Time For A Quick Review!

I hope that you are all having a good week!  I know that we are all super busy and swamped, but we have a few BIG events left this week!

Let’s review…

Here is a quick run down of what you need to know   

  • Today, Band Booster meeting at 6:30 pm
  • Ground Control Shirts are here!
  • Friday, game at Rome High School (volunteer link below)
  • Saturday, Competition at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA (volunteer link below)
  • Concert attire fitting October 3rd 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • All-In-One online fruit orders –
  • Legacy of Champions (volunteer link below)
  1. Tonight is our Band Booster meeting at 6:30 pm in the band room.  The agenda is:
    • Presentation by Dr. Albertus and Mr. Brooks
    • All-In-One Fundraiser Information
    • Competition Details
    • Keeping informed
    • Legacy of Champions (LoC) preparation and training
    • End of meeting giveaway!  Don’t miss it!
  1.  Ground Control Shirts are in!  
    • If you ordered a shirt, stop by before or after the meeting tonight between 6-8pm to pick up your order.  Thank you to all who ordered!
  1.  Varsity Football Game vs. Rome
  • Friday (at Rome High School)
    • Load trailer 3:30 pm
    • Dinner 4 pm – Pizza (Provided by boosters)
    • In uniform 4:45 pm
    • Depart CHS for Rome – 5 pm
    • Approx. Midnight Return back to CHS*
    • *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)
  1.  Competition Itinerary Baldwin HS – Milledgeville, GA
  • Please note that we will have very limited passes to this event and spectators will need to pay to get into the event. Admission Fee:  General Admission tickets to the Oconee Classic are $10.00.  Ages 4-18 $5.00; 3 and under admitted free.  GMEA and GHSA cardholders will be admitted for free.
  • Schedule
    • 10:00 AM Report to practice field
    • 1:00 PM Lunch – Subway (Provided by boosters)
    • 1:00 PM Load trailer
    • 2:00 PM Depart CHS
      • Pack a snack or 2 for the bus in case the concession stand is not open
    • 5:00 PM Arrive at BHS
      • Kids will receive a snack to help them get through the performance
    • 6:25 PM Warm-Up
    • 7:40 PM Performance
      • Students will have a little bit of time for concessions if they are still open
    • 9:00 PM Awards
    • 10:00 PM Depart for dinner ($5 turn in to Ms. Dothard ASAP)
    • 11:00 PM Dinner eat in route to CHS
    • 1:00 AM Arrive back at CHS*
    • *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)
  1.  Volunteer Opportunities
  1.  Legacy Of ChampionsWe need you! Did you know that volunteering at the Legacy of Champions is actually expected of all of our boosters/parents? All band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shift during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/ and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. We specifically need help staffing gates and ticket booths, traffic controllers, fried Oreo stand, and general volunteers. We also need volunteers willing to bring desserts, lend ATVs, golf carts, and/or  equipment trailers. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today! https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/Don’t forget to attend the LoC information/training meeting as part of the General Booster Meeting tonight at 6:30 in the band room!
  2.  Sunday
    • Sleep!!!!!!
  3. CONCERT ATTIRE FITTING INFORMATION

Our Marching season is in full swing with Friday night football games and our fast approaching competition season. Believe it or not though we need to start preparing for the upcoming concert season, which will kick off with a Veteran’s Day concert on Nov. 7th.

On Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30 pm- 8:00pm we will be fitting students for concert attire. Once again this year the Squire Shop will be fitting the guys for tuxedo attire and the band uniform moms will fit the girls for concert dresses.

New students will need to secure the concert attire and returning students should check to be sure the concert wear they have still fits properly. All students are required to have Concert Band attire before our first concert.

If your student has gently used concert attire items like tuxedo coats, pants and dress shirts, or dresses and shoes that they will no longer be using please consider donating them to the band department or selling them directly to another band student. For those wishing to donate items please bring them to Mrs. Dothard in the band room before September 29th. If you would like to sell your items to another student plan to bring them to the band room on October 3rd during the concert fitting time. We will have a table set up for those wishing to try to sell their items.*

Students who order new items on concert fitting night will be charged for their items. Last years prices were $150 for guys and $100 for girls (these prices could be more this year, Mrs. Dothard will know the exact amount by Tuesday, Oct 3rd.) Students who buy used items from another band student will need to make arrangements to pay the seller directly.*

If you have any questions, contact the band room at: 770-834-0550 or email Mrs. Dothard at: barbara.dothard@carrolltoncityschools.net

*Disclaimers: The CHS Band, CHS Band Boosters or Carrollton High School does not guarantee, endorse, or warrant any of the items or transactions that take place between individuals selling/buying used concert attire. All deals, pricing, transactions, agreements, and claims are between the individuals who choose to participate in the event. All transactions will be conducted person to person via cash, check, or trade, without the involvement of the CHS Band, CHS Band Boosters or Carrollton High School. Those participating in transactions are doing so at their own discretion and risk.

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 & Boosters

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Buckle up and get ready for a fast ride!

This week is packed with awesome events!

Carroll County Band Exhibition

Tuesday, September 26th is the Carroll County Band Exhibition.  The event will begin at 6:30 at Central High School. There is a $5 charge for parking and tickets for the event are $6 per person. The following is the schedule for that evening.

  • 6:30 PM ​Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members / National Anthem
  • 6:45 PM ​Bowdon H. S.
  • 7:05 PM ​Mt. Zion H.S.
  • ​​7:25 PM ​Temple  H. S.
  • 7:50 PM ​Villa Rica H. S.
  • 8:20 PM​ Carrollton  H. S.
  • 8:50 PM​ Central-Carroll H.S.
  • ​9:15 PM​ Univ. of West Georgia

Schedule for the Week:

  • Monday – Full Band Practice – 3:45 – 6:15 PM
  • Tuesday – Exhibition
    • Load Trailer 3:30 PM
    • Dinner 4 pm – Chick-fil-A (provided by the boosters)
    • In Uniform – 4:45 PM
    • Depart CHS for Central 5 PM
    • Approx. arrival at CHS – 10:30 PM
    • Thursday – FULL BAND – 6 – 9 PM
    • Friday’s itinerary is below

Thursday (9/28) – Band Booster Club Meeting & LoC Volunteer Information/Training Session

  • Thursday – 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Agenda
    •  Presentation by Dr. Albertus and Mr. Brooks
    • All-In-One Fundraiser
    •    Competition
    •    Legacy of Champions Information/Training Session

Friday’s (9/29) Varsity Football Game vs. Rome

  • Friday (at Rome High School)
    • Load trailer 3:30 pm
    • Dinner 4 pm – Pizza (provided by boosters)
    • In uniform 4:45 pm
    • Depart CHS for Rome – 5 pm
    • Approx. Midnight Return back to CHS*
    • *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Saturday’s (9/30) Competition Itinerary Baldwin High School – Milledgeville, GA

  • Details about attending this event as a spectator to follow later in the week. Please note that we will have very limited passes to this event and spectators will need to pay to get into the event. Admission Fee:  General Admission tickets to the Oconee Classic are $10.00.  Ages 4-18 $5.00; 3 and under admitted free.  GMEA and GHSA cardholders will be admitted for free. Links to Performance Schedule & Directions to Braves Field
  • Itinerary
    • 10:00 AM Report to practice field
    • 1:00 PM Lunch – Subway (provided by boosters)
    • 1:00 PM Load trailer
    • 2:00 PM Depart CHS
      • Pack a snack or 2 for the bus in case the concession stand is not open
    • 5:00 PM Arrive at BHS
      •     Kids will receive a snack to help them get through the performance
    • 6:25 PM Warm-Up
    • 7:40 PM Performance
      • Students will have a little bit of time for concessions if they are still open
    • 9:00 PM Awards
    • 10:00 PM Depart for dinner ($5 turn in to Ms. Dothard by Thursday 9/28)
    • 11:00 PM Dinner eat in route to CHS
    • 1:00 AM Arrive back at CHS

Volunteer Opportunities

Please note that this week all Field Show Volunteers MUST be in ALL BLACK!  That means BLACK shirt and BLACK pants!

Legacy Of Champions

We need you! Did you know that volunteering at the Legacy of Champions is actually expected of all of our boosters/parents? All band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shift during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/ and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. We specifically need help staffing gates and ticket booths, traffic controllers, fried Oreo stand, and general volunteers. We also need volunteers willing to bring desserts, lend ATVs, golf carts, and/or  equipment trailers. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today! https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/

Don’t forget to attend the LoC information/training meeting as part of the General Booster Meeting on September 28, 2017 at 6:30 in the band room!

Sunday

  • Sleep!!!!!!

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 & Boosters

Kicking Off, Picking Up & Helping The Band Grow and Prosper

As we settle into the week, the Band Boosters wanted to announce a few important dates and ways that we can all work together to support our band program.

All-In-One sale kick off!  

Thursday, September 21!!!

It is time to begin our All in One sale!!  This is a long standing, and always highly anticipated fundraiser for the Carrollton High School Band!  It is a fruit and meat sale,  students will sell and collect money at the point of sale. Money and order sheets will be turned into the boosters and the purchaser will be responsible to pick up their order on November 17th or 18th at Tabernacle Baptist Church. This is an important fundraiser and we hope to see ALL of our students participating by selling!!! Please come to the band room THIS Thursday (9/21/17) between 7pm and 9pm to pick up your student’s packet.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

The candles will be delivered this Thursday, September 21st!  This is sooner than we had anticipated!  If your student sold candles, please pick them up this Thursday evening while you pick up your All-In-One packet. Candles will be available for pick up from 7 pm – 9 pm. The recognition for our top sellers will be Monday, October 9th at the end of regularly scheduled practice.

AmazonSmile

Do you ever order from Amazon? If you do, you can order the same items on AmazonSmile for the same amount and a percentage of the purchase will be donated to the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters.

AmazonSmileThe AmazonSmile program is a give-back program where the online retailer, Amazon, donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters to support our normal operations and efforts in supporting our band. This really is a effortless way to support our band without it costing you anything extra. If you normally shop online with Amazon, you simply designate the Carrollton High School Band Boosters Club Inc. as the charitable organization that you’d like to support and that’s it… Your account will automatically be linked and then whenever you make your normal eligible purchases the band will benefit. It can’t get much easier than that to help!

To link your account, follow this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1572206  and sign in to your Amazon account. That’s all there is to it! Share this link with your family, friends, and co-workers too so they can support us as well.

After linking your account, whenever your shopping on Amazon, make sure your shopping at smile.amazon.com and then look for the AmazonSmile logo in the upper left-hand corner of your browser window. That’s your assurance that your purchases will benefit our program! NOTE: AmazonSmile does not work with the Amazon App for mobile devices. If you commonly shop from your smartphone or mobile device you will want to place the items you want in your shopping cart via the app but then complete your checkout in a traditional web browser on your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or mobile device in order for the AmazonSmile donation to be made.

Legacy Of Champions

We need you! Did you know that volunteering at the Legacy of Champions is actually expected of all of our boosters/parents? All band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shift during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/ and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. We specifically need help staffing gates and ticket booths, traffic controllers, fried Oreo stand, and general volunteers. We also need volunteers willing to bring desserts, lend ATVs, golf carts, and/or  equipment trailers. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today! https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/

Don’t forget to attend the LoC information/training meeting as part of the General Booster Meeting on September 28, 2017 at 6:30 in the band room!

As always, if you have any questions about any of these items, please make sure to contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

A Great Band’s Work is Never Done!

Word’s from Mr. Carr

Wow! I hope that everyone has had a great weekend, but what a terrific night on Friday Night! It is always amazing to see everyone come together to make sure our kids are successful.  Volunteers providing selfless service to feed our kids, make them look awesome in uniforms, load equipment, haul equipment, hand out and take up plumes, chaperone, double check that the stands and buses are clean, and provide physical and emotional support for everyone involved with the Trojan Band!  Thank you for spoiling our staff and students with all that you help make happen.  And our students absolutely shined!  Because of where I was standing, I thought that we had a few blemishes that were unexpected, but then I saw a video of the performance and was blown away by our Trojans’ performance!  So proud of our students.  Then after an amazing halftime, the kids worked extra hard to help our team focus on the game, hyping them to a nail biting finish!  It was an exciting night and I look forward to another one this Friday as we take on Woodland High School!

This week’s schedule:

  • Monday – FULL BAND – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday – FULL BAND – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – FULL BAND – 6 – 9 pm
    • Thursday – Prop building – 6-8 pm (this will be a carpentry focus)
  • Friday – Home game vs. Woodland
    • 5:30 pm – Report time
      • Report to practice field
      • Wear show shirt and band shorts
    • 6:00 pm – Get in uniforms
    • 6:25 pm – Report to band room in uniform for a quick stand tunes rehearsal
    • 6:35 pm – Depart band room for CHS Amp
    • 6:45 pm – Performance in the CHAMP (CHS Amp)
    • 7:00 pm – March to Pre-Game
    • 7:30 pm – Kick off

Volunteers

Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer this Friday!

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3528264

We would love anyone signing up for field show help, to come to Thursday night’s practice at 8 to practice getting the props on and off the field!

Tailgate

We will plan to tailgate Friday before the game.  More information to follow this week.


Other Important News

District Honor Band

This Friday (9/22/17) – Last day to sign-up for District Honor Band

District Honor Band is a competitive opportunity for our students to excel individually.  The students practice scales, etudes, and sight-reading for an audition on December 9 at East Paulding High School.  The audition decides chair placements for the District Honor Band and is the qualifying round for the All-State auditions in January.  District Honor Band auditions cost $10 and All-State Auditions are $25 (to be considered for the second round of auditions and District Honor Band the total is $35).  Please sign-up here: https://goo.gl/s33kbv and turn in money to Ms. Dothard by Friday to sign-up for auditions.  Students are often skeptical if they are ready to audition, but I highly recommend our students set this individual goal to give them a reason to practice and improve.  Even if they do not make the ensemble, by setting the goal and putting in extra practice they practicing goal setting and improving.  Additionally, being able to list District Honor Band and All-State as accomplishments increases marketability for scholarships when apply for colleges.

County Exhibition

Reminder: The county exhibition date has been changed! The date is now, September 26th!  The event will begin at 6:30 at Central High School. There is a $5 charge for parking and tickets for the event are $6 per person. The following is the schedule for that evening.

  • 6:30 PM ​Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members / National Anthem
  • 6:45 PM ​Bowdon H. S.
  • 7:05 PM ​Mt. Zion H.S.
  • ​​7:25 PM ​Temple  H. S.
  • 7:50 PM ​Villa Rica H. S.
  • 8:20 PM​ Carrollton  H. S.
  • 8:50 PM​ Central-Carroll H.S.
  • ​9:15 PM​ Univ. of West Georgia

Booster Meeting

We will have a general Booster member meeting on September 28th at 6:30 pm in the band room. This is an important meeting. We will be learning about the Legacy of Champions, Dr. Albertus will be speaking to us, and we will learn about the All-in-One fundraiser. We hope to see you all there!

Trojan Band Shoppe

2 Days left to order a Ground Control Shirt!

We are offering a complement design to the 2017 show shirt, but for a very limited time. This is a black tee option offered at a great price of just $10, great for a field help option.  Orders are accepted till midnight Tuesday September 19th only!  Pick up your order form at the band room display, or order online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/Spiritwear/#/v/2017-Ground-Control-T-shirt

Regular Shoppe hours this week: Thursday September 21 from 5-6:00p and 7:30-8:30p and Friday, September 22 (game day) from 5:30-6:30p.

If you have not picked up your show shirt/booster shirt order, please stop by during regular hours to pick up or email: Trojanbandshoppe1@gmail.com to make other arrangements.  We do have a limited supply of show shirts and band booster shirts still available for purchase if you forgot to purchase!

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 & Boosters

 

Short But Busy Week Ahead

Hello!  I hope this update finds you all safe and dry!  We will obviously not have band practice Tuesday, since school is still closed.

This week’s schedule

  • Thursday – FULL BAND – 6-9 pm
  • Friday Varsity Football Game (at East Paulding)
    • Load trailer 3:30 pm
    • Dinner 4 pm – Subway (provided by boosters)
    • In uniform 4:45 pm
    • Depart CHS for East Paulding 5 pm
    • Approx. 11:00PM Return back to CHS*
      *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)
  • Volunteer for the game at https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3528263

Upcoming events!

Carroll County Exhibition: The county exhibition date has been changed! The new date is, September 26th!  The event will begin at 6:30 at Central High School. There is a $5 charge for parking and tickets for the event are $6 per person. The following is the schedule for that evening (Full itinerary will be released as we get closer to the event).

  • 6:30 PM ​Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members / National Anthem
  • 6:45 PM​ Bowdon H. S.
  • 7:05 PM ​Mt. Zion H.S.
  • ​7:25 PM ​Temple  H. S.
  • 7:50 PM ​Villa Rica H. S.
  • 8:20 PM​ Carrollton  H. S.
  • 8:50 PM​ Central-Carroll H.S.
  • ​9:15 PM​ Univ. of West Georgia

Band Booster Meeting: We will have a general Booster member meeting on September 28th at 6:30 pm in the band room. This is an important meeting.  We will be learning about the Legacy of Champions, Dr. Albertus will be speaking to us, and we will learn about the All-in-One fundraiser. We hope to see you all there!


As we continue to prepare for the Legacy of Champions that takes place on October 14, 2017, we wanted remind you of how you can get involved and provide additional support in other ways. We need your help with ATVs, golf carts, trailers, food, and fulfilling volunteer duties the day of the event. Please see below for details about each need.

ATVs, Golf Carts, & Trailers

These motorized vehicles & trailers will be used for hauling the equipment for the various bands that will be performing at the competition. We can use either four wheelers, utvs, etc. These vehicles will need to have a trailer hitch for pulling a trailer. We are in need of 10-12 or more of these vehicles. The golf carts will not be used to pull trailers but rather used by staff in the performance of their duties. We are in need of 8 or more of these vehicles.

We also need trailers to place the equipment on. These will need to have a ramp that can be lowered. The size we can use would be 6′ wide by 12′ or less long, due to restrictions of gate sizes at the stadium. We are in need of 10-12 or more of these as well.

If you have any of these items and can lend them for the day, please sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3866151. Also, if you are available to volunteer to drive one of these vehicles the day of the event, please sign-up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3805873 or contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com

Food Needs

Our competition hosts one of the best hospitality rooms in the state! We do this by spoiling our guests rotten with comfortable surroundings, Southern hospitality, and great food! So to ensure we continue this great tradition, we need your help with the “great food” part. Please visit this sign-up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3866155  and volunteer to help out with this need.

This is a great way to help out if your find yourself not available to actually be on campus volunteering that day or to go that extra mile in supporting our band program.

Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that volunteering at the Legacy of Champions is actually expected of all of our boosters/parents? This event is such a huge undertaking and is becoming one of our top fundraisers, with proceeds going to reduce the cost of future band trips for all students. This allows us to consider more extravagant trips and for more students to go. All band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/ and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. There is a large variety of volunteer positions available, from staffing gates and ticket booths, to being a parking attendant or traffic control. Or how about working concessions, working a fryer, or just serving as a general volunteer. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.