The Chesterton High
School Trojan Guard Marching Band placed second at the Concord High School
Minuteman Invitational this past Saturday. The Trojan Guard was one of 18
Northern Indiana bands participating in the Concord High School Minuteman
Invitational in Elkhart, Indiana.
The Open Class A
competition was won by the 192 member Crimson Marching Band of Goshen,
Indiana with a score of 67.10, followed by the CHS Trojan Guard with a final
score of 60.95. Third place honors went to the members of the LaPorte band
who scored a 60.35. Scoring a 59.80, fourth place went to the “Pride of
Portage” band. The Elkhart Central High School “Blazer Brigade” rounded out
the top five groups in the Class “A” competition scoring a 58.00.
This early season
invitational is a precursor to the upcoming series of Indiana State School
Music Association (ISSMA) competitions that will begin in early October. The
results of the ISSMA competitions will then decide which groups will qualify
to perform in Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, November 4 as part of the ISSMA
Open State Marching Band Championship event.
The Trojan Guard’s
2017 competitive show revolves around the exhilarating theme of mountain
climbing, and is entitled, “Bridges to the Gods”. The production consists of
a 4 movement musical score including: Mvmt. I “The First Climb”, Mvmt. II
“Rest at High Camp”, Mvmt. III “Cornice, Cravasse, and Avalanche”, and Mvmt.
IV “To the Summit!”.
The 2017-18 Trojan
Guard members are Amera Abuhakmeh, Victoria Adams, Keyon Allen, Bianca
Alvarez, Hailey Ayala, Hallie Beebe, Abby Billings, Kris Bodie, Kelsey
Bolton, Ethan Botts, Aaron Brookhouse, J.D. Browning, Holly Brueggert,
Kaitlyn Brueggert, Colin Campbell, Olivia Cappos, Andrew Cernick, Alyssa
Cole, Mercedes Cooper, Adam Davis, Gavin Dooley, Tristan Dooley, Chloe Eash,
Dani Else, Andrew Engel, Hannah Estridge, Laura Estridge, Garrett Fairbanks,
Andrew Figg, Sailor Franklin, Emmie Fredrickson, Caden French, Jessica
Fuller, David Gerth, Josh Guzek, Lori Ann Hamil, Anthony Hampton, Danny
Herr, Nathan Herr, Ryan Herr, David Hodgkiss, Mark Hodgkiss, Henry Hoham,
Harleah Hufstedler, Sadie Kidd, Conner Kilander, Regan Kistner, Holly
Kittredge, Carlie Kocoj, Megan Koster, Nate Kravitz, Anthony Langley, Olivia
Lee, Abbey Leffert, Olivia Lopez, Anastasia Loving, Shaye McCarthy, Reagan
McCoy, Clare McNicholas, Allena Mercks, Anthony Miskus, Jackie Moehl, Holly
Muszynski, Lucy Novreske, Simone Nunez, Mary Oberlander, Eli Ontiveros, Abby
Palmer, Bryan Pamintuan, Nolan Poczekay, Jocelynn Ponce, Dylan Rodriguez,
Samantha Runions, Ben Rutkowski, Sydney Sarver, Delaney Schavey, Alec
Schmidt, Roxanne Schwab, Chris Sexton, Carly Sparacio, Evan Sprang, Taryea
Terry, Alyssa Thompson, Hunter Torres, Cody Tretter, Lily Vaughn, Morgan
Virden, Shayne Wassell, Jacob Weitzel, Brooke Wilson, Jacob Winland, and
Drum Major Violet Needham.
The Trojan Guard is
under the direction of Michael Scheiber with assistance by Vincent Arizzi.
Additional staff includes Lisa Scheiber-color guard director, Kylene
Mitchell-color guard assistant, Matt Christensen-marching tech and Jeff
information regarding the CHS Trojan Guard, or any band activity, please
contact the CHS Music Department at 983-3730.
competition for the Trojan Guard will be Saturday, September 17, at the
‘Kingsmen Invitational” hosted by Penn High School of Mishawaka, Indiana.
The next local
performance by the band will be at the CHS football pre-game festivities on
Friday, September 29 against Lake Central High School.