Summer Rehearsals Start This Week

Week at a Glance

  • Monday: Percussion and Guard (12:00pm – 7:00pm)
    • Snares and Tenors 12:00pm – 2:30pm
    • Bass Drum and Flubs 2:30pm – 5:00pm
    • Front Ensemble 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    • Colorguard 12:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday : Guard • 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Introducing our New Guard Director

We are excited for Pierre Brown to join our instructional team at Carrollton High School as the Colorguard Director. Mr. Brown previously directed the colorguard at Marietta High School. In addition to his high school directing experience he serves as a guard tech and designer for Reverie Independent, a local independent winter guard team and is the show designer/drill writer for Effingham County High School in Springfield, GA. A native of Sarasota Florida, Mr. Brown received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of South Florida and has worked with colorguards and band programs throughout the country for the past 15 years. His affiliations include: SAPA, WGI, DCI, SCGC, FFCC, and DCA.

If you get a chance, please help us to welcome Mr. Brown to Carrollton by saying hello next time you see him. He has hit the ground running full speed and we look forward to his leadership of our colorguard program. Go Trojans!

Forms and Commitment Fee Past Due

Just a reminder that the forms and commitment fee are past due at this point. We are in the process of working with the drill writer and need to confirm marching band participants. If you forgot to pay or need to make payment arrangements, please call the band room: 770) 834-0550. Ms. Dothard can help you with setting up payment arrangements. However, all required forms need to be turned in. The band room is open during the summer Monday – Thursday and we can accept payments on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00AM – 3:00PM.

You can access the forms in the handbook and here is the fee schedule for your convenience.

Trojan Marching Band Fee Payment Schedule

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

Our Inaugural CHS Scramble Trojan Band Golf Tournament was very successful! Thank you very much to the booster parents who volunteered during the day to make it such a success! From working registration, selling raffle tickets, selling mulligans, greeting players as they arrived, drawing raffle prizes, selling sponsorships, and just spreading the word about how much you love our band want the community to support us – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Every effort, large and small, made an impact on the event and we appreciate your support.

Also, a very special THANK YOU to Mr. Don Hall for attending the event, greeting guests, and sharing band stories. It is always a treat when Mr. Hall visits and we are very fortunate to have his continued support. Mr. Carr said one of his favorite parts of the morning was meeting many of the golfers who signed up to continue supporting our band program and hearing them reminisce about their times with Mr. Hall. Hearing stories of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, how the band traveled before our school system had buses (first parents car-pooled the students and later they had charters), among other stories made this event extra memorable. Mr. Hall, thank you for continuing to be a pillar in our community. We love you!

Summer Guard Practices

The following information was previously communicated to all students via an email sent by our Colorguard Director, but I wanted to post it here to verify that everyone receives the information.

Our guard will meet during the month of June on Monday and Wednesday. Monday is a longer day and the students will have a “dinner break” from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. We would like each of the guard members to bring $5 to practice Monday to cover the cost of meals for the first two Mondays. We will serve pizza the first week and subway the second week. Vegetarian options are available if needed, please let Amanda Akin, our booster vice president, know right now. Also email Amanda if you would like to help out with serving the meals.

Rehearsal Needs

  • Large Water Canteen(as close as possible to 1/2 a gallon or more)
  • Black Biker Shorts(to wear under black athletic shorts)
  • Blank White Shirt
  • Proper supportive undergarments
  • Athletic or running shoes(no vans or skaters shoes)
  • Large Towel
  • Backpack to store personal items(small notebook/pen/personal hygiene items/ extra mask/wipes)
  • Personal Snacks

Tomorrow costume sizing day!!! I have two parents that have confirmed and could use a third. Please email if you are available to help out. It’s a pretty simple task. There will be a silhouette template to follow with my assistants. This will start at 12:30pm tomorrow.

Summer Percussion Practices

Don’t forget to check the schedule for times. Attend only for the time that your section is meeting.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to move equipment to the designated area so that we can start on time. Snare/Tenors will be outside in front of the garage door, Bases will meet behind the band room, and front ensemble will be outside in front of the trailer.

Calendar updated: June 28th we will meet from 12:00PM – 5:00PM as a full percussion section. Batterie and Front Ensemble.

Health Class has started!

Please complete the eADAP training this week. More info about the health class can be found by using the link above or following this link:

1) Register online for eADAP course. 2) Complete the course through the eADAP website. 3) Attach your certificate as a PDF to turn it in to Mr. Carr.

Students register as part of the Health Class for the eADAP through GA DDS

Click on Student Registration, Click “Continue”, Select “Other” and fill out the required information. The last 4 digits of your SSN are required by the DDS for registration.

*If you use your email for registration, you may not be able to receive a confirmation email.

Registration will email you a login with a password. Use this to access the eADAP program and complete the coursework. (Approx. 4 hours but can be completed in multiple sessions. The website will save your work and allow you to work on it incrementally). If you used your school email address and you do not receive a confirmation email, try logging in with this: email as your username and the first 4 digits of your last name and the month and day of your birthday (carr0714). The password should be 8 digits long.

Once completed, attach a copy of your certificate (PDF) to Google Classroom. Completion of the eADAP program is required to receive Health Credit.

4th of July Parade

Students who are in town during the parade are expected to participate. The deadline to register to participate in the parade is this Thursday, June 10. Register now! If you have already registered, please do not register again.

Rehearsal: July 2 • 9:00AM – 12:00PM at Carrollton HS (water provided)
Performance: July 3 • 10:00AM Downtown Carrollton (water provided)
Cost: FREE
Uniform: Parade T-Shirt (provided), black shorts, tennis shoes
Music: Salute to Freedom – download it in Google Classroom

Please REGISTER NOW — Registration:

Trip Meeting

We will have a Disney Trip meeting in the band room at 7:00PM on June 21, 2021. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by June 21 to attend the trip.

2021 Band Camp

Band camp is quickly approaching! It is important that students are acclimated to the weather and begin hydrating now. According to the Mayo Clinic, if your urine is colorless or a light yellow, you may be drinking an adequate amount of water. The darker the color yellow, the more dehydrated you may be. To prevent dehydration it is a good idea to drink a glass of water with each meal and in between meals, before – during – and after exercise, and anytime that you feel thirsty.

July 19 – July 23 • 8:00AM – 9:00PM Band Camp Week 1

July 26 – Jul 30 • 1:00PM – 9:00PM Band Camp Week 2

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 for a more complete overview of our upcoming rehearsals and events.

  • 6.7 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar) • Guard Camp 12pm – 7pm
  • 6.9 Guard Camp 12pm – 4pm
  • 6.14 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar) • Guard Camp 12pm – 7pm • Guard Parent Meeting 6pm
  • 6.16 Guard Camp 12pm – 4pm
  • 6.21 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar) • Guard Camp 12pm – 7pm
    • Disney Trip Meeting • 7pm in the Band Room
  • 6.23 Guard Camp 12pm – 4pm
  • 6.28 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar) • Guard Camp 12pm – 7pm
  • 7.3. Parade Practice
  • 7.4 Carrollton 4th of July Parade
  • 7.17 Volunteer Work Day 8:30AM – 11:30AM
  • 7.19 – 7.23 Band Camp 8:00AM – 9:00PM
  • 7.24 Special Event 10:00AM – 11:30AM
  • 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: 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: or on share on your Twitter feed by clicking here:

After linking your account, whenever your shopping on Amazon, make sure your shopping at 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:


2021 Trojan Band Leadership

Please accept our apologies for the delay in deciding leadership results. We were blessed with many wonderful applicants who made the decisions challenging. Additionally, we recently added a staff member and we would like his input into the colorguard captain positions. To not delay the announcement any further, we have decided to post colorguard as TBD to allow Mr. Brown an opportunity to work with the students before finalizing leadership for our colorguard. Fortunately, they have practices this week that will allow him to get to know the students better and make a decision.

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