.m. In Full Uniform
  • 5:20 p.m. Depart for Hiram High School
  • 11:30 p.m. Return to CHS*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Saturday’s Full Itinerary

Yellow Jacket Classic •  Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • 1:00 p.m. – Report — Focused warm-up
  • 4:00 p.m. – Load
  • 4:30 p.m. – Eat/Get Ready
  • 5:30 p.m. – Depart
  • 7:00 p.m. – Arrive at Rockmart
  • 8:20 p.m. –Warm-Up
  • 9:20 p.m. –Performance
  • 12:30 a.m. Return to CHS*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

FRIDAY: Students should were band shorts, black band shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

SATURDAY: Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

To volunteer your time and talents this FRIDAY, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page. We also will need help serving/feeding our kids for the pre-departure meal provided by the boosters. This duty is not on our regular sign-up, so if interested contact Emily Leak directly at: eleak@westga.edu

To volunteer your time and talents this SATURDAY, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page. We also will need help serving/feeding our kids for the pre-departure meal provided by the boosters. This duty is not on our regular sign-up, so if interested contact Emily Leak directly at: eleak@westga.edu 

Band Jacket Personalization

Many have asked about having student’s names added to their new band jackets. If you wish to do this, you can to take them to Ozier Apparel and they will ad their name for $5. By taking them to Ozier, who produced the jackets originally, we can ensure that our new band jackets, which are part of official uniform are homogeneous. * Please note, Ozier Apparel has moved off of Maple Street. They are now located at: Avenue C, Carrollton, GA 30117

Important Spring 2017 New York Trip Meeting

We will be having a very important trip meeting this Tuesday, 10/11/16, at 6:30pm in the CHS band room. It is very important that all trip participants attend this meeting as we will be providing final details regarding: transportation, a change in dates for the trip, itinerary, and cost.  We will also discuss the policy for delinquent accounts and the time frame for getting those accounts caught up before being dropped from the trip. Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting.

All-In-One Fundraiser

Please don’t forget about our All-In-One fundraiser! We need all our students and boosters to support this fundraiser by selling your share. We will have a new incentive program in place this year as well. We will have drawings for three separate $100 gift cards for students selling at least 10 items! Once a student reaches 10 items sold,  they will get another entry into the drawing for every five additional items they sell… so the more you sell, the more chance you have to win a gift card!

As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

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Car Wash Fundraiser & Work Day This Saturday (7/9/16)

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The band boosters have planned a car wash fundraiser for this Saturday, July 9th, 2016 from 9am until 3pm. Band students will be working at two locations around Carrollton, Arby’s and Advanced Auto, washing vehicles for donations in an effort to raise funds for our New York City trip. This will be a direct benefit fundraiser, meaning the money raised will be divided and applied only to the trip accounts of those students/chaperones participating in the event. All students are encouraged to participate. Be sure to sign in and out of the event because funds will be divided up by hours worked.  Students have divided themselves up into teams and have been assigned a location to report for the day.  If they do not know where to go, they should contact their section leader.  It is going to be hot, so please dress accordingly and respectfully, use sunscreen, and drink plenty of water prior to and the day of the event.

We still need several parent volunteers/chaperones for this event, so please sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3039201


We will also be having a construction/work day at the band room this Saturday, July 9th, 2016 from 8am until 2pm to work on items needed for the upcoming year. We encourage volunteers skilled/interested in construction, fabrication, engineering, etc., as well as general volunteers willing to learn or lend a hand, to join us and help get a great start on this year’s projects. In the end… If you are willing to help, we can use you! And remember, Band Booster Membership is now open to all alumni and parents/guardians of alumni as well, so if you’re eager to rejoin this awesome organization, we’d love to have you.

Please sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3050788

Other activities and dates that are on the horizon that you need to be aware of:

  • Percussion Mini Camp ~ 7/13/16 – 7/15/16 • 9am-5pm
  • Legacy of Champions Sponsorship Drive ~ 7/15/16 • 10am-3:30pm – (NYC 17 direct benefit fundraiser)
  • Band Camp Week 1 ~ 7/18/16 – 7/22/16 • 8am-3pm
  • NYC 17 Payments due ~ 7/22/16
  • Final installment of band fees due ~ 7/25/16
  • Band Camp Week 2 ~ 7/25/16 – 7/29/16 • 8am-9pm
  • Trojan Night ~ 7/29/16 • 6pm

Remember if you ever need to check on current or upcoming events to visit our calendar and website for all things CHS Trojan Band.

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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Believe It or Not… It’s Time to Get Ready

BeleiveThe month of June is just flying by, which brings us closer to the beginning of marching band activities for this new season.  Our first official activities begins in just a few short days as we prepare for our performance in the Carrollton July 4th People’s Parade.

We will be holding parade practice Friday, July 1, from 3pm-6pm that all band members, including rising 9th graders, are required to attend. Practice begins promptly at 3pm – Remember that being “On-Time” means to be early.  If you arrive at 3:00pm, you’re late! Also, we will be practicing outside, so dress appropriately and begin drinking lots of water to ensure proper hydration for both practice and the parade.

The parade takes place Monday, July 4. Loaders will report to the band room at 8:15am. Everyone else will report to the Community and Southern Bank (201 Maple St • Carrollton, GA 30117) at 9:00AM, please arrive early. The parade steps off at 10:00AM and we should be finished by 11:00AM. Please have your ride pick you up from the old K-Mart parking lot, at the end of the parade route.  The equipment trailer will return to the band room immediately following the parade to off-load.

For those wishing to volunteer to help before, after, and during the parade, please make sure to sign-up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v=2982003

Other activities and dates that are on the horizon that you need to be aware of:

  • NYC 17 Payments due ~ Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • 2nd installment of band fees due ~ Monday, June 27, 2016 (Band room will be open on Tuesday, 6/28/16)
  • Band Spirit Night at Moe’s ~ Tuesday, July 5, 2016
  • Car Wash (Trip Fundraiser) ~ Saturday, July 9, 2016

It is going to be another banner year for the Trojan Band Program and we look forward to seeing everyone really soon.

Remember if you ever need to check on current or upcoming events to visit our calendar and website for all things CHS Trojan Band.

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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Surprise! Next Year’s Band Show To Be Announced During Band BBQ

surpriseYou are not going to want to miss this year’s Band BBQ! Mr. Carr announced today that he plans to reveal next year’s marching band show immediately after this year’s BBQ performances. Performances will start at 6pm inside Grisham Stadium, so make plans to join us this Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6pm and enjoy a nice meal, the show, and then stick around for the big reveal!

BBQ will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Walk-ups welcome!

Regular meals will be available for $8.00 and provide a BBQ sandwich, chips, dessert, & a drink. Double sandwich meals will be available for $12.00 and provide two BBQ sandwiches, a bag of chips, one dessert, & a drink.

And don’t forget to volunteer to help!  Sign-up here.

Band students need to report in their show shirts and khakis shorts at 5:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the BBQ!

On The Agenda This Week; Spring Concert, BBQ Turn-In, & NYC Trip Payment

Spring noteAs another week gets started we wanted to make sure you were aware of these important items on this week’s agenda.

SPRING CONCERT: Although this information has been announced to the students multiple times over the last couple of weeks, we wanted to make sure that our parents are in the loop.  Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, is our Spring Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Mabry Arts Center.  Here are some quick bullet point reminders about tomorrow evening.

  • Students are required to either help set-up before the concert or stay and help clean-up after the concert.
  • Official report time is 6:00 p.m.
  • Students are to wear their formal concert.

BAND BBQ TURN-IN NIGHT: We are looking forward to a great turn-in night this Thursday, April 21st, 2016, from 5:00pm – 6:30pm at the CHS band room, but we wanted to challenge everyone to continue selling as much as possible this week before the turn-in night. On turn-in night, we need for everyone to bring the money they have collected, ticket stubs, and unsold tickets to be counted.

If you need more tickets, please see Ms. Dothard for extras. If anyone needs to purchase tickets and has not been approached by a band representative, please contact us at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com

Also, do not forget to volunteer to help on BBQ pick-up day, Thursday, May 5th, 2016. We will need lots of help!    Sign up here to volunteer.


NYC17 TRIP PAYMENTS DUE: For those who paid your deposits and have a  spot on the trip, your second payment ($150.00) is due this Friday, April 22, 2016. Remember you can reference the payment schedule and amounts anytime by visiting the Forms page of our website and reviewing the link Cost & Payment Details. Trip payments can be made at the band room by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card or online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net. *Fees apply to credit/debit card or online payments.

If you missed the deposit deadline (March 25, 2016), please complete this form to be added to the Trip Waiting List in the event that more spots become available. Any available spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis, according to the entry order of the waiting list. We should be able to announce a decision to those currently on the waiting list very soon.


Get a head start on next week too:

  • 4/25/16 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting – for High School Boosters
  • 4/28/16 – Band Banquet

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550 or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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