Latest News, August 31, 2019

Lots of Info, The First Week of September is Busy! 
Lots of events upcoming this week, please check out our new weekly newsletter from Director Carney! It’s packed with all the info you need for this week. A recap below and more details in the newsletter. Rest up and enjoy your three-day Labor Day weekend and be energized and ready to go this week!

First Home Football Game, Friday, September 6th
Congrats to the New Palestine Dragons for their 28-9 victory versus 6A powerhouse Center Grove! Our first home football game of the season is Friday Night, September 6th against Yorktown. Please show up at 4:30 PM for practice. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM and the New Palestine Marching Dragons will perform “The Climb” at halftime. See you there!

Lions Club Parade, Saturday, September 7th
The band will be marching in the annual Lions Club Parade in New Palestine. Parade starts at 11:00 AM, please join in along the parade route to cheer on the Dragons and all of the entrants from the community!

Annual Picnic & Candlelight, Saturday, September 7th
A reminder that the annual picnic and candlelight will kickoff with dinner at 7:00 PM at the Bell Community Center.

Welcome to Our New Band Director! 
Exciting news for New Palestine Bands as CSCSHC was able to hire an amazing new Director for our program! Please welcome Mr. Jon Carney, Director of Bands at New Palestine High School, overseeing all aspects of the NPHS Instrumental Program. Entering his twelfth year of teaching this year, Mr. Carney previously taught nine years in Beech Grove Schools and two years at Clifford Pierce Middle School, serving as Assistant Band Director at both locations. Prior to teaching, Mr. Carney marched Contra with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps for two years and attended Indiana State University, earning his Bachelor’s in Music Education, and the University of Illinois, earning his Master’s in Tuba Performance and Literature. Mr. Carney has had the opportunity to perform with professional symphony orchestras and brass chamber ensembles in Indiana and Illinois, has performed in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall with the University of Illinois Wind Symphony, and was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Spain performing chamber music while attending the University of Illinois. When he’s not at school, Mr. Carney enjoys spending time with his wife, Courtney, and two wonderful kids, Jackson and Harper.