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Welcome to the

Charlton County High School Band of Pride

Charlton County High School Band of Pride is a superior performing high school marching and concert band located in Folkston, Georgia. We are deeply dedicated to our amazing music programs and currently boast a membership of nearly 90 high school music students.

We have competed and performed at venues all over the southeastern United States as well as Washington, D.C. and have a dedicated staff that guides and encourages our students. We set high expectations for ourselves and our students, and they always rise to the occasion.

Our supportive parent community and Charlton County Band Booster organization raise funds that support our efforts, making it possible for us to continue to provide an excellent band experience for all.

Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality. – Ralph Marston

Charlton County High School Band

2023 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Performance

Band of Pride

A Tradition of Superior Performance

The 120-member marching band program is an integral part of the overall program at Charlton County. The Band of Pride has a tradition of superior marching shows and has numerous Class and Overall Awards for their work. The marching band also has performed several times for the Walt Disney Christmas Parade.

Wind Symphony

The 75 member Wind Symphony at Charlton is among the highest quality performing groups in the state. The band has a tradition of superior performances and ratings. The Wind Symphony has performed in Washington DC, University of Maryland, GA State Superintendents Conference, and the Southeastern United States Honor Band Clinic in Troy, Alabama.

Benefits of Joining Band

  • 1. Leadership

    Band provides leadership training to all interested students, with opportunities for further in-depth training for selected students.

  • 2. Teamwork

    Learn the value of working together and come to understand how your individual effort impacts the group as a whole.

  • 3. Friendship

    The band is an expansive and highly integrated social community, where you will make friendships that will last a lifetime.

  • 4. Competition

    Band encourages habits and choices that move students towards excellence through a rich and diverse range of opportunities in and out of the classroom.

  • 5. Confidence

    The experience of performing on the field and on stage provides an invaluable opportunity to build a sense of pride and self-confidence.

  • 6. Fun

    Enjoy football games from a unique perspective and travel across the southeast. Enjoy creating experiences that you will remember forever.

2023 Mission

Our Mission

Providing Educational Opportunities Through Musical Skill And Artistic Excellence

The ultimate vision for the Charlton County High School Band program is to provide as many educational opportunities through musical skill and artistic excellence. Every decision made from the band office is in service to this skill development philosophy. Depth of musical skill has always been the hallmark of the Charlton County band program. Musical and artistic skill is our nucleus and sustaining focal point that is addressed through instruction in class. Every other aspect of the program is a satellite that extends from this instructional core. The satellites we offer are designed to serve this nucleus (i.e. marching band, chamber ensembles, percussion ensemble, jazz band, etc…) It is our hope that students will explore the opportunities afforded by every aspect of the program. While we don’t force students to participate in every satellite, it is understood that excluding these opportunities is the same as excluding nutrients from a healthy diet. Moreover, opting out of opportunities minimizes musical growth and fractures our band collective. When students opt out of chamber groups,marching band, and the other satellite programs, they are choosing to delay or not reach their full musical potential. Each opportunity fills a vacuum and produces a well-rounded musician and performer. Historically, our most successful students participate in as many satellites as possible.

Charlton County High School Band of Pride

The marching band brings about memories that you would never get anywhere else.