Month: May 2018

Graduation Time Change / Senior Thought

Good evening! Due to anticipated inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will begin 30 minutes earlier than scheduled.  The gates for graduation will open at 6:00PM and the ceremony will begin at 7:30PM.  

Our CHS band itinerary will not change, we will just start the ceremony 30 minutes earlier.  5:30 for dinner, 6:15 in concert attire, 7:00 on the field for sound check.  Ceremony begins at 7:30.  Students will be dismissed once all band equipment has been returned to the band room.


Your adult life is beginning just as it will most likely continue, at least if it follows the path that most of us experience.  One absolute about life is that it will continue to present unexpected obstacles.  Although you do may not have control over the certain circumstances, you always have control your reaction to them.  Be steadfast in your pursuit to anticipate obstacles, but have the patience to be flexible so that you ENJOY every minute.

Tonight is your night! I am sorry that we are starting a little sooner.  If you have family that were going to barely make it by 8:00PM, then remember that although they may not experience the start of the ceremony, they will only the miss the speakers at the beginning 🙂  They will arrive just in time to celebrate your accomplishment and hear your name as you walk across that stage!  Please know that the decision to start the ceremony early was made in the best interest of hosting the most dignified ceremony for you and your classmates.  It was a decision that was made with careful consideration and without haste.  Tonight will continue to be the PERFECT ceremony for you and your classmates because it is in celebration of you.

This is a very special senior class to me personally because you were freshmen when I started my tenure at CHS.  I will never forget our first year together and will always cherish our past three.  Our band program has grown so much because of your dedication and leadership.  Use this experience as a memory to help you through those times that it is difficult to see the end result.  I am sure that most of you thought that this day would never come, well…  YOUR TIME IS NOW! And, I bet most would now say that it arrive faster than you thought it would.  Well, as they say time flies when you’re having fun! I sure had fun these last few years and I hope that you did too!

Let me leave your with the words of Mother Theresa as you embark on the rest of your adult life:

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

 If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

 If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.


Never forget: you are the best version of yourself! and your BEST is always good enough. Love you guys, Happy Graduation Day!

-Mr. Carr


Good evening,

Our administration released the following update concerning graduation earlier today:

“Carrollton High School continues to monitor the weather and its potential impact on Friday evening’s graduation ceremony.  If any changes to the ceremony are necessary, parents and students will be notified by Thursday, May 17 at 6 pm.  We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2018 this weekend!”

We will continue to keep you updated through one of the following ways as we monitor the weather: 1) this website, 2) Remind (@chstro), 3) Facebook, 4) Google Classroom.

The current plan for our performance at graduation is still as follows:

  • Students report at 5:30PM for dinner in the band room.
  • Students will have time to put on concert attire.
  • 6:30PM we will warm-up in the band room.
  • 7:00PM we will go out to the stadium for a sound check
  • 8:00PM Graduation Begins
  • About 9:30PM we will be finished.  Students will help put up all equipment (stands and instruments) before they are dismissed.

If there is more information released from the school, I will do my best to update you immediately.  Thank you for your patience with this unpredictable weather.

Our students are prepared to provide this act of service for our school and community because of their love of our senior class, thank you for supporting them in their service. We are going to make this a fantastic ceremony for our Seniors regardless of the weather!

Hope that you all have a wonderful night!

-Mr. Carr



CHSTrojanBand Got Talent!

CHS Trojan Band Member, Robert Daniel, Jr., was awarded the Trojan Heroes Talent Award at the inaugural Trojan Heroes Award Ceremony last night.  He was honored and performed Coldplay’s Fix You as a 4-mallet marimba solo.  His performance was received with enthusiastic applause.  Congratulations, Robert! TH 6812 5-9-18

Volunteers needed:

Volunteers are still needed to assist with band prom.  Band prom is this weekend from 7pm – 10pm.  Please visit to volunteer.  Thank you so much for your help in making this a fun evening for our band students!

Upcoming Events

  • TODAY! May 10 – Color Guard Weapon Training 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • May 12 – Band Prom
  • May 14-17- Percussion Spring Camp 4:00 – 9:00pm
  • May 14 & 17 – Leadership/New Member Marching Camp 4:00 pm – 6:00pm
  • May 18 – Band Fee commitment money due
    • $100: Winds and Percussion (reserves your spot in the show).
    • $175: Color Guard (in addition to the spot in the show, this payment includes your uniform cost).
  • May 18 – Graduation • 5:30pm report time
  • May 23 – Trip Payment Due Date ($419)

Weekly Update: There is a lot still happening

WOW! What an amazing week last week! The band dinner was lovely! A special thanks to Emily Leak for all of her leadership with this special event! And thanks to all of you that brought yummy desserts! It was a fantastic tribute to a fantastic year! Thank you!

This past Thursday was the band barbecue and we had LOTS of volunteers (students and adults) and sold LOTS of barbecue! Rachel Tate was the lead and she did a tremendous job! Rachel, thank you! What a fun evening for our band family and our communtiy. Thank you to everyone who sold tickets and spread the word. Let’s continue to make it bigger every year! Incentive winners will be announced tomorrow!




Spring noteSpring Concert – This Tuesday!

May 8, 2018

Our Spring concert is this Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 pm in the Mabry Arts Center. Lets pack the MAC for a special night of music, including the world premier of Grosso Blue composed by CHS’s own Katahj Copley! It will be a great evening of music. Please share with family and friend and let them know that the concert is open to the public and free. #PACtheMAC


Band Prom

May 12, 2018


The Band Prom is a night where our band students get dressed up and dance! Students decorate the band room and bring snacks to share. The theme this year is, The Great Gatsby. It is a fun night for our band students! Please encourage your student to participate!

If you are able, we would love for you to help make the band prom a special night for our kids. Go to the following link to volunteer to send food or drinks, make a monetary donation, and volunteer to chaperone.



Leadership and Rookie Marching Camp • May 14 & 17 • 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The leadership have expressed an interest in getting to know our new members sooner. We will host new member marching training on May 14th and 17th to allow our new members a chance to get to know their leadership. One of the things that our leaders wanted to do was to host more section fellowship events throughout the summer. By meeting our new members before summer, we will be able to include them with the fellowship events. These will be fun, informative sessions to help the students get to know one another, but also prepare our new members for our 4th of July Parade better as well.

2015 Winding down

Graduation • May 18

  • Band students perform at graduation. This a required performance that serves as our final exam grade for each concert band class.
    • Dinner at 5:30PM
    • In concert attire by 6:30PM
    • Graduation starts at 8:00PM


Upcoming Events

  • May 7 – Color Guard Spring Training 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • May 8 – Spring Concert 7 pm
    • WORLD PREMIERE – Grosso Blue by Katahj Copley featuring former Trojan Daniel Kuntz on clarinet, Kyle Willoughby on Bass Clarinet, and Mr. Carr on clarinet. It is going to be awesome! You don’t want to miss this concert!
  • May 10 – Color Guard Weapon Training 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • May 12 – Band Prom
  • May 14-17- Percussion Spring Camp 4:00 – 9:00pm
  • May 14 & 17 – Leadership/New Member Marching Camp 4:00 pm – 6:00pm
  • May 18 – Band Fee commitment money due
    • $100: Winds and Percussion (reserves your spot in the show).
    • $175: Color Guard (in addition to the spot in the show, this payment includes your uniform cost).
  • May 18 – Graduation • 5:30pm report time
  • May 23 – Trip Payment Due Date ($419)