Concord High School (Elkhart, Indiana)

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Concord High School
Address
59117 Minuteman Way
Elkhart, Indiana, 46517
United States
Coordinates 41°38′1″N 85°55′38″W / 41.63361°N 85.92722°W / 41.63361; -85.92722Coordinates: 41°38′1″N 85°55′38″W / 41.63361°N 85.92722°W / 41.63361; -85.92722
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1926 (1926)
School district Concord Community Schools
Superintendent Wayne Stubbs
Principal Dan Cunningham
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,500
Color(s) Kelly Green and White         
Mascot Minuteman
Website

Concord High School is a public high school in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States with a size of approximately 1,500 students. The school was host to President Barack Obama's first order of business meeting outside of Washington D.C.,[1] as well as the site of one of his campaign rallies before the 2008 election.[2]

Music[edit]

Concord's music department includes several choirs, a string orchestra, a dance team, two jazz bands, three concert bands, one of the largest pep bands in the area, and a championship marching band.[3]

The marching band is known as the Concord Marching Minutemen. Since the inception of the ISSMA marching band state finals in 1983, the band has only failed to qualify for the state championship once, in 2000. The band holds ISSMA Class B state championship titles from 1992, 2003, 2005 and 2011.[4] The book "American Band" by Kristen Laine follows the Marching Minutemen through their 2004 state runner-up season.[5]

The marching band was in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1985, 1992, 1997, 2007, and 2013.[6]

Concord High School was the first high school recognized by Conn-Selmer as an All-American School, an award to "recognize the most outstanding high school instrumental music programs in America."[7]

Athletics[edit]

Shawn Kemp, pictured as a member of the boys' varsity basketball team, would go onto to be a six-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA Second Team member.

Concord High School offers various sports, including football, cross country, golf, tennis, soccer, basketball, wrestling, swimming, track and field, baseball, and lacrosse for boys, and volleyball, cross country, soccer, tennis, cheerleading, swimming, track and field, softball, and lacrosse for girls.[8]

Concord's athletic teams compete in the Northern Lakes Conference and in the 4A classification, competing in Sectional 10 in football and Sectional 4 in all other class sports.

Concord won state titles in boy's gymnastics in 1964, 1965, and 1966.[9]

Drama department[edit]

Concord's drama department produces a straight play and a musical in November and March, respectively, held in the Beickman Performing Arts Center.

Notable alumni[edit]

Other Concord community schools[edit]

  • Concord Intermediate School
  • Concord Junior High School
  • Concord East Side Elementary School
  • Concord Ox Bow Elementary School
  • Concord South Side Elementary School
  • Concord West Side Elementary School

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