Carmel High School
The Bands of America Grand National Championships parade into Lucas Oil Stadium November 11–14. But for the kids at perennial powerhouses Avon High School, Ben Davis High School, and Carmel High School—who have won five times between them—the march began months ago.
“I went to an IPS school, and they start you in band really early there. You learn on a little recorder, but I was, like, super good at it.”Read more
As anyone who has ever donned a plumed hat will attest, band bonds you to more than just sheet music.
More than 15 years after I last put on a marching band uniform, I still find it impossible not to tap my toes when a drumline starts up.Read more
Student of Misfortune
Carmel native Julian Batts earned a dubious 15 minutes of fame in the spring by mispronouncing “Achilles” on Wheel of Fortune—after landing on the $1 million spot. But he recovered nicely, winning $11,700 and making the national-media rounds with a good attitude. This month, he returns to college with his perspective intact and a cushy […]Read more
A College Week game-show flameout cost the student $1 million and created an overnight Internet sensation.
Watch the clip to find out why Julian Batts—an honor student and a Carmel High alum—is being called The Worst Wheel of Fortune Contestant Ever.Read more