Month: August 2017

Trojan Football Returns This Week

Time for Trojan Football… AND that means it’s time for the TROJAN MARCHING BAND!!

This is a busy time of year!  So let’s look at our upcoming week together!

  • Yankee Candle Fundraiser
    • Turn in night is this Thursday, August 31 from 7-9 pm at the band room.  Online orders can still be made through the end of the year.  Please make sure that your student is selling candles!
  • Half-Time Show Prop Building
    • Are you handy?  Want to help build some props for the Field Show?  Not handy?  Can you paint? No matter your skill level, we need you!!  We will meet this Thursday, August 31 from 6 – 8 pm at the band room.  We will be painting, constructing, and having fun!!  Join us!
  • Riverdale @ Carrollton – Friday, September 1 @ 7:30 pm
    • Schedule
      • 5:00 – All American Tailgate – Join us for an all American tailgate party.  Bring your own favorite tailgate foods, treats, and drinks to share with everyone.  Don’t forget the paper products.  This is a time for the band family to have food and fellowship. Email Emily Leak for additional information (eleak@westga.edu)
      • 5:30 pm – Report time
        • Report to practice field
        • Wear show shirt and band shorts
      • 6:00 pm – gGet in uniforms
      • 6:25 pm – Report to band room in uniform for a quick stand tunes rehearsal
      • 6:35 pm – Depart band room for CHS Amp
      • 6:45 pm – Performance in the CHAMP (CHS amp)
      • 7:00 pm – March to Pre-Game
      • 7:30 pm – Kick off
      • Pick up at the band room following the game
    • Volunteer Opportunities!  Please follow the link to sign up!
  • Trojan Band Shoppe –Remember to visit the Shoppe to order your Trojan Band gear and support your favorite band! Embroidered items are available for order throughout the school year. Check us out online at:  https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/Spiritwear/#/list Look for new long sleeve T-shirt design option orders coming soon for Fall!
  • Legacy of Champions – The Legacy of Champions is the marching band competition hosted by the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters here at Grisham Stadium. This year our event is Saturday, October 14th and is an all day event. This is one of our premier fundraising events with the funds going to reduce the cost of our biennial band trips. All students are required to work this event and we ask that all parents plan to volunteer as well. We need everyone involved! Sign-ups for volunteers will be released very soon, so please be looking for those and sign-up to support this awesome event that draws bands from around the entire state!

Looking Ahead

  • Monday, September 4 -Labor Day
    • No School
    • No practice
  • Thursday, September 7
    • FULL BAND Rehearsal – 6-9 pm
  • Friday, September 8
    • Additional FULL BAND Rehearsal – 4-9 pm
    • American Pie 9 – 10:30 pm (optional event, students will need transportation to and from the restaurant)  Parents are welcome to join us!

Have a great week!!

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Boosters

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The Week Ahead for the Trojan Band

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend!  A few reminders for the upcoming week. (Please note we will have an early dismissal time for Monday’s practice = 6:00 pm)

This week’s Schedule

  • Monday – eclipse dismissal – 6:00 pm (with the delayed release due to the solar eclipse, we are asking students to come to practice quickly, as soon as they are dismissed from school)
  • Tuesday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday – No Football Game – Open week

Trojan Band Shoppe


Yankee Candle Fundraiser

  • Have you sold any candles for the Yankee Candle Fundraiser?  Has your student brought home their packet?  Deadline for paper order is August 31!

Have a great week and enjoy the eclipse!

Trojan Band Shoppe Pre-Order Opportunites

The Trojan Band Shoppe will begin convenient regular season hours next Thursday, August 24, 2017, prior to, and during Thursday evening practices from 4:30-6:00pm, and 7:30-8:30pm. Additional store hours during Friday home games from 5:00-6:30pm. All other shoppe hours will be by announcement only.

Stop by the band room to see our display with all new items available to CHS band students, staff, and their supporters!  Don’t have time to drop by?  You can visit the Trojan Band Shoppe in our Booster Web Store online at https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/Spiritwear/#/list   to get all your Trojan Band gear!

We still have limited in-stock T-shirt options available including the Trojan Band Camp T-shirt that are not available on the website, so stop by and see us!

Already ordered?  Thank you for supporting the CHS Trojan Band!!

All purchasers will be notified when orders are ready for pickup.

Pre-orders going on now!  If you would like a Band Booster T-shirt, or 2017 Show Shirt please order before August 24, 2017!

In case you missed it!

Band Booster T-shirts are still  available for pre-order till August 24, 2017

(expected delivery: first week of September)


Now also available for pre-order!

CHS Trojan Band 2017 Show Shirt “12 Seconds to the Moon”

Pre-order till August 24, 2017 (expected delivery: first week of September)

Two convenient ways to place your order:

  1. Visit: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/Spiritwear/#/list  to pay by credit, debit or echeck.
  2. Pick up an order form at the display in  the Don Hall Band Room, and

submit completed forms with payment in the Band Booster Box.

Please make all checks payable to CHS Band Boosters

Completed order forms must be accompanied by payment to be accepted.

It’s Showtime!!

Thursday will be our first football game and the Trojan Band will take the field!!

Please look at the schedule for the week:

  • Monday, August 14  – Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday, August 15 – Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday, August 17 – Football Game
    • Dinner 3:30 pm (provided by boosters)
    • In Uniform  4:30 pm
    • Depart for University of West Georgia 4:45 pm
    • Return to CHS band room approximately 10:30 pm (we will text when we are on our way back to campus)

We would love to have you sign up to volunteer with us this week for Thursday’s game!

**Field Show Volunteers need to wear a black shirt and black pants or khaki shorts. (Khaki shorts will only be allowed while it is still so hot outside.)**

Sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3504118


Don’t forget to keep selling Yankee Candles!  If you haven’t seen your student’s packet, please ask them about it!  You can also set up an account and sell them online.

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Boosters

Exciting Announcements!

A huge THANK YOU to so many who came by last evening to learn about our Yankee candle fundraiser!

We are excited to offer a new fundraiser this year, with lots of  items that are popular and affordable, with over 80 items $15 and under, and delivery just in time for holiday gift giving!

The money machine was so much fun, and we are excited to offer the top ten sellers an opportunity to step inside and grab some cash on delivery day!

  • In case you missed it, here are the highlights:
    • The catalog portion of our fundraiser kicked off last evening, and extends till August 31, 2017.  Look for packet turn-in announcements later.
    • There are 2 ways to sell: catalog sales, and online sales (the best part!)
    • Online sales will run through December 31, 2017, on-line orders ship directly to the purchaser, while 40% of all sales profit will benefit the CHS Trojan Band!  This is an awesome way to allow all those out of town friends and family members to support your student!
    • Packets include a colorful 35 page catalog that includes the scents of many of the candles offered!
    • Yankee Candle Fundraising offers a great mobile app to spread the word to family and friends about your fundraising efforts! Details are included in student packets.
    • All students present should have picked up their fundraising packets last evening. Any students who were unable to attend, please see Ms. Dothard in the band room to receive yours.
    • To allow for purchasers to have a receipt and contact information, allow purchasers to take a picture of the order form with their order information, your name, and the band office phone number for contact.
    • Order forms are stickered with student’s names, but please, be sure to fill in the top portion of the order form for your records.  This is a carbon copy order form, your name must appear on all copies at packet drop off.
    • Log into YankeeCandleFundraising.com to create a seller account.
    • CHS Trojan Band Group Code: 999968266
  • Our top ten sellers, which includes catalog, and online sales, on the date of delivery,  will get the opportunity to step inside the money machine for a designated time to grab cash and prizes!

Delivery at the band room is expected 2-4 weeks after the catalog portion of our sale ends. Every effort will be made to provide convenient opportunities for pickup of orders!  


3-2-1…Blastoff!

Introducing the all new Trojan Band Shoppe        

The 2017 marching show will not be the only thing lifting off this marching season! The CHS Band Boosters are proud to present the newly created Trojan Band Shoppe!  Please stop by and visit our new display in the lobby of the Don Hall Band Room to see all of the neat new items now available to CHS Band students, staff, and their supporters!

Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Choose your item
  • Choose your color and size
  • Choose your embroidery option… Done!
  • Easy online ordering at the Booster Web Store: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/
  • Order forms also available in the band room at the Trojan Band Shoppe display case.
  • If paying by check, please make checks payable to: CHS Band Boosters, and drop off completed order forms with payment in a sealed, clearly marked envelope in the BAND BOOSTER BOX.
  • Payment must accompany all orders to be accepted.
  • All orders will be delivered to the Don Hall Band Room upon fulfillment.
  • Purchasers will be notified when orders are ready for pick up! Order fulfillment approximately one week.

Specialty items and T-shirt pre-orders can also be found in the Trojan Band Shoppe. Band Booster t-shirts are currently on sale,  now till August 24, 2017 with expected delivery by September 1, 2017. Get yours today!  All pre-order t-shirt forms will also be available in the band room.

Coming Soon!  Pre-order for the CHS Trojan Band 2017 Show Shirt “12 Seconds to the Moon.”  Look for announcements early next week!

Convenient, EASY and a great way to show your BAND SPIRIT and support our awesome program at the same time!

Have an idea?  Something you would like to see offered in the shoppe?  Don’t see it?  ASK!!!  We would love your suggestions!

Questions? Contact us at Trojanbandshoppe1@gmail.com