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P-H-M Middle Schools earn Gold Ratings at 2019 ISSMA Competition

Discovery Honors Band (November 2018 performance)
Discovery Honors Band (November 2018 performance)

This past weekend Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th Penn High School hosted the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Middle School Band and Orchestra Festival. Penn hosted 34 middle school groups, including 18 from P-H-M’s Discovery, Grissom and Schmucker Middle Schools.

 

Of the 18 P-H-M Orchestras and Bands that participated, 17 of these ensembles received Gold Ratings! In addition, 11 received superior scores indicating a “With Distinction” status! 

 

The “With Distinction” status indicates a near perfect score and is achieved by less than ten percent of all groups across the state of Indiana.

 

Congratulations to the following P-H-M Ensembles and their Directors …

 

Discovery:

  • 6th Grade Orchestra, Directors: April Oppenheim/Carol Weirich, Gold Rating (With Distinction)

  • 6th Grade Band, Directors: Murray Weaver & Carol Weirich, Gold Rating (With Distinction)

  • 7th Grade Orchestra, Director: April Oppenheim, Gold Rating

  • 8th Grade Orchestra, Director: April Oppenheim, Gold Rating (With Distinction)

  • Symphonic Band, Directors: Murray Weaver & Carol Weirich, Gold Rating (With Distinction)

  • Honor Band, Directors: Murray Weaver & Carol Weirich, Gold Rating (With Distinction)

 

State Show Choir ISSMA competitions were also held on Saturday, March 16. Discovery’s three choirs all received Gold “With Distinction”:

  • 6th grade Choir, Group 4, Director: Jennifer Graybill, Gold Rating (With Distinction)

  • 7 & 8th grade Male Choir, Group 2, Director: Jennifer Graybill, Gold Rating (With Distinction)

  • 7 & 8th grade Treble Choir, Group 1, Director: Jennifer Graybill, Gold Rating (With Distinction)

 

Grissom:

Grissom Orchestra class (2019)
Grissom Orchestra Class (March 2019)

  • 6th Grade Orchestra, Director: Vickie Marshall, Gold Rating
  • 6th Grade Band, Director: Heather Baker, Gold Rating
  • 7th Grade Orchestra, Director: Vickie Marshall, Gold Rating
  • 7th Grade Band, Director: Heather Baker, Silver Rating
  • 8th Grade Orchestra, Director: Vickie Marshall, Gold Rating (With Distinction)
  • 8th Grade Band, Director: Heather Baker, Gold Rating

 

Schmucker:

Schmucker Band performance (Nov. 2019)
Schmucker Band performance (November 2018)

  • 6th Grade Orchestra, Director: Dodi Carnall, Gold Rating (With Distinction)​
  • 6th Grade Band, Directors: Jeff and Dodi Carnall, Gold Rating (With Distinction)​
  • 7th Grade Orchestra, Director: Dodi Carnall, Gold Rating (With Distinction)​
  • 7th Grade Band, Directors: Jeff Carnall, Gold Rating (With Distinction)​
  • 8th Grade Orchestra, Director: Dodi Carnall, Gold Rating​
  • 8th Grade Band, Directors: Jeff and Dodi Carnall, Gold Rating (With Distinction)