Spring Band trip forms are due today!

Our trip to Williamsburg, VA will involve all of our Concert, Symphonic and Marching Band students, Indoor Percussion and Indoor Color Guard programs.  We hope that everyone is able to join us on the trip.

Williamsburg Trip Intent forms are due today (November 1).  Please also let Mr. Mikesell know if you plan not to participate in the trip to Williamsburg.  Here are links to the draft itinerary for the trip as well as the trip intent form that is due today.

Happy Friday everybody!




3rd Annual Trunk or Treat

Please join us for:
3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Thursday, October 31st
following practice

Time to line up is 8:45 pm along the access road behind the band room. Feel free to decorate your trunk and yourselves if you so choose. Please plan to stay until all the band students have a chance to come through the line of cars. The pit musicians have to put their instruments away at the barn and often are later than the rest of the band.

Your band student will need a bag to hold their collection of candy and treats as well!
Everyone is welcome and this event is a favorite of the students each year! We hope to see you there!

Help Needed This Week!

This week is our Last Home Football game for the 2019 season. In addition to also being the Homecoming game. We are still in need of help in concessions for Friday’s game.  Please see the sign-up for available slots!

We also have eggs for sale!  Please email Hope at concessions@carlislehighschoolband.org to arrange pickup.  Eggs are $1 per dozen – you must provide your own container.


Saturday Snack Donations

Saturday is shaping up to be a LONG one for the students – with a full practice & an away competition.  Specific details will come out from Mr. Mikesell, but plan on sending your child with LUNCH and we are putting together a “snack station’ for the band and guard to create to-go bags for the competition.  Due to the timing particulars, eating at the competition will not be an option.
Please see the sign up genius for ways to pitch in:

Fall Car Show and Senior Night and Keystone Oh My….

Oh My the weekend that everyone has been talking about since Band Camp is finally upon us. We have three major events ( Fall Car Show, Home Football Game / Senior Night, and Keystone Competition) this week which means we have lots of Volunteer opportunities for everyone. It’s crucial to the success of the concession stands that every parent signs up for a shift or two. Links for all signups are below.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Please read below and contact Hope with Concessions questions at concessions@carlislehighschoolband.org, email keystone@carlislehighschoolband.org with Keystone questions or use Sign Up Genius to select shifts. Everyone needs to pitch in!

Fall Car Show is the second biggest show and the last one for this year. John Gross will be delivering to the Fairgrounds on Monday September 30. Then at 6pm on Monday September 30 we will be prepping. Show starts on Wednesday October 2 and runs to Sunday October 6.

Car Show Passes will be handed out as follows

  • Tuesday (10/1) night at the end of practice for volunteers working on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Thursday (10/3) night at the end of practice for volunteers working on Friday
  • Friday (10/4) night after the football game for volunteers working Saturday and Sunday.

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054aadad2ca2ff2-20197

October 4 Home Football Game is Senior night we need parents of students in grades 7th-11th to work in the concession stands so Senior Parents can be in the stands with the band.

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054aadad2ca2ff2-football8

October 5 Keystone is our time to shine. Yes we will be running concessions out at the Fairgrounds from 6am-2pm then closing there and start prepping at the football stadium on the home side. If you are not helping in the other areas of Keystone then you’re needed in the concession stand.

SIGN UP HERE Volunteers : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054aadad2ca2ff2-keystone2

In addition to volunteers we need food donations for Baked Goods and Hospitality. If you have questions about Hospitality or Baked Goods Donations, contact Maria at  hospitality@carlislehighschoolband.org.

SIGN UP HERE Donations : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054aadad2ca2ff2-hospitality

Hope that everyone can find a way to help out with these events this weekend.

Important updates for the week…August 25-31

  • We need your help in our concession stands on Friday!  Click here to sign-up!
  • Want to get into competitions to see and hear the bands for free?  Volunteers are needed to help assemble bird cages at each competition.  Please sign-up here to let us know we can count on YOU!
  • We need Trophy Sponsors for our home band competition on Saturday, October 5.  Here is the sponsorship paperwork.  The sponsor form needs to be handed to Mr. Mikesell directly with a check for $50 made payable to CHS Band Boosters.  (First-come, first-served basis)