Four Ways to Stay Informed

As we near the end of one year and prepare to begin a new one, we wanted to take the opportunity to make sure everyone knows how to stay informed and up-to-date on band activities. If you will follow these simple recommendations you will always be “in-the-know” regarding band activities.

  1. Talk with your student(s) – While teenagers can be quite forgetful sometimes they can be your front-line for information as Mr. Carr interacts with them directly providing important information, updates and expectations.
  2.  Follow our website ( – This is your one-stop for all things Trojan Band. All announcements, updates, and information regarding the band, fundraisers, forms, volunteer opportunities etc., can always be found here.  How to followAnd when we say follow… we actually mean more than just visiting the website on a regular basis, which you still should do. But we mean actually entering your preferred email address into one of the “follow” area(s) so that you will get an email every-time a new post is made. This is now the only way you will most likely get an email regarding such information as we are relying on the website to send emails rather than paying to maintain our other email list service.
    To learn how to follow our website please review the image provided here. (click the image to enlarge)
  3. Follow our social media channels – This is another sure-fire way to ensure you are getting the latest updates and news. Even if you are already following our website, you will want to follow us on Facebook and Twitter because we not only post direct links to our website updates and announcements but we also post real-time reminders/updates about meetings, events and arrival times etc. Through these channels you can also see pictures and video from our various activities and well as get the chance to interact with other band members, parents and alumni. It really is a great community of band supporters.
    CHS Band Facebook page  •
    CHS Band Twitter feed  •  @CHSTrojanBand
  4. Sign-up for text messages – We also offer text messaging to compliment our social media channels for updates and announcements as well and real-time reminders/updates about meetings, events and arrival times etc. To sign-up for text messaging follow the instructions presented here: How to sign up for text messages

A couple of final reminders and tips… If you were relying on being on our previous, stand-alone email list to stay informed, you will want to make sure you follow our website moving forward in order to receive emails, otherwise you will risk missing important updates and reminders as our older email lists will no longer be maintained beyond the end of this school year (2014-2015). The older email system/list/service has associated costs, is cumbersome and has proven unreliable, so please make sure to follow the website to receive email updates moving forward. If you have already followed our website, as described above, at anytime, then you are all set!

Finally, in order for our communication plan to continue to work at its best, everyone has to do their part by making sure they are connected to our various channels of communication so the information can get to them.  Also, remember to attend all band meetings and events if possible so that you can get information first-hand. There are many exciting things coming in the months ahead and we want and need everyone involved and connected.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. As always, if you have any questions, contact the band room at: 770-834-0550 or email the boosters at:

CHS Band Boosters