CHS Trojan Band

Much to Celebrate

Large Group Performance Evaluation Recap:

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the performing arts center to support our students! In addition to many supportive friends and parents, it was great to see Mr. McClendon and Mr. Hall in the audience for some of our performances! We are so fortunate that they continue to live in our community and serve as a supportive resource to our staff and students. Also, it was special to look out in the audience and see our administrators in attendance! Amidst their complex schedule of supporting all of our programs at Carrollton City Schools, Mr. David Brook and Dr. Mark Albertus found time to support our band students. The reward is in sharing our music with you! Thank you to all who were in attendance to support our students and allowed us to share our music!

What amazing performances by all three of our ensembles! Concert Band continues to show incredible growth and were led by our student teacher to excellent ratings on stage. They received a 1, 2, 2 on stage and a 1 in sight-reading! It was an exciting performance.

Mr. Bright led our Symphonic Band to receive a 1, 1, 1 on stage and a 1 in sight-reading! This was the Symphonic Band’s most challenging program at LGPE to date and was a memorable performance.

Our Wind Ensemble led by Mr. Carr also received a 1, 1, 1 on stage and a 1 in sight-reading! Additionally, this was the first time that the ensemble received a perfect 45/45 A’s in all captions. The students’ attention to detail continues to improve daily. We all look forward to starting new music on Monday.

I am so glad that we provide three ensembles to allow more of our students an opportunity to practice leadership! What remarkable performances! Many colleagues commended us on our student’s performance! So proud to be a Trojan!

Congratulations CHS Winter Guard

Our Winter Guard competed Saturday at Flowery Branch Invitational. They placed 1st with a score of 79.97 in the Scholastic A Class. These girls are having a fantastic season and we are so proud of them!

They are selling Raffle Tickets for a 50 inch Smart TV in preparation for their trip to SAPA Championships in Chattanooga, TN. Tickets are $10 each and the winner will be drawn on April 7th at the SAPA Championships! See any of our amazing, talented Winter Guard members for your tickets!!

Please welcome our new Carrollton Middle School Band Director: Mr. Leland Alexander

Photo of Mr. Alexander at Walt Disney World with the Carrollton Band in 2015.

Mr. Leland Alexander returns to Carrollton as the Carrollton Middle School Band Director. After graduating from the University of West Georgia, Leland served as the Assistant Band Director at Eagles Landing Christian Academy for one year and then took a job in Commerce, Georgia as the Band Director at Commerce High School. While at Commerce, Mr. Alexander increased participation in the band and achieved many accolades with his students. We are very excited about Mr. Alexander returning to our team full time as we prepare for next season and years to come!!!

Trip Reminders!

I hope that those of you going on this amazing trip have begun paying for it! Don’t let the deadlines sneak up on you! Super Holiday Tours has 4 deadlines for payments, and one is quickly approaching! March 23rd due date to have $459 paid on each account! Remember, you have already paid $50 as a deposit, so you will need to have paid an additional $419 by March 23rd. Super Holiday Tours will be handling delinquent accounts this time.

ALL travelers need to register on the Super Holiday Tours Website at and going to Online Trip Registration. Our trip code is: CHS30117-18B. Please complete that registration ASAP! All the accounting for the trip is being done by them so they need you to register so they can apply the funds you have paid to your account.

Trojan Band Barbecue

It is almost Spring, and that means, time for the annual Trojan Band Barbecue! This is one of my favorite events!

  • May 3, 2018
  • Visitors’ Concession Stand of Grisham Stadium
  • Students are required to sell 30 tickets to this event. If students do not sell tickets, a donation of $150 is expected. Selling tickets is easier than you think! Sell tickets at your work, to your family, neighbors, teachers, and local businesses. Our community knows about this and is just waiting for your to ASK.
  • Tickets will be available soon!
  • Make plans to volunteer at this awesome fundraiser!

Dates To Remember!

  • March 23 – Hollywood Trip Payment Due
  • March 27 – Band Auditions
  • March 27 – Band Barbecue Planning Meeting
  • April 19 – General Band Booster Spring Meeting
  • April 26 – Orientation for 8th grade band parents
  • May 1 – Band Banquet and Awards (This event is for Band students and their parents)
  • May 3 – Band Barbecue
  • May 8 – Spring 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


Hollywood Trip Payment Reminder

Reminder!  If you plan to pay for the Hollywood trip monthly, tomorrow, February 23rd, is the first payment due date. Monthly payments are $188 per student and $203 per adult chaperone (for a double occupancy room).

Payments may be made in cash or check payable to CHS band boosters and placed in the Band Booster box in the band room. Payments may also be made by credit card to Super Holiday Tours at  Please see last Saturday’s post: Hooray for Hollywood – Trip Updates for details on how to sign up on the Super Holiday Tours website.

Thank you and have a great evening!

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

Hooray for Hollywood – Trip Updates

Greeting Everyone!  Please review the following information carefully!  It is important that ALL travelers stay current on updates and payments for the trip to Hollywood.

  1.  Please review the attached document from Super Holiday Tours.  It includes payment deadlines and trip details.

 Quick Summary

  1. Your Per Person Package Prices
    • STUDENT OCCUPANCY: $1,740.00 (students)
    • DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1,870.00​ (adults)
    • SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $2,240.00 ​(adults)
  1.  Super Holiday Tours Payment Deadlines & Suggested Monthly Payment Schedule:
    1. Payment Schedule
      • Original $50 per person deposit, most travelers have already paid, DUE BY February 23, 2018 to confirm group reservations. ​(non refundable)
      • $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY March 23, 2018
      • $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY May 23, 2018
      • $419.00 per person deposit DUE BY August 23, 2018
      • $433.00 Balance for students and whatever is left for adults (will vary based on single or double occupancy) ​DUE BY October 23, 2018
    2. If you would like to pay monthly, which for many is easier to manage your payment schedule should be:
      1. February per person $188 + original $50 deposit ($238 total for Feb.)
      2. March per person $188
      3. April per person $188
      4. May per person $188
      5. June per person $188
      6. July per person $188
      7. August per person $188
      8. September per person $188
      9. October per person $186
  1.  Payments may be made with cash or check to Carrollton High School Band Boosters and placed in the safe in Mr. Bright’s office or the Band Booster Box.  ALL envelopes should be labeled with:
    • Student’s name
    • Adult’s name (those traveling with us)
    • Amount enclosed
  2.  Payments may also be made by credit card directly with the travel company.  Please see the attached link for instructions for using the Super Holiday Tours website.  The $50 deposits that have been made for all registered travelers have been sent and will be added to the website over the next few days.
  1.  Please do not get behind on payments!  We want everyone that has signed up for the trip to be able to go!!  Please remember you can be mailing out Make Me A Whole Person forms to friends and family!  Donations can be made online or by cash/check. All donations go to the student designated on the form!

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

Looking At Next Week

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

I hope that you remembered to pay your trip deposit for Hollywood!  If you have not paid for you or your student, please contact Meredith Harris at or 678-850-8317. We have over 120 students committed plus chaperones!  It will be an amazing opportunity for our band program!

Don’t forget to mail out your Make Me a Whole Person forms out to friends and family that may be willing to donate to your student’s trip!

Please note: we are no longer accepting deposits through Revtrak, but we will be accepting donations for Make Me a Whole Person through Revtrak until November, cash and checks are also options.

This week’s schedule

  • Monday: Symphonic Band rehearsal 3:30PM – 5:00PM
    • Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Thursday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4:00PM – 9:00PM
    • Georgia State University Wind Ensemble 7:00 pm, Mabry Arts Center

GSU in Concert THIS WEEK! Thursday, February 8th!

Georgia State University Wind Ensemble is performing a special performance for our community at 7:00PM in the Mabry Arts Center.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Attendance is required for all Carrollton High School band students.  GSU is preparing for the College Band Directors National Association Conference, so this will be an inspiring performance for our students!  Don’t miss it!

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


Reminders for the Week

Good morning! A couple of reminders for the week:

  • Congratulations to our Winter Guard for finishing 1st in their class at Saturday’s competition at Etowah High School! The girls compete again this Saturday at Kennesaw Mountain HS.
  • Hollywood Trip deposits are due THIS Friday!!  A $50 non-refundable deposit is due for EACH person planning to go on the trip. So, $50 for your student and $50 for each chaperone or family member in your family that will be joining us on the trip. The trip is November 23-27, 2018. Cash or checks (made payable to CHS band boosters) can be turned in to the band room. Credit card deposit payments can be made at:
  • Wind Ensemble rehearsal, Tuesday, 3:30-6 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Meredith Harris at 678-850-8317 or

Have a great week!!