Carrollton Trojan Band

A Few Reminders For This Week

wpid-wp-1435990104510Good morning!

I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend and looking forward to helping our community celebrate the 4th of July with our first public performance of the year, the Carrollton People’s Parade on July 4, 2019!  If you haven’t been intentional about drinking water, please start doing that now.  We need you hydrated to perform your best.

How to access Charms:

You can always access this information by visiting our quick link: www.chstrojanband.com/charms

Charms will allow you volunteer for events as well as allow your student to reaccess the music for this week’s parade “American Pride,” if they have misplaced their copy or need a new one for any reason.

What is Charms?

Charms is a Student Management System that the Carrollton High School Band Staff utilizes to maintain information about the band and its students. This robust system allows the band staff to easily track things like instrument and uniform assignments, submission of required forms and much more. For parents and students is allows you to update contact information, access secured practice materials, review trip accounts and again, so much more.

We encourage you to spend some time and explore and get familiar with this valuable resource.

There are several ways for you to access the Charms system:

  1. Log in directly by clicking on the “Charms Login” sub-link found under the “Charms” area of our website menu/navigation bar or click here: CHS Trojan Band Charms Login
  2. Log on via the charmsoffice.com website and hovering over  the “ENTER/LOGIN” link at the upper right and click  the “PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBERS” option
    • On the next screen enter the School Code: CHSTrojanBand and then click on the “Enter Charms” button.
    • This will bring up the main parent page, which will allow you to look at a copy of our calendar for your, email the staff, handouts and other files.
    • If you enter your child’s School ID Number (same as lunch account number etc.) in the Student Area Password area, another more detailed screen will open with even more options to view your student’s uniform assignments, music assignments, trip records, forms, inventory, etc.. Once you have first entered this ID number, you may create your own, unique password by clicking on the “keyhole” (Change Password). From this area, you can also make changes to your child’s student information page (such as updating phone numbers and email addresses if they change.

If you have any issues or questions about the Charms system, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Carr at christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net

Week at a Glance:

  • Wednesday: parade practice: 8am – 11:00am band room.  We will go outside so please be prepared to be in the heat with sunglasses, hats, water bottles, etc.
  • Thursday:  – parade
    • 8:15 am – load instruments at the band room
    • 9 am – meet at Bank of the Ozarks (We do not take a bus)
    • 10 am – parade begins
    • Around 11:00am Pick up students following the parade in the Robinson Salvage (Old Kmart) parking lot.  It’s best to go ahead and park here after dropping off your child for the parade and meet us as we finish.

The Details:

Wednesday there will be a parade practice from 8-11am at the band room for all members.  As Mr. Carr always says, “On time is late and early is on time.”  Students will want to arrive at the band room with enough time to get their instrument out and be ready to begin practice promptly at 8am. Please make sure your student has some water!  It will be hot and muggy!  Something like the 1/2 gallon cooler pictured is good.  Don’t forget to label it with their name.

Thursday, July 4th, large instruments (drums, sousaphones, etc) will be loaded from the band room into the trailer at 8:15 AM.  Students needing to load their instruments need to be at the band room Thursday at 8:15 AM.  Once they have loaded their instrument then they will need to be dropped off at the Bank of the Ozarks (formerly Community Southern Bank)  just off the square at 201 Maple Street at 9 AM for parade staging.  Students who do not need to load their instrument can report directly to the staging area.  The parade is set to step off at 10 AM.  We are #21 in the parade, so our best estimate is that we will be finished around 11:00AM.  Students will need to be picked up at Robinson Salvage (the old Kmart) after the parade.

PARADE UNIFORM:

Students will be provided t-shirts to wear for the parade (handed out at the end of practice on Wednesday) and they should also wear their black band shorts.  *(Updated originally posted mistakenly) New band students will receive their shorts at rehearsal on Wednesday, returning students should use the ones given to them previously, or purchase a new pair for $15.00.  Students are permitted to wear sunglasses for this parade.  Sunglasses need to not detract from the decorum of the band.  4th of July themed or Trojan colors are acceptable but need to represent classic sunglasses and not something to draw attention.  Additionally, please wear sunscreen for the parade.  It will be hot and we will be in the sun as the parade route is not shaded.

Parade Volunteers:

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We need volunteers to man water stations.  Basically, your job would be to exchange water bottles with the staff as the band marches past you on Thursday morning.  The staff walks through the band and provides students with quick squirts of water to help them maintain their energy throughout the parade.  To volunteer visit the CHARMS CALENDAR and click on the colorful “hand” icon.  

 

The locations for water stations are listed on the volunteer page. Thank you in advance to participating in making our band the best it can be!

While you’re at it, we need volunteers on July 13 from 8:00am-11am.  We will have a booster workday to spend some time on the garage, booster storage room, and booster building to get everything ready for the upcoming season.

Band Camp is quickly approaching.  Have you been drinking water? If not, start now, you will thank me later.

  • July 15 – 19 from 8 am – 3 pm
  • July 22 – 26 from 8 am – 9 pm

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Boosters

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The Time Is Now!

If you have been waiting to get involved, looking for that opportunity to sign up, seeking out a way to make a difference… THE TIME IS NOW!

With our Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition less than three weeks away… 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.

As we continue to prepare for the Legacy of Champions that takes place on October 13, 2018, we desperately need you to get involved! We also need your help with ATVs, golf carts, trailers, and fulfilling volunteer duties the day of the event. Please see below for details about each need.

ATVs, Golf Carts, Trailers, and Other Items

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.

Finally, we will also need tables, tents, and turkey fryers to round out our vendor area.

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

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! THE TIME IS NOW!

Please remember out Band Booster Meeting & LoC Volunteer Information/Training Session – Thursday (9/27) – 6:30 PM

This important meeting will cover some general band booster items as well as final preparations for the Legacy of Champions.

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

 

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.

Huge Opportunities As The Legacy Returns! + Weekly Reminders

With the marching/football season off to a great start, it is time for us to begin focusing in earnest on the upcoming marching band competition hosted by the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters here at Grisham Stadium. This year The Legacy of Champions is on Saturday, October 13th and is an all day event. Our event is fast becoming one of the premier competitions in the whole state and is also one of our most successful fundraising events with the funds going to reduce the cost of our biennial band trips. All students are required to work this event and all parents are expected to volunteer as well. We need everyone involved! There is a great variety of volunteer opportunities available, so it should be easy for everyone to find something to do that day to ensure another great year for our guests.  We even need your ATVs, trailers, and cooking skills too! Sign-ups for volunteers are broken up by duty areas and are listed on our VOLUNTEER PAGE below with a brief summary of the types of things you will be doing the day of the event. Full descriptions can be found in the details area of each sign-up after clicking on a particular sign-up link. We will also be having a volunteer meeting on September 27, 2018 at 6:30pm in the band room to provide more details, offer training, answer any questions you may have, and outline what to expect that day. Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Your participation and preparation is imperative to our success!

Finally, the competition is also an excellent opportunity to honor your band student and seniors!

SrSampleMost of us know how hard our band students work and how dedicated they are, but how often do we tell them or recognize their efforts. With that in mind, we wanted to share a unique opportunity with all of our supporters for honoring your band student(s). In conjunction with the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition, we produce an outstanding, professional event program that gives parents, grandparents, guardians, friends, or loved ones the opportunity to purchase a custom, personal ad to recognize your band student. Show your pride while preserving their memories and accomplishments to be cherished for years to come.

StudentSamplePersonal ads:

  • Make a great keepsake
  • Can be placed by a parent or guardian, grandparents, a group sponsor, loved ones, or friends.
  • Can also honor alumni or “Band Class of …”
  • Are completely customizable full page ads
  • Support the Carrollton Trojan Band Program

Personal custom full page black & white ads are available for $50 each. Reservation forms can be downloaded by clicking here. Honor Your SeniorHonor your Underclassman

But hurry to reserve your spot! Personal ads are only available until September 14th, 2018.

If you have any questions about placing a custom ad, or the competition in general, please contact the boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com


A Few Quick Reminders:

Yankee Candle

All Yankee Candle orders should be turned in Thursday night, August 30th. Band boosters will be in the band room from 7:00-9:00 PM to receive orders.

Prop Building

If you’re willing to help us build props, we can use your help on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM in the house behind the bandroom.

Parent Tailgate Cookout

Please join us for PARENT tailgate, this Friday. The Band Boosters will provide hot dogs, so please bring sides and desserts to share. We will be outside the band room, weather permitting. Bring a chair and join us this Friday, 5:30-7 pm!  (Please note, dinner is for parents and families, but not marching band students.)

Friday – GAME DAY!

  • Student Itinerary

Please Remember – Students should eat before reporting to the game. Dinner is NOT provided to band students for HOME games.

    • Uniform room open 5:30 PM
    • Report in Uniform for Warm-Up 6:00 PM
    • Depart for Amp Performance 6:30 PM
    • Amp Performance 6:45 PM
    • Pre-game Performance 7:10 PM
    • Kick-Off 7:30 PM

Trip

The FINAL trip payments are due October 23rd!  This is an important deadline!

Pool Party 2018

How does the Trojan Band kick off band camp?

By having a POOL PARTY! Please join all your band friends at the Midtown Water Park (off Alabama Street) on Monday, July 16th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Please pay $3 for admission when you get there. We will have pizza for dinner! What a fun way to celebrate the start of a great season!

Bring some dessert to share if you can!!! Anything that doesn’t require a utensil, like brownies, cupcakes, cookies…!!!