Busy Week Ahead!

Good afternoon,

I am so thankful for our Fall Break and for the opportunity to recharge! We have a very busy week this week so please pay close attention to the following announcements.

Week at a glance:

Monday: 7th Grade after school rehearsal at CJHS Band room until 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8th Grade after school rehearsal at CJHS Band room until 5:00 PM (No DHB after School)

Wednesday: Cookie Dough Fundraiser begins!

Thursday: DHB practice after school until 4:00 PM

Friday: 8th Grade Night. *Required for all 8th grade band members. *


After School Rehearsals:

In order for our concerts to be successful we need extended rehearsal time for both grades. Our 7th graders will rehearse their concert music tomorrow and our 8th graders will rehearsal on Tuesday. I schedule only one rehearsal for the Fall concert in order to ensure that our concerts run smoothly, yet not take up too much time from all of the other activities that the students participate in. Each rehearsal is a grade for all students. Please ensure that your student is at school tomorrow and that they have a ride ready to pick them up at 5 pm.


Concert Tuesday, October 26th:

The students have been working so hard to prepare this concert for you all! We will have our first concert of the year next Tuesday at the Mabry Arts Center at 7 PM. All students are required to wear concert black. This concert is free and will conclude in less than an hour. All students are required to remain for the duration of the concert. Report time is 6:30 PM.

This includes the following:

  • Black slacks
  • Black closed-toed shoes
  • Black socks
  • Black long-sleeved shirt
  • Dresses and skirts may be worn but must be below the knee when seated. Black non-see through tights must be worn.

8th Grade Night Schedule:

  • 3:30 report to CJHS band room to meet Ms. Menendez. Walk down to CHS Band room together.
  • 4:45pm Report to Band Field for Pre-game rehearsal
  • 5:30pm Dinner provided by the boosters
  • 6:30pm Uniform Check in Stadium
  • 7:00pm Pre-Game
  • 7:30pm Kick-Off
  • Approx. 9:00pm Half-time
  • 10:00 Optional 8th grade Student pick-up time
  • Approx. 10:30pm Game Ends for students who wish to stay the entire game.
    • *Students will be able to contact you during 4th quarter to give you a better estimate of what time the game will be ending. Hopefully most of our students will stay for the entire game so that they can participate in our very special Battle Hymn tradition at the end of the game!*

Friday is going to be an absolute blast!

Upcoming News:

Be ready for cookie dough information on Wednesday. We are excited to sell to our community again and cannot wait for you all to see the delicious options that we have here.

I have added a field trip on November the 12th. Information to come home soon as it is just now getting approved by my principal and those above him. Be on the lookout!

Carowinds info has been sent home. You may read through the information below as well. Down payment is due next month!

I look forward to seeing all of our students tomorrow!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Legacy of Champions Band Competition Volunteers

Good afternoon,

Each year our high school program hosts a band competition on campus. It is one of the more organized and professionally run marching competitions in our state! We rely heavily each year on parent and Junior High student volunteers. If your student would to volunteer next Saturday, the 9th we could use their help! We have shifts from 1-4, 4-7, and 6-9 PM. This includes things like serving food in the concession stands, serving waters to our guest bands, helping move equipment, and more. We also need a LOT of parent help with tasks that students cannot do. If your student would like service hours they may use this competition for that.

We also need a LOT of parent help with tasks that students cannot do. Adults can help to sell products, handle food items, and drive equipment around.

If you or your student are interested in volunteering next Saturday please contact me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Trojan Band Game Cancelled

Good morning,

Although our Trojans will fight on and play today, our band will not. The chance of rain during the time that we will be out there is very high. The safety of our students and instruments must come first. I will do my best to schedule another game for us. Thank you so much for your patience through all of this and I hope that you have a safe weekend.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Trojan Band Game on Saturday 9/18

Good morning,

I am excited for our last game on Saturday! Our report time is going to be 1 PM at the high school band room. The game will begin at 2 PM and we should conclude around 4:00 pm.

Our uniform is our white t shirts but I do recommend a hat and sunglasses if at all possible.

We will need volunteers again to help serve food and help with the moving of instruments and stands. The volunteers this past game were unbelievable. I cannot thank you enough for being so flexible and helpful that day. Please let me know if you are able to help out on Saturday.

We could use donations for desserts and water bottles if any are willing to donate.


District Honor Band: Beginning tomorrow, students who are trying out for District Honor Band are able to stay after school on Tuesday or Thursday until 4:00 to get help with their music. This is not mandatory and students do not need to stay for both days. I would like for them to try to make one of the days though so that I can get them as prepared for that audition as possible.

I look forward to another amazing week with our students!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Trojan Pep Band Game Tomorrow

Good evening,

Itinerary for tomorrow is estimated and I appreciate your flexibility! We are excited to face some new schools in this new region.

Itinerary:

12:15: Parent volunteers report to CHS Band room to meet with Ms. Menendez

12:30: Report to CHS band room (Don Hall Band Room)

1:00: Warm up inside band room

1:45 report to stands

2:00 Game begins

4:00 Game Concludes. Student pick up at CHS Band room

Uniform: White Trojan Band shirt (set to be delivered this week) and shoes and shorts of your choice. Sun glasses and hats are highly recommended as our students will face the sun when they play.

I look forward to seeing you all at the game on Saturday!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Trojan Band Game

Good evening,

I am excited about this Saturday, the 28th! Our Junior High football team will host their first home game of the year and we will be there to support them. Trojan band is an optional activity but we have a LOT of students signed up this year. I am so excited for the community to hear what great things your students are doing.

Itinerary for Saturday is estimated and I appreciate your flexibility as we adapt to playing games on Saturday rather than Thursday nights. We are excited to face some new schools in this new region.

Itinerary:

12:30: Report to CHS band room (Don Hall Band Room)

1:00: Warm up inside band room

1:45 report to stands

2:00 Game begins

4:00 Game Concludes. Student pick up at CHS Band room

Volunteers: Please report to the CHS Band room at 12:15. I will use your help to fill up coolers with ice, set up water bottles and food, and much more. I appreciate your willingness to help!

I am looking for a volunteer to pick up the pizza from American Pie around 2:15 on Saturday. Please let me know if you are willing to do so.

Uniform: White Trojan Band shirt (set to be delivered this week) and shoes and shorts of your choice. Sun glasses and hats are highly recommended as our students will face the sun when they play.

I look forward to seeing you all at the game on Saturday!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Trojan Band Forms Due Tomorrow

Good evening,

Tuesday is the last day to sign up your student for our pep band.

Trojan Pep Band: If your child is interested in participating in our Trojan Pep Band please complete the Google Form below and submit the fees as soon as possible. This is due by Tuesday, August 17th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0zsz9mS7OXXCJ67xUG5YMYOLK-ClkFhLVnQp8txvSUknyxw/viewform?fbzx=-1267664743086025907


Please add our Remind 101:

New name, same mission | Remind

Please text @cjtroband to 81010 to receive information such as bus ETA on field trips and quick reminders.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Trojan Pep Band and Calendar for the year

Good evening,

Wow! This has been an incredible year so far! These are some hard working students! This website has important information. There are some important reminders below as well as some new updates!


Calendar for the Year:

I have finally been able to get all of the dates for the entire school year for our band program. Please print off the following pdf to help keep your schedule up to date. I will also update our calendar on this website within the next few days.


Trojan Pep Band: If your child is interested in participating in our Trojan Pep Band please complete the Google Form below and submit the fees as soon as possible. This is due by Tuesday, August 17th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0zsz9mS7OXXCJ67xUG5YMYOLK-ClkFhLVnQp8txvSUknyxw/viewform?fbzx=-1267664743086025907


Handbook: Your student has been sent home with a packet that shows you how to subscribe to this website, your band fee payment, as well as a handbook agreement form. Please sign and return the forms along with the $30 band fee before September 3rd. The handbook is located below and must be read in its entirety before signing.

Extra copies of the packet are located here:

Beginning of the year packetDownload

Handbook 2021-2022Download


Calendar: In the next week or two I will have to entire school year’s calendar uploaded under “Calendar” on this website. You can sync that calendar to your personal calendar or just reference it when needed. A paper copy of our events for the school year will be sent home in the near future.


Equipment: Your students need the following:

All students:

  • Black 1/2 inch or 1 inch binder
  • Sheet protectors
  • Pencil
  • Instrument

Percussionist:

  • Stick bag (I have extras)
  • Sticks

Clarinets, saxophones, and double reeds:

Brass:


Uniform change: We have decided to move away from our Carrollton Band Polos and move towards “concert black”. Our uniform is meant to look professional. Please consider acquiring these items sooner rather than later.

  • Black slacks
  • Black closed-toed shoes
  • Black socks
  • Black long-sleeved shirt
  • Dresses and skirts may be worn but must be below the knee when seated. Black non-see through tights must be worn.

Thank you for raising such great students. I look forward to another awesome day tomorrow.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Welcome back!

It was a joy getting to meet and reconnect with the students today! Please take a moment to enter your email address to receive notifications when I post on this website.

This website has important information such as:

  • Forms
  • Fundraising information
  • Chair placement
  • Schedules
  • Calendars

Entering your email will send the information directly to your inbox. This will help you stay up to date with all things CJHS Band!

New name, same mission | Remind

Please text @cjtroband to 81010 to receive information such as bus ETA on field trips and quick reminders.


Handbook: Your student has been sent home with a packet that shows you how to subscribe to this website, your band fee payment, as well as a handbook agreement form. Please sign and return the forms along with the $30 band fee before September 3rd. The handbook is located below and must be read in its entirety before signing.

Extra copies of the packet are located here:


Calendar: In the next week or two I will have to entire school year’s calendar uploaded under “Calendar” on this website. You can sync that calendar to your personal calendar or just reference it when needed. A paper copy of our events for the school year will be sent home in the near future.


Equipment: Your students need the following:

All students:

  • Black 1/2 inch or 1 inch binder
  • Sheet protectors
  • Pencil
  • Instrument

Percussionist:

  • Stick bag (I have extras)
  • Sticks

Clarinets, saxophones, and double reeds:

Brass:


Uniform change: We have decided to move away from our Carrollton Band Polos and move towards “concert black”. Our uniform is meant to look professional. Please consider acquiring these items sooner rather than later.

  • Black slacks
  • Black closed-toed shoes
  • Black socks
  • Black long-sleeved shirt
  • Dresses and skirts may be worn but must be below the knee when seated. Black non-see through tights must be worn.

I cannot wait to continue working with your students! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out!

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net