Author: cjhstrojanband

Cookie Dough Flavors

Good afternoon,

There are two flavors of cookie dough that are delayed and will be here this upcoming Monday.

The two flavors are below:

Caramel pecan chocolate chip

Nut lovers

As mentioned at the concert, I do not have any control over these delays and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that it causes to you or your customers. We have noted who is missing which flavor and will hand those out accordingly Monday 11/18/19.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

8th Grade Veteran’s Day Performance Tomorrow

Good evening,

Schedule for the week:

Monday: District Honor Band after school until 4:15

Tuesday: District Honor Band after school until 4:15

Wednesday: Jazz Band rehearsal until 4:15

Friday: Jazz Band rehearsal at 7:30 AM/Chamber music performed in all classes


A quick reminder about two important things tomorrow!

Veteran’s Day: (8th grade only)

  • 8th grade check in with home room in band uniform (black dress pants, black shoes and socks, and black band polo)
  • Bus to high school gym departs at 8:15 AM
    • If your student arrives later than that time they must walk to the high school gym as soon as possible with their instruments.
  • Students perform at highlighted ceremonies below:
    • 8:30am – 9:00am   CES #1
      9:20am – 9:50 am   CES #2
      10:10am – 11:00am  CHS #1 (Juniors & Seniors) (CJHS Band students watch ceremony)
      11:15 am –  11:45  Cadet Lunch <——- Need volunteers to help with lunch.
      12:00 pm  –  12:50  CUES
      1:10 pm  –  2:00 pm  CJHS
      2:15 pm  –  3:15 pm  CHS #2 (Freshman & Sophomores)

       

  • Students will have Subway during lunch in the high school band room on Monday. Please contact me if you are able to volunteer on Monday to help serve lunch.
  • Students will return to CJHS around 2:30 and will remain with me until the end of the day

Cookie Dough: 

Our cookie dough is set to arrive tomorrow around noon.

I am looking for about 5 volunteers to help the fundraising staff members organize and set out the cookie dough. I would usually help but the rescheduled date conflicts with the Veteran’s Day Assembly. Please notify me as soon as possible if you are able to help out from noon to around 1 this Monday.

You may email me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net


Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Important Announcements for Monday

Good afternoon,

Monday will be a busy day for our band members. Our 8th grade band will perform in the Veteran’s Day assembly during the school day and our cookie dough will be delivered.

Veteran’s Day: (8th grade only)

  • 8th grade check in with home room in band uniform (black dress pants, black shoes and socks, and black band polo)
  • Bus to high school gym departs at 8:15 AM
    • If your student arrives later than that time they must walk to the high school gym as soon as possible with their instruments.
  • Students perform at highlighted ceremonies below:
    • 8:30am – 9:00am   CES #1
      9:20am – 9:50 am   CES #2
      10:10am – 11:00am  CHS #1 (Juniors & Seniors) (CJHS Band students watch ceremony)
      11:15 am –  11:45  Cadet Lunch <——- Need volunteers to help with lunch. 
      12:00 pm  –  12:50  CUES
      1:10 pm  –  2:00 pm  CJHS
      2:15 pm  –  3:15 pm  CHS #2 (Freshman & Sophomores)

       

  • Students will have Subway during lunch in the high school band room on Monday. Please contact me if you are able to volunteer on Monday to help serve lunch.
  • Students will return to CJHS around 2:30 and will remain with me until the end of the day

Cookie Dough: 

Our cookie dough is set to arrive this Monday around noon.

I am looking for about 5 volunteers to help the fundraising staff members organize and set out the cookie dough. I would usually help but the rescheduled date conflicts with the Veteran’s Day Assembly. Please notify me as soon as possible if you are able to help out from noon to around 1 this Monday.

You may email me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net


8th Grade Carowinds Trip:

Have you (chaperone) and your student paid their Carowinds Trip Deposit? Remember that the non-refundable downpayment of $50 is due November 22nd.

Chaperone price: $150 (Add $85 if you want a single room)

Student price: $220

Carowinds Information 2019 – 2020.doc

Online Payment System


More announcements to come on Sunday.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Cookie Dough Delivery Date Change and Concert Info

Good evening,

Please read below for some important announcements:

Cookie Dough Delivery:

After speaking with our fundraising company earlier today I received word that there was a delay in the production. Our cookie dough will be delivered on Monday November 11th instead of tomorrow. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please spread the word and inform your customers.


Fall Concert Tuesday, November 5th at 7 PM

Our first concert of the year is this Tuesday at the Mabry Arts Center! Student report time is 6:30 and their uniform includes their black band polo, black dress shoes, and black dress pants. If you ordered a new polo they will be handed out tomorrow. This is a formal event and is a grade for all students. Their grade will be earned for arriving on time, performing in uniform for the concert, and staying for the duration of the concert (estimated to end around 7:45 PM). This will be a fantastic opening to our year and I cannot wait!


Jacket Order:

Tonight is the last night to order your band jacket! Please do so as soon as possible so that Ozier Apparel can begin working on them.

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


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Congratulations to our eight participants in the Reinhardt University Middle School Honor Band! Students had a little under eight hours to learn an entire concert with musicians that they have never worked with and sounded fantastic Saturday afternoon. We are so proud of you and your hard work! Participants were Emma Cook, Madelynn Cook, Connor Haley, Nate Langlo, Eden Long, Julian Redwine, Hagan Russell, and Sarah Scholl. Thank you for going above and beyond!


Veterans Concert:

The CJHS 8th grade band has been asked to participate all day during the school system’s Veteran’s Day assembly. A schedule will be released mid week with the details. Initially, the date of this even was this upcoming Friday but it has instead been moved to Monday, November 11th. Students will be excused from school that day and will be provided Subway for lunch. More info to come!


Carowinds:

Have you (chaperone) and your student paid their Carowinds Trip Deposit? Remember that the non-refundable downpayment of $50 is due November 22nd.

Chaperone price: $150 (Add $85 if you want a single room)

Student price: $220

Carowinds Information 2019 – 2020.doc

Online Payment System


Please let me know if you have any questions! I look forward to seeing you all at the concert on Tuesday!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Rehearsals This Week and More!

Good evening,

This week at a glance:

Monday: 7th grade after school rehearsal until 5 PM *for a grade*

Tuesday: 8th grade after school rehearsal until 5 PM *for a grade*

Wednesday: District Honor Band after school practice until 4:15

Friday: Some of our students attend Reinhardt University’s Honor Band!


Rehearsals:

This week we will have our first after school rehearsals of the year for our 7th and 8th grade band. Please ensure that your student is at that rehearsal and that they understand that it is a grade. We only have one rehearsal to combine over 80 students together so it is a necessity that we have perfect attendance. This rehearsal is worth 30 points out of their 100 for this Fall concert. The Fall concert next week will count for the other 70 points. Students may not make up a missed rehearsal grade unless they have an excused absence from school that day. Out of respect for your time I have only scheduled one rehearsal for this concert and our Winter concert. Therefore there is more emphasis on the importance of this rehearsal since it is our only chance to combine our classes together. Please let me know if you have any questions.


 

Jacket Order

The jacket order will conclude at the end of this week! Please click on the link below to order your jacket. I love seeing our students showing off their Trojan Band pride and I own several of these jackets myself!

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


Carowinds:

Our annual Carowinds field trip for 8th grade is going to be a blast! Please read the handout that was given to your students below. Remember that the non-refundable downpayment of $50 is due November 22nd.

Carowinds Information 2019 – 2020.doc


Trojan Band:

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This season has been the most incredible yet! The parents went above and beyond and worked on getting as much as possible donated so that our band program could save money. On top of that, the students learned the most music that I have ever thrown at them and were complimented by many people on not only how they performed, but on how polite and flexible that they were. It truly takes a village and I am thankful for the parents, other band directors, and students who made this year such a success. Thank you all for everything! We had a blast!


Upcoming Dates:

Monday, November 4th: Cookie dough delivered

Tuesday, November 5th: Fall Concert @7. Student report time at 6:30 at Mabry Arts Center


Thank you for your constant support and I will see the students tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Important announcements

Good afternoon,

I have some exciting updates for you all!

Congratulations to following students who were nominated and accepted into the Reinhardt University Middle School Honor Band and the University of Georgia Middle School Honor Band! Students were nominated based on grade, chair placement, and private lesson experience.

Reinhardt:

Emma Cook, Madelynn Cook, Connor Haley, Nate Langlo, Eden Long, Julian Redwine, Hagan Russell, and Sarah Scholl.

UGA MidFest:

Connor Haley, Justin Arnold, Hagan Russell, Sarah Scholl, Eden Long, Nate Langlo, and Emma Cook.

Congratulations!


Pep Rally:

Our 8th graders have been invited to perform in the pep rally this Thursday during 6th block. Please ensure that they bring their white Trojan Band shirt to perform in. We have a game that evening so it is imperative that they bring their uniform.


Jacket Order

It is the time of the year to purchase your Carrollton Band jackets! These are customizable and are a great way to show your Trojan Band pride. Please ensure that you order from the following website (online orders only) and that you order the right size when it comes to Youth and Adult sizes. If your 8th grader plans on participating in high school marching band they may consider purchasing the jacket at the bottom (Eddie Bauer) since that is a requirement for high school band. It would be nice to knock some of next years fees off by purchasing that jacket early.

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

The jacket order will last until November 1st. Let me know if you have any questions.


1st Block Woodwinds:

Our woodwinds in our first block will have a quiz over their 8th note passages that we highlighted in class today. Please make sure that your student is practicing at home or that they practice tomorrow morning in Homeroom.


Let’s continue having a fantastic week!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

Announcements for the week

Good evening,

Here is the schedule for this week:

Monday: Optional DHB practice until 4:15

Tuesday: Optional DHB practice until 4:15

Wednesday: Optional DHB practice until 4:15

Thursday: Trojan Band Championship Game (Pick up time 7:30)


District Honor Band:

As I continue to balance conferences and working individually with our District Honor Band students I am providing three days out of the week for those who are auditioning to seek help and practice. Our conference schedule is much different this year and I am (for the first time) hosting conferences. Students may pick one day or stay for all three and work on their audition materials. We will focus on memorizing our scales and add in sight reading beginning this week. I appreciate your patience as I am balancing my different roles this year. If your student is auditioning it is imperative that you are hearing them practice at home. They should be working on four major scales, a chromatic scale, and a short piece of music as often as possible.


Trojan Band Championship

We are excited to host the championship this Thursday at Grisham Stadium! The students have asked to play for the entire game instead of just the first half. Students will still be fed at 6 PM and if they need to go home at that time they may.  Hopefully we can get most of them to stay the entire game to cheer on our Trojans to victory! Volunteers may contact me if they would like to help.


Fee Payment Form

You should have received a form if your student owes money for something in band. I appreciate your patience as I count thousands upon thousands of dollars each month. Our online Revtrak payment system is fantastic but often does not send me a receipt for your purchase. If I have missed something please notify me and I will correct it on my side. If you have missed something please work on paying off those fees at your earliest convenience.


Coming Up

Next Monday October 28th 7th grade after school rehearsal until 5 PM *for a grade*

Next Tuesday October 29th 8th grade after school rehearsal until 5 PM *for a grade*

Monday November 4th Cookie dough delivered

Tuesday November 5th at 7 PM Fall concert *for a grade*


Let’s have another wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez