Marching Band

If you missed the kickoff meeting, it’s not too late to join the band!  Rehearsals begin on June 5 at 6 pm for winds and guard and on June 19 at 6 pm for percussion (pit and battery).

View the CHS Marching Band page for summer rehearsal schedules, the new parent presentation, booster documents, and all the forms that need to be filled out.  Any questions contact the band director, Mr. Byron Mikesell, at

The 2018-2019  marching band season is going to be the best season yet, so sign up today and see you at rehearsal in June!

Ford Nationals Car Show

Ford Nationals is just a week away, running from June 1-3, 2018. This is a big show and there are lots of open spots still available! Students, you can work any front counter position (including register and drinks) as well as in the back food prep area. Click here for a complete list of all car shows and signups.

Volunteers are also needed to prep for the car show.  This will happen during the graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 31 at the concession stand.  Any non-senior parent, please come out and help!  This is also a great opportunity for new parents to check out the concession stand.

Car show passes and parking tickets can be picked up from Hope.  Contact her at to make arrangements.

This is an EASY and FUN way to help the band and to support the students!

Marching Band Kickoff and New Parent Meeting

It’s almost here – the kickoff meeting for the 2018 marching band season!

The kickoff meeting will be held on May 23, 2018 from 7 – 8 PM in the band area. This is for returning students, new students, and any student who just wants to find out more about marching band!  Current students – INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

While the student meeting is taking place there will be a meeting for parents of new and prospective students.  This meeting, also held in the band area, will give new parents an opportunity to find out about marching band from band boosters who have had students in the marching band program for many years.

Click here for more information, to view rehearsal schedules, and to fill out forms.

Import and Performance Car Show

Help is still needed for the car show running from May 18 – May 20.  Car shows can be lots of fun, and you can earn money into a student account for every shift worked!

Students – your help is needed too.  You can work any of the front positions (counter, drinks, register) or in the back food prep area.

So spread the word and sign up for a shift!

(And YES – even Mr. Mikesell has worked at the car show – it really is a ton of fun!)

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Every year the band recognizes a band alumnus who has made a difference, and this year there were two alumni chosen to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award.  Don and Marjie Mowery were recognized at the recent band banquet and presented with their award.  You can read about them and other award recipients on the Alumni page of the website!

Congratulations Don and Marjie Mowery!


Car Show Concessions

The Import and Performance Car Show is May 18-20.  If you haven’t signed up yet, there are still spots available.  Remember, your student earns trip money for every shift worked, so sign up and support your student and the marching band! Sign up here to help.

Car show passes will be available on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6 PM at the car show concession. If you don’t have a pass, you need to stop out and get one.

Help is also needed on May 16 at 6 PM to stock the concession stand and start pre-car show prep.  If you are available, come out and help!

Contact Hope Sales with any questions at

New Parent Meeting

Parents of new and prospective marching band students are invited to attend a new parents meeting on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7 PM in the band area. This meeting will take place while the student only marching band meeting is being held. Click here for more information about the new parent meeting, the marching band meeting, schedules, signup forms, and Remind signup instructions.

If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please contact the band director, Mr. Byron Mikesell, at

Marching Band Kickoff Meeting

Have you ever wanted to join the marching band? Not sure what it’s all about? Now is your chance to find out more and JOIN THE BAND!

The kickoff meeting for the 2018 marching band season will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7 PM in the band room.  This meeting is an informational only meeting for any current middle school or high school student who has any interest in finding out more about marching band!

Click here for schedules, signup forms, remind signup instructions, and more!