BAND & GUARD
Excellence in Performance is a Tradition!
***2021 ISSMA STATE FINALIST***
***2017 ISSMA STATE RUNNER-UP***
DIRECTORS: Jeremy Snyder & Jon Rodgers
GUARD DIRECTOR: Lauren Marshall
Never Miss a Performance!
PERFORMANCE & COMPETITION RESULTS
2021-2022 School Year
ISSMA Marching Band
GOLD Rating, Distinctions in Music, Visual, & General Effect
ISSMA Open Class C State Finalists
ISSMA District Solo/Ensemble Contest
193 Gold, 9 Silver Ratings
ISSMA State Solo/Ensemble Contest
20 Gold, 15 Silver Ratings
ISSMA Jazz Contest
SILVER Rating, 3 "Outstanding Soloist" Awards
ISSMA Junior High Contest
8th Grade Band - GOLD Rating
7th Grade Band - GOLD Rating
ISSMA Concert Organizational Contest
2021 "The Beauty of Nothingness" Marching Season
ISSMA STATE FINALS
Sat, Nov 6 - 7th Place, ISSMA Open Class C
Sat, Oct 30 - STATE FINALISTS
Sat, Oct 16 - GOLD RATING
Distinction in Visual
Sat, Oct. 9 - GOLD RATING
Distinction in Music
Distinction in Visual
Distinction in General Effect
Sat, Oct 2 - EXHIBITION (due to weather)
LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON INVITATIONAL
Sat, Sep 25 - SECOND PLACE
Sat, Sep 18 - EXHIBITION
Sat, Sep 11 - FIRST PLACE
Outstanding General Effect
Outstanding Color Guard
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 TIGER PRIDE is a six-time ISSMA Marching Band State Finalist - most recently finishing 7th place in ISSMA Class C in 2021 - 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, and in 2017, 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.