New Band Booster Officers Elected

The Charlestown Band Boosters held their annual election meeting on Thursday,May 14th, 2015. Your 2015-2016 Band Booster officers are:

Band Boosters Officers

OfficerNameEmail AddressPhone Number
PresidentSusan Knoebel
Vice PresidentAmy Farmer
TreasurerFrank Bowen
SecretaryRyan McCrackenryanap3@gmail.com
Sergeant-at-ArmsKimberly Bowen

Official Bylaw Change and New Officers!

The Charlestown Band Boosters held their annual election meeting on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 and voted to amend the Association bylaws. The new update includes many new revisions.

Among the changes are new working for membership, where Alumni are allowed to serve as Band Boosters alongside parents and guardians. In the past, only parents and guardians were allowed to be Band Boosters. Due to various factors and the interest shown by Alumni who have volunteered over the past few years, it became clear that Alumni should be incorporated into the program in order to gain more help, participation, and to maintain traditions in our program. All Alumni who wish to join the Band Boosters just simply need to show up to a Booster meeting and fill out a sign-up sheet. Those who don’t show up for an entire year are automatically removed from our roster and must sign-up again.

Most committees were removed as our size and priorities have changed over the years. In the past, committees served as a group of people appointed for a specific function in order to keep things organized. However, as our size decreased, our Boosters had less people able to join committees, so they became irrelevant as many people just did multiple jobs.

Necessary wording for 501(c)3 was added in a step toward acquiring the certification from the United States Internal Revenue Service. 501(c)3 is a nationally recognized charitable organization status that would eventually allow us to hold larger fundraisers and get donations from larger corporations. Currently, the Band Boosters are an Indiana state recognized non-profit organization. The Band Boosters are now required by the bylaws to give monthly financial reports to Greater Clark County Schools and school administration.

To read more on our huge bylaw change, please read them here.

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Spring Band Concert and Elections

There is an important Band Booster meeting on Thursday, May 14th at 7:00pm in the Charlestown High School band room. The Band Boosters will be voting on bylaw amendments and electing new officers. All positions are up for grabs! Please don’t be afraid to run and come out to vote for who will be representing your children for the next year. This meeting is highly important and all parents, guardians, and alumni are encouraged to attend. Please look at the previous Bylaw Amendment post to read the new bylaws before the meeting.

The Middle and High School concert bands will be performing their annual Spring band concert in the Charlestown High School auditorium at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 28th, 2015.

Annual Teeshirt Sponsorship

It is that time a year again when your Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates are preparing for their 2015 season. This year theme is Joy. We are looking for Sponsors to help offset the cost of uniforms, busing to the competitions, and feeding the Band during the competitions. With your $50 Sponsorship (or more), you will be helping out some of the most talented Kids in Charlestown and New Washington. Plus, you will receive this year’s Marching T-shirt with your Name on the back listed as a sponsor for the band program.

You can send checks payable to :

Charlestown Band Boosters
P.O. Box 452
Charlestown, IN. 47111

Or contact Band Booster President Sherri Schladen at 502-551-2193.

Thank you for your Support,

CHS Band Boosters

The T-Shirt Sponsorship Form can be found below:

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Charlestown Band of Pirates Wins WHAS11/USA Today “Band of the Week”

The Charlestown Band of Pirates, during an outstanding marching season finale on Saturday, also won a little something special on the day of their last competition.

The Band was featured on local television for winning the Band of the Week for the week of October 25th. The competition, hosted by local news channel WHAS 11 in coordination with USA Today High School Sports, features one band a week through the end of the normal football season for outstanding performance, dedication, and hard work. Bands are nominated by people around the Louisville metro area.

Once the regular Band of the Week competition ends, there will  be an online vote to decide the local Band of the Year. The winning band will be invited to the WHAS 11 studio to perform on live television.

WHAS 11 Newscast

USA Today High School Sports Video

Courier Journal Video

Marching Band Season Ends With A Bang

The Band of Pirates ended their regular marching season today with a phenomenal performance at Lawrence Central High School. The band did not get first place, so it does not get to perform at the showcase (only one band got that award), but the band did get a nice big trophy.

Highlights of the season:
-Performed at Lucas Oil Stadium for the Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase where the Charlestown High School football team played Brownstown.

-First Place at the Salem, Indiana Marching Band Competition (also earning Best Music, Best Color Guard, and Best Visual Effect)

-Second Place at the Paoli Marching Band Competition (also earning Best Marching and Best Percussion)

-Second Place at the Floyd Central Marching Band Competition (also earning Best Auxiliary for Color Guard)

-Gold at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Preliminary (the band advances to the ISSMA Scholastic Finals on October 25th in Indianapolis, Indiana).

-Third Place at the North Harrison Marching Band Competition.

-WHAS11 Band of the Week (also featured on the Courier Journal)

-ISSMA Scholastic Finals Performance (and trophy)

The band had 47 members, including students from New Washington High School for the first time ever. This year was a great year for our band program, for sure.

The band will now officially be in “pep-band” mode through the end of the football season (depending how far the Football team goes).

Band Moves On To Scholastic Finals, Earns Gold

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Photograph Courtesy of Dustin K. Scarbrough

The marching band traveled to Jasper, Indiana to perform in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Preliminary competition at Jasper High School on Saturday, October 11th, 2014. The band, performing its fully completed show, earned a gold rating and will be performing at the ISSMA Scholastic Finals at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Good luck to our band of pirates!