It was with mixed feelings that we said goodbye to Josh Robichaux as our assistant band director. He is an extremely dedicated and talented teacher, musician, and friend. Although we will miss him dearly, we are proud of him and for his next chapter as assistant band director at East Paulding High School. Mr. Robichaux’s decision to move was not an easy one because of how much he loves the Trojan Band and the Carrollton Community, but the opportunity benefited his family enough that he couldn’t resist. East Paulding High School is only 4 minutes from his home, compared to his one way hour commute to Carrollton every day. We wish Mr. Robichaux the best of luck and look forward to seeing him again as we play the East Paulding Raiders in Football on September 15, 2017.
With the news of Mr. Robichaux’s decision, Mr. Brooks and Mr. Carr worked diligently to find another assistant band director. We received many applications for the position and the best candidate was chosen.
Please help us welcome Mr. Neal Bright as the Assistant Band Director at Carrollton High School. Mr. Bright will also be directing all of our percussion activities at CHS.
Neal Bright was the Director of Bands at Sammy McClure Middle School and Percussion Coordinator at North Paulding High School in Dallas, GA. A graduate of Effingham County High School, he holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree with an emphasis on percussion from Georgia Southern University. While at GSU, he was a drumline instructor for the Southern Pride Marching Band as well as the GSU Indoor Drumline, which earned 3rd place at the Percussive Art Society International Convention. Throughout his career he has participated, instructed, and written for some of the top groups in the world. Mr. Bright was the Co-Captain for the Atlanta Quest Independent World drumline its first two years in existence, and has recently served as a Battery Tech. He also marched on the tenor line for the 2008 DCA Class A World Champion and High Percussion winner, Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps. His 2009 Scholastic A indoor drumline won the title of SAPA Champions, also earning 14th place and a Semi-finalist at WGI World Championships. Mr. Bright currently designs and composes music and shows for Countermotion Inc. Neal Bright is sponsored by Vic Firth and would like to thank them for all they do.
Mr. Bright, we are excited to welcome to our band family! Mr. Carr speaks very highly of your character, passion, and enthusiasm. Go Trojans!
Don’t Forget About This Friday!
The Trojan Band Boosters invite band students and parents to meet the new Assistant Band Director.
June 9, 2017
5:00 – 6:30 PM in the Band Room
This will be an informal social, but the introduction will happen at 5:00. We’d love for you to bring an appetizer to share, as we welcome our new assistant director.
CHS Band Boosters