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A Few Updates For The Week

I hope you have all enjoyed the snow, family time, and now an extra day off!

A few updates for the week:

Due to the inclement weather and continued hazardous conditions, school is closed on Monday, December 11.  All after school rehearsals have also been cancelled.  The dress rehearsal for the concert has been rescheduled for Tuesday after school. Please bring $5.00 for dinner – we will feed you between the rehearsal and the concert.


District Honor Band

Please note, District Honor Band auditions have been rescheduled for Saturday, December 16th.

Students who have signed up for District Honor Band have auditions on Saturday, December 16th at East Paulding High School.  Our scheduled time is 1:00PM.  Students should arrive by 12:30PM to register and warm-up before auditioning.  Auditions will be listened to on a first come, first served basis.  So once you are finished warming up, please report to your assigned room and get in line for your audition.  Judges are at lunch from 12:00-1:00, so if you arrive at 12:30 and warm-up, you should be able to get in line around 12:50 and be one of the first to audition after lunch.


Holiday Concert

Tuesday Night is the Christmas concert on December 12th at 7:00 pm in the Mabry Arts Center. This is sure to be a festive and fun evening.  We are sharing the concert with our choir and drama departments.  Make plans to be there and tell your family and friends to join us as well!  Students should bring their concert attire to school with them.  We will have rehearsal right after school before the concert.  Students should bring $5 for dinner.  We will order food for everyone and have it delivered so that students have an opportunity to eat before the concert.  Students will not be released to go home before the concert, so please plan accordingly.  Attire for the concert is our formal concert attire and a santa hat.


Trojan Band Shoppe

If you ordered embroidered items from the Shoppe, you will be contacted individually when items are ready for delivery.  Any items that are ready by Tuesday evening will be available prior to the Christmas concert in the lobby of the MAC for pick up. If you have already been contacted, please stop by and pick up your order.

Tentative delivery for sweatshirts will occur Wednesday from 3-6pm at the band room.  All fulfilled embroidered items will also be available for pick up at that time, in case you have orders for both.  More delivery details to come later this week.

As the 2017 marching season comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who have supported our newest endeavor to raise money to support our band students this year!  It would not have been successful without the support of our awesome band family.


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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Holiday Season In Full Swing For The Trojan Band

It has been such an honor to cheer on our Mighty Trojans!  What a great season! Congratulations to all of our football players and the athletics staff for an awesome year!  We look forward to next season!

I hope that each of you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and spent time with those you love!  We have a few more events before Christmas!


Holiday Wishes Parade

This Thursday, November 30th, the band will participate in the Carrollton Holiday Wishes Parade. The parade begins at 5:30 pm. The route is different this year so please refer to the attached photo.  ALL marching band members will need to secure a traditional Santa hat to wear for the parade in addition to their marching band uniform.  

Schedule for the Week

  • Monday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday: Parade Rehearsal 3:30pm – 4:30pm
    • Winter Guard rehearsal following the parade rehearsal until 9:00pm
  • Thursday: Carrollton Holiday Christmas Parade
    • In Uniform by 4:00PM
    • Depart at 4:30PM
    • Step-Off 5:30PM

District Honor Band

Students who have signed up for District Honor Band have auditions on Saturday, December 9 at East Paulding High School.  Our scheduled time is 1:00PM.  Students should arrive by 12:30PM to register and warm-up before auditioning.  Auditions will be listened to on a first come, first served basis.  So once you are finished warming up, please report to your assigned room and get in line for your audition.  Judges are at lunch from 12:00-1:00, so if you arrive at 12:30 and warm-up, you should be able to get in line around 12:50 and be one of the first to audition after lunch.


Decorating for the Christmas Parade

Want to help decorate the Trojan Band transfer truck for the Christmas parade?  Do you have any extra lights, wreaths, garland, etc., that we could use to decorate with?  Join us tomorrow, Monday November 27th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the band room. Bring your decorations and Christmas cheer and let’s decorate for the parade!!


Holiday Concert

Coming up soon is the Christmas concert on December 12th at 7:00 pm in the Mabry Arts Center. This is sure to be a festive and fun evening.  We are sharing the concert with our choir and drama departments.  Make plans to be there and tell your family and friends to join us as well!

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

Lots of Information Coming Your Way

Congratulations to the Carrollton Trojan Football team on their impressive victory over Clarke Central in the first playoff round!  It was an exciting game! Also, thank you all for your attendance at the band’s Veterans Day concert. It was a lovely night of music and recognition of our veterans!

All-In-One Distribution

We are looking forward to distributing all of the fruit and meat that was sold for our annual All-In-One fundraiser!  Please note that we will need lots of volunteers this week to help!  In the schedule for the week you will see where you can sign up to volunteer.  Time slots are one hour.  This does not mean we only want you to sign up for one hour, it is done this way so that you are able to help even if you only have one hour.  We would love for you to sign up for as much as possible!

If you are not going to the away game Friday night, PLEASE sign up to help with the ALL-IN-ONE!  It will be critical that we have parents willing to help out that night, as we will be split between two band events; supporting our football team against Arabia Mountain and completing our All-In-One Fundraiser!

This week’s schedule


IMPORTANT:

Is your child currently completing Health requirements through band? If so, please double check their progress.  We would like for as many students to be finished with the course content by the end of Thanksgiving Break.  Students have until the last week of the 1st semester to finish, but by finishing before December they will have more time to focus on their end of course exams.  VERY IMPORTANT however is the eADAP course that must be completed through the GaDOE.  Once completed, please print the certificate and submit to Mr. Carr.


The holiday season is quickly approaching!

Two great gift giving options from the Trojan Band Boosters!

Can you believe it?!? It’s that time of year already!  Time is flying by, and before you know it, the Christmas break will be upon us!

Are you looking for something to purchase for teachers, colleagues, neighbors or your favorite band student this year? The CHS Band Boosters have two great ways to purchase some unique gifts and support the Carrollton Trojan Band program at the same time!

Our Yankee Candle® fundraiser continues online till December 31 of this year!

Yankee Candles® make the perfect gift! Everyone loves a Yankee Candle®, with lots of holiday scents, beautiful home accents and candle accessories to choose from!

Visit: https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/store.htm

Enter group code: 999968266 (Carrollton Trojan Band Program) when you enter the site, purchase  your items, and they will be shipped directly to you within days of your order!

Remember, 40% of all  online sales through December 31, 2017 will benefit the Carrollton Trojan Band program!

Visit the Trojan Band Shoppe for some great gift ideas this month!!

The Trojan Band Shoppe is “taking it on the road” to all of the Carrollton Trojan Band concerts this holiday season!!  That’s not just for high school concerts, but CJHS concerts as well!  Maybe you visited with us this past week at our awesome annual Veteran’s Day concert!!

A huge THANK YOU  to all who placed orders or purchased apparel!

In case you missed us, we will be in the lobby of the Mabry Performing Arts center prior to, during, and after all concerts before the Christmas break!  We will be offering a new crewneck and hooded sweatshirt option available for embroidery and a new pre-order  screen printed hooded and crewneck sweatshirt option coming this week as well!

Can’t make it to the high school band room, or missed us at the concerts? Want a sneak peek at all the items especially embroidered for the Trojan Band family that the Trojan Band Shoppe has to offer? You can browse and shop online at your convenience any day,any time, all year long here :

https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/Spiritwear/#/list

All items offered on the store website are on display in the CHS Don Hall Band Room, and will be displayed at all of the holiday concerts.  Stop by and see us! We would love to see you!

*Please note, all purchases for embroidered items take 7-10 days to fulfill.  Shopping for Christmas gifts before the break? Visit the online booster store to order yours in time!   When purchasing, if the item is a gift for a student, simply indicate it in the text box when ordering! Store booster elves will be sure not to give away the surprise, and we will arrange for discreet delivery! Purchasers will be contacted when orders are available to arrange for pick-up.

As always, thank you! thank you!! THANK YOU!!! For continuing to support this AWESOME band program.  This program touches the lives of so many, in so many positive ways.  We are humbled and grateful for your continued support of all of our students and our continued fundraising efforts!


Concert/Formal Wear

Don’t forget, if you haven’t paid for your student’s formal attire, please do so!

Formal Wear Cost

  • Girls Concert Attire Cost:
    • Dress….. …$57.00
    • Shoes……..$36.00
    • Jewelry……$10.00 (necklace and earrings)
    • Total cost…$103.00
  • Boys Concert Attire Cost:
    • Coat………………$64.00
    • Pant ……………..$26.00
    • Shirt………………$25.00
    • Cummerbund….$10.00
    • Bow tie……………$5.00
    • Shoes…………….$20.00
    • Total cost………..$150.00

***** Some of you did not need the full attire, so you will only pay for the items you ordered.

Please contact Ms. Dothard if you have questions/concerns at 770-834-0550


Chick-fil-A Bowl Details

As you know, our band has been invited to participate in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Tickets:

The cost of our student tickets has been generously donated.  This is an event that most bands travel to Atlanta to participate in as their “band trip” for the year and pay for their individual tickets.  We are fortunate that we were invited to participate and our student tickets have been purchased for us.

All parent tickets including for chaperone and equipment crew cost $175.00 each and includes admission to the game, Fanfest, security clearance to enter with the band, and a credential.  We understand that this is an expensive game admission.  If you would like to chaperone but not attend Fanfest or the game – admission to the parade is free and you would be welcome to either hang out on the bus or could visit the CNN center for lunch/etc? While the students attend the game.

If you buy your tickets through us, the tickets will be blocked together with the student tickets.  We will all be sitting in the same general area.  Because the ticket requires entrance as a group, all tickets purchased by parents will be handed out after the parade on 1/1/2018.  You can purchase your tickets from now until November 17, 2017.  Tickets can be paid for by check (made out to the CHS Band Boosters), cash (in an envelope with name of student and name of parent), or online at https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-trip/

CFA Festivity Itinerary:

  • Mass Band Rehearsal – 12/31/2017
    • 8:00am Report to CHS with show shirt and band jacket
    • 8:30am Depart for the rehearsal
    • 10:30am – 2:30pm rehearsal
    • 2:30pm Lunch at CNN Center about $10.00
    • 3:30pm Depart for CHS
    • 5:00pm Arrive back at CHS
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Parade – 1/1/2018
    • 5:30am Load Instruments
    • 6:15am in Uniform
    • 6:30am Depart for Parade Route
    • 7:30am Parade Staging
    • 8:30am Step Off for the Parade
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Fanfest – 1/1/2018
    • Immediately following parade
    • Lunch – students around $10.00 for lunch while at Fanfest
    • We will report to the game from Fanfest around 12:00pm
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Pregame – 1/1/2018
    • Students report to their performance staging locations
    • 12:30pm Pregame performance
    • 1:00pm Game Begins
      • Students will have access to concessions if you wish to send extra money
    • 4:30pm Game Ends
    • 6:00pm Arrive Back at CHS

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

 

Another Action-Packed Week For The Trojan Band

Happy Sunday! I hope you have had a great weekend.  Please help us spread the word about our Veteran’s Day concert on Tuesday night.  The students have been working very hard to prepare for it and our first playoff game!!

Schedule for the week

  • Monday
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4pm – 9pm
    • Veteran’s Day concert 7 pm
    • Students wear their formal concert attire and report to the Mabry Arts Center at 6:00PM
    • Students are required to help set-up for the concert or clean up from the concert as part of their concert grade.
  • Wednesday
    • Wind Ensemble performance at the University of West Georgia for Veteran’s Day
    • Students should wear all black attire – concert attire is perfectly acceptable as well
      • (No shorts or short dresses)
    • Report to CHS at 7:45AM
    • Depart for UWG at 8:00AM via bus
    • Performance 9:00AM
    • Reception 10:30AM
    • Back to CHS around 12:00PM
  • Friday
    • Wind Ensemble performance during the Veteran’s Day CHS Assembly
    • Students should wear all black attire – concert attire is perfectly acceptable as well
      • (No shorts or short dresses)
      • Report to the band room at 1:30PM
      • Grab instrument and report to the gym by 1:45PM
      • Performance 2:15PM
    • 1st Round – Play off game vs Clarke Central at Grisham Stadium
      • Report 4:30PM to practice field
      • Dinner 5:30PM
      • In uniform by 6:30PM
      • AMP 6:45PM
      • Pre-Game 7:00PM
      • Kick-Off 7:30PM
    • To volunteer for the game, please sign up at:

Please note that we will be pulling the flag!  We would love to have lots of parents join us to pull the American flag in honor of our veterans!  Please wear a black shirt


Don’t forget, if you haven’t paid for your student’s formal attire, please do so!

Formal Wear Cost

  • Girls Concert Attire Cost:
    • Dress….. …$57.00
    • Shoes……..$36.00
    • Jewelry……$10.00 (necklace and earrings)
    • Total cost…$103.00

  • Boys Concert Attire Cost:
    • Coat………………$64.00
    • Pant ……………..$26.00
    • Shirt………………$25.00
    • Cummerbund….$10.00
    • Bow tie……………$5.00
    • Shoes…………….$20.00
    • Total cost………..$150.00

***** Some of you did not need the full attire, so you will only pay for the items you ordered.

Please contact Ms. Dothard if you have questions/concerns at 770-834-0550


Chick-fil-A Bowl Details

As you know, our band has been invited to participate in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Tickets:

The cost of our student tickets has been generously donated.  This is an event that most bands travel to Atlanta to participate in as their “band trip” for the year and pay for their individual tickets.  We are fortunate that we were invited to participate and our student tickets have been purchased for us.

All parent tickets including for chaperone and equipment crew cost $175.00 each and includes admission to the game, Fanfest, security clearance to enter with the band, and a credential.  We understand that this is an expensive game admission.  If you would like to chaperone but not attend Fanfest or the game – admission to the parade is free and you would be welcome to either hang out on the bus or could visit the CNN center for lunch/etc? While the students attend the game.

If you buy your tickets through us, the tickets will be blocked together with the student tickets.  We will all be sitting in the same general area.  Because the ticket requires entrance as a group, all tickets purchased by parents will be handed out after the parade on 1/1/2018.  You can purchase your tickets from now until November 17, 2017.  Tickets can be paid for by check (made out to the CHS Band Boosters), cash (in an envelope with name of student and name of parent), or online at https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-trip/

CFA Festivity Itinerary:

  • Mass Band Rehearsal – 12/31/2017
    • 8:00am Report to CHS with show shirt and band jacket
    • 8:30am Depart for the rehearsal
    • 10:30am – 2:30pm rehearsal
    • 2:30pm Lunch at CNN Center about $10.00
    • 3:30pm Depart for CHS
    • 5:00pm Arrive back at CHS
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Parade – 1/1/2018
    • 5:30am Load Instruments
    • 6:15am in Uniform
    • 6:30am Depart for Parade Route
    • 7:30am Parade Staging
    • 8:30am Step Off for the Parade
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Fanfest – 1/1/2018
    • Immediately following parade
    • Lunch – students around $10.00 for lunch while at Fanfest
    • We will report to the game from Fanfest around 12:00pm
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Pregame – 1/1/2018
    • Students report to their performance staging locations
    • 12:30pm Pregame performance
    • 1:00pm Game Begins
      • Students will have access to concessions if you wish to send extra money
    • 4:30pm Game Ends
    • 6:00pm Arrive Back at CHS

All-In-One

All-In-One items will be distributed on November 17th and 18th at Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please remind your customers about the pick up dates.  We will have a volunteer sign up ready next week.  It takes lots of people helping to make this fundraiser successful!

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

Short Week, But Lots To Do!

Brrrrr!!  I hope you have had a great weekend, stayed warm, and your football team won!  (Mine didn’t!! The Trojans did, but not my college team.) Mr. Carr says, GO DAWGS!!! (he added that, you all know that pains me!!) Here are some updates for our short week!  Don’t forget, Friday is a teacher workday!

  1. If you have NOT turned in your All-In-One orders and money, please do so first thing Monday morning!  We will be calling in our order Monday afternoon.

  2. Schedule for the week!

    • Monday –  Wind Ensemble practice – 3:30 – 6:00 pm
    • Thursday
      • Marching Band rehearsal 3:30-4:00 in the MAC.
      • Symphonic/Concert Band practice 4:00 – 6:00 pm
      • Loading our truck after the CJHS Band Concert for the game on Friday. The concert will end around 8:00 pm. We will load around 8:15-8:30pm.
    • Friday

  3. Formal Wear Cost

    • Girls Concert Attire Cost:
      • Dress….. …$57.00
      • Shoes……..$36.00
      • Jewelry……$10.00 (necklace and earrings)
      • Total cost…$103.00
    • Boys Concert Attire Cost:
      • Coat………………$64.00
      • Pant ……………..$26.00
      • Shirt………………$25.00
      • Cummerbund….$10.00
      • Bow tie……………$5.00
      • Shoes…………….$20.00
      • Total cost………..$150.00

***** Some of you did not need the full attire, so you will only pay for the items you ordered.

Please contact Ms. Dothard if you have questions/concerns at 770-834-0550.


  1.  Chick-fil-a Bowl Details

As you know, our band has been invited to participate in the Chick-fil- a Bowl.

Tickets: The cost of our student tickets has been generously donated.  This is an event that most bands travel to Atlanta to participate in as their “band trip” for the year and pay for their individual tickets.  We are fortunate that we were invited to participate and our student tickets have been purchased for us.

All parent tickets including for chaperone and equipment crew cost $175.00 each and includes admission to the game, fanfest, security clearance to enter with the band, and a credential.  We understand that this is an expensive game admission.  If you would like to chaperone but not attend Fanfest or the game – admission to the parade is free and you would be welcome to either hang out on the bus or could visit the CNN center for lunch/etc? While the students attend the game.

If you buy your tickets through us, the tickets will be blocked together with the student tickets.  We will all be sitting in the same general area.  Because the ticket requires entrance as a group, all tickets purchased by parents will be handed out after the parade on 1/1/2018.  You can purchase your tickets from now until November 17, 2017.

CFA Festivity Itinerary:

  • Mass Band Rehearsal – 12/31/2017
    • 8:00am Report to CHS with show shirt and band jacket
    • 8:30am Depart for the rehearsal
    • 10:30am – 2:30pm rehearsal
    • 2:30pm Lunch at CNN Center about $10.00
    • 3:30pm Depart for CHS
    • 5:00pm Arrive back at CHS
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Parade – 1/1/2018
    • 5:30am Load Instruments
    • 6:15am in Uniform
    • 6:30am Depart for Parade Route
    • 7:30am Parade Staging
    • 8:30am Step Off for the Parade
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Fanfest – 1/1/2018
    • Immediately following parade
    • Lunch – students around $10.00 for lunch while at Fanfest
    • We will report to the game from Fanfest around 12:00pm
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Pregame – 1/1/2018
    • Students report to their performance staging locations
    • 12:30pm Pregame performance
    • 1:00pm Game Begins
      • Students will have access to concessions if you wish to send extra money
    • 4:30pm Game Ends
    • 6:00pm Arrive Back at CHS

Hopefully you read the entire update!  Turn in your All-In-One, get ready for our game at Cass, pay for your formal attire, and Chick Fil A bowl details.  Have a great week!

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