The 2019 Castle Marching Knights band camp season kicks back into gear July 8. Come and watch your favorite CMK at the end of any rehearsal! In the meantime, we will be working on the website, updating our look, and getting ready for our 2019 CMK Season, MAD HOPE. Check back soon!
New to band next year? Check out these tips around what to expect the First Year of Marching Band!
Congratulations to our Castle Musicians!
Our 4th/5th period bands received a Gold with Distinction rating and our 6th period band achieved a ranking of 6th in the State. Congratulations to all of our Concert Band students!
Solo and Ensemble
We had 102 Total Events at the District Solo and Ensemble ISSMA contest from Castle performing either as a soloist or in small groups ranging from 3-20 members. Of these events, 92 were registered as a “GROUP I” performance that are required to play more advanced music.
An astounding 82 events qualified to advance to the State Solo/Ensemble Festival in Indianapolis on Feb. 23rd. Congratulations to the 57 soloists and 25 ensembles that represented CHS at the State Festival on Saturday 2/23. Way to go Castle!!!
2019 All State Band
Congratulations to the newly selected members of the 2019 Indiana All-State Band! Ally Donnelly, Luke Robertson and Alex Hagan were named members of the All State Honor Band. Janie Arseneaux and Abby Fleck were named to the All-State Band. This is one of the highest honors a high school band student can achieve! Way to go!!
2019 EPYO Concerto Competition
Also, congratulations to Ally Donnelly and Luke Robertson who competed in the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto Contest. Ally won the Grand Prize, a $1,000 cash prize and an upcoming solo performance with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.
Congratulations Castle Band students for your great work!!
Where are we now?
Our students are hard at work with performances rapidly approaching! Check out the Upcoming Events for Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Jazz Bands, and Concert Bands next performance dates/locations!
2018 Marching Band Wrap-Up
Way to go CMK!!! What an amazing Marching Band season! We ended the season at Grand Nationals with 2 performances that were the most outstanding yet! We are so proud of each and every one of our Castle Marching Knights! A big thank you to all of our directors for their great efforts in making us a top-notch band who can bring our “A” game no matter the circumstances, and do it with class. We love our Castle Band!
Thank you BOA – Memorial Fund
Thank you to Bands of America, who established the Sophie Rinehart Memorial Fund in memory of our beloved Sophie Rinehart. Click this link to access the video, Sophie Rinehart Memorial, to view this beautiful tribute in honor of Sophie.
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.