JV Winter Guard Number 1 Again!

Congratulations to another successful competition weekend by our Winter Guards! Our Winter Guards performed this weekend at Kennesaw Mountain HS in their second competition of the season. Our high school guard finished 4th place this weekend and the junior high school guard finished first place for the second week in a row. This is especially exciting for our junior high guard because they were competing in a lower classification last week, were bumped up to Cadet A for this week, and still finished first place! Both teams increased their score from last week and have a lot to celebrate! They celebrated by a visit to the mall on their way home and they are back to working hard this week as they prepare for their next competition on February 19 at River Ridge HS. Go Trojans!!

Week at a Glance:

  • Monday • Symphonic Band • 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • Varsity Winter Guard 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday • Symphonic Band at UWG Clinic • 7:00 AM Report
    • Wind Ensemble • 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • Junior Winter Guard 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday • Wind Ensemble at UWG Clinic • 7:00 AM Report
    • Concert Band • 3:45pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday • District Honor Band • Itinerary
    • Varsity Winter Guard 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Friday • District Honor Band • Itinerary
    • Junior Winter Guard 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Saturday • District Honor Band • Itinerary (Parents pick up at lunch dismissal – more details in the itinerary)

Disney Update

Thank you very much to Dr. Burson for offering to sponsor our Disney T-Shirts this year! We have a very supportive community and network of alumni. We are very appreciative of your assistance in making sure that we can provide the absolute best for our students!

We will march a parade through the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in celebration of their 50th Anniversary on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 12:45PM in the Magic Kingdom.

Our last two Disney Band rehearsals are February 16 and 17. Mr. Carr will use this time to prepare the students for the parade but also to set expectations for the trip. These rehearsals have been on the calendar since the trip was announced. Attendance at these rehearsals is mandatory for students participating in the Disney Trip.

A virtual chaperone and final student meeting will take place on February 17 at 6:00pm. It will be virtual because our Winter Guard will be using our band room space that evening. We hope that this will also be a bit more convenient for all involved.


This week our Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble classes have been invited by the University of West Georgia to perform at their LGPE Clinic in February. These performances are free and open to the public and our students will receive feedback and a rehearsal session from Dr. Josh Byrd, UWG’s Director of Bands.

Symphonic Band • Tuesday, February 8, 2022

  • 7:00 AM Report to CHS • business casual dress
  • 7:30 AM Depart for the Carroll County Performing Arts Center
  • 8:00 AM Perform
  • 9:10 AM Load Buses and return to CHS
  • 9:30 AM Arrive back at CHS

Wind Ensemble • Wednesday, February 9, 2022

  • 7:00AM Report to CHS • business casual dress
  • 7:30AM Depart for the Carroll County Performing Arts Center
  • 8:00AM Perform
  • 9:30AM Depart for CHS
  • 9:50AM Arrive at CHS

District Honor Band

Download the Information/Itinerary Here • This information will also be handed out to all District Honor Band participants. Please fill out the last page and return with the hotel fee by February 8, 2022.

We have many students traveling to Ringgold in a few weeks to participate in the GMEA District VII Honor Band. We will take a bus to the event on Thursday as well as Friday, but ask parents to meet up with us after the morning rehearsal on Saturday so that they can take their child to lunch and attend their concert. Below are the details for District Honor Band participation:

Annual Trojan Band March 5K and Fun Run • PLEASE SHARE

This event is required participation for all students. Student volunteer duties will range from performing in small groups stationed throughout the course, cheering on the runners as they pass by, handing out waters and snacks at the end of the race, taking photos of the event, and helping to clean up afterwards. More information regarding parent volunteer needs will be posted.

Please download the photo above and share on all of your social media pages. We are hosting our annual 5K on March 19, 2022. People can sign-up by scanning the QR code, visit our website for more information, or access the sign-up page directly at: runsignup.com/Race/GA/Carrollton/trojanband5k?remMeAttempt=

Senior Spotlight – Need your help

We would like to continue our Senior Spotlights tradition that was started last year. Seniors or senior parents, click here to fill out this form to allow us to customize your senior spotlight. Filling out the form allows us to celebrate our senior’s future plans and share photos of them from throughout their school careers.


Just a reminder that Graduation this year is on May 20, 2022 although our last day of school is not until May 25. This is an important evening for all of our band students because not only do we get to celebrate with our graduating seniors, but we perform as part of the ceremony. This is a required performance for all wind and percussion students. An itinerary will be posted as we get closer to graduation, but I wanted to make sure that you understood that this is an evening commitment for our band students.

Upcoming Dates

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Please refer to http://www.chstrojanband.com/calendar for a full list of upcoming events/activities:

  • 2.8.22 Symphonic Band UWG Clinic
  • 2.9.22 Wind Ensemble UWG Clinic
  • 2.10.22 – 2.12.22 District Honor Band
  • 2.16.22 Disney Trip MB Rehearsal
  • 2.17.22 Disney Trip MB Rehearsal
  • 2.19.22 Winter Guard Competition at River Ridge HS
  • 2.21.22 – 2.25.22 WINTER BREAK
  • 2.23.22 – 2.26.22 DISNEY TRIP
  • 3.1.22 Pre-Festival Concert
  • 3.3.22 – 3.5.22 All-State Band
  • 3.5.22 Winter Guard Competition at Kell HS
  • 3.15.22 – 3.18.22 LGPE Concerts are TBD
  • 3.19.22 Trojan Band March 5K
  • 3.19.22 Varsity Winter Guard Camp
  • 3.26.22 – 3.27.22 Winter Guard at WGI Atlanta
  • 3.26.22 Band Prom
  • 4.2.22 – 4.3.22 Winter Guard SAPA Championships
  • 4.4.22 – 4.8.22 SPRING BREAK

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