Carrollton City Schools
106 Trojan Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117
A tradition six decades in the making
Grand Champs at River Ridge on Oct. 13. Great Job Band!
The Carrollton High School Trojan Band, one of the oldest band programs in the state, was founded in 1948 by Mr. John Dilliard. Under the leadership of only a handful of directors since, the band's success has been legendary and continues to thrive today under the leadership of Director Michael Cater. In 2011, the band completed its marching season by earning all Superior ratings for the 39th consecutive year, a feat matched by no other high school band program in Georgia. While the band has had the honor to perform at many state, national and even international events over its 61-year history, its favorite venue is still Grisham Stadium, performing for the home crowd on a Friday night!
GRAND CHAMPIONS! Congratulations to the Trojan Marching Band for winning Grand Champions at the Tournament of Champions Marching Competition held Oct. 13 at River Ridge High School. The band earned straight superior ratings for their 2nd straight competition, placed second on the night in music and colorguard, and won drum major, percussion, band, overall visual, and overall effect. It was a great night for all involved. The band will compete at their final competition at the Georgia Dome on Oct. 27 at the Bands of America Super Regional. Go Band!!!
BOA COMPETITION SCHEDULE (OCT. 27) October 27 will be here before you know it. We are scheduled to perform at pre-lims at 9:30am so it is going to be a very early start for the band that day. Click the link above for a tentative schedule of our activities that day.
GREAT JOB BAND! The band recently competed at the Valhalla Classic held at Northgate High School on Oct. 6 and had a great performance at our first contest of the competition season. The band earned straight superior ratings, won all captions in their class, and received 3rd place overall for the contest. Great Job Band!!! Good Luck at your next competition.
BAND HANDBOOK (2012-13) The CHS Trojan Band Handbook has been updated for the 2012-13 season. All rules, guidelines, and important information such as forms to sign, band schedule, and band fees may be found in this handbook. There is a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, July 24th at 5:15 in the band room immediately following our first day of pre-camp to discuss the band handbook and answer any questions you may have about the 2012-13 year. You may click the link above to print out your own copy or wait until the parent meeting in July as we will have copies ready to hand out to everyone in attendance.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS The calendar link above will allow you to plan for the entire fall. Please pay close attention to pre-band camp and marching band camp, the Saturday rehearsals, and the Fall Break on Oct. 22-23. These days can be easily overlooked. It is imperative that we have all band members and band parents committed at the highest level in order for us to perform at our best
The CHS Trojan Band is going to the Georgia Dome Mark your calendars everyone because our marching band is doing something it has never done before. The CHS Trojan Band will be competing in the BOA Super Regional at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, Oct. 27th. This is exciting news for our program. The Fall Break will be Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22 and 23. We will not rehearse on Monday but we will have an extended rehearsal on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 12-7pm). We will need everyone there as we make final preparations for the Super Regional later that week.
Congratulations to our 2012 Marching Band Student Leadership Drum Majors - Lexus Houston; Savannah Blackman (Assistant) Flute - Ellen Brady-McGaughey and LeighAnn McDaniel Clarinet - Sarah Kitts and Madison Lindley Alto Saxophone - Colby Pepple and Timmy Wood Low Reed - Melea Anderson Mellophone - Cooper Davison Trumpet - Bobby Swanson; Julie Black (Assistant) Trombone - Matt Irby Baritone - Caleb Whitworth Sousaphone - Hailey Kennedy; Mallory Lawrence (Assistant) Battery - Austin Amandolia and Chris Miller Front Ensemble - Matthew "Guitar Hero" Holley Color Guard - Katherine Sevy and Gabby Strickland Band Captain - TBD CONGRATULATIONS!!!
2012 Marching Band After-School Rehearsal Schedule Monday 3:15-6:00 Tuesday 3:15-6:00 Wednesday - No Rehearsal (unless bad weather forces us to make changes) Thursday 6:00-9:00pm