CHS Trojan Band

What an Amazing Weekend!

What an amazing weekend!  I know that Michael already sent out a message thanking everyone, but I wanted to take a second and comment on the success of the Legacy of Champions!  All of the volunteers were amazing!  Some of you worked all day, going above and beyond what was asked of you!  Thank you!  Your efforts were appreciated and noticed.  Whether you were taking up money in a parking lot , manning a gate, serving in hospitality, flipping burgers, cooking fries, loading and moving equipment, greeting bands, frying Oreos, selling blow pops, taking photos, cleaning up, counting money, stamping students, organizing trophies, directing people and traffic, working first aid, charging phones, reminding people to “hush”, or anything else that day, THANK YOU!  Without each of you, the event would not be successful.  We are blessed to have so many people support our Trojan Band.  Now, I hope your feet have recovered and you have rested!

This Week’s Schedule

  • Tuesday (10/17/17)
    • Wind Ensemble Rehearsal    3:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday (10/19/17)
    • NO REHEARSAL
  • Friday (10/20/17)
    • All instruments will be loaded after 2nd block.  We will NOT be performing the show at the game at Kell, it is their homecoming. We will play in the stands for all 4 quarters, the students will take their break during half time.
    • Dinner immediately following school (Grilled burgers, chips, drinks provided by the boosters, there will be a vegetarian alternative)
    • In partial uniform 4:15 pm
    • Depart 4:30 pm
    • Return to band room approximately 11:30 pm

Next Week’s Schedule

  • Monday (10/23/17)
    • NO REHEARSAL
  • Tuesday (10/24/17)
    • Wind Ensemble Rehearsal    3:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday (10/26/17)
    • FULL BAND            3:45 – 5:00 PM
    • All-In-One turn-in night    4:00 pm – 6:00 PM
      • ** This date had been changed from what was previously posted!  Since there will be no practice on 10/19/2017, it was decided to move the turn in night to the following Thursday.  This also gives everyone more time to SELL fruit and meat!!!  Please remember to ask your teachers, neighbors, friends, and family to buy fruit or meat and support the Trojan Band!
  • Friday (10/27/17) Details to come, but remember it is Senior Night!  Seniors and their parents/families will be recognized before the game.
  • We will have a social following the game at American Pie!

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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Legacy of Champions Right Around the Corner!

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Our Legacy of Champions Marching band Competition is right around the corner… next weekend, October 14th, 2017, and we are making final preparations to host our visiting bands and their supporters. Part of these last minute preparations is to make sure we are fully staffed with volunteers and ready to represent the Trojan Nation as we provide a gold standard experience to each and everyone of our guests who join us next Saturday.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have not signed-up yet or are not sure for the Legacy of Champions is… The Legacy of Champions (LoC) is a marching band competition that the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters host here on the Carrollton City Schools campus. It 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 all band parents/guardians are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts, 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 still available. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

So if you haven’t signed up yet to help with this event, please do so now. We need everyone to participate! Alumni are especially welcome to volunteer too!

Food Needs

Finally, we still have some dessert 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?v=3866155&cb=4477269 and volunteer to prepare a great dessert.

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.

Thank you again for your continued support. Remember, if you haven’t signed up yet to help with this event, please do so now! And if you volunteered to bring fryers, tables, tents, etc., at the meeting the other night… please don’t forget to bring those next Thursday or Friday evening to the band room. Also don’t forget to write your name on the items or tag them in some way so we can get it back to you ASAP!

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

CHS Trojan Band Boosters

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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

Action Pack Week Ahead For The Band

I hope you all have enjoyed your long weekend!  A few of things to remember as we prepare for the coming week:

  • This Week’s Schedule
    • Tuesday (9/5/17) – FULL BAND – 3:45-6:15 pm
    • Thursday (9/7/17) – FULL BAND – 6-9 pm
      • Thursday – Boosters Prop building – 6-8 pm (be prepared to paint)
    • Friday (9/8/17) – FULL BAND – 4-9 pm
      • Friday – Boosters Prop building – 6-8 pm (be prepared to paint)
      • Friday – American Pie Social – 9 – 10:30 pm – optional event, students will need money for food and  transportation to & from the restaurant. Parents are welcome to join too!
  • Prop Construction Work Days
    • This week we will need volunteers to help paint some props for our field show. We will meet Thursday and Friday (9/7-8/17), 6-8 pm at the band room. Please come dressed to paint!
  • Yankee Candle Fundraiser
    • Thank you all for your hard work with the Yankee Candle Fundraiser! Did you forget to turn in your packet?  There is still time!  Packets will be accepted till the end of school Tuesday, September 5, 2017. But please continue to sell online!  Top sellers who will get a chance to grab cash and prizes in the money machine will be determined on the date of delivery by the combination of catalog and online sales.
  • Huge Thank You
    • Thank you all for volunteering Friday night at the game and tailgate!  It was a great evening with a Trojan win and impressive performance by our band!
  • Trojan Band Shoppe
  • Legacy of Champions
    • The Legacy of Champions is the marching band competition hosted by the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters here at Grisham Stadium. This year our event is Saturday, October 14th and is an all day event. This is one of our premier fundraising events with the funds going to reduce the cost of our biennial band trips. All students are required to work this event and we ask that all parents plan to volunteer as well. We need everyone involved! Sign-ups for volunteers will be released this week, so please be looking for those and sign-up to support this awesome event that draws bands from around the entire state!
  • Can You Help?
    • The Junior High and Middle School are in great need of used band performance polos, black dress pants, shoes, and instruments that are not used anymore. Ms. Menendez and Ms. Thacker want to continue improving that continuity between our programs by ensuring that ALL Trojan Band members from 5th-12th grade are able to fully participate, regardless of any financial constraints. Please donate any gently used items or instruments by either directly bringing them to Ms. Menendez at the Junior High or by delivering them to Ms. Barbara Dothard at the front desk in the band room. Below are some of our future high school Trojan Band members who assisted in pulling the flag on Friday. We cannot wait to see what their future holds!
Future Marching Trojans

Pictured from left to right: Logan Moore (7th Grade), Kathryn Leak (6th Grade), Avery Hunt and Marlee Noah (8th Grade)

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

Trojan Football Returns This Week

Time for Trojan Football… AND that means it’s time for the TROJAN MARCHING BAND!!

This is a busy time of year!  So let’s look at our upcoming week together!

  • Yankee Candle Fundraiser
    • Turn in night is this Thursday, August 31 from 7-9 pm at the band room.  Online orders can still be made through the end of the year.  Please make sure that your student is selling candles!
  • Half-Time Show Prop Building
    • Are you handy?  Want to help build some props for the Field Show?  Not handy?  Can you paint? No matter your skill level, we need you!!  We will meet this Thursday, August 31 from 6 – 8 pm at the band room.  We will be painting, constructing, and having fun!!  Join us!
  • Riverdale @ Carrollton – Friday, September 1 @ 7:30 pm
    • Schedule
      • 5:00 – All American Tailgate – Join us for an all American tailgate party.  Bring your own favorite tailgate foods, treats, and drinks to share with everyone.  Don’t forget the paper products.  This is a time for the band family to have food and fellowship. Email Emily Leak for additional information (eleak@westga.edu)
      • 5:30 pm – Report time
        • Report to practice field
        • Wear show shirt and band shorts
      • 6:00 pm – gGet 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
    • Volunteer Opportunities!  Please follow the link to sign up!
  • Trojan Band Shoppe –Remember to visit the Shoppe to order your Trojan Band gear and support your favorite band! Embroidered items are available for order throughout the school year. Check us out online at:  https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/Spiritwear/#/list Look for new long sleeve T-shirt design option orders coming soon for Fall!
  • Legacy of Champions – The Legacy of Champions is the marching band competition hosted by the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters here at Grisham Stadium. This year our event is Saturday, October 14th and is an all day event. This is one of our premier fundraising events with the funds going to reduce the cost of our biennial band trips. All students are required to work this event and we ask that all parents plan to volunteer as well. We need everyone involved! Sign-ups for volunteers will be released very soon, so please be looking for those and sign-up to support this awesome event that draws bands from around the entire state!

Looking Ahead

  • Monday, September 4 -Labor Day
    • No School
    • No practice
  • Thursday, September 7
    • FULL BAND Rehearsal – 6-9 pm
  • Friday, September 8
    • Additional FULL BAND Rehearsal – 4-9 pm
    • American Pie 9 – 10:30 pm (optional event, students will need transportation to and from the restaurant)  Parents are welcome to join us!

Have a great week!!

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