Month: February 2016

Concert Attire Payment Due

paymentdueAll of the final numbers are in for the cost of concert attire purchased through the school. These payments are due now and can be paid by cash or money order to Mrs. Dothard at band room or you can pay online with debit or credit through the high school’s web store, which is accessible by clicking this link: Please remember since these payments go directly to the school, we cannot accept checks.

Below is the break down for the cost of full attire, as well as for each item. Please make your payment according to what you purchased this year. If you are not sure or have any questions regarding amount due, etc., please contact the band office at: 770-834-0550 or email Mrs. Dothard at:

Girls Concert Attire:
Full Attire: $100.00
Jewelry only: Necklace $5, Earrings $3.00
Shoes only: $36.00
Dress only: $56.00


Boys Tuxedo Attire:
Full Attire: $150.00
Everything except shoes: $130.00
Shoes only: $20.00



The Trojan Band Plans to Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple Next Spring!


After an amazing concert where both the Carrollton Junior High School and Carrollton High School Bands offered stellar performances, Director of Bands, Chris Carr, announced that the Trojan Marching Band will be performing in New York City during spring break 2017.

The trip was announced with a mischievous video that eventually showcased the sites and sounds of ‘the city that never sleeps’ to students and parents who reacted with thunderous screams and applause. Some of the trip highlights revealed to the crowd was the Trojan Band’s performance site, the USS Intrepid, and plans to attend the musical Wicked on Broadway, with a special sneak peak behind-the-curtain tour.

Full details about the trip itinerary, cost, payment schedules, associated fundraisers. etc., will we provided at a parent/student trip meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7pm in the Don Hall band room. All interested band students, including rising 8th graders, should attend this very important meeting.

New York City get ready… The Trojan Nation is coming!!!

Announcement video shared at the Pre-Festival Concert


Pre-Festival Concert & 2017 Trip Announcement

the-big-reveal-curtainThe Carrollton Trojan Band Program has an amazing evening planned for tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Mabry Arts Center.  The Carrollton Junior High School and the Carrollton High School Bands will be featured in a free pre-festival concert that will showcase their hard-work and preparation for their upcoming performances in the Georgia Music Educators Association’s Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) that take place in March. Audience members in attendance on Thursday will be privileged to inspiring performances by the Carrollton Junior High School 7th Grade Band, Carrollton Junior High School 8th Grade Band, Carrollton High School Symphonic Band, and Carrollton High School Wind Ensemble.

In addition to the concert, Director of Bands, Chris Carr, will make a huge trip announcement, revealing the destination of the Carrollton High School Band’s 2017 trip. It is going to be an awesome trip and he can’t wait to let the cat our of the bag!

So make plans to join us tomorrow evening, Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Mabry Arts Center, for a great concert and some exciting news.

Please remember, that due to construction, parking will be especially challenging, so please plan to arrive early and bring lots of patience!

A few performance notes:

  • Performance Order: 7th, 8th, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble
  • We will need a few parent volunteers to help re-set the stage between bands
  • We will have adjudicators present who will be creating comment tapes of our performances.  Please ignore them recording their comments during each performance.

Student Itinerary

  • Junior high students report at 6:30pm
  • High school students report to the audience in concert attire by 6:50pm



Band Prom 2016: The Choice is Yours!

bandProm2016Believe it or not, it is time for the band students to choose the band prom theme for 2016. They have already put forth several great ideas in class to choose from, so now its time to vote. Voting ends at midnight Sunday, March 6, 2016.  1 vote per person, per day.  So vote now and remember to vote everyday until March 6!

Band Prom 2016: The Choice is Yours! Vote Now!

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CHS Chamber Group the 5/4 Ensemble Wins First Place!

What began as a class assignment for our Wind Ensemble students last year blossomed into 5 friends practicing chamber music and performing for many audiences.  The group has had many notable performances since last year’s inaugural Chamber Recital. 

The 5/4 Ensemble, which consists of Daniel Kuntz on clarinet, Chase Hornsby on alto saxophone, Aquay Backus on alto saxophone, Katahj Copley on tenor saxophone, and Khalil Newell on tuba, has performed for the Faculty of CHS at a faculty meeting, the Georgia School Board Association, and the Rotary Club of Carrollton.  The students decided to create this ensemble even though it is not a common instrumentation.  Because of the unique grouping of instruments the students have created their own arrangements to perform.  

The ensemble participated in the Kiwanis Club of Carrollton’s Art and Music Showcase on Sunday, February 14, 2016 performing Daniel Kuntz’s arrangement of An American in Paris by George Gershwin.  They were named the 1st place winners and were presented the plaque pictured below and a $500 scholarship to be shared amongst the members.  

Please help us congratulate the 5/4 Ensemble on their achievements! So proud!