Awesome 1st Week!

Last week’s band camp was so much fun! We were joined by Rachel Breaux, Christopher Mothersole, Rebecca Parris, Zavier Breedlove, Anissa Lesh, Matthew Harris, Kenji Trumble, Jonathan Buchholz, Luke Bass, as well as our staff for the season: Emma Eddelman, Brandon Cunningham, Pierre Brown, and Sophia Padilla. The students learned so much from our staff and faced each day with optimism and enthusiasm. We learned something special to perform for our school system as well as two full movements of drill! This is especially exciting considering our typical first week only consisted of music. We look forward to continuing the momentum during the week ahead. If you get a chance, please let our administration know how much your child enjoyed the indoor facility! This was our first camp that allowed us to take full advantage of that facility and it has helped tremendously with the heat. We used the facility every morning from 8:00AM -11:00AM as well on Friday evening when the sun was blistering hot. We will continue in the facility this week for our 1:00PM – 4:00PM rehearsals.

Week at a Glance:

We have our second week of camp this week –

  • Monday: Camp 1:00PM – 9:00PM (dinner provided)
  • Tuesday: Camp 1:00PM – 9:00PM (dinner provided)
  • Wednesday: Performance 9:00AM Report in Black Band Shorts and Black Band Shirt
    • Section Leader presentation for the their sections during the provided lunch
    • Camp 1:00PM – 9:00PM (dinner provided)
  • Thursday: PICTURES! Report in uniform by 8:00AM (Band room will open at 7:30AM)
    • Students will perform skits for one another during the provided lunch
    • Camp 1:00PM – 9:00PM (dinner provided)
  • Friday
    • Camp 1:00PM – 5:00PM
    • Trojan Night • RSVP HERE
      • Students eat at 5:00PM
      • Dinner for friends and family begins at 6:00PM
      • Performance in the Amp begins at 6:30PM
      • Performance in Grisham Stadium around 7:15PM
      • Candle Light Ceremony on the band field about 8:15PM (as it is getting dark)

Trojan Night

On Friday, July 30 we will have a community preview performance. Dinner beginning at 6:00PM just in time to see the band march in for our Pre-game Pep rally performance. Dinner is provided by our band booster club. We do need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal as well as your help cleaning up when we are all finished. Dinner is free, we just ask that you please RSVP HERE by Wednesday, Jul 28.

We will feed the students after their afternoon rehearsal and they will report to the band room at 6:00PM while family and friends are eating to prepare for their performance. Dinner for friends and family begins at 6:00PM. We will march into the AMP around 6:30PM for a pre-game pep rally. We ask all spectators to stand on the ground level because marching band will be standing in the risers of the amp. You’ll know right when to join us in the ampl because we will march right past the concourse of the home stands while you are enjoying your hamburgers and hotdogs. Feel free to follow us to the amp and find some shade for the performance.

When we finish up we will march into the stadium. You’ll have plenty of time to then move to the stands to get a great view. I highly recommend finding a seat on the 50 yard line. The performance in Grisham Stadium will happen around 7:15PM. After our field show performance we will transition to the band field for the Candle Light Ceremony.

For the candle light ceremony we ask for all senior parents to participate with all of our students. Mr. Carr will stand in the band tower and the staff will help to pass the candle light to the senior parents. Senior parents, you and your children will be in a line parallel to the sideline closest to the band tower. Juniors will then be lined up behind you all about 12 steps behind the front sideline, sophomore students about 12 steps behind the juniors, and freshmen about 12 steps behind the sophomores. The light will be passed from the directors to the senior parents, to the seniors, to the juniors, the sophomores, and then the freshmen. Mr. Carr will say a few words regarding the symbolism and signal when the candle lights should be passed. This ceremony is very important to our band students and it takes on new meaning for you and your family as your child becomes a senior.

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. If you haven’t made your donation, please get it turned in this week. 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.


The Booster Club will have concessions available for purchase once again this week. All items are $1 or $0.50. Items include Gatorade, chips, granola bars, crackers, etc.

2021 Band Camp Week 2

Tomorrow begins our 2nd week of camp! Remember both weeks are mandatory for all students. Students will need to bring water coolers to stay hydrated during the rehearsals and sunscreen is highly recommended.

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


  • Meme Monday
  • Tiki Tuesday
  • Color War Wednesday
    • Senior: Blue
    • Junior: Red
    • Sophomore: Green
    • Freshman: Orange
  • Section Thursday
  • Spirit Friday


  • 1:00PM – 3:45PM in the SAC
  • 3:45PM – 5:45PM dinner at 1st Christian Church
  • 6:00PM – 9:00PM full band in Grisham Stadium

Early Days

We have a special performance on Wednesday in the AMP: students should report wearing their black band shorts and shirt at 9:00AM. Bring a change of clothes for rehearsal so that you can participate in the dress up days. Section leaders have a special presentation for their section following the performance and a pizza lunch will be provided for our students.

Pictures on Thursday: Report at 8:00AM in full Uniform. We will start with a full band photo followed by section photos. Students will perform skits for one another after pictures and lunch will be provided by the boosters.

Items Ordered on Tuesday – July 27

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 you 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

Disney Trip – Waiting List & Next Payment Due

The next trip payment is due to Super Holiday Tours on July 26th. If you are paying at the school and not through their website, you need to pay tomorrow.

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

Payments are Past Due

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 (PAST DUE)
  • *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) (PAST DUE).
  • *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 • August 1 LAST CHANCE • 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

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 classwork. Many students have completed the class already!! Congratulations!!

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.

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.

  • 7.26 – 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
  • 8.2 First Day of School • Regular rehearsal schedule
    • Mondays 3:45pm – 6:15pm
    • Tuesdays 3:45pm – 6:15pm
    • Wednesdays Quality Assurance Program (for students who were absent)
    • Thursdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Friday (Football Games)

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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