Senior Night vs. New Manchester

Last week was outstanding! Our goal was to finish learning the drill for the show and although we were rained out of learning drill on Monday, the students found a way to still get it done! We even managed to finish learning drill by the end of our afternoon block on Saturday so we were able to finish our Saturday rehearsal by watching the best of the best marching bands perform their final 2021 performance in Lucas Oil Stadium. The students had to opportunity to observe students not much older than they are, drum corps performers range in age from 15-21, achieve excellence in the pageantry arts at the highest level. We observed performances by Spirit of Atlanta, Phantom Regiment, the Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, the Mandarins, Bluecoats, Blue Stars, and more. It was a fun way to end a great week! We look forward to polishing the first few movements of our show this week for our game on Friday night.

Week at a Glance:

  • Monday: Full Band 3:45PM – 6:15PM
  • Tuesday: Full Band 3:45PM – 6:15PM
  • Thursday: Full Band 6:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Friday: HOME GAME SENIOR NIGHT vs. New Manchester
    • 2021 Senior Night Memorandum was sent out 2 weeks ago to our Seniors. Seniors should follow the itinerary on the Memo and join us after the senior walk in time for the Star Spangled Banner.
    • Band Seniors should be in uniform by 5:10 to report to the cafeteria by 5:20 for pictures. Please see Mr. Carr for your senior cord before reporting to the cafeteria.
      • 5:30PM Report
      • 6:00PM In uniform
      • 6:30PM Depart for AMP
      • 6:50PM Depart for Pre-game
      • 7:00PM Senior Walk
      • 7:15PM Pre-game
      • approx. 10:00PM game concludes

Volunteer Opportunities this Week:

Join Shannon Waldroup at 6:30 in the Band room for an informational/training meeting on Thursday. We will give a quick lesson on each volunteer opportunity posted for Marching Season and practice pulling the flag.

Please click here to sign-up to volunteer for Friday Night’s Game.


We created a sponsorship item that allows people to purchase concessions for a section of their choice at the next home game. WOW! Our parents are showing their love to you guys! So far, we have sponsors for our first game for the clarinet, saxophone, and colorguard sections. If anyone would like to sponsor another section, please click here. This will be available throughout the football season.

All students, click here, to let us know what concessions you would like. This has to be completed by tomorrow afternoon. Also, only complete this form one time!


Students were assigned businesses to ask about sponsoring the band. Students will be rewarded 10% of each sponsorship that they or their parents secure. Money can be applied to band fees or trips. If you need more sponsorship forms please email Jennifer Carden at

If you decide not to participate in our sponsorship drive, please send back in your form so that we can redistribute your list to a student who would like to ask your businesses to sponsor them.

JSU Band Day

On September 18, 2021 we will take interested students to participate in the JSU Band Day at Jacksonville State University. Students will perform pre-game in a massed band with the Marching Southerners and High School students from across the Southeast. Additionally, we will get to attend the football game and see the Marching Southerners perform half-time. If you have never seen them perform, they are AMAZING!

Student Cost: $30, includes a t-shirt, lunch, ticket to the game, and massed band participation • Chaperone cost: ($5) Covered by the band, but you’ll need money for lunch, and t-shirts are not provided.

Student Sign Up • Chaperone Sign Up

Disney Trip – Limited Spaces Are Available

The next trip payment is due to Super Holiday Tours on August 23rd. If you are paying at the school and not through their website, you need to pay by Monday, August 16th.

Did you forget to sign-up for the Disney Trip? We are still allowing people to sign up for the trip. Right now there are still seats available. 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

Amazon Wishlist – Updated for Fall Season

We have created an Amazon Wishlist with items that we could use this marching season. We would like to have snacks available for the bus rides to and from away games. Any donations of items would be greatly appreciated. Please click the following link to view the list.

Band Fee Payments are Past Due

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.

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!!

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.

  • 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)
  • 8.20 First Home Game vs. New Manchester
  • 8.27 Home vs. Newnan
  • 9.3 Home vs. Jonesboro
  • 9.6 Labor Day – No School or Rehearsal
  • 9.11 Saturday Rehearsal 1pm – 9pm
  • 9.17 Away vs. Dalton
  • 9.18 JSU Band Day
  • 9.24 Away vs. Rome
  • 10.1 Home vs. SPHS
  • 10.2 1st Competition at Northgate HS
  • 10.8 Away vs. PCHS
  • 10.9 Legacy of Champions – All Hands on Deck – We need you!

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