• Matthew Sutton

Bremen takes Gold at ISSMA Festival

The Emerald Alliance did it again!

Friday evening at Concord High School, the Bremen High School Concert Band performed for the Indiana State School Music Association High School Organizational Festival.

Before an attentive audience and three judges, the band performed at the highest difficulty level (Group I), earning a gold rating from all three judges.

It wasn't over there! Afterwards, the students moved into a different room, where they were given 10 minutes to look at a piece they had never seen before, and then perform it for another judge. This is called "Sightreading," and the students earned another gold rating for their performance there.

By receiving a gold at this performance, along with superior ratings in marching band, jazz band, and solo/ensemble performances, the Bremen Band program has also earned the distinguished All-Music award for the 2018-2019 year. This award is given in recognition of excellence in all parts of a band program, and is typically earned by approximately 10% of the 736 high schools in Indiana. This is the third year in a row, and the fourth in five years for our program.

These students should be extremely proud of their accomplishments. This has been a banner year for the Bremen Band program.

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