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About the program

The Indiana State School Music Association’s goal is to provide educationally evaluated music performance activities for students and teachers. It assists in the development of performance-oriented assessment of state and national musical academic standards.

About Saturday’s event:

Wind/Percussion/Strings Solo & Ensemble: District
 competition for Zones 2, 4, 6 and 8 events were held at various sites around the state. 

Event at Doe Creek Middle School served all Hancock County students, as well as those in Beech Grove, Lawrence Township, Warren Township, Shelby Eastern and Northwestern Shelby County.

Students were judged on variety of skills including: 

Intonation: Individual selection.

Tone quality: Control, clarity, focus and more.

Note accuracy: Technique, fluency and/or mechanical skill.    

Dynamics: Appropriate range of dynamic contrast.

Balance and blend: Chord balance, section and/or ensemble blend.

Students who earned a gold rating in Group 1 move on to state contests set for later this month:

Feb. 21: State solo and ensemble for vocal/piano at Perry Meridian Middle and High schools.

Feb. 28: State solo and ensemble for wind/percussion/strings at North Central High School and Northview Middle School.

SOURCE: issma.net

Noelle Steele is editor of the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3232 or nsteele@greenfieldreporter.com.