2023 Season Band Shares
BAND & GUARD
Excellence in Performance is a Tradition!
***ISSMA STATE FINALIST***
1989, 2004, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022, 2023
***2017 ISSMA STATE RUNNER-UP***
DIRECTORS: Jeremy Snyder & Jon Rodgers
GUARD DIRECTOR: Lauren Marshall
PERFORMANCE & COMPETITION RESULTS
2023 "She Walks in Beauty" Marching Season
ISSMA STATE FINALS
Sat, Oct 21 - 5th PLACE
Sat, Oct 21 - STATE FINALIST
Sat, Oct 7 - GOLD RATING
Sat, Sep 30 - GOLD RATING
Distinction in Music
Distinction in Visual
Distinction in General Effect
LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON INVITATIONAL
Sat, Sep 23 - SECOND PLACE
Sat, Sep 16 - EXHIBITION
Sat, Sep 9 - SECOND PLACE
2022-2023 School Year
ISSMA Marching Band
GOLD Rating, Distinctions in Music, Visual, & General Effect
ISSMA Open Class C State Finalists - 5th place
ISSMA District Solo/Ensemble Contest
164 Gold, 8 Silver Ratings
ISSMA State Solo/Ensemble Contest
42 Gold, 16 Silver Ratings
ISSMA Jazz Contest
ISSMA Junior High Contest
8th Grade Band - GOLD Rating
7th Grade Band - GOLD Rating "With Distinction"
ISSMA Concert Organizational Contest
GOLD Rating, GOLD Rating in Sight-Reading
ABOUT THE NORTHWESTERN TIGER PRIDE
The Northwestern High School Band has a long tradition of performance excellence, dating back to the consolidation into Northwestern High School in 1948. Originally known as the "Purple Pride Show Band," the TIGER PRIDE now competes throughout the Indiana State School Music Association circuits at Concert Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band events. The Northwestern Band and Guard is Northwestern High School and Northwestern Middle School's largest student activity.
The TIGER PRIDE is an eight-time ISSMA Marching Band State Finalist - most recently finishing 5th place in ISSMA Class C in 2023 - and has won many other awards and recognitions as a result of their performances. The TIGER PRIDE has performed multiple times in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. In 2017 and again in 2023, the TIGER PRIDE was selected to represent ISSMA in the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade, the 3rd most-viewed parade in the United States.
Each year since 2016, the Northwestern Band has earned ISSMA's prestigious All-Music Award for the Total Music Department. Northwestern was one of only 14 Indiana high schools to receive the All-Music Award for the Total Music Department in 2021.
In 2017, the Northwestern Winterguard finished their season as State Runners-Up in their competitive division in IHSCGA. In 2018, the Winterguard moved up a competitive class and finished 9th in IHSCGA State Finals. In 2023, the Winterguard finished 10th place in IHSCGA State Finals.