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

Concert Tonight

Good evening,

We are excited about our concert tonight!

No tickets are required for admission but masks are strongly encouraged.

Students will wear their all black uniform as usual and should report to the MAC at 5:30.

Concert begins at 6 PM.

8th grade will have a seat in the hall to watch 7th grade and 7th grade will start on stage. Once 7th grade finishes, they will take the place of 8th grade in the audience so that they can watch as well. All students are dismissed at the conclusion of the Junior High concert.

You may read our concert program here:

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Concert Week and last week of school

Good evening,

I cannot believe that we are in our last week of school! What an incredible year! We had an absolute BLAST this past Friday at Golden Corral and Thunderzone. The staff at both locations bragged on our students. They said that they were polite and patient. I could not be more proud. I hope that the students had as much fun as I did! Thank you to everyone who helped out. On Tuesday we will have our last concert of the year and we are excited to show you all what we have been working on.

Spring Concert:

We are excited to share the Mabry Arts Center with the high school band on Tuesday, May 25th. No tickets are required for admission but masks are strongly encouraged.

Students will wear their all black uniform as usual and should report to the MAC at 5:30.

8th grade will have a seat in the hall to watch 7th grade and 7th grade will start on stage. Once 7th grade finishes, they will take the place of 8th grade in the audience so that they can watch as well. All students are dismissed at the conclusion of the Junior High concert.

I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Busy week ahead!

Good evening,

This week at a glance:

Monday: 7th grade rehearsal during 1st and 2nd block

Tuesday: 8th grade rehearsal during 5th and 6th block

5/17-5/20: Spring Training 4:00-6:00 pm *For all upcoming 9th grade brass and woodwind marchers*

5/17-5/20: Drum Camp 4:00-6:15 *Required for all high school percussionists marching next year*

5/20: Trojan Band Member/Parent Meeting *required for all students and families participating in high school band next year*

5/21: Thunderzone field trip


Band Rehearsals:

I have decided to have our Spring Concert Rehearsals during the school day rather than after school due to some after school conflicts. All teachers are aware and will not mark your student absent or penalize them for missing class.

Our 7th grade students will rehearse during 1st and 2nd block tomorrow morning. 2nd block students must check in with their homeroom teacher before coming to the band room.

8th grade will rehearse during 5th and 6th block on Tuesday.

I am excited to hear both groups as we prepare for our Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 25th.


Spring Concert:

We are excited to share the Mabry Arts Center with the high school band on Tuesday, May 25th. No tickets are required for admission but masks are strongly encouraged.

Students will wear their all black uniform as usual and should report to the MAC at 5:30.

8th grade will have a seat in the hall to watch 7th grade and 7th grade will start on stage. Once 7th grade finishes, they will take the place of 8th grade in the audience so that they can watch as well. All students are dismissed at the conclusion of the concert.


High School Band Meeting on Thursday

Please put this on your calendar! May 20th will be our 2021-2022 Information Meeting which will include rising Freshman through Senior parents and students. We will spend plenty of time walking through what it means to be in the CHS Trojan Band and Band Boosters next year, provide information to help parents and students get ready, and more! We will also have the CHS Band Store open for those who want some additional merch!


Upcoming Important Dates:

5/25: Spring Concert 6 PM at the Mabry Arts Center (earlier than normal since we are sharing with the high school band).

7/19-7/23: Band Camp 8:00 AM- 9:00 PM

7/26-7/30: Band Camp 1:00 PM- 9:00 PM

We have a fun yet busy next couple of weeks leading in to summer break. These students are working HARD and I commend them for pushing through all the way until the end. Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to speaking to many of you at our Spring Concert!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net