On Thursday evening, August 21, the Carroll Dragons held a "Season Kickoff" Community Pep Rally at Dragon Stadium ... and the Dragon Band was there. The rally set the stage for another great season of Dragon Football. Fans were treated to performances by the Carroll JV and Varsity Cheerleaders, JV and Varsity Emerald Belles drill teams, and the Dragon Band. Varsity football players autographed free footballs for kids and fans, while numerous area restaurants served up everyth
On Wednesday evening (Aug. 20th), the Dragon Band held its annual "Parent Demonstration" performance on the practice field at CHS. Band parents were introduced to to live demonstrations of the band's warm-up routines, block drills, and "Inside the Circle" winds training. Ultimately, the band invited parents themselves into the Circle, where they experienced firsthand the power and emotion of ensemble performance at this grand scale. The culmination of the event was the band'
On Friday, 8/15/14, the Dragon Band performed at the annual CHS "Fish Camp," a student orientation and welcome event for the incoming freshman class. The band assisted CHS Principal P.J. Giamanco as he introduced the new freshmen to the CHS Alma Mater and Fight Song, sharing with them not only the lyrics of each (painted in large letters on the gymnasium wall), but also helping them understand the significance of those core melodies in inspiring all Dragons to "Protect the Tr
Monday, August 4th marked the opening day of summer band camp for the Carroll Dragon Band. Experienced band members welcomed incoming freshmen and new band members, as the band worked on fundamentals, exercises, and began working its 2014 competition show, "Rise." As always, health and safety come first ... and for Summer Band, that means lots of water breaks, lots of sunscreen, and lots of emphasis on physical fitness (warmups, stretches, coordination exercises). During Summ