Keystone Invitational General Information

The 2019 Keystone Invitational Band Competition will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Ken Millen Stadium.  The competition begins at 7PM and we are pleased to welcome the following bands:

East Pennsboro
Red Lion
Northern York
Cumberland Valley
Manheim Central

Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.  Children 5 and under are admitted free of charge.

About The Keystone Invitational

The Carlisle High School Band Boosters have carried on a tradition of hosting a great band competition for over thirty years. It has been a consistently well-organized event, boasting good food and great bands from near and far. Our commitment to you, your band and your fans is accurate and timely information, a great show, and responsiveness to the needs of all participating units.

The Performance Venue

The competition is held at Carlisle High School’s Ken Millen Stadium.  The stadium features:

  • Excellent lighting
  • A clear and unobstructed view of the field from all seats
  • Plenty of seating for fans as well as performing bands
  • Easy entry/exit areas for performing bands
  • Well-lit warm-up areas that are just the right distance from the stadium to balance the needs of the performers, pit, props/accessories, and not have warm-ups disrupting other band performances in the stadium

Click here for directions to the event.

To register a band for the competition, contact the band director, Mr. Byron Mikesell, at or 508-444-2221. Other questions can be sent to