CHS Color Guard

The Countdown Has Begun!

The year will be over in just a few short weeks, but these last few weeks are packed! We have: A General Booster Meeting, and 8th Grade Parent Orientation Meeting, the annual Band BBQ, Band Dinner & Awards Night, Band Prom, a Spring Concert, and a Coke fundraiser! WOW!!

Band BBQ – May 3, 2018

Band BBQ packets were distributed to students on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 10th & 11th. Have you seen them? If you have not, please ask your student. 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, delivery details, and contact information for the day of delivery!

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 Night – 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 ( We will be able to take credit cards by Wednesday of this week. Sorry for the delay. Payments will need to be made by April 27th to reserve your meal! We also have a dessert sign up at:

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 Night 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

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


Time Is Almost Up!


LIMITED TIME PRE-ORDER  till Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at midnight

Just in time for delivery prior to Christmas break.

New hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts, including a new design for both our COLOR GUARD and Trojan Band with additional YOUTH sizing options added for our Trojan Band hoodie and crew!

As always, you can order online here:

There are also lots of embroidered  items to choose from as well in the online store, and there’s still time to order in time for delivery prior to Christmas break

All order forms are now available at the Don Hall Band Room display, as well as the Carrollton Middle School concert Monday, December 4, 2017, and the Carrollton Junior High School concert Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  The Trojan Band Shoppe will be in the lobby of the Mabry Performing Arts Center for both events.

Have questions? Contact us here:

This Thursday is Flag Day!?

flag-question-markWhile the rest of the United States celebrated the official holiday of Flag Day this past June, the CHS Trojan Band will be having an important Flag Work Day this coming Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 6:00pm, upstairs in the band room to continue working on this year’s awesome color guard flags. And before a majority tunes us out because we mentioned color guard and flags, this work day is open to all band parents and supporters. Mr. Carr has issued a sincere plea for everyone to get involved so we can knock this project out and support our color guard in full force.

You do not have to know how to sew to participate. We just need willing people to lend a hand with various tasks like folding, holding,  tracing, cutting, etc. So make plans to join us and lets pack the place and make some flags!

CHS Band Staff & Boosters


Reminder: 2nd Installment of Band & Color Guard Fees Due

June22The second installment of band & color guard fees are due Monday (June 22, 2015). Band & color guard fees are paid directly to Carrollton High School and during the summer can be paid in person at the CHS Vocational Office via cash or money order. Carrollton High School no longer accepts personal checks.

For your convenience, CHS offers a secure online payment option, which is accessible by clicking this link:

More information about fees can also be found on our Fees/Dues page.

For questions, please contact the band office at: 770-834-0550 or email: Mr. Christopher Carr, Band Director  or Mrs. Barbara Dothard, Band Secretary


Color Guard Update – Welcome Mr. John Gray

At the end of the recent school year Mrs. Greene, our color guard instructor, approached me with some wonderful news.  Her husband Tim had received a band directing job!  The unfortunate part of the news was that the new position was in Texas.  When I asked her how she was going to handle the commute from Texas to Georgia on a daily basis to continue teaching our guard, she laughed and said that she wished that were possible.  As sad as I am that we have to say goodbye to Mrs. Greene, I am extremely happy for the blessings that God continues to provide for her and her family.  Congratulations to the Greene family on Tim’s new position at Cypress Ranch High School.  They are very blessed to have such a talented family join their community.

Mr. John GrayBack home, as we continue to prepare for the coming year, we too are blessed with the opportunity to announce a new staff member, Color Guard Instructor, Mr. John Gray. After having the opportunity to spend some time with Mr. Gray, receiving numerous high recommendations, and an opportunity to watch him teach our students, I am proud to welcome Mr. Gray to the Carrollton High School Band Program. Mr. Gray has actually taught color guard for the Trojans in the late ’80s and then returned with Mr. Don Hall for the 2007 school year.  He has also taught at many other high schools throughout his career, including the stellar programs at Lassiter High School and Northgate High School.  He has marched with the Spirit of Atlanta and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and just last year had the opportunity to perform with the Madison Scouts alumni corps in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.  Mr. Gray also directs and choreographs for the JSU Syndicate, which is an alumni guard for the Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Gray back to the Carrollton Trojan Band family!

Christopher Carr,
Carrollton High School Band Director