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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

9/19-9/24

Week at a glance:

Saturday: 9/24 Trojan band game

Chocolate Bar fundraiser:

We are excited to begin our World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser this week. Each chocolate bar will be sold for $1. Each box has 60 candy bars containing the following flavors: Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Dark Chocolate Bars, W.F. Crisp Bars, Wafer, Milk Chocolate Bars, and Caramel Bars. 

Students will bring home one box of chocolate bars at a time. Each student will need to submit $60 before receiving another box to sell. Cash is accepted as well as checks written out to CJHS BAND. No online purchases may be made for this fundraiser. 

CAUTION: Warm temperatures will melt the chocolate. Do NOT leave chocolate bars in vehicles or warm spaces. We will NOT accept any damaged or melted chocolate. 

The fundraiser ends on Friday, October 7th. Please turn in the $60 at that time for your current box. No unopened boxes will be accepted and students must pay the difference for the chocolate bars that were not sold. As an example: If a student sells 55 chocolate bars, then the student will pay the remaining $5 out of pocket upon submitting their money. 

8th graders will earn $30 off of their Carowinds trip per each box sold! Carowinds information will be sent home this week.

PRIZES: 

Most Boxes sold – $100 Gift Card

2nd Place – $50 Gift Card

3rd Place – $25 Gift Card

*For every box that is sold, students will gain 1 entry into our $50 gift card raffle. Four names will be drawn for the $50 gift card prizes.

I am excited about our Carowinds trip and to raise funds for our band program to purchase equipment, music, and instruments. Thank you for your participation! 


West Georgia Winds:

Congratulations to our band members who earned a spot in the West Georgia Wind Honor Band for the 2022-2023 season! We are proud of you for your hard work and proud to have you representing us!


UWG Concert Field Trip:

We had a GREAT time on Tuesday during our annual UWG field trip! We had fun playing video games, board games, and sports followed by a catered meal from MOES. Thank you to all of the chaperones that donated their time, food, and supplies to make this night a special one. The concert experience was unforgettable and I hope that you can see the joy on the faces of the students in the pictures below.


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! 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

9/12-9/17 Updates

Good morning,

We have a busy week ahead!

Monday:

Tuesday: UWG Field Trip

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday: Chocolate Bar Fundraiser Begins/ Wind Ensemble rehearsal until 4:30/DHB Forms Due

Saturday: Trojan Band Game at CHS Stadium


UWG Concert: This Tuesday

Our first field trip of the year is this Tuesday! We are looking for a donation for our dessert that night if there are any people who would like to contribute. If you did not initially sign up to chaperone but would like to help I could still use some volunteers. Feeding this many students will take a village! Please contact me if you are interested.

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 Begins
8:30 Concert concludes
8:45 Arrive back at CJHS


DHB: Forms and fees are due this Friday, September 16th.

Google Form: https://forms.gle/Pi4SEFmshJ1TAZnA6

District Honor Band is similar to All-Region that many of our Athletes are nominated for. Students prepare four scales, a chromatic scale, an etude, and a sight read in an audition hosted on December 3rd at Cartersville Middle School.

If selected, students will participate with the best middle school band students at our District Honor Band in Ringgold, Georgia. Students will prepare a concert with a guest conductor and will get to meet friends from around our area that are just like them!

Information regarding DHB audition materials will be posted in google classroom on Monday. Students who are looking for a challenge and who wish to push themself are highly encouraged to audition. I am hopeful that some of our students will proudly represent us in this prestigious ensemble!


Trojan Band Game: This Saturday 9/17 @ CHS Stadium

Football Schedule

1:00 PM Report to Carrollton High School Band Room

2:00 PM Game beings

4:00 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.


Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Announcements 9/5-9/9

Good evening,

I hope that you all have had a restful long weekend!


WGW

This is the last week to sign up to audition for the West Georgia Winds Middle School Honor Band. Our students had a blast last year and I am hoping for a great turnout this Sunday from our Carrollton students. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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


UWG Concert: Due September 9th

The University of West Georgia graciously allows our band program to have a special night out with them each year during one of their Wind Ensemble concerts.

On September 13th, those who choose to attend will stay after school for recreational activities, fellowship, video games, a candlelit dinner, and then an exciting concert at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center! The itinerary is posted below. Students who wish to attend as well as chaperones/volunteers must fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/pWfsdyYa2N3uAZgp7

All students must complete the form and pay the $10 fee in order to attend the trip. Chaperones must fill out the form but do not need to pay for their food.

Forms and money are due this Friday, September 9th

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 Begins
8:30 Concert concludes
8:45 Arrive back at CJHS


DHB: Forms and fee due Friday September 16th.

Google Form: https://forms.gle/Pi4SEFmshJ1TAZnA6

District Honor Band is similar to All-Region that many of our Athletes are nominated for. Students prepare four scales, a chromatic scale, an etude, and sight read in an audition hosted on December 3rd at Cartersville Middle School.

If selected, students will participate with the best middle school band students at our District Honor Band in Ringgold, Georgia. Students will prepare a concert with a guest conductor and will get to meet friends from around our area that are just like them!

Information regarding to DHB audition materials will be posted in google classroom on Monday. Students who are looking for a challenge and who wish to push themself are highly encouraged to audition. I am hopeful that some of our students will proudly represent us in this prestigious ensemble!


Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Announcements 8/29-9/2

Due this Friday:

  • $30 band fees for all students
  • Trojan band form and fees (located below) for all students
  • Equipment check for all students (info below)

Trojan Band: Forms and fee due Friday September 2nd

Each year we create a pep band for our 8th grade football team to bring spirit to our school. This optional activity, known as Trojan Band, is a great opportunity for students to show school spirit and learn some stand tunes and songs needed for high school marching band. Students are given a shirt and will be fed during half time at both games. The Google Form below and the fee must be completed/turned in by September 2nd in order for the t shirts to come in on time.

https://forms.gle/uZhjYaMxvvaGf2kVA

Volunteers are always needed and will be sought out as we get closer! I cannot wait to cheer on our Trojans!


Equipment Check: This Friday during class

We will have our first equipment check this Friday during class. All students must have their band binders with sheet protectors, a pencil, their instrument with a name tag on it, instrument, and 4 working reeds for our woodwind players.

Links to all reeds, sticks, mallet bags, and more are located on our previous post on the website.


UWG Concert: Due September 9th

The University of West Georgia graciously allows our band program to have a special night out with them each year during one of their Wind Ensemble concerts.

On September 13th, those who choose to attend will stay after school for recreational activities, fellowship, video games, a candlelit dinner, and then an exciting concert at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center! The itinerary is posted below. Students who wish to attend as well as chaperones/volunteers must fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/pWfsdyYa2N3uAZgp7

All students must complete the form and pay the $10 fee in order to attend the trip. Chaperones must fill out the form but do not need to pay for their food.

Forms and money are due Friday, September 9th

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 Begins
8:30 Concert concludes
8:45 Arrive back at CJHS


DHB: Forms and fee due Friday September 16th.

Google Form: https://forms.gle/Pi4SEFmshJ1TAZnA6

District Honor Band is similar to All-Region that many of our Athletes are nominated for. Students prepare four scales, a chromatic scale, an etude, and sight read in an audition hosted on December 3rd at Cartersville Middle School.

If selected, students will participate with the best middle school band students at our District Honor Band in Ringgold, Georgia. Students will prepare a concert with a guest conductor and will get to meet friends from around our area that are just like them!

Information regarding to DHB audition materials will be posted in google classroom on Monday. Students who are looking for a challenge and who wish to push themself are highly encouraged to audition. I am hopeful that some of our students will proudly represent us in this prestigious ensemble!


WGW

We are honored to have our campus host the second season of the West Georgia Winds ensemble! 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


I hope that everyone has a wonderful Sunday evening and I look forward to working with the students tomorrow!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

8/22-8/26 Announcements

Good evening,

We begin a very busy week this week in band class with announcements of exciting activities, field trips, and more!

UWG Concert

The University of West Georgia graciously allows our band program to have a special night out with them each year during one of their Wind Ensemble concerts.

On September 13th, those who choose to attend will stay after school for recreational activities, fellowship, video games, a candlelit dinner, and then an exciting concert at the Carroll County Performing Arts Center! The itinerary is posted below. Students who wish to attend as well as chaperones/volunteers must fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/pWfsdyYa2N3uAZgp7

All students must complete the form and pay the $10 fee in order to attend the trip. Chaperones must fill out the form but do not need to pay for their food.

Forms and money are due Friday, September 9th

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 Begins
8:30 Concert concludes
8:45 Arrive back at CJHS


DHB

District Honor Band is similar to All-Region that many of our Athletes are nominated for. Students prepare four scales, a chromatic scale, an etude, and sight read in an audition hosted on December 3rd at Cartersville Middle School.

If selected, students will participate with the best middle school band students at our District Honor Band in Ringgold, Georgia. Students will prepare a concert with a guest conductor and will get to meet friends from around our area that are just like them!

Information regarding to DHB audition materials will be posted in google classroom on Monday. Students who are looking for a challenge and who wish to push themself are highly encouraged to audition. I am hopeful that some of our students will proudly represent us in this prestigious ensemble!


Trojan Band

Each year we create a pep band for our 8th grade football team to bring spirit to our school. This optional activity, known as Trojan Band, is a great opportunity for students to show school spirit and learn some stand tunes and songs needed for high school marching band. Students are given a shirt and will be fed during half time at both games. The Google Form below and the fee must be completed/turned in by September 2nd in order for the t shirts to come in on time.

https://forms.gle/uZhjYaMxvvaGf2kVA

Volunteers are always needed and will be sought out as we get closer! I cannot wait to cheer on our Trojans!


WGW

We are honored to have our campus host the second season of the West Georgia Winds ensemble! 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


I am so excited to get this year going and cannot wait to make more music this week at the Junior High. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions by contacting me at maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net

Sincerely,

Ms. Maria Menendez

Welcome Back

Our first day is off to a GREAT start! As we go through the school and band handbook I would like to draw your attention to a few things:


Please “Subscribe” to this website for up-to-date information. This website has important information such as:

  • Forms
  • Fundraising information
  • Chair placement
  • Schedules
  • Calendars

Entering your email will send the information directly to your inbox. This will help you stay up to date with all things CJHS Band!


Please text @trband2223 to 81010 to receive information such as bus ETA on field trips and quick reminders.


Other Reminders:

  • All students need a black 1-inch binder with sheet protectors and a pencil for band class. These may be purchased for $3 from Ms. Menendez
  • All students have a $30 band fee that may be submitted in cash or check (written out to CJHS Band) OR by paying online on our Revtrak website.
  • Handbook forms are due September 2nd.

Equipment Needs:

The equipment posted below must be purchased by September 2nd.

Clarinets, saxophones, and double reeds:

Brass:

Percussion:

More information to come! Welcome back!

Sincerely,

Ms. Menendez

maria.menendez@carrolltoncityschools.net