students, and parents of the Chesterton High School Trojan Guard Marching
Band celebrated the accomplishments of the groupís 2019 season by hosting
their annual awards night at the school on Tuesday, February 11.
The awards program
recognizes and rewards the individual efforts that are an integral part of
the success of the Trojan Guard. In recent years, the band has placed high
in the Indiana State School Music Associationís Scholastic State Marching
Band Finals including a first place championship in 2013 and 2015. In
addition to the presentation of individual and group awards, the evening
always includes a slide show presentation, and a recording of the studentsí
State performance so that the students and parents can look back on the many
memories of their season. While this ceremony focuses on the 2019 season,
members of the marching band know that it also signals the start of
preparations for the new 2020 edition of the Trojan Guard.
February 20, the band will begin a series of monthly pre-season rehearsals
that will include the addition of next yearís freshman class. Along with the
new music that will be taught at these rehearsals, this is also the time
when marching basics are introduced to each potential member, and the color
guard students use the time to gain basic skills on their traditional
equipment: rifles, flags, and sabers.
Members of the 2020
Trojan Guard include: Melanie Allison, Frank Augustyn, Katie Billings,
Morgan Brookhouse, JD Browning, Caden Brum, Clayton Buckley, Colin Campbell,
Nathaniel Carpentier, Paulina Chavez, Addison Cole, Emma Comfort, Lydia
Comfort, Theresa Connors, Adam Davis, Giovanni DePasquale, Abbi Didonna,
Gavin Dooley, Chloe Eash, Freedom Eiden-Buikema, Ethan Elliott-Halinski,
Andrew Engel, Hannah Estridge, Thomas Fadell, Cormac Fallon, Anna Fletcher,
Noah Fletcher, Emmie Fredrickson, Ryana Freeman, Caden French, Evelyn
Gardiner, Tim Goldsberry, Brayden Gray, Max Grimley, Seamus Heneghan, Liam
Heneghan, Daniel Herr, Ryan Herr, Max Houghteling, Harleah Hufstedler, Sam
Jewett, Addison Kellogg, Evelyn Kelly, Carlie Kocoj, Megan Koster, Meagan
Koutsopanagos, Grace Kozyra, Kara Lahaie, Adam Laughner, Olivia Lee, Abbey
Leffert, Hailey Leohr, Olivia Lopez, Anya Loving, August Lovitz, Ellie
Martz, Dexter Matthew, Dylan Mattson, Abby McCarthy, Troy McCormick, Peter
McNicholas, Anthony Miskus, Brianna Moehl, Jackie Moehl, Haleigh Nelson,
Lucy Novreske, Jimmy O'Connor, Abigail Palmer, Sophia Palmer, Skylar Peffers,
Dominick Pilla, Jocelynn Ponce, Ellen Rath, Ariel Rodriguez, Benjamin
Rutkowski, Gwen Sanders, Krystina Santiago, Alec Schmidt, Alyssa Schmidt,
Roxanne Schwab, Danica Sessions, Carly Sparacio, Evan Sprang, Connor Stadler,
Emerson Stobbe, Bowen Summer, Cody Tretter, Lilly Vaughan, Morgan Virden,
Shayne Wassell, Adalyn Weitzel, Jennifer Whybrew, Bridget Wisdom, Alaina
Wring, Chloe Wring, and Madison Wunderlin.
The Drum Majors are
Abigail Palmer and Adam Davis.
The Trojan Guard is
under the direction of Adam Bess, with assistance by Vincent Arizzi.
Additional staff includes Kayla Hestermann - color guard director, Elliot
Borg - percussion director, Miles Eaton & Matt Christensen - visual
coordinators, Jeff Wroblewski - drill design.
information regarding the Trojan Guard or any band activity, please contact
the CHS Music Department at 983-3730.