Author Archives: Lisa Wrasse

String Spectacular 2019

The annual HYP/elementary/middle school String Spectacular concert was held January 15, 2019,in the BHS North gym. In keeping with tradition, HYP families treated guests afterwards with punch and cookies. Ms. Gouker, Mr. Hansen and students representing the orchestras spoke to the audience in between pieces that ranged from “Hot Cross Buns” to Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”. The concert drew to a beautiful close with all the ensembles performing together Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. Many thanks to all the students, teachers, administration, and families who make this annual event possible.

Night of Dance 2018

This year’s HYP Night of Dance will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30-10PM in the Bloomington North cafeteria. What is Night of Dance? Night of Dance is an evening where the HYP plays a variety of dance music; seniors are recognized; fancy desserts, snacks, drinks and coffee are served (concessions). The lights are low and the cafeteria is decorated, complete with a mirror ball, for dancing. This year, the JAG Endowment Scholarship Winners will be announced! HYP alums also attend this concert and “bump” a current player and join the orchestra in playing one of their favorites. Don’t forget to bring a little extra spending money for concessions, HYP gear, and grocery cards and Scrip cards. The public is invited. Tickets are $8 and are available from HYP members or at the door.

Grounds for Change

HYP’s newest fundraiser is a coffee and tea fundraiser! Grounds for Change is fair trade certified, organic certified, carbon-free certified and shade grown. To find out more visit http://www.groundsforchange.com. Building on a successful sale in the fall, coffee and tea orders will again be available January 15th – January 25th. Orders may be placed at the String Spectacular as well as through members of HYP.