Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Help Dreams Come True


 A message from Carmel Marching Greyhound

Director – Chris Kreke:


The kids of this year’s Carmel High School Marching Band are dreaming big.  In addition to defending their 2012 ISSMA State and Bands of America Grand Nationals Championships, the Marching Greyhounds have accepted an invitation to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on January 1, 2014.  This is a prestigious honor and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

This year the theme of the Rose Parade is “Dreams Come True.”  Most high school marching bands can only dream of one day participating in the granddaddy of them all.  The Carmel Marching Band has worked extremely hard to earn its invitation to the Rose Parade.  But it won’t be easy to raise the funds necessary to transport 300 students, chaperones and staff to California.  It is the goal of the Carmel High School Band Boosters to help make the dream of marching in the Rose Parade a reality for each and every band member.  But we can’t do this without the support of the family and friends of the band members, the Carmel Marching Greyhound Alumni and their friends and family, and the entire Carmel Community.

Can you imagine the thrill when these kids — our kids — step off the line in front of a million people lining the parade route and 100 times as many watching on TV? It’s enough to get them believing that anything is possible if you work towards your dreams.

And isn’t that the kind of thinking we want to encourage in these extraordinary kids of Carmel?

Please give generously.  Please share the dream.

Thank you,


Chris Kreke

Director, Carmel Marching Greyhounds


To donate online now follow the link below:

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Checks made payable to “CHS Band Booster” can be mailed to:

Carmel HS Band Boosters

PO Box 65

Carmel, IN  46082


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