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!

 

Congratulations!

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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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.

CHS Color Guard Alumni News

Several former Carlisle Color Guard members are in Dayton, Ohio this week to compete in the Winter Guard International (WGI) Championship. Emma Kuykendall, a 2015 graduate, Cheyenne Sweitzer, a 2016 graduate, Amberly Eisenhuth, a 2018 graduate and Maria Smith, a 2018 graduate, are team members of the Westshoremen Indoor Color Guard.

The Westshoremen, under the direction of Ron Massey, Dave Wiley, Shawn Spac and Tim Newlin, is an Independent Advanced Indoor Color Guard team. The Westshoremen team will be performing at the Cintas Center on Wednesday, April 3rd for the preliminary rounds which includes 59 other IA teams from around the world. The top scoring 38 teams will advance to the semi finals on Thursday, April 4th. The finals, on Friday, April 5th, will have the top 15 teams competing for the Championship title. After this week and several more local TIA competitions, the Westshoremen will be traveling to Wildwood NJ to compete in the Atlantic Coast Championships in early May. We wish the best of luck to these former Carlisle Color Guard young ladies at the WGI Championships, and in their future in Color Guard.

Cookies and Cocoa Reception

The boosters would like to invite our band students, band families, staff, and alumni to a Cookies and Cocoa Reception following the Carlisle Christmas Parade on Friday, November 30, 2018. The parade begins at 7 PM and the reception will be held in the St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Alumni – we would love it if you could join us for the reception!  Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

We need parents to sign up to donate cookies, salty snacks, dessert plates, and also to help with setup and cleanup. Sign Up Here.

If you have any questions contact Allison Waring at treasurer@carlislehighschoolband.org.

Weekly Schedule and Competition Information

The weekly schedule is available in the Members Only section. Please note – there is no rehearsal on Saturday due to Homecoming.

Also, Cavalcade of Bands marching band championships will be held on Saturday, November 10 in Allentown, PA.  Links for ticket and spectator information can be found on our 2018 Competition page. Carlisle is competing in the Liberty conference. Provided the average of our last three scores for the regular season is high enough, we will be competing in Liberty Open on Saturday evening.