On Friday hosted Jenkins HS who traveled from Savannah to face our Trojans. Our team continued their conquest by defeating them 48 – 0. Congratulations to Coach Joey King, his staff, and our Trojan Football Team for their well earned victory!
Thank you, Cheryl Moore for sharing these wonderful photos!
At halftime we debuted our entire show and concluded with Battle Hymn. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped us to pull the flag! We had many parents, former parents, future members, and students from the student section assisting. We wore green lights in honor of Chase McDaniel and the Chase the Victory Foundation to support our communities effort to fight childhood cancer. We also had lights on the props for the first time this year. Thank you Mr. Robby Blakemore and your Computer Science students for assisting us with designing the light system and helping us to learn how to operate them.
Friday night was the best run of our show so far! We look forward to continue preparing this week as we celebrate Homecoming on Friday. We will perform the homecoming ceremony during halftime, and will perform our show for everyone after the game. It will be a long day but very exciting day! We look forward to creating more memories together this week! Go Trojans!
Week at a Glance
- Monday: Full Band • 3:45pm – 6:15pm • Band Field
- Tuesday: Full Band • 3:45pm – 6:15pm • SAC
- Alumni Night at American Pie 6:00pm – 9:00pm • Please spread the word! • Former, Current, and Future Trojans are all welcome!
- Thursday: Full Band • 6:00pm – 9:00pm • Stadium
- Friday: Pep-Rally • 10:00AM • Students dismissed by announcement from 1st block at 9:00AM
- Lunch 11:30AM • grab lunch after the pep-rally and eat in the band room
- Parade Uniform • Black Band Shorts and Homecoming Band Shirt • Report to band room by 12:15PM
- Parade • 1:00PM • The parade starts at the CUES, continues down Ben Scott, turns left on Trojan Dr, and concludes at Wedgewood Ave.
- Senior and Leadership Pep Rallies at Nursing Homes • We will catch a bus immediately following the parade and visit The Stewart House and the Oaks assisted living facilities for short pep-rallies. We will return back to the school around 3:30pm.
- Homecoming vs. Hillgrove • Click Here to Volunteer
- 5:30pm Uniform Room Open
- 6:30pm Uniform Check in Band Room
- 6:35pm Line Up to march to the CHAMP
- 6:45pm Pep-Rally in the CHAMP • Shorter performance so that we can support the sweethearts at 7:00pm
- 7:00pm Support the sweethearts before pre-game
- 7:15pm Pre-Game
- 7:30pm Kick-off
- *10:30pm game ends* Approximate
All In One Sale Starts Tomorrow!
Students will receive All in One Sale materials during class tomorrow on Monday, September 19. The sale runs through October 11. This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and is critical to keeping our band fees lower. The proceeds of this sale support our Trojan Band Booster Club in providing meals for our students for away games, maintaining the van, tractor, trailers, and golf cart. Additionally, the booster club buys materials and builds props needed for the show. In the past during great fundraising years the booster club has purchased new instruments for our students including the current drums that we use, and the most recently purchased mellophones. This is a critical fundraiser to allow our booster club to continue providing the best for our Trojan Band students. Thank you so much for your efforts in helping this fundraiser be successful! Fundraising materials are due on Thursday, October 6 so that we can order the items in time. Items will be available for pick up November 18 and 19 in the Tabernacle parking lot.
Happy Homecoming Week
This week our school is collecting items for our local shelters. Please bring the items throughout the week and place them in the bins in the cafeteria based on class. Also, we have dress up days to raise school spirit. Students must still following the dress code, but are encouraged to dress for the themes each day. It will be a very FUN week!
Alumni Events for Homecoming
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!
Marching Band Staff Spotlight
Brandon Cunningham, percussion
Brandon Cunningham is in his second year working with our Trojan Band. He is currently in my 4th year at West Georgia, where he is studying percussion performance. In addition to his college studies he has experience with various regional drum lines. Brandon said: “I’m very excited to come back and have another amazing year with this band program.”
Brandon, we are thankful that you have chosen to spend another year with us. Your professionalism and encouraging demeanor continues to help all of our students, but especially our percussion students to rise to new levels. Thank you for going the extra mile for our students. Your dedication, love, and support continues to make a difference. Thank you!!!
Band Booster Meeting Tuesday• 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.
Marching Band Competition • OCTOBER 1
Our first marching band competition is on October 1 and is at Central-Carroll. Please make plans on attending. Either Volunteer Here as a chaperone/pit crew, or sit as close to the 50 yard line as possible, wear your Trojan gear, and CHEER LOUDLY for our band! In order to be able to sit in the middle, you will have to get there early.
Tickets are only available online: https://gofan.co/app/events/706170?schoolId=GA4887
Superbowl of Sound Trojan Band Itinerary:
- 1:00pm Rehearsal in Grisham Stadium
- 4:30pm Load Equipment
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 6:00pm Uniform Check in the Band Room
- 6:20pm Depart for Central
- 6:40pm Arrive & Unload
- 7:45pm Warm-Up time
- 8:40pm ENTERTAIN THE CROWD!
Gates open at 5:00 pm and the National Anthem will be performed by a mass band at 6:30 pm. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Dr. Norman L. Padgett Scholarship Fund.
Performance order is TBA.
Parents, please: Volunteer Here
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. Grades have been added to Infinite Campus. These grades are not final as long as your child continues to complete their work. Please remind them to get it done ASAP.
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.
- 19 • All in One Sale Kick-Off
- 20 • American Pie Spirit Night • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
- 23 • HOMECOMING vs Hillgrove • Click Here to Volunteer
- 27 • BOOSTER CLUB MEETING • 7:00pm • Band Room
- 30 • No Game – Open Friday • Enjoy your night off!
- 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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