The 2021 Journey Begins Tomorrow

Band camp starts tomorrow! We will begin with a meeting at 8:00AM for all members in the band room. Here are the last minute reminders:

  • Order meals right now! Due tonight
  • Water Donations – we ask for a $10 donation or 4 cases of water to help us keep the students hydrated
  • This week’s camp is from 8:00AM – 9:00PM. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Did you sign-up?
  • Hydrate before reporting to camp
  • Wear light athletic style clothing, we will be moving around all day
  • Trojan Business Day is on Tuesday – the students should use the following schedule to attend
    • Seniors and Juniors report at 10:00AM
    • Sophomores and Freshmen report at 11:00AM
  • Band Camp begins tomorrow! Both weeks are Mandatory for all students.

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

Extra sectional coaches are here this week to help us learn our music and drill. Also, somehow it always seems to manage to rain on Friday of band camp. Please bring a change of clothes in the event of a pop-up rain shower.

Tomorrow we will begin with a welcome meeting at 8:00AM in the band room. Below is our typical schedule for the week:

  • Morning Block – 8:00AM – 11:30AM in the Student Activity Center – fundamentals
    • Monday we start in the band room
    • Friday we end on the band field for our drill down activities from 11:00AM – 11:30AM (all members)
  • Lunch – 11:30AM – 12:45PM in the Band Room
  • Afternoon Block – 12:45PM – 3:45PM in sectionals using classrooms – learning music and choreography
  • Dinner – 3:45PM – 5:45PM at 1st Christian Church (students will ride a bus that will pick them up in front of the band room)
  • Evening Block – 6:00PM – 9:00PM in Grisham Stadium – learning drill

Friday during lunch we have an awards ceremony for each section conducted by their section leaders to recognize the everyone’s hard work during this first week of band camp.

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

The second week is when we continue to put the show together in preparation for our first performance. This year we have an added special performance for all faculty and staff members of our school system! Below is our typical schedule for week 2.

  • Afternoon block – 1:00PM – 3:45PM in the Student Activity Center –
  • Dinner – 3:45PM – 5:45PM at 1st Christian Church (students will ride a bus that will pick them up in front of the band room)
  • Evening block – 6:00PM – 9:00PM in Grisham Stadium putting the show together

There are a few days that we begin before 1:00PM during this second week

  • Wednesday, July 28 • 10:00AM report time to the band room
    • Perform for all Carrollton City School personnel as part of the back to school kick-off convocation
    • Students will wear their black band shirt (purchased next week), black band shorts, with socks and tennis shoes.
  • Thursday, July 29 • 8:00AM report in uniform to the band room
    • The band room will open at 7:30AM. All students need to be in uniform and ready for photos by 8:00AM.
    • We will take the full band photo at 8:30AM followed by section photos
    • After photos students will perform their skits for one another before practice begins at 1:00PM.
    • Senior family photos will take place on either July 25 or August 1 from 1-3. Both dates a first come first served. Please email Ms. Dothard with which date you plan on attending so that we know to expect you.

Band Camp Concessions Available

The Booster Club will have concessions available for purchase from 9:00AM -10:30AM, 2:00PM – 4:00PM, and 7:00PM – 8:00PM. All items are $1. Items include Gatorade, chips, granola bars, crackers, etc.

Items Ordered at Band Camp

The following items are ordered next week. 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

Trojan Band Clean Up Day

Thank you so much for the volunteers who participated in our Clean Up Day! It was a great success and the band room is ready to welcome back our students for band camp!!

Water Donations

We use thousands of bottles of water each marching season and ask each student to please either donate 4 cases of water or $10. We will begin collecting the water on July 17 at our annual Trojan Band Clean Up Day or any day during the week of band camp. Waters can be delivered to the front lobby and we will ask a volunteer to help move them to the designated storage area behind the band building.


Sign up deadline is tonight! If you haven’t sign up do it now.

Disney Trip – Waiting List & Next Payment Due

The next trip payment is due to Super Holiday Tours on July 28th. If you are paying at the school and not through their website, you need to pay by July 21st in order doe us to get it to them by the 28th.

Did you forget to sign-up for the Disney Trip? We are still allowing people to sign up to be added to our waiting list. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please sign up on the Super Holiday Tours website, but do not pay. Once we know there is available room we will notify you to get caught up with your payments. Please visit our Disney Trip page for more information on how to register. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Carr at

Final Marching Season Payment Due Next Week

The third and final marching season payment is due next Monday, July 19, the first day of band camp. Also, a quick reminder that the 2 previous payments as well as the required forms are past due at this point. If you forgot to pay or need to make payment arrangements, please call the band room: 770) 834-0550 or email Ms. Dothard can help you with setting up payment arrangements. You can access the forms in the handbook and here is the fee schedule for your convenience. All forms must be turned in by Monday or you risk being sent home from band practice.

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 (Due tomorrow)
  • *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) (Due tomorrow).
  • *A $25 late fee will be added for each month that a payment is past due.

Marching Band Photos

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.

UPDATED Team and Section PhotosJuly 298:00AM • All students should report and be in full uniform by 8:00AM so that we can begin photos at 8:30AM. We moved the date because of our system wide meeting and our photographer recommended that we meet at 8:30AM because of the quality of light. All students should be in full uniform by 8:00AM. We will take the full ensemble photo first at 8:30AM and then take section photos. After photos, students will perform their skits for one another and lunch will be provided. After lunch we have our regularly scheduled camp from 1:00PM – 9:00PM. As mentioned in our Band Camp section, dinner will also be provided.

Health Class Week 6 – Unit 5

Please complete Unit 5 this week. More info about the health class can be found by using the link above or following this link:

If you haven’t completed the eADAP process or the other units yet, you are beginning to fall behind. Please work diligently to get caught up. The eADAP component is required for you to receive credit for the health class. Get caught up by the end of this week.

Things are about to get busier. Do not forget to keep working on your health work. Many students have completed the class already!! Congratulations!!

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.

  • 7.19 – 7.23 Band Camp 8:00AM – 9:00PM
  • 7.24 Midtown Water Park 10:00AM – 11:30AM
  • 7.25 Senior Photos 1:00PM – 3:00PM
  • 7.26 – 7.30 Band Camp 1:00PM – 9:00PM
  • 7.28 – School System Performance
  • 7.29 – Band Photos
  • 7:30 Trojan Night
  • 8.1 Senior Photos 1:00PM – 3:00PM

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:


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