BBQ on Thursday – Tell everybody!

REMINDERS

  • Although the turn in was the other night, please continue to sell BBQ tickets and to let everyone know that they can buy them the day of!  Being busy that day is a huge blessing.  Please help us spread the word!
  • Guard rehearsal on Tuesday from 4pm – 7pm at CJHS Gym
  • Percussion rehearsal on Wednesday from 4pm – 6pm in the HS Band Room
  • Thursday is the BBQ • Sign-Up to Volunteer
  • Friday our Wind Ensemble performs at the Center for the Arts with the Persidio Brass!

imageBand BBQ (May 2) – WE NEED U!

Band Barbecue is THIS Thursday!!!!  This is a very important fundraiser for the band program and we need EVERY student to participate by selling their 30 tickets or making a donation of $175.  I have heard several people say that they aren’t selling tickets because their student is a senior. That is not how this works! When our students were in junior high, they didn’t sell BBQ tickets, the high school did, all grades.  There is an element of helping the next class, because someone else did the same for you. ALL students are expected to sell their tickets, whether they are a senior or a freshman.
It is not too late to sell your tickets and turn in your money.  Also, tickets will be available the day of the barbecue! We will be serving food from 11:00 AM – 6:45 PM RAIN OR SHINE!  We still need volunteers! Join us all day, or a few hours. Sign up at: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4633773

Although the turn in already happened, please continue to sell.


Wind Ensemble with Persidio Brass on Friday

Friday, May 3 our Wind Ensemble will perform with the nationally acclaimed Persidio Brass.  We have been invited to a rehearsal on Friday morning and are included in their performance on Friday evening.  Here is the itinerary for our students that day.

  • 8:30AM – Depart for the Center for the Arts
  • 9:30AM – Rehearsal with Persidio Brass and Bowdon HS Band
  • 10:30AM – Masterclass demonstration by the Persidio Brass
  • 11:30AM – Depart for lunch at the Lazy Donkey • Order HERE • $8
  • 1:00PM – Return to CHS and to class
  • 6:30PM – Report to the Center for the Arts (we will not take buses)
    • Dinner will be provided by the Center for the Arts at this time – please be early.
  • 7:30PM – The performance begins – we perform the last tune on the first half of the concert.  Students have a couple of options after their performance:
    1. Remain backstage and watch the remainder of the concert for free, or
    2. Purchase a ticket for $5.00 to watch the second half from the auditorium, or
    3. Be dismissed for the evening (they are welcome to leave after their performance if they need to go.  This is why we are not taking a bus.
  • My best guess is that we will be finished with our portion by 8:30PM, and the concert will conclude around 9 – 9:15PM ish.
  • This is a wonderful opportunity because it allows our students to collaborate with the Bowdon HS band students as well as work closely with the Persidio Brass Ensemble.
  • For more info on the Persido Brass Ensemble, check them out here.

Band Prom

Band Prom will be May 11th in the band room.  This is a fun night for the band students to spend time together before the break.  There will be a DJ and snacks. Please see the following link to sign up to chaperone and/or bring snacks or drinks.

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4651825


HAVE YOU TURNED IN YOUR FORMS?

Have you turned in your forms or commitment fee for next year’s marching band yet?

 

 

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Color Guard Audition Results and Reminders

Congratulations to our 2019 Color Guard

2019 Color Guard


REMINDERS


 

GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations (April 16)

We entered 2 jazz bands this year to the GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations and received fantastic results.  The students performed so well and were complimented by many in the audience including the judges!  The Symphonic Jazz Band received 2 superiors and an excellent on stage and the 1st Block Jazz Band received straight superiors on stage.  Congratulations to our hard working students!


Band Dinner/Awards Night (April 23) • Have you RSVP’d?

April 23 at 6:00 pm. This is a great evening for our band and band families! Please mark your calendars so you won’t miss this event! Longhorn will be catering and tickets will go on sale in the next week or so. Tickets will be $13 per person and must be paid before the dinner for planning purposes. RSVP here. Also, we could use your help with the event.  Please sign-up to volunteer here.


Band BBQ (May 2) – WE NEED U!

The BBQ is quickly approaching! Tickets were handed out to the students.  Please ask your child for them, with your help this can be the best Band BBQ yet!  We ask everyone to please sell 30 tickets or make a $175 donation as this is a critical fundraiser to help with the operation of our band program.  Please ask your workplace too! We are happy to make deliveries to businesses who order 10 or more meals. Please Sign-Up to Volunteer.

Remind your family and friends that the band will perform at the BBQ beginning at 6:00PM.  This year we will have 2 jazz band performances in addition to the Trojan Marching Band performance and Senior ceremony.  It is going to be a wonderful day! Thank you for all that you do for our students!

 

Percussion and Guard Clinics This Week!

REMINDERS


CHS Band Performs at UWG Sunbelt Jazz Festival

The CHS Symphonic Jazz and 1st Block Jazz bands performed to an enthusiastic crowd on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  It was an honor to perform for the collegiate festival, thank you Dr. Ben Geyer for the invitation!  If you missed the performance, the bands will perform again at the Band BBQ on May 2, 2019.  Do you have your tickets?!


Audition Results

Our students demonstrated fantastic growth this audition.  Allowing the students to perform scales with music seemed to lessen anxiety and motivate them to attempt more scales, which was the goal!  I look forward to seeing to see if this trend continues!  Scales are an item that students should be practicing regularly.  If your child would like to improve their audition results next time please encourage them to practice their scales daily.  Daily scale practice will improve their tone, their dexterity, general coordination and comfort of holding the instrument, strengthen their embouchure, solidify muscle memory, and improve musical confidence.

Here are the band class placements for Fall 2019.  All of these students will combine to create our marching band roster!  I look forward to finalizing that roster as we receive commitment fees and have forms turned in.  You can access the forms here.  You can pay fees here.

Audition Results


GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations (April 16)

Our times have changed for our performance in Cartersville.  Our two jazz bands will attend the GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations on April 16 at Cartersville HS.  Students will ride the bus to the event.  The performance is free and open to the public.  We would love to see you in the audience!

  • Carrollton Symphonic Jazz Band • 1:30PM Performance
  • Carrollton 1st Block Jazz • 2:00PM Performance

Itinerary

  • 10:00 AM Depart Carrollton High School via Bus to Cartersville
  • 11:30 AM Lunch at Cici’s Pizza in Cartersville
  • 12:30 PM Depart to Cartersville HS
  • 1:00 PM Symphonic Warm Up
  • 1:30 PM Symphonic Performance and 1st Block Warm Up
  • 2:00 PM 1st Block Performance
  • Approx 2:30 PM Depart for Carrollton High School
  • Approx 4:00 PM Arrive back at Carrollton High School

Band Dinner/Awards Night (April 23) • Have you RSVP’d?

April 23 at 6:00 pm. This is a great evening for our band and band families! Please mark your calendars so you won’t miss this event! Longhorn will be catering and tickets will go on sale in the next week or so. Tickets will be $13 per person and must be paid before the dinner for planning purposes. RSVP here. Also, we could use your help with the event.  Please sign-up to volunteer here.


Marching Percussion Clinics (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Clinics for all percussionists to learn marching percussion techniques and determine instrument assignments for the fall.  Students should wear comfortable clothing suitable for going outside if necessary.  We look forward to a great week of drumming!


Color Guard Clinic/Auditions (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Clinics for all students interested in auditioning for the Fall Color Guard.  No experience is necessary to attend the clinics.  Please wear athletic clothing and bring a great attitude!  Membership in the fall color guard is required for students to participate winter guard activities, except current 7th graders who may participate as 8th graders.


Band BBQ (May 2) – WE NEED U!

The BBQ is quickly approaching! Tickets were handed out to the students.  Please ask your child for them, with your help this can be the best Band BBQ yet!  We ask everyone to please sell 30 tickets or make a $175 donation as this is a critical fundraiser to help with the operation of our band program.  Please ask your workplace too! We are happy to make deliveries to businesses who order 10 or more meals. Please Sign-Up to Volunteer.

Remind your family and friends that the band will perform at the BBQ beginning at 6:00PM.  This year we will have 2 jazz band performances in addition to the Trojan Marching Band performance and Senior ceremony.  It is going to be a wonderful day! Thank you for all that you do for our students!

 

Jazz Band Performance at the AMP

Information concerning our upcoming performances for the jazz bands have changed and I wanted to update everyone ASAP.

UWG Sunbelt Jazz Festival (April 13)

Both Jazz Bands are performing on Saturday, April 13 at the AMP (downtown Carrollton) for the UWG Sunbelt Jazz Festival.  The festival runs from 4:00PM – 9:00PM.

  • Symphonic Jazz Band at 4:20 – 4:35PM
    • Girl from Ipanema
    • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    • Suit & Tie
  • 1st Block Jazz Band 4:40 – 4:50PM
    • In the Stone
    • Moondance
    • Think

Because the performance is local we will not be taking a bus to the performance.  Students should report to the AMP 30 minutes before their performance time.  SJB please arrive by 3:50PM and 1BJB please arrive by 4:10PM.  Students are free to depart as soon as we are finished.  Our attire is all black with gold accents (gold tie, scarf, socks, sun glasses, etc.)  Please come out to watch the performances! It is free and open to the public

GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations (April 16)

Our times have changed for our performance in Cartersville.  Our two jazz bands will attend the GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations on April 16 at Cartersville HS.  Students will ride the bus to the event.  The performance is free and open to the public.  We would love to see you in the audience!

  • Carrollton Symphonic Jazz Band • 1:30PM Performance
  • Carrollton 1st Block Jazz • 2:00PM Performance

Itinerary

  • 10:00 AM Depart Carrollton High School via Bus to Cartersville
  • 11:30 AM Lunch at Cici’s Pizza in Cartersville
  • 12:30 PM Depart to Cartersville HS
  • 1:00 PM Symphonic Warm Up
  • 1:30 PM Symphonic Performance and 1st Block Warm Up
  • 2:00 PM 1st Block Performance
  • Approx 2:30 PM Depart for Carrollton High School
  • Approx 4:00 PM Arrive back at Carrollton High School

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Band BBQ (May 2) – WE NEED U!

This is quickly approaching! Tickets were handed out, please ask your child for the tickets.  We ask everyone to please sell 30 tickets or make a $175 donation as this is a critical fundraiser to help with the operation of our band program.  Please ask your workplace too! We are happy to make deliveries to businesses who order 10 or more meals. Please Sign-Up to Volunteer.

Band Dinner/Awards Night (April 23)

April 23 at 6:00 pm. This is a great evening for our band and band families! Please mark your calendars so you won’t miss this event! Longhorn will be catering and tickets will go on sale in the next week or so. Tickets will be $13 per person and must be paid before the dinner for planning purposes. RSVP here. Also, we could use your help with the event.  Please sign-up to volunteer here.

Leadership Clinics (April 8 – 12)

Leadership clinics will run this week. Students who are participating should sign-up for the Google Classroom and attend all leadership clinics.  We will discuss leadership principles and apply them everyday.  These clinics are designed to prompt self-reflection, interaction with peers, and promote students to step outside of their box.

Marching Percussion Clinics (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Clinics for all percussionists to learn marching percussion techniques and determine instrument assignments for the fall.

Color Guard Clinic/Auditions (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Clinics for all students interested in auditioning for the Fall Color Guard.  No experience is necessary to attend the clinics.  Please wear athletic clothing and bring a great attitude!  Membership in the fall color guard is required for students to participate winter guard activities, except current 7th graders who may participate as 8th graders.

Welcome Back

We hope that everyone had a terrific spring break to spend rejuvenating and spending time with family.  These last two months of school always seem extremely fast, hang on!

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Band BBQ (May 2) – WE NEED U!

This is quickly approaching! Tickets were handed out, please ask your child for the tickets.  We ask everyone to please sell 30 tickets or make a $175 donation as this is a critical fundraiser to help with the operation of our band program.  Please ask your workplace too! We are happy to make deliveries to businesses who order 10 or more meals. Please Sign-Up to Volunteer.

Band Dinner/Awards Night (April 23)

April 23 at 6:00 pm. This is a great evening for our band and band families! Please mark your calendars so you won’t miss this event! Longhorn will be catering and tickets will go on sale in the next week or so. Tickets will be $13 per person and must be paid before the dinner for planning purposes. RSVP here. Also, we could use your help with the event.  Please sign-up to volunteer here.

Leadership Clinics (April 8 – 12)

Leadership clinics will run this week. Students who are participating should sign-up for the Google Classroom and attend all leadership clinics.  We will discuss leadership principles and apply them everyday.  These clinics are designed to prompt self-reflection, interaction with peers, and promote students to step outside of their box.

UWG Sunbelt Jazz Festival (April 13)

The 1st Block Jazz Band is performing on Saturday, April 13 at the AMP (downtown Carrollton) for the UWG Sunbelt Jazz Festival.  Our performance begins at 4:40PM.

GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations (April 16)

Our two jazz bands will attend the GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations on April 16 at Cartersville HS.  Students will ride the bus to the event.  The performance is free and open to the public.  We would love to see you in the audience!

  • Carrollton Symphonic Jazz Band • 4:30PM Performance
  • Carrollton 1st Block Jazz • 6:00PM Performance

Marching Percussion Clinics (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Clinics for all percussionists to learn marching percussion techniques and determine instrument assignments for the fall.

Color Guard Clinic/Auditions (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Clinics for all students interested in auditioning for the Fall Color Guard.  No experience is necessary to attend the clinics.  Please wear athletic clothing and bring a great attitude!  Membership in the fall color guard is required for students to participate winter guard activities, except current 7th graders who may participate as 8th graders.