DCHS Band Accomplishments 2020-2021 School Year

Marching Band Season (Fall 2020)

  • Cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All Hallows' Eve Concert (Fall 2020)

  • Our first ever Halloween concert event (October 29th-30th).

  • Most students dressed in Halloween costumes and were part of the Halloween Costume Contest.

  • The band also held a canned food drive during the event.



  • 14th Annual Holiday Spectacular featuring DCHS Bands (Dec. 8th)

  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Holiday Spectacular was limited to only the band department and was held in the gym.

  • Our annual Winter Showcase featured performances by our four indoor groups: Winter Percussion, Indoor Winds, Varsity Winter Guard and DMS Cadet Guard (March 19th).

  • DCHS was one of 80 schools to received the Support Music Merit Award (SMMA) from the NAMM Foundation. The NAMM Foundation! A SMMA Award is an opportunity for an individual school to be acknowledged for its commitment to music education. It is a "school-only" distinction awarded as part of the Best Communities for Music Education program.

Special Guests

  • Mr. Crowder welcomed his first ever student teacher, Entenaire Miriti from Butler University.


Winter Percussion Ensemble (Winter/Spring 2021)

  • 3rd Place: Decatur Central HS (2-20-21) 

  • 3rd Place: Perry Meridian HS (2-27-21) 

  • 4th Place: Greenfield Central HS (3-6-21)  

  • 1st Place: Center Grove HS Prelims (3-30-21)

  • 8th Place: Ben Davis HS State Finals (3-27-21)

Indoor Winds (Winter/Spring 2021)

  • 2nd Place: Decatur Central HS (2-20-21) 

  • 1st Place: Greenfield Central HS (2-27-21) 

  • 1st Place: Greenfield Central HS (3-6-21)  

  • 1st Place: Pendleton HS IPA Prelims (3-13-21)

  • 2nd Place (Runners Up): Center Grove State Finals (3-20-21)

Varsity Color Guard (Winter/Spring 2021)

  • 1st Place: Brownsburg HS (2-13-21) 

  • 1st Place: Zionsville HS (3-6-21) 

  • 1st Place: Northview HS (3-13-21) 

  • 1st Place: Decatur Central HS (3-20-21)

  • WGI Nationals (Virtual Competition): Advanced to semi-finals

  • 2nd Place (Runners Up): Class A State Finals: Center Grove (4-10-21)

JV DMS Color Guard (Winter/Spring 2021)

  • 2nd Place: Franklin HS (2-6-21)  

  • 4th Place: Terre Haute South HS (2-20-21)

  • 3rd Place: Mt. Vernon HS (2-27-21) 

  • 1st Place: Virtual  Contest (3-13-21) 

  • 9th Place out of 34th: IHSCGA State Finals (3-27-21)
    The only middle school color guard to make state finals in IHSCGA history!

Accomplishments by School Year​