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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

Trojan Pep Band Game Cancelled

Good evening,

We have learned that the Region One Act play will be hosted in the Mabry Arts Center tomorrow morning. Due to the proximity of the MAC and the stadium, the football program has decided to not use the PA system and the band program has decided to not perform music in the stadium.

Our administration is adamant about getting our Trojan Band out there to cheer on our Trojans very soon. We all apologize for the inconvenience and hope that informing you the day before will allow for you to make plans with your family tomorrow. Our band will NOT perform at the game tomorrow.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

Concert Recap and Football Game Info

Fall Concert

Wow! What a tremendous opening concert for the school year! Our 7th and 8th graders performed a beautiful concert on Tuesday at the Mabry Arts Center. Thank you to all of those in attendance and I cannot wait for our Winter concert on December 14th!

Football Schedule

8:45 AM Report to Carrollton High School Band Room

9:00 AM Warm up

10:00 AM Game beings

12:00 Game concludes/pick up time at CHS Band room bus loop

We are in need of donations of water bottles and desserts for Saturday if anyone is willing. Parents who are willing to volunteer to serve food or move equipment may contact me ahead of time.


Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Our cookie dough fundraiser concludes on the 3rd. Let’s finish this strong and continue selling throughout this weekend.

To sell online students will need to make an account by clicking on this link: https://cp21.1cookie.com/carrollton-junior-high-school/

Things to remember:

  • Student earns a free candy bar of their choice for selling their first 5 boxes!
  • For every 15 boxes/tubs that they sell they get one free tub of chunky chocolate chip
  • 8th graders will earn $3 off of their Carowinds trip for every box sold
  • Due date: November 3rd.
  • Delivery: Online orders are delivered in a week while brochure orders will be delivered after Thanksgiving.
  • Checks written out to CJHS Band

UWG Trip Meeting

I am looking to plan a special night on December 12th for our students. Students have been informed of the University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble concert that evening and we have decided to plan a field trip to go and watch them! I am looking to meet with some parent volunteers on Monday the 1st, at 4:00 PM in the CJHS band room to plan this field trip. If there are any parent volunteers that would like to meet and help me plan the trip I would appreciate that! Please let me know ahead of time if you are availible.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Concert Tonight/Schedule for Saturday

Good afternoon,

Please enjoy reading through our program for tonight’s concert.

Report time 6:30 at Mabry Arts Center

Dress Code:

This includes the following:

  • Black slacks
  • Black closed-toed shoes
  • Black socks
  • Black long-sleeved shirt
  • Dresses and skirts may be worn but must be below the knee when seated. Black non-see through tights must be worn

Trojan Pep Band Game on Saturday:

Schedule:

8:45 AM Report to Carrollton High School Band Room

9:00 AM Warm up

10:00 AM Game beings

12:00 Game concludes/pick up time at CHS Band room bus loop

We are in need of donations of water bottles and desserts for Saturday if anyone is willing. Parents who are willing to volunteer to serve food or move equipment may contact me ahead of time.

Go Trojans!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

8th Grade Night and Fall Concert Trojan Band Game on Saturday

Good evening,

8th-grade night was a huge success! Thank you to Mr. Carr, Mr. Nelson, and the entire high school marching band for welcoming us with open arms. I hope that the students had a blast and I look forward to having many of them in our band next year at CHS!

Fall Concert

Concert Tomorrow, October 26th:

The students have been working so hard to prepare this concert for you all! We will have our first concert of the year next Tuesday at the Mabry Arts Center at 7 PM. All students are required to wear concert black. This concert is free and will conclude in less than an hour. All students are required to remain for the duration of the concert. The report time is 6:30 PM.

This includes the following:

  • Black slacks
  • Black closed-toed shoes
  • Black socks
  • Black long-sleeved shirt
  • Dresses and skirts may be worn but must be below the knee when seated. Black non-see through tights must be worn

Feel free to share the images below on social media and invite your loved ones to support our students tomorrow night!


Trojan Pep Band Game on Saturday

I was just informed today that we have been invited to play at the game on Saturday for our 8th football team! Our 8th-grade football team has made the playoffs and we would like to support them. I will post the itinerary once the game time has been set. All 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to participate on Saturday in our pep band even if they have not participated yet this year. I will post a schedule as well as ask for volunteers later in the week. We are excited for another opportunity to support our CJHS Trojans!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Cookie Dough

We are SO excited to begin our cookie dough fundraiser today!

Students have the option to sell through the brochure that was sent home today, online, or both!

To sell online students will need to make an account by clicking on this link: https://cp21.1cookie.com/carrollton-junior-high-school/

Photos of the forms are attached below:

Things to remember:

  • Student earns a free candy bar of their choice for selling their first 5 boxes!
  • For every 15 boxes/tubs that they sell they get one free tub of chunky chocolate chip
  • 8th graders will earn $3 off of their Carowinds trip for every box sold
  • Due date: November 3rd.
  • Delivery: Online orders are delivered in a week while brochure orders will be delivered after Thanksgiving.
  • Checks written out to CJHS Band

Please take some time to read through the form above and let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you so much for helping our band program! We will purchase new music stands this year with the profit from this fundraiser.

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Busy Week Ahead!

Good afternoon,

I am so thankful for our Fall Break and for the opportunity to recharge! We have a very busy week this week so please pay close attention to the following announcements.

Week at a glance:

Monday: 7th Grade after school rehearsal at CJHS Band room until 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8th Grade after school rehearsal at CJHS Band room until 5:00 PM (No DHB after School)

Wednesday: Cookie Dough Fundraiser begins!

Thursday: DHB practice after school until 4:00 PM

Friday: 8th Grade Night. *Required for all 8th grade band members. *


After School Rehearsals:

In order for our concerts to be successful we need extended rehearsal time for both grades. Our 7th graders will rehearse their concert music tomorrow and our 8th graders will rehearsal on Tuesday. I schedule only one rehearsal for the Fall concert in order to ensure that our concerts run smoothly, yet not take up too much time from all of the other activities that the students participate in. Each rehearsal is a grade for all students. Please ensure that your student is at school tomorrow and that they have a ride ready to pick them up at 5 pm.


Concert Tuesday, October 26th:

The students have been working so hard to prepare this concert for you all! We will have our first concert of the year next Tuesday at the Mabry Arts Center at 7 PM. All students are required to wear concert black. This concert is free and will conclude in less than an hour. All students are required to remain for the duration of the concert. Report time is 6:30 PM.

This includes the following:

  • Black slacks
  • Black closed-toed shoes
  • Black socks
  • Black long-sleeved shirt
  • Dresses and skirts may be worn but must be below the knee when seated. Black non-see through tights must be worn.

8th Grade Night 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 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!

Upcoming News:

Be ready for cookie dough information on Wednesday. We are excited to sell to our community again and cannot wait for you all to see the delicious options that we have here.

I have added a field trip on November the 12th. Information to come home soon as it is just now getting approved by my principal and those above him. Be on the lookout!

Carowinds info has been sent home. You may read through the information below as well. Down payment is due next month!

I look forward to seeing all of our students tomorrow!

Sincerely,

M. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net