North hosts marching band competition


This year’s marching band and color guard teams pose for a group picture.

Cars fill the parking lots. Crowds of people gather at the entrance of the stadium. Students from several different schools march to the field in neat rows. Then, everything begins. Music starts as students march in formation. Flags wave in the wind. The crowd goes wild.

This is the marching band. On September 9, they performed in a competition at Grayslake North High School against schools like Grayslake Central and Lakes.

“We put a ton of work into our performances and rehearsals,” said Color Guard coach Michelle Ruotolo.

The North Knights were an exhibition performance, and hosted the event showcasing some of their routines for Color Guard and Marching Band.

“We didn’t perform too well,” said trumpet player and sophomore Colin Waratuke. “Lakes got either first or second, and North didn’t compete.”