Mr. Greg Swartzlander, former CHS marching band staff member, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 5 at age 49. Greg was part of the marching band’s visual design team from 1991 – 1997 and in 2008 – 2011. He was a great supporter of the CHS Marching Band and his contributions to the marching program were greatly appreciated. Greg will be missed by many in the band and drum corps world.
In remembrance of Mr. Clyde Barr:
It is with great sadness that we inform you that early this morning Mr. Clyde Barr passed away. Clyde was a beloved band director at Carlisle High School from 1962/63 until 1976/77, and he touched the lives of so many of us. He will be missed.
A Celebration of the Life of Clyde Barr will be held on Sunday, July 1, at 1:30pm at the Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church Social Hall (87 Marsh Drive,
Carlisle, PA 17015). A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Congratulations to senior band member, Allison Closs, for being awarded the Jason Smith Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, in memory of Carlisle graduate Jason Smith, is awarded to a Carlisle High School senior who has demonstrated the connection between music and kindness in a meaningful way.