The high school band is pleased to welcome back Mr. Tom Dean as a full time high school band director. A proud alumnus of Castle High School, Mr. Dean holds music education degrees from Ball State University and Bowling Green State University. While many students and parents know Mr. Dean as a middle school band director, he taught at Castle High School from 1993-2006. He was hired in 1993 as the Assistant Director and then spent the next 12 years as the head director and music department chairman. Under his direction, the top concert band was a state finalist eleven of thirteen years. The marching band was also a state finalist eleven of thirteen years. In 2005, the Marching Knights finished 2nd at ISSMA State Finals and 13th at the BOA Grand National competition. Mr. Dean has taught at Castle Junior High, now Castle North Middle School, since 2006. Under his leadership, the CNMS band program has grown from 180 students to over 300 this coming year. In addition to the growth of that program, the performing groups are recognized as some of the finest middle school bands in the state. Mr. Dean is very excited to once again work with Mr. Eifler, the students, and parents at Castle High School.
The Castle band directors are pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Nikki Miller as the Castle Percussion Director. Originally from Logansport, Indiana, Mrs. Miller holds two college degrees in music from Ball State University. She earned her Music Education degree in 2008 and her Master’s degree in Music Performance in 2010. Mrs. Miller will instruct, manage and oversee all percussion students and ensembles. Most recently, she was the director of the 2013 Class A State Champion Pike Central Percussion Ensemble. We are very excited to welcome her to our band family!
On June 26th Drums on the Ohio returns to Evansville with Drum Corps International Bands. This is an opportunity for band members to see bands who perform at a high level and is great entertainment. By supporting this event we help to insure that Drums on the Ohio will return to Evansville for good. The Band Boosters will park cars for spectators of the Professional Golf Association event at Victoria Natonal Golf Course. This activity brings in a great deal of financial support for the band so all boosters are encouraged to help.
This year's marching band season features up to seven competitions and a trip to Indianapolis for the BOA Grand Natonals. A detailed schedule can be found here.
Menke Automotive Repair Giveback Menke Automotive will donate 3 percent from your total bill to Castle Bands if you present this coupon when you have your vehicle serviced there throughout 2012!
Commemorative Bricks are Back Now that the construction has waned, commemorative bricks are being are being reinstalled and new brick orders are being taken. Use this form and return it to Kathy Webster.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Be a vital part of the Castle Bands programs!