I hope that everyone’s summer is off to a great start! Next week is a big week for us as we are in the beginning preparations for this season. Our 2017 show, 12 Seconds to the Moon is going to be spectacular, I look forward to putting it together with you all soon.
Just a quick reminder that meals will be provided by the school system for all of our students during our summer practices. You are welcome to pack a breakfast/lunch if you prefer, but the meals provided by the school system are completely free, all that you have to do is sign up for them so that we can let the school know that you need one.
Since our color guard is meeting on Monday’s (starting Monday June 5th) from 10:00AM – 9:00PM, only lunch will be provided, because the school system does not provide dinners. Parents are welcome to bring dinner for their children, pack one for them in a cooler, or send money for them to order something to be delivered. Some good options for delivery would be Jimmy Johns, Domino’s, Papa John’s, etc. Use this link to sign up for lunch at our summer color guard practices : https://goo.gl/FCaIHh.
Percussion camp dates are the same but the times have changed! June 6 – 9 from 9:00AM-12:00PM. Breakfast will be available at 8:30AM and lunches will be available at 12:00PM. Use this link to sign up for meals at our percussion camp: https://goo.gl/3ODCvI.
Our new assistant band director is set to be approved at the board meeting on June 6. Since I am in Athens, GA Monday through Thursday completing doctoral work, we have scheduled a meet and greet with the new assistant band director on June 9 at 5:00PM. If you are willing to bring an appetizer to share, it’ll make our meeting more fun. I hope to see you there!
This is our final week of school for the 2016-2017. We have a few things this week as we continue preparation for the next school year and we finally celebrate with our seniors with a ceremony that they have been dreaming about since starting school!
Thursday – New Member Parent and Student Orientation 6pm – 7:30pm
Friday – $75 Commitment Fee is due
Graduation! Band performs and should report at 4:30PM for dinner
Graduation should be finished around 9:30PM
If the schools decides to postpone graduation due to weather, then we will perform on Saturday morning, see calendar for details.
What a great past three years it has been! I am so proud of the work that you have done while in the Trojan Band, but am even prouder of the work that you will continue to do for our world. I wish you each the best as you embark on your next chapter and will be praying for God’s wisdom and grace in your life. Thank you for dedication and love that you have provided to our community. The band is better because of you and will continue the traditions that you have left behind. I look forward to you returning for Homecoming games to perform with the band! Please do not be a stranger, we want to know how you are doing and hear about the wonderful blessings that are in store for you! I look forward to congratulating each one of you on Friday night as we celebrate your accomplishments thus far and challenge you to continue your destiny, commencing the first day of the rest of your life. I know it sounds daunting, but you are prepared. Meet each day with a fresh perspective and don’t forget to have fun along the way! See you soon! – Mr. Carr
Good evening! Quick reminder about the final concert of our season tomorrow evening. It has been a terrific year and we look forward to celebrating with our seniors with one final performance.
Students will wear their concert attire. Concert band reports on-stage at 6:30PM, all others should report to the audience by 6:45PM. Tomorrow’s concert will feature all three of our concert bands and a few chamber ensembles. In addition we will be joined by the Carrollton Youth Orchestra, which will begin performing at 6:30 in the MAC lobby. If you get a chance, please stop by and listen – you will be glad that you did!
Other important things happening this week include:
Fall Guard Rehearsal on Monday from 4:00pm-7:00pm (students participating in the concert will be released at 6:00pm)
Marching Percussion Tryouts on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Band Prom on Saturday from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.
This year’s band prom theme is “Once Upon A Time.” We hope that the students have a good time decorating tables, dressing up for the theme, and hanging out with their friends on Saturday. The event is free for our band students, courtesy of the band boosters. Each band student is welcome to invite 1 guest to attend for $5.00. A DJ will be in the band room keeping the party fun while a Mario Kart Tournament is happening in the large ensemble room and fellowship accompanied by some wonderful treats are enjoyed in the lobby. Let’s send our Seniors out with the celebration that they deserve. We will surely miss them as they have had an impact on us all.
Preview of the following week:
May 15 – Percussion auditions continue 3:30-5:30 and Fall Guard rehearses again from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.
May 16 – Final day of percussion auditions 3:30-5:30
May 19 – Graduation – Required for all band members. Report time is 4:30pm for dinner. We wear our concert attire for the performance. If graduation is moved to Saturday morning because of unpredictable weather then we will participate on Saturday.
I hope this this message finds you all well enjoying your weekend! As we prepare for some closing moments this coming week with our Band banquet, Band BBQ, and Band Prom, we can’t help but be super super excited as we begin to look ahead to next year. It is with great expectation and excitement that we make the follow announcements regarding our 2017-2018 season.
We had many students audition for band this year! There are a few yet to audition, but I know that everyone has been waiting patiently for results. Here are the class placements for Fall 2017: Audition Results.
We are also proud to announce and welcome the following 29 ladies to the Fall Color Guard!
Last week also culminated in the conclusion of our leadership interviews and Drum Major tryouts! We are excited for the Trojan Band to continue our next chapter under the following leadership:
Band Captain: Jose Martinez
Drum Major: Lainey Driver
Assistant Drum Majors: Melissa Lanier and Kaylin Jones
Uniform Sergeants: Hailey Stanford, Jesse Todd
Librarian: Jordan Mullenix
Equipment Sergeant: Alex Moomey
Flute: Brynne Wooten / Asst: Kendall Ozier
Clarinet: Emily Chesser / Asst: Jennifer Camilo
Saxophone: Jose Martinez / Asst: Madison Grubbs
Mellophone: Tyler Ragsdale and Mallory Mason
Trumpet: Matthew Harris / Asst: Jackson Broome
Trombone: Cameron Hostager / Asst: Taylor Berry
Baritone: Oscar Hernandez
Sousaphone: Nykia Cook / Asst: John Robert Ray
Battery: Kaitlen Fears
Front Ensemble: Kate Ashley
Color Guard: Dani Grooms / Asst: Sophia Padilla and Amber Zheng
The 2017 Marching Band Show announcement was made to an anxious crowd at our Spring Parent meeting this past Tuesday and they were not disappointed. Mr. Carr used the following video to reveal that the Trojan Band will be performing a show titled “Twelve Seconds to the Moon” which honors mankind’s journey into space… from those first few critical seconds at Kitty Hawk to Armstrong’s “…Giant Leap for Mankind.” So watch the video below and prepare yourself for an exciting journey this coming fall! #Trojans12tothemoon