Defying Gravity

So What Else is Going on This Week

I know we are all excited about Saturday’s Legacy of Champions, but we do have other business to take care of this week as well, especially Homecoming! So with that in mind, here are the “Need-to-Know” items for this week.

  • Monday – Full Band Practices as usual – 3:15pm – 6:15pm
  • Tuesday – Full Band Practices as usual – 3:15pm – 6:15pm  •  Moe’s Band Spirit Night – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday Individual Senior Band & Color Guard Photos – Right after school. Senior band & color guard students need to be in full uniform/costume right after school to have their picture made. Guard does not have to wear their hair up for the pictures if they don’t want to. Should be done in about 20 minutes if everyone will hustle and get changes ASAP after school
  • Thursday – Full Band Practices as usual – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • FridayHomecoming! – see full-day itinerary below:
    • 7:45AM-8:45AM 1st Block
    • 8:50AM-9:50AM 2nd Block (All band students report for this block)
    • 10:00AM – Pep Rally (Blue Jeans and Show Shirt)
    • 10:55AM11:20AM Band student eat lunch
    • 11:45AM – Band should be in full uniform
    • 12:00PM – Band is walking together to the start of the parade
    • 12:30PM – Parade
    • students report to 4th period after the parade unless they turned in an early release form
    • 1:15PM3:00PM – Seniors and Section Leaders perform at Assisted Living Facilities
    • 6:15PM – Report in Full Uniform
    • 7:15PM – Pre-game
    • 9:30PM* – Post-game performances due to not performing during halftime (Fayette County to perform first then Carrollton)
    • 10:00pm* Student Pick-up
      • *(approx. times; watch Facebook, Twitter or text messages for updates)
    • 10:00pm – 11:30pm – After the Game Band Hangout/Fellowship at American Pie Pizzeria, CarrolltonOptional; money and transportation to restaurant needed.


To volunteer your time and talents at this week’s game, please sign-up now or visit our Volunteer page.

Other reminders:

  • All-In-One Sale ContinuesPlease keep selling until October 16th!!! This is one of our annual fundraisers that the Band Boosters do to provide funding for all of the supporting items that we provide for our students and band staff throughout the year. Strong participation from all parents, guardians and students in this fundraiser helps keep band fees as low as possible. Packets or extras forms can be picked up at the band room.
  • Legacy of Champions –  Our competition is this Saturday!!! Details can be found in our recent post: The Legacy Begins... or by visiting:

If you have any specific questions about any of these items, you can contact Mr. Carr at:, the Band Office at 770-834-0550 or the Band Boosters at:

CHS Band Staff  & Band Boosters


Order Your 2015 Show T-Shirts – One Week ONLY!

2015ShowShirtDue to overwhelming demand for the 2015 Defying Gravity show t-shirts, we have opened up one final order; for one week only! This will be your last chance to own one of these awesome shirts, so place your order before it’s too late and they are gone forever!

Orders will be taken until 9pm Thursday, Sept. 17th, 2015. Shirts are due to arrive by our next home game against Banneker, 9/25/15. Order forms are available in the band room, and online by clicking here or visiting the Forms area of our website. Orders should be dropped off at the band room in a sealed, clearly marked envelope and deposited in the Band Booster box located on the wall behind Ms. Dothard’s desk by 9pm Thursday, 9/17/15. Make sure to include your completed order form and full payment; make checks payable to Trojan Band Boosters.

Please address any questions to:

Thank you for your continued support of the CHS Trojan Band!


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


Everyone Deserves a Chance to Fly – Defying Gravity Prop Team


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As we come to the final note of a wonderful 2014-2015 season and close our eyes to the “Visions of Red”, we imagine a time to sit back and relax as we eagerly await the magic of the coming season, right??? WRONG!!!

With the announcement of the 2015-2016 show “Defying Gravity”, we are already off and running with the planning of an ambitious line-up of props that will make for an incredible halftime show. This coming year’s props are going to be something special and will require a full team of volunteers to design, create, and manage, from day one until the end of the season.

Initially we will need volunteers skilled/interested in construction, fabrication, welding, etc to be available over the summer months to meet, plan, design and construct the props. Then as band camp approaches we will need additional volunteers willing to learn the logistics associated with the props; transporting, loading, assembling, etc., who are also willing to commit to being at several practices, all games and all competitions throughout the marching season (July-December). This prop logistics team will be an integral part to the overall success of the show and requires unprecedented coordination and teamwork, so your faithfulness each week will be just as important as the students. In short, you will be considered an honorary, behind-the-scenes Trojan Band Member.

What are the qualifications to volunteer? The most important one is the desire to create a center piece for the most memorable Trojan Band halftime show ever. Beyond that you must be able to work with others and enjoy the fellowship of great people each week. We will need skill-sets from A-Z and all those in between who can volunteer for whatever needs to be done. In the end… If you are willing to help, we can use you! And remember, Band Booster Membership is now open to all alumni and parents/guardians of alumni as well, so if you’re eager to rejoin this awesome organization, we’d love to have you.

So, if you are interested in helping us bring these amazing props to life, please sign-up below or here so we can schedule a meeting early this summer. Once we show you what the imagination team has come up with to build, you will understand why we want to start so early 🙂  After all, it takes a lot of work to make people defy gravity!


Defying Gravity Prop Teams Sign-Up