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Noblesville Band is on Fire! 🔥

I read a quote this week from a band director in South Carolina that really stuck with me... "What gets celebrated, gets repeated"! I've really enjoyed writing these weekly updates as it has opened my eyes to ALL of the outstanding accomplishments by our students!

Highlights of the week (in case your attention span is only 30 seconds):

  • NIPE (Indoor Percussion) - WGI Indianapolis Regional - First Place!

  • Winter Guard - Zionsville Contest 1st Place in Round & 3rd Overall

  • ISSMA Jazz 1 - Gold with Distinction & State Qualifier

  • ISSMA Jazz 2 - Gold

  • Ball State Jazz Festival Jazz 1 - 1st Place, Pruis Hall

  • 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! Details below

  • "Like" the Noblesville High School Bands public page on Facebook and share our celebrations!


Concert Band

Under the Direction of Eric Thornbury & Jacob Crossley

NYC ALL Band Trip - March 25th

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

  • 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!

  • 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!


Winter Guard

Under the Direction of Jeff Welsh

The Noblesville Winter Guard finished 1st in their round & 3rd overall at the Zionsville IHSCGA Contest!

This weekend (March 12th, 2022) is IHSCGA Class A State Prelims at Franklin Central HS. 11:32am performance time. The top 20 groups advance to State Finals in 2 weeks at Center Grove HS.


NIPE (Noblesville Indoor Percussion Ensemble)

Under the Direction of Murray Mast

The NIPE warriors fought in a new "arena" and came away as champions this past weekend! Noblesville Indoor Percussion Ensemble competed in the WGI Regional for the first time in program history and came away as champions!

Look for them this weekend at Perry Meridian High School at 1:22pm! Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at $7 adults/$5 students and seniors. See you there!


Jazz Band

Under the Direction of Bethany Robinson

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!

ISSMA Jazz Festival - NHS Jazz 1 has been named an ISSMA Jazz State Finalist for the 4th time since the event began in 2016 (and two years the event did not happen due to Covid). The top 9 high school jazz bands in the state of Indiana will perform at Pike High School, Friday evening March 18th, times TBA.

Jazz 2-Group 1: Gold Rating

Outstanding Soloists:

  • Zach Fischer, Tenor

  • Richard Gonzalez, Bass Trombone

  • Carter Gulledge, Trumpet

Jazz 1-Group 1: Gold Rating with Distinction

Outstanding Soloists:

  • Levi Rozek, Trumpet (2 Awards)

  • Jay Thornbury, Bass

  • Luke Nelson, Trombone

  • Nate Cook, Alto Sax

  • Santiago Baptisto, Guitar

  • Hayden Emmert, Trumpet

  • Sean Vitales, Bass Trombone

  • Drew Matthews, Guitar

  • Alden Ruth, Trombone

Ball State University-Dimensions in Jazz Festival

Jazz 2: Division 1 Scores, Pruis Hall

Jazz 1: 1st place, Pruis Hall

Outstanding Instrument Awards:

  • Special Recognition: Santiago Baptisto

  • Bass: Jay Thornbury

  • Lead Trumpet: Erick Murillo

  • Best Musician Award: Levi Rozek


Keep up the momentum!


President, Noblesville Band Boosters

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