On Friday we traveled to Villa Rica where our team was victorious 52-0. Congratulations to Coach Joey King, his staff, and our Trojan Football Team for their well earned victory! Our band continued to bring the energy! They performed enthusiastically the entire game and had an outstanding performance for half-time!
At halftime we performed everything except the introduction of the show. The preparation of our staff and parent volunteers allowed us to set up very efficiently so that we were able to perform such a large portion of our show! It takes a village and we are thankful for your willingness to attend games to assist us with chaperoning students, loading, unloading, hauling equipment, keeping the uniform system working, and feeding the students! It was great to receive another outstanding round of applause from an away crowd.
Cool fact – 2 of our former student teachers: Ann Wilson and Val Vise now teach with Villa Rica and it was great to get to see them at the game too! They enjoyed catching up with our staff and students. Their students had a great performance at half-time too. It was great to see how successful they are becoming! We look forward to seeing them and their students again at the County Exhibition!
Then on Saturday we got together for a rehearsal from 1pm – 6pm and the show evolved! It was already good, but we were able to make considerable improvements on Saturday because of the students’ focus and flexibility. We look forward to performing our newest version of the show for the home crowd on Friday!
Week at a Glance
- Monday: Full Band • 3:45pm – 6:15pm • Band Field
- Tuesday: Full Band • 3:45pm – 6:15pm • SAC
- Thursday: Full Band • 6:00pm – 9:00pm • Stadium
- Friday: Home vs. Jenkins HS • Click Here to Volunteer
- 5:15pm Uniform Room Open
- 6:15pm Uniform Check in Band Room
- 6:40pm Line Up to march to the CHAMP
- 6:45pm Pep-Rally in the CHAMP
- 7:10pm Pre-game
- 7:30pm Kick-off
- *10:30pm game ends* Approximate
Marching Band Staff Spotlight
Pierre Brown, colorguard
Pierre Brown joined our instructional team at Carrollton High School as the Colorguard Director in 2021. Since then he has expanded our guard program to include a Carrollton Junior High guard. His vision and leadership are essential components of our team, as he leads our colorguard staff but also provides insightful feedback regarding all visual aspects of the band program. Thank you Mr. Brown for your energy and expertise, we are thankful for your leadership and dedication!
Previous to his time at Carrollton, Mr. Brown served as the colorguard director at Marietta High School. During his time at Marietta the guard program grew in size and was competitive during the fall and winter seasons.
In addition to Mr. Brown’s directing experience he serves as a guard tech and designer for Reverie Independent, a local independent winter guard team. He is also the show designer/drill writer for Effingham County High School in Springfield, GA. A native of Sarasota, Florida, Mr. Brown attended the University of South Florida and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2012. He has worked with numerous colorguard organizations throughout the country for the past 15 years. His professional affiliations include: SAPA, WGI, DCI, SCGC, Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit (FFCC), and DCA.
Shirt Contest – Vote
The booster club executive board met and reviewed the t-shirt submissions. We are very thankful and proud of the submissions! We have some very talented students. The following were the top 2:
Band Booster Meeting • 9/27/22 • 7:00PM
We will have a booster club meeting on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00PM in the Band Room. There are a few things that we need to cover, but a main focus of the meeting with be the Legacy of Champions and our upcoming All in One Sale.
Our Legacy of Champions Marching band Competition is right around the corner… October 8th, 2022, and we are making final preparations to host our visiting bands and their supporters. Part of these last minute preparations are to get everyone trained and ready to assist our guests the day of the competition. If you have already signed up for a volunteer position for the Legacy of Champions, we ask that you to join us 9/27/22 at 7:00pm in the band room for our booster club meeting and official volunteer training for the LoC. We want to take some one-on-one time with each volunteer group to make sure you understand where to report, your duties, and the expectations for the day. This will be a great time to ask questions and make sure you are properly prepared to provide a gold standard experience to each and everyone of our guests who join us for our competition.
If you have not sign-up yet or are not sure for the Legacy of Champions is… The Legacy of Champions (LoC) is a marching band competition that the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters host here on the Carrollton City Schools campus. It is becoming one of our top fundraisers. All band students are required to work the entire day and all band parents/guardians are expected to work at least two volunteer shifts, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.
The success of our event takes the support and efforts of ALL of our parents/boosters. So please take a moment and visit our volunteer page: LoC Volunteer Page and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. There is a large variety of volunteer positions available, from staffing gates or ticket booths, to being a parking attendant. Or how about working concessions, working a fryer, grilling, or just serving as a general volunteer. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!
So if you haven’t signed up yet to help with this event, please do so now. We need everyone to participate! Alumni are welcome to volunteer too!
As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to contact the Band Boosters at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homecoming in 2 Weeks
Our homecoming game is September 23 vs. Hillgrove High School. We would like to invite Alumni to bring their instruments to the game and perform in the stands with us! You can visit: https://chstrojanband.com/alumni/ for to download a few tunes!
Also, we are celebrating our Alumni on Tuesday, September 20 at American Pie! Please join us between 6:15pm and 9:00pm at American Pie.
Help Us Honor Our Veterans
We would like to honor family members and friends of the Carrollton Trojan Band with the creation of a slide show to be presented at our Veteran’s Day Concert on November 14, 2022. The concert is FREE and open to the public. We would be honored by your presence if you are able to attend. Please help us to spread the word!
Amazon • 2 Ways to Help • Snacks Needed
THANK YOU so much to our parents and friends who have ordered items from our Amazon Wishlist! The snacks for the away games, Gadsden and South Paulding were all provided from generous donations from our Amazon Wishlist. If you are able and willing to assist by purchasing items from the wishlist it helps both monetarily and assist us with our time since it removes the need for someone to go out and purchase the items. If you see items on our list that you can find less expensive elsewhere and would rather shop for them, we have a booster storage room where we can store donated snacks. Your generosity makes a difference and we are very appreciative. THANK YOU!!!!
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:
- GMEA.org/all-state band/audition info
*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.
Health Class • Last Month!
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. This is your final month to get this work finished. Parents, please double check with your child that they are working diligently to complete this course. Students have had since the start of summer to complete their coursework. Some have chosen to wait until the last minute. There is still time, but this needs to become a HIGH Priority to get it completed on time.
Mark Your Calendars
The following events we need all hands on deck and are requesting your involvement.
This is not an exhaustive list. Refer to our calendar online for the most up to date information regarding events and times.
- 1 • Super Bowl of Sound Marching Competition at Central-Carroll High School
- 4 • County Exhibition at Central-Carroll • Volunteer Here
- 6 • All in One Sale Turn In Night
- 7 • Home vs. East Coweta • 8th Grade Night • Click Here to Volunteer
- 8 • Legacy of Champions • Required event for all parents and students • Volunteer Here
- 10 – 14 • Fall Break • No School
- 14 • Away vs. Pebblebrook • Click Here to Volunteer
- 21 • Away vs. Westlake • Click 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
- Senior Breakfast • email Barbara Dothard for more info
- 4 • AGW Spirit Night • TBA
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