All 3 LPHS concert bands get top rating at state contest

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Each of the three concert bands in the LaPorte High School Music Department received Gold Division ratings at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) High School Organization Contest at Concord High School April 21, 2017.

The Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble all received the highest rating possible in both performance and sight-reading. The Wind Ensemble received a Gold Rating with Distinction for earning extremely high scores.

Ensembles are evaluated on their preparation of three selected pieces as well as sight-reading music they have never seen before. Possible ratings include Gold, Silver, Bronze, or a Participation Award.

The LPHS Bands will also receive the ISSMA All Music Award for excellence in all areas, including marching, solo and ensemble, jazz, and concert performances for the 2016-17 school year.

The LPHS Bands have been awarded the All Music Award by ISSMA every year since the inception of this award.

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