Month: February 2019

Carowinds chaperones/Band Polos for pictures tomorrow

Good afternoon,

Please make sure that your student brings their band polo to school tomorrow. We will put them on for our class pictures during class. Jeans and regular school shoes are okay for the lower half.


Carowinds:

As I am looking through my chaperone list for Carowinds I do not see anyone who has paid the extra $85 to get a single room. If you would like a room to yourself as a chaperone then I will need to know ASAP so that they can reserve those rooms for you. If not then you will be paired with another chaperone of the same gender. These are the chaperones that I have attending the trip:

Connie Easterwood
Molly Camp
Devondreale Williams
Danielle Miley
Jasmine Hopkins Arnold
Katie Reid
Tiffany Landrum
Kim Huett
Samantha Hawks

Please let me know if you are okay with the paired room or if you would like a single room. Single rooms add $85 on top of your $150 chaperone fee.

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net


Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Announcements

Good evening,

We had an incredible end to our week!

Book Signing:

Congratulations to our very own Madison Pate for becoming a published author!

Below are some pictures from her book signing that was held in the media center. Please consider supporting her by purchasing her book from this website: https://www.madison-pate.com/

We are so proud of you!


Jazz Band:

Jazz band will begin tomorrow and will rehearse every Monday and Wednesday at 7:45 in the morning until 8:15. All students who play trumpet, trombone, saxophone, percussion, bass guitar and electric guitar are welcome! No sign up or fees necessary.


Carowinds:

The next installment of $50 for Carowinds is due this Thursday, the 28th. Students should have received a form that lists how much money they owe on their trip. If you have any concerns then let me know.


AYP Fundraiser:

Please continue selling AYP Cards. They are $15 each and if you purchase 5 you receive one for free. 8th graders earn $3 towards their Carowinds trip per each card sold.


Pre LGPE:

Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade bands on their performance on Thursday. That performance gave us some valuable insight as we continue pushing towards LGPE on March the 13th. Getting to rehearse in the hall where our evaluations will occur gives us a great advantage. We are thankful to Temple high school for inviting the Carrollton bands to share that concert.

I am so proud of what our band is becoming. Our students are polite, hard working, professional, well behaved, and even are starting to become proactive and resolve things before they even have a chance to become an issue. I am so extremely proud of the music that they make but most of all, I am proud of who they are growing up to be. Thank you for entrusting me with these incredible humans that push and inspire me daily. Being a part of our band programs takes a lot of time commitment and sacrifice. I am so grateful for the parents who volunteer and for the students who make our program what it is.

Please come and support them on March 13th for their performance at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center. 7th grade performs at 3:15PM and 8th grade performs at 6:00PM. Itineraries coming soon.

Go Trojan Band!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

 

Pre- L.G.P.E Performance Time Update/AYP

Due to unexpected circumstances Temple MS is unable to attend the concert, tomorrow’s schedule has changed slightly to allow us to be finished earlier.

  • 6:00PM Carrollton JrHS 7th Grade (twenty minutes earlier than before)
  • 6:20PM Carrollton JrHS 8th Grade (twenty minutes earlier than before)
  • 6:40PM Temple HS Concert Band
  • 7:00PM Carrollton HS Concert Band
  • 7:20PM Temple HS Symphonic Band
  • 7:50PM Carrollton HS Symphonic Band
  • 8:10PM Carrollton HS Wind Ensemble

This should get us home a little closer to 7 at the JH.

Below is one more reminder about the itinerary:

  • 3:30 All students stay after school for recreation time
  • 4:15 Students fed pizza, chips, and water. (Parent helpers needed)
  • 4:35 Students change into concert uniforms (Black band polo, black pants, etc.)
  • 4:50 Load busses
  • 5:00 Depart for PAC (Performing Arts Center)
  • 5:10 Unload trailer, enter PAC, and Warm-Up for concert
  • 6:00 7th grade performs
  • 6:20 8th grade performs
  • 6:50 Load busses and take roll
  • 7:00 Arrive back at CJHS

Please remember to bring your band uniform to school tomorrow morning.


AYP Fundraiser:

Our AYP Fundraiser has officially started. These discount cards have fantastic coupons and deals that our community loves to use. This fundraiser allows us to purchase music, instruments, and supplies for our band program. Thank you for your help!

Instructions for the fundraiser:

  1. Use your order taker card to show people the incredible deals that these cards have to offer.  Each card is $15 and has unlimited uses up to a year at participating locations.
  2. Bring the $15 to Ms. Menendez in a sealed envelope and you will receive an AYP card the next day to distribute to your buyers.

REWARDS:

  1. For every 5 cards sold you will receive 1 free.  (Try and sell 5 before you buy one yourself)
  2. 8th grade receives $3 off of their Carowinds trip for every card sold!

Students will receive a physical copy of this tomorrow if they have not already.

The fundraiser concludes when we sell out of cards.

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Have a great evening and see you tomorrow night!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Concert Reminder/DHB/Jazz Band/AYP Cards

Good morning,

Pre L.G.P.E.

Just a quick reminder for this Thursday:

Below is our itinerary for our concert this Thursday, the 21st. Please keep in mind that all students must ride the bus to and from the concert for this event, as well as stay after school. All coaches have been spoken to and are on board with your student attending the entire time next Thursday and missing their practice.

Logistically, that is what must happen in order to get us all to and from the fastest. The route is quite simple and a very short bus ride. Picking up our students at the JH will be much faster and safer since it will be out of the traffic of the Performing Arts Center. Screen Shot 2019-02-13 at 6.47.06 AM.png

Itinerary:

3:30 All students stay after school for recreation time

4:15 Students fed pizza, chips, and water. (Parent helpers needed)

4:35 Students change into concert uniforms (Black band polo, black pants, etc.)

4:50 Load busses

5:00 Depart for PAC (Performing Arts Center)

5:10 Unload trailer, enter PAC, and Warm-Up for concert

6:20 7th grade performs

6:40 8th grade performs

7:00 Load busses and take roll

7:15 Arrive back at CJHS

This is an open concert so anyone is welcome to come out and support our bands at the Performing Arts Center. Below are all the concerts that will occur that night along with the address to the PAC.

  • 6:00PM Temple MS
  • 6:20PM Carrollton JrHS 7th Grade
  • 6:40PM Carrollton JrHS 8th Grade
  • 7:00PM Temple HS Concert Band
  • 7:20PM Carrollton HS Concert Band
  • 7:40PM Temple HS Symphonic Band
  • 8:10PM Carrollton HS Symphonic Band
  • 8:40PM Carrollton HS Wind Ensemble

Carroll County Performing Arts Center

775 Old Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30116


District Honor Band:

Congratulations to our ten fantastic students who participated in District Honor Band this weekend. They represented us well and we all had an absolute blast! I cannot wait to continue to see our participation number grow!

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Jazz Band:

Jazz band will begin next week and will rehearse from 7:45-8:15 each Monday and Wednesday. No forms are needed and payments. The instruments needed in jazz band are saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drum set, guitar, keyboards, piano, and bass guitar. See those of you all this Monday!


AYP Fundraiser:

Our AYP fundraiser is set to come in either tomorrow or Thursday according to the company. Information will be sent home as soon as I receive it.

See you all on Thursday night at the concert!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Pre- L.G.P.E. Concert Next Thursday 2/21

Good morning,

Below is our itinerary for our concert next Thursday, the 21st. Please keep in mind that all students must ride the bus to and from the concert for this event, as well as stay after school. All coaches have been spoken to and are on board with your student attending the entire time next Thursday and missing their practice.

Logistically, that is what must happen in order to get us all to and from the fastest. The route is quite simple and a very short bus ride. Picking up our students at the JH will be much faster and safer since it will be out of the traffic of the Performing Arts Center. Screen Shot 2019-02-13 at 6.47.06 AM.png

Itinerary:

3:30 All students stay after school for recreation time

4:15 Students fed pizza, chips, and water. (Parent helpers needed)

4:35 Students change into concert uniforms (Black band polo, black pants, etc.)

4:50 Load busses

5:00 Depart for PAC (Performing Arts Center)

5:10 Unload trailer, enter PAC, and Warm-Up for concert

6:20 7th grade performs

6:40 8th grade performs

7:00 Load busses and take roll

7:15 Arrive back at CJHS

This is an open concert so anyone is welcome to come out and support our bands at the Performing Arts Center. Below are all the concerts that will occur that night along with the address to the PAC.

  • 6:00PM Temple MS
  • 6:20PM Carrollton JrHS 7th Grade
  • 6:40PM Carrollton JrHS 8th Grade
  • 7:00PM Temple HS Concert Band
  • 7:20PM Carrollton HS Concert Band
  • 7:40PM Temple HS Symphonic Band
  • 8:10PM Carrollton HS Symphonic Band
  • 8:40PM Carrollton HS Wind Ensemble

Carroll County Performing Arts Center

775 Old Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30116


I cannot wait for you to hear your students next Thursday! They sound fantastic and are excited to perform for an audience. I am so proud of their hard work.

Sincerely,

Ms, Menendez

Symphonic Camp Recap and Rehearsals

Good evening,

I hope that the kids had a blast at Symphonic Camp this Saturday! I personally learned so much and enjoyed watching the kids learn as well from new teachers. It was also a joy to have some fellowship time with our band afterwards and hang out. I am extremely thankful for the parents that pulled through and helped with rides, set up, clean up, and lunch. Trust me, I could not have done this without you!

This week we have normal rehearsals with 7th grade tomorrow until 5:00 PM and 8th grade on Tuesday until 5:00 PM.

Because of the incredible work going on in class and rehearsals I have decided to cancel the following rehearsals to allow students to attend sports, tutoring, and other activities full time on those days:

7th Grade February 25th 

8th Grade February 26th

Please mark those off of your calendars.


Our next concert is on February 21st at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center. Students will be bussed too and from that concert. Time details will be released to you all once I know them.


District Honor Band:

DHB begins this Thursday! PLEASE read through the itinerary below to make sure that you are up to date on everything. If you have not turned in your hotel money and permission slip, please do so this week.

DHB 2019 itinerary


Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Symphonic Camp Tomorrow

See you all bright and early tomorrow! It will be a blast!

@ CJHS 9 AM – 12 PM (Noon).

Students report at 8:30 AM to CJHS. Teaching occurs from 9 AM – 12 PM. At noon students are dismissed if they need to leave but are encouraged to stay for fellowship time in the cafeteria. We will have Chick-fil-A along with chips, sodas, and homemade desserts. Students will play board games, video games, dance to music or play outside if desired!

Our staff is driving from all across the state to come and teach our students! Students are also going to be taught by a guest conductor who teaches at one of the best middle school band programs in our state! Ms. Murphy’s Bio can be found here: https://www.hopewellbands.com/ourdirector.htm

-M. Menendez