Book Signing This Friday

This Friday we get to celebrate our Carrollton Trojan Band member who is an outstanding young author, Madison Pate! Madison has published her third book! Please join us from 8:30AM – 11:30AM in the Carrollton High School media center for the book signing event. There will be a book dedication ceremony at 8:30AM followed by a chance to meet Madison and have copies of her books signed. Her newest book, Brick of Sound 3, will be available for $10 and copies of previous books, Brick of Sound 1 and Brick of Sound 2 will be available for $5 each. Congratulations Madison! We look forward to celebrating with you on Friday morning!

Week at a Glance:

  • Monday: Symphonic Band • 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: Wind Ensemble • 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • JV Winterguard JV • 4:15pm – 6:30pm (CHS Cafeteria)
    • Varsity Winterguard • 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Band Room • Start Upstairs)
  • Wednesday: Concert Band • 3:45pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday: Dr. Alyssa Grey from Berry College visiting 1st Block
    • Jazz Hang • 3:30pm – 4:30pm (Autumn Leaves)
    • Winter Guard • JV 4:15pm – 6:30pm (CHS Cafeteria)
    • Varsity 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Band Room)
  • Friday: Brick of Sound 3 Book Dedication ceremony and Book Signing during 1st & 2nd Block
  • Next Week • WINTER BREAK • Enjoy your week off!

District Honor Band • Awesome job!

Congratulations to the following students for an outstanding weekend. You all represented our school with dignity and class, while sharing your talents with our district. We received numerous compliments from hotel staff about your professionalism in the hotel and the clinicians were very complimentary of your preparation, rehearsal etiquette, contribution to the ensemble! Very special thank you to Scott Morris for driving the bus for us and to Lee Wimberly for your assistance with our junior high students. It was a great weekend which included bowling, lots of band rehearsals, a trip to Krispy Kreme, and outstanding concerts! Congratulations!

  • Emily Hicks, flute
  • Lily Honeycutt, bassoon
  • Marie Fujita-Block, bassoon
  • Ann Haley, clarinet
  • Haley Rowell, clarinet
  • Cadence Carr, oboe
  • Kylie Maxwell, bass clarinet
  • Madison Pate, tenor saxophone
  • Max Duncan, bassoon
  • Connor Haley, bassoon
  • Jeffrey Garcia, clarinet
  • Nathan Stagliano, alto saxophone
  • Justin Arnold, trumpet
  • Walker McCullough, trumpet

Pre-LGPE and Tentative LGPE Times

Our Pre-“Large Group Performance Evaluations” is on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, which is right after we return from Winter Break. Students will wear the formal concert attire for this event. We will perform for a panel of trusted colleagues who will provide a mock adjudication and comments to help us better prepare for the event in March.

We received a preliminary schedule of Large Group Performance Evaluation times. All performances are hosted by the Carroll County Performing Arts Center and are FREE and open to the public. Please add these times to your calendar and share them with friends and family. The students are putting in extraordinary efforts to prepare this concert and we want to share it with as many people as possible.

  • March 16, 2023
    • Concert Band • 10:30AM
      • Peacmaker March by Karl King edited by James Swearingen
      • Incantations by Robert W. Smith
      • Suspended Animation by Patrick Burns
    • Symphonic Band • 4:00PM
      • British Eighth March by Zo Elliott edited by Quincy Hilliard
      • Incidental Suite by Claude T. Smith
        • I. Tarantella
        • II. Nocturne
        • III. Rondo
      • Mt. Everest by Rossano Galante
    • Wind Ensemble • 8:00PM
      • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company by John Philip Sousa edited by the USMC
      • Four Scottish Dances by Malcolm Arnold transcribed by John Paynter
        • I. Pesante
        • II. Vivace
        • III. Allegretto
        • IV. Brio
      • Give Us This Day: Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble by David Maslanka
        • I. Moderately Slow
        • II. Very Fast

Chocolate Bar Fundraiser • We still have a few boxes left

We still have about 15 boxes of chocolate left to sell. If all of your money for your previous boxes is already turned in and you would like to sell some of these boxes for credit towards your trip, please see Ms. Dothard, Mr. Nelson, or Mr. Carr to get more boxes.

The fundraiser ended on Friday, January 27, 2023. Students must turn in $60/box for any box that they still haven’t sold.

Congratulations to the following students for being our top sellers! Thank you Mr. Mike Nichols for providing us with these prizes to motivate our students. The blocks are based on 1st semester, since the fundraiser began when the students were in those blocks and were calculated based on the number of boxes sold as of 1/27/2023, the official end date of the fundraiser.

  • Top Seller in 1st Block: Logan Moore • 5lb Chocolate Bar
  • Top Seller in 2nd Block: Madison Wiggins • 5lb Chocolate Bar
  • Top Seller in 4th Block: Jacob Hendrix • 5lb Chocolate Bar
  • Overall Top Seller: Jacob Hendrix • 28 Boxes!! • $100 Visa Giftcard

We still have about 15 boxes of chocolate left to sell. If all of your money for your previous boxes is already turned in and you would like to sell some of these boxes for credit towards your trip, please see Ms. Dothard, Mr. Nelson, or Mr. Carr to get more boxes.

Please help advertise! The 5K is quickly approaching.

Our 5K is on March 18, 2023. We are looking for sponsors and runners! Remember, you will receive 10% of each sponsorship that you secure towards band/guard fees or your trip account. You aren’t a runner but. you want to support our band? There is a T-Shirt only option.

The fun run is a 1 mile option for kids 12 & Under. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female will receive an award for the fun run.

The 5K is open to all participants. The cost is $25.00 per participants and students can sign-up for $15.00 each.

Fun Run (12 & Under): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male & Female
Overall Male & Female
First Masters Male & Female (40+)
1st, 2nd, 3rd place in the following categories:
10 & Under • 11-14 • 15-19 • 20-24 • 25-29
30-34 • 35-39 • 40-44 • 45-49 • 50-54 • 55-59
60-64 • 65-69 • 70-74 • 75-79 • 80&UP

Visit to sign-up or for more information.

Thank you so SoleRoots Racing for your assistance in organizing, setting up, and timing the events. Thanks to their assistance, we are proud that this race serves as an official Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Event.

Senior Spotlight

We would like to recognize our seniors and their future plans! Parents/students, please fill out this form ASAP to help us recognize our amazing seniors!

Waiting List for the NY Trip

There are a few registrations pending, but with the current registrations and pending ones, we are at 130 travelers exactly. If you haven’t signed up, you are welcome to register but you might be added to a waiting list and you will be notified when a spot opens up. Visit this website for more information about the trip.

Snacks still needed for Winterguard

During the fall we were blessed by donations for our marching band! During the winter season we will be traveling with our Winterguard and feeding them during long rehearsals. Thank you so much for your support of all of our students!

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.

  • February
    • 13 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 14 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 15 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 20 – 25 • Winter Break • No School
    • 24 • Winterguard Camp (Varsity and JV)
    • 25 • Winterguard at Villa Rica HS
    • 27 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 28 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March
    • 1 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 2-4 • GMEA All-State Band
    • 4 • Winterguard at South Forsyth HS
    • 6 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 7 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 8 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 11 • Winterguard at Harrison HS
    • 13 • Symphonic Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 14 • Wind Ensemble: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 15 • Concert Band: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
    • 16 • LGPE • WE, SB, CB • Times are still TBD
    • 17 • Teacher Word Day • No School
    • 18 • Trojan Band 5K • Required for all members
  • April
    • 1 – 2 •  Winterguard SAPA Championships • Chattanooga, TN
    • 3-7 • SPRING BREAK • No School

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