La Porte High School Competes in 2017 ISSMA Organizational Contest

By: La Porte High School Last Updated: May 1, 2017

laporte-slicersThree choirs from La Porte High School recently competed in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Organizational Contest. Each choir's overall rating is determined by the combination of scores from three performance judges and one sight-reading judge. High School ensembles can enter in Group I through IV, with Group I being the most difficult. They can earn Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Participation ratings.

On April 22, the combined Beginning and Intermediate Women's Chorus competed at Northridge High School in Group III. The Women's Choir received three Gold ratings for performance and another Gold rating for sight-reading.

Members of the Beginning/Intermediate Women's Choir include:
Shelby Attar, Salem Bahar, Jillian Bell, Sierra Blaney, Jessica Campbell, Roseva Cheeks, Nicole Collins, Ashley Cook, Katrina Cooper, Katelyn Cormican, Callie Cunningham, Delaney Dunfee, Madison Eavey, Hailey Elkins, Jaylin Gilmore, Brianna Graffis, Nola Hammerschmidt, Sarah Hanvey, Jennifer Hixon, Olivia Huff, Robin Lambert, Alexandra Leal, Yazmin Lopez, Faith McAlister, Alyssa McFadden, Alyssa Mendoza, Madison Micallef, Brittany Miller, Madison Mulzon, PuaLani Naue, Payton Neely, Naomi Owen, Ashley Palen, Makana Paulson, Victoria Payton, Kamryn Perz, Saraidee Reyes-Villa, Jennika Schoff, Audriana Schuler, Caitlyn Smith, Olivia Strieter, Angel Thomas, Sammantha Thomas, Ruth Togbe, Genevieve Tucker, Ymunique Wade, Miranda Yon, Sandra Young, Maggie Zhong

On April 29, the Advanced choirs, Chorale and Treble Chorale, competed in the ISSMA Group I State Qualification Contest at Chesterton Middle School. Both choirs received three Gold ratings for their performance. Treble Chorale earned a Gold rating for sight reading and Chorale earned a Gold rating with a perfect score in sight reading.

The members of the Advanced choirs who performed at contest are as follows:

Reid Bello, Jack Boardman, Savannah Braman, Bethany Gunter, Paris Gunter, Brandon Gurrola, Alex Gushrowski, Joslyn Holt, Lilly Hooley, Anthony Hughes, Trent Kaercher, Madeline Livinghouse, Alexis Martinez, Emily Miramontes, Jenny Noll, Nikki Parsons, Shania Povlock, RJ Pray, Max Principe, Hattie Rudnick, Brenton Ruskowsky, Josh Smith, Daniel Sobecki, Wyatt Stacy, Geovanny Tapia, Linda Tharpe, Julie-Ann Theim, Akash Vyas, Amanda Wolfe, Madeline Zeman

Treble Chorale:
Katlin Alexander, Payton Berg, Vivianne Cartagena, Kristen Cole, Jocelynn Coleman, Adonai Cornelio, Breanna Foster, Sophia Gardner-Orbovich, Brooke Gliva, Hannah Hamilton, Alexus Hine-Holzapfel, Molly Hodge, Briannan Leone, Lianna Lewis, Erica Lynch, Elisabeth Novak, Jayme Osowski, Rachel Porter, Mariah Sanders, Brianna Sawyer, Natalie Tuholski, Danielle Walsh, Rebecca Wawok, Stephanie Wuthrich

The mixed choir and two women's choir are under the direction of Thomas Coe, accompanied by Jane DeVries.

These choirs, along with the Beginning Men's Chorus and Show Choir will perform together at their Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 10. The performance begins at 7:00 in the High School auditorium and is presented with free admission. The concert will conclude with the combined choirs singing a medley of songs from the new Broadway musical, Hamilton.