Scenes from Pearl Harbor

About the Band

  •    The Carter High Band Program is made up of numerous different ensembles, the Marching Band, a 150 member marching ensemble, the seasonal 67-member competitive marching band, the 50 member Wind Ensemble, the 100 member Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and a 40 member Freshman Concert Band. These groups are under the direction of Mr. Matthew McCurry, assisted by Ms. Kristin Arp, Mr. Kevin Ross and Mr. Justin Miller. In the past nine years the band has seen incredible growth from a band of thirty-five playing members to an anticipated one-hundred fifty member marching ensemble in the fall. The award winning band program consistently receives top ratings at marching and concert festivals and contests and produces students that regularly place in the All-East and All-State bands.
       The Band has performed numerous times in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, The Nokia Sugar Bowl, The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade, the Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade and was the winner of the Daytona 500 Music Festival.  The band made its first international appearance in the 2010 Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Day Parade in London, England.  The Marching Hornets traveled to Waikiki, Hawaii in November 2013 to participate in the Waikiki Holiday Parade and for performances at the Pearl Harbor Memorials.

Directors & Staff

  • Mr. Matthew J. McCurry
    Director of Bands

    Marching Hornet Band
    Wind Ensemble
    Symphonic Band
    Freshman Band 

    Ms. Kristin Arp  
    Associate Director of Bands 
    Marching Hornet Band
    Symphonic Band 
    Music Appreciation
    Director of Jazz Ensemble

    Mr. Justin Miller
    Director of 8th Grade Bands
    Carter Middle School 
    Assistant Band Director (CHS)
    Marching Hornet Band
    Low Brass Specialist
    CMS Drumline

    Mr. Kevin Ross
    Director of 6th & 7th Grade Bands 
    Carter Middle School 
    Assistant Band Director (CHS)
    Marching Hornet Band 
    Woodwind Specialist

    Mrs. Kristina Seabolt
    Guard Instructor 
    Fall Colorguard Instructor
    Winterguard Instructor

    Mrs. Morgan Sawyer
    Assistant Guard Instructor
    Fall Colorguard Instructor
    Winterguard Instructor

    Mrs. Terri Sharp
    Drum Major Instructor

    Ms. Jeannie Griggs
    Majorette Instructor

    Mr. Ben McCurry
    Percussion & Visual Tech
    Indoor Drumline

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