The staff, students, and parents of the Chesterton High School Trojan Guard Marching Band celebrated the accomplishments of the group, by hosting their annual awards night at the school 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 successful.
“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, 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, 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, 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 designer.
For additional information regarding the Trojan Guard or any band activity, please contact the CHS Music Department 983-3730.
Most improved: Honored recently at the Chesterton High School Trojan Guard Annual Awards night was, left to right, most improved senior Frank Pejril and most improved junior Jaynellen Waelde. Absent from photo is most improved sophomore Nick Dehenes, most improved freshman Collin St. Mary and most improved Trojan Guard Auxiliary member Amanda Isbister.
Trojan Guard awards night: Chesterton High School Trojan Guard honored students at its annual awards night hosted at the school recently. Receiving awards were, left to right, Zach Dickinson, Outstanding Contribution; Hannah McCafferty, Outstanding Marching Contribution; Katelyn Merritt, Outstanding Attitude; Kierstin Berry, Outstanding Musical Contribution; Cassi Mardis, Outstanding Leadership; Jeff DeHenes, Outstanding Musical Contribution; Alex Hughes, Outstanding Attitude and Kyle Barnes, Outstanding Marching Contribution. Absent from photo is Abi Vallangeon, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to the Trojan Guard Auxiliary.
Most outstanding: Receiving awards recently at the Chesterton High School Trojan Guard awards night are, left to right, senior Haley Thoreson, recipient of the Outstanding Trojan Guard Auxiliary member and senior Nick Cross, recipient of the Outstanding Trojan Guardsman Award for 2012.