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Attention: Castle Students and their Parents!

Castle students in grades 8-12 during the next (2021-2022) school year are eligible to join Castle Color Guard! See flier below for sessions to try it out. Please help spread the word about this fantastic program and hope to see you there!


Knight of Jazz tickets are now on sale! See details and purchase tickets HERE.

For any questions about the event, please contact knightofjazz@castlebands.org


Castle Band Program

The Castle Band Program provides students with an opportunity to learn much more than how to play an instrument or how to perform in a show. It builds discipline, responsibility, commitment, and a sense of teamwork/family like no other organization. If you would like to partner with the Castle Band Program, please consider Donating Here to help our students continue to grow, learn, and lead all through their passion for music.

Awards and Recognition

We are so honored to be chosen as a recipient of th John Phillip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Shield Award for 2016. We are one of 3 bands in the United States to be chosen for this international award that recognizes high school, youth, and international marching bands of excellence. Read the  Tri-State Homepage Article about our CMK achievements and visit the Sousa Foundation page to view past and present winners. Congratulations, CMK!!!

Mr. Dean received the 2019 Outstanding Bandmaster of the Year award on 3/11 at the All-State Band Concert at Purdue University. Tristate HomePage Article

Mr. Dean was also awarded the 2017 Outstanding Bandmaster of the Year award from the Phi Beta Mu professional fraternity for instrumental music teachers in Indiana. This is a significant recognition of not only Mr. Dean’s contribution to instrumental music education in Indiana, but to his leadership and development of the Castle Band programs alongside Mr. Eifler.