The Chesterton High School Trojan Guard Marching Band traveled to New Lenox,
Illinois over the weekend to take part in the Lincoln-Way Central Marching
Knights Field Show competition.
included 14 Illinois bands in three different classes based on band size as
opposed to the school size classification used at Indiana competitions.
The Trojan Guard
put in their best performance of the season, a collective effort that netted
the group first place in the Class “A” competition. In addition to taking
top honors in Class “A”, the band received caption awards for the highest
score in Music Performance, General Effect, and Visual Performance.
Section of the band earned the trophy for outstanding percussion
performance, and the Color Guard was awarded the trophy for Best Auxiliary
in Class “A”.
School from Algonquin, Ill., placed second and Thornton Fractional North
High School from Calumet City, Ill., placed in the Class “A” competition.
Taking top honors in the “AA” competition was Andrews High School. The first
place trophy for the “AAA” competition went to Marian Catholic High School
of Chicago Heights, Ill.
This week, the
Trojan Guard will take part in the Indiana State School Music Association’s
Regional competition at Lafayette Jefferson High School in Lafayette,
Members of the
2012 Trojan Guard include: Kathryn Ausema, Jacob Barnes, Kyle Barnes, Rachel
Beard, Mariah Bement, Kierstin Berry, Brian Bolin, Teagan Bowen, Sarah
Brimberry, Maddie Comfort, Nick Cross, Diva Bridegroom, Emily Cernick, Belle
Chandler, Nicolette Croft, Abi Curdes, Jeff DeHenes, Nick DeHenes, Zach
Dickinson, Naomi Dravs, Justice Eiden, Riley Franklin, Annie Friday, Alexis
Gaines, Izabelle Galvin, Alysa Garriott, Amanda Gillespie, Betsy Goysich,
Arianna Hall, Seth Halpin, Matt Hampton, Amanda Hardesty, Hailey Hickey,
Loren Hodgkiss, Rowan Holsen, Alex Hughes, Amanda Isbister, Brandon Jackett,
Samantha Johnson, Curtis Jones, Olivia Kaiser, Henry Keller, Austin Krafft,
Michael Lipinski, Nicole Luberski, Jackson Lucken, Cassi Mardis, Skylar
McElheny, Emily Mellin and Katelyn Merritt.
McCafferty, Nathan McCall, Erin McNicholas, Devin Moser, Alisa Ordziejewski,
Spencer Ostrega, Fred Owens, Mitch Pearson, Frank Pejril, Joel Peterson,
Nathan Poczekay, Robert Rosenau, Zach Royko, Hayley Sabol, Joe Sabol, Kylie
Sabol, Greg Sirko, Colin St. Mary, Natalie Stemler, Laura Stepanovich,
Garrett Swanson, Brittany Tanner, Damien Thomas, Hayley Thoreson, Valerie
Valerio, Abi Vallangeon, Alexi Vander Vinne, Jaynellen Waelde, Sydney
Walker, Natalie Wilhelm, and Layne Wright.
Includes: Shania Lubarski, Hannah Maluvac, Elissa McNicholas, Scott Powers,
Zoe Vander Vinne, and Alissa VanNoorton.
The Drum Major
for the Trojan Guard is Kaleigh Wilder. The Trojan Guard is under the
direction of Michael Scheiber with assistance by Vincent Arizzi. Additional
staff includes Lisa Scheiber, color guard director and Jeff Wroblewski,
information about this or any CHS music event, please contact the Chesterton
High School Music Dept. at 983-3730.