Month: July 2017

CJHS Director of Bands

Good afternoon,

My name is Ms. Menendez and I am thrilled to have been named director of bands at Carrollton Junior High School. I assume that I am speaking to many familiar faces but in case I am not, I am coming from across the street from the Middle School after three wonderful years there. I am humbled to have been given the opportunity to work in a program that I admire with students that I have grown to love! As we get closer to the school year I will post a few reminders so that we are good to go on day one. I would like to play a little on the first day after going through our handbook. Just remember that all students need a 1/2 black binder with plenty of sheet protectors.

I want to clarify that any student who wants to be in band may be in band regardless of a lack of previous exprience or financial reasons. I promise that if a student wants to join our program or continue being in it that there is a spot for them. Ask your students to recruit their friends. I can get any schedule switched to allow someone to join our band classes.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have at Maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

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A Few More Reminders… No Really, Please Read

This message is for our rising 9th graders from our CHS Band Website: chstrojanband.com (If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to follow our high school website and social media channels.)

A few more reminders:

We had some problems with the links and they have been corrected, sorry for any confusion! The Trojan Night and Volunteer sign up links are below and working!

1:  Please sign up for next week’s meals. If your student plans to eat school food on Monday, we need them signed up ASAP.

Deadline to sign up for meals is:

Breakfast Menu Lunch Menu
July 17
Cinnamon Swirls
Fresh Tangerines
Merry Cherry Juice
Milk
July 17
Ham and cheese croissant
Kid’s Mix
Carrots & Cucumber Slices w/ Ranch
Applesauce Cup & Orange Raisels
Milk​
July 18
Cherry Frudel
Banana
Orange Juice
Milk
July 18
Italian Sub
Sun Chips
Carrot & Celery Sticks w/ Hummus
Orange Wedges
Milk
July 19
Donut Stick
Applesauce Cup
Apple Juice
Milk
July 19
Turkey and cheese wrap
Giant Cinnamon Goldfish
Corn Salad & Zucchini Slices w/ Ranch
Banana
Milk
July 20
Breakfast Bunn
Orange Raisels
Grape Juice
Milk
July 20
Ham & Cheese Ciabatte Bread
Reduced Fat Doritos
Grape Tomatoes w/ RanchLG
Fresh Apple Slices
Milk
July 21
Frosted Cinnamon
Pop-Tart
Orange Wedges
Blue Razz Juice
Milk
July 21
PB&J Uncrustable
Broccoli & Carrots w/ Ranch LG
Watermelon Raisels
Milk

2:  Dress up days

  • The band students have dress up days for the second week of band camp.
    • July 24 – ‘Merica Monday
    • July 25 – Tiki Tuesday
    • July 26 – Space Wednesday
    • July 27 – Grade specific Thursday
      • Seniors – tye dye
      • Juniors – neon
      • Sophomores – Sports
      • Freshman – camo
    • July 28 – Ultimate Trojan Friday

3:  Volunteers

The Band Boosters would love to have you volunteer with us!  Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer during the first week of band camp and Trojan Night.

4: Trojan night

The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

5:  Week 2 meals

Meals can be paid for online or to the band boosters.  Meals must be ordered and paid for by Thursday, July 20th at midnight. Students ordering meals will need to complete the order form in the band room to make their selection each day.

6:  Football program photos

  • Photos of the entire band and guard will be taken on Friday, July 21.  Students will need to be in their uniforms and in the visitors’ stands by 8:00am.
  • Senior photos with parents will start at 7:00pm.  Seniors will be divided into 2 groups and report at either 7 PM or 7:45 PM. Seniors will be notified about their assigned time.

We can’t wait to see everyone Monday morning!!

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

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More… Details About Band Camp

This message is for our rising 9th graders from our CHS Band Website: chstrojanband.com (If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to follow our high school website and social media channels.)

Believe it or not, there is additional information that you need to know regarding band camp.

  • Order Band Shoes & Guard Gloves: July 18 2017 • 11:00am • March Master will be at the band room to take orders for band shoes (required for all members). Students will try on the shoes to ensure proper fit. If students already have band shoes from previous seasons and they still fit, they do not have to order another pair.  The cost for marching band shoes is $42.00; Guard shoes are $34.00. They will also be taking orders for Ever Dri Guard Gloves (color guard gloves), which will be $16.00  March Master will only accept cash or credit cards (MC, VISA and AMEX). Please try to have exact amount if sending cash.
  • Order Duffel Bags & Band Jackets: July 20, 2017 • 11:00am • Ozier Apparel will be at the band room to take orders for duffel bags and band jackets. Duffel bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.  The cost will be $38.50. Band jackets are required for all band members. The cost will be $70.00. Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
  • Final Band & Color Guard Fee Payment Date: If you are utilizing the 3 payment installment plan, the final Band Fee payment date is Monday, July 24th.
  • CHS Trojan Business Day: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. Students are assigned various times that are to report to the high school cafeteria to take care of varies items in preparation for the start of school. Students are asked to handle their business as expeditiously as possible so that the disruption to band camp activities are minimized.
  • Purchase Garment Bags: Trojan Band garment bags are required for all members to travel with the band uniform. Cost is $5.00 and can be paid to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.
  • Purchase Flip Folders: All students are required to own a flip folder to organize their music in the stands.  Cost for flip folder is $5.00.  Please bring the $5.00 in cash at the same time you pay for your garment bag to Ms. Dothard.  Extra pages for flip folders are also available for $.50 each.

If you have any specific questions about any of these items, you can contact Mrs. Dothard at the band office.

 

Holy Band Camp… That’s a Lot of Announcements!

This message is for our rising 9th graders from our CHS Band Website: chstrojanband.com (If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to follow our high school website and social media channels.)

Hello!!!  Band camp is approaching quickly and we have lots of updates and announcements for you all!  This will be a lengthy update, so please take your time and read the entire post!

 1.  Band camp and pre-camp are both REQUIRED for all marching band and guard students.

  • Pre-camp July 17-21, 8 AM – 3 PM
  • Band camp July 24-28, 8 AM – 9 PM
  • Remember, early is on time and on time is late. Students will need to arrive with enough time to get their water coolers and instruments and be in their correct places.

2.  What to wear

  • Shorts (no denim shorts or long jeans)
  • T-shirts
  • Tennis shoes and socks (no chacos, crocs, flip flops, converse, sandals)
  • Hats or visors are a good option to keep faces from burning and keep students cooler
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick with sun protection
  • It will be HOT!  Students will spend time in the sun!  Please make sure students are comfortable and protected from sunburn!

3.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!!

  • Students should already be hydrating in anticipation of band camp!
  • Please make sure your student is drinking lots of water everyday!
  • Our band students are old enough and mature enough to understand that their bodies need water!  Soda does not provide the hydration that students require to be successful at band camp!

4.  Week one (July 17-21) meals (school provides free meals or bring your own)

  • The school will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students for the first week of band camp. Breakfast will be available in the band room at 7:30 am each day. Students who sign up for breakfast will need to arrive early each day so that they can eat and be ready for rehearsal on time at 8:00 am. Breakfast options in the past included pop tarts, cereal, fruit, juice and milk.
  • Lunch will be served in the cafeteria the first week.
  • The menu will be posted Monday, July 10th.

Deadline to sign up for meals is:

Meal Day (breakfast or lunch) Sign Up Deadline (midnight)
Monday, July 17 Thursday, July 13
Tuesday, July 18 Sunday, July 16
Wednesday, July 19 Monday, July 17
Thursday, July 20 Tuesday, July 18
Friday, July 21 Thursday, July 19
  • Please sign up for meals at the following link:

5.  Week two meals for band camp (July 24-28) (pay $25 for meals or bring your own lunch, dinner provided)

  • The school will NOT be providing any meals for the second week of band camp.  Students will need to eat breakfast BEFORE arriving for camp each day.
  • The Band Boosters will make lunch available each day for a fee.  Students will need to pay $25 for the week for lunch.  The menu will be:
    • Monday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit
    • Tuesday – Arby’s – roast beef sandwich or ham and cheese sandwich, chips, fruit
    • Wednesday – Subway – 6 inch turkey or ham sub, chips, fruit
    • Thursday – Taco Bell – 2 tacos or 2 bean burritos, chips and salsa, beans, and fruit
    • Friday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit
  • Meals can be paid for online or to the band boosters.  Meals must be ordered and paid for by Thursday, July 20th at midnight. Students ordering meals will need to complete the order form in the band room to make their selection each day.
  • Dinners for week 2 will be provided by several different local churches.  This is the first time we have done this, and we have been blown away by the responses from our local churches! Vegetarian options will be available.

6.  Trojan Night, July 28th at 6 PM

  • Trojan Night is the last night of band camp.  Families are invited to join the Trojan Band for hamburgers, skits, a preview of this year’s show, and a special candle lighting ceremony.  I hope that you all can make plans to join us for this fun night!  The kids and staff look forward to showing off all of their hard work!
  • If you would like, please bring a dessert to share!  We ask that you bring something that can be picked up to eat and does not require a fork or spoon.  (cookies, brownies…)
  • The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

7.  Parent Volunteers   

  • The Band Boosters would love to have you volunteer with us!  Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer during the first week of band camp.
  • We will need volunteers to help serve and clean up breakfast and lunch each day. We would also love to have a parent volunteer to be in the band room to assist Ms. Dothard or the band directors as needed (helping keep the band room clean, assisting a student that isn’t feeling well, etc.)
  • Trojan Night also has volunteer opportunities: set up, grill, serve, clean up.  Please see the link above to sign up to help that night!

8.  Water Donations

  • All marching band and color guard students are REQUIRED to donate 4 cases of water or donate $10 and the Band Boosters will buy them for you.  You can send a check or cash in with your student (please include the student’s name and what the money is for) to the Band Booster box or pay online.

9.  Band Booster Membership

  • We would love for you to join us as we support, encourage, and assist the Trojan Band!
  • Your $35 membership fees helps feed the kids during the season, build props for the show, maintain our 18 wheeler, van, and trailers, along with many other things!

10.  Yankee Candle Fundraiser

  • We will be doing a new fundraiser this year!  The kick-off for the fundraiser will be Thursday evening, August 10th at 5 PM in the band room!  Mark your calendars!!

This was a lot of information!  Thank you for taking the time to read the entire thing!  Please let us know if you have any questions!

Here’s you band camp check list:

√  Signed up for FREE meals week one

√  Completed parent volunteer form

√  Signed up for Trojan Night

√  Purchased Water or made $10 donation

√  Paid for week 2 lunches (optional)

Meredith Harris

barryandmer@bellsouth.net

678-850-8317

 

A Few Reminders For This Week for In-coming 9th Grade Band Members

Good evening!  I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend and looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July! This message is for our rising 9th graders from our CHS Band Website: chstrojanband.com (If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to follow our high school website and social media channels.)

Week at a Glance:

  • Monday – parade practice – 3 – 6 pm band room
  • Tuesday – parade
    • 8 am – load instruments at the band room
    • 9 am – meet at Bank of the Ozarks
    • 10 am – parade begins
    • Pick up students following the parade at the old Kmart
  • Thursday – Optional band camp t-shirt orders due – https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/band-camp/#/v/band-camp-shirts

The Details:

Monday there will be a parade practice from 3 – 6 pm at the band room.  As Mr. Carr says, “On time is late and early is on time.”  Students will want to arrive at the band room with enough time to get their instrument out and be ready to begin practice promptly at 3pm. Please make sure your student has some water!  It will be hot and muggy!  Something like the 1/2 gallon cooler pictured is good.

Tuesday, July 4th, instruments will be loaded from the band room into the trailer at 8 AM.  Students needing to load their instruments will need to be at the band room tuesday at 8 AM.  If your student has their instrument with them, they will need to meet at the Bank of the Ozarks (formerly Community Southern Bank)  just off the square at 201 Maple Street at 9 AM.  The parade is set to step off at 10 AM.  Students will need to be picked up at the old Kmart after the parade.

Students will be given t-shirts to wear for the parade(handed out at the end of practice on Monday) and they should also wear their black band shorts.  New band students will also receive their shorts on Monday.

Band Camp dates:

  • July 17 – 21 from 8 am – 3 pm
  • July 24 – 28 from 8 am – 9 pm

This year the Band Booster Club thought it would be fun to sell a t-shirt that depicts common things said at band camp.  This is completely OPTIONAL.  In order to get the shirts in time for band camp, orders must be placed by midnight, July 6th.  Please go to https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/band-camp/#/v/band-camp-shirts  for online orders or complete a paper order form, available in the band room.  Shirts start at $10.

 

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