Author: cjhstrojanband

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)

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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

8th Grade Night Schedule

Good morning,

Due to our game being televised tonight, our schedule has been updated slightly by half an hour. Students will report to the band room after 6th block and will be taken care of by Ms. Menendez. The students will have their devices with them and may keep you updated on the progress of the game. All students must stay until after half-time. Please pick up your students at the CHS band room.

We would love to have some volunteers during dinner time serving food! Please meet us at the CHS band room if you would like to help serve dinner and get involved!

8th Grade Night *required for all 8th graders*: Updated 10/2 at 7:45 AM

Schedule:

  • 3:30 report to CJHS band room to meet Ms. Menendez. Walk down to CHS Band room together.
  • 4:45pm Report to Band Field for Pre-game rehearsal
  • 5:30pm Dinner and t-shirt provided by the boosters
  • 6:30pm Uniform Check-in Stadium
  • 7:15 Ampitheater performance
  • 7:30pm Pre-Game
  • 8:00pm Kick-Off
  • Approx. 9:00pm Half-time
  • 10:00 Optional 8th grade Student pick-up time
  • Approx. 11:00pm Game Ends for students who wish to stay the entire game.

We hope to see you in the audience cheering on your 8th graders!

-M. Menendez

10/2-10/8

It is the last week before Fall break and it is a BUSY one!

Monday: After school rehearsal until 4 for Hispanic Heritage Assembly Volunteers

Tuesday: Field trip during 2nd block for Instrumental Methods

Wednesday: After school rehearsal until 4 for Hispanic Heritage Assembly Volunteers. Professor Mothersole and Professor Taylor visit to rehearse during 6th block with Wind Ensemble

Thursday: Professor Dennis Naughton visits with Wind Ensemble during 6th block

Friday: 8th grade night/Candy Bar fundraiser due/Hispanic Heritage Month Assembly during school.

Saturday: Legacy of Champions Band Competition (adult and student volunteers needed!)


Hispanic Heritage Month Assembly: All volunteers who would like to participate in our performance please email Ms. Menendez individually and attend both rehearsals this week.


2nd Block Field Trip: 2nd block will attend First Baptist Church to learn about the organ with their staff. We will depart at the beginning of 2nd block and will return around 10:45.


8th Grade Night *required for all 8th graders*:

Schedule:

  • 3:30 report to CJHS band room to meet Ms. Menendez. Walk down to CHS Band room together.
  • 4:45pm Report to Band Field for Pre-game rehearsal
  • 5:30pm Dinner and t-shirt provided by the boosters
  • 6:30pm Uniform Check-in Stadium
  • 7:00pm Pre-Game
  • 7:30pm Kick-Off
  • Approx. 9:00pm Half-time
  • 10:00 Optional 8th grade Student pick-up time
  • Approx. 10:30pm Game Ends for students who wish to stay the entire game.
    • *Students will be able to contact you during 4th quarter to give you a better estimate of what time the game will be ending. Hopefully, most of our students will stay for the entire game so that they can participate in our very special Battle Hymn tradition at the end of the game!*

Friday is going to be an absolute blast!


Candy Bar Fundraiser: Our fundraiser will conclude this Friday during the school day. All students must turn in their current box of chocolates and $60. No incomplete boxes will be accepted. I am so proud of our students and am excited to see how we do on Friday!


Legacy of Champions Marching Competition: Our high school will host our annual band competition this Saturday. If your student would like to earn some volunteer hours or would like to just help out please contact Ms. Menendez. If you are an adult and would like to assist with concessions, traffic guards, transportation, etc., please let me know as well.

Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

9/26-9/30

Good evening!

We had a wonderful Homecoming week! Thank you to everyone who participated in the parade and the Junior High game on Saturday.

Our 8th graders need to make their Carowinds online account at their earliest convenience. All payments and registration will occur through the website. It may be wise to bookmark this site for future reference.

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

Have a wonderful night!

-Ms. Menendez

Maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Homecoming Parade and Trojan Band Info

Homecoming Parade:

Our 7th and 8th graders have been invited to march in the homecoming parade tomorrow!

7th brass and woodwinds: marching with no instruments

8th brass and woodwinds: marching and playing with instruments

10:30 AM: All percussion (7th and 8th) report to the CJHS band room. Mr. Nelson will provide lunch.

12:00: All 7th and 8th brass and woodwinds will report to the CJHS band room.

12:15: All 7th and 8th-grade brass and woodwinds will walk with Ms. Menendez to the CUES to stage for the parade.

1:00: parade!

Uniform: t-shirt provided tomorrow by Ms. Menendez, shorts, tennis shoes, and sunglasses if needed. No hats.


Trojan Band:

Saturday was a blast cheering on our Trojans at Grisham Stadium. Thank you to all of our volunteers and students for knocking it out of the park. I am excited to cheer on the Trojans again this Saturday, the 24th again! The report time is 1 PM at the CHS band room. The game occurs from 2-4 and we hope that you will come out and cheer alongside our band students!

I am looking forward to another great week with the CJHS Band!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net