2014 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Donation Request Letter Added

The donation basket request letter for the 2014 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to be held on November 15th, 2014 has been uploaded to our site. The letter includes the Band Booster 501(c)3 information as well as an introduction about our cause.

We encourage any parents or guardians who know a business that might be interested in supporting the Band of Pirates to please get this information to them so we can round up more donations for our fundraiser. We really appreciate all of your help!

The letter and required information can be found here.

Bedford-North Lawrence Competition Cancelled — Replaced By Practice

With great disappointment, it is announced that the Bedford-North Lawrence marching band competition has been cancelled, which was scheduled to be the weekend of October 4th.

However, due to the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Preliminaries the following weekend, October 4th will serve as an extra mandatory practice day for the Band of Pirates to prepare from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Marching Band Ranks Second at Floyd Central

The Charlestown Band of Pirates, continuing one of its greatest marching seasons in nearly a decade, ranked Second Place at the Floyd Central marching band competition. In addition to getting second place in the competition, the band also received the Best Auxiliary award for Color Guard.

The Floyd Central performance proved to be yet another fantastic performance by our very own.

Pirates Prove To Be A Top Rated Band Again At ‘Double-Header’

The Charlestown Band of Pirates traveled to North Harrison and then to Paoli to compete in two marching band competitions in what is known as the “double-header” competition day, where the band performs in two competitions back to back.

Charlestown took home third place at North Harrison, the first competition of the day in Class A. After a lunch and some extra practice, the band performed at Paoli and earned second place, on top of best marching and best percussion in Class A competition.

Once again, our band of pirates proved to be a top rated band in the second set of competitions of the season!



Band Students: Get 10% off at Charlestown Subway On Game & Competition Days

Any band student who wears a Dies Irae teeshirt on the day of a band competition or a football game will get 10% OFF at the Charlestown Subway off of highway 403 next to the JayC Food Store. This is valid only at the Charlestown Subway.

Thank you to Heather Lisco for this information and thank you to the Charlestown Subway for your community support of our band program!

Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates Place FIRST At Salem Invitational!


The Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates earned the first place award for class A at the Salem invitational marching competition in Salem, Indiana. Other awards the band earned include Best Music, Best Color Guard, and Best Visual Effect. Congratulations to the Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates on a GREAT start to what is expected to be a great marching season!

The full performance can be viewed on YouTube (below) thanks to Philip Peak:

Official Marching Band Schedule 2014

Meeting times labeled with TBA are still being decided and are to be addressed as the scheduled date gets closer.

  • August 30th — Football vs. Brownstown at Lucas Oil Stadium  (TBA)
  • September 6th — Saturday Rehearsal at Charlestown High School (TBA)
  • September 12th — Football vs. North Harrison at Charlestown High School (5:00pm)
  • September 13th — Salem Competition (TBA, An Evening Competition)
  • September 19th — Football Vs. Silver Creek at Charlestown High School (5:00pm)
  • September 20th — North Harrison/Paoli “Double Header” Competitions (TBA, All Day Expected)
  • September 27th — Floyd Central Competition (TBA, An Evening Competition)
  • October 4th — Bedford North Lawrence Competition (TBA, An Afternoon Competition)
  • October 7th — Fall Break Rehearsal (3:30pm-7:30pm, mandatory)
  • October 9th — Fall Break Rehearsal (3:30pm-7:30pm, mandatory)
  • October 10th — Football vs. Providence at Charlestown High School (5:00pm)
  • October 11th — ISSMA Scholastic Prelims at Jasper High School (TBA, All Day Expected)
  • October 14th — Fall Break Rehearsal (3:30pm-7:30pm, mandatory *if qualified at ISSMA Prelims)
  • October 16th — Fall Break Rehearsal (3:30pm-7:30pm, mandatory *if qualified at ISSMA Prelims)
  • October 25th — ISSMA Scholastic Finals (TBA, if qualified at ISSMA Prelims)

Normal weekly marching band practices will be held at Charlestown High School every Tuesday and Thursday after school, Color Guard practice will also be held on Thursaday’s. Practice is mandatory. Expect to also have sectional practices with your sections scheduled throughout the season as well.  Any schedule conflicts should be addressed with the band director and your section leaders, as your participation in practice is highly important to your success and the success of our band.