The staff, students, and parents of the Chesterton High School Trojan Guard
Marching Band celebrated the accomplishments of the group at their annual
awards night at CHS recently.
The event is also designed to recognize and reward the individual efforts
that were an integral part of making the group’s recent competitive season
“This night is special for the kids and parents because it’s a chance to
spotlight and reward those exceptional students who choose to lead by
example,” said Michael Scheiber, director. “The work ethic and selfless
attitude of these few students set the tone for their season, and hopefully
put us on the right path for next year.”
While this ceremony looks back on the previous 2012 season, members of the
Marching Band know that it also signals the start of preparations for the
new 2013 edition of the Trojan Guard. The band will begin a series of
pre-season rehearsals that will include the addition of next year’s freshman
class. Along with the new music that will be taught, this is also the time
when marching basics are introduced to each potential member, and the color
guard students use this time to gain basic skills on their traditional
equipment, rifles, flags, and sabers.
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,
Also, 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, Katelyn Merritt, Hannah 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.
And, 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.
The drum major for the Trojan Guard is Kaleigh Wilder. The directors of the
Trojan Guard are Michael Scheiber and Vincent Arizzi. Additional staff
includes Lisa Scheiber, color guard director and Jeff Wroblewski, drill
For additional information regarding the Trojan Guard or any band activity,
please contact the CHS Music Department 983-3730.