Latest News for the Week of October 21st-27th, 2019

Whiteland Invitational This Week, Saturday, October 26th!
Mr Carney’s newsletter and schedule is out, CLICK HERE to get all the details.


New Palestine Band’s Inaugural Trunk-Or-Treat (with Community Performance) Next Week!
Calling all band families, sponsors and business! Do you have spirit? YES you do! Please come join us on October 30th and bring all of your Halloween spirit and spirits along! We would love to turn the band lot into a Halloween Tailgate. Dress up those trunks, bring candy to pass out, represent your style (keeping it mild as to not scare the little ones) and let’s show the community our spirit.  Please help spread the word and get involved to help make this an amazing event. Wednesday Night, October 30th starting at 6:00 PM. Once the Trunk-or-Treat event is wrapping up, we’ll close up our trunks and invite everyone over to see your very own, fire-breathing Marching Dragons perform their full 2019 show, “The Climb” at 7:30 PM.

Latest News for the Week of October 14th-19th, 2019

This Week’s Schedule and Newsletter
No Friday Night Football game this week, but the New Palestine Marching Dragons will travel to Evansville on Saturday, October 19th for ISSMA Regional Competition. Get all of the details in Mr. Carney’s weekly newsletter HERE! Please take a moment and read through details, there are changes in practice schedules upcoming, info coming soon on Veterans Day and tons of info and checklists so you are prepared for the week ahead. Go Dragons!

Greeting Card Fundraiser Underway!
Our Usborne “Cards for a Cause” fundraiser is already underway and will take place through October 25th! One sold box of $30 = $10 credit to your student’s band account. The box categories are the same as last year (All Occasion 1 and 2, Kids Birthday, and Thank You), but all the cards are different this year. You will also find a new Holiday cards box this year containing 50 cards (still for the same price of $30!). Get the Order Form HERE! If you have questions, please contact Dawn Smith. This is a great way to pay for Winter activities!


Fall & Winter Concessions Sign Up!
It’s that time again! Concessions will begin for band boosters at the end of this month. Reminder that each Marching Band student needs to fulfill at least 5 shifts… now anyone can work these shifts as long as they are over the age of 14. End times are approximate, so events could end sooner or last later than posted.

Concessions is a HUGE fundraiser for us, so it is important for us to have every event staffed. If you are interested in being a concessions manager please let Carolyn Pinnick know… these individuals would help in making sure the stands are opened and closed and the money is counted and paperwork is filled out.

Click Here to Sign Up or click the SignUpGenius Logo below!

Carolyn is currently looking for a mentor to take over the concessions duties. She has the process pretty much streamlined and would love to show someone the ropes as her band kid will be graduating next year. It is not a hard job at all and actually kind of fun… please let her know!!!

If you have any questions, please contact NPBB Concessions Manager, Carolyn Pinnick.

Latest News for the Week of October 7th-12th, 2019

October 11th & 12th, Friday Night Football Game and ISSMA Performace
Another busy week for your New Palestine Marching Dragons! We’re back from Fall Break and start practice on Thursday, October 10th at 9:00 AM. Both Thursday and Friday are Camp Days, so 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday. Also, a reminder that Friday night’s football game is Senior Night. Senior parents, please arrive at the East ticket booth (where players enter the field) around 7:00 PM! Here is this week’s newsletter from Mr. Carney and also everything you need to know for the Whiteland ISSMA Open Competition!

Feeding The Band on Saturday, October 12th
Please see the SignUpGenius to volunteer to help prep and serve food and/or bring donation items. The always popular “breakfast for lunch” menu is on tap!

Latest News, September 30th, 2019

It’s Homecoming Week! 
Get the full schedule for Friday Night’s Game in Mr. Carney’s Newsletter HERE. A reminder, no competition this week, but we will have a full dress performance at half-time of the football game. Following that, enjoy some Fall Break time off and be ready to get back at it on Thursday, October 10th at 9:00 AM!

Latest News, September 23rd, 2019

Ben Davis Competition This Week
Your Weekly Newsletter with all you need to know, including the full schedule and helpful checklist is out from Mr. Carney, take a look HERE. We will perform at 7:45 PM on Saturday, September 28th. Good luck Dragons!

New Palestine Mid-State Invitational a Success! 
Thank you to all the student and parent volunteers including Competition Director, Marilyn Vazquez for hosting another great event at New Pal! The day ran smoothly, we received a ton of great feedback from visiting bands and look forward to hosting Mid-States again in 2020!

Texas Roadhouse Reminder! 
Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser orders are due to Natalie Young this Wednesday, September 25th.

McDonalds Fundraiser Night, Monday, September 30th! 
Our band program gets a check at the end of the night for 10% of all revenue between 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Both Drive-Thru and Dine-In sales. Tell your friends, spread the word, stop in and visit us on New Palestine Band McDonald’s Night!

New Palestine to Evansville, October 19th!
Mark your calendars, for the first time in six years, New Palestine has been assigned to the Evansville ISSMA Regional. We will perform tentatively at 5:30 PM. Make plans now and save up your spare change for some Ski soda and Grippos chips on the way!

Latest News, September 15th, 2019

Weekly Newsletter & Schedule Released
Get your weekly newsletter and all the scheduled and checklists from Mr. Carney here HERE.  This is for the week of September 16th-22nd which includes a home football game and a HOME Mid-States invitational.

Volunteer Meeting for New Palestine Invitational
Our second Marching Band Invitational at New Palestine High School’s Kelso Stadium will take place September 21, 2019. You should have already received an email with all the information you need. A Volunteers Information Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 PM in the Band Room (Door 34). The online meeting will take place the same night at 8:00 PM in case you can’t attend the meeting at 7:00 PM. No worries if you can’t attend any meeting, you will get all the volunteering info you need. If you don’t get an email and you are volunteering let Marilyn know ASAP at

Join the online meeting HERE.

Texas Roadhouse Roll Fundraiser
Delivered in time for Thanksgiving! REMINDER that I will need ALL order forms and Money no later than next Wednesday, September 25th. Have the checks made out to NPBB (New Palestine Band Boosters). Have the kiddos turn in the order forms to Natalie Young directly or put them in the bandbox in the band room. The rolls/butter/gift cards will not be in until a week before Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 21st) If you have any questions, please email Natalie Young. She will be at 34 on Thursday after Band Practice around 6:15ish if you would like to hand me the Texas Roadhouse Rolls/Butter & Gift Cards. Here is the Order Form!

September 13th and 14th Weekend Wrap Up
The Dragons football team defeated Mt. Vernon 49-7 and there were rave reviews of our pep band and the electric energy they provided during the game. Great work everyone!

Saturday, the Marching Dragons competed in their first competition at Brownsburg and things went off without a hitch, Great performance and we look forward to the progress in the show, implementing props fully and improving each day. Thank you to all the parents who showed up and made loading and transporting super-easy and extra special thanks to the parents who helped feed the kids, worked tirelessly with uniforms and hair and kept everyone hydrated in the heat both days!

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.

2019 – July News

New Palestine Band Director Farewell
It’s impossible to capture what all Director Humphries has meant to the New Palestine Band Program in a website news post, but “Thank You Mr. Humphries!” from everyone at NPHS!

On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019, Shawn A. Humphries announced he was leaving New Palestine High School after 20 years (15 as Director, 5 on the Marching Band Staff) to become the Southport Middle School Band Director, a move that will allow him to be closer to home and have more time with his wife and two young children. Thank you to his family as well for the understanding, the compassion and allowing him all of those long hours and weekends over the past many years. The Humphries Family will forever a part of our Band Family.

He has left the program in amazing shape. New Palestine Band is a growing and a well-oiled, competitive machine thanks to Mr. Humphries’ tireless work and hours poured into the program. All the accolades imaginable; Championships, Gold with Distinction, All-Band Awards, hundreds of students going to State Solo & Ensemble, competitive Marching, Concert, Jazz, Percussion, Guard, Honor Band and Dance programs. Under Mr. Humphries, New Pal Bands have traveled the country and even commissioned new pieces of work that we remain indefinitely. In addition to all of that, Director Humphries had the vision and leadership to guide our booster group to become a solid, stable and well-run association to support our band students. He will also have life-long friendships and most importantly has left an honest, sincere  and positive impact on hundreds of band kid’s lives. Thank you, we will miss you Mr. Humphries and look forward to supporting you at Southport and look forward to seeing you at Saturday competitions in the future!


Ice Cream Social, Tuesday, July 30th, 6:30PM!
A reminder that Tuesday Night wraps up Band Camp for 2019 and all parents, family, alumni and friends are invited to see the progress so far, interact with students on the practice field and enjoy ice cream. Please show up by 6:30 PM. Don’t forget, our band calendar can be found HERE and please watch this page and the New Palestine Band Facebook Page for updates including a cancellation of the Saturday, August 3rd practice and possible addition of another competition in October! The first day of school is Friday, August 2nd. Have a great year students and get after it, make us proud and work hard for those great band kid grades!

2019 – June News

2019 Marching Dragon Schedule Finalized!

Get a PDF Copy HERE or see below or in upcoming dates.

July 22nd (Monday) 9 AM – 7 PM
First Day of Matching Band Camp

August 2nd (Friday)
Student’s First Day of School

September 6th (Friday)
Football Game (Yorktown)
Shepler Field At Kelso Stadium
New Palestine High School

September 7th (Saturday)
Annual Lions Club Parade
New Palestine, Indiana

September 13th (Friday)
Football Game (Mt. Vernon)
Shepler Field At Kelso Stadium
New Palestine High School

September 14th (Saturday)
Brownsburg Invitational
Brownsburg High School
1000 South Odell Street
Brownsburg, IN 46112

September 20th (Friday)
Football Game (Pendleton Heights)
Shepler Field At Kelso Stadium
New Palestine High School

September 21st (Saturday)
New Palestine Invitational
Shepler Field At Kelso Stadium
New Palestine High School

September 28th (Saturday)
Ben Davis Invitational
Ben Davis High School
1200 North Girls School Road Indianapolis, IN 46214

October 4th (Friday)
Football Game (Shelbyville)
Shepler Field At Kelso Stadium
New Palestine High School

October 11th (Friday)
Football Game (New Castle)
Shepler Field At Kelso Stadium
New Palestine High School

October 12th (Saturday)
ISSMA Whiteland Invitational
Whiteland High School
300 East Main Street
Whiteland, IN 46184

October 19th (Saturday)
ISSMA Regional Competition
TBD (Lafayette Jeff or Evansville)

November 2nd (Saturday)
(To Be Earned)
ISSMA Semi-State Competition
Pike High School
5401 West 71st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268

November 9th (Saturday)
(To Be Earned)
ISSMA State Finals Competition
Lucas Oil Stadium

— OR —

November 9th (Saturday)
Mid-States Finals Competition
Kings High School
5500 Columbia Road
Kings Mills, OH 45034