• Representing
    Carterville High School
    Carterville, Illinois

  • Home of the
    Pride of the Lions

  • Providing positive
    life-changing experiences
    for our students

  • Building teamwork skills
    and discipline

  • Building Life Long

  • Exploring the Importance
    of Music
    in our Lives

New Uniform Design
By: Mr. Williams - Jan 19, 2018

We are very happy to announce our new uniform design for the Pride of the Lions Marching Band. Take a peek here.

2018 IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest
By: Mr. Williams - Jan 19, 2018

Students/Parents/Guardians, the 2018 IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest is scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd, at Benton Consolidated High School. Solo and Ensemble is a great opportunity for students to experience a few aspects of what a professional musician must go through for a performance. Please see my letter that will provide this year's performance requirements. Should you have any questions concerning the day or performances, please feel free to contact me.

A Winter Concert
By: WebGuy - Dec 12, 2017

Many thanks to Mr. Williams and all the students performing at last night's Winter Concert. The music was wonderful an the evening was filled with joy and the holiday spirit. Some photos are available here.

2017 ILMEA D6 Senior Festival
By: Nicholas Williams - Nov 21, 2017

These 3 Carterville High School Band students represented CHS Bands proudly at the 2017 ILMEA D6 Senior Festival. Congratulations to Thomas Wood, 1st Chair Trombone All District Orchestra, Neha Arun, Second Chair Oboe All District Orchestra, and Marshall Brown 1st Chair Euphonium All District Band. We are very proud of you! A few photos are here.

2018 Spring Trip to Chicago
By: Nicholas Williams - Nov 08, 2017

This spring the CHS Fine Arts Department (Symphonic Winds, Concert Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Choir) will travel to Chicago, Illinois to participate in the Windy City Classic Chicago PAC (Performing Arts Consultants) Music Festival. Parents/Guardians of CHS Band Students, please see my information about our trip.

Another Successful Marching Season
By: Nicholas Williams - Nov 04, 2017

2nd Place at Pinckneyville in Class 2A, with Best Color Guard and Percussion captions. Add another performance in Belleville and we will call that an end to a very successful season. All I can say is that I have the hardest working students, staff, and parents, in one of the most supporting communities for band in Southern Illinois. A great end to an enjoyable season. Thank you parents and students! Until next year. Photos HERE.

2017 Music in Motion at SIU
By: Nicholas Williams - Oct 21, 2017

First place in their class today at SIU Music in Motion - Your very own Carterville Pride of the Lions Marching Band. CONGRATULATIONS PRIDE - You Earned it!

Some photos from the event are available here.


2017 ILMEA All-District Senior Festival
By: Nicholas Williams - Oct 17, 2017

Congratulations to Marshall Brown (Euphonium, Band), Neha Arun (Oboe II, Orchestra), and Thomas Wood (Trombone I, Orchestra) for making the 2017 ILMEA All-District Senior Festival. They will participate in the festival on the campus of SIU Carbondale on Saturday, November 18th. Great work once again!.

2017 McKendree Preview of Champions
By: Nicholas Williams - Oct 17, 2017

Congratulations to the Pride of the Lions for placing 2nd in Class 3A at the 2017 McKendree Preview of Champions. The Pride Color Guard finished in the top 2 of the whole competition, scoring an 81. The band itself finished in the top 3 of the entire competition. Great work students, parents, and staff!.

2017 Murphysboro Drums at Appletime
By: Nicholas Williams - Oct 17, 2017

Congratulations to the Pride of the Lions on a successful first competition of the season at the 2017 Murphysboro Drums at Appletime. Second place in class 2A and our Color Guard placed 4th Overall out of 11 bands. Congrats once again!.