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McCulloch music department earns ISSMA’s highest honor two years in a row

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News For the second year in a row, the McCulloch Junior High School music department has earned the Indiana State School Music Association’s highest honor, the J/M/E Total Department All Music Award.

Every year, ISSMA hosts several competitions for music students in the state. The All Music Awards are the culmination of those contests, and the music departments who earn them are among the best in the state.

To qualify for the All Music Award, the school’s music students must have received gold ratings in all of the following events:
Because McCulloch qualified for the award in both choir and band, they were given the Total Department award. In 2015, McCulloch was the only school in the state to earn this honor. The full list has not yet been released, so it is unknown whether we remain the only school in the state with this honor, but certainly no other school has the distinction of back-to-back awards! This is an outstanding accomplishment, and our fantastic music students and teachers deserve much praise. We take this opportunity to say congratulations to them all!

You still have several opportunities to hear these amazing students perform:
  • Choir at the MCS Kindness Rally, 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at MHS’s Bill Green Arena
  • Jazz band at the MCS All-City Art Show, noon Saturday, May 14, at MHS’s Walton Performing Arts Center
  • Jazz choir, at the MCS All-City Art Show, 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at MHS’s Walton Performing Arts Center
  • Honors choir at the MCS All-City Art Show, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at MHS’s Walton Performing Arts Center
  • Jazz choir at First Friday in downtown Marion, 6 p.m. May 6.
  • 7th-grade choir concert: 6 p.m. Monday, May 16, McCulloch auditorium
  • 8th-grade choir concert: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, McCulloch auditorium
  • 7th/8th-grade band concert: 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, McCulloch gym
We hope you can join us for these free events featuring our amazing, award-winning musicians!