CHS Color Guard

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

2015-2016 Trojan Color Guard Announced

congrats copyAfter a very successful week of color guard tryouts, Mrs. Krystal Cookie Shepherd is please to announced the 2015-2016 Trojan Color Guard. Please join us in congratulating the following students:

  1. Lydia Sevy
  2. Katie Castro
  3. Lauren Smith
  4. Rashundra Rowe
  5. Madison Reed
  6. Amber Zheng
  7. Hailey Weaver
  8. Kali Svegl
  9. Andrea Olmos
  10. Starr Allen
  11. Katy Federer
  12. Sophia Paelilla
  13. Asha Berry
  14. Akaisha Cook
  15. Davasha McKinney
  16. Evelyn Forbes
  17. Anna Weaver
  18. Gabby Mansour
  19. Ashley Thomasson
  20. Hannah Schafer
  21. Anaya Bailey
  22. Anhiya Dukes
  23. Layna Robinson
  24. Yoselin Gomez
  25. Saralyn Wiggins
  26. Ky Woods
  27. Dani Grooms
  28. Heather Schaffer
  29. Makayle Landnim
  30. Sydney Birchix
  31. Zykia Session

To all of the 2015-2016 color guard members, please note that there is a mandatory parent meeting Tuesday April 28th at 6pm in the band room. If you have any questions, please contact the band room at 770-8348-0550.


2014 CHS Marching Band Fee Information

BandFeesInformation about this year’s marching band fees is now available. These fees are crucial for the CHS Band Program to continue to function at the high level everyone has come to expect. Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Fees pay for halftime show music, drill, band camp staff, other staff throughout the season, and many extras such as when we feed the band before Friday night away games and Saturday competitions. While Color Guard Fees also provide for these items they also cover their uniform, shoes, wind-suit, and numerous other items.

2014 Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Fees are:

  • $225 Marching Band Fees ($50 off for multiple member families)
  • $50 School-owned instrument (per year)
  • $30 School-owned instrument (semester)
  • $25 Cloth garment bag from Ozier Apparel (check made out to Ozier Apparel)
  • $38 Shoes from DeMoulin (check made out to Jeff Therber)
  • $10 T-shirts
  • $3 Black Gloves

2014 Color Guard Fees are:

  • $450 Guard fees ($50 off for multiple member families)
  • $34 Duffle bag from Ozier Products
  • $30 Flag Bag from DeMoulin

The marching band fees can be paid as soon as you would like to pay them. Band fees can be paid directly to Mrs. Dothard, the High School Band Secretary, at the CHS Band Room by cash or check (make checks payable to Carrollton High School Band). During the summer months, please call the band office at 770-834-0550 to verify that someone will be there to accept your payment. New this year… you can pay the base fees via the school’s online payment system which is located on the high school’s homepage, in the upper right corner.  Once you click on the “Online Payments” button it will take you to a new screen where you will see a “Band Fees” icon. Simply click on the Band Fees icon and follow the directions. IMPORTANT NOTE: Only marching band fees can be paid via this particular online system. PLEASE do not attempt to pay your Disney Trip payments through the school’s online system. A separate system is being set up to accept online Disney Trip payments.

If you choose to pay the fees in installments, here is the prescribed payment schedule:

Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion

  • 1st installment due – $75.00 by Friday, May 23 (last day of school)
  • 2nd installment due – $75.00 by Monday, June 23
  • Final installment due – $75.00 by Monday, July 28 (1st day of band camp)

Color Guard

  • 1st installment due – $133.00 by Friday, May 23 (last day of school)
  • 2nd installment due – $133.00 by Monday, June 23
  • Final installment due – $134.00 by Monday, July 28 (1st day of band camp)

While the band strives for all band students to pay their band fees by the end of band camp, we understand that there maybe be many students that will be unable to do this. The CHS Band program wants to work with students and parents to give them an opportunity to make monthly or even weekly payments if they need to do so. To establish an extended payment aggreement, you will need to complete the Carrollton High School Trojan Marching Band Payment Agreement Form. This form is also available in the back of the 2014-2015 CHS Band Handbook.

If you have questions or concerns regarding band fees please feel free to contact the band office @ 770-834-0550.

– Michael Post