Legacy of Champions

Third Edition of The Legacy of Champions Raises the Bar

The sun never made it through he clouds on Saturday as the third edition of Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition unfolded on the campus of Carrollton High School but the talent sure shined all day! Saturday was the culmination of months of preparation, not only by the Legacy staff and volunteers, but also by the outstanding bands that took the field in competition at Grisham Stadium. It was evident by the end of a wonderful day of music, food, smiles, and entertainment that everyone’s hard work had paid off, with the competing bands rising as the true stars of the evening.

The event, which took place on the gorgeous 130-acre campus of the Carrollton City School system, within historic Grisham Stadium, featured 21 performances by local and regional bands. the huge crowd of supporters and marching band enthusiasts that gathered were treated to amazing performances,  a variety of vendors, concessions, and first-class facilities that helped to ensure an enjoyable day for all in attendance. The evening concluded with a greatly anticipated awards ceremony, highlighted by the presentation of our massive, one-of-a-kind, traveling Grand Championship Trophy, The Legacy Sword Trophy. At the end of the evening, the Legacy Sword Trophy was awarded to the Pope High School Marching Band of Pope High School, located in Marietta, Georgia. In addition to being named the Grand Champions, Pope also received the prestigious Don Hall Music Award. Congratulations to all of the students, staff, boosters, and supporters of the Pope High School Marching Band for their remarkable success at the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition.

We would also like to say a big thank you to all of the Carrollton community for your overwhelming encouragement and support. In addition, thank you for the herculean efforts of our event staff and volunteers.

For more information about the Legacy of Champions, please visit legacyofchampions.net

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Legacy of Champions Right Around the Corner!

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Our Legacy of Champions Marching band Competition is right around the corner… next weekend, October 14th, 2017, and we are making final preparations to host our visiting bands and their supporters. Part of these last minute preparations is to make sure we are fully staffed with volunteers and ready to represent the Trojan Nation as we provide a gold standard experience to each and everyone of our guests who join us next Saturday.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have not signed-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, with proceeds going to reduce the cost of future band trips for all students. This allows us to consider more extravagant trips and for more students to go. All band students are required to work the entire day and all band parents/guardians are expected to work at least one 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: https://chstrojanband.com/volunteer/ and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. There is a large variety of volunteer positions still available. 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 especially welcome to volunteer too!

Food Needs

Finally, we still have some dessert needs! Our competition hosts one of the best hospitality rooms in the state! We do this by spoiling our guests rotten with comfortable surroundings, Southern hospitality, and great food! So to ensure we continue this great tradition, we need your help with the “great food” part. Please visit this sign-up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v=3866155&cb=4477269 and volunteer to prepare a great dessert.

This is a great way to help out if your find yourself not available to actually be on campus volunteering that day or to go that extra mile in supporting our band program.

Thank you again for your continued support. Remember, if you haven’t signed up yet to help with this event, please do so now! And if you volunteered to bring fryers, tables, tents, etc., at the meeting the other night… please don’t forget to bring those next Thursday or Friday evening to the band room. Also don’t forget to write your name on the items or tag them in some way so we can get it back to you ASAP!

As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to contact the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Trojan Band Boosters

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Huge Opportunities As The Legacy Grows!

With the marching/football season off to a great start, it is time for us to begin focusing in earnest on the upcoming marching band competition hosted by the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters here at Grisham Stadium. This year The Legacy of Champions is on Saturday, October 14th and is an all day event. Our event is fast becoming one of the premier competitions in the whole state and is also one of our most successful fundraising events with the funds going to reduce the cost of our biennial band trips. All students are required to work this event and we ask that all parents plan to volunteer as well. We need everyone involved! There is a great variety of volunteer opportunities available, so it should be easy for everyone to find something to do that day to ensure another great year for our guests.  Sign-ups for volunteers are broken up by duty areas and are listed on our VOLUNTEER PAGE below with a brief summary of the types of things you will be doing the day of the event. Full descriptions can be found in the details area of each sign-up after clicking on a particular sign-up link. We will also be having a volunteer meeting on September 28, 2017 at 6:30pm in the band room to provide more details, offer training, answer any questions you may have, and outline what to expect that day. Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Your participation and preparation is imperative to our success!

More details will be released in the coming weeks in regards to even more ways to get involved by volunteering your ATVs, trailers, and cooking skills. So watch for those sign-ups very soon!

Finally, the competition is also an excellent opportunity to honor your band student and seniors!

SrSampleMost of us know how hard our band students work and how dedicated they are, but how often do we tell them or recognize their efforts. With that in mind, we wanted to share a unique opportunity with all of our supporters for honoring your band student(s). In conjunction with the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition, we produce an outstanding, professional event program that gives parents, grandparents, guardians, friends, or loved ones the opportunity to purchase a custom, personal ad to recognize your band student. Show your pride while preserving their memories and accomplishments to be cherished for years to come.

StudentSamplePersonal ads:

  • Make a great keepsake
  • Can be placed by a parent or guardian, grandparents, a group sponsor, loved ones, or friends.
  • Can also honor alumni or “Band Class of …”
  • Are completely customizable full page ads
  • Support the Carrollton Trojan Band Program

Personal custom full page black & white ads are available for $100 each. Reservation forms can be picked up at the Band Room from Mrs. Dothard’s desk or downloaded by clicking here. Honor Your SeniorHonor your Underclassman

But hurry to reserve your spot! Personal ads are only available until September 15th, 2017.

If you have any questions about placing a custom ad, or the competition in general, please contact the boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com


Other Important News

As mentioned above, we will have Band Booster Meeting, September 28th at 6:30 pm. We will discuss several important things:

On the agenda:

  • Legacy of Champions (we are hosting)
  • Competitions (we are attending)
  • All-In-One fundraiser details
  • Multi-purpose building being built on the Carrollton City School Campus (Dr. Albertus will be in attendance and discussing this with us)

Please make every effort to attend this meeting, we hope to see you all there!!

Don’t forget that there will be practice Friday (9/8/17), 4-9 pm with a quick dinner break. The band boosters will provide Arby’s roast beef, ham & cheese, and vegetarian sandwiches with chips. Also, we will have a social at American Pie immediately following practice until 10:30 pm. This is optional!  Students will need money to purchase food and their own transportation to and from American Pie!

There will also be a prop work session Friday (9/8/17), from 6 to 8 pm at the band room. Please come ready to paint.

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Boosters

Thank You For Your Support of The Legacy of Champions

loc_2clr-thank-you-01The CHS Trojan Band Program and CHS Trojan Band Boosters would like to take this opportunity to officially thank everyone involved in making The Legacy of Champions this past weekend such a huge success.

Thank you to our participating bands, our sponsors, our vendors, our community of supporters, our spectators, our band staff, our boosters, our competition area leaders, our students, our system leadership and administration, and to all our volunteers! It takes the time, talents, and commitment of everyone to pull of a successful event of this scale. Every measure of support is noticed and appreciated. We hope we can continue to count on you for many years to come as we continue the legacy!

Rockstar-01We would now like to formally recognize our Rockstar volunteers from this past Saturday. Volunteers who signed up for three or more shifts earned this special recognition. Any omissions from this list are regrettable and unintentional. We will have any time of recognition for these volunteers at the last regular season Trojan varsity home football game verses Cass High School on November 4th, 2016. Rockstar volunteers will be recognized at half-time as well as given the opportunity to pull our huge American flag to celebrate their efforts on behalf of the band program. *Please note, if you are a Rockstar Volunteer and failed to pick up your Rockstar T-shirt after the event, please see Mrs. Dothard by 10/21/16 to obtain your shirt; after that time they will be placed in storage until next year.

Allison Driver ROCKSTAR
Amy Griffin ROCKSTAR
Andy Tumi ROCKSTAR
Angie Stanford ROCKSTAR
Anita Williams ROCKSTAR
Atanya Russell ROCKSTAR
Autumn Willis ROCKSTAR
Barbara Dothard ROCKSTAR
Barry Harris ROCKSTAR
Barry Lord ROCKSTAR
Ben Gordon ROCKSTAR
Beth Caldwell ROCKSTAR
Beth Stevens ROCKSTAR
Bill Spears ROCKSTAR
Blake Lanier ROCKSTAR
Brad Ashley ROCKSTAR
Brandy Richardson ROCKSTAR
Breanna Hancock ROCKSTAR
Brenda Curry ROCKSTAR
Carmen Dill ROCKSTAR
Caroline Tumi ROCKSTAR
Carter Widener ROCKSTAR
Chris Carr ROCKSTAR
Cindy Shelnutt ROCKSTAR
Connie Matthews ROCKSTAR
Craig Widener ROCKSTAR
David Griffin ROCKSTAR
David Leak ROCKSTAR
David Schoenfeld ROCKSTAR
Denise Lanier ROCKSTAR
Dianne Reed ROCKSTAR
Donna Ragsdale ROCKSTAR
Edward Moore ROCKSTAR
Emily Leak ROCKSTAR
Eric Pittman ROCKSTAR
Eric Reed ROCKSTAR
George Hirvela ROCKSTAR
Heather Ray ROCKSTAR
Iris Dortch ROCKSTAR
Iva Cardenas ROCKSTAR
Iva Sellers ROCKSTAR
Jake Moomey ROCKSTAR
Jamie Puckett ROCKSTAR
Jason Svegl ROCKSTAR
Jaton Leverett ROCKSTAR
Jean Conley ROCKSTAR
Jeff Jones ROCKSTAR
Jeff Todd ROCKSTAR
Jennifer Pittman ROCKSTAR
Jennifer Schelp ROCKSTAR
Jill Sutor ROCKSTAR
Jillian Walker ROCKSTAR
Joe Berry ROCKSTAR
Joe Driver ROCKSTAR
John Bell ROCKSTAR
Jonathan Smith ROCKSTAR
Josh Robichaux ROCKSTAR
Kari Svegl ROCKSTAR
Karyn LaChance ROCKSTAR
Katie Castro ROCKSTAR
Kelly Moomey ROCKSTAR
Kelsey Jones ROCKSTAR
Kimberly Hill ROCKSTAR
Kristie Collum ROCKSTAR
Kristy North ROCKSTAR
Larry Blackwell ROCKSTAR
LaWanda Thomas ROCKSTAR
Leslie Chesser ROCKSTAR
Lin Reed ROCKSTAR
Lisa Ashley ROCKSTAR
Lynette Burns ROCKSTAR
Lynne Berry ROCKSTAR
Maddison Presnal ROCKSTAR
Mandy Hines ROCKSTAR
Maria Baez Camilo ROCKSTAR
Maria Menendez ROCKSTAR
Matt Ozier ROCKSTAR
Medra Blackwell ROCKSTAR
Meredith Harris ROCKSTAR
Michael Mansour ROCKSTAR
Michael Pauley ROCKSTAR
Michael Post ROCKSTAR
Michelle Denaris ROCKSTAR
Michelle Kuhlman ROCKSTAR
Michelle Mullinex ROCKSTAR
Mike Shelnutt ROCKSTAR
Mitch Ragsdale ROCKSTAR
Nancy Lord ROCKSTAR
Nicole Freeman ROCKSTAR
Nicole Jones ROCKSTAR
Niki Nunez ROCKSTAR
Patty Williamson ROCKSTAR
Rachel Tate ROCKSTAR
Robert Curry ROCKSTAR
Robert Moore ROCKSTAR
Russell Smith ROCKSTAR
Sabra Broome ROCKSTAR
Sam Tumi ROCKSTAR
Sandra Horton ROCKSTAR
Santhi Kolli ROCKSTAR
Shannon Ray ROCKSTAR
Sheila Whitworth ROCKSTAR
Skye Foster ROCKSTAR
Steve Pauley ROCKSTAR
Susan Hirvela ROCKSTAR
Susan Stegall ROCKSTAR
Tayla Lee ROCKSTAR
Terri Spears ROCKSTAR
Tiffany Landrum ROCKSTAR
Tony Antico ROCKSTAR
Tony Grubbs ROCKSTAR
Tonya Pittman ROCKSTAR
Traci Ozier ROCKSTAR
Traci Reed ROCKSTAR
Tracy Wiggins ROCKSTAR
Travis Grubbs ROCKSTAR
Tyler Grubbs ROCKSTAR
Vita Pauley ROCKSTAR
Wade Phillips ROCKSTAR
Wanda Todd ROCKSTAR
Wavie Daniel ROCKSTAR

 

Legacy of Champions a Huge Success & The Week Ahead

14568016_517205755153542_6277380035770896611_nIt was a beautiful fall day on the Carrollton City School Campus this past Saturday as the Carrollton Trojan Marching Band, and the Carrollton Trojan Band Boosters hosted the second Edition of The Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition. And while winds gusting in excess of 20mph provided a challenge for events coordinators, it did not hinder the competitiveness of the excellent bands in attendance.

The event, which took place on the gorgeous 130-acre campus of the Carrollton City School system, within historic Grisham Stadium, featured performances by fifteen local and regional bands. The large crowd of supporters and marching band enthusiasts that gathered were treated to amazing performances, a variety of vendors, concessions, and first-class facilities that helped to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone. The evening concluded with a greatly anticipated awards ceremony, highlighted by the presentation of our massive, one-of-a-kind, traveling Grand Championship Trophy, The Legacy Sword Trophy. At the end of the evening, the Legacy Sword Trophy was awarded to the Woodland Wildcat Marching Band of Woodland High School, located in Cartersville, Georgia. In addition to being named the Grand Champions, Woodland also received the prestigious Don Hall Music Award. Congratulations to all of the students, staff, boosters, and supporters of the Woodland High School Band for their remarkable success at the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition.

We would also like to say a big thank you to all of the Carrollton community for your overwhelming encouragement and support. In addition, thank you for the herculean efforts of our event staff and volunteers.

For more information about the Legacy of Champions, please visit legacyofchampions.net


The Week Ahead

  • Practice schedule this week
    • Tuesday: 3:45-6:15pm
    • Thursday: 3:30-6:30pm – (changed this week due to football playoffs being held at stadium)
  • Tuesday, 10/11/16 – IMPORTANT New York City 2017 Trip Meeting
  • Friday, 10/14/16 – Varsity football game;  full itinerary below
  • Saturday, 10/15/16 – Yellow Jacket Classic Marching Band Competition;   full itinerary below

Friday’s Full Itinerary

Carrollton vs Hiram @ Hiram High School •  Friday, October 14, 2016
  • 3:45 p.m. – Load Equipment
  • 4:15 p.m. Dinner provided by Band Boosters
  • 5:10 p.m. In Full Uniform
  • 5:20 p.m. Depart for Hiram High School
  • 11:30 p.m. Return to CHS*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Saturday’s Full Itinerary

Yellow Jacket Classic •  Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • 1:00 p.m. – Report — Focused warm-up
  • 4:00 p.m. – Load
  • 4:30 p.m. – Eat/Get Ready
  • 5:30 p.m. – Depart
  • 7:00 p.m. – Arrive at Rockmart
  • 8:20 p.m. –Warm-Up
  • 9:20 p.m. –Performance
  • 12:30 a.m. Return to CHS*
    *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter & text messages for updates)

Uniform

FRIDAY: Students should were band shorts, black band shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

SATURDAY: Students should were band shorts, show shirt, black socks, marching shoes and assigned uniform.  Hair needs to be pulled up off the collar, no jewelry while in uniform.  Make-up needs to look natural. Volunteers should wear black booster shirts and black pants or shorts.

Volunteers

To volunteer your time and talents this FRIDAY, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page. We also will need help serving/feeding our kids for the pre-departure meal provided by the boosters. This duty is not on our regular sign-up, so if interested contact Emily Leak directly at: eleak@westga.edu

To volunteer your time and talents this SATURDAY, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page. We also will need help serving/feeding our kids for the pre-departure meal provided by the boosters. This duty is not on our regular sign-up, so if interested contact Emily Leak directly at: eleak@westga.edu 

Band Jacket Personalization

Many have asked about having student’s names added to their new band jackets. If you wish to do this, you can to take them to Ozier Apparel and they will ad their name for $5. By taking them to Ozier, who produced the jackets originally, we can ensure that our new band jackets, which are part of official uniform are homogeneous. * Please note, Ozier Apparel has moved off of Maple Street. They are now located at: Avenue C, Carrollton, GA 30117

Important Spring 2017 New York Trip Meeting

We will be having a very important trip meeting this Tuesday, 10/11/16, at 6:30pm in the CHS band room. It is very important that all trip participants attend this meeting as we will be providing final details regarding: transportation, a change in dates for the trip, itinerary, and cost.  We will also discuss the policy for delinquent accounts and the time frame for getting those accounts caught up before being dropped from the trip. Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting.

All-In-One Fundraiser

Please don’t forget about our All-In-One fundraiser! We need all our students and boosters to support this fundraiser by selling your share. We will have a new incentive program in place this year as well. We will have drawings for three separate $100 gift cards for students selling at least 10 items! Once a student reaches 10 items sold,  they will get another entry into the drawing for every five additional items they sell… so the more you sell, the more chance you have to win a gift card!

As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

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