Spring Training Week!

Week at a Glance

  • Monday: Spring Training 4:00PM – 6:00PM in the SAC
    • Percussion Auditions 4:15PM – 6:15PM in the HS Band Room
  • Tuesday: Spring Training 4:00PM – 6:00PM in the SAC
    • Percussion Auditions 4:15PM – 6:15PM in the HS Band Room
    • Color Guard practice 4:00PM – 6:00PM in the SAC
  • Wednesday:4:00PM – 6:00PM in the SAC
    • Percussion Auditions 4:15PM – 6:15PM in the HS Band Room
    • Color Guard practice 4:00PM – 6:00PM in the CJHS Gym
  • Thursday: 4:00PM – 6:00PM in the SAC
    • Percussion Auditions 4:15PM – 6:15PM in the HS Band Room
    • Color Guard practice 4:00PM – 6:00PM in the SAC
    • 2021 Trojan Marching Band Member/Parent Meeting • 7:00PM Band Room
  • Friday: Color Guard practice 4:00PM – 6:00PM in the CJHS Gym

Upcoming Trojan Band Member and Parent (Booster) Meeting

Please put this on your calendar! May 20th will be our 2021-2022 Information Meeting which will include rising Freshman through Senior parents and students. We will spend plenty of time walking through what it means to be in the CHS Trojan Band and Band Boosters next year, provide information to help parents and students get ready, and more! We will also have the CHS Band Store open for those who want some additional merch!

We will review the handbook at the meeting, but you can access it here so that you can take a look through it before the meeting. The required forms and commitment fee to secure a spot in the marching show is due by Friday, May 21, 2021. Many of the forms have an online option or you can print them to fill them out. Copies of the forms will be available at the meeting for your convenience. You can turn in the forms and pay the fee at the meeting or you can visit the high school band room and our band secretary, Ms. Barbara Dothard can assist you during the school day between 8:00AM and 3:45PM.

Here is the payment information copied from the handbook for your convenience:

Winds and Percussion Payment Schedule: $300.00

Monday, May 21, 2021 • Commitment Fee – $100.00 (Secures your spot in the halftime show)
Monday, June 21, 2021 • 2nd installment due – $100.00
Monday, July 19, 2021 • Final installment due – $100.00
*A $25 late fee will be added for each month that a payment is past due.

Colorguard Payment Schedule: $500.00

Monday, May 21, 2021 • Commitment Fee – $175.00 (Orders your uniform and secures a spot in the show)
Monday, June 21, 2021 • 2nd installment due – $175.00 (Orders your shoes and your equipment rental)
Monday, July 19, 2021 • Final installment due – $150.00 (Final portion of band fees)
*A $25 late fee will be added to all past due amounts

Forms that are due by Friday, May 21, 2021:

Golf Tournament: CHS Scramble

The CHS Scramble Trojan Band Golf Tournament will be held on June 4, 2021 at the Oak Mountain Golf course.

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We are still in need of volunteers. To sign up use this link: Volunteer for the Golf Tournament as soon as possible and someone will contact you with more information.

Spring Concert • May 25

Please join us for the Spring Concert on May 25. We are sharing the concert with our CJHS Band who performs at 6:00PM. Our concert will follow at 7:00PM. Seniors! We will recognize you between the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble portions of the concert.

All students should report back stage in their concert attire and all of their equipment 15 minutes before their performance time. Report times are as follows:

  • Concert Band: 6:45PM
  • Symphonic Band: 7:15PM
  • Wind Ensemble: 7:45PM (Seniors be prepared to be recognized before the Symphonic Band leaves the stage.)

Graduation • May 28

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Graduation is on May 28 and is scheduled to start for 7:30PM. We will perform for graduation this year like we have in the past. This is a required event for all 9th-11th grade band students. We wear our formal concert attire for the event. Thank you for supporting your child in performing this important service for our school in celebration of our graduating seniors!


  • 5:00PM Dinner provided
  • 6:30PM In Formal Attire and ready to warm-up
  • 7:00PM Move as a band to the field for procession
  • 7:30PM Processional
  • Approximately 9:00PM Put up music/chairs/stands and dismissed

2021 4th of July Parade

Mr. Ruby and I have been collaborating to bring our bands back together for the 4th of July Parade. This is how our students participated before 2006 and we through it would be a great way to build camaraderie amongst our band programs. The information is in the flyer above, but here it is so that you can click on the link. It is still an expectation that all Carrollton High School Band students who are in town for the 4th of July to participate in the parade. It is VERY important that you register using the link below so that we can order you to correct shirt size.

Here are the details:
Rehearsal – July 2 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Carrollton HS (water provided)Parade – July 3 at 10 :00 am in Carrollton  (water provided)Cost:  FREEUniform:  Parade T-Shirt (provided), black shorts, tennis shoes.Music:  Salute to Freedom (Andy Clark) will be emailed this weekend.  Deadline:  May 28th if possible (June 10th absolute deadline)
Registration:  https://forms.gle/wcv7htwuZnBdNVUe8

2021 Band Camp

Next year our school year begins on a Monday, which does sound normal, but has not been the case for the last decade. When we began school on Thursday, it allowed us to overlap our pre-planning schedule with band camp with less critical conflicts. Our original plan to work around this was to back up band camp by a week, but we realized this appeared to start camp earlier and resulted in one less week of summer vacation for our band students. We value the time our students have with their families and do not want them to have to choose between a vacation and band camp, so we have decided to try a new schedule. We know this schedule may have some challenges as well but we hope that we can work through them together to make sure band camp is successful.

We will have a 8:00AM – 9:00PM camp from July 19 – July 23 and a 1:00PM – 9:00PM camp from July 26 – July 30. Please add these to your calendars now.

Parents, please make your child drink water all summer long and get outside. We will be mindful of helping our students acclimate to the stresses of marching band, but we will need your help to ensure that they do not arrive to camp partially dehydrated and make sure they are prepared to battle the sun.

We would also like to ask any parent who is active in a local church or works for a local company to consider reaching out to leaders to help with our dinners at Band Camp. Whether a small donation or feeding our kids completely one night, anything from our great community is welcome!

Upcoming Dates

Below is a list of some upcoming events, please refer to our calendar on chstrojanband.com for a more complete overview of our upcoming rehearsals and events.

  • 5.17-5.20 New Marcher Spring Training
  • 5.17-5.20 Marching Percussion Auditions (Drum Camp)
  • 5.20 Trojan Band Member and Parent Meeting
  • 5.21 Marching Band Commitment Form/Fee Due
  • ***5.25 Spring Concert*** UPDATED DATE
    • COVID pushed the Spring Musical further back so that MAC was unavailable for our original date. This was the first available date.
  • 5.28 REQUIRED – Graduation • All 9-11th grade band students perform
  • 6.4 CHS Scramble Golf Tournament
  • 6.7 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar)
  • 6.14 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar)
  • 6.21 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar)
  • 6.28 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar)
  • 7.3 Parade Practice
  • 7.4 Carrollton 4th of July Parade
  • 7.19 – 7.23 Band Camp 8:00AM – 9:00PM
  • 7.26 – 7.30 Band Camp 1:00PM – 9:00PM
  • 7:30 Trojan Night

Do you ever order from Amazon? If you do, you can order the same items on AmazonSmile for the same amount and a percentage of the purchase will be donated to the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters.

The AmazonSmile program is a give-back program where the online retailer, Amazon, donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters to support our normal operations and efforts in supporting our band. This really is a effortless way to support our band without it costing you anything extra. If you normally shop online with Amazon, you simply designate the Carrollton High School Band Boosters Club Inc. as the charitable organization that you’d like to support and that’s it… Your account will automatically be linked and then whenever you make your normal eligible purchases the band will benefit. It can’t get much easier than that to help!

To link your account, follow this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1572206 and sign in to your Amazon account. That’s all there is to it! Share this link with your family, friends, and co-workers too so they can support us as well. If you want to take your support to the next level, share this opportunity with your Facebook Friends by simply clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1572206 or on share on your Twitter feed by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1mt64cX

After linking your account, whenever your shopping on Amazon, make sure your shopping at smile.amazon.com and then look for the AmazonSmile logo in the upper left-hand corner of your browser window. That’s your assurance that your purchases will benefit our program! NOTE: AmazonSmile does not work with the Amazon App for mobile devices. If you commonly shop from your smartphone or mobile device you will want to place the items you want in your shopping cart via the app but then complete your checkout in a traditional web browser on your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or mobile device in order for the AmazonSmile donation to be made.

There is no time limit on this program so we encourage you to continue to take advantage of this opportunity year-round.

If you have any specific questions you can contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.


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