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It's March Madness Time! 🍀

It's March Madness time, the weather is finally turning and our winter groups are ready to finish strong!


Highlights of the week:

  • NIPE (Indoor Percussion) - 2:10pm performance Sat at Avon HS

  • Winter Guard - WGI Indy Regional - 12:56pm Saturday with semi finals to follow. Finals on Sunday.

  • ISSMA Jazz 1 - State Finals - Friday 9:26pm -Pike High School

  • Winter Showcase - March 23rd, 6:30pm Noblesville East Middle School (NHS gym construction). Come and see NIPE, Winter Guard & Pep Band perform! Free admission. Donations welcome at the door!

  • Concert Band - NYC Trip March 25th! Meeting March 22nd, 6:30pm Cafeteria. Details below.

  • Noblesville Band Spirit Store - Closes March 20th (deadline extended)

  • IPA State Finals Volunteers - Earn $ for NHS Band by volunteering to work IPA State Finals. April 2nd, 2022 - Hulman Center - Terre Haute, IN.

 

Concert Band

Under the Direction of Eric Thornbury & Jacob Crossley


Congratulations to Evan Reiss, Amanda Dopps & Dan Field for being named to the Indiana Bandmasters Association All State Band! This is a very prestigious honor and we are very proud of you! Thank you for representing NHS Band!


Noblesville Band Spirit Store - Deadline to order extended to March 20th


On Tuesday evening, our advanced bands worked with Dr. Caroline Hand from Ball State!


NYC ALL Band Trip - March 25th

  • Final send off meeting March 22nd 6:30pm - NHS Cafeteria

  • Students will wear ALL black for concert performance. Casual black is fine as they will be touring NYC and not going back to the hotel during the day. No tuxes and dresses. Black tennis shoes are OK! Black t-shirts are OK.

  • Attire (per Music Travel) for Broadway show day: "Broadway, and I feel society in general, is a little more casual than we were two years ago because of all that’s happened - so I wouldn’t even say polos, collars, dresses, or shirts. Just smart casual would suffice."

  • Load busses Friday March 25th at 2:30pm. Leave NHS at 3pm.

  • Students/chaperones may carry a string backpack during the day that may be left on the bus with change of clothes/shoes.

  • Check email for bus lists, group sign ups and medication information. Please email Mr Crossley if you have not received this info or have questions..

Check your email and calendar (also on Canvas - ask your student) for upcoming after school rehearsals! Prep for ISSMA Contest is in full swing!

 

Jazz Band

Under the Direction of Bethany Robinson

Check out this student spotlight on trumpet player, Levi Rozek!


Indiana Jazz State Finals - Jazz 1

Friday, March 18, 2022

Pike High School

Jazz 1 completes at 9:26pm along with 8 other top high school jazz ensembles from around the state. Awards will be announced at 10:55pm!


Jazz Cafe With Special Guest, Todd Williams from Wynton Marsalis's original septet at Jazz at Lincoln Center

April 29th Evening Concert

All Jazz Bands in the NHS Aux Gym

Tickets $10-Ordering Info Coming Soon


Essentially Ellington-New York City

Jazz 1 has kicked off fundraising for their trip to NYC to compete in the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival May 5th - 7th! Learn more about how YOU can help!

 

NIPE (Noblesville Indoor Percussion Ensemble)

Under the Direction of Murray Mast



Only two campaigns left in the battle! Noblesville Indoor Percussion Ensemble will compete in IPA Prelims this weekend at Avon High School. If you haven't seen the full show be sure to come check it out at 2:10pm on Saturday!


To the victor goes the spoils!!!


Tickets are on sale for $10 (adults)/$7 (students/seniors) at https://avon-bands.ticketleap.com/ipa-state-prelims-and-winds-finals/. Hope to see you there!

 

Winter Guard

Under the Direction of Jeff Welsh


Our winter guard has secured their place as the second highest score in the state in the Scholastic A class. Up next - Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional competition.


WGI Indianapolis Regional - March 19th & 20th

Admission is $18 for Saturday Only, $22 for Sunday Only OR $30 for weekend pass.


Saturday - Greenfield Central High School

  • Prelims - 12:56pm

  • Semi Finals - Following prelims


Sunday - Warren Central High School

  • Finals - if qualified - time TBD




 

Best of luck to all of our groups this weekend and may your brackets survive the madness!


BlackGold!

Amanda Sheets

President, Noblesville Band Boosters


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