Calvert Hall College High School
|Calvert Hall College High School|
("Virtue is the way of life"")
|8102 La Salle Road
Towson, Maryland, (Baltimore County), 21286
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Established||1845 (located at Cathedral and West Mulberry Street, in Mount Vernon-Belvedere neighborhood near "Cathedral Hill", northwest of downtown Baltimore, 1891-1960, LaSalle Road campus in Towson, north of Baltimore City, since 1960)|
|President||Brother Thomas Zoppo|
|Asst. Principal||Joseph Baker,
|Grades||9th (Freshmen) – 12th (Seniors)|
|Color(s)||Cardinal Red and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (previously public-private-religious = Maryland Scholastic Association - 1919-1990s)|
|Rival||Loyola High School (at Blakefield), founded 1852, athletic rivals since 1920|
|Accreditation(s)||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||"The Odyssey" (Literary Magazine)|
|Yearbook||'"Cardinal & Gold"'|
|Admissions Director||Chris Bengel|
|Athletic Director||Lou Eckerl|
Calvert Hall College High School (also known as "Calvert Hall" or "CHC") is a Catholic college preparatory high school for boys located in Towson, Maryland, in the United States. The College (school)'s mission is to make its students "men of intellect, men of faith, and men of integrity." It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, which is the first see (diocese and bishop) "erected" (established/founded) in the United States in 1789.
The school was established in 1845 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools as a private Catholic college preparatory high school for boys and is the oldest Christian Brothers school in the United States. The third oldest, St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C. was founded by Christian Brothers from this school in 1851.
Among its academic offerings is the McMullen Scholars program, a four-year advanced level curriculum requiring extra coursework in Latin, Humanities, and a senior independent project. Additionally, a program for assisting students with learning differences exists (the La Salle program).
In one of the oldest Catholic school football rivalries in the country, dating back to 1920, Calvert Hall faces its arch-rival, Loyola Blakefield, in the annual Turkey Bowl game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Before M&T Bank Stadium was opened, the game was played at the old Memorial Stadium. CHC participates in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association 'A' conference in all its sports, along with the Baltimore Catholic League for basketball.
Calvert Hall's strong team sports program includes baseball, Cross Country, Water Polo, Lacrosse, Rugby, football and more recently, Hockey. The Calvert Hall baseball team has won the previous five MIAA "A" conference championships, and, on March 18, 2008 moved up to the #1 team ranking by USA Today in high school baseball. On April 7, 2008, the school's Carlo Crispino Baseball Stadium was dedicated. Named after an alumnus of that name who donated $1 million for the state-of-the-art facility, the stadium has a covered grandstand and FieldTurf, designed by Cal Ripken. Other former Baltimore Orioles attending the ceremonies were Bill Ripken and Billy Hunter.
The water polo squad has won every MIAA championship with the exception of the inaugural game in 2000, which was won by the Gilman School and in 2009 when they lost to Loyola Blakefield. Calvert Hall Varsity water polo has gone undefeated in the MIAA for the last seven years. Calvert Hall has also had success in the Eastern Prep Championships of water polo, winning the last three, at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey.
Calvert Hall is also represented in tennis, cross country, lacrosse, track and field, soccer, volleyball, hockey, indoor track, outdoor track, golf, wrestling, swimming, basketball, and by their competitive marching band.
The Calvert Hall basketball team ended the 1982 season as National Champions, defeating Dunbar High School in a triple overtime thriller.
In existence for nearly 50 years, the Band performs numerous times during the year including local parades, home football games, and the Turkey Bowl. The Band is overseen by the Director of Bands, in addition to an Associate and Assistant Director. To this day the Calvert Hall Instrumental Music Department features 3 Jazz Bands and a Jazz Combo, 3 Concert Bands, and 2 Marching Bands.
In 1998 the Calvert Hall College High School Competitive Marching Band began marching competitively. In 1999, their second competitive season, they qualified for the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships (ACCs) as the 25th band out of 26. On November 13, 1999 the Calvert Hall Competition Band placed 17th at TOB’s ACCs .
The band remained a TOB ACC finalist from 2001–2007, including 2 years as Silver Medal Finalists. The band has captured titles in the USSBA, BGA BCS, and TOB.
In 2008, the band's tenth year of competition, the band moved out of the TOB circuit and into the USSBA circuit. In 2008, the band was named the USSBA Maryland State Champions with an undefeated Maryland State Champion Color best.
In January 2009, the band was selected in the Bowl Games of America’s Band Championship Series National Competition as one of twelve bands. The band entered into finals competition in Miami, FL. On January 7, 2009, the band was named the Bowl Games of America’s Band Championship Series National Champions presenting their show "Facing your Fears." They captured 5 of 6 captions at Nationals, including best music, best marching, best percussion, best auxiliary, and best general effect.
In 2010, the band was awarded its 2nd USSBA Maryland State Championship, sweeping all of captions. The Band won the USSBA Maryland State Championships in 2012, marking the Band's 4th state championship, and third in the USSBA Circuit.
In December 2012, the band returned to Florida to compete in the Bowl Games of America’s Band Championship Series National Competition for a second time. The band placed first in their class taking the awards for best music, marching, percussion, auxiliary, and drum major.
Past Years Shows:
2000: Conflict and Resolution
2001: Malice and Mayhem
2003: The Book of Days
2004: The Heist (Chapter 5 Champions)
2005: The Quest (Chapter 5 & State Champions)
2007: Postcards from Manhattan
2008: Facing Your Fears (Maryland State Champions & BCS Grand National Champions)
2010: Superstitions (Maryland State Champions)
2012: Under My Umbrella (Maryland State Champions & BCS National Class Champions)
The 33 acre (134,000 m²) campus (left diagram) consists of three academic buildings: Keelty Hall, George Young Hall, and the Marion Burk Knott Center for the Performing Arts.
- Keelty Hall contains administrative and guidance offices, classrooms, science labs, the chapel, Cardinal Shop and a cafeteria.
- George Young Hall houses four computer labs, TV Studio, Art Studio, classrooms, and George Young library.
- The Marion Burk Knott Center contains the McManus theatre, two lecture halls, practice areas for instrumental and vocal music, and production areas for theatre.
- In addition, the campus includes Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, Paul Angelo Russo stadium, the Carlo Crispino Baseball Stadium, The Carlo Crispino Center, containing Hucht pool, weight rooms, wrestling room, and a second auxiliary gymnasium, practice fields, the Shaughnessy tennis courts, Bocce Ball courts, and the Christian Brothers' residence.
- The Carlo Crispino Stadium, for baseball, was completed on April 7, 2008.
Notable alumni 
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (August 2011)|
- Br. Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D. '46, former president, Catholic University of America and La Salle University
- Most Reverend William C. Newman, D.D., V.G. '46, auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Baltimore (Retired)
- Dave Boswell '63, Major League Baseball pitcher, 1964–1971
- Thomas V. Whitten, M.D. '64, chief, Division of Orthopedics, Mercy Medical Center
- Senator James N. Mathias, Jr. '69, Maryland Senator; House of Delegates – State of Maryland; Former Mayor, Ocean City, Maryland
- Hon. H. Patrick Stringer '70, judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit
- Christopher F. Chyba, Ph.D. '77, professor, Astrophysical Sciences & International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Former Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
- William G. Karpovich ’87, CEO, Zenoss, Inc.
- Mario Armstrong '88, talk show host
- Matthew D. Gallagher '90, chief of staff, State of Maryland Office of the Governor
- Drew Stevyns '98, singer-songwriter, top ten finalist, America's Got Talent
- Jack McClinton (born 1985), professional basketball player
- American Joe Miedusiewski, Maryland House of Delegates, District 46, (1975–1988), Public Affairs Director, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes
- John Waters, filmmaker
- Dwight Shultz, actor
- Gary Neal, guard for the San Antonio Spurs
- Thomas Roberts, news anchor
- Juan Dixon, former NBA Player, Most Outstanding Player for the 2002 NCAA Champion Maryland Terrapins
- Duane Ferrell, former NBA Player
- Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN analyst
- George Young, former New York Giants General Manager
- Samuel J. Palmisano, chairman, CEO, and president of IBM
- Kevin Huntley, professional lacrosse player
- James H. Collins Jr., founder of the jazz group Fertile Ground, composer and jazz musician
- Thomas Roberts, news anchor for MSNBC
- Sir Rick Trainor, Principal of King's College London
- DJ Tay James, '05, DJ radio DJ on WPGC-FM
- Jon Pressimone, professional Ultimate player for the DC Breeze
Mascot and logos 
As of late August 2006, Calvert Hall uses a stylized cardinal head as its mascot on sports attire. This logo is official Calvert Hall property and is copyrighted. The logo can be found on midfield of Paul Angelo Russo Stadium, and on the court in Alumni Memorial Gymnasium. The Calvert Hall seal is used as a logo on letterheads and the school's website.
- "93rd Annual Turkey Bowl". WMAR-TV. Scripps TV Station Group. Retrieved 05-22-2013.
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-31.
- "City/County Digest". The Baltimore Sun. 2006-01-13. p. 3B. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
- Nelson Coffin (2008-04-09). "No diamond in the rough: Stadium is a jewel". The Towson Times. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- Kelly, Jacques. "Dave Boswell, major league pitcher" (obituary), The Baltimore Sun, Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
- American Joe Miedusiewski (biography)
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