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 calendar has been updated to include all upcoming Marching Band competitions and events. Check it out here.
The Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates traveled to Lucas Oil Stadium on August 30th with the Charlestown High School football team as they played in the Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase, a four game slate featuring top rival football teams from across the state of Indiana.
The Band performed the opener to the 2014 Marching Show entitled “Des Irae.”
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.
The Winter Pot Luck Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser is upon us. On Saturday, February 22 at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Jeffersonville we will host an event to raise money and kick off our drive to purchase a new equipment trailer. We need the participation of everyone in this endeavor.
Before explaining what we need in order to pull off this event, let me offer a big thank you to several people. Mr. Saettel arranged for us to use Eastern Heights Baptist Church for the event. The Saettels, the Nuxolls, and possibly other band booster families attend Eastern Heights. We are grateful for being able to use this facility. Sherri Schladen, Band Booster President, has been working tirelessly all year and particularly during recent weeks in the effort to contact potential donors. When you see the list of those she has contacted you will be impressed. She has had quite a bit of help from her husband, Mark, also. There have also been a few band boosters who have attended most meetings; thank you Ms. Bowen, Ms. Nuxoll and Ms. Gnadinger for your participation. If I am overlooking anyone please forgive me. Recognizing these people in no way minimizes the participation of all others. We all lead busy lives and can only do so much.
The dinner on February 22 will run from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (The bidding on the Silent Auction ends at 7:30 p.m.) The main course will be spaghetti with meatballs and it will be purchased/prepared by the officers to ensure sufficient quantity for our guests. Garlic bread and drinks will also be provided this way. There will be water, iced tea, coffee and lemonade. Individual band booster families are asked to provide soups, salads, side dishes and desserts. In order to create a balance of foods please make a commitment to bring specific items. On charlestownbandofpirates.com and on Facebook we will maintain an updated list of what people have committed to bring. Please monitor this regularly and consider adjusting your offering if necessary.
There will also be posted on the website and on Facebook a list of the businesses Sherri and others have contacted thus far to request donations. This list will show what has been given so you will have an idea of what will be available at the silent auction. By referring to this list you might think of places that are still available to contact. Please provide that information to Sherri as quickly as possible so she can “follow those leads.” Furthermore, we encourage all band boosters to create a basket or provide something for the auction. Please let us know what that will be should you decide to offer something.
We will need help setting up the church prior to the event, possibly on Friday evening 2/21 and or before the 5:00 p.m. start on Saturday, 2/22. Please email me, at email@example.com with your availability. I hope you will be neither surprised nor offended if you receive several emails from me, perhaps even daily, between now and the event. We want to make this as successful as possible.
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Boosters will provide power snacks and water at the event, but the students will want to bring money for concessions. It parents want to help by bringing fruit or vegetables please let Sherri Schladen know as soon as possible. Sherri is ordering a special cake for the students for Saturday. If you would like to contribute to the cost of that cake, please contact Sherri.
Candy bar sales will not start when planned as the Senior Class is still selling them through mid November. We are going to start between 11/15 and 11/18. We will sell until 11/25 and money will be due 11/26.
The next Band Booster meeting is November 7th at 7 p.m. in the CHS band room.
Great job Marching Band of Pirates at the ISSMA Preliminaries in Jasper, IN. Best job on routine yet! Next event in two weeks.
The itinerary for the ISSMA Scholastic Finals scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2013 is below.
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A Band Boosters meeting was held Thursday, October 3, 2013 in the CHS band room. Thanks to all who attended. Minutes and a Treasurer’s Report are attached to this post and have been emailed to the distribution list.
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