The Weekly Update

Trip deposits were due last Friday.  Since there is an electronic option, you can still sign-up, but it needs to be done right NOW, please?!


Also, we can share that the band has been OFFICIALLY INVITED by the Hollywood Christmas Parade Committee!  I had faith and confidence that it would happen, but I know that some may have been hesitant to sign-up until receiving this official confirmation!

This is an important step in our band program’s journey as we begin applying to the larger parades like the Rose Bowl Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the London New Year’s Day Parade.  It is important that we perform well in this parade with as many students as possible to make sure that we are representing our program appropriately.  

Here is the schedule for this week:

  • Monday: Symphonic Band rehearsal 3:30PM – 5:00PM
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble rehearsal from 3:30PM – 6:00PM
  • Wednesday: Tri-M Music Honor Society interest meeting 3:30PM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
    • Kiwanis Showcase Applications are due.  See Mr. Carr for more details.
  • Friday: Basketball game vs East Paulding HS
    • Marching band students are encouraged to participate – we will be performing stands tunes.  Please wear blue jeans and a CHS band shirt.
      • Report at 5:00PM to the Band Room
      • We should be finished around 9:00PM
      • Bring money for concessions but we will also feed the students pizza for dinner
  • Saturday: Winter Guard competition at Alpharetta HS

Winter Guard does it again!

Congratulations to our Winter Guard under the direction of Corey Hawkins and Emma Turner, who performed at Kennesaw Mountain HS on Saturday.  They placed first, but due to an unfinished prop their score was reduced putting them in third.  Many contests waive the penalties for the first few weeks, but we learned from it this time.  Mr. Hawkins has already made arrangements to fix the prop tomorrow.  Onward and upward! So proud of our band program for continuing to set the bar high! Congratulations, ladies!

West Georgia Band Community Join Forces for GMEA Performance


Congratulations to the University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble and their directors Dr. Josh Byrd and Dr. Cale Self for their inspiring performance at this year’s Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Athens, GA.  In an effort to showcase the West Georgia area’s students he invited four trumpets from Carrollton and four trumpets from Central to accompany the Wind Ensemble on their performance.  The antiphonal trumpets added that next level of WOW to an already exciting program.  The four high school students are pictured above: Central’s Connor Abernathy, Riley Mitchell, Hannah Puckett, Katie Thompson, and Carrollton’s Ryan Schumann, Matthew Harris, Melissa Lanier, and Lainey Driver.  Before the concert, Temple High School’s flute choir (Chuck Jindrich, director and Carrollton Band Dad) conducted by Elisa Lyle (we are lucky to have her work with our students too!) performed in the lobby.  It was a great testament to the band programs here in West Georgia!  Proud that we could play a part! Go West!

GSU in Concert NEXT WEEK! Thursday, February 8th!

CBDNA Poster copy

Georgia State University Wind Ensemble is performing a special performance for our community at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.  Attendance is required for all Carrollton High School band students.  GSU is preparing for the College Band Directors National Association Conference, so this will be an inspiring performance for our students!  Don’t miss it!

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