Marching Terriers Having a Great Season

Marching Terriers Having a Great Season
Posted on 10/22/2019

The Carbondale Community High School Marching Terriers have had a tremendous marching competition season this fall. The show, “I Believe,” explores a blueprint for creating positive change in the world around us! The show includes featured soloists John Patton (senior) and Nathaniel Pimentel (junior) and featured orator Emma Partlow (senior) along with 70+ musicians and color guard members.


In addition to performing at all home football games, the Band competed in five marching band tournaments this fall. They kicked off the season in September with a win, defending their 1A Championship title along with winning Best Color Guard and Best Drum Majors at the Sage City Invitational (Monticello, IL) They closed out September with strong performances at the Tiger Ambush and The Lions’ Classic, where they received 2nd place. The Marching Terriers have been undefeated in October, winning their class at  SIU's Music and Motion competition along with Best Drum Majors and Best Percussion. The Band closed out their field season at the McKendree Preview of Champions, taking Best Music, Color Guard and Percussion while placing 1st in their class. Last weekend they performed in the SIU Homecoming parade.


The band is under the direction of Greg Townsend along with student leadership of Drum Majors Rachel Burke (senior), Jodie Meredith (junior) and Grace Park (sophomore).


These strong performances kick off a year of great music for the CCHS Music Department as they look to continue a nine-year streak in the Top 3 music programs in Illinois after finishing 2nd for the 18-19 school year. Upcoming events include performances at the CCHS football games on October 25 along with free concerts on November 5 and November 21 at the CCHS Auditorium. Upcoming fundraisers include their annual Christmas tree sale running for two weeks starting Black Friday and their Annual Fruit Sale which began yesterday and runs through the end of October.