Author: cjhstrojanband

11/28-12/3

Good afternoon,

I hope that you all had a wonderful break and spent time with your family and loved ones.

Our week at a glance:

Tuesday: Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal until 4:15 (usually on Mondays but rescheduled for this week)

Wednesday: Jazz Band Rehearsal until 4:15

Saturday: DHB Auditions


District Honor Band Auditions: 12/3 at 11 am.

The District honor band audition time for CJHS is 11 AM this Saturday December, 3rd at Cartersville Middle school. You all can carpool and enjoy a nice meal afterwards on your way home. Please plan on being there around 10.30 to warm up so that you can be in like at 11. Students should wear semi formal clothing. No jeans, t shirts, or tennis shoes, please! Good luck and we are SO proud of you!


Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band Rehearsal: Tuesday and Wednesday until 4:15

I am excited to start up both our percussion ensemble and our jazz band here at CJHS. Both ensembles are open to all CJHS band students and cost no money to participate. No auditions are required.

  • Percussion will rehearsal on Mondays accept for THIS Monday as I have a prior commitment at Cass Middle School. This is the only week that we will have Percussion Ensemble on a Tuesday. We will still rehearse until 4:15.
  • Jazz band will be every week on Wednesday until 4:15.

Jacket Order:

Our annual jacket order is now live! If you would like to purchase a band jacket, please click below. You are able to add your name and instrument on there as well for a small fee. These jackets are comfortable and very durable.

7th graders may purchase the “8th graders only” jacket but I would recommend going a size up or two. This jacket is required for ALL high school band members so many 8th graders purchase it their 8th grade year to reduce some of their fees at the beginning of their freshman year.

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


I look forward to seeing the students tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Winter Jacket Order!

Good morning,

Jacket Order:

Our annual jacket order is now live! If you would like to purchase a band jacket, please click below. You are able to add your name and instrument on there as well for a small fee. These jackets are comfortable and very durable.

7th graders may purchase the “8th graders only” jacket but I would recommend going a size up or two. This jacket is required for ALL high school band members so many 8th graders purchase it their 8th grade year to reduce some of their fees at the beginning of their freshman year.

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

District Honor Band:

The District honor band audition time for CJHS is at 11 on Saturday December 3rd at Cartersville middle school. Please plan on being there around 10.30 to warm up so that you can be in line at 11.

Address: 825 Douthit Ferry Rd, Cartersville, GA 30120

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

CJHS Middle School Football Championship Field Trip

Good morning,

If your student is interested in playing in the stands for the 8th grade championship game at Allatoona High School this Saturday, please fill out the form below.

  • This form is due Wednesday (tomorrow) night at midnight
  • This is open to all CJHS Band students.
  • All students must fill out this form or they will not be able to attend.
  • All chaperones must fill out a form separately from their student.
  • No payment is necessary and uniform will be our white Trojan Band shirts or anything school spirited
  • Donations of drinks, sides, and desserts would be wonderful. If you are not traveling to the game but would like to donate, please contact me individually.

https://forms.gle/7X68pquCadr69sxD6

I am excited for our football teams! Go Trojans!

-Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

11/7-11/12

Good evening,

Monday: DHB after school until 4:00/Winter Guard tryouts @CHS 5-8

Tuesday: DHB after school until 4:00/Winter Guard tryouts @CHS 5-8

Thursday: High School NYC Virtual Trip meeting (8th graders planning on attending next year)

Friday: Veterans Day Assembly Wind Ensemble Only

Saturday: Potential Performance at Middle School football championship (More info TBA)


Winter Guard Auditions

Open auditions to learn more about the Winter Guard. Wear athletic/dance clothing and bring your best attitude. Please fill out this form before attending: https://docs.google.com/forms/

Email any questions to Mr. Pierre Brown, Director of Colorguard • trojan.cg@carrolltoncityschools.net


Virtual Trip Meeting • Thursday, November 10 • 7:00PM

8th graders who plan on attending this trip next year will need to attend the meeting with Mr. Carr this Thursday evening. We will cover trip costs, trip inclusions, and how to sign-up for the trip.

2023 NYC Trip Meeting
Thursday, November 10 · 7:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/btd-dfsm-rvn
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 267-755-9535‬ PIN: ‪698 644 672‬#


Veterans Day Assembly: Wind Ensemble Only

Our Wind Ensemble will be providing music for all of the Veterans Day ceremonies being held in the CHS gymnasium on Friday.  Here is what you will need to know to make sure they are prepared:

  • Wind Ensemble band members should arrive at CJHS in full uniform on Friday.  They will not have time to change before or after the event.
  • They will check in with their first-period teacher and then come straight to the band room to leave.
  • They will be with me all day at the CHS Gymnasium performing, I will provide them lunch at the CHS band room.  (***Volunteers needed at 10:45am at the CHS band room please email me)
  • We will be back in time for dismissal at CJHS.

Schedule:

8:15 AM Bus departs CJHS to bring students to CHS gym

(students who have a late bus will grab instruments and walk to CHS gym at their earliest convenience.

8:30 am  CES #1

9:20 am  CES #2

10:00 am  CHS #1 (Juniors & Seniors) (CJHS Band students watch ceremony)

11:15 am –  11:45 SUBWAY Lunch in CHS band room <— Need volunteers to help with lunch.

12:00 pm   CUES

1:15 pm  CJHS

2:15 pm  CHS #2 (Freshman & Sophomores) CJHS students walk back with Ms. Menendez to CJHS during this time.

Volunteer Opportunity: I am in need of a parent crew (7th or 8th-grade parents) that can help out during the day on Friday.  If you are able to help please email me.  Here is what I am looking for:

Friday, November 11th

  • 7:15 am – Chair and Stand setup at the CHS Gym
  • 10:45 am – Meet at CHS Band Room to help set up SUBWAY and hand out lunch for the kids.
  • 3:00 pm – Help pack up the truck at the CHS Gym and then unload at CJHS

Please let me know if you have any questions! Have a wonderful rest of your night.

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

10/31-10/4

Monday: After school DHB practice until 4 pm

Tuesday: Chocolate Candy bar fundraiser prize drawing! After school DHB practice until 4 pm

Thursday: Chair Test for Wind Ensemble

Friday: Teacher work day. No school for our students


District Honor Band: Tryouts 10/3 at Cartersville Middle School. More info TBA

If your student is auditioning for District Honor Band they must stay after school with Ms. Menendez on either Mondays or Tuesdays. If those dates conflict with their schedule, please contact maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net individually.

The auditions will happen sooner than we think and I want to make sure that all students have a wonderful audition experience in early December.


Chocolate Candy Bar drawing: Tuesday @ 8:10 AM

We will have our drawing at 8:10 AM on Tuesday in the band room. All winners will be announced during that time and contacted individually if they are not present.


Have a wonderful rest of your night and I look forward to seeing the students tomorrow!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

10/24-10/29

Reinhardt University Performance:

Congratulations to our Wind Ensemble members on a terrific performance on Friday! They played with passion and beauty! The audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance and had nothing but kind things to say to our students and staff after the concert. Thank you to the students for their preparation as well as our parents who helped move equipment, take photos, and feed us. Our school system and band program were represented with pride on Friday. Please enjoy the photos below of the special day.


Fall Concert:

Our entire Junior High band program played a fabulous concert on Monday night at the Mabry Arts Center. All three bands performed and rocked out their pieces for our home crowd. Sharing music with our community is one of our biggest honors. Thank you to all that were in attendance and I look forward to our next concert on December 13th at 6 pm.


Carowinds (8th grade only):

Please ensure that all Carowinds accounts for students and chaperones are up to date. Students who sold chocolate will receive their credit on their trip once the first payment has been successfully made. I hope to get the credit applied on the trips this week. Be on the lookout for announcements of our drawing winners!

Log on using the link below and create an account to attend the trip. If you do not create an account, you will not attend the trip.
You will need this code to log back in each time: CJHB30117-23

https://superholiday.grcoll.co/go/cjhb30117-23

Enjoy the rest of your night and congratulations to all of our students on a wonderful week of performances!

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Wind Ensemble Reinhardt University Concert

Tomorrow is the BIG day for our Wind Ensemble students!!!

Important reminders:

  • Students must wear all black and their band polo that was given to them on Monday
  • Students will report to the band room at 1:30 when the all call is made by the front office
  • No money is needed for this trip.
  • The concert is free and open to the public!
  • Address: Falany Performing Arts Center, 7300 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Waleska, GA 30183

Itinerary:

1:15 pm Chaperones arrive

1:30 pm Students called down to the band room and change into uniform

2:00 pm Depart for Reinhardt University

4:00 pm Arrive and unload

5:00 pm Dress rehearsal on stage

5:45 pm Subway dinner provided in the parking lot

6:15 pm Freshen up for the concert

6:30 pm on stage

7:00 pm Performance

7:30 pm Conclude performance and load bus and trailer

7:45 pm Depart for CJHS

9:30 pm (estimate) arrive back at CJHS

Let’s fill the audience up with CJHS band parents!

Falany Performing Arts Center, 7300 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Waleska, GA 30183

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Concert Program Monday 10/17/2022

Please click on the image below to scroll through our program!

Please click on the image above to scroll through our program!

Fall Concert 2022 by Maria Menendez

Report time for all students is 6:15. This concert will occur at the Mabry Arts Center on the CHS campus.

Itinerary:

6:15 pm all students report

7:00 Concert band performance

7:20 Symphonic Band Performance

7:45 Wind Ensemble Performance

*All students must stay for the duration of the concert.*

Please consider leaving a note below for your student on the Padlet below. They have worked hard and will get to read these messages in class tomorrow! (You will have to visit the actual website to see the Padlet. http://www.cjhstrojanband.com)

Made with Padlet

Made with Padlet

10/17-10/21


Fall Concert Tomorrow Night 10/17

Our first concert of the year is tomorrow Monday, October 17th at 7 PM. Report time for all students is 6:15. This concert will occur at the Mabry Arts Center on the CHS campus.

Dress is all black: Dress pants, long skirt, long dress, black socks, black shoes (no tennis shoes, crocks, converse, etc.) and a black nice shirt, sweater, button up shirt or black polo. From far away, we will look extremely professional as all students will be in all black.

*SPECIAL NOTE: Wind Ensemble members will wear all black pants, socks, shoes, etc. but will receive their performance polo for our Reinhardt performance on Monday to wear that night. Those polos have already been purchased and sized for our students. No payments are requried.*

Itinerary:

6:15 pm all students report

7:00 Concert band performance

7:20 Symphonic Band Performance

7:45 Wind ensemble Performance

All students must stay for the duration of the concert.


Reinhardt Concert 10/21

Our Wind Ensemble has been honored as the Guest Honor Band at the Reinhardt University Middle School Honor Band on Friday, October 21st. If you would like to chaperone please email me.

Our itinerary is posted below:

1:30 pm Students called down to band room

2:00 pm Depart for Reinhardt University

4:00 pm Arrive and unload

5:00 pm Dress rehearsal on stage

5:45 pm Subway dinner provided in parking lot

6:15 pm Change into formal attire

6:30 pm on stage

7:00 pm Performance

7:30 pm Conclude performance and load bus and trailer

9:30 pm or earlier, arrive back at CJHS

Let’s fill the audience up with CJHS band parents!

Falany Performing Arts Center, 7300 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Waleska, GA 30183

Please let me know if you have any questions about our upcoming trips or concerts. I am beyond proud of our program and cannot wait for you all to hear them on Monday! They have been working very hard.


Carowinds: (8th grade only)

Log on using the link below and create an account to attend the trip. If you do not create an account, you will not attend the trip.
You will need this code to log back in each time: CJHB30117-23

https://superholiday.grcoll.co/go/cjhb30117-23

All chaperones and students need to be signed up and have their down payment applied for the candy bar discount to be applied. Once the first payment goes through, I will begin applying the discount for each box sold. We will finish counting the candy bar money this upcoming week.


Chocolate Bar Fundraiser:

If your student has not turned in their chocolate candy bar fundraiser money they will need to turn that in tomorrow. We will count and collect the money this week and will hopefully announce our drawing winners very soon! Thank you SO much for working hard to support our band program! This has been our most successful fundraiser so far!


Have a wonderful Sunday night!

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Important Reminders

Carowinds

Log on using the link below and create an account to attend the trip. If you do not create an account, you will not attend the trip.
You will need this code to log back in each time: CJHB30117-23

https://superholiday.grcoll.co/go/cjhb30117-23

All chaperones and students need to be signed up and have their down payment applied for the candy bar discount to be applied. Once the first payment goes through, I will begin applying the discount for each box sold. We will finish counting the candy bar money this upcoming week.


Fall Concert

Our first concert of the year is this Monday, October 17th at 7 PM. Report time for all students is 6:15. This concert will occur at the Mabry Arts Center on the CHS campus.

Dress is all black: Dress pants, long skirt, long dress, black socks, black shoes (no tennis shoes, crocks, converse, etc.) and a black nice shirt, sweater, button up shirt or black polo. From far away, we will look extremely professional as all students will be in all black.

*special note: Wind Ensemble members will wear all black pants, socks, shoes, etc. but will receive their performance polo for our Reinhardt performance on Monday to wear that night. Those polos have already been purchased and sized for our students. No payments are requried.*

Itinerary:

6:15 pm all students report

7:00 Concert band performance

7:20 Symphonic Band Performance

7:45 Wind ensemble Performance

All students must stay for the duration of the concert.


Reinhardt Concert

Our Wind Ensemble has been honored as the Guest Honor Band at the Reinhardt University Middle School Honor Band on Friday, October 21st. Our itinerary is posted below:

1:30 pm Students called down to band room

2:00 pm Depart for Reinhardt University

4:00 pm Arrive and unload

5:00 pm Dress rehearsal on stage

5:45 pm Subway dinner provided in parking lot

6:15 pm Change into formal attire

6:30 pm on stage

7:00 pm Performance

7:30 pm Conclude performance and load bus and trailer

9:30 pm or earlier, arrive back at CJHS

Let’s fill the audience up with CJHS band parents!

Falany Performing Arts Center, 7300 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Waleska, GA 30183

Please let me know if you have any questions about our upcoming trips or concerts. I am beyond proud of our program and cannot wait for you all to hear them on Monday! They have been working very hard.

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net