Our students had an action-packed Homecoming week last week, which culminated with our first competition of the year at Creekview High School. Our students worked tirelessly all week long preparing for the competition! Friday we performed a pep rally in the morning, a parade down Ben Scott Blvd for all of our Trojans, two pep rallies at local nursing homes, our pregame tradition in the CHAMP, pregame, halftime for homecoming, our competition show after the game, and Battle Hymn with the help of our football team to pull the flag! Thank you so much to Coach Calhoun and his staff for his support of all of our Trojans. We are very fortunate in Carrollton to have a culture of supporting one another, which fosters strong relationships!
On competition day, our students reported at 10:00 AM to prepare for the day’s performance. We had the fortune to share Town Center’s Food Court with Woodland High School’s Band. Can you imagine a small food court with 500 band kids? I am so proud of our students. They composed themselves with class all day long and enjoyed visiting with Woodland’s students who will join us this Friday for our football game and again on Saturday for our annual LoC!
At the competition, our band performed to an excited crowd and were met with a standing ovation! Our performance earned Superior ratings in all captions (Drum Major, Color Guard, Percussion and Band) and we finished 3rd Overall in the competition. We are very proud of the effort of the students and look forward to our exhibition performance at our Legacy of Champions on Saturday night.
Week at a Glance
- Enjoy your Fall Break – praying for much-needed rest and recharge for all
- Friday – Home Game vs. Woodland (Click here to sign up to volunteer)
- 2:30 – 5:30 Rehearsal
- 5:30 – Dinner provided by the Boosters: Hamburger, Chips, and dessert. To sign up to help set-up, serve and clean up please click here
- 6:30 – Report in Uniform
- 7:00 – Pregame at the AMP
- 7:10 – Pregame in the Stadium
- Saturday – LOC Gates Open 1:30
- Students have various jobs to perform at this
We will need parent volunteers for this Saturday’s LoC. It is an event that allows us to demonstrate our hospitality to other bands in our region. WE NEED YOU more than ever! Yes, YOU… our Trojan Nation students, alumni, family, friends, staff, faculty, and community supporters. So please look at all the opportunities below and see how you can make a difference.
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: VOLUNTEER HERE and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. There is a large variety of volunteer positions available. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take the time to sign-up today! THE TIME IS NOW!
ATVs, UTVs, & Trailers
These motorized vehicles & trailers will be used for hauling the equipment for the various bands that will be performing at the competition. We can use either four wheelers, utvs, etc. These vehicles will need to have a trailer hitch for pulling a trailer. We are in need of 10-12 or more of these vehicles.
We also need trailers to place the equipment on. These will need to have a ramp that can be lowered. The size we can use would be 6′ wide by 12′ or less long, due to restrictions of gate sizes at the stadium. We are in need of 10-12 or more of these as well.
If you have any of these items and can lend them for the day, please visit our volunteer page by clicking here
Did you know that volunteering at the Legacy of Champions is actually expected of all of our boosters/parents? This event is such a huge undertaking and is becoming one of our top fundraisers. All band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shifts during the event, but highly encouraged to commit to working the whole day.
As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to contact the Band Boosters at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All-In-One Sale Final Days!!
Our All-In-One Sale is entering its final days. Have you sold at least 30 items or collected at least $150 in donations? Turn in day is Thursday, October 17 at 6:30PM in the Band Room. Please be sure to complete the summary sheet prior to turning in all forms and money as this will help with figuring out totals of what will need to be ordered from our vendors. Also, did you know that there is an online store for the All-In-One items? Please click this link to access the store or to post to your social media accounts. Since we have entered our final days it is even more important to Sell, Sell, Sell!!!
Get Your Spirit Wear Now!!
Are you ready to show off your Trojan Band Pride this season? If not, look at the Band Shoppe by clicking this link and get some Trojan Band Spirit Wear. There are hats, polo shirts, t-shirts, etc. all with your choice of 4 different logo options to be embroidered on the item you choose. You can simply place your order on the site and you will be contacted once your item has arrived.
If you want to purchase a show shirt for this year’s show “Wanted: Dead or Alive”, you can do so by clicking on this link. The cost of the shirt is $15.
“I’m With the Band” Shirt
If you are interested in purchasing one of the new “I’m With The Band” Shirts, please see Ms. Dothard in the Band Room. Limited quantities available. The cost of the shirt is $15.
If your child has been keeping up with the due dates, then they should have completed the health class by now. If they are a little bit behind, this is a GREAT week to get caught up. All work must be completed by Thanksgiving Break. Thank you!
HAVE YOU SYNCED YOUR CALENDAR?
The Charms Calendar is syncing again. Syncing your calendar with the band calendar is a great way to stay informed of the schedule. You can access more information through the links above (If you hover over Calendar, Sync Calendar becomes an option), or just click here.