Huge Opportunities As The Legacy Returns! + Weekly Reminders

With the marching/football season off to a great start, it is time for us to begin focusing in earnest on the upcoming marching band competition hosted by the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters here at Grisham Stadium. This year The Legacy of Champions is on Saturday, October 13th and is an all day event. Our event is fast becoming one of the premier competitions in the whole state and is also one of our most successful fundraising events with the funds going to reduce the cost of our biennial band trips. All students are required to work this event and all parents are expected to volunteer as well. We need everyone involved! There is a great variety of volunteer opportunities available, so it should be easy for everyone to find something to do that day to ensure another great year for our guests.  We even need your ATVs, trailers, and cooking skills too! Sign-ups for volunteers are broken up by duty areas and are listed on our VOLUNTEER PAGE below with a brief summary of the types of things you will be doing the day of the event. Full descriptions can be found in the details area of each sign-up after clicking on a particular sign-up link. We will also be having a volunteer meeting on September 27, 2018 at 6:30pm in the band room to provide more details, offer training, answer any questions you may have, and outline what to expect that day. Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Your participation and preparation is imperative to our success!

Finally, the competition is also an excellent opportunity to honor your band student and seniors!

SrSampleMost of us know how hard our band students work and how dedicated they are, but how often do we tell them or recognize their efforts. With that in mind, we wanted to share a unique opportunity with all of our supporters for honoring your band student(s). In conjunction with the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition, we produce an outstanding, professional event program that gives parents, grandparents, guardians, friends, or loved ones the opportunity to purchase a custom, personal ad to recognize your band student. Show your pride while preserving their memories and accomplishments to be cherished for years to come.

StudentSamplePersonal ads:

  • Make a great keepsake
  • Can be placed by a parent or guardian, grandparents, a group sponsor, loved ones, or friends.
  • Can also honor alumni or “Band Class of …”
  • Are completely customizable full page ads
  • Support the Carrollton Trojan Band Program

Personal custom full page black & white ads are available for $50 each. Reservation forms can be downloaded by clicking here. Honor Your SeniorHonor your Underclassman

But hurry to reserve your spot! Personal ads are only available until September 14th, 2018.

If you have any questions about placing a custom ad, or the competition in general, please contact the boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com


A Few Quick Reminders:

Yankee Candle

All Yankee Candle orders should be turned in Thursday night, August 30th. Band boosters will be in the band room from 7:00-9:00 PM to receive orders.

Prop Building

If you’re willing to help us build props, we can use your help on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM in the house behind the bandroom.

Parent Tailgate Cookout

Please join us for PARENT tailgate, this Friday. The Band Boosters will provide hot dogs, so please bring sides and desserts to share. We will be outside the band room, weather permitting. Bring a chair and join us this Friday, 5:30-7 pm!  (Please note, dinner is for parents and families, but not marching band students.)

Friday – GAME DAY!

  • Student Itinerary

Please Remember – Students should eat before reporting to the game. Dinner is NOT provided to band students for HOME games.

    • Uniform room open 5:30 PM
    • Report in Uniform for Warm-Up 6:00 PM
    • Depart for Amp Performance 6:30 PM
    • Amp Performance 6:45 PM
    • Pre-game Performance 7:10 PM
    • Kick-Off 7:30 PM

Trip

The FINAL trip payments are due October 23rd!  This is an important deadline!

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More Friday Night Lights Ahead

Friday night was super exciting, the students performed well both on and off the field. Thanks to the efforts of our parent volunteers we represented our school and community with class! And our football got the job done – with a close win over East Coweta. Close or not, it was a great win! Thank you to all the parents who helped load the truck, feed the kids, assist with the halftime show, and pull the flag! It was a fantastic evening!

Trip Update

  • FINAL payments for the Hollywood trip are due October 23rd. This is an important deadline for ALL travelers.
  • We will begin assigning flights, rooms, and chaperone groups in the next few weeks.

Parent Tailgate Party

  • Join us THIS Friday at 5:30 pm for a tailgate party before the game!
  • Parents bring food to share with other parents and to get to know one another. It’s a good idea to bring a camping chair too.

Yankee Candle Turn In

  • Band Boosters will be in the band room Thursday night (August 30), 7:00 – 9:00 pm to collect Yankee Candle orders. Please make sure to have your orders turned in that evening!

Prop Building

  • Want to help build props for the field show? Join us this Thursday, August 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the house that is behind the band room up the gravel driveway.

Schedule for the Week

Monday – FULL band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Tuesday – FULL band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Thursday – FULL band – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

  • Prop Building 6:00 -8:00 pm (House behind the band room up the gravel driveway)
  • Yankee Candle Turn In 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Friday – GAME DAY!

  • To volunteer for the game, please sign up at the following link:
  • Parent Tailgate – 5:30 pm at the band room (bring snacks to share and a chair!)
  • Student Itinerary
    • Uniform room open 5:30 PM
    • Report in Uniform for Warm-Up 6:00 PM
    • Depart for Amp Performance 6:30 PM
    • Amp Performance 6:45 PM
    • Pre-game Performance 7:10 PM
    • Kick-Off 7:30 PM

Legacy of Champions (LOC) – All Parents and Studnets

  • Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13th for our Legacy of Champions!
  • All parents are expected to volunteer for this event. It is a great day of service and fun!
  • Volunteer sign ups will be available in the coming weeks, be on the look-out!
  • Are you looking for volunteer hours and enjoy photography? We are looking for photographers for the Legacy of Champions Band Competition. Photographers are assigned to each band to capture lots of pictures from the day. Please let Allison Driver know if you are interested. Allison.driver@carrolltoncityschools.net

Are you ready for some Football?!

Are you ready for Friday night lights? I hope so, because THIS Friday is our first game! We will be playing East Coweta High School at the University of West Georgia at 8:00 pm! We hope that you can join us as we support our awesome football program!

Make sure to keep reading! In the post you will also find information about show shirt orders, trip information, Yankee Candle, prop building days, and our schedule for the week, so read carefully!!


Show Shirt Orders

Want to buy a show shirt? Pre-order period will close at midnight on Friday August 24, 2018 reminders will be sent out when show shirts are available for pick up, approximately 2 weeks after pre-order window closes.


Prop Work Nights

Please come and help construct our props for this year’s field show. Prop nights are held at the house behind the band room. There is a gravel/dirt road behind the band room, it ends at the house where we will be meeting. We hope to see you there!

  • Tuesday, August 21st, 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Band Work House
  • Thursday, August 23rd, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Band Work House

Hollywood Trip

The 3rd payment deadline is quickly approaching, August 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that we should have paid $1307 per traveler by this date! Airline tickets are being purchased on the 24th of August. Super Holiday Travel sent out a letter to every traveler. If you DID NOT receive an email from them this past Friday, then you have not correctly or completely signed up for the trip on their site. http://www.Superholiday.com. You MUST complete the online registration. If you haven’t registered, please refer to this link for assistance:

https://chstrojanband.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/carrollton-2018-trip-registration-and-payment1.pdf

If you paid your deposit and have decided not to go, please email barryandmer@bellsouth.net and let me know that your plans have changed. If you have trouble signing up please contact Mark Drury at 678-520-1766. He is our travel agent and will be able to assist you.

It is extremely important that EVERY traveler be signed up on the Super Holiday Tours website by THIS Thursday, August 23rd!!

  • The next payment due date is August 23rd!!! This is a very important payment. EVERY TRAVELER should have paid 3 full payments of $419 plus the $50 deposit: $1307.
  • Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
  • Please remember the cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
    • All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:
  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS

Football Game versus East Coweta at University of West Georgia

ALL parents attending the game will need to purchase a ticket either at the gate or at the front office of the high school. Tickets are cheaper if you buy them from the school! ($10 at CHS and $15 at the gate)

If you would like to volunteer that night, please go to the following link to sign up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4033480

If you plan to help on the field, which includes pulling the flag, please where a black Trojan shirt.


Yankee Candle

Orders for candles are due, August 30th. Boosters will be in the band room that evening from 7-9 pm to receive orders.


Schedule for the Week

  • Monday – FULL band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday – FULL band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
    • Volunteer Prop Building – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday – FULL band – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • LoC Coordinator Meeting – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
    • Volunteer Prop Building – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Friday – GAME DAY!
  • UWG KICKOFF ITINERARY
  • 4:00PM Dinner
  • 5:15PM In Uniform
    • Students will wear Show Shirt, band shorts, long black socks, and marching shoes with their band uniforms.
    • Colorguard uniform will be announced by Emma.
  • 5:45PM Depart for UWG
  • 6:00PM Arrive/Unload and Warm-Up for Pre-game
  • 7:30PM Pre-Game
  • 8:00PM Kick-Off
  • About 11:30PM Arrive back at CHS – Check Remind for updates

Be sure to subscribe to our various channels of communication.  Follow this webpage by entering your e-mail address above, follow us on Facebook: CHSTrojanBand, Twitter: @chstrojanband, Remind: Text@chstro to 81010 to join.  There are quick links to many of our channels at the top right of this page.  We try to update you with photos from the events, any changes in itinerary (like our arrival time back to the HS, which often depends on the game length and traffic), and other important information.

GO TROJANS!!!!

 

Important Trip Information and our weekly update

Happy Sunday! I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and are ready for a great week!

  • Trip update – IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ
    • The next payment due date is August 23rd!!! This is a very important payment. EVERY TRAVELER should have paid 3 full payments of $419 plus the $50 deposit: $1307.
    • If you are not caught up by August 24th, you will be dropped from the trip.
    • Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
    • Please remember the cancellation policy:
    • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
      • All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:
  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS
  • Parent orientation
    • Thank you to all the parents that came out for parent orientation! It was awesome to see your desire to become a part of our band family! Thank you for pulling the flag for the scrimmage game!
  • This week’s schedule: Normal Schedule
    • Monday: 3:45pm – 6:15pm
    • Tuesday: 3:45pm – 6:15pm
    • Thursday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Yankee Candle Fundraiser
    • We started this fundraiser last week. Profits from the fundraiser will be applied toward individual balances for the Hollywood Trip. Anyone who participates and is not traveling will be applied to our general booster account to help with operating expenses.
  • Shirt orders

Looking ahead – Mr. Carr removed the rehearsal that was scheduled for October 18 so that our families can plan a fall break if desired. School is in session through Thursday that week, but students are out of school on Friday, October 19. Thank you so much for working your schedule around the busy marching band schedule. We hope by not having a late rehearsal that Thursday it will allow our Trojan Band families to enjoy an extended Fall Break. This has been updated in Charms, but we just wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the change.

Thanks so much for all that you do to make our band program successful. Here’s to a great week!

Got your candles?

Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your time with family this weekend as we rest up for our first FULL week of school, including after school band practices! So far the year is off to a great start! Thank you to all who volunteered at our Trojan Night. The desserts were fantastic, and we had many volunteers who made the evening a great success. We cannot do it without you. Thank you!

We have the Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kick-Off and Parent Orientation THIS THursday, August 9th. All students will report at 5:30PM for Thursday’s rehearsal and parents are welcome to come to the kick-off meeting as well.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kickoff

A representative for Yankee candle will present the fundraiser to our students at 5:30 pm in the band room. Parents are welcome to attend this meeting, but it is not necessary! We will learn about how to take orders, and delivery of items. Please make an effort to come and learn how we can make the most of this opportunity. The profits from the fundraiser go directly to your student’s trip account. Still owe money on the trip? I encourage you to participate in the fundraiser!

Parent Orientation – We need your help

Want to volunteer to help at football games? Competitions? Load the trailer? Help in the stands? Pull the flag? Buy some new Trojan Band gear? This orientation is intended answer as many of your questions as we can, and to demonstrate volunteer opportunities for the Fall Football/Competition season! Don’t miss the action on the field, come and join us this Thursday at 7:30 pm. We will join the band on the practice field at 8:30 pm to pull the flag in preparation of this year’s football season.

Upcoming Schedule Highlights

Monday, August 6 – Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Tuesday, August 7 – Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Thursday, August 9 – Yankee Candle Kickoff – 5:30 PM (all students and parents welcome)

Full Band Practice – 6-9 pm (Students should report for the fundraiser kick-off)

Parent Orientation – 7:30 – 9 pm