Carbondale Terrier Music recently earned second place among all IHSA Class A schools, which include all Illinois public and private schools of 630 to 1,361 students.
This level of success is far from new, as CCHS Terriers have placed in the top three across the state for a school record of nine consecutive years (the second-longest current streak in the state, behind only Ottawa Township). This ranking is earned through performances during the spring semester, which include the state solo and ensemble competition, as well as performances at the IHSA Organization Festival.
The music program has earned the coveted championship only four times in the history of the school.
These were in 1954, twice in a row in 1981 and 1982, and most recently in 2014.