- Chesterton High School
- CHS in the News 2021-2022
CHS Music Students Have Gold Winning Performances at ISSMA - 5/22
Congratulations to the CHS Music Department students for their Gold winning performances on April 23rd and April 30th at ISSMA Organizational Contest! The CHS Bel Canto & Drifters, Camerata & Sandpipers, String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble all returned home from competition with Gold! The Choirs traveled all the way to Jefferson HS in Lafayette, IN, while the Bands and Orchestras competed at Penn HS in Mishawaka, IN.
Under the direction of Kristin Morris, and accompanied by Gina Jones, the all-treble voiced ensembles, Bel Canto & Drifters, performed “I am the Wind” (Elaine Hagenberg), “Skip to My Lou” (arr. Michael Mendoza), and “Be the Change” (Jacob Narverud) to win Gold. Bel Canto students are: Amandine Beaumesnil, Samantha Bilyak, Angelina Brack, Isabella Brack, Audrey Butler, Ava Christian, Amelie de Jesus, Julia Dietrich, Laela Dinkins, Genene Engels, Abigail Foster, Taylor Hardin, Makenna Hyska, Olivia Kumar, Kayle Landon, Zoe Lucas, Margaret Maddex, Analise McCord, Emerson McCready, Natalie McGrogan, Kylia Peterson, Jennifer Rader, Emily Rath, Abigail Redman Emma Leigh Rust, Olivia Vogel, Maxie Wallen, Shelby Whalley, Veronica Wilgocki, and Sage Williamson. Drifters members include: Jenna Adkins, Abbigail Atrosh, Madelin Billings, Emma Bond, Lillian Boyter, Nora Bridgeman, Grace Carpenter, Kristen Cartergine, Kathleen Coleman, Melissa Cook, Sylvia Coslov, Makayla Cox, Rylie Dhaemers, Abigail Didonna, Alora Dustin, Jodie Geenen, Sophia Gudino, Megan Hadenfelt, Jordan Huneryager, Claire Jerome, Ayla Johnson, Sierra Jones, Isabella Kelly, Amber Lohman, Lydienne McClure, Sydney McCully, Hailey Nevious, Paige Nittner, Carley Oleck, Matelyn Richerson, Amelia Roser, Annette Ruiz-Moreno, Supreet Sangha, Diana Schaller, Ella Scott, Holly Sherrick, Aleksa Sorgic, Olivia (Grae) Stockhausen, Sophie Streeter, Aubrey Torres, Jadyn Whah, and Emily Willis.
The unisexed choirs, Camerata & Sandpipers, earned a Solid Gold (All three judges scored them a Gold!) with their performances of “The Music of Stillness” (Elaine Hagenberg), ”When the Earth Stands Still” (Don MacDonald), and “Ritmo” (Dan Davidson), also under the direction of Kristin Morris and accompanied by Gina Jones. Camerata students are: Natalie Arney, Jayne Bartlett, Madelin Billings, Lauren Bolla, Rylie Dhaemers, Alexander Henderson, Jessica Manojlovic, Gannon Michna, Paige Moore, Cadence Orange, Stasha Przygoda, Keven Schmidt, Caleb Vannevel, and Christopher Woods. Sandpipers members include: Imperious Allison, Lisette Allison, Natalie Arney, Jorana Banseviciute, Nathanael Becker, Garrett Bobo, Colton Bogue, Lauren Bolla, Ian Condes, Samuel Conrad, Sofia Cunningham, Leah Dorsey, Noah Fletcher, Bridger Fowler, Cooper Fowler, Maxwell Good, Elizabeth Gray, Ryan Gray, Kameryn Hipp, Emily Knight, Caitlin Kovalan, Hunter Liss, Fayden Mauke, Emily Mayersky, Hannah McElroy, Gannon Michna, Kassidy Miller, Paige Moore, Maggie Oksimowicz, Lauren Olson, Cadence Orange, Gracelyn Perrine, Gabriella Polite, Alivia Pulsoni, Blaine Reyes, Gavin Rivera, Keven Schmidt, Daniel Shade, Audrey Stricker, Jaden Torres, Caleb Vannevel, Aubree Wallen, Payton Whalen, and Christopher Woods.
The String Orchestra performed their Solid Gold (All three judges scored them a Gold!)-winning pieces “Ventus” (Todd Parrish), and “Bylina” (Michael Reilly, arr. Ilya Levinson), with director Brian Grenier and assistance from Erin Gerig. The Intermediate Orchestra students include: Robert Adams, Emmalise Adcock, Rebecca Adcock, Logan Arthur, Arianna Berry, Phoenix Bridegroom, Madison Buckley, Olivia Callaway, Conor Casteel, Angelina Corradino, Morgan Darnell, Claire Demeter, Elayna Doede, Aidan Foley, Savannah Grant, Juliana Guerrero, Kaden Hawksworth, Rowyn Hullinger, Ira Kashyap, Dylan Loney, Samuel Macker, Chloe Mcgowan, James Monik, George O'Connor, Chloe-Joi Pablo, Chayse Pendergrass, Milani Penning, Isabella Puglisi, Savannah Self, David Shook, Luke Sparks, Kooper Sutherland, Lana Troy, Grace Welch, Oliver Wilgocki, Robert Williams, and Marlee Wilson.
Performing “Imperial: March” (Karl King, arr. Swearingen), “Tribute” (Travis Cross), and “Renegade” (Ed Huckeby), students of the Symphonic Band achieved Gold with Distinction, under the direction of Adam Bess. Symphonic Band students include: Benjamin Aitchison, Frank Augustyn, Carlee Bachman, Kristen Britzke, Caden Brum, Clayton Buckley, Nathaniel Carpentier, Abigail Casias, Paulina Chavez, Addison Cole, Ezra Dotson, Abigail Elliott, Elsa Estridge, Alexzander Ezra, Evelyn Gardiner, Timothy Goldsberry, Chloe Hall, Mckenna Handley, Amerah Haywood, Rylan Higdon, Ian Hosier, Angelina Iovino, Trevor Isakson, Ava Johnson, Jason Jones, Nicholas Jones, Emma Kampwirth, Kalista Koelm, Regan Krachinski, Del Livovich, Miranda Major, Troy McCormick, Brody Mehling, Isabella Merkel, Conner Mika, Caroline Mills, Isabella Muzzalupo, Haleigh Nelson, Allison Novreske, James O'Connor, Moss Palmer, Owen Peffers, Aiden Peschke, Tatum Ray, Elian Rodriguez, Ashton Rospierski, Rosalie Salentine, Krystina Santiago, Soren Schott, Kara Sessions, Nicholas Shade, Jacob Spence, Joshua Spence, Autumn Spencer, Carmen Stark, Kaden Summer, Olivia Sundquist, Noah Szymanski, Addisyn Torres, Madysen Vergon, Olivia Vogel, Victoria West, Tate Wilcox, Destiny Williams, Sophia Worden, and Madison Wunderlin.
Symphony Orchestra students won Gold with Distinction with their presentation of “Variants” (Jack Bullock), and “March to the Scaffold” (Hector Berlioz, arr. Carter), directed by Brian Grenier. Advanced Orchestra and Band students include: Gage Adcock, Bryce Biddle, Emma Bolinger, Lauren Bolla, Sydney Bruce, Gretta Burke, Ryan Camacho, Danielle Chisko, Aiden Corral, Peyton Day, Giovanni DePasquale, Noelle Devore, Adrian Dooley, Chloe Eash, Ethan Elliott-Halinski, Edith Estridge, Hannah Estridge, Thomas Fadell, Cormac Fallon, Noah Fletcher, Cally Gemeinhart, Brayden Gray, Lainey Grothaus, Seamus Heneghan, Ryan Higgins, Max Houghteling, Jordan Hughes, Madeline Jakel, Hailey Jalovecky, Sebastian Kogl, Kara Lahaie, Dylan Leavitt, Tanner Lipka, Amber Lohman, Zoe Lucas, Dexter Matthew, Abby McCarthy, Shea Ogle, Rhianna Pfeiffer, Ellen Rath, Abrianna Rodriguez, Coryn Rodriguez, Owen Rutherford, Michael Schwab, Saffron Shrum, Eamon Skube, Conner Smenyak, Connor Stadler, Bowen Summer, Maizy Swanson, Sydney Szabo, Dominick Travis, Addy Weitzel, Catherine White, Bridget Wisdom, and Alaina Wring.
Wind Ensemble students competed at State Qualifiers, and earned Gold with Distinction. Directed by Adam Bess, the group performed “Purple Pageant” (Karl L. King, arr. Paynter), “Irish Tune From County Derry” (Percy A. Grainger), and “Arabesque” (Samuel Hazo), and earned the highest scores the Chesterton Wind Ensemble have received at the ISSMA State Qualifier since 2008! Excellent job to the Wind Ensemble students involved: Christopher Adent, Samantha Ames, Sarah Bennett, Katie Billings, Morgan Brookhouse, Lydia Comfort, Theresa Connors, Giovanni DePasquale, Abigail Didonna, Chloe Eash, Emma Ekblaw, Ethan Elliott-Halinski, Makayla Erickson, Edith Estridge, Hannah Estridge, Thomas Fadell, Cormac Fallon, Layla Ferguson, Noah Fletcher, Brayden Gray, Matthew Haubold, Liam Heneghan, Seamus Heneghan, Max Houghteling, Toby Ison, Addison Kellogg, John Kremke, Kara Lahaie, Hailey Leohr, Michael Livovich, Amber Lohman, August Lovitz, Zoen Lucas, Mackenzie Major, Kelsey Mason, Dexter Matthew, Abigail McCarthy, Kyle Pazdur, Skylar Peffers, Makinna Prott, Ellen Rath, Ariel Rodriguez, Michael Schwab, Logan Snyder, Connor Stadler, Bowen Summer, Mary Toms. Dominick Travis, Adalyn Weitzel, Samantha Williams, Bridget Wisdom, Alaina Wring, and Chloe Wring.