A Great Band’s Work is Never Done!

Word’s from Mr. Carr

Wow! I hope that everyone has had a great weekend, but what a terrific night on Friday Night! It is always amazing to see everyone come together to make sure our kids are successful.  Volunteers providing selfless service to feed our kids, make them look awesome in uniforms, load equipment, haul equipment, hand out and take up plumes, chaperone, double check that the stands and buses are clean, and provide physical and emotional support for everyone involved with the Trojan Band!  Thank you for spoiling our staff and students with all that you help make happen.  And our students absolutely shined!  Because of where I was standing, I thought that we had a few blemishes that were unexpected, but then I saw a video of the performance and was blown away by our Trojans’ performance!  So proud of our students.  Then after an amazing halftime, the kids worked extra hard to help our team focus on the game, hyping them to a nail biting finish!  It was an exciting night and I look forward to another one this Friday as we take on Woodland High School!

This week’s schedule:

  • Monday – FULL BAND – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday – FULL BAND – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – FULL BAND – 6 – 9 pm
    • Thursday – Prop building – 6-8 pm (this will be a carpentry focus)
  • Friday – Home game vs. Woodland
    • 5:30 pm – Report time
      • Report to practice field
      • Wear show shirt and band shorts
    • 6:00 pm – Get 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


Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer this Friday!


We would love anyone signing up for field show help, to come to Thursday night’s practice at 8 to practice getting the props on and off the field!


We will plan to tailgate Friday before the game.  More information to follow this week.

Other Important News

District Honor Band

This Friday (9/22/17) – Last day to sign-up for District Honor Band

District Honor Band is a competitive opportunity for our students to excel individually.  The students practice scales, etudes, and sight-reading for an audition on December 9 at East Paulding High School.  The audition decides chair placements for the District Honor Band and is the qualifying round for the All-State auditions in January.  District Honor Band auditions cost $10 and All-State Auditions are $25 (to be considered for the second round of auditions and District Honor Band the total is $35).  Please sign-up here: https://goo.gl/s33kbv and turn in money to Ms. Dothard by Friday to sign-up for auditions.  Students are often skeptical if they are ready to audition, but I highly recommend our students set this individual goal to give them a reason to practice and improve.  Even if they do not make the ensemble, by setting the goal and putting in extra practice they practicing goal setting and improving.  Additionally, being able to list District Honor Band and All-State as accomplishments increases marketability for scholarships when apply for colleges.

County Exhibition

Reminder: The county exhibition date has been changed! The date is now, September 26th!  The event will begin at 6:30 at Central High School. There is a $5 charge for parking and tickets for the event are $6 per person. The following is the schedule for that evening.

  • 6:30 PM ​Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members / National Anthem
  • 6:45 PM ​Bowdon H. S.
  • 7:05 PM ​Mt. Zion H.S.
  • ​​7:25 PM ​Temple  H. S.
  • 7:50 PM ​Villa Rica H. S.
  • 8:20 PM​ Carrollton  H. S.
  • 8:50 PM​ Central-Carroll H.S.
  • ​9:15 PM​ Univ. of West Georgia

Booster Meeting

We will have a general Booster member meeting on September 28th at 6:30 pm in the band room. This is an important meeting. We will be learning about the Legacy of Champions, Dr. Albertus will be speaking to us, and we will learn about the All-in-One fundraiser. We hope to see you all there!

Trojan Band Shoppe

2 Days left to order a Ground Control Shirt!

We are offering a complement design to the 2017 show shirt, but for a very limited time. This is a black tee option offered at a great price of just $10, great for a field help option.  Orders are accepted till midnight Tuesday September 19th only!  Pick up your order form at the band room display, or order online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/Spiritwear/#/v/2017-Ground-Control-T-shirt

Regular Shoppe hours this week: Thursday September 21 from 5-6:00p and 7:30-8:30p and Friday, September 22 (game day) from 5:30-6:30p.

If you have not picked up your show shirt/booster shirt order, please stop by during regular hours to pick up or email: Trojanbandshoppe1@gmail.com to make other arrangements.  We do have a limited supply of show shirts and band booster shirts still available for purchase if you forgot to purchase!

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