Gold Standard

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: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=carrgahsb&v=3504118


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: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

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 YankeeCandleFundraising.com 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!  


3-2-1…Blastoff!

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: https://chstrojanband.revtrak.net/
  • 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 Trojanbandshoppe1@gmail.com

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: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Boosters

The End is Near!

Whew!!  It has been a hot, long, exciting, fun week and the staff and kids have worked hard!!!  

Tomorrow, Friday, July 28th is our Trojan Night!  We will have a cookout at the cafeteria at the high school at 6:00 PM followed by skits, a band performance, and a candle lighting ceremony!  We look forward to seeing you all!  There will be information available for volunteering, Legacy of Champions, spirit wear, and booster membership. Please join us and bring a dessert to share!  (Please bring a dessert that does NOT require a plate or utensil; i.e. Brownies, cookies, cupcakes)

Students need to wear their show shirt and black band shorts Friday night.

Sunday, July 30 – The band will perform at the grand opening of the new Carrollton High School.  Report time is 1:30PM in the Band Room.  Students will wear their black band shorts and show shirts for the performance, which begins at 2:00PM.  The performance will take place outside of the new building in the amphitheater.  We will be done by 3:00PM.  Students and parents are invited to tour the new building until 4:00PM.


Next week’s rehearsal schedule is:

Monday 3:45 – 6:15

Tuesday 3:45 – 6:15

Thursday 3:45 – 6:15

One Week Down, One To Go!

You survived the first week of band camp!!! The first week of band camp was a huge success!  We are extremely proud of your attitudes and work ethic!  Our upper classmen did a fantastic job welcoming our rookies and we are off to a great start to our season.  Next week we continue to get to know one another, push further in our drill, and prepare for our first performance.  Please tell your family and friends to plan to join us for our annual Trojan Night on Friday at 6:00PM.

Now for Week 2:

  1. Week 2 of Camp – 8 am – 9 pm
    • Please drink plenty of water.
    • Wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses!!!
  2. Lunch
    • If your student ordered meals, they will receive an armband to help us get them through the line faster!
    • Students will ride buses to Tabernacle Baptist Church at 11:30 am for lunch each day.
  3. Dinner
    • We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our local churches. Four churches have committed to providing dinner to our band students & staff and Tabernacle Baptist is allowing us to use their kitchen and fellowship hall!
    • Buses will transport students and staff to Tabernacle Baptist Church at 4:30 pm for dinner.
      • Monday- Great Savior Church will be providing Big Chic fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, and green beans!
      • Tuesday- Midway West will be serving Mexican food!
      • Wednesday- First Baptist Church will be preparing and serving teriyaki chicken, rice, green beans, and pineapple!
      • Thursday- Southern Hills Christian Church will be serving Parmesan chicken, bow tie pasta with Alfredo, Caesar salad, and garlic bread!
      • Friday- Trojan Night– hamburgers, chips and dessert provided by the Band Boosters!
  4. We still need volunteers for Trojan night and to assist with meals and camp this week.  If possible, bring a dessert to share (cookies, brownies, cupcakes… nothing needing a utensil, please!)
    • After clicking on the following link, each day in the calendar for week two and Trojan night has a yellow-looking hand with colored fingers, click the hand and it will take you to the volunteer list.

Monday, July 24, 20172017-18 Season Band Fees Due – Final Installment Due – see handbook for amounts: https://chstrojanband.com/forms/ All band fees should be turned in to Mrs. Dothard, the high school band secretary, and she will write you a receipt. The school accepts cash or money orders, the school no longer accepts checks.  Please drop payments off at the band room instead of mailing them so that we can provide you with a receipt. Or to save you a trip you can pay your band fees online through the following school website: https://carrolltonhs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=33. *Note: A $25 late fee will be added to all past due amounts.

Sunday, July 30 – The band will perform at the grand opening of the new Carrollton High School.  Report time is 1:30PM in the Band Room.  Students will wear their black band shorts and show shirts for the performance, which begins at 2:00PM.  The performance will take place outside of the new building in the amphitheater.  We will be done by 3:00PM.  Students and parents are invited to tour the new building until 4:00PM.

A special congratulations to Ms. Menendez!  It is with great pride and excitement that we welcome Ms. Menendez as the new Carrollton Junior High School Band Director.  Her passion for teaching and exceptional relationship with the students will undoubtedly help our band program continue to rise to new heights.  It is exciting to see her continue to progress in her teaching journey.  She is the perfect candidate to continue carrying the torch that Mr. Huls carried for so long.  It is going to be the best year yet!  Go Trojans!

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at: christopher.carr@carrolltoncityschools.net, the Band Office at 770-834-0550, or the Band Boosters at: chstrojanbands@gmail.com.

CHS Band Staff & Boosters