Month: January 2022

Jacket Order

Good morning,

I am so excited to announce that our annual Trojan Band Jacket order is live and ready to begin!

https://ozierapparel.com/cjhsband/shop/home

Special Notes:

  • Note that the Eddie Bauer Jacket is recommended for 8th graders who intend on participating in the marching band at the high school level next year. Owning that jacket is part of our uniform. Personally speaking, that is my favorite jacket and is the most durable jacket that many adults have even purchased, including our principals!
  • Consider paying the extra $5 to add the student name and instrument. Totally worth it so that the jackets do not get confused or accidentally stolen by someone with the same jacket.
  • There is a countdown on the website to make purchases and all sales will occur through there. The jackets will be delivered to the band room once they are ready. I will notify you of that date once I receive it.

Although this is not a fundraiser for our band program, it is a great way to support our band program to the public. I hope that you will consider purchasing a jacket for you and your student!

-M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

West Georgia Winds/Carowinds/Chair Tests

Good evening,

West Georgia Winds:

We are honored to have our campus host the first season of the brand new West Georgia Winds! This is an audition based ensemble for any 6th-8th grader in the state that rehearses once a week at the CHS band room and performs concerts at the Mabry Arts Center. Students will play challenging and fun music with band members from across our area and will get to play under the baton of Dr. Josh Byrd, director of bands at the University of West Georgia! This is a tremendous opportunity for our band students and I encourage those that are interested to apply at http://www.westgawinds.com

Carowinds:

The next installment of $50 is due on the 28th of January. All accounts should be paid up to $150 in total by that date. Please begin sending in money for all students and chaperones at your earliest convenience.

Chair Test:

We will have our next chair test on Thursday, January 20th during class. 7th grade will play one as many major and minor scales as they can in 1 minute as well as their etude that was handed out in class. 8th grade will play as many major and minor scales as they can in 2 minutes as well as their etude that was handed out in class.

A copy of the etude as well as a recording can be found in the following Google Drive folder:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gl3zEDbLTr1Pv373FxYnu-rSei-yydHb?usp=sharing

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Sincerly,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Welcome Back! Important Date Changes

Welcome back!

It was great seeing all of the students today at school! I am excited to continue making music with them.

Each year, we perform a very important concert at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center. This concert is part of our district’s hosted event called Large Group Performance Evaluation. Large Group Performance Evaluation, or LGPE for short, is a prepared concert where our students perform three pieces for a judges panel as well as sight read a piece of music that they only have minutes to study. Due to the importance of this concert we have a slightly more intensive rehearsal schedule for this concert cycle.

7th grade:

  • Monday, February 7th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
  • Monday, February 14th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Pre LGPE Concert at Mabry Arts Center
    • Our rehearsal/preview concert
  • Monday, March 14th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
    • initially on 3/7 but switched to this week instead
  • Thursday, March 17th-Friday, March 18th
    • We will be assigned one of these days for our LGPE performance. Specific date and time to be determined

8th grade:

  • Tuesday February 8th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 15th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Pre LGPE Concert at Mabry Arts Center
    • Our rehearsal/preview concert
  • Tuesday, March 15th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
    • Initially on 3/8 but switched to this week instead
  • Thursday, March 17th-Friday, March 18th
    • We will be assigned one of these days for our LGPE performance. Specific date and time to be determined

Please double check these dates with any other Carrollton activities and sports and let me know if you see any conflicts. Students who have a Carrollton club or sport activity will need to submit their schedules as soon as they receive them so that we can make a plan to balance both CJHS activities.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net