Expect the Unexpected

Inspired Performance Leads The Band Into Another Exciting Week

inspiredWhat an incredibly inspired performance Saturday at the Yellow Jacket Classic in Rockmart!  Undoubtedly there were people who left there changed by your performance and I am incredibly proud to be your director!  Thank you for being so dedicated to our program.  It is not easy sometimes because everyone has very busy lives and so many priorities, but I appreciate you making this a priority and giving it your all.  This is our last week of our competitive season and I am looking forward to finishing strong!

The Week Ahead

  • Practice schedule this week
    • Monday & Tuesday: 3:45-6:15pm
    • Thursday: 3:30-6:30pm – (changed this week due to football playoffs being held at stadium)
  • Thursday, 10/20/16 – All-In-One Turn-In night (5:00pm – 7:00pm)
  • Friday, 10/21/16 – Varsity football game and 8th Grade Night;  full itinerary below
  • Saturday, 10/22/16 – Jacksonville State University Marching Band Competition;   full itinerary below; *Notes for parents: General Admission: $7.00 per person / Children 6 years old and under, free. Parking is $5.00; Competition website: http://www.jsucontestofchampions.com/

8th Grade Night – Friday Night

  • 5:00PM – Welcome the 8th Graders and pass out their shirts
  • 5:15PM – Dinner (pizza) provided by the boosters for HS & 8th graders
  • 6:15PM – HS Students in full uniform
  • 6:30PM – Warm-Up
  • 7:10PM – Pre-Game
  • 10:00pm – Student pick-up/release*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

JSU Competition on Saturday

  • 11:00AM – Warm-Up
  • 2:00PM – Load Instruments
  • 2:45PM – Depart CHS
  • 4:00PM – (3:00PM CST) Dinner at Golden Corral in Oxford, AL (Students will need to have $8.00 for their dinner)
  • 5:00 PM – (4:00PM CST) Depart Golden Corral
  • 6:00PM – (5:00PM CST) Arrive at JSU and Change into uniform
  • 7:30PM – (6:30PM CST) Warm-Up
  • 8:30PM – (7:30PM CST) Performance
  • 10:00PM – (9:00PM CST) Awards
  • 12:00AM – 11:00PM CST) Depart for CHS
  • 1:30AM EST – Arrive back at CHS*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

FRIDAY: Students should were band shorts, black band shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

SATURDAY: Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

To volunteer your time and talents this FRIDAY, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

To volunteer your time and talents this SATURDAY, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

All-In-One Fundraiser Turn-In Night

Please don’t forget about our All-In-One fundraiser! This is the final week of the fundraiser as all orders and unused sales materials are to be turned in this Thursday from 5pm-7pm at the band room. Students and boosters, please do your part to support this fundraiser by selling your share. Also, don’t forget about our new incentive program where we will have drawings for three separate $100 gift cards for students selling at least 10 items! Once a student reaches 10 items sold,  they will get another entry into the drawing for every five additional items they sell… so the more you sell, the more chances you have to win a gift card!

As always, 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

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Carroll County Exhibition, Away Game, & All-In-One Kick Off Make For A Crazy Busy Week

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The competitive portion of our season is upon us!  The staff and students are excited as we had a very productive day on Saturday completing the competition show.  We will continue to add final details, but the bulk of the show has been learned and the students are doing a FANTASTIC job!! Thank you so much to all of the parent volunteers that we had assist us with the practice on Saturday, specifically with providing dinner.  The students and staff were spoiled by your efforts and it made for a great day!  Thank you to all of the parents who continue to donate time building props, hauling equipment, and taking care of our kids!

Another busy week is ahead of us – continue reading for more details.

Carroll County Exhibition

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 6:00 PM, at Central-Carroll High School is the Carroll County Marching Exhibition. Admission price is $6.00, all parents and supporters will need to purchase a ticket in support of this event, which is a fundraiser for the Dr. Norman L. Padgett Music Scholarship Fund. A full line of concessions will be available, as well as Carroll County Exhibition t-shirts for purchase. The Trojan Band will perform their 2016 show at 8:20 p.m. Gates open at 5:00pm and Mr. Carr has recommended that you arrive early so that you can get your seat on the 50 yard line to support our band!  Remember to cheer loudly!

Carrollton Trojan Band Itinerary

Students report after school
4:00 p.m. Dinner provide by Band Boosters
4:45 p.m. In Full Uniform
5:00 p.m. Depart for Central-Carroll High School
6:00 p.m. Mass band rehearsal for Star Spangled Banner begins
6:30 p.m. Star Spangled Banner
8:20 p.m. Our Performance
10:00 p.m. Return to CHS*
*(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Trojan Varsity Football Game versus Woodland (Cartersville)

September 23, 2016 // Woodland High School // 800 Old Alabama Road Cartersville, GA 30120
Itinerary

Students report after school
4:00 p.m. Dinner provided by Band Boosters
4:45 p.m. In Full Uniform
5:00 p.m. Depart for Woodland High School
11:00 p.m. Return to CHS*
*(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform (for both events this week)

Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, and no jewelry is allowed while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural.  Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers (for both events this week)

To volunteer your time and talents for the exhibition, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

To volunteer your time and talents for the game this Friday, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

And while you are there, don’t forget to sign up to volunteer at the upcoming Legacy of Champions!


All-In-One Kick Off Event

Our annual All-In-One Fruit & Meat Fundraiser kicks-off this week on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This is one of our annual fundraisers that the Band Boosters do to provide funding for all of the supporting items that we provide for our students and band staff throughout the year. Strong participation from all parents, guardians and students in this fundraiser is expected and helps keep band fees as low as possible. So please make plans to stop by the band room this Thursday between 8:00pm and 9:00pm to pick-up your All-In-One fundraiser packet. All band/guard students will have a packet that will need to be picked up. The fundraiser will last from September 20, 2016 until October 20, 2016.


 Spring 2017 New York Trip Monthly Payment Due

September 23, 2016

We are reaching a critical time in the life of our trip as our travel company will begin making non-refundable purchases on our behalf within the next 30 days, so we have to ensure that those signed-up are fully and financially committed to the trip. This is also important because we also have to ensure that we have the trip funds available to make our regular mass/group payments to the travel company. So it is imperative that you are making your monthly payments and staying current with your trip accounts. Just to give you an idea of were you should be to this point, prior to this Friday’s payment, you should have paid $700.00 so far, leaving a balance of $600. If this does not describe your account, please expect a call from one of the members of the Trip Committee to discuss your account.


Thank you for all your continued support!

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
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The Week Ahead

The-Week-AheadWe hope that everyone has had a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend. We have an “open” week in our football schedule again this week, but we did want to put out an announcement regarding this week’s other activities. After a nice Monday off, the students will resume their normal practice schedule the rest of the week with an additional practice Friday evening from 3:45pm – 6:15pm. For full details on all practice times and dates, please visit our Charms calendar: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/calendar.asp?s=carrgahsb

Additional items this week include:

  • Moe’s Band Spirit Night: Tuesday, 9/6/16;  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Moe’s of Carrollton
  • Construction-Work Day: Saturday, 9/10/16; 8:00 a.m. – Noon; Band Room

Also, please don’t forget to sign-up to volunteer for our Legacy of Champions. 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 band boosters are expected to work at least two volunteer shifts, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

Rockstar-01LoC Volunteers committing to three or more shifts, or the whole day will be designated as “Rockstar Volunteers” and receive an exclusive t-shirt, a free meal voucher for use during the LoC, recognition on our website, special recognition by our announcer at a home football game, as well as being part of an exclusive pulling of our large American Flag in honor of our Rockstar Volunteers at a football halftime ceremony.

We have a large selection of duties to choose from and training will be provided, so please review the list of sign-ups available on our Volunteer page and commit to supporting the success of this wonderful event, our children, and our great CHS Band Program. We need you!

Thank you for all your continued support!

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.

GO TROJANS!!!

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters
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Home Opener This Week at Grisham Stadium

2016 ShowShirt-v5As the month of August comes to a close this week, it brings with it our first official home performance of our 2016 show in Grisham Stadium this Friday, September 2, 2016. We are looking forward to performing our 2016 show, Out of the Blue: Expect the Unexpected, for the Trojan Nation during halftime at this week’s football contest against the Riverdale Raiders.

StadiumSeatWe also have a unique opportunity to share with our band parents and supporters this week from the CHS Athletic Boosters. Representatives from the Athletic Boosters will be in the lobby of the Don Hall Band room this Tuesday afternoon from 6pm till 7pm to pre-sell new, cushioned reserved seating in the section between the band and the current reserved seating on the home side of Grisham Stadium. This Tuesday is an exclusive opportunity just for band parents and supporters to purchase these new reserved seats for the 2016 season, prior to them being available to the general public. So make sure to stop by and take advantage of this opportunity to secure reserved seating near your awesome Trojan Band! Pricing details and the seating chart are available by clicking on the following links: 2016 Pricing Chart    •    Seating Chart   •   Stadium Image

Here are the details about this week activities, including this week’s itinerary for Friday’s game.

  • Normal practice schedule this week; reference our calendar for complete details
  • Tuesday, 8/30/16, 6pm – CHS Athletic Boosters in band room lobby to sell new reserved seating exclusively to band parents/supporters, prior to general public offering – see details above
  • Thursday, 9/1/16, 6pm – Legacy of Champions Committee Meeting; boosters are welcome, but not required/expected to attend.
  • Friday, 9/2/16 – Varsity football game;  full itinerary below

Itinerary

Carrollton vs Riverdale @ Grisham Stadium, Carrollton High School •  Friday, September 2, 2016
  • 6:00pm – Report in full uniform
  • 7:00pm – Pregame
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm* – Student pick-up/release
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

To volunteer your time and talents this week, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page. And while you are there, don’t forget to sign up to volunteer at the upcoming Legacy of Champions!

Thank you for all your continued support!

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.

GO TROJANS!!!

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters
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It’s Time… Let The Season Begin!

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Well, believe it or not our 2016 season officially begins this week! The Trojans open their football season on Thursday night at 7:00pm against Newnan in the UWG Kickoff Classic held at the university’s football stadium. Our full itinerary and general instructions can be found below.

Also, as we head into this week’s final preparations we must make sure we have all of the volunteers needed to have a successful performance and season. The band program and students are counting on our band parents, guardians, and supporters to be committed to supporting them by volunteering for the many duties needed to enable them to do what they do best. So please, take a minute below to see where you can volunteer… We need you and are counting on your support.

Itinerary

Carrollton vs Newnan @ Ra-Lin Field at University Stadium, University of West Georgia •  Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • 4:00pm – Pre-departure meal (Subway- provided by Band Boosters)
  • 5:00pm – Report in uniform
  • 5:15pm – Depart for UWG
  • 7:00pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm* – Arrive back at Carrollton High School
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

We still have a few more spots open for bus chaperones! These volunteer heroes join the students on the buses as they travel to away games, competitions, concert performances, etc. This is a season-long commitment, so this is the only sign-up this duty will appear on, so don’t wait to sign-up!

Additionally, with this year’s show we will not be needing as many field show volunteers but there are many others duties available, like equipment loading and unloading, front ensemble assistants, etc. Duties will vary from week to week depending on if we are home or away. So please, volunteer your time and talents this week, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

As a special treat, we will also perform a crowd favorite as we pull our enormous American flag! We will not be signing up for this specific task, but will need about 40 people to help us, so if you can help and want to take part in this amazing Trojan Tradition, join us on at the back of the field about 6 minutes before half-time for instruction.

Thank you for all your support. We are looking forward to another great season by our Trojan Band!

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.

GO TROJANS!!!

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters
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