November Litebox: Don’t Stop Me Now

November Litebox: Don't Stop Me Now

November 15, 2019

  Rianna Miller, color guard member and senior, performs in "Eternal Beloved" while competing in the finals of Bands of America Super Regionals. Marching band and color guard won second place with a score of 91.5 and were scheduled to compete in Bands of America Grand Nationals prelimina...

#BoysDanceToo: With upcoming winter performances, male performer, dancers’ experiences contrast female counterparts

Dancer and sophomore Damian Prabu practices his hip hop group dance at Expressenz. Prabu said he has been dancing for eight years and said his favorite is “street.”

Christian Ledbetter

November 15, 2019

With December approaching, dancers everywhere are beginning preparations for Nutcracker performances. Despite the importance of the male lead of the prince in this ballet, people still view dance as a feminine activity. This is nothing new. On Aug. 22, ABC’s “Good Morning America” (GMA) found...

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...

Color guard changes director, prepares for marching band season

Members of the color guard pose for a group photo following the end of their winter season. According to Mackenzie Woock, guard member and sophomore, the guard has started focusing on the upcoming season, which consists of extensive practices with the marching band before and during summer break. (Submitted photo by Rosie Queen)

Michelle Lu

May 15, 2019

The color guard is set to prepare for the upcoming marching band season after a change in directors. According to former guard director Rosie Queen, practice with the marching band will start near the end of May, with the new director operating all performances. Queen’s departure, a personal decision,...

Color guard trains for ISSMA, Grand Nationals competitions in November

A guard member guides her flag during the BOA Super Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 21. Guard director Rosie Queen said the team will compete at the stadium six times over the duration of the season.

By Michelle Lu

October 23, 2018

Color guard will accompany the marching band in their performance at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Semi-State contest on Oct. 27. According to color guard director Rosie Queen, the team is well-prepared for the competition. “The guard is doing great so far this season…w...

Color Guard to perform at Carmel Bands Community Night on Oct. 5

Guard members compete against other Indiana schools on the evening of Sept. 22. Guard member and sophomore Emma Clifford said that these are small contests where they travel to other schools in the state in preparation for larger-scale competitions.

Michelle Lu

October 2, 2018

Color Guard will perform alongside the marching band at the Carmel Bands Community Night at the stadium parking lot on Oct. 5. According to color guard director Rosie Queen, Community Night is one of the most eventful days of the year for the team. “Hundreds of people from our community come to support [us]. W...

Flags in Florida: World Guard to attend Southeast Power Regional in Orlando, Fla.

Flags in Florida: World Guard to attend Southeast  Power Regional in Orlando, Fla.

Kalea Miao, Section Editor

March 17, 2017

Earning seven consecutive Indiana High School Color Guard Association (IHSCGA) State Championships and four Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships since its founding in 2003, the CHS World Guard ranks among the best in the nation. The group is currently preparing for the WGI Southeast Pow...

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...

Waving a New Men-tality: Color guard allows male students to join for the first time

Waving a New Men-tality:  Color guard allows male students to join for the first time


September 16, 2015

On the CHS color  guard page on the Carmel Bands website, there is a paragraph describing how color guard teaches teenage girls life skills such as time management and work ethic. It also mentions how hard the girls in color guard work. However, this year, for the first time in CHS history, the color gua...

World Guard to compete in Winter Guard International World Championships April 16-18

 Color Guard members stand in position during their morning practice. They will be performing in the WGI World Championships in mid-April.


April 14, 2015

While Color Guard's "'A' Guard" season is over, the World Guard has one final competition to complete their season. They will be compete in Dayton, Ohio from April 16 to 18 at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships. “(WGI is) definitely the best part of the season,” Will...

Color Guard Dedication

Color Guard Dedication


October 2, 2014

When I asked them what the most important part of CHS Color Guard was, without missing a beat they simultaneously said, “Hard work.”...