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Jacket Order

Good morning,

I am so excited to announce that our annual Trojan Band Jacket order is live and ready to begin!

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

Special Notes:

  • Note that the Eddie Bauer Jacket is recommended for 8th graders who intend on participating in the marching band at the high school level next year. Owning that jacket is part of our uniform. Personally speaking, that is my favorite jacket and is the most durable jacket that many adults have even purchased, including our principals!
  • Consider paying the extra $5 to add the student name and instrument. Totally worth it so that the jackets do not get confused or accidentally stolen by someone with the same jacket.
  • There is a countdown on the website to make purchases and all sales will occur through there. The jackets will be delivered to the band room once they are ready. I will notify you of that date once I receive it.

Although this is not a fundraiser for our band program, it is a great way to support our band program to the public. I hope that you will consider purchasing a jacket for you and your student!

-M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

West Georgia Winds/Carowinds/Chair Tests

Good evening,

West Georgia Winds:

We are honored to have our campus host the first season of the brand new West Georgia Winds! 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

Carowinds:

The next installment of $50 is due on the 28th of January. All accounts should be paid up to $150 in total by that date. Please begin sending in money for all students and chaperones at your earliest convenience.

Chair Test:

We will have our next chair test on Thursday, January 20th during class. 7th grade will play one as many major and minor scales as they can in 1 minute as well as their etude that was handed out in class. 8th grade will play as many major and minor scales as they can in 2 minutes as well as their etude that was handed out in class.

A copy of the etude as well as a recording can be found in the following Google Drive folder:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gl3zEDbLTr1Pv373FxYnu-rSei-yydHb?usp=sharing

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Sincerly,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Welcome Back! Important Date Changes

Welcome back!

It was great seeing all of the students today at school! I am excited to continue making music with them.

Each year, we perform a very important concert at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center. This concert is part of our district’s hosted event called Large Group Performance Evaluation. Large Group Performance Evaluation, or LGPE for short, is a prepared concert where our students perform three pieces for a judges panel as well as sight read a piece of music that they only have minutes to study. Due to the importance of this concert we have a slightly more intensive rehearsal schedule for this concert cycle.

7th grade:

  • Monday, February 7th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
  • Monday, February 14th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Pre LGPE Concert at Mabry Arts Center
    • Our rehearsal/preview concert
  • Monday, March 14th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
    • initially on 3/7 but switched to this week instead
  • Thursday, March 17th-Friday, March 18th
    • We will be assigned one of these days for our LGPE performance. Specific date and time to be determined

8th grade:

  • Tuesday February 8th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 15th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 1st: Pre LGPE Concert at Mabry Arts Center
    • Our rehearsal/preview concert
  • Tuesday, March 15th: After school rehearsal until 5:00 PM
    • Initially on 3/8 but switched to this week instead
  • Thursday, March 17th-Friday, March 18th
    • We will be assigned one of these days for our LGPE performance. Specific date and time to be determined

Please double check these dates with any other Carrollton activities and sports and let me know if you see any conflicts. Students who have a Carrollton club or sport activity will need to submit their schedules as soon as they receive them so that we can make a plan to balance both CJHS activities.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

CJHS Winter Concert

Read the full program here: Winter Concert Program

Report Time: 6:30 for all students

Uniform: All black with the option to wear festive shirts, sweaters, and hats

Report Location: 7th – Drama room, 8th – Lobby

Would you like to leave a shoutout to your students? Leave one below on our winter concert Padlet! The students will read all of your shoutouts in class tomorrow!

(If you are reading this from your email visit the website for the Padlet to work correctly on your mobile device rather)

Made with Padlet

-M. Menendez

Winter Concert Information

Good evening,

I am so excited for you all to hear your students perform on Tuesday! Our concert will be at 7 PM at the Mabry Arts Center. Student report time is 6:30 and they can wear either all black like our last concert or black on bottom with festive clothing on top.

Please remember that part of the experience is for both grades to observe one another’s performances. Listening to other ensembles perform is one of the best teaching tools. 8th grade will sit in the audience to watch 7th grade and then will take their place on stage after they are done. At that time, 7th grade will sit in the audience so that they can watch 8th grade perform. All students are dismissed at the conclusion of the concert.

Please keep in mind that the CUES band concert begins at 6 PM on Tuesday. There will be more traffic than usual but there will be plenty of seats for our concert.

7th graders will enter in the back of the MAC to wait in the drama room until the CUES concert concludes. They will leave their cases in that room.

8th graders will need to wait in the lobby until the CUES concert concludes.

Once the CUES concert concludes, 8th grade will station cases in the garage as usual while 7th grade sets up on stage.

To reiterate:

Concert Date: Tuesday, December 14th

Concert Time: 7:00 PM

Report Time: 6:30 for all students

Uniform: All black with the option to wear festive shirts, sweaters, and hats

Report Location: 7th – Drama room, 8th – Lobby

Have a wonderful rest of your evening!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

DHB Results/Cookie Dough Update/Carowinds Payment

Good morning,

Monday: 7th grade after school rehearsal until 5 PM

Tuesday: 8th grade after school rehearsal until 5 PM

Wednesday: Cookie dough delivered to CJHS

Friday: Carowinds $50 installment due for students and chaperones


District Honor Band:

I am so proud of our students who auditioned for District Honor Band on Saturday! Seeing them push themselves beyond our band class makes them better musicians and better leaders in our band program.

Congratulations to the following on earning a spot in the District VII District Honor Band:

Band 1:

Cadence Carr

Marie Fujita Block

Haley Rowell

Ann Haley

Aileen Yanney

Samuel Duncan

Band 2:

Liam Price

Alternates:

Carson Haley

Telia Williams

More information will come in the following week or so to those students about DHB in February. I am so proud of you!


Cookie Dough Delivery:

The cookie dough has shipped and is set to arrive on Wednesday the 8th! As we know, delivery dates and times are a little inconsistent at this point but I will update you all as soon as I know a specific time or if anything changes.

Please let your customers know that they will recieve their cookie dough this week and thank them for their support! We rocked it by seelling the most cookie dough that we have ever sold at CJHS. Thank you!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

DHB Final Information/Carowinds/After School Rehearsals

Welcome back!


Wednesday: After school DHB practice until 4 PM

Thursday: After school DHB practice until 4 PM

Saturday: DHB auditions

DISTRICT VII HONOR BAND AUDITIONS FINAL INFORMATION
SCHOOL ADDRESS: Cartersville Middle School
825 Douthit Ferry Road
Cartersville, GA. 30120


PARKING INFORMATION
• Student/Parent Parking:
o Students and parents are asked to use the second entrance to campus off Pine Grove Road
(not the main entrance) and park in the lot closest to the football field.
▪ This provides a more direct route to the registration entrance (near the gym).
▪ This entrance also accesses the main parking lot should the lot closest to the field
be full.

Students should wear semi-formal attire (no jeans). Please report to Cartersville Middle School at Noon to check in and warm-up. Auditions begin at 1 PM. I will be in the warm-up room and can check in with you all once you get there. Once you are done auditioning you may head out and enjoy the rest of your Saturday!


Carowinds:

The next Carowinds payment of $50 is due next Friday, December 10th. This includes students and chaperones.

The current chaperones are Sara Peden, Anne Lussier, Yvonne Haley, Lindsay Carr, Nakeshia Duncan, Melissa Parham, Dwight Parhap, and Grace Pippin.

Please let me know if there are any errors here.


After School Rehearsals:

We have our after school rehearsal next week for both grades as we prepare for our next concert. Please ensure that your student is in attendance as this is for a grade.

7th Grade rehearsal after school December 6th until 5:00 PM

8th Grade rehearsal after school December 7th until 5:00 PM

Winter Concert December 14th from 7-8 PM at Mabry Arts Center

I look forward to the next few weeks of music-making with our students!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

District Honor Band Information

Good morning,

I want to take a moment to thank every single person who assisted during our UWG concert trip. We had a blast and I appreciate your flexibility and willingness to do what was needed to ensure that the students had a great time. Dr. Byrd spoke highly about our students and band program. The concert was truly unforgettable and I am so glad that our students got to experience it!


District Honor Band

DHB auditions will occur next Saturday, December 4th at Cartersville Middle School.

Cartersville Middle School

825 Douthit Ferry Road

Cartersville, GA. 30120

The audition time for CJHS is 1 PM. I recommend having your student there at noon so that they can check in, warm up, and be the first in line after the lunch shift is over for the judges. As soon as your student finishes auditioning they are free to go and enjoy the rest of their Saturday. All students will be screened by me the week that we come back from break to ensure that they have a successful run on Saturday. They will notify you if the two of us feel like they are ready to audition this year. I will be at the audition sight all day as I am working the warm up room so I will see you all the day of! Please make sure that those students are staying in shape and practicing this break leading up to the auditions. I am proud of them for their work so far.

Have a wonderful break and enjoy time with your loved ones!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Veteran’s Day Assembly/UWG Field Trip/Carowinds Downpayment

Schedule for the week:

Monday: Money due for UWG Field Trip

Tuesday: DHB After school rehearsal until 4 PM

Wednesday:

Thursday: Veteran’s Day Assembly performance *8th grade only* /DHB After School Rehearsal until 4 PM

Friday: UWG Field Trip/ Carowinds downpayment due *8th grade only*

Saturday: *Potential Trojan Pep Band Game for 8th-grade football team*


Veteran’s Day Assembly This Thursday:

Our 8th-grade band has the honor and privilege to play in the school-wide Veteran’s Day assembly each year. This occurs during the school day and all students will be excused from missing their classes. Students will be fed for free and need to wear their all-black concert attire.

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.


UWG Field Trip Info and Google Form:

If you still have not signed up your child for the field trip you may do so today by filling out the form below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJkgdv9iqdf7PthkCg1UhOLw-6lY87TTEihrQLaXzDldNbnA/viewform?embedded=true

Volunteers report at 3:30 or earlier to help set up in the cafeteria.

The dress is business casual. Dresses, long skirts, nice pants, sweaters/polos/button-down shirts, etc. No tuxedos are necessary.

Schedule:

3:30 Volunteer report time

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 Beings

8:30 Concert concludes

8:45 Arrive back at CJHS


Carowinds Downpayment:

Please remember that your Carowinds downpayment for all 8th graders and chaperones is due this Friday, November 12th. You may pay in cash, check or online. The cookie dough fundraiser can lower that payment by 3 dollars per item sold. Take the number of items sold and multiply it by $3 to get your total off of the $50 deposit and entire trip payment in general.

This week will be a GREAT one!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

UWG Field Trip Form/Cookie Dough Due Tomorrow

Good afternoon,

We have an exciting couple of weeks coming up!

Upcoming Dates:

  • 11/3 Cookie dough due
  • 11/5 UWG Field Trip form due
  • 11/8 UWG Field Trip money due
  • 11/11 Veteran’s Day Assembly Performance for 8th grade only
  • 11/12 Carowinds downpayment due (8th grade only)
  • 11/12 UWG Field Trip

Cookie Dough:

Please ensure that your order taker and money match upon turning in the cookie dough money tomorrow. Students should report to the band room in the morning as soon as they arrive at school to turn in their money and form in a sealed envelope.

If a student sold online orders then they do not have to do any work for that portion. It is automatically done for them!


UWG Field Trip Info and Google Form:

Please fill out the following Google Form to enroll your student on the UWG Field trip next Friday:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJkgdv9iqdf7PthkCg1UhOLw-6lY87TTEihrQLaXzDldNbnA/viewform?embedded=true

Plenty of volunteers are needed!

Schedule:

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 Beings

8:30 Concert concludes

8:45 Arrive back at CJHS

This form is due this Friday, November 5th. Money can be turned in as late as Monday, the 8th.


Veteran’s Day Assembly:

Our 8th-grade band has the honor and privilege to play in the school-wide Veteran’s Day assembly each year. This occurs during the school day and all students will be excused from missing their classes. Students will be fed for free and need to wear their all-black concert attire.

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.


Carowinds Downpayment:

Please remember that your Carowinds downpayment for all 8th graders and chaperones is due next Friday, November 12th. You may pay in cash, check or online. The cookie dough fundraiser can lower that payment by 3 dollars per item sold. Take the number of items sold and multiply it by $3 to get your total off of the $50 deposit and entire trip payment in general.

Feel free to contact me with any questions and let me know if you are available to volunteer in the next couple of weeks!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net