Keep Calm and March On!

8th Grade Night Recap

8th Grade Night was such a success! It was a great evening that allowed us to band together in support of Chase McDaniel, grow together as a band as we welcomed 87 of our favorite 8th graders to perform in the CHAMP and the stands with us for the game, and watch an incredible football game. It was a night that will not be soon forgotten as we had roughly 300 spirited band students cheering on our Trojans to a 24-20 victory over Rome! GO TROJANS!

Very Busy • Week at a Glance

  • Monday – Full Band 3:45-6:15
  • Tuesday – County Exhibition – (8:20PM Performance) See Full Itinerary Below
  • Wednesday – QAP 3:30-5:00
    • Concession Sign ups for East Paulding game due
  • Thursday – Full Band 6:00 – 9:00
  • Friday – Away Game at East Paulding
    • Itinerary
      • Load instruments during class and right after school (3:15-3:45)
      • 3:45 Dinner (Subway)
      • 4:30 In Uniform
      • 5:00 Depart
      • 7:30 Kick Off
      • 10:30 Depart for Home
      • Approx. 12:00 AM arrive back at CHS
  • Sunday – Homecoming Kick-Off
    • Report at 5:15PM wearing Show Shirt and Black Band Shorts
    • We will play stands tunes at designated times and perform a stand still of the show around 7:20PM.
    • The event ends at 8:00PM.

Concession Sign-up for East Paulding Game

The Band Boosters of the East Paulding band would like to offer our students the opportunity to “pre-order” their concessions for the September 27th game. This will help expedite our students getting their food and drink during the 3rd quarter. The East Paulding is offering the choice of an entree (hamburger, cheeseburger, hotdog), a bag of chips and a drink all for $5.50. The sign up will be located at Ms. Dothard’s desk. We will not be collecting money this time, but we ask that if you sign up, please bring money with you to this game as you will pay for the items you signed up for at the home concession stands at East Paulding.

All-In-One Sale

At the General Booster Meeting last Tuesday night, we officially kicked off the All-In-One Sale. Your student should have received their packet that night, which included a letter, summary sheet as well as 15 sale forms. Please make sure that the yellow copy is legible as this will be the form that you will turn on on October 17 along with all money collected. Also, please be sure to complete the summary sheet prior to turning in all forms and money as this will help with figuring out totals of what will need to be ordered from our vendors. Most importantly, Sell! Sell! Sell!!!

Parents mentioned in a recent booster meeting that a great way to sell is to set up a venmo or something similar and sell to friends and family via social media.  Remember to keep it local however, unless they are wanting to make a donation to a local food bank.  Items will be available for pick up on November 22 from 9AM – 6PM and on November 23 from 9AM – Noon in the Tabernacle Baptist Church parking lot.

Thank you so much for all that you do for our students.  This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year and allows us to keep our band fees to a minimum.

County Exhibition • TUESDAY

The exhibition is this Tuesday at Central-Carroll HS. We will feed the students before we leave for the exhibition. Below is the schedule for exhibition. Tickets are $8.00 each and parking close to the stadium is $5.00. We will need volunteers to feed our students before the exhibition as well as helping to load and unload equipment and to help during our performance. Please click here to sign up to volunteer. Shannon Waldroup (, our volunteer coordinator, is available to answer any questions before the exhibition.

  • CHS Trojan Band Itinerary
    • 4:00PM Dinner (Chick-fil-a)
    • 4:45PM in Uniform
    • 5:00PM Depart CHS
    • 6:00PM Massed Band Rehearsal
    • 7:50PM Report to the track for Villa Rica’s performance
    • 8:20PM Performance
    • 9:45PM Depart for CHS
    • 10:00PM Arrive back at CHS

Schedule of events

  • 6:00 PM Mass Band Rehearsal on Central Practice Field w/ Courtney Zhorela
  • 6:30 PM Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members / National Anthem
  • 6:45 PM Mt. Zion H. S.*
  • 7:05 PM Bowdon H.S.* (warm up begins at 6:55 or earlier)
  • 7:25 PM Temple H. S.* (warm up begins at 7:15 or earlier)
  • 7:50 PM Villa Rica H. S.* (warm up begins at 7:35 or earlier)
  • 8:20 PM Carrollton H. S.* (warm up begins at 8:00 or earlier)
  • 8:50 PM Central-Carroll H.S.* (warm up begins at 8:30 or earlier)
  • 9:15 PM Univ. of West Georgia* (warm up begins at 9:00 or earlier)

Community Homecoming Kickoff – September 29

On Sunday, September 29, we are kicking off homecoming week with a community wide celebration in Grisham Stadium. Students should report at 5:15PM and wear their gold shirts and black band shorts. We will perform in the visitor’s stands for everyone in attendance. The event is for our entire community and will be a carnival type atmosphere with bouncy houses and lawn games for guests to enjoy. We will perform stands tunes and do a stand still performance of our show from the stands. Colorguard and front ensemble will have room on the track to perform their part of the show with us as well. The event concludes at 8:00PM.

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.

“I’m With the Band” Shirt

If you are interested in purchasing one of the new “I’m With The Band” Shirts, please see Ms. Dothard in the Band Room. Limited quantities available. The cost of the shirt is $15.


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 by clicking here

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: Click Here 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:

October 5, 2019 • Creekview Competition

Creekview HS • 1550 Owens Store Road • Canton, GA 30115

• Tentative Itinerary •

Spectator parking is free! Admission is $10 – Children 5 and under are free.

  • Rehearsal at CHS 10:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Load 1:00PM
  • Lunch 1:30 (Provided by the boosters)
    • Subway sandwiches and chips will be provided, but we would like to include some fruit for the students as well. If you are willing to donate some grapes, we would greatly appreciate it!
  • In Uniform 2:30PM
  • Depart 3:00PM
  • Dinner at Town Center Mall at 4:30PM (Bring Money for Dinner)
  • Depart for Creekview HS at 5:45PM
  • Arrive at 6:30PM
  • Performance 8:20PM
  • Awards 9:00PM
  • Depart 10:30PM
  • Arrive back at CHS Approx. 12:00AM


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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