Weekly Announcements

This week at a glance:

Monday: After school help for beginners or those who would like tutoring until 4:15

Tuesday: District Honor Band practice until 4:15

*NEW* Wednesday: Pass off day for students to pass off their lines.


Pass Off System

Beginning tomorrow students will have their pass off list for this nine weeks. I like to think of this as a project that students work to complete during each quarter of the school year . Students may pass off these lines at their own pace, as long as they have passed off all nine before the end of the 9 weeks.

Opportunities for students to pass off are :

  • Before school at 7:40 AM
  • During class on Wednesdays
  • After school on Wednesdays until 4:15 PM

Playing Test:

All students had a playing test this Friday. Please check on Infinite Campus for their grade and encourage them to raise their grade up. Students can re-take their test an unlimited amount of times until the end of the 9 weeks when grades are due. The goal for students is to perfect this concept, not for the grade to serve as any form of punishment. Anything less than a 100 is just a reminder that there is still some work to do. Thank you for your support.


District Honor Band and All State:

Please encourage your students to audition for District Honor Band. After our tests this Friday I heard how talented our band is! Lots of the practicing for this will be done in class so students will not need to commit much time after school to work up for this audition. Help me push your students to be a better version of themselves!

District Honor Band FORMS 2018 – 2019.docx


Fees:

Please make sure that all fees and dues are paid before August 30th.

Band Fee $40

Percussion Fee $25

School Owned Instrument Fee $50 (or $25 a semester)

Trojan Band $25 for new students and $10 for students who need a replacement of hat or shirt

All fees may be paid through cash, check (written out to CJHS BAND) or online below:

https://carrolltonjuniorhs.revtrak.net/


Let’s have a fantastic week!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

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Weekly Announcements

Good evening,

This week at a glance:

Monday: After school help for beginners or those who would like tutoring until 4:15

Tuesday: District Honor Band practice until 4:15


District Honor Band and All State:

DHB and All State are wonderful opportunities for students to compete at the district and state level on their instrument. Please view the attached form below for information on auditions. District Honor Band this year occurs from the evening of February 13th-February 15th. Students will be provided transportation to and from auditions and to the honor band in February should they make it.

Students who are awarded a spot in the All State Band will get to spend March 5th-7th in Athens, Georgia!

Below is a link to the audition music:

DHB/All State Music

These are incredible opportunities for our students to learn and grow. Money and forms are due September 20th. Please encourage your students to challenge themselves and give it a shot! Colleges love seeing activities like this on your child’s transcript.

More information below:

District Honor Band FORMS 2018 – 2019.docx


Fees:

Please make sure that all fees and dues are paid before August 30th.

Band Fee $40

Percussion Fee $25

School Owned Instrument Fee $50 (or $25 a semester)

Trojan Band $25 for new students and $10 for students who need a replacement of hat or shirt

All fees may be paid through cash, check (written out to CJHS BAND) or online below:

https://carrolltonjuniorhs.revtrak.net/


Calendar:

The calendar for the school year has been posted on our website! You may add the calendar to your google account or smart device by following the directions below. This is the best way to stay up to date. You may also print off a physical copy here: CJHS Band Calendar 2019-2020

iPhone instructions

  1. Go into the Settings app
  2. Touch “Accounts & Passwords”
  3. On the Accounts & Passwords screen, touch “Add Account”
  4. On the Add Account screen, touch “Other”
  5. Under Calendars, touch “Add Subscribed Calendar”
  6. For the Server value, enter the URL for the teacher calendar:
    https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/calsynct.asp?s=CHSTrojanBand
  7. Touch “Next” in the upper right corner.
  8. It will verify the server then show a subscription page. Change the description if you like.
  9. Touch “Save” to save the subscription.

Android instructions

In your Google calendar on a real computer:

  1. Under “Other Calendars” click the Add link.
  2. Select “Add by URL”
  3. Enter the following URL:
    https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/calsynct.asp?s=CHSTrojanBand
  4. Click “Add Calendar”
  5. Google will begin to sync your calendar, and it will appear on the screen.
  6. Click “Settings”
  7. Change the long name of the new calendar to something you will remember such as “Charms Calendar”
  8. Your phone should automatically be set to sync with your Google calendar.
  9. On your phone: Click on “Calendar”, then bring up the settings for the calendar. Click on Calendar Sync. You should see your google account listed already. Make sure Auto-Sync is checked.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Beginning of the year important announcements

Good evening,

It was such a pleasure meeting all of the students on the first day of school. This is going to be such an exciting year! Please make sure that anyone who wants to receive these posts visits http://www.cjhstrojanband.com and enters their email to “follow” the website.

Below are important forms and fees that are due on August 30th:

Forms for all students:

Handbook Sign-off/Band Fee/Trojan Band

The first form acknowledges that you and your student have reviewed the CJHS syllabus and handbook located on our website under “Forms” and understand our grading policy and requirements for this course. The second form is documentation of your paid band fee for your student. The first two forms are mandatory for all students. The last form for Trojan Band is optional.

If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact me individually.

Band Fee $40 (All students)

Percussion Fee $25 (Percussionists only)

School Owned Instrument Fee $50 (or $25 a semester) (Tuba, baritone, french horn, oboe, bassoon, tenor/bari saxophone, and bass clarinet)


Additionally, if your student would like to participate in our pep band for our JH football team, they must turn in a signed form and pay the following:

Trojan Band $25 for new students and $10 for students who need a replacement of hat or shirt


You may pay with cash, check written out to CJHS BAND or by using our Revtrak Website Revtrak Online Payments

At the moment our percussion and school owned instrument fee are not uploaded on the website. That should be coming shortly but in the meantime you may select the “CJHS Band Donation – Any amount” and pay those fees through that option. Please make sure to include your student’s name and what fee you are paying.


Please make sure that if your student needs any equipment for their instrument that you purchase that as soon as you can. Below is the form from open house that has what each instrument required and where to find it online.

Open House 2019


Tomorrow we will hear our first sounds of the year so please bring your instruments! Tomorrow we will also assign school owned instruments.

If you have any questions you may contact me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschoolsnet

Thank you and have a great night!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

9th Grade Marching Band Members

Good afternoon,

If you are participating in marching band for this school year please continue to check our high school band website. You may enter your email on the right side and subscribe to the site so that you will never miss an update. There is a lot of important info regarding the few weeks leading into the school year that I do not want anyone missing out on. Please read as soon as possible.

www.chstrojanband.com   <—————- Please subscribe.

Band camp schedule:

  • July 15 – 19 from 8 am – 3 pm
  • July 22 – 26 from 8 am – 9 pm

Please always make sure that you arrive before 8!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Legacy of Band Competition Volunteers

Good evening,

As we prepare for our next school year we are beginning to look for volunteers for our high school band competition. The Legacy of Band Competition is our annual marching competition that our band program hosts and is one of the top marching competitions in our state.

I know that I have had conversations with some of you who are excited for your student to come up to the high school band program either this year or next year. For those of you who are interested in becoming very involved with our band program, specifically our band competition, we would like to go ahead and begin involving you and training you as one of our LoC committee members. Currently we are looking for two people who could help with reaching out to companies and businesses around this area to look for donations and sponsors for our band competition. We do have sponsors that repeat but also would like to continue to seek out new sponsors. This type of person would need to be available to call or visit these sponsors to get contracts signed and to seek out for new sponsors. If you are the type that would like to get involved please let me know!

Our other committees include: volunteers, equipment and logistics, concessions, hospitality, and many more. Even if you have a rising 8th grader, we would like to get you involved now and potentially have you as the head of a committee one day. The longer you are exposed to the competition the better for all of us!

P.S. We are also looking for ATV/UTVs, golf carts, and trailers (6 ft wide by 12 ft at the largest). This is a desperate need! 


 

Rising 9th graders: Please subscribe to http://www.chstrojanband.com as soon as possible or else you may miss very important information for our upcoming rehearsals, parade, and band camp. The most recent post on their website is about our band competitions this year. We have some off Fridays and Fall break that put our staff in a corner when picking band competitions and we want to make sure that we all are in attendance for all competitions and have not planned vacations during that time. We absolutely tried to pick dates that gave all of us the most time off to spend with our loved ones. Please check the website and CHS Band calendar now to plan ahead.


Upcoming dates:

  • Parade Practice July 3, 2019 at 8:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Fourth of July Parade July 4, 2019
  • First week of band camp: July 15-19, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Second week of band camp: July 22- 26, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Saturday June 1st Work Day

Good afternoon,

After speaking with my administration they suggested that we work before June 3rd and 4th due to the floors being waxed.

The work day will be from 9AM to noon on June 1st at the CJHS Band room. With this schedule change please let me know if you are still available so that I can have an estimated head count for lunch that day.

I will see some of you soon and thanks again to the volunteers!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez