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Memorable Marching Season for the Band of Pirates

BandatLOS2014The Charlestown HS Band of Pirates ended their regular marching season Saturday with a phenomenal performance at Lawrence Central High School (Indianapolis).

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!  The Band continues to stay busy, including their upcoming Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on Saturday, November 15th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center (999 Water Street).

Highlights of the marching 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 Rating 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 by the Courier Journal)

-ISSMA Scholastic Finals Performance (and trophy)

The band has 47 members, including students from New Washington High School for the first time ever.  This year was a great year for our band program, with a bright future on the horizon for our Marching Band of Pirates.  The band will now officially be in “pep-band” mode through the end of the football season.  Congratulations to the Band of Pirates for an outstanding marching season, Pirate Nation is proud of you!  For more on the Charlestown HS Band of Pirates, go to

Band of Pirates Advance to Finals

The Charlestown Band of Pirates got a Gold rating at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) scholastic preliminaries today (Saturday, October 11th). The band now moves on to the ISSMA finals on October 25th in Indianapolis. Great job Band of Pirates, best of luck next week at State!

Time to Tackle Dysautonomia…Senior Night

TimeToTacklePOTSThe CHS National Honor Society is organizing events for the Football Senior Night game, October 10th. The events are centered aroung raising funds for and increasing awareness of the condition called the Dysautonomia; also known as
POTS. The condition is already close to the hearts of Pirate Nation, as CHS Freshman Madi Keith has battled it for years now. All funds raised by the CHS National Honor Society chapter during this event, will be donated to the Dysautonomia International Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit
organization which raises awareness and supports efforts at a cure ( The CHS National Honor Society is currently taking benefit t-shirt orders which should be worn during the senior night game in honor of Madi Keith. T-shirts are $10 for regular sizes, but must be ordered by Friday, October 3rd. Order forms are available by CLICKING HERE or going to the Pirate Pride website at www.PiratePride.BLUE. Directions for the availability of all Charlestown school students and parents to obtain a benefit t-shirt is also available on the order form. Additional fund raising
efforts, centered around the October 10th Senior Night football game include, chances to kick a halftime field goal to win a prize, a silent auction during the game, and bracelet sales in addition to the benefit t-shirts. Start backing this worthy fund raiser, in honor of Pirate Nation’s own, Madi Keith…..order your benefit t-shirts for you and your whole family today.