Graduation on Friday

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Trojan Band moms. Thank you for caring for all of our band members as you do your own. Your love and support is noticed, appreciated, and it makes a difference. We hope that you have enjoyed your special day!


Another school year has come to a close and for you it represents the culmination of your lifetime thus far. It’s time for a celebration of achieving one of life’s great milestones! The journey that began in Kindergarten will be celebrated Friday night along with a reminder that your journey continues. You’ve got this!

The time has come that we must finally say goodbye. At many of our ceremonies throughout the year it has been made easier to know that the next day you would still walk through the door and we’d get to see you in class. You’d get to continue mentoring the others in our band program and do your best to leave a legacy that will forever impact the traditions of our band program. But Friday is the final ceremony of your schooling career during which we will honor the dedication and perseverance that it took to finish high school. Take a minute to pause and reflect on what a great journey it has been. We are blessed in our lives to be able to celebrate many milestones, and this is certainly one to celebrate!

Recently I was reminded of a Jim Carey graduation speech that I would like to recommend you watch on youtube. The point that he makes when speaking about his father was that his father decided to take the path that was most “secure,” one that would be best to provide for his family. Mr. Carey said that his father had other dreams but was worried about the risks associated with them so he made the “safe” decision to be an accountant. Unfortunately, his father was laid off from that job and it created a difficult life for him and his family. Mr. Carey then says, “I have learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” Good, right? There are many other profound things that he says during that speech. Check it out, you’ll be glad that you did.

I am so proud of you!  I cannot wait to see you again after you’ve experience the next chapter of your life.  Please keep in touch, I want to hear your stories.  Remember that your  band family still loves you and will be cheering you on as you reach for your dreams.  Yes, you still have many more challenging roads ahead of you, but you’re ready to face them and God will help you navigate them if you allow him to. You also have many wonderful friends still here at CHS that will continue to provide love and encouragement along the way.

So, Good Luck! God Speed! Onward and Upward! Keep your chin up and continue to walk tall. You did it and are on to bigger and better things! Proud to be a Trojan and proud of you all!

-Dr. Carr

Week at a Glance:

  • Monday: Baccalaureate: 4:30pm Sound Check
    • Ceremony starts at 7:30PM at Tabernacle Baptist Church
      • Rookie Camp • 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday:
    • Fall Guard 4:00pm – 7:00pm • CHS Cafeteria
    • Guard weapons training 7:00pm – 8:00pm • CHS Cafeteria
  • Thursday: Fall Guard 4:00pm – 7:00pm • CHS Cafeteria
    • Guard weapons training 7:00pm – 8:00pm • CHS Cafeteria
  • Friday: 2023 Commitment Fee Due
    • Class of 2023 Graduation
      • 5:00pm report for dinner
      • 6:30pm in formal attire for the ceremony
      • 7:00pm move as a band to ceremony
      • 7:30pm processional
      • Approx 9:00pm cleanup and dismissal

Graduation is May 19

This has been published each week since January. This is a reminder that our band does perform at Graduation and it is required for all band students. Bassoonists and Oboists will perform on a secondary instrument if applicable. We wear our formal concert attire to graduation.

2023 Marching Show Announced

In Case You Missed It • Meeting Recap

This is what was covered at the meeting:

Thank you to Robert and Cheryl Moore for serving as President these past two years! Next year’s Executive Board was voted in: Matt and Michelle Pethel, president; James and Lindy Moore, vice president; Candie Hicks, treasurer; Gabby Rubio, financial secretary!

IMPORTANT: 2023 – 2024 Handbook • Commitment Fee ($100 Band • $175 Guard) & Forms Due by May 19, 2023.

Sync your Calendar! • Rookie Dates Added

Stay up to date by syncing your calendar to the band’s calendar. In an effort to help our rising 9th graders learn the 4th of July Music and help them feel better about marching, we have added some Rookie Camp dates for them. We will meet on Mondays from 4:00pm – 6:00pm beginning on May 8. May 8, 15, 22. Thank you for attending if you are available. It will be a great way to get to meet some upperclassmen and get rid of any nervous jitters you may have about marching band. Be sure to wear athletic clothing with tennis shoes to the camps.

Health Class begins Monday • May 1 • Due by July 31

Sign-Up For the 4th of July Parade Today

Communication Plan • Google Classroom Codes

You can subscribe to the website so that you receive an automatic email whenever it is updated. To subscribe check the sidebar on the right of this post.

If you are already subscribed to the Remind, then you are good to go! If you haven’t please send the appropriate code to 81010 to subscribe. This is used to communicate just in time information such as updated ETA’s or last minute cancellations if needed.

Students should sign up for all appropriate Google Classrooms and invite parents.

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How to Volunteer on Sign-Up Genius

We use Sign-Up Genius to help communicate with needed volunteers. You can also email if you have any questions or need help with Sign-Up Genius.

Legacy of Champions • We need all hands on deck

Please volunteer you can speak directly to the coordinator that you would prefer to work with, or you can email Lindy Moore at for assistance.

Room available for Trip

There are a few spots still available for the NY Trip. If your registration is pending, please begin making payments to be added to the trip. We especially need color guard students to add on to the trip if at all possible. Visit this website for more information about the trip.


Huge thank you to all of our family and friends who assisted us with sending snacks via Amazon all year! Our students are well supported and your contributions helped! We are not in any immediate need of items right now thanks to your generosity!

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.

  • May
    • 15 • Rookie Marching Camp • 4:00pm – 6:00pm 
      • Senior Baccalaureate Service at Tabernacle Baptist Church
    • 16 • Fall Guard Practice • 4:00pm – 7:00pm all • 7:00pm – 8:00pm Weapons training
    • 18 • Fall Guard Practice • 4:00pm – 7:00pm all • 7:00pm – 8:00pm Weapons training
      • Rookie Marching Camp • 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    • 19 • Graduation • Volunteer Here
    • 22 • Rookie Marching Camp • 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    • 24 • Last Day of School
  • June
    • 1 • Health Unit 1 Due
    • 2 • Health begin eADAP
    • 6 • Fall Guard • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
    • 8 • Health Unit 2 Due
      • Fall Guard • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
      • Fall Percussion • Snare Drum/Tenor Drum, 12:00pm – 2:30pm Bass Drum/Flub Drum, 2:30pm – 5:00pm Front Ensemble, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
    • 13 • Fall Guard • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
    • 15 • Health Unit 3 Due
      • Fall Guard • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
      • Fall Percussion • Snare Drum/Tenor Drum, 12:00pm – 2:30pm Bass Drum/Flub Drum, 2:30pm – 5:00pm Front Ensemble, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
    • 20 • 3 • Fall Guard • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
    • 22 • Health Unit 4 Due
      • Fall Guard • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
      • Fall Percussion • All report 12:00pm – 5:00pm
      • Guard and Percussion Cookout • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    • 23 • Health eADAP Certificate Due
    • 29 • Health Unit 5 Due
      • Fall Percussion • All report 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • July
    • 3 • 4th of July Parade Practice • 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • 4 • 4th of July Parade • Report at 9:00am at Bank OZK
    • 6 • Health Unit 6 Due
    • 13 • Health Unit 7 Due
    • 17 – 21 • Band Camp Week 1 • 8:00AM – 5:00PM
    • 20 • Health Unit 8 Due
    • 24 – 28 • Band Camp Week 2 • 8:00AM – 9:00PM
    • 27 • Health Unit 9 Due
    • 28 • Trojan Night • Cookout and Parent Preview Performance
    • 31 • Health • All Coursework Due
      • Full Band • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • August
    • 1 • Full Band • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • 3 • Full Band • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • 7 • Full Band • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • 8 • Full Band • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • 10 • Full Band • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • 14 • First Day of School • Normal practice schedule begins
    • 18 • Home Game vs. Langston Hughes • 7:30pm

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