Month: November 2017

Time Is Almost Up!


LIMITED TIME PRE-ORDER  till Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at midnight

Just in time for delivery prior to Christmas break.

New hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts, including a new design for both our COLOR GUARD and Trojan Band with additional YOUTH sizing options added for our Trojan Band hoodie and crew!

As always, you can order online here:

There are also lots of embroidered  items to choose from as well in the online store, and there’s still time to order in time for delivery prior to Christmas break

All order forms are now available at the Don Hall Band Room display, as well as the Carrollton Middle School concert Monday, December 4, 2017, and the Carrollton Junior High School concert Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  The Trojan Band Shoppe will be in the lobby of the Mabry Performing Arts Center for both events.

Have questions? Contact us here:

Holiday Season In Full Swing For The Trojan Band

It has been such an honor to cheer on our Mighty Trojans!  What a great season! Congratulations to all of our football players and the athletics staff for an awesome year!  We look forward to next season!

I hope that each of you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and spent time with those you love!  We have a few more events before Christmas!

Holiday Wishes Parade

This Thursday, November 30th, the band will participate in the Carrollton Holiday Wishes Parade. The parade begins at 5:30 pm. The route is different this year so please refer to the attached photo.  ALL marching band members will need to secure a traditional Santa hat to wear for the parade in addition to their marching band uniform.  

Schedule for the Week

  • Monday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday: Parade Rehearsal 3:30pm – 4:30pm
    • Winter Guard rehearsal following the parade rehearsal until 9:00pm
  • Thursday: Carrollton Holiday Christmas Parade
    • In Uniform by 4:00PM
    • Depart at 4:30PM
    • Step-Off 5:30PM

District Honor Band

Students who have signed up for District Honor Band have auditions on Saturday, December 9 at East Paulding High School.  Our scheduled time is 1:00PM.  Students should arrive by 12:30PM to register and warm-up before auditioning.  Auditions will be listened to on a first come, first served basis.  So once you are finished warming up, please report to your assigned room and get in line for your audition.  Judges are at lunch from 12:00-1:00, so if you arrive at 12:30 and warm-up, you should be able to get in line around 12:50 and be one of the first to audition after lunch.

Decorating for the Christmas Parade

Want to help decorate the Trojan Band transfer truck for the Christmas parade?  Do you have any extra lights, wreaths, garland, etc., that we could use to decorate with?  Join us tomorrow, Monday November 27th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the band room. Bring your decorations and Christmas cheer and let’s decorate for the parade!!

Holiday Concert

Coming up soon is the Christmas concert on December 12th at 7:00 pm in the Mabry Arts Center. This is sure to be a festive and fun evening.  We are sharing the concert with our choir and drama departments.  Make plans to be there and tell your family and friends to join us as well!

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

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

Happy Thanksgiving and Weekly Updates

I hope that you all have a fantastic break and Happy Thanksgiving!  As you know, the mighty Trojans won their game Friday night and will now be playing in the quarterfinals against Warner Robins High School. Go Trojans!!

Schedule for Friday

  • 1:00 PM Report to CHS and load instrument
  • 1:20 PM In Uniform
  • 1:30 PM Depart for Warner Robins
  • 4:30 PM Stop at Houston County Galleria Mall for Dinner (bring about $10.00 for dinner)
  • 6:00 PM Depart for WRHS
  • 6:30 PM Arrive at WRHS
  • 7:30 PM Kick-off
  • 10:30 PM Depart back for CHS
  • 1:30 AM Arrive back at CHS

Volunteer Link


Quick reminder that the Carrollton Christmas Parade is approaching on 11/30/2017.  Students will wear their marching uniforms and a standard classic red Santa Hat.  Please start looking for one now to purchase.  Customized or trendy hats are not allowed, please find a standard one. Thank you!

Audition Results

We hosted our auditions last Tuesday and I am very pleased with our students progress!  Our students continue to raise the bar with what is possible.  Twenty-three students accumulated more than 150.  The Etude and Sight-reading were worth 50 each, so that means that these students accumulated more than 50 points in scales alone!  This is quite an accomplishment.  It is when the students are pushing themselves individually, that our band makes the biggest progress.  So proud of the effort by all of our students.  The link to the results is posted below:

Trojan Band Shoppe

What’s new in the Trojan Band Shoppe! All new hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts, including a new option for our COLOR GUARD, and additional youth sizing options added  for our Trojan Band hoodie and crew!

This is a limited time pre-order, now in progress, and will last till Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at midnight, in time for delivery prior to Christmas break.

Trojan Band sweatshirt options are currently available on the web store, and color guard sweatshirt options will be available tomorrow November 20, 2017 through December 5, 2017.

As always, you can order online here:

Order forms will be available at the Don Hall Band Room display after Thanksgiving Break, as well as  the Carrollton Middle School concert Monday, December 4, 2017, and the Carrollton Junior High School concert Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  The Trojan Band Shoppe will be in the lobby of the Mabry Performing Arts Center for both events.

Have questions? Contact us here:

We hope you have a wonderfully peaceful, stress free holiday enjoyed with family, friends and lots of delicious food!

Happy Thanksgiving Trojan Band family!

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

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

A Quick Update!

Round 2- Carrollton vs Arabia Mountain

The schedule for Friday is:

  • 3:15 Eat pizza, provided by the Band Boosters
  • 4:00 In uniform
  • 4:05 Depart

Please be aware that the game will be played at Hallford Stadium!

3789 Memorial College Ave
Clarkston GA 30021

All-In-One Distribution

Friday and Saturday (11/17 and 11/18)

Please sign up to help if you can!!  We need more volunteers!

A Quick word from the Trojan Band Shoppe…

You asked, and we have been listening!

Look for a full announcement of all of our pre-order items coming this weekend. Items will be available just in time for Christmas delivery!

Pre-order period begins today through Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at midnight.

Some items are available now for pre-order!

Check out our new crewneck and hoodie sweatshirt design available in adult and youth sizes  just in time for the holidays, order forms are available at the Don Hall Band room display or available for online viewing and purchasing here:

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

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

Lots of Information Coming Your Way

Congratulations to the Carrollton Trojan Football team on their impressive victory over Clarke Central in the first playoff round!  It was an exciting game! Also, thank you all for your attendance at the band’s Veterans Day concert. It was a lovely night of music and recognition of our veterans!

All-In-One Distribution

We are looking forward to distributing all of the fruit and meat that was sold for our annual All-In-One fundraiser!  Please note that we will need lots of volunteers this week to help!  In the schedule for the week you will see where you can sign up to volunteer.  Time slots are one hour.  This does not mean we only want you to sign up for one hour, it is done this way so that you are able to help even if you only have one hour.  We would love for you to sign up for as much as possible!

If you are not going to the away game Friday night, PLEASE sign up to help with the ALL-IN-ONE!  It will be critical that we have parents willing to help out that night, as we will be split between two band events; supporting our football team against Arabia Mountain and completing our All-In-One Fundraiser!

This week’s schedule


Is your child currently completing Health requirements through band? If so, please double check their progress.  We would like for as many students to be finished with the course content by the end of Thanksgiving Break.  Students have until the last week of the 1st semester to finish, but by finishing before December they will have more time to focus on their end of course exams.  VERY IMPORTANT however is the eADAP course that must be completed through the GaDOE.  Once completed, please print the certificate and submit to Mr. Carr.

The holiday season is quickly approaching!

Two great gift giving options from the Trojan Band Boosters!

Can you believe it?!? It’s that time of year already!  Time is flying by, and before you know it, the Christmas break will be upon us!

Are you looking for something to purchase for teachers, colleagues, neighbors or your favorite band student this year? The CHS Band Boosters have two great ways to purchase some unique gifts and support the Carrollton Trojan Band program at the same time!

Our Yankee Candle® fundraiser continues online till December 31 of this year!

Yankee Candles® make the perfect gift! Everyone loves a Yankee Candle®, with lots of holiday scents, beautiful home accents and candle accessories to choose from!


Enter group code: 999968266 (Carrollton Trojan Band Program) when you enter the site, purchase  your items, and they will be shipped directly to you within days of your order!

Remember, 40% of all  online sales through December 31, 2017 will benefit the Carrollton Trojan Band program!

Visit the Trojan Band Shoppe for some great gift ideas this month!!

The Trojan Band Shoppe is “taking it on the road” to all of the Carrollton Trojan Band concerts this holiday season!!  That’s not just for high school concerts, but CJHS concerts as well!  Maybe you visited with us this past week at our awesome annual Veteran’s Day concert!!

A huge THANK YOU  to all who placed orders or purchased apparel!

In case you missed us, we will be in the lobby of the Mabry Performing Arts center prior to, during, and after all concerts before the Christmas break!  We will be offering a new crewneck and hooded sweatshirt option available for embroidery and a new pre-order  screen printed hooded and crewneck sweatshirt option coming this week as well!

Can’t make it to the high school band room, or missed us at the concerts? Want a sneak peek at all the items especially embroidered for the Trojan Band family that the Trojan Band Shoppe has to offer? You can browse and shop online at your convenience any day,any time, all year long here :

All items offered on the store website are on display in the CHS Don Hall Band Room, and will be displayed at all of the holiday concerts.  Stop by and see us! We would love to see you!

*Please note, all purchases for embroidered items take 7-10 days to fulfill.  Shopping for Christmas gifts before the break? Visit the online booster store to order yours in time!   When purchasing, if the item is a gift for a student, simply indicate it in the text box when ordering! Store booster elves will be sure not to give away the surprise, and we will arrange for discreet delivery! Purchasers will be contacted when orders are available to arrange for pick-up.

As always, thank you! thank you!! THANK YOU!!! For continuing to support this AWESOME band program.  This program touches the lives of so many, in so many positive ways.  We are humbled and grateful for your continued support of all of our students and our continued fundraising efforts!

Concert/Formal Wear

Don’t forget, if you haven’t paid for your student’s formal attire, please do so!

Formal Wear Cost

  • Girls Concert Attire Cost:
    • Dress….. …$57.00
    • Shoes……..$36.00
    • Jewelry……$10.00 (necklace and earrings)
    • Total cost…$103.00
  • Boys Concert Attire Cost:
    • Coat………………$64.00
    • Pant ……………..$26.00
    • Shirt………………$25.00
    • Cummerbund….$10.00
    • Bow tie……………$5.00
    • Shoes…………….$20.00
    • Total cost………..$150.00

***** Some of you did not need the full attire, so you will only pay for the items you ordered.

Please contact Ms. Dothard if you have questions/concerns at 770-834-0550

Chick-fil-A Bowl Details

As you know, our band has been invited to participate in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.


The cost of our student tickets has been generously donated.  This is an event that most bands travel to Atlanta to participate in as their “band trip” for the year and pay for their individual tickets.  We are fortunate that we were invited to participate and our student tickets have been purchased for us.

All parent tickets including for chaperone and equipment crew cost $175.00 each and includes admission to the game, Fanfest, security clearance to enter with the band, and a credential.  We understand that this is an expensive game admission.  If you would like to chaperone but not attend Fanfest or the game – admission to the parade is free and you would be welcome to either hang out on the bus or could visit the CNN center for lunch/etc? While the students attend the game.

If you buy your tickets through us, the tickets will be blocked together with the student tickets.  We will all be sitting in the same general area.  Because the ticket requires entrance as a group, all tickets purchased by parents will be handed out after the parade on 1/1/2018.  You can purchase your tickets from now until November 17, 2017.  Tickets can be paid for by check (made out to the CHS Band Boosters), cash (in an envelope with name of student and name of parent), or online at

CFA Festivity Itinerary:

  • Mass Band Rehearsal – 12/31/2017
    • 8:00am Report to CHS with show shirt and band jacket
    • 8:30am Depart for the rehearsal
    • 10:30am – 2:30pm rehearsal
    • 2:30pm Lunch at CNN Center about $10.00
    • 3:30pm Depart for CHS
    • 5:00pm Arrive back at CHS
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Parade – 1/1/2018
    • 5:30am Load Instruments
    • 6:15am in Uniform
    • 6:30am Depart for Parade Route
    • 7:30am Parade Staging
    • 8:30am Step Off for the Parade
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Fanfest – 1/1/2018
    • Immediately following parade
    • Lunch – students around $10.00 for lunch while at Fanfest
    • We will report to the game from Fanfest around 12:00pm
  • Chick-fil-a Bowl Pregame – 1/1/2018
    • Students report to their performance staging locations
    • 12:30pm Pregame performance
    • 1:00pm Game Begins
      • Students will have access to concessions if you wish to send extra money
    • 4:30pm Game Ends
    • 6:00pm Arrive Back at CHS

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

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters