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Winter guard prepares for 2013 season

Beats

January 17, 2013

Members of winter guard kicked off the season with winter break practices from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. five days per week, according to Callie Daet, junior and member of guard. Winter guard is different from color guard in that it takes place indoors and features recorded music rather than music by the m...

Color guard looks forward to coming events after victory at national competition

Color guard looks forward to coming events after victory at national competition

Beats

November 26, 2012

The marching band and color guard earned a victory at the BOA Grand National Championships on Nov. 11, taking first place to Broken Arrow High School’s second by a margin of only 0.15 points, according to Bands of America. Callie Daet, one of the leaders in guard and junior, said she is proud of everyone inv...

Teachers work to separate personal views from their public school classrooms

Teachers work to separate personal views from their public school classrooms

News

November 16, 2012

Junior Blake Patteson carries his textbook every day to AP U.S. History. It is slightly worn at the corners, 1,248 pages of hard facts graced by a painting of an American flag-adorned winter landscape on the cover. But while the book is important, the course consists of much more than just reading. For ...

Color guard to compete in State Final on Nov. 3

Color guard to compete in State Final on Nov. 3

Beats

October 31, 2012

After winning the Semistate competition, the color guard is preparing for the State Final, which will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium on Nov. 3. “I feel pretty good about it,” Haley Fisher-Gest, guard member and junior, said. “I think it’ll be pretty close between us and Avon.” Guard sponsor Ro...

Guard Prepares for ISSMA Regional Competition

Guard Prepares for ISSMA Regional Competition

Beats

October 10, 2012

The color guard is preparing this week for the regional ISSMA competition, which will take place on Oct. 13. According to Callie Daet, guard member and junior, the group is getting ready by focusing on cleaning its work with dance, rifle, saber and flag. “On my own, I work on my dance parts to make sure ...

First color guard competition to take place Sept 22 at Avon

First color guard competition to take place Sept 22 at Avon

Beats

September 20, 2012

Color guard will head to Avon on Sept. 22 for its first competition of the season. This year’s show, “What a Tangled Web We Weave,” contains more dance, flag and weapon work than shows in years past. “The whole band kind of starts off dancing in the beginning with very spidery poses and mo...

Annual talent show to feature variety of acts

entertainment

September 19, 2012

Auditions for the annual Talent Show will take place on Sept. 26 and 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium, according to Jim Peterson, drama and film teacher. Sophomore Kristina “Nina” Pitchkites plans to play the piano and sing a Regina Spektor song for her audition. Las...

Color guard prepares for competition on Sept. 22

Color guard prepares for competition on Sept. 22

Beats

September 16, 2012

After a summer of intense rehearsal, the CHS color guard prepares for its first competition, which will take place on Sept. 22 at Avon. According to Callie Daet, head of dance and junior, the guard has been working throughout June and July. "Over the summer, we do a lot of technique. We've been learning our show. Right now, we're in the process of finish...

WGI Championships to take place April 12 to 14

Beats

April 11, 2012

Winter guard members seek a victory in the World Guard International Championships to finish out the 2012 season. The competition will take place in Cincinnati from April 12 to 14. Junior Nicole Von Ah said she feels that the guard members are prepared. “We’ve really been working to improve our...

Winter guard members perfecting performance ahead of State Finals on March 17

Beats

March 15, 2012

On March 17, winter guard members will compete as the defending champions in the State Finals at Center Grove High School. Winter guard members continued a winning streak on March 10 at a World Guard International competition in Cincinnati, where they earned an score of 87, defeating A guards from...

Winter guard State Preliminaries March 3

Beats

March 1, 2012

Winter guard State preliminaries will occur at Mooresville High School on March 3. Guard members prepare during practices every Gold Day morning and afternoon rehearsals on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday. "(During practice, we) learn choreography, clean choreography and do chunks and run-throughs...

Winter guard to compete in WGI Indianapolis competition Feb. 11, 12

Beats

February 8, 2012

According to winter guard sponsor Rosie Queen, all of the guard members are working hard to make this season a success, focusing next on the WGI Indianapolis competition on Feb. 11 and 12, as well as one on Feb. 18 at Danville High School. Winter guard members started the 2012 season with a community...