GREENFIELD – Greenfield-Central’s music programs earned high ratings in recent contests.

The Greenfield-Central High School band program and Greenfield Central Junior High School orchestra program each received the All-Music Award from the Indiana State School Music Association.

ISSMA gives this recognition to programs that earn at least one gold rating at a jazz event, at least one gold rating at an organization event, high school programs that have at least one soloist and one small group qualify for the state solo and ensemble contest; and junior high programs that have at least one soloist and one small group earn gold ratings at solo and ensemble contest.

“The purpose of the award is to recognize well-rounded programs throughout Indiana,” said Orchestra Director and Woodwind Instructor Grant Pfifer in an email. “This is the first year the junior high orchestras have qualified for this award.”

On April 5, GCJHS hosted the Junior High Organizational contest for the ISSMA. At this contest, seventh grade band, seventh grade orchestra, eighth grade band, eighth grade orchestra, and eighth grade choir all earned gold ratings; seventh grade choir earned a silver rating.

On April 12 and 26, GCHS bands and orchestras participated in the High School Organizational contest. G-CHS concert band earned a silver rating; G-CHS orchestra, symphonic band, and wind symphony all earned gold ratings.