Trojan Band Boosters

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

The Countdown Has Begun!

The year will be over in just a few short weeks, but these last few weeks are packed! We have: A General Booster Meeting, and 8th Grade Parent Orientation Meeting, the annual Band BBQ, Band Dinner & Awards Night, Band Prom, a Spring Concert, and a Coke fundraiser! WOW!!


Band BBQ – May 3, 2018

Band BBQ packets were distributed to students on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 10th & 11th. Have you seen them? If you have not, please ask your student. 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, delivery details, and contact information for the day of delivery!

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 Night – 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/). We will be able to take credit cards by Wednesday of this week. Sorry for the delay. 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

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 Night 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

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

Happy Marching Band Day! #MarchFourth

Today, March 4th, is Marching Band Day! Celebrate today by marching forward somehow in your life. Today is DAY ONE rather than one day. Today is as good a day as any to finally get that project done. Love this Trojan Band!!


This Week’s Schedule

  •  MondaySymphonic Band Rehearsal 3:30pm – 5:00pm
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 3:30pm – 5:00pm (Last one! We will not rehearse next week. Mr. Carr will be at LGPE with our 7th Graders)
  • Thursday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00pm – 9:00pm

I hope that those of you going on this amazing trip have begun paying for it! Don’t let the deadlines sneak up on you! Super Holiday Tours has 4 deadlines for payments, and one is quickly approaching! March 23rd is the due date to have $459 paid on each account! Remember, you have already paid $50 as a deposit, so you will need to have paid an additional $419 by March 23rd. Super Holiday Tours will be handling delinquent accounts this time.

ALL travelers need to register on the Super Holiday Tours Website at www.superholiday.com and going to Online Trip Registration. Our trip code is: CHS30117-18B. Please complete that registration ASAP! All the accounting for the trip is being done by them so they need you to register so they can apply the funds you have paid to your account.


Congratulations to the CHS Winter Guard! They competed at the Atlanta Color Guard Regionals and placed 5th in their division! Great work ladies! You make us very proud!


Upcoming Dates To Remember!

Daylight Savings begins Sunday, March 11- Don’t Forget to set your clocks!

  • Carrollton City Schools LGPE Schedule
    • Tuesday March 13 • CJHS 7th Grade @ 5:30PM
    • Wednesday, March 14 • CJHS 8th Grade @ 6:00PM
    • Thursday, March 15 • CHS Wind Ensemble @ 7:20PM
    • Friday, March 16 • CHS Concert Band @ 11:00AM
    • Friday, March 16 • CHS Symphonic Band @ 7:20PM
  • March 23 – Hollywood Trip Payment Due
  • April 19 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting
  • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents
  • May 1 – Band Banquet and Awards (This event is for Band students and their parents)
  • May 3 – Band Barbecue
  • May 8 – Spring Concert
  • May 12 – Band Prom

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

Looking At Next Week

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

I hope that you remembered to pay your trip deposit for Hollywood!  If you have not paid for you or your student, please contact Meredith Harris at barryandmer@bellsouth.net or 678-850-8317. We have over 120 students committed plus chaperones!  It will be an amazing opportunity for our band program!

Don’t forget to mail out your Make Me a Whole Person forms out to friends and family that may be willing to donate to your student’s trip!  https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-trip/

Please note: we are no longer accepting deposits through Revtrak, but we will be accepting donations for Make Me a Whole Person through Revtrak until November, cash and checks are also options.


This week’s schedule

  • Monday: Symphonic Band rehearsal 3:30PM – 5:00PM
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Thursday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
    • Georgia State University Wind Ensemble 7:00 pm, Mabry Arts Center

GSU in Concert THIS WEEK! Thursday, February 8th!

Georgia State University Wind Ensemble is performing a special performance for our community at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Attendance is required for all Carrollton High School band students.  GSU is preparing for the College Band Directors National Association Conference, so this will be an inspiring performance for our students!  Don’t miss it!

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

 

The Weekly Update

Trip deposits were due last Friday.  Since there is an electronic option, you can still sign-up, but it needs to be done right NOW, please?!

https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-trip/#/v/hollywood-trip-deposit

Hollywood

Also, we can share that the band has been OFFICIALLY INVITED by the Hollywood Christmas Parade Committee!  I had faith and confidence that it would happen, but I know that some may have been hesitant to sign-up until receiving this official confirmation!

This is an important step in our band program’s journey as we begin applying to the larger parades like the Rose Bowl Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the London New Year’s Day Parade.  It is important that we perform well in this parade with as many students as possible to make sure that we are representing our program appropriately.  


Here is the schedule for this week:

  • Monday: Symphonic Band rehearsal 3:30PM – 5:00PM
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble rehearsal from 3:30PM – 6:00PM
  • Wednesday: Tri-M Music Honor Society interest meeting 3:30PM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
    • Kiwanis Showcase Applications are due.  See Mr. Carr for more details.
  • Friday: Basketball game vs East Paulding HS
    • Marching band students are encouraged to participate – we will be performing stands tunes.  Please wear blue jeans and a CHS band shirt.
      • Report at 5:00PM to the Band Room
      • We should be finished around 9:00PM
      • Bring money for concessions but we will also feed the students pizza for dinner
  • Saturday: Winter Guard competition at Alpharetta HS

Winter Guard does it again!

Congratulations to our Winter Guard under the direction of Corey Hawkins and Emma Turner, who performed at Kennesaw Mountain HS on Saturday.  They placed first, but due to an unfinished prop their score was reduced putting them in third.  Many contests waive the penalties for the first few weeks, but we learned from it this time.  Mr. Hawkins has already made arrangements to fix the prop tomorrow.  Onward and upward! So proud of our band program for continuing to set the bar high! Congratulations, ladies!


West Georgia Band Community Join Forces for GMEA Performance

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Congratulations to the University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble and their directors Dr. Josh Byrd and Dr. Cale Self for their inspiring performance at this year’s Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Athens, GA.  In an effort to showcase the West Georgia area’s students he invited four trumpets from Carrollton and four trumpets from Central to accompany the Wind Ensemble on their performance.  The antiphonal trumpets added that next level of WOW to an already exciting program.  The four high school students are pictured above: Central’s Connor Abernathy, Riley Mitchell, Hannah Puckett, Katie Thompson, and Carrollton’s Ryan Schumann, Matthew Harris, Melissa Lanier, and Lainey Driver.  Before the concert, Temple High School’s flute choir (Chuck Jindrich, director and Carrollton Band Dad) conducted by Elisa Lyle (we are lucky to have her work with our students too!) performed in the lobby.  It was a great testament to the band programs here in West Georgia!  Proud that we could play a part! Go West!


GSU in Concert NEXT WEEK! Thursday, February 8th!

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Georgia State University Wind Ensemble is performing a special performance for our community at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.  Attendance is required for all Carrollton High School band students.  GSU is preparing for the College Band Directors National Association Conference, so this will be an inspiring performance for our students!  Don’t miss it!

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