A Few More Reminders… No Really, Please Read

This message is for our rising 9th graders from our CHS Band Website: chstrojanband.com (If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to follow our high school website and social media channels.)

A few more reminders:

We had some problems with the links and they have been corrected, sorry for any confusion! The Trojan Night and Volunteer sign up links are below and working!

1:  Please sign up for next week’s meals. If your student plans to eat school food on Monday, we need them signed up ASAP.

Deadline to sign up for meals is:

Breakfast Menu Lunch Menu
July 17
Cinnamon Swirls
Fresh Tangerines
Merry Cherry Juice
July 17
Ham and cheese croissant
Kid’s Mix
Carrots & Cucumber Slices w/ Ranch
Applesauce Cup & Orange Raisels
July 18
Cherry Frudel
Orange Juice
July 18
Italian Sub
Sun Chips
Carrot & Celery Sticks w/ Hummus
Orange Wedges
July 19
Donut Stick
Applesauce Cup
Apple Juice
July 19
Turkey and cheese wrap
Giant Cinnamon Goldfish
Corn Salad & Zucchini Slices w/ Ranch
July 20
Breakfast Bunn
Orange Raisels
Grape Juice
July 20
Ham & Cheese Ciabatte Bread
Reduced Fat Doritos
Grape Tomatoes w/ RanchLG
Fresh Apple Slices
July 21
Frosted Cinnamon
Orange Wedges
Blue Razz Juice
July 21
PB&J Uncrustable
Broccoli & Carrots w/ Ranch LG
Watermelon Raisels

2:  Dress up days

  • The band students have dress up days for the second week of band camp.
    • July 24 – ‘Merica Monday
    • July 25 – Tiki Tuesday
    • July 26 – Space Wednesday
    • July 27 – Grade specific Thursday
      • Seniors – tye dye
      • Juniors – neon
      • Sophomores – Sports
      • Freshman – camo
    • July 28 – Ultimate Trojan Friday

3:  Volunteers

The Band Boosters would love to have you volunteer with us!  Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer during the first week of band camp and Trojan Night.

4: Trojan night

The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

5:  Week 2 meals

Meals can be paid for online or to the band boosters.  Meals must be ordered and paid for by Thursday, July 20th at midnight. Students ordering meals will need to complete the order form in the band room to make their selection each day.

6:  Football program photos

  • Photos of the entire band and guard will be taken on Friday, July 21.  Students will need to be in their uniforms and in the visitors’ stands by 8:00am.
  • Senior photos with parents will start at 7:00pm.  Seniors will be divided into 2 groups and report at either 7 PM or 7:45 PM. Seniors will be notified about their assigned time.

We can’t wait to see everyone Monday morning!!

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

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More… Details About Band Camp

This message is for our rising 9th graders from our CHS Band Website: chstrojanband.com (If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to follow our high school website and social media channels.)

Believe it or not, there is additional information that you need to know regarding band camp.

  • Order Band Shoes & Guard Gloves: July 18 2017 • 11:00am • March Master will be at the band room to take orders for band shoes (required for all members). Students will try on the shoes to ensure proper fit. If students already have band shoes from previous seasons and they still fit, they do not have to order another pair.  The cost for marching band shoes is $42.00; Guard shoes are $34.00. They will also be taking orders for Ever Dri Guard Gloves (color guard gloves), which will be $16.00  March Master will only accept cash or credit cards (MC, VISA and AMEX). Please try to have exact amount if sending cash.
  • Order Duffel Bags & Band Jackets: July 20, 2017 • 11:00am • Ozier Apparel will be at the band room to take orders for duffel bags and band jackets. Duffel bags are required for Color Guard, but anyone can purchase one.  The cost will be $38.50. Band jackets are required for all band members. The cost will be $70.00. Cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Ozier Apparel.
  • Final Band & Color Guard Fee Payment Date: If you are utilizing the 3 payment installment plan, the final Band Fee payment date is Monday, July 24th.
  • CHS Trojan Business Day: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. Students are assigned various times that are to report to the high school cafeteria to take care of varies items in preparation for the start of school. Students are asked to handle their business as expeditiously as possible so that the disruption to band camp activities are minimized.
  • Purchase Garment Bags: Trojan Band garment bags are required for all members to travel with the band uniform. Cost is $5.00 and can be paid to Ms. Dothard during band camp, cash only please.
  • Purchase Flip Folders: All students are required to own a flip folder to organize their music in the stands.  Cost for flip folder is $5.00.  Please bring the $5.00 in cash at the same time you pay for your garment bag to Ms. Dothard.  Extra pages for flip folders are also available for $.50 each.

If you have any specific questions about any of these items, you can contact Mrs. Dothard at the band office.


Holy Band Camp… That’s a Lot of Announcements!

This message is for our rising 9th graders from our CHS Band Website: chstrojanband.com (If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to follow our high school website and social media channels.)

Hello!!!  Band camp is approaching quickly and we have lots of updates and announcements for you all!  This will be a lengthy update, so please take your time and read the entire post!

 1.  Band camp and pre-camp are both REQUIRED for all marching band and guard students.

  • Pre-camp July 17-21, 8 AM – 3 PM
  • Band camp July 24-28, 8 AM – 9 PM
  • Remember, early is on time and on time is late. Students will need to arrive with enough time to get their water coolers and instruments and be in their correct places.

2.  What to wear

  • Shorts (no denim shorts or long jeans)
  • T-shirts
  • Tennis shoes and socks (no chacos, crocs, flip flops, converse, sandals)
  • Hats or visors are a good option to keep faces from burning and keep students cooler
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick with sun protection
  • It will be HOT!  Students will spend time in the sun!  Please make sure students are comfortable and protected from sunburn!

3.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!!

  • Students should already be hydrating in anticipation of band camp!
  • Please make sure your student is drinking lots of water everyday!
  • Our band students are old enough and mature enough to understand that their bodies need water!  Soda does not provide the hydration that students require to be successful at band camp!

4.  Week one (July 17-21) meals (school provides free meals or bring your own)

  • The school will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students for the first week of band camp. Breakfast will be available in the band room at 7:30 am each day. Students who sign up for breakfast will need to arrive early each day so that they can eat and be ready for rehearsal on time at 8:00 am. Breakfast options in the past included pop tarts, cereal, fruit, juice and milk.
  • Lunch will be served in the cafeteria the first week.
  • The menu will be posted Monday, July 10th.

Deadline to sign up for meals is:

Meal Day (breakfast or lunch) Sign Up Deadline (midnight)
Monday, July 17 Thursday, July 13
Tuesday, July 18 Sunday, July 16
Wednesday, July 19 Monday, July 17
Thursday, July 20 Tuesday, July 18
Friday, July 21 Thursday, July 19
  • Please sign up for meals at the following link:

5.  Week two meals for band camp (July 24-28) (pay $25 for meals or bring your own lunch, dinner provided)

  • The school will NOT be providing any meals for the second week of band camp.  Students will need to eat breakfast BEFORE arriving for camp each day.
  • The Band Boosters will make lunch available each day for a fee.  Students will need to pay $25 for the week for lunch.  The menu will be:
    • Monday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit
    • Tuesday – Arby’s – roast beef sandwich or ham and cheese sandwich, chips, fruit
    • Wednesday – Subway – 6 inch turkey or ham sub, chips, fruit
    • Thursday – Taco Bell – 2 tacos or 2 bean burritos, chips and salsa, beans, and fruit
    • Friday – Chick-fil-a – sandwich or 8 nuggets, chips, fruit
  • Meals can be paid for online or to the band boosters.  Meals must be ordered and paid for by Thursday, July 20th at midnight. Students ordering meals will need to complete the order form in the band room to make their selection each day.
  • Dinners for week 2 will be provided by several different local churches.  This is the first time we have done this, and we have been blown away by the responses from our local churches! Vegetarian options will be available.

6.  Trojan Night, July 28th at 6 PM

  • Trojan Night is the last night of band camp.  Families are invited to join the Trojan Band for hamburgers, skits, a preview of this year’s show, and a special candle lighting ceremony.  I hope that you all can make plans to join us for this fun night!  The kids and staff look forward to showing off all of their hard work!
  • If you would like, please bring a dessert to share!  We ask that you bring something that can be picked up to eat and does not require a fork or spoon.  (cookies, brownies…)
  • The link to sign up for Trojan Night is:

7.  Parent Volunteers   

  • The Band Boosters would love to have you volunteer with us!  Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer during the first week of band camp.
  • We will need volunteers to help serve and clean up breakfast and lunch each day. We would also love to have a parent volunteer to be in the band room to assist Ms. Dothard or the band directors as needed (helping keep the band room clean, assisting a student that isn’t feeling well, etc.)
  • Trojan Night also has volunteer opportunities: set up, grill, serve, clean up.  Please see the link above to sign up to help that night!

8.  Water Donations

  • All marching band and color guard students are REQUIRED to donate 4 cases of water or donate $10 and the Band Boosters will buy them for you.  You can send a check or cash in with your student (please include the student’s name and what the money is for) to the Band Booster box or pay online.

9.  Band Booster Membership

  • We would love for you to join us as we support, encourage, and assist the Trojan Band!
  • Your $35 membership fees helps feed the kids during the season, build props for the show, maintain our 18 wheeler, van, and trailers, along with many other things!

10.  Yankee Candle Fundraiser

  • We will be doing a new fundraiser this year!  The kick-off for the fundraiser will be Thursday evening, August 10th at 5 PM in the band room!  Mark your calendars!!

This was a lot of information!  Thank you for taking the time to read the entire thing!  Please let us know if you have any questions!

Here’s you band camp check list:

√  Signed up for FREE meals week one

√  Completed parent volunteer form

√  Signed up for Trojan Night

√  Purchased Water or made $10 donation

√  Paid for week 2 lunches (optional)

Meredith Harris




Summer Camps

Dear all,

As summer approaches, we would like to encourage your students to look at some options for summer band opportunities. Below are a few camps that are recommended by us and the surrounding community.

Sounds of Summer Music Camp:


University of Georgia Music Camp:


Music Camps listed on the Georgia Music Educators Association website:


Summer camps are opportunities for students to continue growing on their applied instrument as well as learn from professionals in our field, meet new friends, and perform music that they may not be able to perform anywhere else. It is a great way to keep your student encouraged and busy in such an enriching activity! If you look through these websites and have any additional questions, feel free to contact us. We would love to continue the strong tradition of high participation in summer music camps in the Carrollton band programs.

We highly encourage that you consider enrolling your student in a summer camp this summer!

Cookie Dough Orders Due Tuesday Sept 23rd

Attention all band parents!

Tuesday is the turn in date for our cookie dough sale. Please make sure to follow the checklist for turn-in instructions:

1. Make sure your money is in an envelope and all check are made out to CJHS Band.

2. Make sure the money matches the order. Cross out any names or orders that are not included in total.

3. Add up all the money at the bottom and then total up all the boxes at the bottom.

4. For every 10 boxes you get a free box of the $15 variety. Please put “Free Box” in the name column and choose your $15 variety. Do not include the free box in your money total.

Please do not turn in your order late, I would like all orders in Tuesday.

Thanks all.

Trojan Band Schedule for Sept 18th

Same Schedule and Location as last week.

  • 3 – 4:30: Students may stay after school and walk with Mr. Huls to the HS band room.  Or they can go home and come back with a parent at 4:30pm to the HS Band Room.
  • 4:30 – 5:00: warmup and rehearse in the HS band room in uniform. Volunteer meeting time as well.
  • 5:30: Game starts in Grisham Stadium
  • 6:15: Eat pizza in HS Band Room
  • 6:45: Parent pickup at the HS Band Room.

7th and 8th Grade Chair Tests


Next week Wednesday we will begin our chair tests in class, this is both for seating position and for a grade in class.  Every student should be practicing diligently for this test at home.  If you are the parent of a tuba or baritone player please arrange for a ride this weekend or next week at some point to allow for your child to bring home their instrument.  The criteria are as follows.

8th Grade

All students will play there Bb, Eb, Ab, and F concert GMEA Scales and Arpeggios for a grade.

7th Grade

All students will play there Bb, and Eb GMEA Scales and Arpeggios for a grade. They will also

Please be active in joining us in this effort to make sure your child is prepared for this important evaluation.

Thanks for all of your support.


8th Grade Night Date Change

Hello 8th grade band parents,

Looking ahead at the calendar Mr. Carr had a great idea about our 8th grade night activities. He wanted the 8th grade students to come and play along with the high school band during our October 31st matchup against Sandy Creek High School. The rivalry and the atmosphere will be very exciting for the kids to be a part of.

We also have a few ideas about the 8th graders performance that will extend beyond just pre-game and maybe in to halftime. More info to be announced at a later date.

Please mark your calendar for our rehearsal to be after school with the high school band on October 30th from 6-8pm and our performance to be October 31st from 5-10pm.

Again this is for all 8th grade band members. Please mark your calendar.


Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kickoff

Hello all band parents,

Starting today we will distribute materials for our annual cookie dough sale. This sale will take place over 2 weeks and will be a great way for our students to help raise money for the band and also for their own personal band goals.

For 6th graders they can earn money toward their band performance polo shirts ($21), for every box of cookie sold the student will get $3 toward their shirt.

For 8th graders they can earn money directly toward their Carowind’s Spring Trip dues ($210), for every box of cookie dough sold the student will get $3 toward there trip.

There are also some other rewards for selling cookie dough, for every 10 boxes sold the student will receive 1 free box of cookie dough.

The fundraiser is simple, sell cookie dough by using the materials handed out in class, collect the money, turn it all in at once on September 23rd and 4 weeks later the shipment will arrive for you to pass out to your buyers.

The money raised in all of our fundraisers goes directly to support our band account which is used for repairs of school owned instruments, supplies and music purchases, and to pay guest teachers and clinicians to work with your awesome children.

Again the collection day is September 23rd for all bands. Please encourage your child to sell as much cookie dough as they can.