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

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


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!

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!



Dream Big. Pirate Pride.