Finishing Strong

We ONLY have 4 weeks left of school! For those of us with Seniors, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?? We have an amazing group of seniors that are preparing to graduate and work towards becoming adults! They will be missed! This also means that we have lots to do and celebrate. Band Dinner, Band BBQ, Spring Concert, Coke Fundraiser, Band Prom, graduation, and preparing for another awesome Band Camp!


General Band Booster Meeting

Please join us this Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 pm in the Don Hall Band Room for the Spring Booster Meeting. We will be voting for officers, reviewing trip information, and getting ready for band camp and next year.


Band BBQ – May 3, 2018

Have you began selling BBQ tickets? If you have not, please ask your student where their packet is and SELL THOSE TICKETS. If they have not picked up their packet, please ask them to see Ms. Dothard first thing Monday morning! Many local businesses are happy to support our band program during BBQ time, and they look for our students, so don’t be afraid to ask! Remember, for groups of 10 or more, we are happy to offer local delivery, and it’s a great selling point!

Students selling all 30 of their tickets will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes offered this year for top sellers, some of which includes:

  • Trojan Band Shoppe gift certificates ($50, $30, and $20)
  • Trojan Store gift certificates ($50, $30, and $20)
  • Band Lot parking space
  • $50 off Fall Marching Fees
  • And more!

So sell, sell, SELL and keep selling! If you need more tickets, please see Ms. Dothard.

Don’t forget! Packet turn in night:

  • Thursday, April 26th from 4:00 pm until 6:00pm in the Band Room.
  • Packets may also be turned in during 8th grade parent orientation which begins at 6:30pm in the band room.
  • All money, checks, and any unsold tickets should be returned at that time. Please also provide a list of any promised delivery groups and contact information for the day of delivery!

Tickets may be purchased online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/BBQ-Fundraiser/#/list

  • If tickets are purchased online, there will be a spot at the BBQ where the list of online purchased tickets will be.

Please plan to join us to help on Thursday, May 3rd, BBQ Day! It’s such a fun day!

Charms sign ups will be made available very soon!


Band Dinner and Awards – May 1, 2018

We will once again enjoy catering by Longhorn Steakhouse for our Band Dinner on May 1st! Each person eating dinner will need to pay $12. Payments can be made by check (made out to the CHS Band Boosters), cash, or credit card (https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/). Payments will need to be made by April 27th to reserve your meal! We also have a dessert sign up at: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4063863

Menu: Steak, baked potato, salad, bread, tea or lemonade. Vegetarian option available upon prior request. Please email chstrojanbands@gmail.com ASAP prior to the event if you wish to request a vegetarian meal.

Please make plans for you and your family to attend this fun evening where we celebrate the success of our kids! Also, sign up to bring dessert to share!


Band Prom – May 12, 2018

The Band Prom is a night where our band students get dressed up and dance! Students decorate the band room and bring snacks to share. Students will decide on the band prom theme this week. It is a fun night for our band students! Please encourage your student to participate!


Dates To Remember!

  • April 23-26 4:00-6:30 pm- Percussion Placement Auditions
  • April 23, 24 & 26 4:00-8:00pm- Color Guard Auditions
  • April 24 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting 6:30 pm ** NOTE NEW DATE
  • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents 6:30 pm
  • April 26 – BBQ turn in 4-6 pm
  • May 1 – Band Banquet and Awards 6 pm (This event is for Band students and their parents- $12 per person)
  • May 3 – Band Barbecue
  • May 8 – Spring Concert 7 pm
    • WORLD PREMIERE – Grosso Blue by Katahj Copley featuring former Trojan Daniel Kuntz on clarinet, Kyle Willoughby on Bass Clarinet, and Mr. Carr on clarinet. It is going to be awesome! You don’t want to miss this concert!
  • May 12 – Band Prom

Band Audition Results

Wow! Our students’ hard work continues to be evident year after year! Posting audition results is always bittersweet because we have some students who have set personal records that we want to celebrate and others who may be unhappy with the results because although they improved they did not achieve the chair results that they desired. I hope that we all realize that competition can make us push harder as long as we all remain fun to compete with. This means that when things do go our way we remain encouraging of those who may not have had the same experience and if they did not go our way we remain optimistic and realize that the ability to improve our results resides in our willingness to improve individual practice habits. Besides, auditions are a snap shot of your overall improvement. As imperfect as audition processes are, it is similar to a job interview. You get one shot to make the best impression you can. We continue to grow as a band program because our students are willing to put their best foot forward at audition time. Thank you for trying your best and encouraging one another to achieve excellence! 2018 results


If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

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2018 Show Announcement

The Carrollton Trojan Band has been working hard to prepare the show for next season. After many collaborative meetings we have decided on the following theme for next year. We hope that you enjoy the video! GO TROJANS!

The Countdown Has Begun!

The year will be over in just a few short weeks, but these last few weeks are packed! We have: A General Booster Meeting, and 8th Grade Parent Orientation Meeting, the annual Band BBQ, Band Dinner & Awards Night, Band Prom, a Spring Concert, and a Coke fundraiser! WOW!!


Band BBQ – May 3, 2018

Band BBQ packets were distributed to students on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 10th & 11th. Have you seen them? If you have not, please ask your student. If they have not picked up their packet, please ask them to see Ms. Dothard first thing Monday morning! Many local businesses are happy to support our band program during BBQ time, and they look for our students, so don’t be afraid to ask! Remember, for groups of 10 or more, we are happy to offer local delivery, and it’s a great selling point!

Students selling all 30 of their tickets will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes offered this year for top sellers, some of which includes:

  • Trojan Band Shoppe gift certificates ($50, $30, and $20)
  • Trojan Store gift certificates ($50, $30, and $20)
  • Band Lot parking space
  • $50 off Fall Marching Fees
  • And more!

So sell, sell, SELL and keep selling! If you need more tickets, please see Ms. Dothard.

Don’t forget! Packet turn-in night:

  • Thursday, April 26th from 4:00 pm until 6:00pm in the Band Room.
  • Packets may also be turned in during 8th grade parent orientation which begins at 6:30pm in the band room.
  • All money, checks, and any unsold tickets should be returned at that time. Please also provide a list of any promised delivery groups, delivery details, and contact information for the day of delivery!

Please plan to join us to help on Thursday, May 3rd, BBQ Day! It’s such a fun day!

Charms sign-ups will be made available very soon!


Band Dinner and Awards Night – May 1, 2018

We will once again enjoy catering by Longhorn Steakhouse for our Band Dinner on May 1st! Each person eating dinner will need to pay $12. Payments can be made by check (made out to the CHS Band Boosters), cash, or credit card (https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/). We will be able to take credit cards by Wednesday of this week. Sorry for the delay. Payments will need to be made by April 27th to reserve your meal! We also have a dessert sign up at: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=4063863

Please make plans for you and your family to attend this fun evening where we celebrate the success of our kids! Also, sign up to bring dessert to share!


Band Prom – May 12, 2018

The Band Prom is a night where our band students get dressed up and dance! Students decorate the band room and bring snacks to share. Students will decide on the band prom theme this week. It is a fun night for our band students! Please encourage your student to participate!


Dates To Remember!

  • April 23-26 4:00-6:30 pm- Percussion Placement Auditions
  • April 23, 24 & 26 4:00-8:00pm- Color Guard Auditions
  • April 24 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting 6:30 pm ** NOTE NEW DATE
  • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents 6:30 pm
  • April 26 – BBQ turn-in 4-6 pm
  • May 1 – Band Banquet and Awards Night 6 pm (This event is for Band students and their parents- $12 per person)
  • May 3 – Band Barbecue
  • May 8 – Spring Concert 7 pm
    • WORLD PREMIERE – Grosso Blue by Katahj Copley featuring former Trojan Daniel Kuntz on clarinet, Kyle Willoughby on Bass Clarinet, and Mr. Carr on clarinet. It is going to be awesome! You don’t want to miss this concert!
  • May 12 – Band Prom

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

Auditions, BBQ, & Trip Info

Auditions, BBQ & Trip Info… & Did I hear SPRING BREAK! Ready, Set, GO!!!

I know it doesn’t feel like it today, but Spring Break is almost here! One more week….


Trojan Band Barbecue

It is almost Spring, and that means, time for the annual Trojan Band Barbecue! This is one of my favorite events!

  • May 3, 2018
  • Visitors’ Concession Stand of Grisham Stadium
  • Students are required to sell 30 tickets to this event. If students do not sell tickets, a donation of $175 is requested. Selling tickets is easier than you think! Sell tickets at your work, to your family, neighbors, teachers, and local businesses. Our community knows about this and is just waiting for your to ASK.
  • Tickets will be available soon!
  • Make plans to volunteer at this awesome fundraiser!
  • We will have a planning meeting THIS Tuesday at 5:30 pm, the location is to be determined. Please join us and help us make this the BEST, most successful BBQ yet!

Band Auditions

Auditions are this Tuesday, March 27. Students should have received an etude and should perform their etude, scales, and sight-reading for the audition. For a full break down of the audition process please visit https://chstrojanband.com/bandauditions.

The auditions are important to ensure that we are serving our students in the appropriate band class. As you know we have three amazing concert bands that all come together to create our Trojan Band! The Concert Band is an on level high school band, the Symphonic Band is an accelerated high school band experience, and the Wind Ensemble closely resembles a collegiate band experience. By preparing concerts in smaller ensembles, we are able to increase personal responsibility and expose our students to more literature that is appropriate for their skill level. Additionally, it allows more students to exercise leadership potential in their respective ensembles by performing solos and leading their sections.

Auditions will take place after school and will involve our current 8th -11th graders. Students are welcome to warm-up and practice with one another in the band room before their auditions. Eighth Graders are welcome to report right after school and either practice with some of our current high school students before auditioning, or get in line and be heard at the next available audition time. Our goal is to finish all auditions by 6:00PM. Students are welcome to go home once they are finished auditioning. A phone is available in the band room if your child needs to call you when they are finished.


Congratulations to our Winter Guard!!

Our Winter Guard competed at Kell yesterday and placed 2nd with their highest score of the season, 82.3! Way to go, Winter Guard!!!


Hollywood Trip Reminders!

All travelers need to have paid $459 each so far toward their trip.

We have been having some delays with Super Holiday Tours posting payments made with cash or check. As a result, we will begin to track cash and check payments through Charms, like we did with the trip to New York. We hope that this will resolve some frustration that keep coming up with accounts and payments.

We need ALL travelers need to register on the Super Holiday Tours Website at www.superholiday.com and going to Online Trip Registration. Our trip code is: CHS30117-18B. Please complete that registration ASAP! All the accounting for the trip is being done by them so they need you to register so they can apply the funds you have paid to your account.

  1. Super Holiday Tours Payment Deadlines & Suggested Monthly Payment Schedule:
  2. Payment ScheduleOriginal $50 per person deposit, most travelers have already paid, DUE BY February 23, 2018 to confirm group reservations. ​(non refundable)
    1. $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY March 23, 2018
    2. $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY May 23, 2018
    3. $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY August 23, 2018
    4. $433.00 Balance for students and whatever is left for adults (will vary based on single or double occupancy)DUE BY October 23, 2018
    1. If you would like to pay monthly, which for many is easier to manage your payment schedule should be:
      1. February per person $188 + original $50 deposit ($238 total for Feb.)
      2. March per person $188
      3. April per person $188
      4. May per person $188
      5. June per person $188
      6. July per person $188
      7. August per person $188
      8. September per person $188
      9. October per person $186

    2. Payments may be made with cash or check to Carrollton High School Band Boosters and placed in the safe in Mr. Bright’s office or the Band Booster Box. ALL envelopes should be labeled with:

    • Student’s name
    • Adult’s name (those traveling with us)
    • Amount enclosed

    3. Payments may also be made by credit card directly with the travel company. Please see the attached link for instructions for using the Super Holiday Tours website. The $50 deposits that have been made for all registered travelers have been sent and will be added to the travel company website over the next few days.


    Dates To Remember!

    • March 27 – Band Auditions
    • March 27 – Band Barbecue Planning Meeting
    • April 7-8 – Winter Guard SAPA Championships in Chattanooga, TN
    • April 19 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting
    • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents
    • May 1 – Band Banquet and Awards (This event is for Band students and their parents)
    • May 3 – Band Barbecue
    • May 8 – Spring Concert
    • May 12 – Band Prom

    If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

    CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

    Much to Celebrate

    Large Group Performance Evaluation Recap:

    Thank you to everyone who made it out to the performing arts center to support our students! In addition to many supportive friends and parents, it was great to see Mr. McClendon and Mr. Hall in the audience for some of our performances! We are so fortunate that they continue to live in our community and serve as a supportive resource to our staff and students. Also, it was special to look out in the audience and see our administrators in attendance! Amidst their complex schedule of supporting all of our programs at Carrollton City Schools, Mr. David Brook and Dr. Mark Albertus found time to support our band students. The reward is in sharing our music with you! Thank you to all who were in attendance to support our students and allowed us to share our music!

    What amazing performances by all three of our ensembles! Concert Band continues to show incredible growth and were led by our student teacher to excellent ratings on stage. They received a 1, 2, 2 on stage and a 1 in sight-reading! It was an exciting performance.

    Mr. Bright led our Symphonic Band to receive a 1, 1, 1 on stage and a 1 in sight-reading! This was the Symphonic Band’s most challenging program at LGPE to date and was a memorable performance.

    Our Wind Ensemble led by Mr. Carr also received a 1, 1, 1 on stage and a 1 in sight-reading! Additionally, this was the first time that the ensemble received a perfect 45/45 A’s in all captions. The students’ attention to detail continues to improve daily. We all look forward to starting new music on Monday.

    I am so glad that we provide three ensembles to allow more of our students an opportunity to practice leadership! What remarkable performances! Many colleagues commended us on our student’s performance! So proud to be a Trojan!


    Congratulations CHS Winter Guard

    Our Winter Guard competed Saturday at Flowery Branch Invitational. They placed 1st with a score of 79.97 in the Scholastic A Class. These girls are having a fantastic season and we are so proud of them!

    They are selling Raffle Tickets for a 50 inch Smart TV in preparation for their trip to SAPA Championships in Chattanooga, TN. Tickets are $10 each and the winner will be drawn on April 7th at the SAPA Championships! See any of our amazing, talented Winter Guard members for your tickets!!


    Please welcome our new Carrollton Middle School Band Director: Mr. Leland Alexander

    Photo of Mr. Alexander at Walt Disney World with the Carrollton Band in 2015.

    Mr. Leland Alexander returns to Carrollton as the Carrollton Middle School Band Director. After graduating from the University of West Georgia, Leland served as the Assistant Band Director at Eagles Landing Christian Academy for one year and then took a job in Commerce, Georgia as the Band Director at Commerce High School. While at Commerce, Mr. Alexander increased participation in the band and achieved many accolades with his students. We are very excited about Mr. Alexander returning to our team full time as we prepare for next season and years to come!!!


    Trip Reminders!

    I hope that those of you going on this amazing trip have begun paying for it! Don’t let the deadlines sneak up on you! Super Holiday Tours has 4 deadlines for payments, and one is quickly approaching! March 23rd due date to have $459 paid on each account! Remember, you have already paid $50 as a deposit, so you will need to have paid an additional $419 by March 23rd. Super Holiday Tours will be handling delinquent accounts this time.

    ALL travelers need to register on the Super Holiday Tours Website at www.superholiday.com and going to Online Trip Registration. Our trip code is: CHS30117-18B. Please complete that registration ASAP! All the accounting for the trip is being done by them so they need you to register so they can apply the funds you have paid to your account.


    Trojan Band Barbecue

    It is almost Spring, and that means, time for the annual Trojan Band Barbecue! This is one of my favorite events!

    • May 3, 2018
    • Visitors’ Concession Stand of Grisham Stadium
    • Students are required to sell 30 tickets to this event. If students do not sell tickets, a donation of $150 is expected. Selling tickets is easier than you think! Sell tickets at your work, to your family, neighbors, teachers, and local businesses. Our community knows about this and is just waiting for your to ASK.
    • Tickets will be available soon!
    • Make plans to volunteer at this awesome fundraiser!

    Dates To Remember!

    • March 23 – Hollywood Trip Payment Due
    • March 27 – Band Auditions
    • March 27 – Band Barbecue Planning Meeting
    • April 19 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting
    • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents
    • May 1 – Band Banquet and Awards (This event is for Band students and their parents)
    • May 3 – Band Barbecue
    • May 8 – Spring Concert
    • May 12 – Band Prom

    If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

    CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters