Trojan band spirit wear

A Few Reminders For This Week

wpid-wp-1435990104510Good morning!

I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend and looking forward to helping our community celebrate the 4th of July with our first public performance of the year, the Carrollton People’s Parade on July 4, 2019!  If you haven’t been intentional about drinking water, please start doing that now.  We need you hydrated to perform your best.

How to access Charms:

You can always access this information by visiting our quick link:

Charms will allow you volunteer for events as well as allow your student to reaccess the music for this week’s parade “American Pride,” if they have misplaced their copy or need a new one for any reason.

What is Charms?

Charms is a Student Management System that the Carrollton High School Band Staff utilizes to maintain information about the band and its students. This robust system allows the band staff to easily track things like instrument and uniform assignments, submission of required forms and much more. For parents and students is allows you to update contact information, access secured practice materials, review trip accounts and again, so much more.

We encourage you to spend some time and explore and get familiar with this valuable resource.

There are several ways for you to access the Charms system:

  1. Log in directly by clicking on the “Charms Login” sub-link found under the “Charms” area of our website menu/navigation bar or click here: CHS Trojan Band Charms Login
  2. Log on via the website and hovering over  the “ENTER/LOGIN” link at the upper right and click  the “PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBERS” option
    • On the next screen enter the School Code: CHSTrojanBand and then click on the “Enter Charms” button.
    • This will bring up the main parent page, which will allow you to look at a copy of our calendar for your, email the staff, handouts and other files.
    • If you enter your child’s School ID Number (same as lunch account number etc.) in the Student Area Password area, another more detailed screen will open with even more options to view your student’s uniform assignments, music assignments, trip records, forms, inventory, etc.. Once you have first entered this ID number, you may create your own, unique password by clicking on the “keyhole” (Change Password). From this area, you can also make changes to your child’s student information page (such as updating phone numbers and email addresses if they change.

If you have any issues or questions about the Charms system, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Carr at

Week at a Glance:

  • Wednesday: parade practice: 8am – 11:00am band room.  We will go outside so please be prepared to be in the heat with sunglasses, hats, water bottles, etc.
  • Thursday:  – parade
    • 8:15 am – load instruments at the band room
    • 9 am – meet at Bank of the Ozarks (We do not take a bus)
    • 10 am – parade begins
    • Around 11:00am Pick up students following the parade in the Robinson Salvage (Old Kmart) parking lot.  It’s best to go ahead and park here after dropping off your child for the parade and meet us as we finish.

The Details:

Wednesday there will be a parade practice from 8-11am at the band room for all members.  As Mr. Carr always says, “On time is late and early is on time.”  Students will want to arrive at the band room with enough time to get their instrument out and be ready to begin practice promptly at 8am. Please make sure your student has some water!  It will be hot and muggy!  Something like the 1/2 gallon cooler pictured is good.  Don’t forget to label it with their name.

Thursday, July 4th, large instruments (drums, sousaphones, etc) will be loaded from the band room into the trailer at 8:15 AM.  Students needing to load their instruments need to be at the band room Thursday at 8:15 AM.  Once they have loaded their instrument then they will need to be dropped off at the Bank of the Ozarks (formerly Community Southern Bank)  just off the square at 201 Maple Street at 9 AM for parade staging.  Students who do not need to load their instrument can report directly to the staging area.  The parade is set to step off at 10 AM.  We are #21 in the parade, so our best estimate is that we will be finished around 11:00AM.  Students will need to be picked up at Robinson Salvage (the old Kmart) after the parade.


Students will be provided t-shirts to wear for the parade (handed out at the end of practice on Wednesday) and they should also wear their black band shorts.  *(Updated originally posted mistakenly) New band students will receive their shorts at rehearsal on Wednesday, returning students should use the ones given to them previously, or purchase a new pair for $15.00.  Students are permitted to wear sunglasses for this parade.  Sunglasses need to not detract from the decorum of the band.  4th of July themed or Trojan colors are acceptable but need to represent classic sunglasses and not something to draw attention.  Additionally, please wear sunscreen for the parade.  It will be hot and we will be in the sun as the parade route is not shaded.

Parade Volunteers:

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We need volunteers to man water stations.  Basically, your job would be to exchange water bottles with the staff as the band marches past you on Thursday morning.  The staff walks through the band and provides students with quick squirts of water to help them maintain their energy throughout the parade.  To volunteer visit the CHARMS CALENDAR and click on the colorful “hand” icon.  


The locations for water stations are listed on the volunteer page. Thank you in advance to participating in making our band the best it can be!

While you’re at it, we need volunteers on July 13 from 8:00am-11am.  We will have a booster workday to spend some time on the garage, booster storage room, and booster building to get everything ready for the upcoming season.

Band Camp is quickly approaching.  Have you been drinking water? If not, start now, you will thank me later.

  • July 15 – 19 from 8 am – 3 pm
  • July 22 – 26 from 8 am – 9 pm

If you have any questions, please make sure to contact Mr. Carr at:, or the Band Boosters at:

CHS Band Staff & Boosters

Trojan Band Shoppe – Announcing New Items

The CHS Trojan Band Boosters are excited to introduce several new items that have been added to the Trojan Band Shoppe department of the Band Booster web store!

Two new styles of hoodie and crewneck sweatshirts are now available for embroidery. Color options available for both crewneck and hoodies will include Black, Charcoal gray, and Ash gray. Adult small to 5XL sizing is available with your choice of one of four left chest embroidery options OR an ALL NEW full front design!!

Any time, any day!

New full front design: color Ash gray sweatshirt

We are also very pleased to introduce a newly designed color guard embroidery option now available in the online store!

See them all here:

Introducing embroidery option number 4! We hope you like it!

As always, THANK YOU for your continued support of the Trojan Band Shoppe as we strive to raise funds to support our band students and display our support of this great program!

Direct your Trojan Band Shoppe related questions to:

Happy Thanksgiving and Weekly Updates

I hope that you all have a fantastic break and Happy Thanksgiving!  As you know, the mighty Trojans won their game Friday night and will now be playing in the quarterfinals against Warner Robins High School. Go Trojans!!

Schedule for Friday

  • 1:00 PM Report to CHS and load instrument
  • 1:20 PM In Uniform
  • 1:30 PM Depart for Warner Robins
  • 4:30 PM Stop at Houston County Galleria Mall for Dinner (bring about $10.00 for dinner)
  • 6:00 PM Depart for WRHS
  • 6:30 PM Arrive at WRHS
  • 7:30 PM Kick-off
  • 10:30 PM Depart back for CHS
  • 1:30 AM Arrive back at CHS

Volunteer Link


Quick reminder that the Carrollton Christmas Parade is approaching on 11/30/2017.  Students will wear their marching uniforms and a standard classic red Santa Hat.  Please start looking for one now to purchase.  Customized or trendy hats are not allowed, please find a standard one. Thank you!

Audition Results

We hosted our auditions last Tuesday and I am very pleased with our students progress!  Our students continue to raise the bar with what is possible.  Twenty-three students accumulated more than 150.  The Etude and Sight-reading were worth 50 each, so that means that these students accumulated more than 50 points in scales alone!  This is quite an accomplishment.  It is when the students are pushing themselves individually, that our band makes the biggest progress.  So proud of the effort by all of our students.  The link to the results is posted below:

Trojan Band Shoppe

What’s new in the Trojan Band Shoppe! All new hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts, including a new option for our COLOR GUARD, and additional youth sizing options added  for our Trojan Band hoodie and crew!

This is a limited time pre-order, now in progress, and will last till Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at midnight, in time for delivery prior to Christmas break.

Trojan Band sweatshirt options are currently available on the web store, and color guard sweatshirt options will be available tomorrow November 20, 2017 through December 5, 2017.

As always, you can order online here:

Order forms will be available at the Don Hall Band Room display after Thanksgiving Break, 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:

We hope you have a wonderfully peaceful, stress free holiday enjoyed with family, friends and lots of delicious food!

Happy Thanksgiving Trojan Band family!

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

A Great Band’s Work is Never Done!

Word’s from Mr. Carr

Wow! I hope that everyone has had a great weekend, but what a terrific night on Friday Night! It is always amazing to see everyone come together to make sure our kids are successful.  Volunteers providing selfless service to feed our kids, make them look awesome in uniforms, load equipment, haul equipment, hand out and take up plumes, chaperone, double check that the stands and buses are clean, and provide physical and emotional support for everyone involved with the Trojan Band!  Thank you for spoiling our staff and students with all that you help make happen.  And our students absolutely shined!  Because of where I was standing, I thought that we had a few blemishes that were unexpected, but then I saw a video of the performance and was blown away by our Trojans’ performance!  So proud of our students.  Then after an amazing halftime, the kids worked extra hard to help our team focus on the game, hyping them to a nail biting finish!  It was an exciting night and I look forward to another one this Friday as we take on Woodland High School!

This week’s schedule:

  • Monday – FULL BAND – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday – FULL BAND – 3:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – FULL BAND – 6 – 9 pm
    • Thursday – Prop building – 6-8 pm (this will be a carpentry focus)
  • Friday – Home game vs. Woodland
    • 5:30 pm – Report time
      • Report to practice field
      • Wear show shirt and band shorts
    • 6:00 pm – Get in uniforms
    • 6:25 pm – Report to band room in uniform for a quick stand tunes rehearsal
    • 6:35 pm – Depart band room for CHS Amp
    • 6:45 pm – Performance in the CHAMP (CHS Amp)
    • 7:00 pm – March to Pre-Game
    • 7:30 pm – Kick off


Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer this Friday!

We would love anyone signing up for field show help, to come to Thursday night’s practice at 8 to practice getting the props on and off the field!


We will plan to tailgate Friday before the game.  More information to follow this week.

Other Important News

District Honor Band

This Friday (9/22/17) – Last day to sign-up for District Honor Band

District Honor Band is a competitive opportunity for our students to excel individually.  The students practice scales, etudes, and sight-reading for an audition on December 9 at East Paulding High School.  The audition decides chair placements for the District Honor Band and is the qualifying round for the All-State auditions in January.  District Honor Band auditions cost $10 and All-State Auditions are $25 (to be considered for the second round of auditions and District Honor Band the total is $35).  Please sign-up here: and turn in money to Ms. Dothard by Friday to sign-up for auditions.  Students are often skeptical if they are ready to audition, but I highly recommend our students set this individual goal to give them a reason to practice and improve.  Even if they do not make the ensemble, by setting the goal and putting in extra practice they practicing goal setting and improving.  Additionally, being able to list District Honor Band and All-State as accomplishments increases marketability for scholarships when apply for colleges.

County Exhibition

Reminder: The county exhibition date has been changed! The date is now, September 26th!  The event will begin at 6:30 at Central High School. There is a $5 charge for parking and tickets for the event are $6 per person. The following is the schedule for that evening.

  • 6:30 PM ​Recognition of Principals, Booster Presidents and Board of Education Members / National Anthem
  • 6:45 PM ​Bowdon H. S.
  • 7:05 PM ​Mt. Zion H.S.
  • ​​7:25 PM ​Temple  H. S.
  • 7:50 PM ​Villa Rica H. S.
  • 8:20 PM​ Carrollton  H. S.
  • 8:50 PM​ Central-Carroll H.S.
  • ​9:15 PM​ Univ. of West Georgia

Booster Meeting

We will have a general Booster member meeting on September 28th at 6:30 pm in the band room. This is an important meeting. We will be learning about the Legacy of Champions, Dr. Albertus will be speaking to us, and we will learn about the All-in-One fundraiser. We hope to see you all there!

Trojan Band Shoppe

2 Days left to order a Ground Control Shirt!

We are offering a complement design to the 2017 show shirt, but for a very limited time. This is a black tee option offered at a great price of just $10, great for a field help option.  Orders are accepted till midnight Tuesday September 19th only!  Pick up your order form at the band room display, or order online at:

Regular Shoppe hours this week: Thursday September 21 from 5-6:00p and 7:30-8:30p and Friday, September 22 (game day) from 5:30-6:30p.

If you have not picked up your show shirt/booster shirt order, please stop by during regular hours to pick up or email: to make other arrangements.  We do have a limited supply of show shirts and band booster shirts still available for purchase if you forgot to purchase!

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 & Boosters


Winter 2017 Spirit Wear Order Opportunity

bandsweatshirtdesignblackThe Band Boosters would like to announce a Winter 2017 spirit wear order opportunity. This order opportunity will feature the winning design from one of our band students, Aquay Backus and the “I’m With the Band” design. The items available during this order are: a hoodie, a sweatshirt, and a T-shirt. You can download the current order form from this link: CHS Trojan Band spirit item order form or pick one up from Mrs. Dothard at the CHS Band Room. Items may also be ordered from the Booster web store.

So that we can hopefully get these items back before the New York Trip we are asking that all order forms and payments be turned in by next Friday, March 10th, 2017. No orders will be accepted without payments and no extras of the hoodies or sweatshirts will be ordered at this time. Please make checks payable to Trojan Band Boosters. Orders forms and payments should be dropped off at the band room in an sealed, clearly marked envelope and deposited in the Band Booster box located on the wall behind Ms. Dothard’s desk. Make sure to include your completed order form and payment. Please address any questions to:

To see examples of the spirit items available for this order, please download the order form or visit the web store.