About the ensemble:

The Trojan Guard marching band is one of the Chesterton community's oldest and most recognized performance ensembles. The Trojan Guard earned a Bands of America Grand National Championship in 1981, and more recently has won the ISSMA Scholastic Class A State championship in 2013 and 2015.

Today, the Trojan Guard involves almost 100 students from the CHS Band program, including wind players, percussionists, and color guard members. The band regularly performs at CHS football games, parades in northwest Indiana and Chicago, IL, and competes across Indiana in the ISSMA Scholastic and Open class circuits.

Students must enroll in a concert band or instrumental ensemble to participate in Trojan Guard.

The Trojan Guard is under the direction of Adam Bess (abess@duneland.k12.in.us) and Vince Arizzi (varizzi@duneland.k12.in.us), with additional instruction from Laura Gorski (color guard), Lana Wordel (percussion), Matthew Christensen (visual), Miles Eaton (visual), and Michael DePasquale (audio tech).


ISSMA Regional on October 16 at CHS:

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is here! We need all parents to help with the ISSMA Regional hosted by Chesterton HS on Saturday, October 16.

Many jobs are available still: Sign up here!

Trojan Guard Handouts:

Get ready for Trojan Guard Band Camp 2021:

Grab your grass skirts, bendy straws, and brush up on your hula skills: Band Camp begins July 26! Check the 2021 Band Camp Information handout for more details.

Trojan Guard Kicks Off 2021 Season

Is your current CHS or CMS 8th grade band student interested in joining the Trojan Guard marching band? Join us March 18 at 6:00 PM for the first of three pre-season rehearsals at CHS! We'll get to know all of our TG members, new and old, and learn some basics of marching technique. A complete schedule of pre-season rehearsals is available on the Trojan Guard page.

TG is open to all CHS Band students, incoming 8th grade students, and involves brass, woodwind, percussion, and color guard.

Email Mr. Bess (abess@duneland.k12.in.us) or Mr. Arizzi (varizzi@duneland.k12.in.us) for any questions!

Ready to travel? The Trojan Guard goes to Disney in March 2022!

Join our trip by sending an email to our Music Travel tour representative, Greg Moore (greg.moore@musictravel.com). More information is available by clicking the Chesterton HS Disney Trip 2022 PDF under Trojan Guard Handouts.