Holiday Concert – Thursday 7pm

Thursday, November 30, the North Paulding Band Program will present its second concert of the year! As noted in the syllabus, each ensemble is a performance based class that utilizes public performances as part of the learning process. All rehearsals and performances are equated into the nine-week grade for each semester. We are super excited with the progress that the students have made so far this semester and look forward to celebrating with a great night of music.  The show starts at 7:00 pm. 

Below, please find information related to each specific ensemble. Part of the process is arriving on time, in the correct uniform, and consistently displaying a high level of concert etiquette throughout the entire evening. Students will not be permitted to perform if they are not in the correct attire. Students sit in the side section on Stage Right (closest to the band room) during the concert and will be monitored by chaperones. Students are to be in the auditorium once their band is done, pay attention to the concert, and remain quiet while in the audience. Students will not use their phones, talk, or cause any distractions during a performance. Failure to follow this etiquette will result in removal from the concert and a grade of 0 for the concert. 

Students are required to stay through to the end of the concert. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the concert and at the end. Being tardy for the first attendance will reduce your grade. Not being present for the student’s portion of the concert or attendance at the end of the concert will result in a 0 for the concert. Not being present for the final attendance will reduce your grade.

Please contact the band office if you have any questions.

Attendance and Concert Attire:

CONCERT BAND (1st and 2nd Block)
Attendance Time: 6:00 pm in your seat in the auditorium.
Attire: Black button down dress shirt or blouse, black belt, black dress pants, long black socks, and black dress shoes OR black dress and black flats (no heels)

Attendance Time: 6:45 pm in the band room
Attire: Black button down dress shirt or blouse, black belt, black dress pants, long black socks, and black dress shoes OR school dress and black flats (no heels)

Attendance Time: 6:55 pm in the auditorium watching Concert Band 
Attire: School tuxedo, long black socks, and black dress shoes OR school dress and black flats (no heels)

Don’t forget to bring donations for our food drive to benefit Helping Hands of Paulding County. We will have collection boxes at both auditorium doors during our Winter Concert. Toiletries and clothing items are also accepted. You can find a list on Helping Hands’ website. Please bring something to donate if you are able.

Dallas Christmas Parade

The Dallas Christmas parade is this Saturday, December 2nd. We are looking forward to a very fun day! There are a lot of details below. Please be sure to read them ahead of time so that you know where you are going and your student is on time. The addresses have been linked to Google Maps and there are helpful maps at the bottom of this post to assist you.

Percussion and Tubas – These sections ONLY will need to meet at the band room at 9:30AM on Saturday to load instruments on the trailer. Once that is done, they will need transportation to the parade. 

Schedule for the day:

  • Inclement Weather Decision 9:00 am
  • Trailer Load time 9:30 am
  • Drop Off Time: 11:00-11:15 am
  • Parade Call Time 11:30 am
  • Parade Start Time 1:00 pm
  • Anticipated dismissal 2:30 pm

Meeting Location (unload, change, warmup, etc)

Paulding County School District Transportation Department: 522 Hardee St #4715, Dallas, GA 30132

Drop Off Instructions

11:00 am – 11:15 am (please do your best to fit this schedule, all bands are having to use this road) 

Parents will need to use Highway 61 and turn onto Henry Holland Drive. (See first photo below)

A police officer and Rotarian will be stationed at the entrance, you will need to have the band logo Dashboard Tag visible to enter that road. These will be distributed to the students so be sure to ask them for it.

Drive to where Henry Holland Drive meets Main Street, let students out, then U-turn and exit back onto 61 from Henry Holland Drive.

Students cannot be dropped off at this location after 12:00, I suggest dropping off at Belong Church or in downtown Dallas and walking (quickly) to the location.

Parking is available at Belong Church (formerly Oasis) and at public parking in downtown Dallas.

If you park at Belong Church, walk up Academy Drive, then turn right down Main Street, the Holding Area will be on the left. After the parade, those of you parked here will walk the parade route together to get back to the church. 

If you park in the parade parking at the end of the parade, walk down Main Street, the parade route, to get to the Holding Area. It will be on the left. 
Restrooms/Weather Shelter

Dallas Elementary School: 520 Hardee St #4713, Dallas, GA 30132

Parade Start Location

Intersection of Academy Drive and Main Street

Parade Trailer Load/Pickup Area

Band will de-uniform and load trailer at the intersection of W Griffin Street and Hood Street.

Students will be dismissed after their uniform and instrument are loaded.

Recommended pickup between South Street and Hood Street, make sure your car is headed towards Dallas, not away from it (so your student doesn’t need to cross the street).
Order of Bands

  1. East Paulding High School
  2. South Paulding High School
  3. North Paulding High School
  4. Hiram High School 
  5. Paulding County High School

Mrs. Fields Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Who likes cookies? Personally, I’m a huge fan. This is YOUR CHANCE to sell some COOKIE DOUGH to get some DOUGH in your band account! ALL band and guard students can participate in these Indoor Drumline fundraisers too! Add to your student account while helping the Indoor Drumline program at the same time.

This fundraiser is a very similar format to the Socksgiving fundraiser (which is still going on, BTW). Here are some key details…

  • Friends and family can purchase a 24 pack of cookie dough for $29.99.
  • It ships DIRECTLY to the consumer in dry ice. So they don’t need to worry about it sitting out while they’re gone.
  • STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR THIS FUNDRAISER! The link for the fundraiser sign-up is here:
  • Must order by December 1st to be guaranteed before Christmas.
  • Sale ends December 19th.
  • There is nothing to turn in – your friends and family will order everything online through your personal sales link.

Cookie dough sells well and Mrs. Fields is one of the best! Get out there and get that DOUGH!

Fundraiser set-up instructions

Fundraiser Flyer – When the QR code on this flyer is scanned, it will take them to the main fundraiser page and they can select your student’s name from a drop down menu. You must register for the fundraiser first in order to display in the student dropdown. (See link in bulleted items above to register.)

$8 per cookie pack sold comes back to the Band. Of that $8, $5 will be credited to your student band account and $3 will go to the Indoor Drumline fund.

Nothing Bundt Cake Fundraiser

Just in time for holiday class parties, teacher gifts, and get togethers with friends…announcing our sweetest fundraiser yet from Nothing Bundt Cake!

How to participate:

  • Your friends and family can purchase individual bundtlets -OR- vouchers that the recipient can use to purchase a bundtlet at a later time. Either option is $7.
  • Collect orders using the order form linked below. Turn your order form and money collected in to THE BAND ROOM SAFE no later than Friday, December 1st!!
  • You MUST be available to pick up your order Friday, December 15th from 3:30 – 6:30pm. For the safety of all bundtlets, they cannot go home with your student on the bus. We will have a pickup station set up on the sidewalk outside the band room for your convenience. Drive thru service!
  • Please deliver your orders that weekend so they are fresh for the recipient.

Parents, please remind your student to put these IN THE SAFE. Not on the counter near the safe. Not on Mr. Mack or Ms. Gray’s desk or chair or mail bin. IN THE SAFE. Seriously…this has been an issue this year and orders have been missed!

Ways to sell:

  • Social media – Share that you will be their elf and deliver these to them! They are the perfect sweet treat for teacher gifts, class parties, holiday get togethers, baby sitters, pet sitters, etc.
  • Put a flyer and order form in the break room in your office!
  • Are you a teacher? Put a flyer and order form in the mail room at school!
  • Share the fundraiser with family over Thanksgiving! (No shame!)
  • Friendly with your neighbors? Have your band student ask them!


Fundraiser Flyer – Print and Share with friends in person!

25% of all purchases are donated directly to the band. This is a 50/50 fundraiser.

Panda Express Spirit Night

Indoor Drumline is having a spirit night at the Panda Express on Cobb Pkwy in Acworth this Wednesday, November 15th from 4-10pm. You must say you are with the North Paulding Band or show this flyer to be counted as part of the fundraiser. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Indoor Drumline fund.

Mark your calendars and make plans to get dinner from Panda Express!

November Booster Meeting

Tuesday night is our November Booster Meeting. This is the last booster meeting in 2023. Please plan to join us!

On the agenda:
We will be taking a new vote on the Indoor budget due to a procedural error in the vote at the last meeting. We’ll also talk about the upcoming Winter Concert, the Christmas Parade, and more!