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.



Annual Pizza Sale is On!

Hello and welcome to our Castle Bands Frozen Pizza fundraiser for the 2017/2018 year. This is made possible by Sandy’s Pizza of Fort Branch, IN.

Sandy’s Pizza is known through out our community for having a great product, and they are well known for being a great partner for school groups of all kinds to raise money for their organizations. This will be the 3rd time in the last few years that we have partnered with Sandy’s Pizza for this mid-year fundraiser.

Product Facts:

All Sandy’s Fundraiser Pizzas are 12” and come frozen. 

Due to the large number of frozen pizzas Sandy’s makes for fundraisers there can be NO DIFFERENT toppings other than the ones listed on the order form.

Castle Bands will receive proceeds in the amount of 50% of gross sales, so sell sell sell!

Castle Bands will be selling 7 varieties of pizza this year, with unit prices ranging from $9.50 to $11.00

The 7 varieties include: 1.Cheese, 2.Saus & Sweet Red Pepper, 3.Sausage, 4.Pepperoni, 5.Saus/Pepperoni, 6.Veggie, and 7.Combination.

NOTE – Castle Bands will not be offering the Saus/Pepp/Mushroom variety, and this column has been marked out on the order form this year. Please come to the band office if you need another order form.


Sale Facts:

The sale can begin as soon as you’re ready – so start now!  Order Forms and Final Tally sheets are available through the Band Office.

Final pizza totals and all checks, payable to “Castle Band Boosters” need to be turned into the band office by Friday 1/5/18. This is a hard stop for the sale to end. NO CASH PLEASE!!!

Pickup and Distribution of the pizzas will be on the Friday/Saturday just before the Super Bowl (2/2 & 2/3). 

Details on pickup and distrib will come out in January after final numbers are all in.

Castle Bands will be using a total sheet for turning in this year – this means that the detail order form with all the customer names and tally marks needs to be kept by the students/parents.

NOTE – turn in ONLY the total sheet. Students/Parents will keep the detail sheet for your use to pass out the product you’ve sold

This is a “general fund” type fundraiser, so there is no individual account credit for sales with this fundraiser


For questions about this fundraiser, please contact Joshua Steele @ 812-431-4964  or his email xylos96@gmail.com

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!