Month: April 2022

4/25-5/29 Announcements

Week at a Glance:

Wednesday: Jazz band until 4:30

Thursday: Thunderzone Field Trip/Marching Band Meeting at CHS *Required for all rising 8th-grade members participating in the marching band*

Friday: CJHS Spring Dance *Parent volunteers needed*

West Georgia Winds:

Congratulations to the following band members for participating in the inaugural season of West Georgia Winds: Samantha Lin, Julia Hume, Cadence Carr, Ann Haley, Haley Rowell, Samuel Wimberly, Cheyenne Crowder, Tyler Clotfelter, Yael Ramirez, Skyler Hutcheson, Jonathan Walton, Aileen Yanney, Ava McGrath, Samuel Duncan, Telia Williams, Jasper Bereznak, Eduin Martinez, Dylan Sceals, Everest Gantt, Dylan Sapp, Cameron Hendrix, and Mason Taylor.

The students performed a fabulous concert this evening. The extra commitment and work put in to participate in this prestigious ensemble is admirable. Our band program is proud of you for representing Carrollton so well!

High School Audition Results:

Please visit to view the chair placement results for the high school program next year. Great job to all of our students and I am excited to see them play in Grisham Stadium on Friday nights!

All marching band members have a mandatory meeting this Thursday at the CHS band room at 7 PM. All dates, finances, rules, and schedules for next year will be discussed. In addition, the marching show for next year will be announced!

Thunderzone Field Trip:

This Thursday will be our annual Thunderzone field trip. The itinerary is posted below.

10:32 Students report to the cafeteria (chaperones may report to CJHS earlier if needed)

10:45 Depart for lunch

11:30 Eat at Golden Corral

12:45 Clean up and depart  

1:00 Arrive at Thunderzone

3:15 Depart for CJHS

3:55 (Estimated) arrival at CJHS. Student pick up in car rider line. 

Golden Corral: 6975 Douglas Blvd, Douglasville, GA 30135

Thunderzone: 3140 Bright Star Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135

Dance Volunteers:

The CJHS band is in charge of concessions at the dance this Friday. I will need some parent volunteers to assist in selling food and drinks in the concession stands. Please email me individually if you are willing to volunteer. Thank you so much!

Upcoming Dates:

7th Grade After School Rehearsal: May 9th until 5 PM

8th Grade After School Rehearsal: May 10th until 5 PM

Carowinds Field Trip: May 13th-14th

Spring Concert: May 17th @ 6 PM

Spring Training Dates: May 23-24 Time Be Announced

We are going to have a FUN end of the semester. Have a wonderful evening and I look forward to seeing our students tomorrow.

-M. Menendez

4/11-4/15 Announcements

Week at a glance:

Monday: 8th grade Drumline auditions @CHS 3:45-6:15

Tuesday: 8th grade Drumline auditions @CHS 3:45-6:15

Wednesday: Jazz Band until 4:30 (extended time)/ 8th grade Drumline auditions 3:45-5:30

Thursday: High school and Spring concert chair test auditions @CHS

Friday: Thunderzone field trip $ Due

Good evening,

I hope that you all had a restful Spring Break! I am excited to prep for our Thunderzone field trip, Carowinds with 8th grade, and our Spring Concert! This is always an exciting time of the year!

High School Drumline Auditions:

All 8th graders who are looking to audition for a spot in the front ensemble or drumline for next Fall will need to attend auditions. All auditions are located at the CHS band room. Please contact Mr. Nelson: with any questions or concerns.

  • April 11 – 12: 3:45pm – 6:15pm
  • April 13 3:45pm – 5:30pm
  • April 14 – students will participate in “Band Auditions” for class placement
  • April 18-19 3:45pm – 6:15pm

CHS Winterguard

Reis Grimes, Jada Vinson, Elizabeth Moomey, and Aileen Yanney all spent part of their winter rehearsing with the Carrollton Junior High Cadet Guard. Additionally, Tori Branson served as the team manager for both Carrollton Winterguards.

The JH Cadet Guard earned many strong placements during the season in their class and even performed in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the SAPA Championships. These are outstanding students who are leaders in their school, their band classes, and on the floor with the JH winter guard. I am so proud of them and all of their hard work! Congratulations on a great season!

High School and Spring Concert Chair Test Auditions

All 8th graders will walk over to the CHS band room with Ms. Menendez this Thursday to audition. Instead of hosting two auditions, we are hosting one audition and will use the results to place the CJHS 8th graders for Spring Concert as well as class placement for those band members continuing on the high school band. The students have all of the audition information in Google Classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing the students tomorrow!


M. Menendez