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Bill Gordon

Band Director


(812) 273-2150, Ext. 320


The band program at Shawe Memorial Jr/Sr High School and Pope John XXIII Elementary School consists of 4 different levels:  5th Grade Beginning Band, 6th Grade Band, Intermediate Band, and Advanced Band.


While band is a required class for 5th and 6th graders, once students are in 7th grade they may choose to continue or discontinue playing in band. Shawe offers two options for band: Intermediate Band and Advanced Band.  The Intermediate Band is made up of mostly junior high students and the few high school students who choose not to participate in marching band. The Advanced Band is made up of high school students and select junior high students.

All members of Advanced Band are required to participate in marching band and are eligible for the band's annual spring trip. In the past, the band has taken trips to Kings Island, Cedar Point, Chicago, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  All Prince of Peace bands perform a minimum of two concerts per year (Christmas and Spring), while the Advanced Band's performance schedule is much more demanding.


In addition to Intermediate Band and Advanced Band, Shawe band members may also participate in pep band and/or jazz band.   The pep band performs at many home basketball games.  Advanced band members must participate in pep band and perform at least half of the games.  The Shawe Marching "Band of Gold" competes at marching band competitions throughout September, October, and early November.  Marching season officially begins during July with pre-camp and band camp, but we also march in the Regatta Parade which is held on the 4th of July Weekend.



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Pope John XXIII Elementary

221 West State Street

Madison, Indiana 47250


Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School

201 West State Street

Madison, Indiana 47250


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Madison, Indiana 47250


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