Month: March 2017

Spring Break

I was so pleased to see an almost completely empty instrument storage room.  Please be sure to practice your music a little bit when you have time.  It is vital for our success at the spring concert.

Please do the band a huge favor and SELL SOME MORE AYP CARDS !!!  We still have over 100 cards left to sell.  Please help to make one last big push.

Thanks all.


It was a pleasure meeting with so many of you at conferences this past week.  I met with almost all of my 8th grade band parents and I am excited to say that I will be breaking my previous record of students moving up to the CHS Trojan Band.  It is such an exciting time for the Carrollton band program, you have a lot to look forward to.

Here are some updates going forward.

AYP Cards

SELL SELL SELL !!! We still have a lot.

Remember this fundraiser will reduce the cost of your 8th graders Carowinds trip payments.  Please SELL SELL SELL !!!


Please check the upcoming dates, we have a lot going on at the end of April and beginning of May.

April 25 – 7th Grade After School Rehearsal

April 27 – 8th Grade After School Rehearsal

April 29 – Band and Chorus Awards Night (not mandatory, more info tba)

May 1st – 8th Grade Band Awards Night at Tabernacle Baptist Church Performance

May 4th – Spring Concert for all.  7pm – 8pm at the MAC

May 5th- 6th – Carowinds Spring Trip

Carowinds Trip

Next week the students will sign-up for rooms of 4 for the trip.  If you could get your final trip payment in this month that would be great.  If you need to know how much you owe please email me, I have updated our spreadsheet with online payments as well as fundraisers.  KEEP IN MIND YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE YOUR KIDS SELL AYP CARDS TO BRING THE COST DOWN, WE HAVE PLENTY MORE    🙂

Thanks again for all of your support have a great weekend and sell some AYP cards !!!

This Week

Hello all,

I wanted to thank you for an abundance of AYP card orders. We have about 200 cards left to sell so I have given the students all a goal of selling just 1 more card. Please help them to sell atleast 1 more and we will be done. 

You children have received up to four new pieces of music and have been working on a lot of new skills in class. Please remind them to bring their instruments home to practice a little bit this week during early release. 

Thanks again, I look forward to seeing you all this week during conferences. 

Mr. Huls

What a Night !!!

The CJHS 8th grade band finished LGPE tonight with a spectacular performance and earned all Superior ratings from every judge both on stage and in sight reading. 

Thank you to all the chaperones who came with us tonight to help keep the kids safe and pointed in the right direction. 

A big shout out to Ben Gordon our trailer driver, Ben doesn’t have a child in any of the bands anymore at CJHS or CHS but still volunteers his time to drive the truck for all my events. He is certainly a special person. We couldn’t do it without him. 

I am so proud of how hard all of my STUDENTS have worked and how dedicated they are to me and the beautiful music they create together on stage. 

Thank you PARENTS for your commitment to the band program. Your support for your child’s music education is clearly seen through your actions and reflected on stage through our wonderful performances. 

Have a great long weekend. 

Congrats 7th Grade

Congratulations are in order for the 7th grade band who traveled to South Paulding HS today and performed excellently.  They received a rating of “Excellent” on stage with a “Superior” rating in sight reading.  The band students did a great job through all phases of the day and represented our school with class and pride in all that they did.

Thanks again to all who came along on the trip as a chaperone, I couldn’t do it without you.

I look forward to taking the 8th grade band tomorrow after school.  They perform at 8pm at South Paulding HS.  8th grade chaperones can meet outside the band room tomorrow after school.  All parents are invited to make the trip to South Paulding HS to watch.




7th Grade Festival Performance Tomorrow

The truck is packed, the forms turned in, the busses are gassed up and ready to go. 7th grade is ready for a great performance tomorrow. Here are  a couple of things to remember:

  • Students should arrive at school in full uniform. Shirt tucked in. 
  • They should check in and come straight to the band room around 8am. Chaperones can also meet outside the band room at this time. 
  • We will be leaving around 8:30am and should be back by 3pm.

Thanks all. Wish us luck !!!

Band Updates

Hello all 

Here are some important updates as we get ready for next week:

Festival Chaperones

If you emailed me or signed up at the concert I have recorded your name and assume you will be joining us. I will be paying for your meal in exchange for your help. 

Wednesday March 8th

  • 7th grade Chaperones please arrive at 8am to the CJHS band room. Dress casual clothing will be appropriate. We should be back by around 3pm. 

Thursday March 9th

  • 8th grade Chaperones please arrive at 3:30pm to the CJHS band room. Dress casual clothing will be appropriate. We should be back by around 10pm. 

A more detailed itinerary and plan will be handed to you when you arrive. 

Festival Permission Forms and $12

Please turn them in ASAP, almost everyone has turned them in so far. No student will be allowed to go without parent permission and emergency contact info. 

AYP Fundraiser

Please sell some more this weekend. We are 2/3 of the way through. Please make an effort to sell sell sell. 


Most students have three payments of $50 in by now and are earning $3 per AYP card toward their trip. Remember that cookie dough counted as well ($3 per box sold). I will be doing a final balance at the end of the AYP fundraiser. PLEASE SELL AYP CARDS !!!!

Thanks again everyone for all the lovely emails about the concert as well. Both of these groups of kids are very special and make coming to work a pleasure everyday. 

A Huge Thankyou

Thank you so much for a fabulous performance last night. All of our bands that are attending festival this year are on the right track towards another fine showing at LGPE. 

We will not have any other after school rehearsals this week, including jazz band.   The band room will be open each morning for makeups. 

I will hand out any permission forms to those that did not get one in last night. Please remember to send in $12 for the meal next week. If you cannot afford this please email me and we will make sure your child is paid for. 


Thank you again.