Carrollton Trojan Band

The Week Ahead for the Trojan Band

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend!  A few reminders for the upcoming week. (Please note we will have an early dismissal time for Monday’s practice = 6:00 pm)

This week’s Schedule

  • Monday – eclipse dismissal – 6:00 pm (with the delayed release due to the solar eclipse, we are asking students to come to practice quickly, as soon as they are dismissed from school)
  • Tuesday – 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday – No Football Game – Open week

Trojan Band Shoppe

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

  • Have you sold any candles for the Yankee Candle Fundraiser?  Has your student brought home their packet?  Deadline for paper order is August 31!

Have a great week and enjoy the eclipse!

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:

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:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at:

CHS Band Staff & Boosters

Exciting Announcements!

A huge THANK YOU to so many who came by last evening to learn about our Yankee candle fundraiser!

We are excited to offer a new fundraiser this year, with lots of  items that are popular and affordable, with over 80 items $15 and under, and delivery just in time for holiday gift giving!

The money machine was so much fun, and we are excited to offer the top ten sellers an opportunity to step inside and grab some cash on delivery day!

  • In case you missed it, here are the highlights:
    • The catalog portion of our fundraiser kicked off last evening, and extends till August 31, 2017.  Look for packet turn-in announcements later.
    • There are 2 ways to sell: catalog sales, and online sales (the best part!)
    • Online sales will run through December 31, 2017, on-line orders ship directly to the purchaser, while 40% of all sales profit will benefit the CHS Trojan Band!  This is an awesome way to allow all those out of town friends and family members to support your student!
    • Packets include a colorful 35 page catalog that includes the scents of many of the candles offered!
    • Yankee Candle Fundraising offers a great mobile app to spread the word to family and friends about your fundraising efforts! Details are included in student packets.
    • All students present should have picked up their fundraising packets last evening. Any students who were unable to attend, please see Ms. Dothard in the band room to receive yours.
    • To allow for purchasers to have a receipt and contact information, allow purchasers to take a picture of the order form with their order information, your name, and the band office phone number for contact.
    • Order forms are stickered with student’s names, but please, be sure to fill in the top portion of the order form for your records.  This is a carbon copy order form, your name must appear on all copies at packet drop off.
    • Log into to create a seller account.
    • CHS Trojan Band Group Code: 999968266
  • Our top ten sellers, which includes catalog, and online sales, on the date of delivery,  will get the opportunity to step inside the money machine for a designated time to grab cash and prizes!

Delivery at the band room is expected 2-4 weeks after the catalog portion of our sale ends. Every effort will be made to provide convenient opportunities for pickup of orders!  


Introducing the all new Trojan Band Shoppe        

The 2017 marching show will not be the only thing lifting off this marching season! The CHS Band Boosters are proud to present the newly created Trojan Band Shoppe!  Please stop by and visit our new display in the lobby of the Don Hall Band Room to see all of the neat new items now available to CHS Band students, staff, and their supporters!

Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Choose your item
  • Choose your color and size
  • Choose your embroidery option… Done!
  • Easy online ordering at the Booster Web Store:
  • Order forms also available in the band room at the Trojan Band Shoppe display case.
  • If paying by check, please make checks payable to: CHS Band Boosters, and drop off completed order forms with payment in a sealed, clearly marked envelope in the BAND BOOSTER BOX.
  • Payment must accompany all orders to be accepted.
  • All orders will be delivered to the Don Hall Band Room upon fulfillment.
  • Purchasers will be notified when orders are ready for pick up! Order fulfillment approximately one week.

Specialty items and T-shirt pre-orders can also be found in the Trojan Band Shoppe. Band Booster t-shirts are currently on sale,  now till August 24, 2017 with expected delivery by September 1, 2017. Get yours today!  All pre-order t-shirt forms will also be available in the band room.

Coming Soon!  Pre-order for the CHS Trojan Band 2017 Show Shirt “12 Seconds to the Moon.”  Look for announcements early next week!

Convenient, EASY and a great way to show your BAND SPIRIT and support our awesome program at the same time!

Have an idea?  Something you would like to see offered in the shoppe?  Don’t see it?  ASK!!!  We would love your suggestions!

Questions? Contact us at

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:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at:

CHS Band Staff & Boosters


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:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at:

CHS Band Staff & Boosters