Earn $ This Summer for Your Student's Band Account!

Do you want to earn money for your student’s band account?  Do you enjoy good music?  RCG has the opportunity to work events at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center…aka…Klipsch Music Center…aka..Verizon Music Center…aka…Deer Creek Music Center. Please open  the PDF below for more information. 

If you are interested in volunteering this summer, you will be required to attend one of the service trainings.  Trainings are available April 28th, and May 4th, 5th or 6th.  Please sign up via Sign Up Genius.  Link is attached!  If you have additional questions, contact Dan Coursen at dan_coursen@yahoo.com.

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Marching Band to Host Section Socials for Future Members


Ask a marching band student, "What's so great about marching band?" and their responses will vary, because there are SO MANY great reasons why it's worth the time and effort! If you are interested and would like to know more about marching band, please be our special guest at one (or more) of the section socials several of our band families our hosting this January. We really hope to see you there and share with you why we love RCG! Click HERE for details about our upcoming marching band section parties. Please contact Jen Waligora jenwali3@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Reimbursement Form for Out-of-Pocket RCG Expenses


A new form has been created to use when a reimbursement is needed for any out of pocket expenses a volunteer or Royal Guardian parent has incurred on behalf of the Royal Guardians.

The form will ask for you to list your name and address (if you would like the reimbursement check mailed to you).  There is also a place for description of the expenses and amounts.  Please be sure to attach all receipts when submitting for reimbursement. Create a PDF file for the receipts if you plan to email the form.

If you have any questions or concerns for Tracy Watkins, the RCG Treasurer, you can email her at treasurer@hsehsbands.com. Thank you for all your support and help with the Marching Band and Color Guard.

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Reimbursement Form


Northcraft Photo Scheduled for RCG Pictures

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Northcraft Photo is proud to be the official photographer again this year for the Royal Command and Guard.  We will be taking the full band photo, section photos, and individual photos of all Marching Band and Color Guard members on Friday, September 15th.  Below you will find links to the order form.  Orders are due on Friday during the portrait session.  If for some reason your RCG member forgets their form, you can email your order to Mary Ackerson at justforgrins1@gmail.com by Wednesday September 20th.  We ask that all individuals be photographed whether or not you plan to order. 

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Royal Invitational News

Royal Invitational News

The Royal Invitational is a marching band contest that HSE hosts each year.  On September 9th, we look foward to hosting our 11th annual contest. It will last for a large part of the day and into the evening. As of now, we don't have an official start time, but we expect it to begin around 1pm and finish up at the end with the RCG performing our show as an exhibition band.  We do not compete with the other bands we are hosting.  This is a HUGE fundraiser for our program!

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Band Camp Week 1 Schedule July 24-28

Band Camp Week 1 Schedule July 24-28

Band Camp Schedule Week 1:

9:00am-12:00pm Visual Rehearsal outside with snack break 10:15-10:30am
12:00-1:00pm Lunch (Students need to provide their own lunch each day and CANNOT leave campus for safety/liability reasons.)
1:00pm Music Rehearsal
4:00pm Bonding/Activity Time coordinated by Leadership Team
4:45pm Dinner (Students need to provide their own dinner each day and CANNOT leave campus for safety/liability reasons.)
5:30pm-8:00pm Ensemble Rehearsal outside

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Royal Invitational Looking For Committee Volunteers

Royal Invitational Looking For Committee Volunteers

We would like to invite everyone (old and new parents) to our kick-off meeting on Wednesday 5/31 @ 7pm in the band room. We will keep this meeting to 1 hour. We have several committee chair/co-chair positions to fill and will discuss these at the meeting. Looking forward to meeting you all! If you have any questions, please contact royalinvitational@hsehsbands.com


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Disney Spring Break Trip 2018

Disney Spring Break Trip 2018

Good morning HSE Band Parents and Students!!!!

We wanted to remind you that a very important deadline is coming up this MONDAY, MAY 15TH! That is the deadline to sign up for our Orlando Band Trip to Disney and Universal over Spring Break 2018. We need an accurate number of travelers signed up by this deadline because Music Travel will then go to the airlines to request a certain number of plane seats. Flight cost and the number of travelers will help determine our final cost, so as soon as we have flight costs, you will still have a 2-week window to cancel WITHOUT ANY RISK TO YOU FINANCIALLY. You can get EVERYTHING back. It is only after that 2-week window that the $100 deposit becomes non-refundable. Here is the document that tells you how to sign up for the trip and other info such as approximate cost, itinerary, etc.



Here is the website where you will sign up, make payments, etc.




Disney and Universal, HERE WE COME!!!!!


Audrey Torres

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HSE Marching Band Info 2017

We recommend that EVERYONE tries Marching Band at least once in high school!

Marching Band is not required if you are signing up for a high school band class, but we believe it enriches your high school band experience a great deal! The Marching Band truly provides a supportive “family” environment, where students are encouraged to succeed academically and to become a part of something larger than themselves. Students learn the skills of time management, discipline, teamwork, leadership, communication, and how one’s individual work ethic contributes to the whole. We rarely have a student try marching band for a year and then not continue it through high school because                            they get so much out of the experience! It also provides a built-in support system of 150+ people!
We offer the opportunity to try out our June “Parade Camp” before fully committing to the Marching Band. All you have to do is show up for our week of rehearsals in June to see if Marching Band is for you!
In order to plan your schedules accordingly, we will have a full calendar out to you very soon. In the meantime, here are the summer and fall break dates to be aware of so that you can schedule your vacations, camps, etc. around our rehearsals. We promise it will be a positive experience and it will definitely be worth your time!!!!
May – We will have a couple of rehearsals in May to get freshmen and first-year marchers learning the first steps toward how to march and play at the same time. These dates will be distributed with the calendar. Leadership team will also need to be at these rehearsals.
June – We will rehearse June 19-23 from 9am-4pm each day and perform in the Fishers Freedom Festival Parade on Sunday, June 25th!!
July – We will rehearse July 24-28 9am-8pm each day and July 31-Aug 4 from 9am-4pm each day. These are our most intense weeks because we learn a large portion of the show for the fall season during this time. We also have bonding activities though and it’s a lot of fun even with the hard work!
Fall Break
It is important to understand that Fall Break is our most competitive time for Marching Band. Similar to a fall sport, we have qualifying competitions during fall break and therefore it is CRUCIAL that everyone is in attendance at rehearsals and performances. We have worked out a schedule that allows for families to take a brief vacation or reprieve and then we are back to work at the end of the week for our qualifying competitions on Saturdays.
Sunday, October 15 – Wednesday, October 18 BREAK – NO REHEARSAL
Thursday, October 19 – Rehearsal 2pm-9pm
Friday, October 20 – Rehearsal beginning at 9am and a performance at BOA (Bands of America) Indianapolis Regional Contest in the evening
Saturday, October 21 – Full day of rehearsal and possible competition (if we qualify) at Finals of the BOA Indianapolis Regional
For more detailed information, please visit our website: www.hsehsbands.com or email us:
Audrey Torres
Mike Niemiec


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Flow Marching Band Awards - 2016

Flow Marching Band Awards - 2016

Visual Awards

Best Newcomer -- - Ashabul Alam / Jaylen Booth

Most Improved Visual Award -- - Luke Chigges / Stephen MacKenzie

Golden Boot -- - Anika Powelson / Blake Myers

Constant Consistency -- - Nick Baehl / Heather Isaacs

Outstanding member in each class

Sub Freshman -- - Tim Martin

Freshman -- - Teddy Houseman

Sophomore -- - Chelsea Stockberger

Junior -- - Jackson Oriez

Senior -- - Bryan Burk

Color Guard Special Awards

Most Improved:  Somu Vara

Outstanding Subfreshman:  Laura Halverstadt

Freshmen:  Audrey Soel

Outstanding Sophomores: Nadya Phelps 

Outstanding Junior:  Sarah VanBuskirk

Outstanding Seniors:  Carly Valentine

Guard Captain Awards: Hailee Danks / Brittany Fornefeld

Percussion Special Awards

Outstanding Leadership – Tyler Battas / Derek Haag / Olivia Peerman

Most Improved – Daniel MacKenzie / Aaron Tanglertpaibul

Outstanding work ethic – Brooke Wade / Bryan Fornefeld / Matthew Renzulli

Drum Major Certificates – Mattie Davisson / Ethan Rowe

RCG Band Captain Certificate – Abby Galvin

Sub Freshman Recognition

Borkowski Sierra Trumpet

Bromm Lauren Alto Sax

Goergen Nathan Trombone

Grau Lauren Baritone

Halverstadt Laura Color Guard

Jones Elin (Ellie) Percussion

Martin Timothy Percussion

Miller Evan Percussion

Patch Madison Percussion

Tanglertpaibul Aaron Percussion

Wade Jenna Color Guard

RCG Most “Improved” Certificates – Contra / Color Guard

RCG Best “Work Ethic” Certificates – Flutes

RCG Five Year Marcher Certificates –

Grant Dalenberg

Abby Galvin

Patrick Keeling

Hannah Tannenbaum

Sean Mullen

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Thank You Pit Crew!

Thank You Pit Crew!

Thank you to everyone who joined our Pit Crew this marching season! Your dedication toward helping to move equipment and props, load and unload the trailer and truck, hold ropes, and anything else asked of you to support our band at football games and contests is very much appreciated! 

If you would like any information about our RCG Pit Crew, please contact Mike Wade at mikewade2731@gmail.com

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