Terrific First Competition!

What an exciting weekend! Our band had an amazing performance at the Stateline Showdown. It was full of enthusiasm and excitement. Resulting in a standing OVATION! So proud of the effort and heart that our students continue to provide everyday! Looking forward to continue our journey these last few weeks! Thank you to all of the parents and helpers that contributed to the success of the band. A special shout to Mr. Mike Lewis, graphics instructor at CHS, for all his time, assistance, and expertise! Our props look AMAZING! Also, thank you to Jeff and Nicole Jones, Wade and Rachel Tate, Ben Gordon, Matt Ozier, Juanito Redwine, and Jason Svegl for practicing hours on Saturday and working the props on the field. You guys nailed your performance with the students! BRAVO!!

I am excited to announce that 6 coolers have been donated to the band!!! What a blessing!!!! We have generous band parents! No more leaking water all over the garage floor!


Weekly Practice Schedule

Monday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Tuesday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Thursday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday – Game at Woodland High School

Dinner – Papa John’s Pizza

Friday’s Itinerary:

  • Load after each class
  • Dinner after school
  • 4:45PM Uniform Check
  • 5:00PM Depart for WHS

All-In-One sale kick off!


We kicked off our All-In-One sale this past week. We will give out the rest of the packets on Monday. Please ask your student about their packet and begin selling!! This is a long standing, and always highly anticipated fundraiser for the Carrollton High School Band! It is a fruit and meat sale, students will sell and collect money at the point of sale. Money and order sheets will be turned into the boosters and the purchaser will be responsible to pick up their order on November 16th or 17th at Tabernacle Baptist Church. This is an important fundraiser and we hope to see ALL of our students participating by selling!!! ALL students (band and guard) are EXPECTED to participate in this fundraiser. If you choose not to participate in the fundraiser, you are expected to make a $100 donation to the band boosters. I know this sounds harsh, but you can’t expect someone else to take up your slack just because you didn’t want to ask people to buy some fruit or meat. I know that it may be out of your comfort zone, but our community is kind and the band has a fantastic reputation, which makes our job easy to get people to buy from us!

Water Donations

It is hot and that means our band is consuming a lot of water! It is time for those water donations. Each member of the band (which includes the guard) is asked to donate $10 or 4 cases of water. If you are paying by check, please make it out to the CHS band boosters. You can also pay online at: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/trojan-band-water2/

Thank you for your help! The kids appreciate it! We take waters to every game and competition, so we need LOTS of water!

Legacy of Champions

Our competition, the Legacy of Champions (10/13/18), is only days awayand we need to make sure we get all of the volunteer spots filled. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so now so we can continue to prepare knowing this is all taken care of. Remember, all band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.

The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/. The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

There are also sign-ups for donating food and lending equipment! Don’t miss out on a opportunity to make a huge impact for our band!

Hollywood Trip

The 4th and final payment deadline is quickly approaching, October 23rd. This is a very important deadline! Our contract with the travel company states that all travelers must be completely paid by this date!

Balance ​DUE BY October 23, 2018 **Payments may be made with an organization check, cashier’s check or money order. Credit card payments may be made with our online web link with MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

  • Please remember the cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation/Changes – items for the trip have been purchased, which is why this policy is so important.
    • All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. ​Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows​:
  • February 23, 2017 – March 23, 2018 $50.00 per person cancellation fee
  • March 24, 2018 – May 23, 2018 $100.00 per person cancellation fee
  • May 24, 2018 – July 23, 2018 $300.00 per person cancellation fee
  • July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018 $600.00 per person cancellation fee
  • August 24, 2018 – October 23, 2018 $900.00 per person cancellation fee
  • After October 23, 2018 NO REFUNDS




Do you cook chili?!

More information to be announced later, but we have a concert on October 30 that will be accompanied by a meal. Darcy Drummond and Emily Leak are in the process of organizing the event and will be asking for volunteers to participate in the cook off soon. It is a fun evening full of chamber music, percussion ensemble, and jazz band. Just want to make sure that this is on your radar because we will need your help.

Can you help?

The CJHS band is asking for donations of black band polos and Trojan band shirts from past students. If you have any items to donate to Junior High band please bring them washed to Ms. Dothard’s desk. Thank you so much.

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