Parade this week

Weekly Update

Monday: $50 Deposit due for the Disney Trip
Colorguard • 12pm – 7pm • Colorguard Family BBQ 6pm – 8pm
All Percussion • 12pm – 5pm

Friday: Full Band Parade Practice • 9am – 12pm • Volunteers needed
This practice will include all students from throughout our county participating in the parade. If you did not register for the parade and have not contacted Mr. Carr you may not participate. We are sorry that you missed it, but registration was announced the last couple weeks of school and posted online for about a month.

Saturday: 4th of July Parade
• 8:00AM Large instruments report to band room to load instruments
• 9:00AM Report to Bank OZK next to Dairy Queen to stage for the parade
• 10:00AM Parade Step-Off
* 10:45PM Parade Pick-Up at Robinson’s Salvage (Old KMart)


Colorguard Family BBQ tomorrow

From 6pm – 8pm we are having a colorguard BBQ for our students and families to celebrate their hard work this summer and have an opportunity to meet Pierre Brown, our new colorguard director. There is a volunteer sign-up in Charms. It is linked here for your convenience. Thank you so much for working together to make this happen for our student


Register for the Disney Trip!

The $50 to join the trip is due tomorrow. If you paid the booster club, we are still in the process of sending in your $50. No worries, the company is aware of this and as long as you have registered online and paid your money either to Super Holiday Tours (will be immediately reflected) or to the Band Boosters (will take longer to be reflected online) your account will be in good standing. Thank you for your patience when making payments to the booster club. Our volunteers work diligently to process our payments, but we wait to send the payments to Super Holiday Tours in 1 package to save mailing costs. Once Super Holiday receives it, they have to go through each account and apply payment received manually This will delay the amount being reflected to your account, but it will be accounted for soon. If you ever have questions about this process you are welcome to reach out to our treasuer: Jennifer Carden or our Travel agent, Mark Drury.

Please visit our Disney Trip page for more information on how to register. There is a video of Mr. Drury’s presentation at the meeting last Monday and all of the information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Carr at christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net.


4th of July Parade

Friday we practice at Carrollton High School from 9:00AM – 12:00PM. Begin acclimating to the weather now. Get outside each day and drink plenty of water. Drink a little more water than you think you should. Friday will be hot and we will be outside for most of the rehearsal. Water will be provided for everyone at the practice and the parade, but you will need to report hydration. If you are fully hydrated when you report to the practice and parade, you will be just fine. It is a long parade, be sure to prepare appropriately.

On Saturday all large instruments load instruments at 8:00AM, then get a ride to the start of the parade. Do not be late as we will be leaving the band room with instruments at 8:30AM. All report to Bank OZK next to Dairy Queen by 9:00AM for parade staging. The parade goes through the square on Banhead Hwy and contunes all the way to Robinson’ Salvage. Parents should pick you up at Robinson’s Salavage at the end of the parade. Approximately 10:30AM. We step off the parade at 10:00AM. If we are staged in the back of the parade we may be later than 10:30, but the parade should conclude by 11:00AM. Large instruments will be taken back in the trailer. Please help us unload the trailer back at the band room if you have a large instrument.

  • Saturday Itinerary:
  • 8:00AM Large instruments report to band room to load instrument
  • 9:00AM Report to Bank OZK next to Dairy Queen to stage for the parade
  • 10:00AM Parade Step-Off
  • 10:45PM Parade Pick-Up at Robinson’s Salvage (Old KMart)

2nd Marching Season Payment Past Due

The 2nd payment for marching fees was due on June 21. If you have missed either of these payments, please contact Barbara Dothard, barbara.dothard@carrolltoncityschools.net to set up payment arrangements and to avoid any late fees. Additionally, the band room is open during the summer Monday – Thursday and we can accept payments on Monday and Wednesdays 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) PAST DUE
  • Monday, June 21, 2021 • 2nd installment due – $100.00 PAST DUE
  • 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) PAST DUE
  • Monday, June 21, 2021 • 2nd installment due – $175.00 (Orders your shoes + your equipment rental) PAST DUE
  • Monday, July 19, 2021 • Final installment due – $150.00 (Final portion of band fees)
  • *A $25 late fee will be added for each month that a payment is past due.

Marching Band Photos • Seniors!!

We have scheduled marching band photos and have added the dates and times to the calendar. For your convenience here is the information, please add them to your calendar.

Senior Photos • July 25 or August 1 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: All seniors take photos with their family members to be included in the Fall Football Program. Choose your date and show up early. Photos appointments will be accepted on a first come first served basis. These are combined with the other fall activity photos. Arrive early to have time to put on your marching uniform and then report to the stadium for photos. Please email Ms. Dothard to let her know which date you plan on attending.

Team and Section PhotosJuly 288:30AM • All students report by 8:30AM to get into full uniform. All students should be in full uniform by 9:00AM. We will take the full ensemble photo first at 9:30AM and then take section photos. After photos, lunch will be provided and then we have our regularly scheduled camp from 1:00PM – 9:00PM. As mentioned in our Band Camp section, dinner will also be provided.


Summer Guard Practices

This week we only have Monday and then the parade practice on Friday.


Summer Percussion Practices

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


Health Class week 4 – Unit 3

Please complete Unit 3 this week. More info about the health class can be found by using the link above or following this link: https://chstrojanband.com/health-in-band/. Feel free to work ahead! If you can complete more units, go ahead and get them done.

If you have fallen behind, please work diligently to catch up. At this point there is not a penalty for late work. Just keep working diligently. Try your best to finish all of your course work before band camp. You will be very happy that you did!


Amazon Wishlist

We have created an Amazon Wishlist with items that we could use this summer. Any donations of items would be greatly appreciated. Please click the following link to view the list. Thank you very much for your support!


2021 Band Camp • Lunch Sign Up

The school will provide lunches for all students the first week of camp. Students will not be allowed to leave campus for any reasons. Students may sign up for a lunch provided by the school or bring their own lunch. The booster club will provide dinner during both weeks of band camp. We will travel by bus to First Christian Church for dinners.

Sign up for lunches here

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!


Items Ordered at Band Camp

The following items are ordered during the week of Band Camp. They are not included in the price of fees because they are ordered as a Rookie. As long as your take care of your items, you only order it once. We will be sizing and ordering the items on Tuesday, July 27 beginning at 11:00AM. You can pay for the items either online, with cash, or money order. If paying online please be sure to specify your name and which items you are purchasing.

  • Band Jacket – Required for all members to serve as an alternate uniform • $75.00
  • Black Band Shirt – Required for all members • $10.00
  • Colorguard Duffle Bag – Required for all colorguard members • $40.00
  • Marching Band Shoes – Required for all winds and percussion • $42.00

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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.

  • 6.28 Percussion Camp (times on the calendar) • Guard Camp 12pm – 7pm
  • 7.2 Parade Practice
  • 7.3 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: 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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