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Trojan Guard place 3rd Saturday at Plymouth Harvest Festival of Bands

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The Chesterton High School Trojan Guard competed in Plymouth High School’s annual Harvest Festival of Bands over the weekend.

The Trojan Guard performed the 2017 production entitled, “Bridges to the Gods,” receiving third place with their highest score so far this season at 70.525. Finishing in second place was the 181 member Marching Kingsmen of Mishawaka Penn High School who scored a 78.457.

Top honors in the Class “A” competition went to the 192 member Crimson Marching Band from Goshen High School who earned a 79.200. The fourth place trophy in Class “A” went to the Blazer Brigade from Elkhart Central High School who scored a 64.75.

Members of the 2017 Trojan Guard include: 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.

Also, 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, and Jacob Winland.

The Drum Major is Violet Needham.

The Director of the Trojan Guard is Michael Scheiber with assistance from Vince Arizzi.

Additional staff includes Color Guard Director Lisa Scheiber, Assistant Kylene Mitchell and Visual Tech Matt Christensen.

ISSMA Northern Marching Band Regional

The CHS Music Dept., with assistance from the CHS Band Boosters, will be hosting the Indiana State School Music Association’s Northern Marching Band Regional competition at CHS on Saturday, October 14. CHS is one of four schools to host this event across the state. The contest determines which Open Class bands are eligible to move on to the ISSMA semi-state competition. These semi-state events will be held at four additional sites in the Indianapolis area on Saturday, October 28. The top 10 bands from each class (A-D) will then move on to the State Championship competition in Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, November 4.

Chesterton will host the Class C Regional competition beginning at 11:00 a.m., and the Class A competition beginning at 5:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will begin at 8:06 p.m.

Trojan Guard alumni, parents of alumni, friends and fans are encouraged to get in touch and get involved with the program again as part of the ISSMA Regional staff. “Help is needed every year in order to make an event of this size successful. One of the very best parts of hosting this regional is the chance to reconnect with so many members of our extended band family,” said Director Mike Scheiber.

Those interested in assisting should contact the CHS Band Booster Event Coordinator Steve Engel at 219-386-8068, or CHS Band Booster Chair Laura Jones-Masty at 728-7360.

Home game performance

The next home half-time performance by the Trojan Guard will be on Friday, October 6, when the CHS Trojans take on the Bulldogs of Crown Point.

On Saturday, October 7, the Trojan Guard will travel to Ft. Wayne Homestead High School to compete in the Indiana State School Music Association’s State Preliminary competition. The band’s performance will begin at 1:36 p.m. (EST).

For additional information regarding the Trojan Guard or any band activity, please contact the CHS Music Department 983-3730.



Posted 10/2/2017





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