8/22-8/26 Announcements

Good evening,

We begin a very busy week this week in band class with announcements of exciting activities, field trips, and more!

UWG Concert

The University of West Georgia graciously allows our band program to have a special night out with them each year during one of their Wind Ensemble concerts.

On September 13th, those who choose to attend will stay after school for recreational activities, fellowship, video games, a candlelit dinner, and then an exciting concert at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center! The itinerary is posted below. Students who wish to attend as well as chaperones/volunteers must fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/pWfsdyYa2N3uAZgp7

All students must complete the form and pay the $10 fee in order to attend the trip. Chaperones must fill out the form but do not need to pay for their food.

Forms and money are due Friday, September 9th

3:30-5:00 Recreation time at CJHS
5:00-5:20 Change into formal attire
5:20-6:20 Dinner and dessert
6:45 Depart for Carroll County Performing Arts Center
6:55 Arrive, use restrooms, tour facility and meet and greet with UWG students
7:30 Concert Begins
8:30 Concert concludes
8:45 Arrive back at CJHS


District Honor Band is similar to All-Region that many of our Athletes are nominated for. Students prepare four scales, a chromatic scale, an etude, and sight read in an audition hosted on December 3rd at Cartersville Middle School.

If selected, students will participate with the best middle school band students at our District Honor Band in Ringgold, Georgia. Students will prepare a concert with a guest conductor and will get to meet friends from around our area that are just like them!

Information regarding to DHB audition materials will be posted in google classroom on Monday. Students who are looking for a challenge and who wish to push themself are highly encouraged to audition. I am hopeful that some of our students will proudly represent us in this prestigious ensemble!

Trojan Band

Each year we create a pep band for our 8th grade football team to bring spirit to our school. This optional activity, known as Trojan Band, is a great opportunity for students to show school spirit and learn some stand tunes and songs needed for high school marching band. Students are given a shirt and will be fed during half time at both games. The Google Form below and the fee must be completed/turned in by September 2nd in order for the t shirts to come in on time.


Volunteers are always needed and will be sought out as we get closer! I cannot wait to cheer on our Trojans!


We are honored to have our campus host the second season of the West Georgia Winds ensemble! 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

I am so excited to get this year going and cannot wait to make more music this week at the Junior High. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions by contacting me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net


Ms. Maria Menendez