Carrollton High School

It’s Showtime!!

Thursday will be our first football game and the Trojan Band will take the field!!

Please look at the schedule for the week:

  • Monday, August 14  – Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday, August 15 – Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday, August 17 – Football Game
    • Dinner 3:30 pm (provided by boosters)
    • In Uniform  4:30 pm
    • Depart for University of West Georgia 4:45 pm
    • Return to CHS band room approximately 10:30 pm (we will text when we are on our way back to campus)

We would love to have you sign up to volunteer with us this week for Thursday’s game!

**Field Show Volunteers need to wear a black shirt and black pants or khaki shorts. (Khaki shorts will only be allowed while it is still so hot outside.)**

Sign up here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3504118


Don’t forget to keep selling Yankee Candles!  If you haven’t seen your student’s packet, please ask them about it!  You can also set up an account and sell them online.

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

Opportunities Abound!

This Thursday, August 10th, we have a few opportunities for parents and students!

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kickoff

A representative for Yankee candle will present the fundraiser to our students at 5:00 pm in the band room.  Parents are welcome to attend this meeting!  Students will learn about selling incentives, how to take orders, and delivery of items. There will be some new incentives for our top sellers, including a turn in a “money machine” which will be at the band room for a demonstration during the meeting!  We are excited about this new fundraiser! The representative will be available in the band room until the parent orientation.  Please make an effort to come and learn how we can make the most of this opportunity.


Parent Orientation

Want to volunteer to help at football games? Competitions? Load the trailer?  Help in the stands?  Pull the flag? Buy some new Trojan Band gear?  This orientation is intended answer as many of your questions as we can, and to demonstrate volunteer opportunities for the Fall Football/Competition season!  Don’t miss the action on the field, come and join us this Thursday at 7:30 pm.  We will join the band in the stadium at 8:30 pm to pull the flag in preparation of next week’s game at the University of West Georgia.


Candle Lighting Ceremony

The candle lighting ceremony  that was rained out Trojan Night  will take place this Thursday following practice, around 9:00 pm.  This is a touching experience that you will not want to miss!  Senior parents, don’t forget that you will light your child’s candle.  They will want you to be there!


Upcoming Schedule Highlights

Thursday, August 10

  • Yankee Candle Kickoff – 5:00 PM (all students and parents welcome)
  • Full Band Practice – 6-9 pm
  • Parent Orientation – 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony – 9 pm

Saturday, August 12 – DCI viewing party  5 – 10 pm (optional event, cost $5 per student)

Monday, August 14   Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Tuesday, August 15  Full Band – 3:45 – 6:15 pm

Thursday, August 17

  • Dinner  3:30 pm
  • In Uniform   4:30 pm
  • Depart for University of West Georgia    4:45 pm

Calendar Update: Please make note that Mr. Carr and Mr Bright decided that Friday, September 8, would be a better option (since there isn’t a football game) than a full Saturday rehearsal on September 9.  Practice will be Full Band from 4 – 9pm.  More details will follow as we get closer to the rehearsal.

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

Thankful…

What an amazing two weeks capped off by an awesome performance on Trojan Night!  Now that everyone has gotten some rest, we have some people we need to thank!

This year the Band Boosters had an interesting challenge; feed the entire band and staff lunch and dinner off campus.  We were humbled to have churches and a local business assist us in our endeavor and without them, we couldn’t have done it!!  First Baptist Church, Complete Service and Renovation (along with Midway West), Great Savior Baptist, and Southern Hills Christian Church partnered with us by providing and serving dinner each night!  Their participation and encouragement were deeply appreciated. We also had many parents as well as grandparents come to serve, cook, and clean. These efforts made band camp even better for all involved and we cannot thank you enough for your support! It was a tremendous week capped off with a spectacular turn out for Trojan Night dinner and performance. We served just under 600 people dinner!!!

Some images from our amazing meals

Please remember that the candle light ceremony has been moved to August 10, following practice. Also that night will be the Yankee candle fundraiser kickoff and a parent introduction to field show volunteering, to include pulling the flag. It will be a fun night to meet other parents and discover how you may want to volunteer.

Upcoming events

  • Band practice
    • Tuesday, August 1, 3:45-6:15 (Moe’s Night after practice- always the first Tuesday of the month)
    • Thursday, August 3, 3:45-6:15 *first day of school
    • Monday, August 7, 3:45-6:15
    • Tuesday, August 8, 3:45-6:15
    • Thursday, August practice 6-9 then candle lighting ceremony
  • Parent meeting Thursday, August 10, 5 pm

We look forward to an awesome year!!

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

One Week Down, One To Go!

You survived the first week of band camp!!! The first week of band camp was a huge success!  We are extremely proud of your attitudes and work ethic!  Our upper classmen did a fantastic job welcoming our rookies and we are off to a great start to our season.  Next week we continue to get to know one another, push further in our drill, and prepare for our first performance.  Please tell your family and friends to plan to join us for our annual Trojan Night on Friday at 6:00PM.

Now for Week 2:

  1. Week 2 of Camp – 8 am – 9 pm
    • Please drink plenty of water.
    • Wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses!!!
  2. Lunch
    • If your student ordered meals, they will receive an armband to help us get them through the line faster!
    • Students will ride buses to Tabernacle Baptist Church at 11:30 am for lunch each day.
  3. Dinner
    • We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our local churches. Four churches have committed to providing dinner to our band students & staff and Tabernacle Baptist is allowing us to use their kitchen and fellowship hall!
    • Buses will transport students and staff to Tabernacle Baptist Church at 4:30 pm for dinner.
      • Monday- Great Savior Church will be providing Big Chic fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, and green beans!
      • Tuesday- Midway West will be serving Mexican food!
      • Wednesday- First Baptist Church will be preparing and serving teriyaki chicken, rice, green beans, and pineapple!
      • Thursday- Southern Hills Christian Church will be serving Parmesan chicken, bow tie pasta with Alfredo, Caesar salad, and garlic bread!
      • Friday- Trojan Night– hamburgers, chips and dessert provided by the Band Boosters!
  4. We still need volunteers for Trojan night and to assist with meals and camp this week.  If possible, bring a dessert to share (cookies, brownies, cupcakes… nothing needing a utensil, please!)
    • After clicking on the following link, each day in the calendar for week two and Trojan night has a yellow-looking hand with colored fingers, click the hand and it will take you to the volunteer list.

Monday, July 24, 20172017-18 Season Band Fees Due – Final Installment Due – see handbook for amounts: https://chstrojanband.com/forms/ All band fees should be turned in to Mrs. Dothard, the high school band secretary, and she will write you a receipt. The school accepts cash or money orders, the school no longer accepts checks.  Please drop payments off at the band room instead of mailing them so that we can provide you with a receipt. Or to save you a trip you can pay your band fees online through the following school website: https://carrolltonhs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=33. *Note: A $25 late fee will be added to all past due amounts.

Sunday, July 30 – The band will perform at the grand opening of the new Carrollton High School.  Report time is 1:30PM in the Band Room.  Students will wear their black band shorts and show shirts for the performance, which begins at 2:00PM.  The performance will take place outside of the new building in the amphitheater.  We will be done by 3:00PM.  Students and parents are invited to tour the new building until 4:00PM.

A special congratulations to Ms. Menendez!  It is with great pride and excitement that we welcome Ms. Menendez as the new Carrollton Junior High School Band Director.  Her passion for teaching and exceptional relationship with the students will undoubtedly help our band program continue to rise to new heights.  It is exciting to see her continue to progress in her teaching journey.  She is the perfect candidate to continue carrying the torch that Mr. Huls carried for so long.  It is going to be the best year yet!  Go Trojans!

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

Hump Day Update

1.  Week 2 Meals

  • The deadline to sign up and pay for lunches ($25) for next week is tomorrow, July 20th. These lunches are optional!
  • The school will NOT be providing any meals for the second week of band camp.  Students will need to eat breakfast BEFORE arriving for camp each day.
  • The Band Boosters will make lunch available each day for a fee.  Students will need to pay $25 for the week for lunch.  The menu will be:
    • Monday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit
    • Tuesday – Arby’s – roast beef sandwich or ham and cheese sandwich, chips, fruit
    • Wednesday – Subway – 6 inch turkey or ham sub, chips, fruit
    • Thursday – Taco Bell – 2 tacos or 2 bean burritos, chips and salsa, beans, and fruit
    • Friday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit

 2.  Sign up for Trojan Night

  • Trojan Night is the last night of band camp.  Families are invited to join the Trojan Band for hamburgers, skits, a preview of this year’s show, and a special candle lighting ceremony.  I hope that you all can make plans to join us for this fun night!  The kids and staff look forward to showing off all of their hard work!
  • If you would like, please bring a dessert to share!  We ask that you bring something that can be picked up to eat and does not require a fork or spoon.  (cookies, brownies…)
  • The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

3.  Volunteers needed for week 2 of Band Camp and Trojan Night!

  • We would love to have you volunteer to work with our awesome kids!  There are opportunities to volunteer during week 2 of band camp and Trojan Night.
  • After clicking on the following link, each day in the calendar for week one and Trojan night has a yellow looking hand with colored fingers, click the hand and it will take you to the volunteer list.
  • Sign-up Here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms=carrgahsb

4.  Band Camp shirts

  • If you or your student ordered and paid for the optional band camp shirt, they will be available for pick up tomorrow, Thursday, July 20th, immediately following practice at 3pm.

5.  All students who are in band but have NOT had health class yet, please sign up for Mr. Carr’s google classroom: mmi6hj

Here’s you band camp check list:

  Pay for OPTIONAL week 2 meals

  Sign up for Trojan Night

  Sign up to VOLUNTEER!!!

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