Legacy of Champions

Kicking Off, Picking Up & Helping The Band Grow and Prosper

As we settle into the week, the Band Boosters wanted to announce a few important dates and ways that we can all work together to support our band program.

All-In-One sale kick off!  

Thursday, September 21!!!

It is time to begin our All in One sale!!  This is a long standing, and always highly anticipated fundraiser for the Carrollton High School Band!  It is a fruit and meat sale,  students will sell and collect money at the point of sale. Money and order sheets will be turned into the boosters and the purchaser will be responsible to pick up their order on November 17th or 18th at Tabernacle Baptist Church. This is an important fundraiser and we hope to see ALL of our students participating by selling!!! Please come to the band room THIS Thursday (9/21/17) between 7pm and 9pm to pick up your student’s packet.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

The candles will be delivered this Thursday, September 21st!  This is sooner than we had anticipated!  If your student sold candles, please pick them up this Thursday evening while you pick up your All-In-One packet. Candles will be available for pick up from 7 pm – 9 pm. The recognition for our top sellers will be Monday, October 9th at the end of regularly scheduled practice.

AmazonSmile

Do you ever order from Amazon? If you do, you can order the same items on AmazonSmile for the same amount and a percentage of the purchase will be donated to the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters.

AmazonSmileThe AmazonSmile program is a give-back program where the online retailer, Amazon, donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters to support our normal operations and efforts in supporting our band. This really is a effortless way to support our band without it costing you anything extra. If you normally shop online with Amazon, you simply designate the Carrollton High School Band Boosters Club Inc. as the charitable organization that you’d like to support and that’s it… Your account will automatically be linked and then whenever you make your normal eligible purchases the band will benefit. It can’t get much easier than that to help!

To link your account, follow this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1572206  and sign in to your Amazon account. That’s all there is to it! Share this link with your family, friends, and co-workers too so they can support us as well.

After linking your account, whenever your shopping on Amazon, make sure your shopping at smile.amazon.com and then look for the AmazonSmile logo in the upper left-hand corner of your browser window. That’s your assurance that your purchases will benefit our program! NOTE: AmazonSmile does not work with the Amazon App for mobile devices. If you commonly shop from your smartphone or mobile device you will want to place the items you want in your shopping cart via the app but then complete your checkout in a traditional web browser on your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or mobile device in order for the AmazonSmile donation to be made.

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!

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

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A Great Band’s Work is Never Done!

Word’s from Mr. Carr

Wow! I hope that everyone has had a great weekend, but what a terrific night on Friday Night! It is always amazing to see everyone come together to make sure our kids are successful.  Volunteers providing selfless service to feed our kids, make them look awesome in uniforms, load equipment, haul equipment, hand out and take up plumes, chaperone, double check that the stands and buses are clean, and provide physical and emotional support for everyone involved with the Trojan Band!  Thank you for spoiling our staff and students with all that you help make happen.  And our students absolutely shined!  Because of where I was standing, I thought that we had a few blemishes that were unexpected, but then I saw a video of the performance and was blown away by our Trojans’ performance!  So proud of our students.  Then after an amazing halftime, the kids worked extra hard to help our team focus on the game, hyping them to a nail biting finish!  It was an exciting night and I look forward to another one this Friday as we take on Woodland High School!

This week’s schedule:

  • Monday – FULL BAND – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday – FULL BAND – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – FULL BAND – 6 – 9 pm
    • Thursday – Prop building – 6-8 pm (this will be a carpentry focus)
  • Friday – Home game vs. Woodland
    • 5:30 pm – Report time
      • Report to practice field
      • Wear show shirt and band shorts
    • 6:00 pm – Get 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

Volunteers

Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer this Friday!

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3528264

We would love anyone signing up for field show help, to come to Thursday night’s practice at 8 to practice getting the props on and off the field!

Tailgate

We will plan to tailgate Friday before the game.  More information to follow this week.


Other Important News

District Honor Band

This Friday (9/22/17) – Last day to sign-up for District Honor Band

District Honor Band is a competitive opportunity for our students to excel individually.  The students practice scales, etudes, and sight-reading for an audition on December 9 at East Paulding High School.  The audition decides chair placements for the District Honor Band and is the qualifying round for the All-State auditions in January.  District Honor Band auditions cost $10 and All-State Auditions are $25 (to be considered for the second round of auditions and District Honor Band the total is $35).  Please sign-up here: https://goo.gl/s33kbv and turn in money to Ms. Dothard by Friday to sign-up for auditions.  Students are often skeptical if they are ready to audition, but I highly recommend our students set this individual goal to give them a reason to practice and improve.  Even if they do not make the ensemble, by setting the goal and putting in extra practice they practicing goal setting and improving.  Additionally, being able to list District Honor Band and All-State as accomplishments increases marketability for scholarships when apply for colleges.

County Exhibition

Reminder: The county exhibition date has been changed! The date is now, September 26th!  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

Booster Meeting

We will have a general Booster member meeting on September 28th at 6:30 pm in the band room. This is an important meeting. We will be learning about the Legacy of Champions, Dr. Albertus will be speaking to us, and we will learn about the All-in-One fundraiser. We hope to see you all there!

Trojan Band Shoppe

2 Days left to order a Ground Control Shirt!

We are offering a complement design to the 2017 show shirt, but for a very limited time. This is a black tee option offered at a great price of just $10, great for a field help option.  Orders are accepted till midnight Tuesday September 19th only!  Pick up your order form at the band room display, or order online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/Spiritwear/#/v/2017-Ground-Control-T-shirt

Regular Shoppe hours this week: Thursday September 21 from 5-6:00p and 7:30-8:30p and Friday, September 22 (game day) from 5:30-6:30p.

If you have not picked up your show shirt/booster shirt order, please stop by during regular hours to pick up or email: Trojanbandshoppe1@gmail.com to make other arrangements.  We do have a limited supply of show shirts and band booster shirts still available for purchase if you forgot to purchase!

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

 

Short But Busy Week Ahead

Hello!  I hope this update finds you all safe and dry!  We will obviously not have band practice Tuesday, since school is still closed.

This week’s schedule

  • Thursday – FULL BAND – 6-9 pm
  • Friday Varsity Football Game (at East Paulding)
    • Load trailer 3:30 pm
    • Dinner 4 pm – Subway (provided by boosters)
    • In uniform 4:45 pm
    • Depart CHS for East Paulding 5 pm
    • Approx. 11:00PM Return back to CHS*
      *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)
  • Volunteer for the game at https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3528263

Upcoming events!

Carroll County Exhibition: The county exhibition date has been changed! The new date is, September 26th!  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 (Full itinerary will be released as we get closer to the event).

  • 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

Band Booster Meeting: We will have a general Booster member meeting on September 28th at 6:30 pm in the band room. This is an important meeting.  We will be learning about the Legacy of Champions, Dr. Albertus will be speaking to us, and we will learn about the All-in-One fundraiser. We hope to see you all there!


As we continue to prepare for the Legacy of Champions that takes place on October 14, 2017, we wanted remind you of how you can get involved and provide additional support in other ways. We 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 8 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=3866151. 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=3805873 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=3866155  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 Grows!

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 14th 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 we ask that all parents plan 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.  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 28, 2017 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!

More details will be released in the coming weeks in regards to even more ways to get involved by volunteering your ATVs, trailers, and cooking skills. So watch for those sign-ups very soon!

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 $100 each. Reservation forms can be picked up at the Band Room from Mrs. Dothard’s desk or downloaded by clicking here. Honor Your SeniorHonor your Underclassman

But hurry to reserve your spot! Personal ads are only available until September 15th, 2017.

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


Other Important News

As mentioned above, we will have Band Booster Meeting, September 28th at 6:30 pm. We will discuss several important things:

On the agenda:

  • Legacy of Champions (we are hosting)
  • Competitions (we are attending)
  • All-In-One fundraiser details
  • Multi-purpose building being built on the Carrollton City School Campus (Dr. Albertus will be in attendance and discussing this with us)

Please make every effort to attend this meeting, we hope to see you all there!!

Don’t forget that there will be practice Friday (9/8/17), 4-9 pm with a quick dinner break. The band boosters will provide Arby’s roast beef, ham & cheese, and vegetarian sandwiches with chips. Also, we will have a social at American Pie immediately following practice until 10:30 pm. This is optional!  Students will need money to purchase food and their own transportation to and from American Pie!

There will also be a prop work session Friday (9/8/17), from 6 to 8 pm at the band room. Please come ready to paint.

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