Carrollton High School Band

What an Amazing Weekend!

What an amazing weekend!  I know that Michael already sent out a message thanking everyone, but I wanted to take a second and comment on the success of the Legacy of Champions!  All of the volunteers were amazing!  Some of you worked all day, going above and beyond what was asked of you!  Thank you!  Your efforts were appreciated and noticed.  Whether you were taking up money in a parking lot , manning a gate, serving in hospitality, flipping burgers, cooking fries, loading and moving equipment, greeting bands, frying Oreos, selling blow pops, taking photos, cleaning up, counting money, stamping students, organizing trophies, directing people and traffic, working first aid, charging phones, reminding people to “hush”, or anything else that day, THANK YOU!  Without each of you, the event would not be successful.  We are blessed to have so many people support our Trojan Band.  Now, I hope your feet have recovered and you have rested!

This Week’s Schedule

  • Tuesday (10/17/17)
    • Wind Ensemble Rehearsal    3:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday (10/19/17)
  • Friday (10/20/17)
    • All instruments will be loaded after 2nd block.  We will NOT be performing the show at the game at Kell, it is their homecoming. We will play in the stands for all 4 quarters, the students will take their break during half time.
    • Dinner immediately following school (Grilled burgers, chips, drinks provided by the boosters, there will be a vegetarian alternative)
    • In partial uniform 4:15 pm
    • Depart 4:30 pm
    • Return to band room approximately 11:30 pm

Next Week’s Schedule

  • Monday (10/23/17)
  • Tuesday (10/24/17)
    • Wind Ensemble Rehearsal    3:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday (10/26/17)
    • FULL BAND            3:45 – 5:00 PM
    • All-In-One turn-in night    4:00 pm – 6:00 PM
      • ** This date had been changed from what was previously posted!  Since there will be no practice on 10/19/2017, it was decided to move the turn in night to the following Thursday.  This also gives everyone more time to SELL fruit and meat!!!  Please remember to ask your teachers, neighbors, friends, and family to buy fruit or meat and support the Trojan Band!
  • Friday (10/27/17) Details to come, but remember it is Senior Night!  Seniors and their parents/families will be recognized before the game.
  • We will have a social following the game at American Pie!

As always, if you have any general 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


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

Much to Celebrate; Much Left to Do!

Congratulations on a spectacular competitive season! I am so thankful for the perseverance and dedication of everyone involved.  We have so much to celebrate from this season because of the countless acts from parent volunteers – feeding our students during band camp, loading and hauling equipment, preparing waters and snacks for our students, altering and maintaining uniforms all season, keeping up with plumes so that our students are polished, designing, building, setting-up, and tearing down props so that our show is a step above the rest.  We have so much to celebrate because of our students believing in one another enough to encourage each other to do their best, to set higher goals, and not accept mediocrity even when they were just plain tired! I am so impressed by the level of enthusiasm, performance quality, and heart that everyone in our organization provided for our competitive season!  I am so thankful that although the competitive part of the season has come to a close, our season together is not done.  We will have an a chance this Friday night to provide a service for our school and celebrate our history during this year’s homecoming game versus Hiram HS.  We will have the opportunity to honor our Seniors at our last home game and celebrate their leadership.  I am so impressed by the care in which they carry themselves because they understand that others look up to them and they are setting the tone for the success of the band for years to come.  We have so much to celebrate because our seniors are a very special group of students!  Undoubtedly the class is full of the brightest students in our school.  How fortunate are we that they chose to leave their legacy at CHS by investing in our band program?

It is because of all of us pulling together as a team that we have had the most successful band season in years! Very thankful for our staff and the countless hours of planning, preparation, and love that they pour into our students everyday!  When we all work together – Parents, Students, and Staff we have the DREAM TEAM because we are all working for the same purpose.  So thankful that we were able to realize these successes together and I look forward to enjoying the remainder of our marching season together!

This past Saturday our Trojan Band had another spectacular performance at the Super Bowl of Sound. We earned superior ratings in all captions and swept first place placements in Class AAAAA!  Overall our Drum Majors, Battery and Front Ensemble finished 1st place, our Color Guard finished 2nd place, and our band also finished 2nd place.  Additionally, we were awarded the Most Entertaining Band Award, which is an award that is unique to the Super Bowl of Sound and in Mr. Carr’s opinion the most important.  Let’s continue to be humbled by the fact that we have the ability to participate in this amazing activity together and never stop encouraging one another to strive for new heights!  We have many more crowds looking forward to our performance, let’s give them the best!

This week’s schedule

  • Monday – NO practice
  • Tuesday – FULL band – 3:45 – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday – LOC training for Band Guides, Drum Majors, and Band Captain
  • Thursday – FULL band (this will be a show run through and Student LOC training) – 3:45 – 6 pm
  • Friday
    • 5:30 pm – Report time
      • Report to practice field
      • Wear show shirt and band shorts
    • 6:00 pm – get in uniforms
    • 6:25 pm – Report to band room in uniform for a quick stand tunes rehearsal
    • 6:35 pm – Depart band room for CHS Amp
    • 6:45 pm – Performance in the CHAMP (CHS amp)
    • 7:00 pm – March to Pre-Game
    • 7:30 pm – kick off
    • Pick up at the band room following the game
  • To volunteer:


Well, we are only days away from our marching band competition, The Legacy of Champions! We are so excited for what this day will bring and to have a record number of visiting bands join us on our beautiful campus this Saturday. Thank you to everyone who has signed-up already to make this day special for everyone visiting the Trojan Nation this Saturday. We are going to have a great time, make lots of memories, and deliver a Gold Standard experience to all who join us. The Legacy Grows this Saturday!!!

  • Saturday – Legacy of Champions – all day!
    • To volunteer:
      • Volunteer opportunities in each area still exist and include all-day, and 1st or 2nd shift, with shifts being approx 5-6 hours and all day being 10-12 hours.  Gates open at 11am, so in general, all-day volunteers and 1st shift volunteer will begin at 10:45am BUT some duties may require that you report earlier, so please check with you area coordinator for your exact report time. Second shift volunteers will report at 3:30pm in most cases, but again check with you area coordinator for your exact report time. Area Coordinators are listed on the Volunteer page of our website. Please plan to arrive on campus 15-30 minutes prior to your report time to allow for traffic and enough time to check-in and make your way to your duty station.
      • All volunteers are to park at the CJHS upper parking lot.
      • Volunteer check-in is in the CHS Don Hall Band Room. All volunteers need to check-in before reporting to duty stations please!
      • As needed, additional details will be provided this week via emails and/or texts from the Volunteer Coordinator or your area coordinator.

As always, if you have any general 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



Legacy of Champions Right Around the Corner!


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: 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: 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:

CHS Trojan Band Boosters


Oh What a Night!!!

I am sure that you are well aware that the Carrollton High School Marching Band won the Grand Championship this past Saturday at the Oconee Classic Marching Competition.  They had an amazing performance and a well deserved victory!

This week we have our second competition, so it will be a busy one! So let’s get ready!

  • Monday (10/2) – Full Band – 3:45-6:15 pm
  • Tuesday (10/3)- Full Band 3:45-6:15 pm
  • Concert Attire Fitting 6:30 pm – 8 pm (more information below)
  • Thursday (10/5) – Full Band 6-9 pm
  • Friday (10/6) (Varsity Football game at home against Villa Rica) — This is also 8th grade night!
    • 4:45 pm Report time (leadership should be there early to greet the 8th graders)
    • 5:00 pm Pre-Game Rehearsal
    • 5:30 pm Dinner/Change (provided by boosters)
    • 6:25 pm Uniform check/rehearse stands tunes
    • 6:40 pm depart for the Amp/Pregame
    • 7:30 pm kick-off


Our Marching season is in full swing with Friday night football games and our fast approaching competition season. Believe it or not, we need to start preparing for the upcoming concert season, which will kick off with a Veteran’s Day concert on Nov. 7th.

On Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30 pm- 8:00pm we will be fitting students for concert attire. Once again this year the Squire Shop will be fitting the guys for tuxedo attire and the band uniform moms will fit the girls for concert dresses.

New students will need to secure the concert attire and returning students should check to be sure the concert wear they have still fits properly. All students are required to have Concert Band attire before our first concert.

If your student has gently used concert attire items like tuxedo coats, pants and dress shirts, or dresses and shoes that they will no longer be using please consider donating them to the band department or selling them directly to another band student. For those wishing to donate items please bring them to Mrs. Dothard in the band room before September 29th. If you would like to sell your items to another student plan to bring them to the band room on October 3rd during the concert fitting time. We will have a table set up for those wishing to try to sell their items.*

Students who order new items on concert fitting night will be charged for their items. Last years prices were $150 for guys and $100 for girls (these prices could be more this year, Mrs. Dothard will know the exact amount by Tuesday, Oct 3rd.) Students who buy used items from another band student will need to make arrangements to pay the seller directly.*

If you have any questions, contact the band room at: 770-834-0550 or email Mrs. Dothard at:

*Disclaimers: The CHS Band, CHS Band Boosters or Carrollton High School does not guarantee, endorse, or warrant any of the items or transactions that take place between individuals selling/buying used concert attire. All deals, pricing, transactions, agreements, and claims are between the individuals who choose to participate in the event. All transactions will be conducted person to person via cash, check, or trade, without the involvement of the CHS Band, CHS Band Boosters or Carrollton High School. Those participating in transactions are doing so at their own discretion and risk.

Legacy Of Champions

We need you! Did you know that volunteering at the Legacy of Champions is actually expected of all of our boosters/parents? All band students are required to work the entire day and parents/band boosters are expected to work at least one volunteer shift during the event, 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: and review all of the various sign-ups available for the event. There is something for everyone! The most important part is to just be involved, so please take time to sign-up today!

Trojan Band Shoppe

Cool nights finally? Maybe? Hopefully?  That means it’s time to introduce a few new items in the Trojan Band Shoppe, beginning with the Bella + Canvas® Unisex jersey long sleeve tee hoodie.

This lightweight hoodie is meant for cool Fall  practices or game nights as we continue to work towards playoff season! Would you like to see it up close and in person? Stop by the display during store hours to see it for yourself. Look for more new Fall items coming soon!


Trojan Band Shoppe hours this week:

Thursday: 5:00-6:00p and 7:30-8:30pm and Friday: 5:30-6:30pm prior to the home game against Villa Rica as we welcome all of our 8th grade students and parents!

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