By Emma Uber
Kicking off competition season with dreams of a fourth consecutive Bands of America National Championship, the Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds invite the public to view its 2019 program at the ninth annual “Taste of the Trucks” Community Night.
From the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to the London New Year’s Parade, the CHS marching band has reached global audiences, yet from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 the Carmel community has the opportunity to interact with band members and preview the show, all while enjoying local food trucks and activities. Admission is $5.
Featured on the night’s roster are 18 food trucks including Bacon Station, Union Jacks, 5280 Bistro, The Big Easy, Der Pretzel Wagen, Gaucho’s Fire, Bub’s Burgers, Kona Ice, General American Donut Company, Cattle Dog Food Company, Limonez Catering, Rolling Asian Kitchen and Woody’s Flaming BBQ.
In addition to food trucks, the event will include music from DJ Matt and the CHS Parent Pep Band, a bake sale and various other activities. One of the largest events of the night is a raffle for a Dryer-Reinbold BMW or Mini. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $20 until 7:30 p.m.
The main attraction occurs as the marching band and color guard take the field at 8 p.m.
“Community Night is an opportunity for those in the Carmel community that normally do not attend football games or marching band competitions to watch the Carmel Marching Greyhounds perform their annual show,” Community Night planner Lisa Colton said.