Month: July 2014

It is going to be a great day!


Got to the band hall this morning at 6:45am and was greeted by this beautiful sign! Thank you to our booster parents who made this happen! It’s going to be a great day!

Don’t forget that today is the day for ordering your garment bags and/or duffle bags for the season. There will be an Ozier representative here today to take orders.

See you soon!

Sorry that it is late but wanted to send a quick reminder…

  • Order Garment & Duffel Bags: July 22, 2014 • 11:45AM – 1:30PM
    Ozier Apparel will be at the band room to take orders for garment and/or duffel Bags.
    Garment bags are required for Band & Percussion members. The cost is $44.00*
    Duffel bags are required for Color Guard members. The cost is $37.50*
    * 7/19/14 -The costs listed above are now updated to reflect this year’s cost for each item.
    Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
  • Order Band Shoes: July 23, 2014 • 11:45AM – 1:30PM
    March Master will be at the band room to take orders for band shoes (required for all members). Students will try on the shoes to ensure proper fit. If students already have band shoes from previous seasons and they still fit, they do not have to order another pair.  The cost is $38.00.
    March Master will only accept cash or credit cards (MC, VISA and AMEX).*
    * If you need to pay with a check, Ms. Dothard will accept checks for shoes made payable to CHS Band.  


Also there will be a concession stand offered tomorrow for our students.  Hamburgers will be offered as a lunch entree in addition to chips, etc.  Wednesday will be hotdogs, and Thursday will be Tacos! On Friday, pizza will be provided by our boosters for all students.  There will be a ceremony for the students during lunch on Friday, so students will not be permitted to leave campus for lunch on Friday.  Please plan accordingly.  

Today was a great start to our year!  It is only going to get better from here!  See everyone again tomorrow!


Mr. Carr

Concession Stand Available Next Week Starting on Tuesday

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend!  I am really looking forward to continue working with the everyone beginning on Monday!  Mr. Huls has done a tremendous job writing the music and the drill.  It is going to be a fantastic year!

Beginning on Tuesday, there will be a concession stand made available by our color guard for everyone’s convenience.  Thank you to our booster club and Traci Reed for organizing the concessions as a service to our students during band camp.

I appreciate all of the parental support that goes into making our band program successful.  It takes a village to raise a child, and an army to run a band program 🙂   Thank you for being part of our Trojan Family and contributing when you can.

With that said, I would like to also thank all of the parents who have signed up and volunteered to bring food for our staff.  Showing the best hospitality is the easiest way to guarantee that we have the best staff year to year : ) Based on the hospitality that I have already seen, you guys are wonderful and our staff will be very appreciative.  We have a knowledgeable staff lined up to work with your students, who are spirited an eager to have fun with the students in the coming weeks.  I appreciate your support in showing them true Carrollton hospitality.

Here’s to a great year!

Mr. Carr


Percussion performance this morning cancelled due to inclement weather.

Good morning! 


I am hoping to save you guys a trip to the band room this morning.  I have just spoken with our contact at Southwire to thank them for their invitation to perform, but after much consideration, it is in our best interest not to perform in this inclement weather this morning.  I appreciate your willingness to represent our band family this morning, but one thing in life that is uncontrollable is the weather!  Southwire still plans on hosting the event to serve our community by handing out school supplies!  If you have a chance please thank Southwire for their support of our community.

If it rains next week, we do have locations inside that we will be able to meet and rehearse. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday morning! 

Have a great weekend! 



Mr. Carr

In Memory of Mr. Richard Haney, Sr. and his grandson, Jeffrey.

In MemoryOn July 13, 2014 Carrollton lost a pillar of our community. Richard Haney has been a resident of Carrollton since 1967 and owned and operated the Haney Ford Dealership for 30 years. Although I did not have the privilege of meeting and knowing Mr. Haney I have heard great stories from my grandfather and from band parents who did know him. Mr. Haney served as president for our Trojan Band Boosters, serving alongside Mr. Don Hall during some of the best years in our history.

According to the Martin-Hightower website:

“Funeral services will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Ron Stone officiating.  Music will be by Rev. Jack Gantt, Rev. Alan Schantz, and Rev. Will Whittaker.

The Family will receive friends Friday, July 18, 2014 from 4:00 until 7:00p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 150 Tabernacle Drive Carrollton, Georgia 30117.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be may to Tabernacle Baptist Church.”

Please take a minute today to honor the Haney Family and pray for comfort and peace during this difficult time.  We are fortunate to have a long history of excellence and the Haney’s helped us to establish this through their legacy.  Please visit for more information about Mr. Haney and please visit for more information about Jeffrey and how you can honor him as well.

Mr. Carr