Month: September 2017

8th Grade Night/Cookie Dough Drop Off

 

Dear Band Family,

We are excited for next Friday, the 6th of October, because we will have our annual 8th grade night! This is a night where 8th grade band members get to experience a Friday night football game for free as a member of our Trojan Band. Our 8th graders will get to play our pre-game performance with the high school members as well as rock out in the stands with them! This is a required event for 8th grade. Please notify me immediately if your child has a conflict with that date. Below is our schedule for the night.

 

REPORT TIME: 4:45 at the High School Band Room

5 pm – Warm-up and learn pre-game with high school students on band practice field.

5:30 pm – Dinner will be provided by our band boosters as well as free t shirts made especially for your 8th graders to wear that night. We ask that the 8th graders wear blue jeans and shoes that they are able to walk around in. No sandals please.

6:25 pm – Students meet in band room to walk out for Amphitheater performance as well as Pre-Game

7:00 pm – Perform pre-game and National Anthem with high school band in stadium.

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Play entire game with high school band in the stands. Watch high school band from track during half time.

This is an incredible night full of fun for our 8th graders. It such an honor to be included with the high school marching band and we hope that you will be there to support your students. If you would like to volunteer with the high school volunteers then you may email me so that I can put you in touch with a high school volunteer coordinator.

I look forward to creating some unforgettable memories with you all next Friday, the 6th!

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Cookie Dough is set to be delivered the 4th of October (next Wednesday) If you are able to come and help with the sorting that would be amazing. Please send me an email.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

http://www.cjhstrojanband.com

Schedule for the week

Good evening,

We have an easy schedule for the week! Wednesday we have our weekly after school District Honor Band help sessions and general help sessions for any student who wants help.

Our next Trojan Band game is October the 5th.

If you are interested in volunteering yourself or your student for the Legacy of Champions Band Competition then please let me know! We are still looking for some help and it is always a fun day.

A reminder that our 8th grade night is October the 6th. It is at no charge to your student. We are trying to finalize the last details so once I have them I will let you know.

-M. Menendez

Trojan Band Schedule for Today

Good morning,

Below is our usual Trojan Band Schedule

4:45 PM students need to be dropped off at high school band room (behind away bleachers of Grisham Stadium)

5:00 PM Warm up in high school band room

5:30 PM play at football game and cheer on the football team

6:30 PM (roughly) Half Time: students come to high school band room to eat pizza.

7:00 PM (roughly) Students may be picked up from high school band room to go home

If you are a Trojan Band parent volunteer then I will need your help beginning at 4:45 in the high school band room to assist me in a feeding our students at half time. Veteran parents will be able to lead as well as high school students. Thank you for your help!

Students may stay after school if they wish if they are unable to get a ride back to school after coming home at 3:30. We will walk over to the high school together around 4:20.

-M. Menendez

Updates

Good afternoon,

Below are important dates coming up for the rest of the semester: (SAVE THESE OR SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CALENDAR ON OUR WEBSITE SO THAT IT SYNCS TO YOUR PHONE)

Wednesday September 20th: DHB Forms and $5 money are due

Wednesday September 20th: After school practice session for District Honor Band (DHB) (happens each and every Wednesday so I will not post it for each Wed. below)

Thursday September 21st: Trojan Band Game

Thursday October 5th: Trojan Band Game

Thursday October 6th: 8th Grade Night (required for all 8th graders and is no cost to the students).

Saturday October 14th: Legacy of Champions Band competition at high school. Junior high students and parents needed as volunteers. Contact me if you are interested. Students may earn service hours for volunteering.

Thursday October 19th: Trojan Band Game (first round of playoffs)

Tuesday October 24th: 7th Grade After School Rehearsal 3:30-5:00 (Mandatory)

Thursday October 26th: 8th Grade After School Rehearsal 3:30-5:30 (Mandatory) *If we are in the championship then we will rehearsal until 4:25 so that the students may also participate in the Trojan Band that evening. More details to follow.

Thursday November 2nd: Fall Concert 7:00PM (Mandatory).

Friday November 17th: Non Refundable Carowinds Trip Deposit ($50) for students and chaperones. (8th grade only)

Tuesday November 28th: 7th Grade After School Rehearsal: 3:30-5:30. (Mandatory)

Thursday November 30th: 8th Grade After School Rehearsal: 3:30-5:30 (Mandatory)

Saturday December 2nd: District Honor Band Tryouts: Time to be announced. I will bus students to and from the audition if they want a ride. Please encourage your students to challenge themselves and consider trying out! They will get so much better.

Tuesday December 5th: Winter Concert: 7:00 PM

Friday December 15th: Carowinds Payment due ($50)

 

Overwhelmed yet? Don’t sweat it. Each Sunday I will send out a reminder of upcoming reminders for the week. As events get closer I will also send home paperwork and post on this website with info. Please make sure that those dates are free if they apply to you. Every single date on here is important and will amount to your kid growing and having fun making music. Below is a PDF of our Trojan Band info that I sent home this past Wednesday. Please print it out and put it somewhere safe so you are aware of our games.  Trojan Band Week of Info 

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Shirts and hats have arrived!

Good evening,

We had a wonderful rehearsal today for Trojan Band and are pumped for the game tomorrow!

The Trojan Band’s first game is this Thursday in Grisham Stadium. Below is our schedule:

4:45 PM students need to be dropped off at high school band room (behind away bleachers of Grisham Stadium)

5:00 PM Warm up in high school band room

5:30 PM play at football game and cheer on the football team

6:30 PM (roughly) Half Time: students come to high school band room to eat pizza.

7:00 PM (roughly) Students may be picked up from high school band room to go home

If you are a Trojan Band parent volunteer then I will need your help beginning at 4:45 in the high school band room to assist me in a feeding our students at half time. Veteran parents will be able to lead as well as Mrs. Emily Leak at the high school that will be there to assist you in any way.

Students may stay after school if they wish if they are unable to get a ride back to school after coming home at 3:30. We will walk over to the high school together around 4:20.

Cookie Dough is due! Please turn it in tomorrow. Thank you for your support. 

-M. Menendez

Reminder (Trojan Band Rehearsal Tomorrow)

Good evening,

I have pasted my last post below to give you all a few reminders:

Due to school there being no school tomorrow or Tuesday I would like to have our Trojan Band rehearsal on Wednesday from 3:30-4:30. This is our only Trojan Band rehearsal for the season so I would like to make sure that we all feel comfortable for Thursday’s game.

The Trojan Band’s first game is this Thursday in Grisham Stadium. Below is our schedule:

4:45 PM students need to be dropped off at high school band room (behind away bleachers of Grisham Stadium)

5:00 PM Warm up in high school band room

5:30 PM play at football game and cheer on the football team

6:30 PM (roughly) Half Time: students come to high school band room to eat pizza.

7:00 PM (roughly) Students may be picked up from high school band room to go home

If you are a Trojan Band parent volunteer then I will need your help beginning at 4:45 in the high school band room to assist me in a feeding our students at half time. Veteran parents will be able to lead as well as Mrs. Emily Leak at the high school that will be there to assist you in any way.

Student Dress Code: I am hoping that the hats and t shirts will come in by Thursday. If they do not then we will wear anything Trojan Spirit that you have. Shorts may be of any color. Tennis shoes are recommended since we stand a lot for the games. Please ensure that your student drinks lots of water. I would highly recommend bringing water with you to the game along with sunglasses!

Cookie Dough: Since we are missing school on Monday and Tuesday we will turn in our cookie dough on Wednesday. IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP IN COUNTING MONEY FOR COOKIE DOUGH BETWEEN 10:40 AM – 1:10 PM ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY PLEASE CONTACT ME.  Counting the money with help will allow for me to be more accurate, catch mistakes faster, and turn in the orders to the company sooner so that we can get a closer delivery date. Part of that is my time that I am usually at the middle school and part of that time is my planning. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you all and stay safe!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Trojan Band Rehearsal Rescheduled/Cookie Dough

Good evening,

I hope that everyone is safe over the next few days with their loved ones. Due to school there being no school tomorrow or Tuesday I would like to have our Trojan Band rehearsal on Wednesday from 3:30-4:30. This is our only Trojan Band rehearsal for the season so I would like to make sure that we all feel comfortable for Thursday’s game.

The Trojan Band’s first game is this Thursday in Grisham Stadium. Below is our schedule:

4:45 PM students need to be dropped off at high school band room (behind away bleachers of Grisham Stadium)

5:00 PM Warm up in high school band room

5:30 PM play at football game and cheer on the football team

6:30 PM (roughly) Half Time: students come to high school band room to eat pizza.

7:00 PM (roughly) Students may be picked up from high school band room to go home

If you are a Trojan Band parent volunteer then I will need your help beginning at 4:45 in the high school band room to assist me in a feeding our students at half time. Veteran parents will be able to lead as well as Mrs. Emily Leak at the high school that will be there to assist you in any way.

Student Dress Code: I am hoping that the hats and t shirts will come in by Thursday. If they do not then we will wear anything Trojan Spirit that you have. Shorts may be of any color. Tennis shoes are recommended since we stand a lot for the games. Please ensure that your student drinks lots of water. I would highly recommend bringing water with you to the game along with sunglasses!

Cookie Dough: Since we are missing school on Monday and Tuesday we will turn in our cookie dough on Wednesday. IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP IN COUNTING MONEY FOR COOKIE DOUGH BETWEEN 10:40 AM – 1:10 PM ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY PLEASE CONTACT ME.  Counting the money with help will allow for me to be more accurate, catch mistakes faster, and turn in the orders to the company sooner so that we can get a closer delivery date. Part of that is my time that I am usually at the middle school and part of that time is my planning. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you all and stay safe!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez