No Contest Today Due to Weather

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Competition – Weather Update

Good morning!

Haralson County has decided not to host their contest today due to the weather.  I know this was our last scheduled competition of the year and is not the best of news, but the decision was made with the safety of our children involved and I appreciate them communicating early enough this morning that we could inform you before reporting to the school.  They offered a reschedule date of November 2, but I am concerned that at this point many of our families have other commitments.  A decision of our participation on November 2 has not yet been decided, please e-mail me now if your child cannot participate on November 2.

Seniors, I would like to meet with you all in the band room on Monday morning at 7:45AM to discuss this with you in more detail before making a final decision of our participation on November 2.  I know that this is your last competition and I want to be sure that we honor you by listening to your concerns.  If we decide to compete, we will adjust our rehearsal and performance calendar through the end of our competitive season so that we continue to be prepared to have the best performance of our season.

I hope that everyone has a safe weekend.  Keep dry and keep warm.  Love you guys!

Mr. Carr

Help Needed for Last Competition and Concert Attire Fittings

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Our last contest is this Saturday at Haralson County High School.   We will need a number of people to help move the backdrops, wagons and also help the front ensemble so please consider signing up to help.  Our students have put in a tremendous amount of effort into making this show the best it can be. You can be a part of helping them finish strong by volunteering to push props and other equipment to and from the field.

You can see all areas that need help by clicking here.  You can also sign up there as well.

See below for some more details regarding the competition on Saturday

Details for This Saturday

  • Itinerary
    • Rehearsal at CHS 1:00 – 4:15 PM
    • Load 4:15 PM
    • Dinner 4:45 PM(Provided by the boosters) 
      • Subway sandwiches and chips will be provided, but we would like to include some grapes for the students as well.  If you are willing to donate some grapes, please click here to sign up to bring grapes by 4 PM on Saturday)
    • In Uniform 5:55 PM
    • Depart 6:10 PM 
    • Arrive at 6:55 PM
    • Performance 9:00 PM 
    • Awards 10:00 PM
    • Depart for CHS 11:30 PM
    • Arrive back at CHS approximately 12:00AM

We also ask that if you help take equipment to the field that you dress with your black Band Booster shirt (if you do not have a Band Booster shirt you can wear any black shirt) and black pants.

Also, once we have a total of volunteers we will determine how much it will cost to enter the contest, so please make sure that you bring cash to the competition to pay for your admission to the competition.  We do this since many bands host these contests as a fundraiser.

Concert Attire Fittings – Next Week

As marching season starts to wind down, that means we will move into concert season.  This means that your student may need to be fitted for their concert attire. Freshman students will need to be fitted.  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can be fitted as well if you feel it is necessary. The fittings will occur on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

  • Girls will be fitted on Monday, October 21 at 6PM in the Band Room
  • Boys will be fitted on Tuesday, October 22 at 6PM in the Band Room

We have been informed that the cost for the concert attire will be higher than in years past, but we do not have the specific costs yet.  We will inform you once we have the cost.

 

LoC 5 #TrojansWillWorkTogether.

Legacy of Champions, the Gold Standard!

What a wonderful weekend! Even during our fall break our students rehearsed diligently and performed energetically at the home game on Friday night. Our Trojans were victorious over Woodland maintaining our undefeated record and our band students and parents returned on Saturday to show the band community authentic Carrollton hospitality. Our Legacy of Champions Marching Competition continued its storied reputation through the compassionate work of our parent and student volunteers. Numerous directors and parents shared positive feedback after their experience on Saturday. It takes our entire village to make the LoC special, thank you all for spending your day with us to make this year a success! Special thanks to our LoC Coordinators: Michael Post, Michele Mullenix, Bob Noah, Melanie Noah, Meredith Harris, Tonya Pittman, Sunday Richie, Eric Pittman, Maria Menendez, Jeff Jones, Nicole Jones, Jason Svegl, Kelly Hansen, and Rachel Tate for the consistent leadership that you provided in planning the event. Our village is a special place because of our parents’ willingness to work together for our children. Saturday was special because of all of you! Thank you!


Week at a Glance

  • Monday – Full Band 3:45 – 6:15
  • Tuesday – Full Band 3:45 – 6:15
  • Thursday
    • Full Band 6:00 – 9:00
    • All-In-One Drop Off 6:30 – 8:00
  • Friday – Away Game vs. Kell (Click here to sign up to volunteer)
    • Itinerary
      • Load Trailer – After School
      • Dinner provided by the Boosters: Chick-Fil-A, chips and dessert. To sign up to help set-up, serve and clean up please click here after school
      • 4:30 – Report in Uniform
      • 4:45 – Depart for Kell
      • 12:30AM (Approximately) – Arrive at CHS
  • Saturday – Haralson County Band Competition
    • Details below

Haralson County Band Competition – This Saturday

This coming Saturday will be our last contest of the 2019 Marching Season. We will also be looking at the total number of volunteers and chaperones and we will let you know how much it will be for your admission into the contest. We will inform you sometime late on Friday or early on Saturday morning, so please ensure that you enter your email address in Charms when signing up. We will need a number of people to help move the backdrops, wagons and also help the front ensemble so please consider signing up to help. Please click here to sign up to volunteer.  Our students have worked extremely hard this season and please help us to help them in their last contest of the year.

  • Itinerary
    • Rehearsal at CHS 1:00 – 4:15 PM
    • Load 4:15 PM
    • Dinner 4:45 PM(Provided by the boosters)
      • Subway sandwiches and chips will be provided, but we would like to include some grapes for the students as well. If you are willing to donate some grapes, please click here to sign up to bring grapes by 4 PM on Saturday)
    • In Uniform 5:55 PM
    • Depart 6:10 PM
    • Arrive at 6:55 PM
    • Performance 9:00 PM
    • Awards 10:00 PM
    • Depart for CHS 11:30 PM
    • Arrive back at CHS approximately 12:00AM

All-In-One Sale Final Days!!

Our All-In-One Sale is entering its final days. Have you sold at least 30 items or collected at least $150 in donations? Turn in day is Thursday, October 17 at 6:30PM in the Band Room. Please be sure to complete the summary sheet prior to turning in all forms and money as this will help with figuring out totals of what will need to be ordered from our vendors. Also, did you know that there is an online store for the All-In-One items? Please click this link to access the store or to post to your social media accounts. Since we have entered our final days it is even more important to Sell, Sell, Sell!!!


Shop at Amazon? You can help our band!

Do you shop on Amazon often? Did you know that you can help the Band Boosters when you shop on Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com and then select Carrollton Band Booster Club, Inc. for the charitable organization you want to support.


HEALTH CLASS

Students participating in the health class should be completed with the eADAP course from the GA Department of Drivers Services. Please double check with your child to verify that they have completed that course and submitted a certificate to me either in person or a PDF via email. This is the most important aspect of the class as it qualifies our students to apply for their drivers license. Once they have finished the eADAP course online, then they complete the 9 Unit exams via Google Classroom and they are done. Due dates are listed in Classroom to allow students to complete the class before their semester becomes too hectic. I will be lenient with the due dates so long as all coursework is completed and turned in by the Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your assistance in keeping your child on track.


HAVE YOU SYNCED YOUR CALENDAR?

The Charms Calendar is syncing again. Syncing your calendar with the band calendar is a great way to stay informed of the schedule. You can access more information through the links above (If you hover over Calendar, Sync Calendar becomes an option), or just click here.

Our Legacy Continues

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IMG_9481VERY PROUD!

Our students had an action-packed Homecoming week last week, which culminated with our first competition of the year at Creekview High School. Our students worked tirelessly all week long preparing for the competition! Friday we performed a pep rally in the morning, a parade down Ben Scott Blvd for all of our Trojans, two pep rallies at local nursing homes, our pregame tradition in the CHAMP, pregame, halftime for homecoming, our competition show after the game, and Battle Hymn with the help of our football team to pull the flag! IMG_9496Thank you so much to Coach Calhoun and his staff for his support of all of our Trojans. We are very fortunate in Carrollton to have a culture of supporting one another, which fosters strong relationships!

On competition day, our students reported at 10:00 AM to prepare for the day’s performance. We had the fortune to share Town Center’s Food Court with Woodland High School’s Band. Can you imagine a small food court with 500 band kids? I am so proud of our students. They composed themselves with class all day long and enjoyed visiting with Woodland’s students who will join us this Friday for our football game and again on Saturday for our annual LoC!

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At the competition, our band performed to an excited crowd and were met with a standing ovation! Our performance earned Superior ratings in all captions (Drum Major, Color Guard, Percussion and Band) and we finished 3rd Overall in the competition. We are very proud of the effort of the students and look forward to our exhibition performance at our Legacy of Champions on Saturday night.IMG_9513

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Week at a Glance

  • Enjoy your Fall Break – praying for much-needed rest and recharge for all
  • Friday – Home Game vs. Woodland (Click here to sign up to volunteer)
    • Itinerary
      • 2:30 – 5:30 Rehearsal
      • 5:30 – Dinner provided by the Boosters: Hamburger, Chips, and dessert. To sign up to help set-up, serve and clean up please click here
      • 6:30 – Report in Uniform
      • 7:00 – Pregame at the AMP
      • 7:10 – Pregame in the Stadium
  • Saturday – LOC Gates Open 1:30
    • Students have various jobs to perform at this

LoC is next Saturday

Performance Schedule

We will need parent volunteers for this Saturday’s LoC.  It is an event that allows us to demonstrate our hospitality to other bands in our region.  WE NEED YOU more than ever! Yes, YOU… our Trojan Nation students, alumni, family, friends, staff, faculty, and community supporters. So please look at all the opportunities below and see how you can make a difference.

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: VOLUNTEER HERE and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. There is a large variety of volunteer positions available. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take the time to sign-up today! THE TIME IS NOW!

ATVs, UTVs, & 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.

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 visit our volunteer page by clicking here

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. 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.

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


All-In-One Sale Final Days!!

Our All-In-One Sale is entering its final days. Have you sold at least 30 items or collected at least $150 in donations? Turn in day is Thursday, October 17 at 6:30PM in the Band Room. Please be sure to complete the summary sheet prior to turning in all forms and money as this will help with figuring out totals of what will need to be ordered from our vendors. Also, did you know that there is an online store for the All-In-One items? Please click this link to access the store or to post to your social media accounts. Since we have entered our final days it is even more important to Sell, Sell, Sell!!!


Get Your Spirit Wear Now!!

Are you ready to show off your Trojan Band Pride this season? If not, look at the Band Shoppe by clicking this link and get some Trojan Band Spirit Wear. There are hats, polo shirts, t-shirts, etc. all with your choice of 4 different logo options to be embroidered on the item you choose. You can simply place your order on the site and you will be contacted once your item has arrived.

Show Shirt

If you want to purchase a show shirt for this year’s show “Wanted: Dead or Alive”, you can do so by clicking on this link. The cost of the shirt is $15.

“I’m With the Band” Shirt

If you are interested in purchasing one of the new “I’m With The Band” Shirts, please see Ms. Dothard in the Band Room. Limited quantities available. The cost of the shirt is $15.


HEALTH CLASS

If your child has been keeping up with the due dates, then they should have completed the health class by now.  If they are a little bit behind, this is a GREAT week to get caught up.  All work must be completed by Thanksgiving Break.  Thank you!


HAVE YOU SYNCED YOUR CALENDAR?

The Charms Calendar is syncing again. Syncing your calendar with the band calendar is a great way to stay informed of the schedule. You can access more information through the links above (If you hover over Calendar, Sync Calendar becomes an option), or just click here.

Competition This Saturday – Help Needed and Details

34213498_1541284035893617_rHelp Needed For Competition on Saturday

Our first contest is this Saturday at Creekview High School.  This year’s show has quite a number of props that to be carried to the field and then off of the field in a timely manner.  As such, we require a number of volunteers to assist us with this process. There are still several areas that need help.  We ask that you please consider signing up to assist with the props as well as other areas that need assistance with carrying equipment to and from the field.

You can see all areas that need help by clicking here.  You can also sign up there as well.

If you do sign up to help, you will have an opportunity to see what is involved this Thursday night during practice from 8-9 and then again at the home game, this Friday night as the Trojans take on Cass.

Our students have worked so hard to get to this point and now you can be a part of helping them have a successful run.

See below for some more details regarding the competition on Saturday

Details for This Saturday

Location and Itinerary

Creekview Marching Classic • Creekview HS • 1550 Owens Store Road • Canton, GA 30115 

Spectator parking is free! Admission is $10 – Children 5 and under are free.

  • Itinerary
    • Rehearsal at CHS 10:00AM – 1:00PM
    • Load 1:00PM
    • Lunch 1:30 (Provided by the boosters) 
      • Subway sandwiches and chips will be provided, but we would like to include some grapes for the students as well.  If you are willing to donate some grapes, please click here to sign up to bring grapes around 12 Noon on Saturday)
    • In Uniform 2:30PM
    • Depart 3:00PM 
    • Dinner at Town Center Mall at 4:30PM (Bring Money for Dinner)
    • Depart for Creekview HS at 5:45PM
    • Arrive at 6:30PM
    • Performance 8:20PM 
    • Awards 9:00PM

Dress Attire

We also ask that if you help take equipment to the field that you dress with your black Band Booster shirt (if you do not have a Band Booster shirt you can wear any black shirt) and black pants.

Admission

Also, once we have a total of volunteers we will determine how much it will cost to enter the contest, so please make sure that you bring cash to the competition to pay for you admission to the competition.  We do this since many bands host these contests as a fundraiser.