Month: August 2017

Opportunities Abound!

This Thursday, August 10th, we have a few opportunities for parents and students!

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kickoff

A representative for Yankee candle will present the fundraiser to our students at 5:00 pm in the band room.  Parents are welcome to attend this meeting!  Students will learn about selling incentives, how to take orders, and delivery of items. There will be some new incentives for our top sellers, including a turn in a “money machine” which will be at the band room for a demonstration during the meeting!  We are excited about this new fundraiser! The representative will be available in the band room until the parent orientation.  Please make an effort to come and learn how we can make the most of this opportunity.

Parent Orientation

Want to volunteer to help at football games? Competitions? Load the trailer?  Help in the stands?  Pull the flag? Buy some new Trojan Band gear?  This orientation is intended answer as many of your questions as we can, and to demonstrate volunteer opportunities for the Fall Football/Competition season!  Don’t miss the action on the field, come and join us this Thursday at 7:30 pm.  We will join the band in the stadium at 8:30 pm to pull the flag in preparation of next week’s game at the University of West Georgia.

Candle Lighting Ceremony

The candle lighting ceremony  that was rained out Trojan Night  will take place this Thursday following practice, around 9:00 pm.  This is a touching experience that you will not want to miss!  Senior parents, don’t forget that you will light your child’s candle.  They will want you to be there!

Upcoming Schedule Highlights

Thursday, August 10

  • Yankee Candle Kickoff – 5:00 PM (all students and parents welcome)
  • Full Band Practice – 6-9 pm
  • Parent Orientation – 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony – 9 pm

Saturday, August 12 – DCI viewing party  5 – 10 pm (optional event, cost $5 per student)

Monday, August 14   Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Tuesday, August 15  Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Thursday, August 17

  • Dinner  3:30 pm
  • In Uniform   4:30 pm
  • Depart for University of West Georgia    4:45 pm

Calendar Update: Please make note that Mr. Carr and Mr Bright decided that Friday, September 8, would be a better option (since there isn’t a football game) than a full Saturday rehearsal on September 9.  Practice will be Full Band from 4 – 9pm.  More details will follow as we get closer to the rehearsal.

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at:

CHS Band Staff & Boosters


What an amazing two weeks capped off by an awesome performance on Trojan Night!  Now that everyone has gotten some rest, we have some people we need to thank!

This year the Band Boosters had an interesting challenge; feed the entire band and staff lunch and dinner off campus.  We were humbled to have churches and a local business assist us in our endeavor and without them, we couldn’t have done it!!  First Baptist Church, Complete Service and Renovation (along with Midway West), Great Savior Baptist, and Southern Hills Christian Church partnered with us by providing and serving dinner each night!  Their participation and encouragement were deeply appreciated. We also had many parents as well as grandparents come to serve, cook, and clean. These efforts made band camp even better for all involved and we cannot thank you enough for your support! It was a tremendous week capped off with a spectacular turn out for Trojan Night dinner and performance. We served just under 600 people dinner!!!

Some images from our amazing meals

Please remember that the candle light ceremony has been moved to August 10, following practice. Also that night will be the Yankee candle fundraiser kickoff and a parent introduction to field show volunteering, to include pulling the flag. It will be a fun night to meet other parents and discover how you may want to volunteer.

Upcoming events

  • Band practice
    • Tuesday, August 1, 3:45-6:15 (Moe’s Night after practice- always the first Tuesday of the month)
    • Thursday, August 3, 3:45-6:15 *first day of school
    • Monday, August 7, 3:45-6:15
    • Tuesday, August 8, 3:45-6:15
    • Thursday, August practice 6-9 then candle lighting ceremony
  • Parent meeting Thursday, August 10, 5 pm

We look forward to an awesome year!!

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at:

CHS Band Staff & Boosters