#12tothemoon

Much to Celebrate; Much Left to Do!

Congratulations on a spectacular competitive season! I am so thankful for the perseverance and dedication of everyone involved.  We have so much to celebrate from this season because of the countless acts from parent volunteers – feeding our students during band camp, loading and hauling equipment, preparing waters and snacks for our students, altering and maintaining uniforms all season, keeping up with plumes so that our students are polished, designing, building, setting-up, and tearing down props so that our show is a step above the rest.  We have so much to celebrate because of our students believing in one another enough to encourage each other to do their best, to set higher goals, and not accept mediocrity even when they were just plain tired! I am so impressed by the level of enthusiasm, performance quality, and heart that everyone in our organization provided for our competitive season!  I am so thankful that although the competitive part of the season has come to a close, our season together is not done.  We will have an a chance this Friday night to provide a service for our school and celebrate our history during this year’s homecoming game versus Hiram HS.  We will have the opportunity to honor our Seniors at our last home game and celebrate their leadership.  I am so impressed by the care in which they carry themselves because they understand that others look up to them and they are setting the tone for the success of the band for years to come.  We have so much to celebrate because our seniors are a very special group of students!  Undoubtedly the class is full of the brightest students in our school.  How fortunate are we that they chose to leave their legacy at CHS by investing in our band program?

It is because of all of us pulling together as a team that we have had the most successful band season in years! Very thankful for our staff and the countless hours of planning, preparation, and love that they pour into our students everyday!  When we all work together – Parents, Students, and Staff we have the DREAM TEAM because we are all working for the same purpose.  So thankful that we were able to realize these successes together and I look forward to enjoying the remainder of our marching season together!

This past Saturday our Trojan Band had another spectacular performance at the Super Bowl of Sound. We earned superior ratings in all captions and swept first place placements in Class AAAAA!  Overall our Drum Majors, Battery and Front Ensemble finished 1st place, our Color Guard finished 2nd place, and our band also finished 2nd place.  Additionally, we were awarded the Most Entertaining Band Award, which is an award that is unique to the Super Bowl of Sound and in Mr. Carr’s opinion the most important.  Let’s continue to be humbled by the fact that we have the ability to participate in this amazing activity together and never stop encouraging one another to strive for new heights!  We have many more crowds looking forward to our performance, let’s give them the best!

This week’s schedule

  • Monday – NO practice
  • Tuesday – FULL band – 3:45 – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday – LOC training for Band Guides, Drum Majors, and Band Captain
  • Thursday – FULL band (this will be a show run through and Student LOC training) – 3:45 – 6 pm
  • Friday
    • 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
    • Pick up at the band room following the game
  • To volunteer:

finalcountdown-copy

Well, we are only days away from our marching band competition, The Legacy of Champions! We are so excited for what this day will bring and to have a record number of visiting bands join us on our beautiful campus this Saturday. Thank you to everyone who has signed-up already to make this day special for everyone visiting the Trojan Nation this Saturday. We are going to have a great time, make lots of memories, and deliver a Gold Standard experience to all who join us. The Legacy Grows this Saturday!!!

  • Saturday – Legacy of Champions – all day!
    • To volunteer:
      • https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/
      • Volunteer opportunities in each area still exist and include all-day, and 1st or 2nd shift, with shifts being approx 5-6 hours and all day being 10-12 hours.  Gates open at 11am, so in general, all-day volunteers and 1st shift volunteer will begin at 10:45am BUT some duties may require that you report earlier, so please check with you area coordinator for your exact report time. Second shift volunteers will report at 3:30pm in most cases, but again check with you area coordinator for your exact report time. Area Coordinators are listed on the Volunteer page of our website. Please plan to arrive on campus 15-30 minutes prior to your report time to allow for traffic and enough time to check-in and make your way to your duty station.
      • All volunteers are to park at the CJHS upper parking lot.
      • Volunteer check-in is in the CHS Don Hall Band Room. All volunteers need to check-in before reporting to duty stations please!
      • As needed, additional details will be provided this week via emails and/or texts from the Volunteer Coordinator or your area coordinator.

As always, if you have any general 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 & Band Boosters

-mpost

 

Advertisements

Oh What a Night!!!

I am sure that you are well aware that the Carrollton High School Marching Band won the Grand Championship this past Saturday at the Oconee Classic Marching Competition.  They had an amazing performance and a well deserved victory!

This week we have our second competition, so it will be a busy one! So let’s get ready!

  • Monday (10/2) – Full Band – 3:45-6:15 pm
  • Tuesday (10/3)- Full Band 3:45-6:15 pm
  • Concert Attire Fitting 6:30 pm – 8 pm (more information below)
  • Thursday (10/5) – Full Band 6-9 pm
  • Friday (10/6) (Varsity Football game at home against Villa Rica) — This is also 8th grade night!
    • 4:45 pm Report time (leadership should be there early to greet the 8th graders)
    • 5:00 pm Pre-Game Rehearsal
    • 5:30 pm Dinner/Change (provided by boosters)
    • 6:25 pm Uniform check/rehearse stands tunes
    • 6:40 pm depart for the Amp/Pregame
    • 7:30 pm kick-off
  • FRIDAY VOLUNTEER LINK

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, 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.


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. 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/


Trojan Band Shoppe

Cool nights finally? Maybe? Hopefully?  That means it’s time to introduce a few new items in the Trojan Band Shoppe, beginning with the Bella + Canvas® Unisex jersey long sleeve tee hoodie.

This lightweight hoodie is meant for cool Fall  practices or game nights as we continue to work towards playoff season! Would you like to see it up close and in person? Stop by the display during store hours to see it for yourself. Look for more new Fall items coming soon!

Features:

Trojan Band Shoppe hours this week:

Thursday: 5:00-6:00p and 7:30-8:30pm and Friday: 5:30-6:30pm prior to the home game against Villa Rica as we welcome all of our 8th grade students and parents!


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

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

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

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