Carlisle Indian Band wins State Marching Contest

Carlisle Indian Military Marching Band wins the 2A State Competition on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Pine Tree Stadium. The band is under the direction of Chris Clifton, with Gabrielle Guidry, Scott Smith, and Randy Kiser assisting. This year’s Drum majors are Seniors Skylar Davila and Sammi Staples.  

The Carlisle Indian Band has been named the Texas TMEA Concert Honor Band 5 different times throughout the years (2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2019), and now has won the first ever UIL State Championship at the first UIL Class 2A Military Marching Contest.  This contest took place at Pine Tree on December 9th with Carlisle finishing first, Timpson second, and Union Grove third.  On November 7, 2020, the band received the 1st place Class 2A Award at the NAMMB Pre-UIL Marching Contest in Carthage TX. Soon after, the Indian band was awarded a 1st division at the UIL Region 21 Marching Contest on November 18, 2020 in Carthage. 

We are proud of the hard work and dedication that all band members put forth to make the Carlisle Indian Band so successful.