Pre-Festival at County Performing Arts Center

I hope that everyone had a terrific President’s Day break and enjoyed their day off from school.  Important events ahead!

Pre-Festival Concert • February 21, 2019

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Thank you to Mr. Jindrich and the Temple High School Band for their invitation to allow us to perform in the venue that we will perform in for Festival in March.  This will allow us an opportunity to receive accurate feedback concerning balance and allow the students to become more accustomed to the hall before Festival.

Here is the list of performances for Pre-Festival this Thursday evening.

  • 6:00PM Temple MS
  • 6:20PM Carrollton JrHS 7th Grade
  • 6:40PM Carrollton JrHS 8th Grade
  • 7:00PM Temple HS Concert Band
  • 7:20PM Carrollton HS Concert Band
    • Coast Guards March by Karl King arr. James Swearingen
    • Rhythm Stand by Jennifer Higdon
    • Moscow, 1941 by Brian Balmages
  • 7:40PM Temple HS Symphonic Band
  • 8:10PM Carrollton HS Symphonic Band
    • Galactic Fanfare by Randall Stanbridge
    • Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli
    • Khan by Julie Giroux
  • 8:40PM Carrollton HS Wind Ensemble
    • El Capitan by John Philip Sousa ed. Loras Schissel and Keith Brion
    • October by Eric Whitacre
    • Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli

Carrollton High School Band’s Itineraries

  • 4:15PM Load Trailer
  • 4:30PM Eat Chick-fil-a* (please bring $3 for the meal or $5 to help a friend)
  • 5:30PM In Concert Attire and load buses
  • 5:45PM Depart for the PAC
  • 6:00PM Watch other bands
  • 6:40PM Concert Band heads to the warm-up (in audience after performance)
  • 7:20PM Symphonic Band heads to the warm-up (in audience after performance)
  • 8:00PM Wind Ensemble heads to the warm-up room
  • 9:30PM Return to CHS after Wind Ensemble’s performance

*This is a meal that was not included in the band fees.  We are asking each student to please bring $3 to help us pay for the Chick-fil-a.  If you are willing to send in $5.00 it will be greatly appreciated!


This Week at a Glance:

  • Monday: No school
  • Tuesday: Varsity Winterguard: 4:00 – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday: JV Winterguard: 4:00 – 8:00PM
  • Thursday: Pre-Festival (see itinerary above)
    • Varsity Winterguard: 4:00 – 9:00PM
  • Saturday: JV & Varsity Winterguard at East Coweta HS
    • Itinerary TBA

Tentative Festival (LGPE) Dates and Times

Festival will be hosted at the Carroll County PAC on March 11-12, 2019.  Admission is free and open to the public.  I hope that you will mark your calendars and plan on supporting our band students!

March 11, 2019, at 4:30pm • Symphonic Band

  1. Galactic Fanfare by Randall Stanbridge
  2. Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli
  3. Khan by Julie Giroux

March 11, 2019, at 7:40pm • Wind Ensemble

  1. El Capitan by John Philip Sousa ed. Loras Schissel and Keith Brion
  2. October by Eric Whitacre
  3. Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli

March 12, 2019, at 9:30am • Concert Band

  1. Coast Guards March by Karl King arr. James Swearingen
  2. Rhythm Stand by Jennifer Higdon
  3. Moscow, 1941 by Brian Balmages

All-State Band is next weekend

Please congratulate the following students for making All-State: Andrew Stagliano, principal baritone saxophone; Kelley Ozier, euphonium; and Taylor Berry, trombone (alternate).  They practiced extensively to earn this honor and I look forward to their performance next weekend in Athens, GA at the Classic Center.

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District Honor Band Week

District Honor Band • February 14 – 16

Please congratulate our students who have been invited to participate in the GMEA District VII Honor Band.  They earned this opportunity by auditioning in December.  Congratulations to: Maggie Rowland, Savannah Richie, Asha Brown, Katie Hoberg, Andrew Stagliano, Austin Schumann, Dale Drummond, Josh Hansen, Jordan Mullenix, Brianna Colquitt, Ben Bradley, Lainey Driver, Taylor Berry, Eli Nunez, and Kelley Ozier.

Students will travel with Mr. Carr, Mr. Bright, and Ms. Menendez to Ringgold and stay at the Spring Hill Suites in Ringgold, GA.  Hotel cost is $70.00 and includes breakfast each morning.  Students will also need money for lunch and dinner each night.  Download an itinerary here. So that we can send the bus home early and not require our bus driver to remain through the concerts we ask our parents to meet the students after their final rehearsal on Saturday.

Just as clarification: the Junior High Students are rehearsing at Ringgold HS and our students are rehearsing at the Heritage High School. (This is opposite from the past couple of years).  The concerts will still take place at Ringgold HS.


This Week at a Glance:

  • Monday: JV Winterguard: 4:00 – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday: Varsity Winterguard: 4:00 – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday: JV Winterguard: 4:00 – 8:00PM
  • Thursday: DHB students depart at 11:30 (see itinerary for the remainder)
    • Varsity Winterguard: 4:00 – 9:00PM
  • Saturday: Varsity Winterguard at River Ridge HS
    • Report 9:45AM
    • Break 1:00PM
    • Depart 2:00PM
    • Perform 5:34PM
    • Awards 7:30PM
    • Depart 8:00PM
    • Arrive at CHS 9:30PM

Reminder – President’s Day is February 18 – Enjoy your day off – No School.


Pre-Festival Concert

On Thursday February 21 we will perform our pre-festival concert.  Because our Large Group Performance Evaluations will take place at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center, Temple has graciously offered to allow us to perform our concert in conjunction with their Pre-Festival on the same date.  A more specific itinerary will be released soon, but here is a performance schedule for that evening.

  • 6:00PM Temple MS
  • 6:20PM Carrollton JrHS 7th Grade
  • 6:40PM Carrollton JrHS 8th Grade
  • 7:00PM Temple HS Concert Band
  • 7:20PM Carrollton HS Concert Band
  • 7:40PM Temple HS Symphonic Band
  • 8:10PM Carrollton HS Symphonic Band
  • 8:40PM Carrollton HS Wind Ensemble

Welcome Home Concert

Our Trojans performed extraordinarily on Thursday at Troy University as part of the Annual Southeastern United States Honor Band Clinic.  They were joined by Dr. Robert Ambrose, director of bands at Georgia State University, Casey Cooper, Coop3rDrumm3r a YouTube artist who is the world’s most subscribed to drummer, and Carrollton’s own Katahj Copley, composition student at the University of West Georgia.

Because the Send-Off Concert was cancelled due to inclement weather, we have scheduled a Welcome Home Concert so that we can share our music with our community.  Dr. Ambrose, Casey, and Katahj will all be in attendance again as well.

The concert begins at 8:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center.


This Week at a Glance:

  • Monday: Welcome Home Concert 8:00PM • Students report at 7:15PM Back Stage
    • JV Winterguard: 4:00 – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday: Varsity Winterguard: 4:00 – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday: JV Winterguard: 4:00 – 8:00PM
  • Thursday: Varsity Winterguard: 4:00 – 9:00PM
  • Saturday: JV Winterguard at Harrison HS
    • Report 7:15AM
    • Break 9:00AM
    • Depart 10:00AM
    • Perform 12:56PM
    • Awards 7:45PM
    • Depart 8:15PM
    • Arrive at CHS 9:30PM

District Honor Band • February 14 – 16

District Honor Band is approaching.  Students will travel with Mr. Carr, Mr. Bright, and Ms. Menendez to Ringgold and stay at the Spring Hill Suites in Ringgold, GA.  Hotel cost is $70.00 and includes breakfast each morning.  Students will also need money for lunch and dinner each night.  Download an itinerary here.

Trojans Travel to Troy

Send Off Concert – Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Tuesday’s concert will be one that you do not want to miss.  It is free and open to the public, please help spread the word! Attendance is required for all band students.  

  • 6:15 PM Wind Ensemble students report to the stage
  • 6:50 PM Concert Band and Symphonic Band students report to the audience
  • 7:00PM Concert begins

The concert will last just under and hour.

 


This Week at a glance:

  • Monday: JV Winter guard 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble 3:30PM – 4:15PM
    • Wind Ensemble Concert: 7:00PM Report on stage by 6:15PM
    • Varsity Winter guard 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday: Pep Band Performance at Wrestling’s Senior Night 5:00PM-6:30PM
    • JV Winter guard 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Thursday: Wind Ensemble Travels to Troy – see itinerary below
    • Varsity Winter guard 4:00PM – 9:00PM

 

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!


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Trip to Troy • January 31, 2019

Our wind ensemble is traveling to Troy, AL on Thursday, January 31, 2019 to perform at the welcoming concert for the Southeastern United States Honor Band Clinic.  We received this invitation by submitting letters of recommendation and a last year’s LGPE performance recording.  Our group was chosen by an assessment process and we are very excited for this prestigious opportunity.

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 CiCi’s pizza buffet for lunch.  Please follow this link: https://goo.gl/8aGT6a to order your breakfast if you haven’t done it yet.

Itinerary for the Day

Students should remember to eat a good breakfast before reporting or bring snacks for the bus ride.  

  • 7:00AM EST Report to CHS and Load
  • 8:00AM EST Depart for Troy
  • 10:00AM CST Arrive in Troy, AL for brunch at Chick-fil-a
  • 10:45AM CST Depart for the Music Building
  • 11:15AM CST In Concert Attire
  • 12:00PM CST Concert Warm-Up on stage (and photos)
  • 2:00PM CST Performance in the Crosby Theater
  • 3:00PM CST Change back into school clothes and have a snack
  • 3:30PM CST Depart for CiCi’s
  • 5:00PM CST Dinner at CiCi’s Pizza in Auburn, AL
  • 6:00PM CST Depart for CHS
  • 9:00PM EST Arrive back at CHS approx. (check Remind for up to date ETAs)

 

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)