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!



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: