Marching band students, director expand on new symphony for this year’s show, includes melodies from Queen songs

Sophomore Grant Herrmann plays his baritone in marching band’s new show, “Eternal Beloved.” The show includes excerpts from Queen songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Emily Carlisle

October 24, 2019

If you saw the marching band’s halftime performance at the Homecoming football game then you likely realized you recognized a melody or two. That is because this year, the band chose a new route rather than using a straight symphony for its set. The marching band was performing a symphony, written by Tolga Kashif, that incorporates popular melodies writte...

Marching to the Beat: CHS marching band named Grand Marshal of parade, prepares for CarmelFest

Izzy Topp, marching band drum major and sophomore, conducts during a rehearsal outside after school. Topp said the marching band’s success at competitions contributed to its Grand Marshal title.

Emily Carlisle

May 23, 2019

This July, the CHS marching band will serve as Grand Marshal of CarmelFest, which is celebrating its 31st year. As Grand Marshal, the band will lead the Centier Bank CarmelFest parade which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. on July 4 starting on AAA Way. This year, the event, which annually attracts...

Marching West: CHS Marching Band competes in regional band competition in California

Marching band members rehearse by walking in sync with each other. The marching band takes a large trip every four years, with previous trips including England, Hawaii, New York and  California as well. PHOTO/ RICHA LOUIS

Hannah Gretz

October 26, 2017

Every four years the CHS marching band has the opportunity to travel beyond this school and neighboring schools in order to compete with other bands from across the nation. On Tuesday, the marching band departed for this year’s trip to Long Beach, California. For the Bands of America Long Beach Reg...

Marching band attempts to reclaim first at Bands of America Grand National Championship

Marching band attempts to reclaim first  at Bands of America Grand National Championship


November 13, 2015

Up on the podium, Abby  Zetzl, drum major and senior, conducts the band with her fellow drum majors, knowing 273 band members rely on her. The band members move to one of their 120 memorized spots on the field, watching Zetzl to stay in time. Originally marching on the field, Zetzl said she remembers the band’s previou...

The Show Must Go On: Second place does not dampen marching band’s enthusiasm for championships

The Show Must Go On: Second place does not dampen marching band’s enthusiasm for championships


October 10, 2014

As he has done for the past four years, Wesley Arends, marching band member and senior, sets his alarm clock for 6 a.m. in order to wake up in time for the next morning’s marching band practice. Since freshman year, Arends has been part of the CHS marching band. Tuesdays through Fridays, he participates...

Marching band members sell tickets for Sept. 27 car raffle

Hunter Carnes (left) and Alex Bublick (right), marching band members and sophomores, walk to practice after school. Bublick said he is happy about the car raffle because it will help band members get to Pasadena, CA for the Rose Bowl parade. MICHELLE DAI / PHOTO

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September 9, 2013

The marching band directors have organized a raffle fundraiser for a car on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. at the band's Community Night. Proceeds will raise money for the trip to Rose Parade, according to Chris Kreke, director of marching band and associate director of bands. Grace Hahn, marching band drum major and sen...

Marching band season comes to a close


November 30, 2012

With the marching band's victory at the Bands of America (BOA) Grand Nationals competition, this year's marching band season has concluded. Assistant band director Chris Kreke said, "Another season filled with improvements and hardships has passed. The (marching band) students have really become a team...

Marching band greets new season with summer practices

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May 22, 2008

STRIKE THE CYMBALS: Joe Bennett, marching band member and junior, plays percussion during this school year. The band began its season officially with a rehearsal on April 24 and will continue practicing for many hours during the day over the summer, according to band director Chris Kreke....