2nd Semester – Off to the Races

Trojans accepted into the 2019 GMEA All-State Band

We had many students who represented Carrollton extremely well at the final round of All-State this past Saturday! I am so proud of each of them for investing the extra time to practice and prepare for the auditions.  It is a highly selective process and an honor to be amongst the students auditioning at the final round.  If you have the opportunity, please congratulate the following students: Taylor Berry, Ben Bradley, Lainey Driver, Dale Drummond, Katie Hoberg, Hale’e LaChance, Eli Nunez, Kelley Ozier, Maggie Rowland, Austin Schumann, Andrew Stagliano.

I am proud to announce that three were including in the posting of the results for the All-State Band: Andrew Stagliano, Kelley Ozier, and Taylor Berry (alternate).  Congratulations! They will represent us in Athens, GA from 2/28 – 3/2/2019.

This Week at a glance:

  • Monday: JV Winterguard 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble 3:30PM – 6:00PM
    • Varsity Winterguard 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday: Wind Ensemble PHOTO 8:15AM in CHS Ampitheater
    • JV Winterguard 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Thursday: Varsity Winterguard 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Friday and Saturday: District Honor Jazz Band – See below

District Honor Jazz Band

Jan. 11-12 – District Honor Jazz Band at Heritage HS in Ringgold, GA. The following students auditioned and were selected to participate in this prestigious honor.  Please help me in congratulating them and wish them good luck as they represent our school at the District Honor Jazz Band Clinic!

  • Brian Crews, guitar
  • Cesar Ramirez, bass guitarJacob Sipes, drum set
  • Andrew Stagliano, baritone saxophone


Wind Ensemble: please report to school in your concert attire at 8:10AM on Wednesday, January 9 for a group photo for the Troy Program.  We will meet in the amphitheater in front of the school for the photo.  You will have a few minutes after the photo to change into school clothes.  Don’t forget to bring a garment bag to keep your concert attire in during the school day.

Scholarship Opportunity: The Kiwanis Showcase

clublogoThe Kiwanis Showcase is approaching. Download the application and more information.  The showcase is a talent show for instrumentalist and vocalist in the West Ga area.  First place wins a $500 scholarship.  Students can perform as a chamber ensemble, or as soloists.  Applications are due by February 1 and students must commit to performing on February 10 at the local showcase hosted by Center for the Arts and be prepared to perform at the state level on April 27, 2019 in Leesburg, GA if they are chosen as the winner.  I would love to see our students take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

MLK Parade:

Only a couple of weeks before our next marching band performance.  We will celebrate MLK Day by performing in the local parade on 1/21/2019.

  • 8:30AM Load and get into Uniforms
  • 9:00AM Depart for parade staging
  • 10:00AM Parade step-off
  • About 11:00AM Finish and unload at the band room




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