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Six Important Updates

  1. Water Donations – $10 per student
  2. Show Shirt Pick Up – today 8-9 pm
  3. Friday Itinerary reminder
  4. Saturday Practice and Dinner
  5. Prop Building – 9/8/18 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  6. LoC (Legacy of Champions) Volunteers

Water Donations

It is hot and that means our band is consuming a lot of water!  It is time for those water donations. Each member of the band (which includes the guard) is asked to donate $10 or 4 cases of water. If you are paying by check, please make it out to the CHS band boosters. You can also pay online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-water2/

Thank you for your help!  The kids appreciate it! We take waters to every game and competition, so we need LOTS of water!


Show Shirt Pick Up

If you ordered a show shirt, they will be ready for pick up TODAY from 8-9 pm in the band room.

Friday (September 7)

  • Home game versus Villa Rica – BRING A SHAKER – Let’s be LOUD!!!!!!
  • Student Itinerary
    • 5:30PM      Uniform Room Open
    • 6:00PM      Report in Uniform
    • 6:30PM      Depart for Amp
    • 6:45PM      Performance in the Amp
    • 7:10PM      Pre-Game
    • 7:30PM      Kick-Off
    • 10:30PM    Game finished (roughly)

Saturday Dinner

There is a FULL band rehearsal THIS Saturday from 1:00 – 9:00 pm. The band boosters will be serving Chick-fil-A to the kids for dinner.


Prop building

We will have another prop building day this Saturday from 9:00 am – 5 PM.


Legacy of Champions Volunteers

As we continue to prepare for the Legacy of Champions that takes place on October 13, 2018, we wanted remind you of how you can get involved and provide additional support in other ways. We also need your help with ATVs, golf carts, trailers, food, and fulfilling volunteer duties the day of the event. Please see below for details about each need.

ATVs, Golf Carts, & 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. The golf carts will not be used to pull trailers but rather used by staff in the performance of their duties. We are in need of 4 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 sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4451279. Also, if you are available to volunteer to drive one of these vehicles the day of the event, please sign-up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4451239 or contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com

Food Needs

Our competition hosts one of the best hospitality rooms in the state! We do this by spoiling our guests rotten with comfortable surroundings, Southern hospitality, and great food! So to ensure we continue this great tradition, we need your help with the “great food” part. Please visit this sign-up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4451293  and volunteer to help out with this need.

This is a great way to help out if your find yourself not available to actually be on campus volunteering that day or to go that extra mile in supporting our band program.

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, with proceeds going to reduce the cost of future band trips for all students. This allows us to consider more extravagant trips and for more students to go. 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.

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 a large variety of volunteer positions available, from staffing gates and ticket booths, to being a parking attendant or traffic control. Or how about working concessions, working a fryer, or just serving as a general volunteer. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

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

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A Great Start To The Week Ahead

Congratulations to our Winter Guard!

Yesterday the winter guard competed at the Knoxville Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional! They placed 5th in prelims and 3rd in finals! Way to go ladies!!! We are so proud of you! Come out and watch them compete this Saturday at Villa Rica High School!


Schedule for the Week

  • Monday – don’t forget we DO have school!
  • Tuesday – Wind Ensemble – 3:30-5:00
  • Wednesday – percussion training – 3:30-5:15
  • Thursday – Winter guard – 4:00 – 9:00
  • Saturday – Winter guard at Villa Rica High School

Upcoming

  • Pre-Festival Concert at the Mabry Arts Center
    • Tuesday, February 27th – 6:30pm

District Honor Band

Congratulations again to all the the junior high and high school students that participated in District Honor Band this weekend in Ringgold, GA. The concerts were amazing and the students represented the Trojan Band with class and excellence.

Don’t forget to begin making payments for our trip to Hollywood!!

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 & Band Boosters

 

Four Things You Need to Know

Happy Wednesday!  I hope that you are all having a great week!  A few midweek reminders and some new info!

This update will go over:

  1. All-In-One money and orders due tomorrow, THURSDAY!
  2. Football Game vs. Paulding County (Senior Night)
  3. Formal Wear Cost
  4. Chick-fil-a Bowl Details

  1. All-In-One money and orders due tomorrow, THURSDAY!  
  • We will be collecting orders in the band room from 4 – 6 pm.  Please remember that ALL band and guard students are expected to sell!  **Remember that it is expected that each student in band & color guard sell at least 15 items or donate $250 to the band.
  1.  Football Game vs. Paulding County (Senior Night)
  • Seniors, this is your night to be recognized!  BPI photography will be available for seniors and their families at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.  Seniors should be in their band uniform and report with their parents/escorts to the cafeteria by 6:00 pm to meet with Ms. Hibbard and begin to get organized and in the correct lineup.  The ceremony will begin sometime between 6:50-7 pm.  Seniors and escorts will be admitted into the game as a group.   Questions should be directed to Alison.Hibbard@CarrolltonCitySchools.net
  • Seniors will participate in the remainder of pregame following the ceremony and can just walk to their spots for the Star Spangled Banner to join our team.
  • All other band student’s itinerary:
    • 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:

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3528270

  • We will have an optional social following the game at American Pie!  Students will need their own money & transportation to and from American Pie. Please be sure to pick your student up m American Pie by 10:45 pm.
  1.  Formal Wear Cost
  • Girls Concert Attire Cost:
    • Dress….. …$57.00
    • Shoes……..$36.00
    • Jewelry……$10.00 (necklace and earrings)
    • Total cost…$103.00
  • Boys Concert Attire Cost:
    • Coat………………$64.00
    • Pant ……………..$26.00
    • Shirt………………$25.00
    • Cummerbund….$10.00
    • Bow tie……………$5.00
    • Shoes…………….$20.00
    • Total cost………..$150.00

***** Some of you did not need the full attire, so you will only pay for the items you ordered.

Please contact Ms. Dothard if you have questions/concerns at 770-834-0550.

  1.  Chick-fil-A Bowl Details

The CHS Trojan Band will be performing at this year’s Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, GA on January 1, 2018.

Tickets:

Our student tickets have been generously donated by the company who is hosting the bands at the Chick-fil-A Bowl.  This is an event that most bands travel to Atlanta to participate in as their “band trip” for the year and pay for their individual tickets.  We are fortunate that we were invited to participate and our student tickets have been purchased for us.

All parent tickets including for chaperone and equipment crew cost $175.00 each and includes admission to the game, fanfest, security clearance to enter with the band, and a credential.  We understand that this is an expensive game admission.  If you would like to chaperone but not attend Fanfest or the game – admission to the parade is free and you would be welcome to either hang out on the bus or could visit the CNN center for lunch/etc? While the students attend the game.

Itinerary:

  • Mass Band Rehearsal – 12/31/2017
    • 8:00am Report to CHS with show shirt and band jacket
    • 8:30am Depart for the rehearsal
    • 10:30am – 2:30pm rehearsal
    • 2:30pm Lunch at CNN Center about $10.00
    • 3:30pm Depart for CHS
    • 5:00pm Arrive back at CHS
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Parade – 1/1/2018
    • 5:30am Load Instruments
    • 6:15am in Uniform
    • 6:30am Depart for Parade Route
    • 7:30am Parade Staging
    • 8:30am Step Off for the Parade
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Fanfest – 1/1/2018
    • Immediately following parade
    • Lunch – students around $10.00 for lunch while at Fanfest
    • We will report to the game from Fanfest around 12:00pm
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Pregame – 1/1/2018
    • Students report to their performance staging locations
    • 12:30pm Pregame performance
    • 1:00pm Game Begins
      • Students will have access to concessions if you wish to send extra money
    • 4:30pm Game Ends
    • 6:00pm Arrive Back at CHS

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

All-In-One and Seniors Take Center Stage This Week

What a win for our Trojans!!  Friday’s game was amazing and the band enjoyed cheering the football team on to a fantastic victory over Kell!  Now to get ready to face Paulding County High School this Friday night!

This Week’s Schedule

  • Monday (10/23/17)
    • NO REHEARSAL
    • Sell All-In-One!!!
  • Tuesday (10/24/17)
    • Wind Ensemble Rehearsal  3:30 – 6:00 PM
    • Sell All-In-One!!!
  • Thursday (10/26/17)
    • FULL BAND  3:45 – 5:00 PM
    • All-In-One turn-in night  4:00 pm – 6:00 PM
      • Please bring your All-In-One receipts and payments to the band room Thursday evening between 4 pm and 6 pm.
        • ** Please remember to ask your teachers, neighbors, friends, and family to buy fruit or meat and support the Trojan Band!
        • **Remember that it is expected that each student in band & color guard sell at least 15 items or donate $250 to the band.
  • Friday (10/27/17)
    • Seniors, this is your night to be recognized!  BPI photography will be available for seniors and their families at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.  Seniors should be in their band uniform and report with their parents/escorts to the cafeteria by 6:00 pm to meet with Ms. Hibbard and begin to get organized and in the correct lineup.  The ceremony will begin sometime between 6:50-7 pm.  Seniors and escorts will be admitted into the game as a group.  Seniors need to complete the online Senior Night Registration Form by Monday, October 23, 2017.  Questions should be directed to Alison.Hibbard@CarrolltonCitySchools.net Link to register:  https://goo.gl/dbRTWy
    • Seniors will participate in the remainder of pregame following the ceremony and can just walk to their spots for the Star Spangled Banner to join our team.
  • All other band student’s itinerary:
    • 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:
    • We will have an optional social following the game at American Pie!  Students will need their own money & transportation to and from American Pie. Please be sure to pick your student up m American Pie by 10:45 pm.

If you donated items to be used during the LoC, they may be picked up in the band room. Please try to get them as soon as possible. Thank you!

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

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:

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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

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