Trojan Band New York City Trip

After a Highly Successful Band Camp… What’s Next?

FullSizeRender_1What a tremendous past two weeks of camp! Extremely proud of our students, staff, and parents. Thank you to our parents who volunteered with providing waters, keeping our facilities tidy, providing food for staff, helping students with breakfast and lunch, and your moral support of your children! We couldn’t have been as successful without you. Thank you to our staff who taught our students both weeks, we have had a great start and I look forward to continue to build on what we have accomplished throughout the season. You guys are rock stars and I appreciate your dedication to our students!  Thank you to our students who pushed themselves during these extremely hot weeks. The preview performance that you provided on Friday night was fantastic! The skits were entertaining and the show was impressive! What an exciting start to our season!

Students: Please continue to hydrate daily. Although our practices will be shorter than they were these past few weeks, if you are not hydrated they could be tough. By being hydrated you will remain cool and be able to perform with optimal energy. We only have a few rehearsals left before our first football game. Let’s make the most of them as we prepare for exciting performances!

Please continue to check the website often and refer to the calendar as we have a busy season ahead. We will remind you often of what is upcoming, but it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure that you keep up with the schedule. Our success relies on everyone’s full participation.  Let’s continue to work diligently to make this year the best that it can be for our seniors, who have only one season left.  Let’s cherish every moment together and make it the best year possible!

Here is what is upcoming:

Schedule and events for this coming week (8/1/16 – 8/5/16):

  • Full Band Practice Schedule:
    • Monday & Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, 3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • NYC 17 Trip Meeting: Monday, 6:45 p.m.; Don Hall Band Room
  • Moe’s Band Spirit Night: Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Moe’s of Carrollton
  • First Day of School: Thursday; CHS starts at 8:20 a.m.; releases at 3:12 p.m.

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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Car Wash Fundraiser & Work Day This Saturday (7/9/16)

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The band boosters have planned a car wash fundraiser for this Saturday, July 9th, 2016 from 9am until 3pm. Band students will be working at two locations around Carrollton, Arby’s and Advanced Auto, washing vehicles for donations in an effort to raise funds for our New York City trip. This will be a direct benefit fundraiser, meaning the money raised will be divided and applied only to the trip accounts of those students/chaperones participating in the event. All students are encouraged to participate. Be sure to sign in and out of the event because funds will be divided up by hours worked.  Students have divided themselves up into teams and have been assigned a location to report for the day.  If they do not know where to go, they should contact their section leader.  It is going to be hot, so please dress accordingly and respectfully, use sunscreen, and drink plenty of water prior to and the day of the event.

We still need several parent volunteers/chaperones for this event, so please sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3039201


We will also be having a construction/work day at the band room this Saturday, July 9th, 2016 from 8am until 2pm to work on items needed for the upcoming year. We encourage volunteers skilled/interested in construction, fabrication, engineering, etc., as well as general volunteers willing to learn or lend a hand, to join us and help get a great start on this year’s projects. In the end… If you are willing to help, we can use you! And remember, Band Booster Membership is now open to all alumni and parents/guardians of alumni as well, so if you’re eager to rejoin this awesome organization, we’d love to have you.

Please sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3050788

Other activities and dates that are on the horizon that you need to be aware of:

  • Percussion Mini Camp ~ 7/13/16 – 7/15/16 • 9am-5pm
  • Legacy of Champions Sponsorship Drive ~ 7/15/16 • 10am-3:30pm – (NYC 17 direct benefit fundraiser)
  • Band Camp Week 1 ~ 7/18/16 – 7/22/16 • 8am-3pm
  • NYC 17 Payments due ~ 7/22/16
  • Final installment of band fees due ~ 7/25/16
  • Band Camp Week 2 ~ 7/25/16 – 7/29/16 • 8am-9pm
  • Trojan Night ~ 7/29/16 • 6pm

Remember if you ever need to check on current or upcoming events to visit our calendar and website for all things CHS Trojan Band.

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters

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A Few Quick Reminders

ThumbtackWe wanted to pass on a few quick reminders on some upcoming items over the next few days.

  • BAND BANQUET RSVP NEEDED: The 2016 Band Banquet will be held April, 28th, 2016 at Tabernacle Baptist Church; meal at 6pm and awards at 7pm. If you are planning to attend the meal, please complete this Band Banquet RSVP and return to the band room with money by Tuesday, April 26, 2016 so we know how much food to order.

  • BAND BBQ TURN-IN: We had a great turn-in this evening, but if you were unable to come by or if you still have some more you want to sell,  you can keep selling and turn in your items at the band room with Mrs. Dothard. We will also be taking walk-ups the day of the event.

    If anyone in the community needs to purchase tickets and has not been approached by a band representative, please contact us at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com or purchase your tickets online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net.

    Also, do not forget to volunteer to help on BBQ pick-up day, Thursday, May 5th, 2016. We will need lots of help!    Sign up here to volunteer.


  • NYC17 TRIP PAYMENTS DUE: For those who paid your deposits and have a  spot on the trip, your second payment ($150.00) is due Friday, April 22, 2016. Remember you can reference the payment schedule and amounts anytime by visiting the Forms page of our website and reviewing the link Cost & Payment Details. Trip payments can be made at the band room by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card or online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net. *Fees apply to credit/debit card or online payments.

    If you missed the deposit deadline (March 25, 2016), please complete this form to be added to the Trip Waiting List in the event that more spots become available. Any available spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis, according to the entry order of the waiting list. We should be able to announce a decision to those currently on the waiting list very soon.


  • Spring Band Booster Meeting: Our annual spring meeting will be Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Don Hall Band Room. This meeting is for boosters of current high school band students. We will be providing many important updates about the program, the 2016-17 season, our 2017 trip, voting on and recognizing new officers as well as reviewing and voting on the proposed revised edition of the Band Booster Bylaws, which is linked HERE for your review in accordance with ARTICLE X of the current bylaws. A new-member band booster meeting will be held for boosters of current 8th grade students on Tuesday, 5/3/16.


Other dates to keep in mind:

  • 5/2/16 – Chamber Music Recital
  • 5/3/16 – New-member band booster meeting & Moe’s Spirit Night
  • 5/4/16 – Percussion Ensemble Concert
  • 5/5/16 – Band BBQ
  • 5/7/16 – 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

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On The Agenda This Week; Spring Concert, BBQ Turn-In, & NYC Trip Payment

Spring noteAs another week gets started we wanted to make sure you were aware of these important items on this week’s agenda.

SPRING CONCERT: Although this information has been announced to the students multiple times over the last couple of weeks, we wanted to make sure that our parents are in the loop.  Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, is our Spring Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Mabry Arts Center.  Here are some quick bullet point reminders about tomorrow evening.

  • Students are required to either help set-up before the concert or stay and help clean-up after the concert.
  • Official report time is 6:00 p.m.
  • Students are to wear their formal concert.

BAND BBQ TURN-IN NIGHT: We are looking forward to a great turn-in night this Thursday, April 21st, 2016, from 5:00pm – 6:30pm at the CHS band room, but we wanted to challenge everyone to continue selling as much as possible this week before the turn-in night. On turn-in night, we need for everyone to bring the money they have collected, ticket stubs, and unsold tickets to be counted.

If you need more tickets, please see Ms. Dothard for extras. If anyone needs to purchase tickets and has not been approached by a band representative, please contact us at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com

Also, do not forget to volunteer to help on BBQ pick-up day, Thursday, May 5th, 2016. We will need lots of help!    Sign up here to volunteer.


NYC17 TRIP PAYMENTS DUE: For those who paid your deposits and have a  spot on the trip, your second payment ($150.00) is due this Friday, April 22, 2016. Remember you can reference the payment schedule and amounts anytime by visiting the Forms page of our website and reviewing the link Cost & Payment Details. Trip payments can be made at the band room by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card or online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net. *Fees apply to credit/debit card or online payments.

If you missed the deposit deadline (March 25, 2016), please complete this form to be added to the Trip Waiting List in the event that more spots become available. Any available spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis, according to the entry order of the waiting list. We should be able to announce a decision to those currently on the waiting list very soon.


Get a head start on next week too:

  • 4/25/16 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting – for High School Boosters
  • 4/28/16 – Band Banquet

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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New York City Deposit Deadline Has Passed: Waiting List Now Open!

waitlist copyThank you to everyone who paid your deposits to secure your spot(s) on our upcoming trip to New York City during Spring Break 2017. We had an enormous response from students and chaperones alike, which testifies to the level of excitement that surrounds this adventure to the Big Apple!

While the deposit deadline of March 25, 2016 to secure your spot on our trip has now passed, there still may be the opportunity for you to go. We will now begin taking names for our NYC17 Waiting List. So if you missed the deposit deadline, please complete this form to be added to the Trip Waiting List in the event that more spots become available. Any available spots after March 25, 2016, will be filled on a first come, first served basis, according to the entry order of the waiting list.

We will not be accepting anymore deposits at this time, so please make sure to sign-up for our waiting list and one of the trip coordinators will contact you should a spot(s) become available.


For those who paid deposits or made additional payments before March 25, 2016, we hope to have updated trip statements ready to send out by email within the next couple of weeks. Your next trip payment of $150.00 is due April 22, 2016. Remember you can reference the payment schedule and amounts anytime by visiting the Forms page of our website and reviewing the link Cost & Payment Details. Trip payments can be made at the band room by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card or online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net. *Fees apply to credit/debit card or online payments.

For those who participated in the Coca-Cola fundraiser, we will work to apply your profit to your trip balances as soon as possible, but it could be 2-3 weeks while we sort everything out.

Remember you can check on your trip balances online any time via Charms.

If you have any questions regarding the trip or the fundraisers, 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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