Looking Ahead to Early Release

Dear Parents,

Please know that there will be no after school band, lessons, or percussion practice next week due to early release (Tuesday – Thursday).

Any questions please email me!
Ms. Thacker


Spring Concert and AYP Cards

Dear Parents,

Our spring concert is just around the corner. The concert will be on March 22nd at 7:00pm. Students should wear the same attire they wore for the last concert, black shoes, black pants, and their band polos. If there are any questions or concerns about this, please let me know.

Fundraising is an integral part of running a successful band program. We use the money to purchase and repair equipment, bring in clinicians and extra instructors, as well as purchase new music and supplies.  

Instructions for the fundraiser:

  1. Use your order taker card to show people the incredible deals that these cards have to offer..  Each card is $15 and has unlimited uses up to a year at participating locations.
  2. Bring the $15 to Ms. Thacker in a sealed envelope and you will receive an AYP card the next day to distribute to your buyers.


  1. For every 5 cards sold you will receive 1 free. (so try and sell 5 before you buy one yourself)
  2. For every 5 cards sold your name will be inserted into a drawing to win  a free Zipp Nano X2 High Performance Drone! Every 5 sold means another chance to win!


We will continue to sell AYP cards for the next few months as we have them, if we sell out we can always order more.  As always if you have any questions you can email Ms. Thacker at jessica.thacker@carrolltoncityschools.net

Let’s get out there and start selling!!!    


Jessica Thacker
Band Director
CMS Band

Georgia State University Wind Ensemble Concert

Dear Parents and Students,

On Thursday, February 8th, at 7Pm the Georgia State University’s Wind Ensemble will performing at the Mabry Arts Center. This is an amazingly talented group of individuals and I encourage as many students as possible to make it to the concert. The concert is free to the public.
Every student that attends will receive extra credit in band!!!

Please see the attached image for more information:

Thank you so much and I will look forward to seeing you there!!!
Any questions, please feel free to email me!

Ms. Thacker

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Mandatory After School Band For Percussion

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had an amazing holiday season! I am  happy to be back with your students preparing for our next concert.

I had hoped to get this information to you yesterday, but unfortunately due to bad weather I could not.

After school band for percussion will start today. This time will be spent with Mr. Neil Bright, percussion instructor, from the high school. It is extremely important that ALL percussion members in 5th and 6th grade stay. This practice will be every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns

Ms. Thacker

Message From Principal Lawler

Dear Parents,

This is a message from Principal Lawler concerning the concert.

In response to the city of Carrollton moving the Christmas parade to Monday night, I have checked to see if there are any other days/times that we can reserve the Mabry Arts Center.  I am sorry to inform you that the MAC is completely booked for the remainder of the semester.  CES, CMS, CJHS, and CHS all have upcoming events in the performance center.  We will need to proceed with having our concert on Monday night at 7:00 pm.  The parade starts at 5:30 pm.  It is my hope that students that are in the parade or families that want to go to the parade can enjoy the parade and then make it to the performance.  Please inform your band members that even though they may miss the warm-up session, if they can make it to the MAC prior to 7:00 pm, we want them to be a part of the performance.  Please inform any student that misses the performace due to the parade that they will need to make up this “grade” by playing the playlist for you at school.  Again, I am so sorry that I could not help in this matter more than I could.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.  Have a great day.

Stacy Lawler
Carrollton Middle School

Thank you,
Ms. Thacker