Percussion and Guard Clinics This Week!


CHS Band Performs at UWG Sunbelt Jazz Festival

The CHS Symphonic Jazz and 1st Block Jazz bands performed to an enthusiastic crowd on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  It was an honor to perform for the collegiate festival, thank you Dr. Ben Geyer for the invitation!  If you missed the performance, the bands will perform again at the Band BBQ on May 2, 2019.  Do you have your tickets?!

Audition Results

Our students demonstrated fantastic growth this audition.  Allowing the students to perform scales with music seemed to lessen anxiety and motivate them to attempt more scales, which was the goal!  I look forward to seeing to see if this trend continues!  Scales are an item that students should be practicing regularly.  If your child would like to improve their audition results next time please encourage them to practice their scales daily.  Daily scale practice will improve their tone, their dexterity, general coordination and comfort of holding the instrument, strengthen their embouchure, solidify muscle memory, and improve musical confidence.

Here are the band class placements for Fall 2019.  All of these students will combine to create our marching band roster!  I look forward to finalizing that roster as we receive commitment fees and have forms turned in.  You can access the forms here.  You can pay fees here.

Audition Results

GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations (April 16)

Our times have changed for our performance in Cartersville.  Our two jazz bands will attend the GMEA Jazz Performance Evaluations on April 16 at Cartersville HS.  Students will ride the bus to the event.  The performance is free and open to the public.  We would love to see you in the audience!

  • Carrollton Symphonic Jazz Band • 1:30PM Performance
  • Carrollton 1st Block Jazz • 2:00PM Performance


  • 10:00 AM Depart Carrollton High School via Bus to Cartersville
  • 11:30 AM Lunch at Cici’s Pizza in Cartersville
  • 12:30 PM Depart to Cartersville HS
  • 1:00 PM Symphonic Warm Up
  • 1:30 PM Symphonic Performance and 1st Block Warm Up
  • 2:00 PM 1st Block Performance
  • Approx 2:30 PM Depart for Carrollton High School
  • Approx 4:00 PM Arrive back at Carrollton High School

Band Dinner/Awards Night (April 23) • Have you RSVP’d?

April 23 at 6:00 pm. This is a great evening for our band and band families! Please mark your calendars so you won’t miss this event! Longhorn will be catering and tickets will go on sale in the next week or so. Tickets will be $13 per person and must be paid before the dinner for planning purposes. RSVP here. Also, we could use your help with the event.  Please sign-up to volunteer here.

Marching Percussion Clinics (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Clinics for all percussionists to learn marching percussion techniques and determine instrument assignments for the fall.  Students should wear comfortable clothing suitable for going outside if necessary.  We look forward to a great week of drumming!

Color Guard Clinic/Auditions (April 15 – 19) 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Clinics for all students interested in auditioning for the Fall Color Guard.  No experience is necessary to attend the clinics.  Please wear athletic clothing and bring a great attitude!  Membership in the fall color guard is required for students to participate winter guard activities, except current 7th graders who may participate as 8th graders.

Band BBQ (May 2) – WE NEED U!

The BBQ is quickly approaching! Tickets were handed out to the students.  Please ask your child for them, with your help this can be the best Band BBQ yet!  We ask everyone to please sell 30 tickets or make a $175 donation as this is a critical fundraiser to help with the operation of our band program.  Please ask your workplace too! We are happy to make deliveries to businesses who order 10 or more meals. Please Sign-Up to Volunteer.

Remind your family and friends that the band will perform at the BBQ beginning at 6:00PM.  This year we will have 2 jazz band performances in addition to the Trojan Marching Band performance and Senior ceremony.  It is going to be a wonderful day! Thank you for all that you do for our students!


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