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Schedule for the week and Concert Info

Good evening,

Here is our schedule for the week:

Wednesday: Jazz band until 4:15

Thursday: 8th grade after school rehearsal at CHS Band room until 5:00 pm.


March 2nd Pre LGPE Concert info:

With the support of our administrators we have worked out the following logistics for our Pre-LGPE Concert next Tuesday evening. We are so thankful that we will have the opportunity for a limited audience within the MAC and also be able to offer a live stream so that everyone can have the opportunity to support our students and celebrate their hard work.

LGPE or Large Group Performance Evaluation is an opportunity for our students to perform for certified adjudicators and receive beneficial feedback on our progress and a rating against an established performance standard. This concert allows us to receive similar feedback in preparation of the evaluative performance provided by trusted colleagues. We are excited to welcome Derek Able, recently retired band director from Bremen HS; Scott King, band director at Starr’s Mill HS; and Michael Kobito, band director at Woodland HS to Carrollton and look forward to the insightful feedback that they will provide.

For a printable PDF of the following information you can download below.

Pre-Festival-Concert-Logistics-Flyer-2021Download

  • Masks are required for all attendees (audience and performers) while inside the MAC.  
  • Performers should report backstage 25 minutes before performance time using the PERFORMER ENTRANCE at the rear of the MAC.
  • Audience members will enter the building at the front of the MAC closest to Ben Scott Blvd.
  • After each performance, audience members will exit the MAC directly from the auditorium or through the right side of the lobby.  You may meet your performers either at the home gates or in the amphitheater.
  • The auditorium will open 10 minutes before the start of each performance for audience members to find their seats.  
  • Tickets are required for entrance – each performer will be given 2 tickets to invite audience members.
  • Performers will exit the building at the rear of the MAC behind the home stands of the stadium and will walk around the MAC to meet up with parents.
  • Thank you for maintaining proper social distancing practices (6 feet between you and someone not within your family).
  • Seating will be divided into socially distanced pairs within the auditorium.  Thank you for choosing a pair of seats quickly and not sitting in the restricted seats.  
  • Once you have reunited with your performer please do not remain on campus.  We ask that you depart campus right away.
  • Live stream available: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Sdt-6NLhbHbaOhKONVeYg/live

Concert Times

The times have been spread out more than usual to allow each audience to exit before the next audience enters for the next performance. If you have multiple children performing, thank you in advance for exiting when appropriate and re-entering with another ticket for each performance. The doors will open 10 minutes before the next performance. Please do not arrive too early as the social distancing location to wait on the doors to open will be outside on the concrete patio closest to Ben Scott Blvd.

  • 5:00PM Carrollton Junior High School 7th Grade Band
    • Report time: 4:30 or stay after school
  • 5:45PM Carrollton Junior High School 8th Grade Band
    • Report time: 5:15 or stay after school

Students should arrive to the MAC in full concert attire 30 minutes before their scheduled performance times.

We look forward to showcasing our students’ hard work next Tuesday. Thank you for your assistance in helping us keep our students and community safe by following these guidelines. Also please share the live stream link with family and friends who otherwise would not be able to attend: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Sdt-6NLhbHbaOhKONVeYg/live

Have a great rest of your evening.

-M. Menendez

7th Grade Rehearsal Tomorrow 2/18

Good evening,

I hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable February break! We have a short week ahead of us.

Tomorrow, Thursday the 18th, is our first of two 7th grade after school rehearsals. 7th graders will walk after school with Ms. Menendez to the high school band room for rehearsal. Please ensure that their ride is there at 5 PM at the CHS band room.

As a reminder, we will not participate in the AYP Card fundraiser this year. Please help spread the word to the community. We hope to receive an alternative from the fundraising company. I will update you all once I know more information.

Enjoy the rest of your evening and I look forward to making music tomorrow with our incredible band members!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

8th Grade Rehearsal Reminder/AYP Announcement

Good evening,

We have finally reached the week where some of our students get to rehearse as a full group for the first time this year! This Thursday the 8th grade band will walk over to the high school band room to rehearse for our Large Group Performance Evaluation. Our bands are rehearsing at the high school band room this year since it is much larger and allows for students to be safely distanced. Please ensure that their ride is at the high school band room at 5:00 PM on Thursday. I am so excited to finally hear the full band together this week, and 7th grade next week!

Below is a reminder of our schedule for this concert cycle:

7th Grade Rehearsal Schedule:

  • February 18th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • March 2nd: Pre L.G.P.E. concert 6:30 PM at Mabry Arts Center (Live stream available)
  • March 4th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • March 16th or 17th: L.G.P.E. concert at Carroll County Performing Arts Center
  • My requested date will be the 16th. The final schedule for middle school LGPE will be posted in February. I will relay that information upon receiving it to you all.

8th Grade Rehearsal Schedule:

  • February 11th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • February 25th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • March 2nd: Pre L.G.P.E. concert 6:30 PM at Mabry Arts Center (Live stream available)
  • March 11th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • March 16th or 17th: L.G.P.E. concert at Carroll County Performing Arts Center
  • My requested date will be the 16th. The final schedule for middle school LGPE will be posted in February. I will relay that information upon receiving it to you all. 

A few more reminders and announcements:

  • Make sure that your student has their black dress pants, black shoes, and their black CJHS Band polo.
    • Polos may be purchased for $21 from Ms. Menendez
    • You may also turn in your old polo for a new one free of charge
  • Jazz band will continue their weekly rehearsals on Wednesday until 4:15. We will perform virtually at the Black History Month Assembly at the end of the month. More information to come.
  • AYP Fundraiser has been cancelled for this school year. Due to Covid-19 and the uncertainties of schools and businesses, there was not enough time or security to produce the cards. An alternative is being looked into. I am also looking to see if the businesses will honor last year’s card. Thank you for your patience and I apologize for the inconvenience.

We are continuing to grow immensely this year. I am proud of the students and their resilience during these trying times. Thank you for supporting them and for encouraging that they participate in our band program. We are excited for you to hear us soon!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

District Honor Band Results

Congratulations to the following students on earning a spot in our District Honor Band for District 7!

First Band

Malik Raphael – 2nd chair flute

Emily Hicks – 7th chair flute

Max Duncan – 2nd chair bassoon

Alex Ennis – 6th chair trombone

Hunter Moore – 4th chair baritone


Second Band

Cadence Carr – 2nd chair oboe

Lili Honeycutt – 1st chair bassoon

Curtis Johnson – 1st chair percussion

Adriana Yanney – 5th chair percussion

I am so proud of all of the students who auditioned! This takes a tremendous amount of work ethic and independence. Students who push themselves beyond the classroom become leaders in our band program and beyond. The full list is posted below of both bands and the alternates.

I look forward to traveling with our DHB members to Bremen High School April 30th-May 1st. Many more details to come.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Updates for the week

Good evening,

Tomorrow we begin our second semester of school! We will continue our jazz band rehearsals on Wednesdays until 4:15. Please take a moment to read over the Large Group Performance Evaluation schedule below. Also, please make sure that your student has their band polo, black dress pants, black dress shoes, and black socks (if necessary). We are so excited about our first concert of the year coming up in March!


Large Group Performance Evaluation:

We are ecstatic to have been approved to perform a concert this semester. Our first concerts of the season will be our Large Group Performance Evaluation concerts. Our first being a run through at the Mabry Arts Center followed by the final performance at the beautiful Carroll County Performing Arts Center. LGPE is an adjudicated event that our students participate in each year from 7th grade on. Each band will prepare a concert to be performed for a panel of judges and will receive critiques, feedback, and ratings on their performance. LGPE demands the highest level of focus and effort from our band students. All rehearsals and performances are required and are for a grade. Please let me know of any conflicts as soon as possible. 

Due to the size of our band room we will rehearse at the high school band room for all rehearsals. I will walk the students over after school. Please pick up your students at the CHS band room at 5 PM after both rehearsals. 

7th Grade Rehearsal Schedule:

  • February 18th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • March 2nd: Pre L.G.P.E. concert 6:30 PM at Mabry Arts Center (Live stream available)
  • March 4th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • March 16th or 17th: L.G.P.E. concert at Carroll County Performing Arts Center
  • My requested date will be the 16th. The final schedule for middle school LGPE will be posted in February. I will relay that information upon receiving it to you all. 

8th Grade Rehearsal Schedule:

  • February 11th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • February 25th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • March 2nd: Pre L.G.P.E. concert 6:30 PM at Mabry Arts Center (Live stream available)
  • March 11th: rehearsal until 5 PM @high school band room
  • March 16th or 17th: L.G.P.E. concert at Carroll County Performing Arts Center
  • My requested date will be the 16th. The final schedule for middle school LGPE will be posted in February. I will relay that information upon receiving it to you all. 

Carroll County Performing Arts Center Address:

775 Old Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30116


Please take some time to add those dates to your calendar and remember that our calendar on this website can sync with your personal calendar! I look forward to making some more music with your students. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Week at a glance

Good evening,

We will have to alter our district honor band and jazz band rehearsals this week due to some conflicts. We will have our District Honor Band practice on Wednesday rather than Tuesday until 4:15 and will not have jazz band rehearsal at all this week. Thank you for your patience!

Tuesday: No rehearsal

Wednesday: DHB Rehearsal until 4:15

I hope to hear soon from Ozier apparel on the estimated delivery date of our jackets!

Have a wonderful night.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Welcome back!

Good evening,

I hope that you all had a restful week off. I am excited to get back to work this week with the students.

Week at a glance:

Tuesday: DHB rehearsal until 4:15

Wednesday: Jazz band until 4:15

I look forward to making music with the students tomorrow.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Chair Test Results

Good evening,

This has been one of the most successful chair tests that I have administered at CJHS. Students are performing their etudes with such maturity and are playing more scales than ever. I am SO proud of their hard work and cannot wait to hear them again in the Spring when we have our next chair placement test. You will notice that some students have “*Have not tested” beside their name. Once they return and perform their test or send in a recording, I will adjust the results as needed. At Home Learners are also welcome to submit a chair test and may still do so until the end of Thanksgiving break.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you see an error on the results. The spreadsheets are large and my small brain does make mistakes sometimes.


Spirit Jacket Order:

There is still more time to purchase a band jacket. All orders will be made through the following link: https://ozierapparel.com/carrolltonjrband/shop/home

I highly recommend paying the extra $5 to add the name and instrument to the jacket.

The jacket order will conclude on on November 22nd so that we can get the jackets in time for the holiday break.

Congratulations to you all and have a fantastic break!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez