CHS Trojan Band

How Will You Make A Difference This Week?

Thank you to all of our volunteers this weekend! Although Friday night was wet and dreary, your help made it enjoyable. Thank you for everyone who showed hospitality to Villa Rica and for your flexibility with the weather. Saturday was very successful because of our parental support as well. We were able to finish the drill, make great progress on the props, feed our students quickly, and restore our uniforms from the night before! 

Let’s pray for great weather this week! The forecast is for it to rain some this week, we will rehearse rain or shine. Pack a poncho just in case.

This week’s schedule

  • Monday – 3:45PM – 6:15PM
  • Tuesday – 3:45PM – 6:15PM
  • Thursday 6:00PM – 9:00PM in the stadium; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Prop Building
  • Friday – Away game versus Rome – BRING A SHAKER – Let’s be LOUD!!!!!!
    • Student Itinerary
      • Report after school for dinner (Subway)
      • 4:45PM Depart for Rome HS
      • 7:30PM Kick-Off
      • 12:00AM Arrive back at CHS
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER for picking up your student after the game!!!
    • Please remember that NO cars should enter the band parking lot UNTIL the buses and 18 wheeler have pulled in and the students have safely unloaded.
    • ALL students are EXPECTED to unload ALL equipment, not just their own instrument! If everyone helps, we will accomplish the work faster and we can all get home!

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!


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.


Legacy of Champions

Our competition, the Legacy of Champions (10/13/18), will be here before you know it and we need to make sure we get all of the volunteer spots filled. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so as soon as possible so we can continue to prepare knowing this is all taken care of. Remember, 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/. The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

There are also sign-ups for donating food and lending equipment! Don’t miss out on a opportunity to make a huge impact for our band!


Hollywood Trip

The 4th and final payment deadline is quickly approaching, October 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that all travelers must be completely paid by this date!

Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

  • Please remember the cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
    • All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:
  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS
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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.

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…!!!

Finishing Strong

We ONLY have 4 weeks left of school! For those of us with Seniors, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?? We have an amazing group of seniors that are preparing to graduate and work towards becoming adults! They will be missed! This also means that we have lots to do and celebrate. Band Dinner, Band BBQ, Spring Concert, Coke Fundraiser, Band Prom, graduation, and preparing for another awesome Band Camp!


General Band Booster Meeting

Please join us this Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 pm in the Don Hall Band Room for the Spring Booster Meeting. We will be voting for officers, reviewing trip information, and getting ready for band camp and next year.


Band BBQ – May 3, 2018

Have you began selling BBQ tickets? If you have not, please ask your student where their packet is and SELL THOSE TICKETS. If they have not picked up their packet, please ask them to see Ms. Dothard first thing Monday morning! Many local businesses are happy to support our band program during BBQ time, and they look for our students, so don’t be afraid to ask! Remember, for groups of 10 or more, we are happy to offer local delivery, and it’s a great selling point!

Students selling all 30 of their tickets will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes offered this year for top sellers, some of which includes:

  • Trojan Band Shoppe gift certificates ($50, $30, and $20)
  • Trojan Store gift certificates ($50, $30, and $20)
  • Band Lot parking space
  • $50 off Fall Marching Fees
  • And more!

So sell, sell, SELL and keep selling! If you need more tickets, please see Ms. Dothard.

Don’t forget! Packet turn in night:

  • Thursday, April 26th from 4:00 pm until 6:00pm in the Band Room.
  • Packets may also be turned in during 8th grade parent orientation which begins at 6:30pm in the band room.
  • All money, checks, and any unsold tickets should be returned at that time. Please also provide a list of any promised delivery groups and contact information for the day of delivery!

Tickets may be purchased online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/BBQ-Fundraiser/#/list

  • If tickets are purchased online, there will be a spot at the BBQ where the list of online purchased tickets will be.

Please plan to join us to help on Thursday, May 3rd, BBQ Day! It’s such a fun day!

Charms sign ups will be made available very soon!


Band Dinner and Awards – May 1, 2018

We will once again enjoy catering by Longhorn Steakhouse for our Band Dinner on May 1st! Each person eating dinner will need to pay $12. Payments can be made by check (made out to the CHS Band Boosters), cash, or credit card (https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/). Payments will need to be made by April 27th to reserve your meal! We also have a dessert sign up at: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4063863

Menu: Steak, baked potato, salad, bread, tea or lemonade. Vegetarian option available upon prior request. Please email chstrojanbands@gmail.com ASAP prior to the event if you wish to request a vegetarian meal.

Please make plans for you and your family to attend this fun evening where we celebrate the success of our kids! Also, sign up to bring dessert to share!


Band Prom – May 12, 2018

The Band Prom is a night where our band students get dressed up and dance! Students decorate the band room and bring snacks to share. Students will decide on the band prom theme this week. It is a fun night for our band students! Please encourage your student to participate!


Dates To Remember!

  • April 23-26 4:00-6:30 pm- Percussion Placement Auditions
  • April 23, 24 & 26 4:00-8:00pm- Color Guard Auditions
  • April 24 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting 6:30 pm ** NOTE NEW DATE
  • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents 6:30 pm
  • April 26 – BBQ turn in 4-6 pm
  • May 1 – Band Banquet and Awards 6 pm (This event is for Band students and their parents- $12 per person)
  • May 3 – Band Barbecue
  • May 8 – Spring Concert 7 pm
    • WORLD PREMIERE – Grosso Blue by Katahj Copley featuring former Trojan Daniel Kuntz on clarinet, Kyle Willoughby on Bass Clarinet, and Mr. Carr on clarinet. It is going to be awesome! You don’t want to miss this concert!
  • May 12 – Band Prom

Band Audition Results

Wow! Our students’ hard work continues to be evident year after year! Posting audition results is always bittersweet because we have some students who have set personal records that we want to celebrate and others who may be unhappy with the results because although they improved they did not achieve the chair results that they desired. I hope that we all realize that competition can make us push harder as long as we all remain fun to compete with. This means that when things do go our way we remain encouraging of those who may not have had the same experience and if they did not go our way we remain optimistic and realize that the ability to improve our results resides in our willingness to improve individual practice habits. Besides, auditions are a snap shot of your overall improvement. As imperfect as audition processes are, it is similar to a job interview. You get one shot to make the best impression you can. We continue to grow as a band program because our students are willing to put their best foot forward at audition time. Thank you for trying your best and encouraging one another to achieve excellence! 2018 results


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