2016 Sudler Shield Award

We are so honored to be chosen as a recipient of the 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!!!



2017 Spin-Ghetti

Don’t miss this year’s Spin-Ghetti! For the first time ever, ALL Color Guard members will be performing. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

Ticket sales are closed for dinner at this time, but if you don’t have a ticket for dinner, don’t worry, you can still make the FREE show! The show will begin at 7pm in the CHS Gym.

If you have a ticket for dinner, please join us in the CHS Cafeteria at 5:30pm.



Pizza Sales Wrapping Up!

****Castle Bands Frozen Pizza Fundraiser 2017****

Made possible by Sandy’s Pizza of Ft Branch, IN. Thank you Sandy’s!

* ALL Sale order forms and money must be turned into the band office by this Friday 1/13/17This is a hard stop deadline, as Sandy’s must make each pizza by hand

Checks ONLY – payable to Castle Band Boosters – NO CASH PLEASE!

* Please track sales using an official Sandy’s Pizza order form
Additional order forms are easily available through Sandy’s website
Sales are only possible using the types offered on the form – No special orders/ No special toppings

* These are frozen pizzas – distribution will be on Friday 2/3/17 & Saturday 2/4/17 JUST IN TIME for the SUPER BOWL 2/5/17!

Specific details/arrangements for distribution will be announced by email at a later date

* This is a voluntary fundraiser, but there will be prizes awarded for the top 10 sellers
* All proceeds are to the Castle Band Boosters General Fund (No individual student accounts this year for the money)


  • Sales will be tallied by student so that prizes can be awarded
  • Castle Bands will benefit with 50% of gross sales!

The goal with this fundraiser, just like all fundraisers or organization has is to raise as much money for Castle Bands as possible.

If you buy pizza or know someone who buys pizza, or think you might be inclined to buy a pizza in the near future, this fundraiser is for you!

Let’s have some fun and enjoy this great partnership that we have with Sandy’s Pizza!

Congratulations Mr. Dean!

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

Mr. Dean was 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. Can we all join each other and send lots of comments and congratulations to Mr. Bandmaster himself–TOM DEAN!


11/10-11/12 BOA Grand Nationals Semifinals Saturday 10:30am CT!

The Castle Marching Knights are at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy to participate in the Bands of American Grand Nationals Competition. Our CMK were named Class 3A Preliminary Champions and overall Regional  Champion  during the Clarksville, Tennessee Regional Championships held September 24, 2016.  We were also in first place for Class 3A in the Preliminaries during BOA Super Regionals, taking 7th places overall.

We rocked the house in preliminaries and are among the 36 top bands advancing to semifinals Saturday 11/11.  The competition was fierce with 100 amazing bands competing. We are excited and grateful to meet so many hard-working and talented individuals and to be a part of this wonderful experience.

Send your favorite CMK positive energy on Saturday 11/11.  It’s KNIGHT TIME IN INDY!!

11/5 BOA Super Regionals 10:00am CT !

The Castle Marching Knights will be traveling to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy to participate in the Bands of American Super Regional Competition. Our CMK were named Class 3A Preliminary Champions and overall Regional  Champion  during the Clarksville, Tennessee Regional Championships held September 24, 2016.

The band travels to Indy on Friday night and will perform at 10:00am CT Saturday morning at Lucas Oil Stadium. Watch out Indy, we’re bringing our game!