band camp

One Week Down, One To Go!

You survived the first week of band camp!!! The first week of band camp was a huge success!  We are extremely proud of your attitudes and work ethic!  Our upper classmen did a fantastic job welcoming our rookies and we are off to a great start to our season.  Next week we continue to get to know one another, push further in our drill, and prepare for our first performance.  Please tell your family and friends to plan to join us for our annual Trojan Night on Friday at 6:00PM.

Now for Week 2:

  1. Week 2 of Camp – 8 am – 9 pm
    • Please drink plenty of water.
    • Wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses!!!
  2. Lunch
    • If your student ordered meals, they will receive an armband to help us get them through the line faster!
    • Students will ride buses to Tabernacle Baptist Church at 11:30 am for lunch each day.
  3. Dinner
    • We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our local churches. Four churches have committed to providing dinner to our band students & staff and Tabernacle Baptist is allowing us to use their kitchen and fellowship hall!
    • Buses will transport students and staff to Tabernacle Baptist Church at 4:30 pm for dinner.
      • Monday- Great Savior Church will be providing Big Chic fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, and green beans!
      • Tuesday- Midway West will be serving Mexican food!
      • Wednesday- First Baptist Church will be preparing and serving teriyaki chicken, rice, green beans, and pineapple!
      • Thursday- Southern Hills Christian Church will be serving Parmesan chicken, bow tie pasta with Alfredo, Caesar salad, and garlic bread!
      • Friday- Trojan Night– hamburgers, chips and dessert provided by the Band Boosters!
  4. We still need volunteers for Trojan night and to assist with meals and camp this week.  If possible, bring a dessert to share (cookies, brownies, cupcakes… nothing needing a utensil, please!)
    • After clicking on the following link, each day in the calendar for week two and Trojan night has a yellow-looking hand with colored fingers, click the hand and it will take you to the volunteer list.

Monday, July 24, 20172017-18 Season Band Fees Due – Final Installment Due – see handbook for amounts: https://chstrojanband.com/forms/ All band fees should be turned in to Mrs. Dothard, the high school band secretary, and she will write you a receipt. The school accepts cash or money orders, the school no longer accepts checks.  Please drop payments off at the band room instead of mailing them so that we can provide you with a receipt. Or to save you a trip you can pay your band fees online through the following school website: https://carrolltonhs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=33. *Note: A $25 late fee will be added to all past due amounts.

Sunday, July 30 – The band will perform at the grand opening of the new Carrollton High School.  Report time is 1:30PM in the Band Room.  Students will wear their black band shorts and show shirts for the performance, which begins at 2:00PM.  The performance will take place outside of the new building in the amphitheater.  We will be done by 3:00PM.  Students and parents are invited to tour the new building until 4:00PM.

A special congratulations to Ms. Menendez!  It is with great pride and excitement that we welcome Ms. Menendez as the new Carrollton Junior High School Band Director.  Her passion for teaching and exceptional relationship with the students will undoubtedly help our band program continue to rise to new heights.  It is exciting to see her continue to progress in her teaching journey.  She is the perfect candidate to continue carrying the torch that Mr. Huls carried for so long.  It is going to be the best year yet!  Go Trojans!

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

Hump Day Update

1.  Week 2 Meals

  • The deadline to sign up and pay for lunches ($25) for next week is tomorrow, July 20th. These lunches are optional!
  • The school will NOT be providing any meals for the second week of band camp.  Students will need to eat breakfast BEFORE arriving for camp each day.
  • The Band Boosters will make lunch available each day for a fee.  Students will need to pay $25 for the week for lunch.  The menu will be:
    • Monday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit
    • Tuesday – Arby’s – roast beef sandwich or ham and cheese sandwich, chips, fruit
    • Wednesday – Subway – 6 inch turkey or ham sub, chips, fruit
    • Thursday – Taco Bell – 2 tacos or 2 bean burritos, chips and salsa, beans, and fruit
    • Friday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit

 2.  Sign up for Trojan Night

  • Trojan Night is the last night of band camp.  Families are invited to join the Trojan Band for hamburgers, skits, a preview of this year’s show, and a special candle lighting ceremony.  I hope that you all can make plans to join us for this fun night!  The kids and staff look forward to showing off all of their hard work!
  • If you would like, please bring a dessert to share!  We ask that you bring something that can be picked up to eat and does not require a fork or spoon.  (cookies, brownies…)
  • The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

3.  Volunteers needed for week 2 of Band Camp and Trojan Night!

  • We would love to have you volunteer to work with our awesome kids!  There are opportunities to volunteer during week 2 of band camp and Trojan Night.
  • After clicking on the following link, each day in the calendar for week one and Trojan night has a yellow looking hand with colored fingers, click the hand and it will take you to the volunteer list.
  • Sign-up Here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms=carrgahsb

4.  Band Camp shirts

  • If you or your student ordered and paid for the optional band camp shirt, they will be available for pick up tomorrow, Thursday, July 20th, immediately following practice at 3pm.

5.  All students who are in band but have NOT had health class yet, please sign up for Mr. Carr’s google classroom: mmi6hj

Here’s you band camp check list:

  Pay for OPTIONAL week 2 meals

  Sign up for Trojan Night

  Sign up to VOLUNTEER!!!

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 Few More Reminders… No Really, Please Read

A few more reminders:

We had some problems with the links and they have been corrected, sorry for any confusion! The Trojan Night and Volunteer sign up links are below and working!

1:  Please sign up for next week’s meals. If your student plans to eat school food on Monday, we need them signed up ASAP.

Deadline to sign up for meals is:

Breakfast Menu Lunch Menu
July 17
Cinnamon Swirls
Fresh Tangerines
Merry Cherry Juice
Milk
July 17
Ham and cheese croissant
Kid’s Mix
Carrots & Cucumber Slices w/ Ranch
Applesauce Cup & Orange Raisels
Milk​
July 18
Cherry Frudel
Banana
Orange Juice
Milk
July 18
Italian Sub
Sun Chips
Carrot & Celery Sticks w/ Hummus
Orange Wedges
Milk
July 19
Donut Stick
Applesauce Cup
Apple Juice
Milk
July 19
Turkey and cheese wrap
Giant Cinnamon Goldfish
Corn Salad & Zucchini Slices w/ Ranch
Banana
Milk
July 20
Breakfast Bunn
Orange Raisels
Grape Juice
Milk
July 20
Ham & Cheese Ciabatte Bread
Reduced Fat Doritos
Grape Tomatoes w/ RanchLG
Fresh Apple Slices
Milk
July 21
Frosted Cinnamon
Pop-Tart
Orange Wedges
Blue Razz Juice
Milk
July 21
PB&J Uncrustable
Broccoli & Carrots w/ Ranch LG
Watermelon Raisels
Milk

2:  Dress up days

  • The band students have dress up days for the second week of band camp.
    • July 24 – ‘Merica Monday
    • July 25 – Tiki Tuesday
    • July 26 – Space Wednesday
    • July 27 – Grade specific Thursday
      • Seniors – tye dye
      • Juniors – neon
      • Sophomores – Sports
      • Freshman – camo
    • July 28 – Ultimate Trojan Friday

3:  Volunteers

The Band Boosters would love to have you volunteer with us!  Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer during the first week of band camp and Trojan Night.

4: Trojan night

The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

5:  Week 2 meals

Meals can be paid for online or to the band boosters.  Meals must be ordered and paid for by Thursday, July 20th at midnight. Students ordering meals will need to complete the order form in the band room to make their selection each day.

6:  Football program photos

  • Photos of the entire band and guard will be taken on Friday, July 21.  Students will need to be in their uniforms and in the visitors’ stands by 8:00am.
  • Senior photos with parents will start at 7:00pm.  Seniors will be divided into 2 groups and report at either 7 PM or 7:45 PM. Seniors will be notified about their assigned time.

We can’t wait to see everyone Monday morning!!

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

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More… Details About Band Camp

Believe it or not, there is additional information that you need to know regarding band camp.

 

  • Order Band Shoes & Guard Gloves: July 18 2017 • 11:00am • March Master will be at the band room to take orders for band shoes (required for all members). Students will try on the shoes to ensure proper fit. If students already have band shoes from previous seasons and they still fit, they do not have to order another pair.  The cost for marching band shoes is $42.00; Guard shoes are $34.00. They will also be taking orders for Ever Dri Guard Gloves (color guard gloves), which will be $16.00  March Master will only accept cash or credit cards (MC, VISA and AMEX). Please try to have exact amount if sending cash.
  • Order Duffel Bags & Band Jackets: July 20, 2017 • 11:00am • Ozier Apparel will be at the band room to take orders for duffel bags and band jackets. Duffel bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.  The cost will be $38.50. Band jackets are required for all band members. The cost will be $70.00. Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
  • Final Band & Color Guard Fee Payment Date: If you are utilizing the 3 payment installment plan, the final Band Fee payment date is Monday, July 24th.
  • CHS Trojan Business Day: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. Students are assigned various times that are to report to the high school cafeteria to take care of varies items in preparation for the start of school. Students are asked to handle their business as expeditiously as possible so that the disruption to band camp activities are minimized.
  • Purchase Garment Bags: Trojan Band garment bags are required for all members to travel with the band uniform. Cost is $5.00 and can be paid to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.
  • Purchase Flip Folders: All students are required to own a flip folder to organize their music in the stands.  Cost for flip folder is $15.00 and can be paid to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.  Extra pages for flip folders are also available for $.50 each.

If you have any specific questions about any of these items, you can contact Mrs. Dothard at the band office.

 

Holy Band Camp… That’s a Lot of Announcements!

Hello!!!  Band camp is approaching quickly and we have lots of updates and announcements for you all!  This will be a lengthy update, so please take your time and read the entire post!

 1.  Band camp and pre-camp are both REQUIRED for all marching band and guard students.

  • Pre-camp July 17-21, 8 AM – 3 PM
  • Band camp July 24-28, 8 AM – 9 PM
  • Remember, early is on time and on time is late. Students will need to arrive with enough time to get their water coolers and instruments and be in their correct places.

2.  What to wear

  • Shorts (no denim shorts or long jeans)
  • T-shirts
  • Tennis shoes and socks (no chacos, crocs, flip flops, converse, sandals)
  • Hats or visors are a good option to keep faces from burning and keep students cooler
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick with sun protection
  • It will be HOT!  Students will spend time in the sun!  Please make sure students are comfortable and protected from sunburn!

3.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!!

  • Students should already be hydrating in anticipation of band camp!
  • Please make sure your student is drinking lots of water everyday!
  • Our band students are old enough and mature enough to understand that their bodies need water!  Soda does not provide the hydration that students require to be successful at band camp!

4.  Week one (July 17-21) meals (school provides free meals or bring your own)

  • The school will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students for the first week of band camp. Breakfast will be available in the band room at 7:30 am each day. Students who sign up for breakfast will need to arrive early each day so that they can eat and be ready for rehearsal on time at 8:00 am. Breakfast options in the past included pop tarts, cereal, fruit, juice and milk.
  • Lunch will be served in the cafeteria the first week.
  • The menu will be posted Monday, July 10th.

Deadline to sign up for meals is:

Meal Day (breakfast or lunch) Sign Up Deadline (midnight)
Monday, July 17 Thursday, July 13
Tuesday, July 18 Sunday, July 16
Wednesday, July 19 Monday, July 17
Thursday, July 20 Tuesday, July 18
Friday, July 21 Thursday, July 19
  • Please sign up for meals at the following link:

5.  Week two meals for band camp (July 24-28) (pay $25 for meals or bring your own lunch, dinner provided)

  • The school will NOT be providing any meals for the second week of band camp.  Students will need to eat breakfast BEFORE arriving for camp each day.
  • The Band Boosters will make lunch available each day for a fee.  Students will need to pay $25 for the week for lunch.  The menu will be:
    • Monday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit
    • Tuesday – Arby’s – roast beef sandwich or ham and cheese sandwich, chips, fruit
    • Wednesday – Subway – 6 inch turkey or ham sub, chips, fruit
    • Thursday – Taco Bell – 2 tacos or 2 bean burritos, chips and salsa, beans, and fruit
    • Friday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit
  • Meals can be paid for online or to the band boosters.  Meals must be ordered and paid for by Thursday, July 20th at midnight. Students ordering meals will need to complete the order form in the band room to make their selection each day.
  • Dinners for week 2 will be provided by several different local churches.  This is the first time we have done this, and we have been blown away by the responses from our local churches! Vegetarian options will be available.

6.  Trojan Night, July 28th at 6 PM

  • Trojan Night is the last night of band camp.  Families are invited to join the Trojan Band for hamburgers, skits, a preview of this year’s show, and a special candle lighting ceremony.  I hope that you all can make plans to join us for this fun night!  The kids and staff look forward to showing off all of their hard work!
  • If you would like, please bring a dessert to share!  We ask that you bring something that can be picked up to eat and does not require a fork or spoon.  (cookies, brownies…)
  • The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

7.  Parent Volunteers   

  • The Band Boosters would love to have you volunteer with us!  Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer during the first week of band camp.
  • We will need volunteers to help serve and clean up breakfast and lunch each day. We would also love to have a parent volunteer to be in the band room to assist Ms. Dothard or the band directors as needed (helping keep the band room clean, assisting a student that isn’t feeling well, etc.)
  • Trojan Night also has volunteer opportunities: set up, grill, serve, clean up.  Please see the link above to sign up to help that night!

8.  Water Donations

  • All marching band and color guard students are REQUIRED to donate 4 cases of water or donate $10 and the Band Boosters will buy them for you.  You can send a check or cash in with your student (please include the student’s name and what the money is for) to the Band Booster box or pay online.

9.  Band Booster Membership

  • We would love for you to join us as we support, encourage, and assist the Trojan Band!
  • Your $35 membership fees helps feed the kids during the season, build props for the show, maintain our 18 wheeler, van, and trailers, along with many other things!

10.  Yankee Candle Fundraiser

  • We will be doing a new fundraiser this year!  The kick-off for the fundraiser will be Thursday evening, August 10th at 5 PM in the band room!  Mark your calendars!!

This was a lot of information!  Thank you for taking the time to read the entire thing!  Please let us know if you have any questions!

Here’s you band camp check list:

  Signed up for FREE meals week one

  Completed parent volunteer form

  Signed up for Trojan Night

  Purchased Water or made $10 donation

  Paid for week 2 lunches (optional)

Meredith Harris

barryandmer@bellsouth.net

678-850-8317