Indoor Winds

Welcome to the Lewis Cass Winds!

Lewis Cass High School is a proud host of a revolutionary new type of ensemble – indoor winds. Some call it mini-marching band, some call it indoor percussion with wind instruments, but regardless – it is a lot of fun.

A Winds group presents marching ensembles of any instrumentation in the same performance environment as indoor color guard and percussion ensembles. As one of the world’s largest and most influential marching arts organizations, WGI (Winter Guard International) brought the same exciting competitive and educational opportunities to students in the winds section in support of the total band program within the last decade.

By creating Winds, the legacy of excellence has an outlet for a high quality performance experience.  Students are judged by the most skilled adjudicators working in the marching arts today while sharing their love of music and motion under the guiding principle of an educationally sound scoring system.

Lewis Cass competes in the Scholastic A class, both in the WGI and IPA (Indiana Percussion Association) circuits. Scholastic ensembles are programs that compete on behalf of their school. This will allow ensembles to compete and be compared with other groups at a similar skill level. The Winds competitive season at Lewis Cass begins in February and finishes in March at the Winds State Finals, but rehearsals will begin in early December 2019.

2020 Season


1. Students who were active participants in the 2019 Marching Kings are offered a position within the Winds group automatically. Students who did not participate in the 2019 Marching Kings need to complete an audition, scheduled on these dates:

Friday, November 22, 2019, 3-4p (Lewis Cass Band Room)

Monday, November 25, 2019, 3-4p (Lewis Cass Band Room)

Monday, December 2, 2019, 3-4p (Lewis Cass Band Room)

OPTIONAL Marching Clinic for students wanting to audition for the Winds group: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3-4p (Band Room)

2. Please plan to attend the Winds Informational Meeting, on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7p in the Lewis Cass Band Room. At this meeting, schedules will be distributed, the overview of the season will be discussed, and cookies will be eaten. Don’t miss it!

3. Students need to complete the 2020 Lewis Cass Winds Commitment Form. This form guarantees the student a spot in the show.

4. Student fees (each $60.00, totaling $240.00) are due most first Mondays of each month starting in December.

Fee Schedule

Payment #1 ($60.00) – due December 6, 2019

Payment #2 ($60.00) – due January 6, 2020

Payment #3 ($60.00) – due February 3, 2020

Payment #4 ($60.00) – due March 2, 2020

5. Make sure your student’s health information is up to date by completing the LC Bands Health Form.


All Forms

2020 Winds Commitment Form

LC Bands Health Form

Absence Request Form

Alternate Transportation Form


In addition to the participation fee, students will also be responsible for materials that they need, mostly for show appearance. They will be able to keep items at the conclusion of the season. Thank you for your help in making this group look great! 

The “drill” or marching routine is written for each individual student and fits together like the pieces of a puzzle.  Any student who drops out after the drill has been written will cause the ENTIRE SHOW to be rewritten at an enormous cost.  Students must make a commitment to finish the entire marching season.  

*It is the policy of the Lewis Cass band program that no student shall be denied participation due to financial hardship. Arrangements can be made with the directors for those students who are in need of such consideration.*