Each of the three concert bands in the La Porte High School Music Department received Gold Division ratings at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) High School Organization Contest hosted at Concord High School on April 12. 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 including all perfect scores in performance. Music performing ensembles are evaluated upon 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 2018-19 school year. The LPHS Bands have been awarded the All Music Award by ISSMA every year since the inception of this award.
The LPHS Bands will present their final concert of the year at their annual “Pops” Concert on May 15 at 7:00 PM in the LPHS Performing Arts Center.