Distinguished Alumnus Award

During the 2013-2014 school year, the very first Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented to Mr. Lawrence Loh, class of 1988.  Every year since then, a new band alumnus has been recognized. The purpose of this award is to recognize a former member of the Carlisle High School Band who graduated from Carlisle High School and has distinguished themselves by achieving outstanding accomplishments in their chosen field, has served their communities, state, or nation, and will serve as a role model for current and future Carlisle High School band members.

If you know of any band alumnus who embodies these traits, please nominate them for the next Distinguished Alumnus Award.  Nomination information can be found on our website, where you can also read the bios of past award recipients. All nominations must be received by July 1, 2018. 


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.

View the article “Clyde Barr, former Carlisle High School band director, dies” on cumberlink.com.

View the article “Carlisle High School Band members mourn the loss of accomplished band director” on cumberlink.com.