Concord High School (Indiana)

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Concord High School
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
Type Public high school
Established 1926 (1926)
School district Concord Community Schools
Superintendent John Trout
Principal Greg Dettinger
Faculty 109 (2015-16)[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,716[2] (2016-17)
Mascot Minuteman

Concord High School is a public high school in Dunlap, a census-designated place in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States,[4][5]

It serves Dunlap, small sections of southern Elkhart and a small section of northern Goshen.[6]


In the 2016-17 school year, total enrollment is at 1,716 students.[7]

Concord High School has a diverse student population with Hispanic being the largest minority population. In the 2016-17 school year the ethnicity breakdown was:[8] White - 53.3% Hispanic - 30.5% Black - 8.0% Asian - 1.2% Multi-racial - 7.0%


The school was host to President Barack Obama's first order of business meeting outside of Washington, D.C.,[9] as well as the site of one of his campaign rallies before the 2008 election.[10]


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.[11]

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, 2011 and 2015[12] The book "American Band" by Kristen Laine follows the Marching Minutemen through their 2004 state runner-up season.[13]

The marching band has appeared in the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Orange Bowl parades and was in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1974, 1978, 1985, 1992, 1997, 2007, and 2013.[14]

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."[15]


Shawn Kemp, pictured as a member of the boys' varsity basketball team, would go on 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, lacrosse, and hockey for boys, and volleyball, cross country, soccer, tennis, cheerleading, swimming, track and field, softball, and lacrosse for girls.[16]

Concord's athletic teams compete in the Northern Lakes Conference and in the 5A classification, competing in Sectional 10 in football and Sectional 4 in all other class sports.

Concord won state titles in boys' gymnastics in 1964, 1965, and 1966.[17]

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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Concord High School". Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Concord High School". Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Concord Community High School (1715)". IDOE. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Home page. Concord High School. Retrieved on December 6, 2016. "59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart IN 46517"
  5. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Dunlap CDP, IN." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Elkhart County, IN." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Concord High School". Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Concord High School". Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ Loh, Katrina (10 February 2009). "Obama Pushes Stimulus Package in Elkhart". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  10. ^ Cheatham, Kelli (6 August 2008). "Obama focuses on energy, economy at Elkhart town hall meeting". WSBT TV. Archived from the original on December 2, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  11. ^ Concord Music Department Home Page
  12. ^ ISSMA Class B Archived 2011-10-03 at
  13. ^ American Band by Kristen Laine
  14. ^ Kelli Cheatham (2007-11-22). "Concord High School Band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade". CBS 22 WSBT. Archived from the original on November 24, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  15. ^ Conn-Selmer, Inc. All American Schools
  16. ^ Concord High School Archived 2007-08-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ Indiana High School Athletic Association state champions list Archived 2008-09-14 at the Wayback Machine.

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