2019 Show Reveal Slated for Monday

2019 Show Reveal Slated for Monday 5/20/19 at 5:30PM in the HS Band room.  Students please join us if you can.  If unable to attend, that’s OK!  We’ll be posting more information online at this address:


Our marching band parent meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 at 6:15PM in the HS Band Room.  All parents are invited to attend this informational meeting where Mr. Mikesell will talk about the season schedule and all the kinds of things parents want to know about.

Your help is needed to prep for next week’s car show!

Next week is our next car show.  Volunteers are still needed for several shifts. Prepping for the next show will be on Wednesday May 15 at 6pm.  Passes will be available at the fairgrounds on May 15 at 6pm.

This is the link to help PREP for the show on Wednesday 5/15:
Import Show Prep – Sign-up here to prep for the show

Lots of availability remains for help with the show 5/17-5/19. Click below to sign up:
Import Show Concessions -Sign-up here to help during the show

Spring Band Concert

This Thursday evening, May 2, 2019, our students will present our annual Spring Band concert in McGowan’s Barr Auditorium. The concert begins at 7:30PM, is free and open to the public.  All are invited to attend!

Immediately preceding the concert at 6:45PM, the CHS Band Boosters will conduct their annual spring business meeting in the high school cafeteria.  The time and location have been changed for this year to make it possible for more people to access the meeting and vote in the annual booster officer elections.  Please join us for this brief meeting when you bring your student for the concert.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday evening!


You are invited!

Coming up soon is the Memorial Day Parade and you are invited to join us!

The Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 27, 2019 with a kickoff at 9 am. We would love to have alumni, parents and friends of the band join the CHS Bands as well as the Carlisle Middle School Band for this event!  More information, including uniform information, printable music, rehearsal times, and commonly asked questions can be found on the Memorial Day Parade page. Contact Mr. Mikesell with any additional questions.


Congratulations to the following marching band students who successfully auditioned into the PMEA Region V Band festival that was held March 7-9, 2019 at Conrad Weiser High School.

Andy Hankes (Flute), Sophomore
Andrew Morgan (Trumpet), Sophomore
Luke Sheffe (Percussion), Junior

Andrew Morgan qualified to participate in PMEA All-State Band in Pittsburgh April 3-6, 2019. Having reached this level, Andrew is now qualified to submit an audition for the MENC (Music Educators National Conference) National Band.

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CASD Jazz Concert

The Carlisle Music Department would like to invite you to an evening of jazz at their upcoming CASD Jazz Concert on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7 PM in the Barr Auditorium. This free concert features our two jazz ensembles from Carlisle High School – Galaxies and Sunrise. Also performing is our Middle School Jazz Band which includes students from both Wilson and Lamberton Middle Schools. Please come out and support our talented musicians!

Carlisle Town Band Upcoming Pops Concert

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, the Carlisle Town Band, under the direction of former band director Mr. Dave Rohrer, will celebrate their 175th anniversary with a special pops concert. This free concert will be held at the Carlisle Theatre at 3 PM and will feature as a guest soloist our 2014-2015 Distinguished Alumnus Recipient, Mr. Douglas Cook. The Carlisle Town Band includes approximately 15 Carlisle High School band alumni and two current high school band members, Lillian Sweeney and Hudson Henry.

Click here to view the article on The Sentinel for more information.

Spring Cleaning of the Concession Stand

The weather is finally getting warmer, so bring out your cleaning supplies (optional) and help us get our car show concession stand cleaned for the upcoming season! Cleaning begins at 1 PM on Sunday, April 7th, and everyone who helps will earn money into a student account which can be used for this year’s upcoming trip. We are also still in need of one pressure washer (with hose) so if you have one, please bring it. Click here to sign up.