Composition Contest Results!

On Wednesday, the results for this year’s composition contest were announced. Students had 20 weeks to write and perfect a composition that would be judged and chosen by Mr. Peterson. Out of the pieces he had to choose from, Mr. Peterson made a decision on which would be performed at the Spring concert.

Lauren Gaines (middle)

Lauren Gaines (middle)

The winner of the 2016 composition contest is Lauren Gaines! Congratulations, Lauren!

Composition Contest

Pictured- Ethan Hartsfield, Mimi Cymbalist, Grace Sellers, Thomas Gnadinger

Pictured- Ethan Hartsfield, Mimi Cymbalist, Grace Sellers, and  Thomas Gnadinger listening to a sample entry

With our pep band season coming to a close, our band council has been brewing ideas on different activities the band members could participate in, and the one that stood out the most was a composition contest. Students will write a piece of any style that they choose. The piece must be original and 5 minutes or less. Entries will be sent and revised by Mr. Peterson. The winner’s piece will be played by the band at the Spring concert. Entries are due March 18th. This is a perfect opportunity to show off your creativity and artistic ability, don’t miss it!

Leadership Interview Times Announced

Students are anxiously preparing for marching band leadership interviews that take place on February 23rd from 4-6:30. Potential section leaders will be asked a series of questions (discipline, motivation, team dynamics, etc.) by a surprise panel. Their answers will determine who is worthy enough to guide and coach the members of our band. Good luck to those who will be interviewed!

Interview Schedule:

4:00- Isaac Saettel

4:10- Kyle Jones

4:20- Michael Burchett

4:30- Tommy Gnadinger

4:40- Cristian Martinez

4:50- Daylen Cymbalist

5:00- Nolan Knoebel

5:10- Michael Bremer

5:20- Lauren Gaines

5:30- Kylen Farmer

5:40- Kaine Hall

5:50- Sophia Adams

6:00- Miriam Cymbalist

6:10- Liz Izon

6:20- Sarah Peak

Charlestown Wins Big At Salem!

The Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates started the season out with a bang Saturday after taking home a total of 5 awards for Class A, including first place.

The band earned First Place in Class A, Best Guard, Best General Effect, Best Music, and Best Visual Representation! Just like last year, Charlestown came out to be a two time Champion for class A. It was an excellent performance to start out what is expected to be an exciting marching season.

The Charlestown Band of Pirates at Salem High School on Saturday, September 12th, 2015:

The band will be traveling to Paoli, Indiana to compete in the Pride of Paoli Invitational this Saturday (September 19th). Come out and support your band and let’s make this a great season!

Address for Paoli Jr./Sr. High School: Paoli High School, 501 Elm Street, Paoli, IN 47454. The band is performing at 5:20pm.

Salem: Here We Come

After months of rehearsal, two weeks of band camp, and two football game half time performances, the Charlestown Band of Pirates is ready to take on the competition!

The Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates will be traveling to Salem High School in Salem, Indiana to compete in the Salem Marching Invitational. After an excellent performance last year at Salem, earning first place in Class A competition along with Best Music, Best Color Guard, and Best Visual Effect, who knows what is in store this year? The bar has been set high for our pirate band of over 40 marching members. The weather this weekend is currently expected to be in the 70’s and partly cloudy, which definitely in favor of anyone who is marching this Saturday (the band also performs later in the day, adding some extra practice time before performance).

2014 Marching Band of Pirates at Salem:

Come out to Salem, Indiana this Saturday (September 12th) to show some Pirate Pride for our Marching Band of Pirates. The band performs at 6:45pm.

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2015 “Joy” Preview:

If you are interested in helping load or carry equipment, let us know! As soon as awards are given out they will be posted on charlestownbandofpirates.com. See you there.