Trojans triumph 69-7 in season debut!

Friday night marked the start of our football season as we traveled to Gadsden City High School where we won 69-7. Congratulations to Coach Joey King and our football team on a great football game. Trojans looked sharp on both sides of the football as a touchdowns were scored by both our offense and defense! The atmosphere was electric as our band provided intense energy for the crowd along with our cheerleaders. During half-time our performance was met with a roaring applause by Gadsden’s home crowd, who provided many positive comments about our halftime show. One fan shared with Mr. Carr after the game, “Great performance at halftime. Your band sounded great! Their sound was clean and clear at all dynamic levels. I was impressed by how loud and by how soft that they played. Good luck on your season!” It was an outstanding first performance at a football game – the drill is starting to clean up and the performance quality continues to get better daily. BRAVO! We look forward to cheering our team on again this Friday as we travel to South Paulding to play the Spartans.


Week at a Glance

  • Monday: Full Band • 3:45pm – 6:15pm
  • Tuesday: Full Band • 3:45pm – 6:15pm • Dinner order for Friday is Due
  • Thursday: Full Band • 6:00pm – 9:00pm • Prop Construction Volunteers Needed:  Email Robert Moore
    • Parents are invited and welcome to watch! We typically have a run through of the show the last 15 minutes of rehearsal. This is a great time to locate where your child is on the field and provide encouragement with applause!
  • Friday: Away vs. South Paulding High School Click Here to Volunteer 
    • 3:30pm load equipment on trailer
    • 4:00pm dinner • Order Here by Tuesday, August 23.
    • 4:45pm uniform check
    • 5:00pm depart for South Paulding HS
    • 6:00pm arrive at South Paulding HS
    • 7:30pm kick-off
    • *10:30pm depart for CHS (approximate)
    • 11:30pm arrive back at CHS ~ ETA will be updated via Remind ~ directions to subscribe are listed below
      • We will unload the trailer together before students are released
  • Saturday: Full Band • 1:00pm – 9:00pm • Volunteers Needed
    • 1:00pm – 4:3pm in the SAC
    • 4:30pm – 5:45pm dinner
    • 6:00pm – 9:00pm in Grisham Stadium

Marching Band Staff Spotlight

Sophia Padilla, colorguard

“My name is Sophia and I am one of the colorguard technicians here. I graduated here from Carrollton High School, where my color guard career started, and getting to come back to the program that shaped me and created so many life long friends and memories is a blessing. As always I am excited to watch these kids grow and expand themselves within this program. As an added plus watching my brother, Tristan a trombone in the band, grow really makes this years experience a little sweeter. A little about me: I am continuing my education at UWG to become an elementary school teacher. In less than a year I will be living my dream and becoming a school teacher. I am still continuing to spin in my free time. I have spun with Reverie Winterguard for the past 4 years and cannot get enough of it. I cannot wait for the Carrollton Trojan Band take this show to the next level!

Go Trojans!”

We so fortunate to have Sophia on our staff! In addition to assisting with the high school colorguard team, she has been instrumental in helping us form our Junior High team. Sophia, thank you for the love and dedication that you pour into our students everyday!

Sponsorship Drive • Turn in Packets

Did you miss the sponsorship drive? It started at band camp and ran through last Friday. If you have contacted businesses but are awaiting decisions, please email Candie Hicks, our booster club treasurer to let her know. At this point the sponsorship drive has concluded, but we are still in need of corporate sponsors, especially for our large events that we host each year – Legacy of Champions, Trojan Band 5K, and the Golf Tournament. Do not contact a business without coordinating with Candie so that we do not bombard our community. It is important that we work together to raise funds that will support our children in the Trojan Band program. If you have outstanding sponsorship forms that have not been distributed, please bring them back to the band room and give them to Ms. Dothard.


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T-Shirt Design Contest

We are wanting to add items to the Band Shoppe for our students and thought it would be fun to allow students to submit a design for a shirt. The designs will be voted on and the winning submission will receive a free shirt! To submit a design please email your submission to our booster president, Robert Moore.


District Honor Band

GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) sponsors a District and All-State band each year. The audition requirements were posted on Friday. This is an extremely important opportunity, especially for students desiring to audition for a scholarship. Taking advantage of audition opportunities can help them learn to handle nerves and ultimately prepare a stronger college audition than if they wait until their senior year. It costs $25 to sign-up to audition for All-State and $5 to sign-up to audition for District Honor Band.

District Honor Band/1st Round of All-State Auditions are on December 10, 2022 at East Paulding High School. Download the audition material below:

*The score sheets include Middle School and High School sheets. Be sure to look at the correct grade level and instrument because they are all different.

The first audition in December serves as a qualifying round for the second round of All-State auditions in addition to placement auditions for the district honor band. District Honor Band is hosted by Ringgold High School in Ringgold, GA from February 9 through February 11. Because we have such a large number of students make district each year we get a bus for the weekend and divide the cost of hotels amongst the students participating.

The score sheet lists the score needed to qualify for the second round for each instrument. The final audition is hosted by Union Grove High School in McDonough, GA on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Students who earn a spot in the All-State Band travel with their families to participate in Athens, GA at the Classic Center from March 2 through March 4. Both events are considered school sponsored activities and are excused absences from school.


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Health Class • Are you done yet?

9th Grade students enrolled in marching band or new band members (guard included) who haven’t taken Health and PE yet should complete this online health class to receive PE and Health Credit for participation in marching band. All of the information is below and can be accessed using the “Health in Band” link at the top of this page. All of the health coursework is due by October, but I highly recommend you complete it ASAP. Parents, please double check with your child that they have completed this course. School starts tomorrow. Students still have time, but need to prioritize finishing this before homework begins piling up.


Mark Your Calendars

The following events we need all hands on deck and are requesting your involvement.


Upcoming Dates

This is not an exhaustive list. Refer to our calendar online for the most up to date information regarding events and times.

  • August
    • Begin our regular rehearsal schedule
      • Monday: 3:45pm – 6:15pm
      • Tuesday: 3:45pm – 6:15pm
      • Thursday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • 26 • Away vs. South Paulding • Click Here to Volunteer
  • 27 • Saturday Rehearsal • Full Band • 1:00pm – 9:00pm • Volunteer Here
  • September
  • October
    • 1 • Super Bowl of Sound Marching Competition at Central-Carroll High SchoolVolunteer Here
    • 4 • County Exhibition at Central-CarrollVolunteer Here
    • 6 • All in One Sale Turn In Night
    • 7 • Home vs. East Coweta8th Grade NightClick Here to Volunteer
    • 8 • Legacy of Champions • Required event for all parents and studentsVolunteer Here
    • 10 – 14 • Fall Break • No School
    • 14 • Away vs. PebblebrookClick Here to Volunteer
    • 21 • Away vs. WestlakeClick Here to Volunteer
    • 22 • Peach State Marching Competition at Rome High School • Volunteer Here
    • 24 • Symphonic Band Rehearsal • 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • 25 • Wind Ensemble Rehearsal • 3:45pm – 6:00pm
      • Spirit Night at Jefferson’s • TBA
    • 26 • Concert Band Rehearsal • 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • 27 • Full Band Rehearsal • 3:45pm – 6:00pm
    • 28 • Home vs. Campbell • SENIOR NIGHT • Click Here to Volunteer
  • November
    • 4 • AGW Spirit Night • TBA

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