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CHS Music Department announces ISSMA Organizational Results - 4/21

On Saturday, April 24 members of the Chesterton High School Band, Choir, and Orchestra programs participated in the 2021 ISSMA Organizational Contest. Due to COVID the Indiana State School Music Association hosted this event virtually with submissions from schools around the state.  The CHS performances were recorded and submitted digitally for adjudication.

The Chesterton Wind Ensemble received a Gold Rating with Distinction for their performance of Second Suite in F for Military Band (Gustav Holst) and Rest (Frank Tichelli).  The Symphonic Band received a Gold Rating for their performance of Reverberations (Brian Balmages), Heaven's Light (Steven Reineke) and Encanto (Robert W. Smith).
The Chesterton Univoice Choir - consisting of the Bel Canto and Drifters ensembles - received a solid Gold Rating (gold rating from all judges) for their performance of Under the Greenwood Tree (Robert Boyd), Wake Me a Song (Andrea Ramsey) and Zion's Walls (Aaron Copland).  The Mixed Choir - consisting of the Camerata and Sandpipers ensembles - received a solid Gold Rating that included a perfect score from one of the judges, for their performance of MLK (U2/Bob Chilcott), I Am In Need of Music (David L. Brunner) and Musick's Empire (Llyod Pfautsch).
The Chesterton Intermediate Orchestra received a solid Gold Rating for their performance of Mystical Towers (Jerry Woolstenhume) and Textures (Robert Calhoun) and the Advanced Orchestra received a solid Gold Rating for their performance of Sarabande from Holberg Suite (Edvard Grieg) and Allegro and Minuet from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (WA Mozart).
CHS music directors are Adam Bess, bands; Kristin Morris, choirs; and Brian Grenier, orchestras.