Trojan Band Boosters

Opportunities Abound!

This Thursday, August 10th, we have a few opportunities for parents and students!

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kickoff

A representative for Yankee candle will present the fundraiser to our students at 5:00 pm in the band room.  Parents are welcome to attend this meeting!  Students will learn about selling incentives, how to take orders, and delivery of items. There will be some new incentives for our top sellers, including a turn in a “money machine” which will be at the band room for a demonstration during the meeting!  We are excited about this new fundraiser! The representative will be available in the band room until the parent orientation.  Please make an effort to come and learn how we can make the most of this opportunity.


Parent Orientation

Want to volunteer to help at football games? Competitions? Load the trailer?  Help in the stands?  Pull the flag? Buy some new Trojan Band gear?  This orientation is intended answer as many of your questions as we can, and to demonstrate volunteer opportunities for the Fall Football/Competition season!  Don’t miss the action on the field, come and join us this Thursday at 7:30 pm.  We will join the band in the stadium at 8:30 pm to pull the flag in preparation of next week’s game at the University of West Georgia.


Candle Lighting Ceremony

The candle lighting ceremony  that was rained out Trojan Night  will take place this Thursday following practice, around 9:00 pm.  This is a touching experience that you will not want to miss!  Senior parents, don’t forget that you will light your child’s candle.  They will want you to be there!


Upcoming Schedule Highlights

Thursday, August 10

  • Yankee Candle Kickoff – 5:00 PM (all students and parents welcome)
  • Full Band Practice – 6-9 pm
  • Parent Orientation – 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony – 9 pm

Saturday, August 12 – DCI viewing party  5 – 10 pm (optional event, cost $5 per student)

Monday, August 14   Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Tuesday, August 15  Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Thursday, August 17

  • Dinner  3:30 pm
  • In Uniform   4:30 pm
  • Depart for University of West Georgia    4:45 pm

Calendar Update: Please make note that Mr. Carr and Mr Bright decided that Friday, September 8, would be a better option (since there isn’t a football game) than a full Saturday rehearsal on September 9.  Practice will be Full Band from 4 – 9pm.  More details will follow as we get closer to the rehearsal.

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

Winter 2017 Spirit Wear Order Opportunity

bandsweatshirtdesignblackThe Band Boosters would like to announce a Winter 2017 spirit wear order opportunity. This order opportunity will feature the winning design from one of our band students, Aquay Backus and the “I’m With the Band” design. The items available during this order are: a hoodie, a sweatshirt, and a T-shirt. You can download the current order form from this link: CHS Trojan Band spirit item order form or pick one up from Mrs. Dothard at the CHS Band Room. Items may also be ordered from the Booster web store.

So that we can hopefully get these items back before the New York Trip we are asking that all order forms and payments be turned in by next Friday, March 10th, 2017. No orders will be accepted without payments and no extras of the hoodies or sweatshirts will be ordered at this time. Please make checks payable to Trojan Band Boosters. Orders forms and payments should be dropped off at the band room in an sealed, clearly marked envelope and deposited in the Band Booster box located on the wall behind Ms. Dothard’s desk. Make sure to include your completed order form and payment. Please address any questions to: chstrojanbands@gmail.com

To see examples of the spirit items available for this order, please download the order form or visit the web store.

The Best of Both Worlds This Week

ghsa_fb_2016_250wWell this week do we not only get to look forward to an extended football season, we also get to experience our first concert by the High School Bands, so it really is the best of both worlds for the Trojan Nation. So with that in mind, let’s look at this coming week.

Week at a glance:

  • Practice schedule this week
    • Monday – Symphonic Band and Concert Band Students: 3:456:15pm rehearsal
    • Tuesday – Veterans Day Concert at the Mabry Arts Center at 7:00pm
      • Students report in full concert attire at 6:oopm
        • (Students must help set up or help clean up for part of their grade)
    • Thursday – No rehearsal
  • Friday –GHSA Varsity Football Playoff Game 1;  full itinerary below

Friday’s Full Itinerary

  • 6:15PM – Students in full uniform
  • 7:00pm – Pregame warm-up
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm – Official 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 shirt and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

To volunteer your time and talents, please visit our Volunteer page on our website. Volunteers should wear black shirt and black pants or shorts.

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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Happy Halloween – Looking At The Week Ahead

1525184_300511906822929_7826814099258231513_nHappy Halloween Trojan Nation! As our regular football season comes to a close this Friday, we will be celebrating our Seniors at Senior Night! We are so proud of each and every one of them and hope they enjoy what could be their last marching performance inside Grisham Stadium. At this point we do know that the Trojans will be playing in the GHSA football playoffs this year, but we are not 100% sure who or where they will be playing, so please stay tune! On a side note, depending on how far the Trojans go, we could still be playing football into the second weekend in December! So please let Mr. Carr know if your family has already planned to be out of town the Friday of Thanksgiving, otherwise, if we are still playing at that point and you are in town, you are expected to be at the game.

Now let’s look at the week ahead.

Week at a glance:

  • Practice schedule this week
    • Monday – No practice
    • Tuesday – Symphonic Band and Concert Band Students: 3:456:15pm rehearsal
    • Thursday – Full Marching Band 3:30pm6:30pm rehearsal
  • Friday – Teacher Workday (NO SCHOOL) – Senior Night Football Game;  full itinerary below
    • Friday – “After the Game Band Hangout” at American Pie Pizzeria in Carrollton in honor of our Seniors – after game until 11:00pm. (see details below)

Friday’s Full Itinerary

  • 6:15PM – Students in full uniform
  • 7:00pm – Pregame warm-up
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm – Official 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, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

Senior Night “After Game Band Hangout” at American Pie Pizzeria, Carrollton

After Friday’s game, we will have an “After the Game Band Hangout” at American Pie Pizzeria in Carrollton in honor of our Seniors. American Pie will be opening the restaurant after next Friday night’s game (11/4/16) specifically for the Carrollton Trojan Band from 9:30pm until 11:00pm. All Trojan Band students and supporters are invited to come and celebrate our seniors, unwind, and enjoy some great food and fun. Students will need to bring money if they plan to eat, $10.00 should be plenty, and make their own arrangements for transportation to the restaurant and then home. Please make sure students are picked-up promptly at or before 11:00pm. This activity is completely optional.

Concert Season Reminders

  • Students who did not order new concert uniforms need to make sure they can find everything and that it still fits.
  • Our first concert is next Tuesday, November 8th, at 7pm… Yes, election night 🙂  So please take advantage of early voting so you don’t miss the concert!

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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How do you define success?

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Saturday marked the end of our competitive marching season and the culmination of the creative effort of our band program this fall.  What a tremendous victory for all of the members of our team: Students, Parents, and Staff!  Traveling to a highly competitive arena and not only holding our own but setting standards in drum major, color guard, and percussion is a great accomplishment.  I am very proud to work with a program that is all in for our students and their goals.

Our students have given a true effort all season long and honing their standards and talents daily.  The legacy left by our passionate seniors continues to be an inspiration, paving the way for our future.  It is exciting to see all of our students working together to improve both individual and group goals then watching them celebrate for each other! The feeling that they celebrated on Saturday coming off the field and rallying together will be cherished forever.

Our parents continue to impress me by continually providing support through time, effort, and finance to allow our students to reach their goals.  Thank you to everyone who volunteers as chaperones, hauling equipment, pulling the flag, organizing events, arrives early to prepare for the students, stays late to help make sure all students are picked up, helps tidy our facility, builds props (and continues to troubleshoot them until all hours of the night), transports equipment and people, maintains our vehicles, feeds our students, balances our checkbook, maintains uniforms, and just loves on our kids.  I am sure there are countless other items that you are providing for our children and I just want to express sincere gratitude to the continued efforts – we are successful because of you – Thank you!

Our staff is very talented and passionate.  We are very fortunate to have staff members who provide their absolute best for the students everyday.  Our staff designed a tremendous show with custom drill, music, light effects, and choreography.  Mr. Huls, Mr. Robichaux, Ms. Menendez, Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Lyman, Mr. Lingrell, and Ms. Reed, thank you for your extraordinary efforts for our program.  We couldn’t have done this without you!

This has been an extremely successful year thanks to all of you!  Very excited to continue supporting our Trojan Football team on Friday nights and celebrating our seniors final year as they continue to shape our program for our future.

This week we will not have marching band rehearsal on Monday or Tuesday.  Our Wind Ensemble will use our scheduled rehearsal time on Tuesday to prepare for the upcoming concert.  The other concert bands will use scheduled rehearsal times next week to prepare for the upcoming November 8th concert. Below is a quick glance of this week!

  • Monday: ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF 
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble 3:45-6:15
  • Thursday: Full Marching Band 3:45-5:30
  • Friday: NYC Trip Payment Due & Varsity Football Game

Friday’s Full Itinerary

  • Away vs. Paulding County 
  • 4:15PM Load
  • 4:30PM Dinner (provided by boosters)
  • 5:15PM Report in Full Uniform
  • 5:30PM Depart for PCHS
  • Approx. 11:00PM Return back to CHS*
    *(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, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.


Spring 2017 New York Trip Monthly Payment Due

October 28, 2016
  • Payment & Account Expectations: With the boosters having to commit funds towards non-refundable tickets now, all accounts are expected to be caught-up or within two payments of being current by October 31 2016. Any account with a balance of $600 or greater after 10/31/16 will be notified that they are at risk of being dropped from the trip and refunded any payments, less the non-refundable deposits.
  • Registering with Travel Agency: All current trip participants need to follow the instructions found at the end of the following presentation (Travel Agent Presentation-Updated Trip Itinerary-10-11-16) to provide their personal information for their travel documents, as well as notify them of any special needs like allergies, etc. *** Note, any issues you have with the registration process should be directed our travel agent: Mark Drury, Super Holiday Tours, (d) 321-319-1153, (c) (678) 520-1766, mdrury@superholiday.com
  • Rooming Assignments and Departure Preferences: Mr. Carr will begin the process of assigning rooms and taking departure preferences in the next couple of weeks.

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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