Band Banquet

Finishing Strong

We ONLY have 4 weeks left of school! For those of us with Seniors, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?? We have an amazing group of seniors that are preparing to graduate and work towards becoming adults! They will be missed! This also means that we have lots to do and celebrate. Band Dinner, Band BBQ, Spring Concert, Coke Fundraiser, Band Prom, graduation, and preparing for another awesome Band Camp!

General Band Booster Meeting

Please join us this Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 pm in the Don Hall Band Room for the Spring Booster Meeting. We will be voting for officers, reviewing trip information, and getting ready for band camp and next year.

Band BBQ – May 3, 2018

Have you began selling BBQ tickets? If you have not, please ask your student where their packet is and SELL THOSE TICKETS. If they have not picked up their packet, please ask them to see Ms. Dothard first thing Monday morning! Many local businesses are happy to support our band program during BBQ time, and they look for our students, so don’t be afraid to ask! Remember, for groups of 10 or more, we are happy to offer local delivery, and it’s a great selling point!

Students selling all 30 of their tickets will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes offered this year for top sellers, some of which includes:

  • Trojan Band Shoppe gift certificates ($50, $30, and $20)
  • Trojan Store gift certificates ($50, $30, and $20)
  • Band Lot parking space
  • $50 off Fall Marching Fees
  • And more!

So sell, sell, SELL and keep selling! If you need more tickets, please see Ms. Dothard.

Don’t forget! Packet turn in night:

  • Thursday, April 26th from 4:00 pm until 6:00pm in the Band Room.
  • Packets may also be turned in during 8th grade parent orientation which begins at 6:30pm in the band room.
  • All money, checks, and any unsold tickets should be returned at that time. Please also provide a list of any promised delivery groups and contact information for the day of delivery!

Tickets may be purchased online at:

  • If tickets are purchased online, there will be a spot at the BBQ where the list of online purchased tickets will be.

Please plan to join us to help on Thursday, May 3rd, BBQ Day! It’s such a fun day!

Charms sign ups will be made available very soon!

Band Dinner and Awards – May 1, 2018

We will once again enjoy catering by Longhorn Steakhouse for our Band Dinner on May 1st! Each person eating dinner will need to pay $12. Payments can be made by check (made out to the CHS Band Boosters), cash, or credit card ( Payments will need to be made by April 27th to reserve your meal! We also have a dessert sign up at:

Menu: Steak, baked potato, salad, bread, tea or lemonade. Vegetarian option available upon prior request. Please email ASAP prior to the event if you wish to request a vegetarian meal.

Please make plans for you and your family to attend this fun evening where we celebrate the success of our kids! Also, sign up to bring dessert to share!

Band Prom – May 12, 2018

The Band Prom is a night where our band students get dressed up and dance! Students decorate the band room and bring snacks to share. Students will decide on the band prom theme this week. It is a fun night for our band students! Please encourage your student to participate!

Dates To Remember!

  • April 23-26 4:00-6:30 pm- Percussion Placement Auditions
  • April 23, 24 & 26 4:00-8:00pm- Color Guard Auditions
  • April 24 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting 6:30 pm ** NOTE NEW DATE
  • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents 6:30 pm
  • April 26 – BBQ turn in 4-6 pm
  • May 1 – Band Banquet and Awards 6 pm (This event is for Band students and their parents- $12 per person)
  • May 3 – Band Barbecue
  • May 8 – Spring Concert 7 pm
    • WORLD PREMIERE – Grosso Blue by Katahj Copley featuring former Trojan Daniel Kuntz on clarinet, Kyle Willoughby on Bass Clarinet, and Mr. Carr on clarinet. It is going to be awesome! You don’t want to miss this concert!
  • May 12 – Band Prom

Band Audition Results

Wow! Our students’ hard work continues to be evident year after year! Posting audition results is always bittersweet because we have some students who have set personal records that we want to celebrate and others who may be unhappy with the results because although they improved they did not achieve the chair results that they desired. I hope that we all realize that competition can make us push harder as long as we all remain fun to compete with. This means that when things do go our way we remain encouraging of those who may not have had the same experience and if they did not go our way we remain optimistic and realize that the ability to improve our results resides in our willingness to improve individual practice habits. Besides, auditions are a snap shot of your overall improvement. As imperfect as audition processes are, it is similar to a job interview. You get one shot to make the best impression you can. We continue to grow as a band program because our students are willing to put their best foot forward at audition time. Thank you for trying your best and encouraging one another to achieve excellence! 2018 results

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at:

CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters


Auditions, BBQ, & Trip Info

Auditions, BBQ & Trip Info… & Did I hear SPRING BREAK! Ready, Set, GO!!!

I know it doesn’t feel like it today, but Spring Break is almost here! One more week….

Trojan Band Barbecue

It is almost Spring, and that means, time for the annual Trojan Band Barbecue! This is one of my favorite events!

  • May 3, 2018
  • Visitors’ Concession Stand of Grisham Stadium
  • Students are required to sell 30 tickets to this event. If students do not sell tickets, a donation of $175 is requested. Selling tickets is easier than you think! Sell tickets at your work, to your family, neighbors, teachers, and local businesses. Our community knows about this and is just waiting for your to ASK.
  • Tickets will be available soon!
  • Make plans to volunteer at this awesome fundraiser!
  • We will have a planning meeting THIS Tuesday at 5:30 pm, the location is to be determined. Please join us and help us make this the BEST, most successful BBQ yet!

Band Auditions

Auditions are this Tuesday, March 27. Students should have received an etude and should perform their etude, scales, and sight-reading for the audition. For a full break down of the audition process please visit

The auditions are important to ensure that we are serving our students in the appropriate band class. As you know we have three amazing concert bands that all come together to create our Trojan Band! The Concert Band is an on level high school band, the Symphonic Band is an accelerated high school band experience, and the Wind Ensemble closely resembles a collegiate band experience. By preparing concerts in smaller ensembles, we are able to increase personal responsibility and expose our students to more literature that is appropriate for their skill level. Additionally, it allows more students to exercise leadership potential in their respective ensembles by performing solos and leading their sections.

Auditions will take place after school and will involve our current 8th -11th graders. Students are welcome to warm-up and practice with one another in the band room before their auditions. Eighth Graders are welcome to report right after school and either practice with some of our current high school students before auditioning, or get in line and be heard at the next available audition time. Our goal is to finish all auditions by 6:00PM. Students are welcome to go home once they are finished auditioning. A phone is available in the band room if your child needs to call you when they are finished.

Congratulations to our Winter Guard!!

Our Winter Guard competed at Kell yesterday and placed 2nd with their highest score of the season, 82.3! Way to go, Winter Guard!!!

Hollywood Trip Reminders!

All travelers need to have paid $459 each so far toward their trip.

We have been having some delays with Super Holiday Tours posting payments made with cash or check. As a result, we will begin to track cash and check payments through Charms, like we did with the trip to New York. We hope that this will resolve some frustration that keep coming up with accounts and payments.

We need ALL travelers need to register on the Super Holiday Tours Website at and going to Online Trip Registration. Our trip code is: CHS30117-18B. Please complete that registration ASAP! All the accounting for the trip is being done by them so they need you to register so they can apply the funds you have paid to your account.

  1. Super Holiday Tours Payment Deadlines & Suggested Monthly Payment Schedule:
  2. Payment ScheduleOriginal $50 per person deposit, most travelers have already paid, DUE BY February 23, 2018 to confirm group reservations. ​(non refundable)
    1. $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY March 23, 2018
    2. $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY May 23, 2018
    3. $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY August 23, 2018
    4. $433.00 Balance for students and whatever is left for adults (will vary based on single or double occupancy)DUE BY October 23, 2018
    1. If you would like to pay monthly, which for many is easier to manage your payment schedule should be:
      1. February per person $188 + original $50 deposit ($238 total for Feb.)
      2. March per person $188
      3. April per person $188
      4. May per person $188
      5. June per person $188
      6. July per person $188
      7. August per person $188
      8. September per person $188
      9. October per person $186

    2. Payments may be made with cash or check to Carrollton High School Band Boosters and placed in the safe in Mr. Bright’s office or the Band Booster Box. ALL envelopes should be labeled with:

    • Student’s name
    • Adult’s name (those traveling with us)
    • Amount enclosed

    3. Payments may also be made by credit card directly with the travel company. Please see the attached link for instructions for using the Super Holiday Tours website. The $50 deposits that have been made for all registered travelers have been sent and will be added to the travel company website over the next few days.

    Dates To Remember!

    • March 27 – Band Auditions
    • March 27 – Band Barbecue Planning Meeting
    • April 7-8 – Winter Guard SAPA Championships in Chattanooga, TN
    • April 19 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting
    • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents
    • May 1 – Band Banquet and Awards (This event is for Band students and their parents)
    • May 3 – Band Barbecue
    • May 8 – Spring Concert
    • May 12 – Band Prom

    If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at:

    CHS Band Staff & Band Boosters

    What Are You Waiting For?

    Well it has been a while since everyone has had a chance to sign up for something, so we are going to make up for that now. Please see below for some important sign ups regarding our upcoming Band Banquet and Band BBQ…. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

    • 2016-2017 Band Banquet
      • Details: The Band Banquet is Monday, May 1st, 2017. Dinner starts at 6:00pm in the CHS Cafeteria and awards presentation starts at 7:00pm in the CHS Cafeteria.
      • Band Banquet RSVP Sign up: Band Banquet RSVPs are due by Friday, April 28  —>RSVP Here:   (You must RSVP & pay for your meals by 4/28/17 if you plan to eat dinner at the banquet, no RSVP required if you only plan on coming to the awards presentation)
      • Band Banquet Desserts Sign up: We need help with desserts for our meal. Please sign up here: ttps://
    • 2017 Band BBQ
      • Details: The Band BBQ is Thursday, May 4th, 2017 from 11:00am-6:45pm at Grisham Stadium visitors’ concession stand.
      • BBQ Sales Turn-in Night is this Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00m at the CHS band room.
      • Band BBQ Volunteer Sign up: We need all the help we can get the day of the event. Please sign up here:

    Other things to remember:

    • Spring Band Booster Meeting: Our Spring Band Booster Meeting, for boosters of current high school band students, will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Don Hall Band Room. This annual meeting is always an important one as we set the stage for the coming school year/band season and vote on and recognize our new officers. Please make plans to be with us on the 25th.
    • Booster Work Day: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 8am until noon. This will be a general clean-up around the band room to close out this year and get prepared for next season… it will be here before you know it!

    Please visit our calendar for other upcoming events a little further out, like the Concerts, Band Prom, and yes… Graduation!

    If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at:

    CHS Band Staff & Boosters

    A Few Quick Reminders

    ThumbtackWe wanted to pass on a few quick reminders on some upcoming items over the next few days.

    • BAND BANQUET RSVP NEEDED: The 2016 Band Banquet will be held April, 28th, 2016 at Tabernacle Baptist Church; meal at 6pm and awards at 7pm. If you are planning to attend the meal, please complete this Band Banquet RSVP and return to the band room with money by Tuesday, April 26, 2016 so we know how much food to order.

    • BAND BBQ TURN-IN: We had a great turn-in this evening, but if you were unable to come by or if you still have some more you want to sell,  you can keep selling and turn in your items at the band room with Mrs. Dothard. We will also be taking walk-ups the day of the event.

      If anyone in the community needs to purchase tickets and has not been approached by a band representative, please contact us at: or purchase your tickets online at:

      Also, do not forget to volunteer to help on BBQ pick-up day, Thursday, May 5th, 2016. We will need lots of help!    Sign up here to volunteer.

    • NYC17 TRIP PAYMENTS DUE: For those who paid your deposits and have a  spot on the trip, your second payment ($150.00) is due Friday, April 22, 2016. Remember you can reference the payment schedule and amounts anytime by visiting the Forms page of our website and reviewing the link Cost & Payment Details. Trip payments can be made at the band room by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card or online at: *Fees apply to credit/debit card or online payments.

      If you missed the deposit deadline (March 25, 2016), please complete this form to be added to the Trip Waiting List in the event that more spots become available. Any available spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis, according to the entry order of the waiting list. We should be able to announce a decision to those currently on the waiting list very soon.

    • Spring Band Booster Meeting: Our annual spring meeting will be Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Don Hall Band Room. This meeting is for boosters of current high school band students. We will be providing many important updates about the program, the 2016-17 season, our 2017 trip, voting on and recognizing new officers as well as reviewing and voting on the proposed revised edition of the Band Booster Bylaws, which is linked HERE for your review in accordance with ARTICLE X of the current bylaws. A new-member band booster meeting will be held for boosters of current 8th grade students on Tuesday, 5/3/16.

    Other dates to keep in mind:

    • 5/2/16 – Chamber Music Recital
    • 5/3/16 – New-member band booster meeting & Moe’s Spirit Night
    • 5/4/16 – Percussion Ensemble Concert
    • 5/5/16 – Band BBQ
    • 5/7/16 – Band Prom

    If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550 or the Band Boosters at:

    CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters