Month: September 2014

Don’t Miss It!

missedHey everyone!

Another week is underway and yet another game is right around the corner, so there are a few of quick announcements we wanted to make to make sure everyone didn’t miss!

  • This week’s itinerary & volunteer sign-up form for our game against Banneker Friday night has been released: For more information and to sign-up to help, please visit: (We are starting a little late with this one due to the Exhibition last night… so jump in there and grab your spots!)
  • All-In One Fundraiser Kick-Off/Packet Pick-up: Our annual All-In-One Fruit & Meat Fundraiser kicks-off this week on Thursday, September 25th, 2014. This is one of two annual fundraisers that the Band Boosters do to provide funding for all of the supporting items that we provide for our students and band staff throughout the year. Strong participation from all parents, guardians and students in this fundraiser helps keep band fees as low as possible. So please make plans to stop by the band room this Thursday between 6:00pm and 9:00pm to pick-up your All-In-One fundraiser packet. The fundraiser will last from September 25th, 2014 until October 23rd, 2014. A downloadable version of the All-In-One fundraiser packet will be available soon under the “Fundraisers” and ‘Forms” section of our website for those that cannot make it by this Thursday.
  • Band Boosters Parent/Guardian Tailgating: We are trying to start a new tradition of tailgating for band parents/guardians & staff prior to each home game. This is a great way to get to know other band parents and fellowship before the game and an easy way to get involved, so please make plans to join us! Each week that there is a home game we will release a sign-up sheet to help everyone determine headcount and ensure there is enough food etc. So please, take a minute and sign-up if you plan to attend. This week we will provide the hamburgers and hotdogs, so we are asking people to brings other supporting items or make a small donation towards the cost of the meat (details are on the sign up).  Here is the sign-up sheet for this week’s game against Banneker: Band Booster Tailgate 9/26/14 Sign-Up Sheet  We hope to see you there… and don’t forget your sports chair!
  • If you ordered and paid for Band Boosters Shirts (black shirts) previously, they will be available for pick-up this Thursday at the band room during the All-In-One Kick-Off from 6:00pm till 9:00pm. You can stop by and pick them up or have your student pick them up for you. We do apologize for the delay, but there was an issue beyond our control at the printers. We are working to ensure a more reliable and effective way for all of our supporters to get their band spirit wear in the future, so thank you for your patience and continued support.

As always, if you have any specific questions about any of these items, you can contact any of the Band Booster Offices or email us at:

See you soon!

CHS Band Booster Officers


Itinerary & Volunteer Sign-Up Released for This Week’s Game Against Banneker

carrollton-trojans-helmetIn preparation for this week’s game against the Banneker Trojans, here is this week’s itinerary and volunteer sign-up link.


Carrollton vs Banneker @ Grisham Stadium, Carrollton – Friday, September 26, 2014

  • 5:30pm – Students Report
  • 6:15pm –  Students need to be in full uniform
  • 6:30pm – Students report to practice field for Warm-Up
  • 7:30pm – Kick-off
  • 10:00pm – Student Pick-up at CHS Band Room (approx. time, watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for any updates)



To volunteer your time and talents this week, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page. Please note, these volunteer sign-ups allows us to comply with the school’s request to better manage volunteer gate entry. You must sign-up each week in order to receive volunteer gate entry. For home games we will be issuing volunteer wristbands to those that sign-up, otherwise, you will be asked to purchase a ticket by the gate attendant to enter the game.

Volunteers who sign up to help during half time will need to dress in all black please.

Thank you for your continued support.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters



Volunteers Needed for Carroll County Band Exhibition

Our very own Carrollton Trojan Marching Band will be participating in the upcoming Carroll County Band Exhibition this Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 and we will need lots of help to support the band to ensure they can deliver an outstanding performance. Please sign up to volunteer your time and talents at this special exhibition by clicking on either of the following links: sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

Here are the details about the event and the itinerary for the day.

Carroll County Band Exhibition Hosted by Central-Carroll High School
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Richards’ Stadium

The exhibition will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature marching bands from: Mt. Zion, Bowdon, Temple, Villa Rica, Carrollton, Central-Carroll and the University of West. Admission is $6.00 and all gate proceeds support the Dr. Norman L Padgett Scholarship, which is awarded each year to a Carroll County graduate who will be studying Music Education at the collegiate level. Because of this, no passes will be accepted at the gate.

Event Schedule

6:30 PM National Anthem and Recognition of dignitaries

6:45 PM Mt. Zion H. S.

7:05 PM Bowdon H.S.

7:25 PM Temple H. S.

7:50 PM Villa Rica H. S. (CHS Band will watch from the track – in full uniform)

8:20 PM Carrollton H. S.

8:50 PM Central-Carroll H. S.

9:15 PM Univ. of West Georgia


CHS Band Itinerary:

3:15 PM Students report to the practice field

4:00 PM Load the Truck

4:45 PM Uniform check in the band room

5:00 PM Load Buses

5:15 PM Depart for Central HS

5:30 PM Unload at Central

6:00 PM Warm-Up

6:30 PM Performance of National Anthem

7:35 PM Report to track, find instrument and shako.  Watch Villa Rica from Track

* Students will be permitted to attend the concession stand after the National Anthem, but will need to be back in the stands for the performance of each band.  We will remain in full uniform all evening.  Our instruments and shakos will be staged on a portion of the track.  When it is Villa Rica’s turn to warm-up we will report to the track to gather our instruments and shakos.  Our warm-up time begins at the conclusion of Villa Rica’s show.

*9:30 PM Load buses to depart for CHS

10:00 PM Depart for CHS

*10:15 PM Unload equipment

*Students are dismissed after putting away their equipment.  These times depend on the performance schedule.  We will update times via Facebook and Twitter to give you a more accurate pick up time.  I hope to see you at the exhibition!

University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble – Monday, September 22 at the Mabry Arts Center – 8:30PM


The University of West Georgia is performing the first concert of their 2014-2015 Season in the Mabry Arts Center here on our campus!  This is a free way for you to see a great concert and to hear a fantastic performance by a first class performance ensemble!  Rumor is, Mr. Carr is conducting the first piece on the concert!

If you would like for your child to attend this concert, the students are welcomed to stay after rehearsal on Monday and can be picked up following the concert at 9:15PM.

Upcoming Events

Good evening!

I hope that everyone is finding the website easy to navigate and informative.  Thank you so much to Michael Post for continuing to assist with the dissemination of information and his continued support in making technology work for us seamlessly.  I wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the upcoming events and to let you know that our competition dates have been finalized.  We will only compete on October 11 and October 25, so the remaining dates that you were asked to reserve have been opened up.  The calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.  I appreciate your partnership to provide the best possible band experience for our students at Carrollton High School.

Saturday Rehearsal – “Trojan March-a-thon” – Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1:00PM – 9:00PM.  

The students will have a dinner break from 4:30PM – 6:00PM during which time they are permitted to eat a dinner that has been packed or to leave campus for dinner and return back for our evening block.  Parents are welcome to come watch our rehearsal, but particularly the last 30 minutes when we are finishing up rehearsal and preparing for a full run just for you!

Carroll County Marching Exhibition – – NEXT TUESDAY, September 23, 2014

Follow the web address/link above for more information.  The students, staff, and I would love to see us fill up Central of Carroll’s stands in support of our band, full of enthusiastic parents who are willing to let your children know how proud you are of them.  Hearing a loud cheering section adds to the adrenaline of the performance making it a more memorable experience for our kids!

Fall Holiday – October 2 & 3 (Thursday & Friday)

The students are not in school on October 2 and 3 due to a fall holiday.  Please note that we will still have rehearsal on Thursday, October 2 as regularly scheduled from 6:00PM – 9:00PM.  This is the week before our first competition and will be a critical rehearsal in our competitive preparation.  We do not have a game or any other band activities on Friday or the remainder of that weekend.

Marching Contest – Yellow Jacket Classic at Rockmart High School – Saturday, October 11, 2014

Our first competition will take place at Rockmart on October 11.  Please keep this date completely clear.  I know that many of our juniors and seniors may have already scheduled their SAT for this date.  If this affects you, please let me know and we will do what we can to work it out for you.  We want our students to score well on their SAT and continue to be a strong ambassador of Carrollton during their college careers.  An itinerary will be posted once a performance schedule is communicated by the competition hosts.

Community Pep Rally at the AMP in the Carrollton Square – Sunday, October 19, 2014 • 4:00PM

Our community is hosting a pep-rally at the AMP on October 19 to begin our Homecoming festivities for Homecoming on October 24 at 4:00PM.  I think that this can be a great event for our community and a chance to show our community the hard work that our students have been doing since the summer.  Please let Mr. Carr know immediately if you are unable to attend this event.

Marching Contest – McEachern Marching Invitational at McEachern High School – Saturday, October 25, 2014

Our final competition will take place at McEachern on October 25.  Please keep this date completely clear.  This is a prelims/finals formatted marching show, which could allow us to perform our show twice for the judges this day.  I know that many of our juniors and seniors may have already scheduled their ACT for this date.  If this affects you, please let me know and we will do what we can to work it out for you.  We want our students to score well on their ACT and continue to be strong ambassadors of Carrollton during their college careers.    An itinerary will be posted once a performance schedule is communicated by the competition hosts.