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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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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

 

Legacy of Champions Right Around the Corner!

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Our Legacy of Champions Marching band Competition is right around the corner… next weekend, October 14th, 2017, and we are making final preparations to host our visiting bands and their supporters. Part of these last minute preparations is to make sure we are fully staffed with volunteers and ready to represent the Trojan Nation as we provide a gold standard experience to each and everyone of our guests who join us next Saturday.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have not signed-up yet or are not sure for the Legacy of Champions is… The Legacy of Champions (LoC) is a marching band competition that the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters host here on the Carrollton City Schools campus. It 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 all band parents/guardians are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts, 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 still available. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

So if you haven’t signed up yet to help with this event, please do so now. We need everyone to participate! Alumni are especially welcome to volunteer too!

Food Needs

Finally, we still have some dessert 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?v=3866155&cb=4477269 and volunteer to prepare a great dessert.

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.

Thank you again for your continued support. Remember, if you haven’t signed up yet to help with this event, please do so now! And if you volunteered to bring fryers, tables, tents, etc., at the meeting the other night… please don’t forget to bring those next Thursday or Friday evening to the band room. Also don’t forget to write your name on the items or tag them in some way so we can get it back to you ASAP!

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

CHS Trojan Band Boosters

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Oh What a Night!!!

I am sure that you are well aware that the Carrollton High School Marching Band won the Grand Championship this past Saturday at the Oconee Classic Marching Competition.  They had an amazing performance and a well deserved victory!

This week we have our second competition, so it will be a busy one! So let’s get ready!

  • Monday (10/2) – Full Band – 3:45-6:15 pm
  • Tuesday (10/3)- Full Band 3:45-6:15 pm
  • Concert Attire Fitting 6:30 pm – 8 pm (more information below)
  • Thursday (10/5) – Full Band 6-9 pm
  • Friday (10/6) (Varsity Football game at home against Villa Rica) — This is also 8th grade night!
    • 4:45 pm Report time (leadership should be there early to greet the 8th graders)
    • 5:00 pm Pre-Game Rehearsal
    • 5:30 pm Dinner/Change (provided by boosters)
    • 6:25 pm Uniform check/rehearse stands tunes
    • 6:40 pm depart for the Amp/Pregame
    • 7:30 pm kick-off
  • FRIDAY VOLUNTEER LINK

CONCERT ATTIRE FITTING INFORMATION

Our Marching season is in full swing with Friday night football games and our fast approaching competition season. Believe it or not, we need to start preparing for the upcoming concert season, which will kick off with a Veteran’s Day concert on Nov. 7th.

On Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30 pm- 8:00pm we will be fitting students for concert attire. Once again this year the Squire Shop will be fitting the guys for tuxedo attire and the band uniform moms will fit the girls for concert dresses.

New students will need to secure the concert attire and returning students should check to be sure the concert wear they have still fits properly. All students are required to have Concert Band attire before our first concert.

If your student has gently used concert attire items like tuxedo coats, pants and dress shirts, or dresses and shoes that they will no longer be using please consider donating them to the band department or selling them directly to another band student. For those wishing to donate items please bring them to Mrs. Dothard in the band room before September 29th. If you would like to sell your items to another student plan to bring them to the band room on October 3rd during the concert fitting time. We will have a table set up for those wishing to try to sell their items.*

Students who order new items on concert fitting night will be charged for their items. Last years prices were $150 for guys and $100 for girls (these prices could be more this year, Mrs. Dothard will know the exact amount by Tuesday, Oct 3rd.) Students who buy used items from another band student will need to make arrangements to pay the seller directly.*

If you have any questions, contact the band room at: 770-834-0550 or email Mrs. Dothard at: barbara.dothard@carrolltoncityschools.net

*Disclaimers: The CHS Band, CHS Band Boosters or Carrollton High School does not guarantee, endorse, or warrant any of the items or transactions that take place between individuals selling/buying used concert attire. All deals, pricing, transactions, agreements, and claims are between the individuals who choose to participate in the event. All transactions will be conducted person to person via cash, check, or trade, without the involvement of the CHS Band, CHS Band Boosters or Carrollton High School. Those participating in transactions are doing so at their own discretion and risk.


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. 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/


Trojan Band Shoppe

Cool nights finally? Maybe? Hopefully?  That means it’s time to introduce a few new items in the Trojan Band Shoppe, beginning with the Bella + Canvas® Unisex jersey long sleeve tee hoodie.

This lightweight hoodie is meant for cool Fall  practices or game nights as we continue to work towards playoff season! Would you like to see it up close and in person? Stop by the display during store hours to see it for yourself. Look for more new Fall items coming soon!

Features:

Trojan Band Shoppe hours this week:

Thursday: 5:00-6:00p and 7:30-8:30pm and Friday: 5:30-6:30pm prior to the home game against Villa Rica as we welcome all of our 8th grade students and parents!


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

Time For A Quick Review!

I hope that you are all having a good week!  I know that we are all super busy and swamped, but we have a few BIG events left this week!

Let’s review…

Here is a quick run down of what you need to know   

  • Today, Band Booster meeting at 6:30 pm
  • Ground Control Shirts are here!
  • Friday, game at Rome High School (volunteer link below)
  • Saturday, Competition at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA (volunteer link below)
  • Concert attire fitting October 3rd 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • All-In-One online fruit orders –
  • Legacy of Champions (volunteer link below)
  1. Tonight is our Band Booster meeting at 6:30 pm in the band room.  The agenda is:
    • Presentation by Dr. Albertus and Mr. Brooks
    • All-In-One Fundraiser Information
    • Competition Details
    • Keeping informed
    • Legacy of Champions (LoC) preparation and training
    • End of meeting giveaway!  Don’t miss it!
  1.  Ground Control Shirts are in!  
    • If you ordered a shirt, stop by before or after the meeting tonight between 6-8pm to pick up your order.  Thank you to all who ordered!
  1.  Varsity Football Game vs. Rome
  • Friday (at Rome High School)
    • Load trailer 3:30 pm
    • Dinner 4 pm – Pizza (Provided by boosters)
    • In uniform 4:45 pm
    • Depart CHS for Rome – 5 pm
    • Approx. Midnight Return back to CHS*
    • *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)
  1.  Competition Itinerary Baldwin HS – Milledgeville, GA
  • Please note that we will have very limited passes to this event and spectators will need to pay to get into the event. Admission Fee:  General Admission tickets to the Oconee Classic are $10.00.  Ages 4-18 $5.00; 3 and under admitted free.  GMEA and GHSA cardholders will be admitted for free.
  • Schedule
    • 10:00 AM Report to practice field
    • 1:00 PM Lunch – Subway (Provided by boosters)
    • 1:00 PM Load trailer
    • 2:00 PM Depart CHS
      • Pack a snack or 2 for the bus in case the concession stand is not open
    • 5:00 PM Arrive at BHS
      • Kids will receive a snack to help them get through the performance
    • 6:25 PM Warm-Up
    • 7:40 PM Performance
      • Students will have a little bit of time for concessions if they are still open
    • 9:00 PM Awards
    • 10:00 PM Depart for dinner ($5 turn in to Ms. Dothard ASAP)
    • 11:00 PM Dinner eat in route to CHS
    • 1:00 AM Arrive back at CHS*
    • *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)
  1.  Volunteer Opportunities
  1.  Legacy Of ChampionsWe 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 tonight at 6:30 in the band room!
  2.  Sunday
    • Sleep!!!!!!
  3. CONCERT ATTIRE FITTING INFORMATION

Our Marching season is in full swing with Friday night football games and our fast approaching competition season. Believe it or not though we need to start preparing for the upcoming concert season, which will kick off with a Veteran’s Day concert on Nov. 7th.

On Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30 pm- 8:00pm we will be fitting students for concert attire. Once again this year the Squire Shop will be fitting the guys for tuxedo attire and the band uniform moms will fit the girls for concert dresses.

New students will need to secure the concert attire and returning students should check to be sure the concert wear they have still fits properly. All students are required to have Concert Band attire before our first concert.

If your student has gently used concert attire items like tuxedo coats, pants and dress shirts, or dresses and shoes that they will no longer be using please consider donating them to the band department or selling them directly to another band student. For those wishing to donate items please bring them to Mrs. Dothard in the band room before September 29th. If you would like to sell your items to another student plan to bring them to the band room on October 3rd during the concert fitting time. We will have a table set up for those wishing to try to sell their items.*

Students who order new items on concert fitting night will be charged for their items. Last years prices were $150 for guys and $100 for girls (these prices could be more this year, Mrs. Dothard will know the exact amount by Tuesday, Oct 3rd.) Students who buy used items from another band student will need to make arrangements to pay the seller directly.*

If you have any questions, contact the band room at: 770-834-0550 or email Mrs. Dothard at: barbara.dothard@carrolltoncityschools.net

*Disclaimers: The CHS Band, CHS Band Boosters or Carrollton High School does not guarantee, endorse, or warrant any of the items or transactions that take place between individuals selling/buying used concert attire. All deals, pricing, transactions, agreements, and claims are between the individuals who choose to participate in the event. All transactions will be conducted person to person via cash, check, or trade, without the involvement of the CHS Band, CHS Band Boosters or Carrollton High School. Those participating in transactions are doing so at their own discretion and risk.

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