Hornline Member of the Year!

CHS Band Student Recognized as 2019 Hornline Member of the Year with Atlanta CorpsVets!

We are super proud of our trombone section leader, Thomas Svegl, for this outstanding achievement! His principal instrument is trombone, but he learned baritone so that he could march with a drum corps.   This summer he spent his second summer with the local corps, Atlanta CorpsVets (CV) and was named their hornline member of the year at their banquet following their world championship appearance last weekend.  We are so proud of you Thomas, congratulations of this distinctive honor!







There’s No Place Like Home

Our first home football game started with our parent tailgate, which was a great time for all band parents to come together and celebrate the start of the season. Thank you to all that brought food for the tailgate. That was followed by a great pre-game performed by our students. Our community was out supporting the band and the football team. The band then performed their halftime show for the hometown crowd which was enjoyed by the crowd. The game ended with a Trojan win! Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped with everything this past Friday night.

Pre-Order Concession at VR

Students have the opportunity to pre-order concessions for Friday’s game vs. VR. Please print out this form and include exact change – cash with your pre-order form because VR is picking up the pre-orders on Wednesday and will have the orders prepared in a separate line for our students during 3rd quarter.

Week at a Glance

  • Monday – Full Band 3:45-6:15
  • Tuesday – Full Band 3:45 – 6:15
  • Wednesday – QAP 3:30-5:00
  • Thursday – Full Band 6:00 – 9:00
  • Friday – Away Game vs Villa Rica
    • Itinerary
      • 4:00PM Load
      • 4:15 PM Dinner (Pizza – Papa Johns)
      • 5:15PM In Uniform
      • 5:30PM Depart
      • 7:30PM Kick Off
      • 11:00PM Arrive Back at CHS

Volunteers Needed For the Villa Rica Game

We will need help with serving dinner to our students, loading the trailer, pulling the flag and clean up after the game. Please click here if you would like to sign up to volunteer.

Student Pickup After the Villa Rica Game

As a reminder, if you come to pick up your student after the Villa Rica game, please do NOT park in the lane of the parking lot leading up to the band room as this will delay the trailer, van and buses from getting to the band room, which then delays your student from being able to leave. If you are parked in that lane, we will ask that you please move your vehicle so that we can get the equipment and students back to the band room in a timely fashion. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Special Color Guard Practice – September 14

The Color Guard will be having practice on Saturday, September 14 from 10 AM to 9 PM. The students will have access to the indoor practice facility for this day and will finish the rehearsal in the stadium that evening. The Boosters will be providing lunch and dinner for the Guard staff and students that day. As such we are asking that each student please provide $5 for those meals on that day. We will have a signup sheet to make the lunch and dinner selections. This will need to be done by Tuesday. Please turn the money into Ms. Dothard this week. We will need some volunteers to help serve dinner that day. Please email Ed Redmond (ebredmond@gmail.com) if you are interested in volunteering that night.

Spirit Wear

Are you ready to show off your Trojan Band Pride this season? If not, look at the Band Shoppe by clicking this link and get some Trojan Band Spirit Wear. There are hats, polo shirts, t-shirts, etc. all with your choice of 4 different logo options to be embroidered on the item you choose. You can simply place your order on the site and you will be contacted once your item has arrived.

Show Shirt

If you want to purchase a show shirt for this year’s show “Wanted: Dead or Alive”, you can do so by clicking on this link. The cost of the shirt is $15.

General Band Booster Meeting – September 17

The next general band booster meeting will be held on September 17, 2019, from 6:30PM – 8PM. At this meeting, we will discuss the upcoming All-In-One sale, one of the two major fundraisers we have as the booster club.

If you have been waiting to get involved, looking for that opportunity to sign up, seeking out a way to make a difference… THE TIME IS NOW!

With our Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition approaching quickly… WE NEED YOU more than ever! Yes, YOU… our Trojan Nation students, alumni, family, friends, staff, faculty, and community supporters. So please look at all the opportunities below and see how you can make a difference.

As we continue to prepare for the Legacy of Champions that takes place on October 12, 2019, we desperately need you to get involved! We also need your help with ATVs, golf carts, trailers, and fulfilling volunteer duties the day of the event. Please see below for details about each need.

ATVs, UTVs, & Trailers

These motorized vehicles & trailers will be used for hauling the equipment for the various bands that will be performing at the competition. We can use either four wheelers, utvs, etc. These vehicles will need to have a trailer hitch for pulling a trailer. We are in need of 10-12 or more of these vehicles.

We also need trailers to place the equipment on. These will need to have a ramp that can be lowered. The size we can use would be 6′ wide by 12′ or less long, due to restrictions of gate sizes at the stadium. We are in need of 10-12 or more of these as well.

If you have any of these items and can lend them for the day, please visit our volunteer page: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/

Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that volunteering at the Legacy of Champions is actually expected of all of our boosters/parents? This event is such a huge undertaking and is becoming one of our top fundraisers. 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/ and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. There is a large variety of volunteer positions available. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today! THE TIME IS NOW!

As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

2019 Competition Schedule

Please take a minute to re-read this post from June 19, 2019.

I would like to alert your attention to our competition schedule. The newly added fall break and the location of our open Friday night has made planning our competition schedule more challenging than normal. All of this information is on the calendar as well. Please take a look at our competition dates:

Our first competition is on October 5 at Creekview HS. Yes, this is the Saturday before our Fall Break. This is a required event for all participants in our Trojan Marching Band. Please plan ahead. I do not know the itinerary for the day yet, but please plan on a full day. We will rehearse some that morning before we depart for the competition. *This is an SAT date. You should still be able to test that morning here at CHS if this is the best date that works for you. Other dates for the SAT during the first semester are August 24, November 2, and December 7.

The LoC, the competition here at Carrollton HS, is on October 12. Yes, this is the Saturday after our Fall Break. This is also a required event for all participants in our Trojan Marching Band, and we also need all parents to volunteer to work this day. Please note that this is a date that we schedule for the same date annually so that our competition becomes a regular competition for bands to visit each year. This was a date that was set before we knew the school calendar. Assuming we will have a similar school calendar for the following school year, we will reconsider the date if necessary after this year’s competition. We will be hosting many bands on our campus this day and we need everyone’s participation to host it right. We do have a football game (all football games are required events) on Friday October 11 as well. If you notice on the calendar, we will not rehearse the week of Fall Break until Friday before the game in an effort to allow families to make the most of that week.

Our final competition is on October 19 at Haralson County HS. Again, please plan on the full day. Our performance time will determine the daily itinerary and we will not know that until closer to the contest (usually about 1.5 weeks out).

The week following our final competition we do not have a football game (October 25 – the ACT is on October 26th, if that helps). Since our weekends of the Fall Break included football games on each side, it made more sense to schedule our competitions this way in an effort to allow families to take advantage of our Friday night off and have a full weekend off. Notice that the week’s schedule is very different from the rest of the calendar. We will meet with our concert band classes to prepare for the upcoming concert and not rehearse on Thursday evening. Again, trying to do what we can to be mindful of family time.

Thank you for looking ahead at your calendar and planning around these competition dates, because it is critical that we have 100% attendance to allow our students to perform their best.


Students participating in the health class should be completed with the eADAP course from the GA Department of Drivers Services. Please double check with your child to verify that they have completed that course and submitted a certificate to me either in person or a PDF via email. This is the most important aspect of the class as it qualifies our students to apply for their drivers license. Once they have finished the eADAP course online, then they complete the 9 Unit exams via Google Classroom and they are done. Due dates are listed in Classroom to allow students to complete the class before their semester becomes too hectic. I will be lenient with the due dates so long as all coursework is completed and turned in by the Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your assistance in keeping your child on track.


The Charms Calendar is syncing again. Syncing your calendar with the band calendar is a great way to stay informed of the schedule. You can access more information through the links above (If you hover over Calendar, Sync Calendar becomes an option), or just click here.

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