As we come to the close of another school year, we should take time to reflect on the 2013-2014 season. We will say farewell to the Seniors who have put their talents and leadership on exhibition for the past 4 years. This talented group of kids has become our own children over their high school career. From the first day they stepped foot on the marching field to the final dance at the band prom, they have made memories that will last a life time. And with that comes the final award of being a Carrollton High Trojan Band Alumni. We wish all of the kids success in their futures and would like to say “Congratulations” on your graduation from Carrollton High School.
We will also be bidding farewell to the parents who have put their talents, efforts and support into their children’s band career. We thank you for helping sew, load, repair, build, paint, chaperone, and especially “PULLING THE FLAG”. Remember, once a band booster, always a band booster. You are always welcome to come out of the stands at halftime to help pull “OLD GLORY” one more time. We look forward to seeing you come back out to support the Trojan Band in years to come.
This year we will also bid a heartfelt “Farewell” to our distinguished director Michael Cater. Mr. Cater has stepped down to begin work towards his Master’s degree. He has taken our kids and developed their musical abilities to levels that were unreachable. His guidance and direction has seen the Trojan Marching Band receive all superior ratings with numerous Grand Championships. The most memorable being several years ago when we were competing against Walton High School, an award winning BOA band. When the Trojan Band was awarded the Grand Championship, he had a shocking smile that came across his face. When he spoke to the kids afterwards, he was speechless. The quiet, humbled leader that stood before them could not bring the words that could describe his joy. He praised the kids and told them that hard work will pay off, especially when you believe in yourselves. This showed the level of commitment that he brought to the Trojan Band and a commitment that will continue for years to come. Good Luck Mr. Cater. We will miss you.
Thanks to each of the band students, band parents, staff and supporters of this storied program. The success of the Carrollton Band does not reside in individuals, but the community that supports them. Remember, Tradition Never Graduates.
– Jeff and Nicole Jones
“Former” Band Booster Presidents