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Apply Now for the Jane A Gouker Endowment Fund!

The Jane A Gouker Endowment Fund through the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County will be offering two $250 scholarships to current members of the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic. One scholarship will be awarded to a Bloomington HS North musician, and one to a Bloomington HS South musician. The scholarship money must be used for reasons associated with the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic. Examples would be instrument rental fees, outfit deposit fee, individual’s private lessons on an orchestral instrument, the required trip cost, etc. Awarded monies will be issued directly to the recipient’s requested need, and not to the student, or student’s family. Awarded monies will be divided into 2 payments.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 29th. Here is the link to fill out and submit your application: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeT3BIJsYb…/viewform…
For application or scholarship questions please email: moc.liamgnull@pihsralohcswodnegaj

2021 Night of Musical Celebration

On May 20, 2021, HYP performed the annual Night of Musical Celebration concert. This year marked a first time performing on the BHSS Football Field. It was a beautiful evening to gather, listen to the music, and celebrate our seniors. Max Riggle was presented with the National School Orchestra Award for BHS North and Anna Wrasse was named the National School Orchestra Award winner for BHS South. Their names have been engraved on the NSO plaque hanging in each school.Congratulations to Max, Anna, and all members of HYP for your perseverance and hard work this very challenging year!

2021 Thomas Moeller Memorial Scholarship

Applications are now underway for the 2021 Thomas Moeller Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship may be accessed at this link:
Thomas Moeller Memorial Scholarship.
The application deadline will be April 15, 2021, at 11:59PM.

HYP’s Anna Wrasse was awarded the 2020 Thomas Moeller Memorial Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Monroe County. Anna used scholarship funds to complete her third album of original music, “Anywhere.”.

Purpose: To provide music scholarships/grants to high school students – grades 10 to 12 who reside in Monroe County and wish to pursue music endeavors. Examples of expenses eligible for this scholarship award include, but are not limited to, rental or purchase of a musical instrument, music lessons, fees for musical competition, recording projects, vocal lessons, tuition for music camp (college tuition/fees for music and/or music education major may be considered)

Eligibility Criteria:
High school student – grades 10 to 12
Monroe County resident
Clear direction towards music or music education profession
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Components in online application
Brief statement describing your musical career goals
Brief statement on what you are requesting this scholarship for (example – to purchase musical instrument or camp registration, etc.)

Brief statement of financial need (why you need this scholarship)
One page essay describing how this scholarship/grant will help you achieve a goal you might not otherwise achieve
2-3 letters of support; at least one from music teacher/instructor (school or private) and one from employer, minister, volunteer coordinator, club sponsor, etc.
School transcript

Selection Criteria
Scholarship recipients will be chosen from applicants based on:
the applicant’s desire to seek a music profession (particular attention given to applicants seeking music education)
demonstrated initiative
demonstrated talent
financial need may be a consideration

Award Amount: Up to $900.00.

Noodles Dine and Donate

HYP will hold a dine & donate fundraiser at the Eastland Plaza Noodles & Company on Thursday, December 3, 4-8 PM. For online and Noodles Rewards app orders, guests can apply the coupon code, “GIVING25” in the Coupon Code line at checkout. Ordering online is quick and easy and allows guests to skip the line by grabbing their meal at Noodles Quick Pick-Up station or by choosing curbside pick up. When ordering in-restaurant guests must mention HYP upon placing your order prior to paying. 50% of qualifying sales will directly benefit HYP. Thanks!

2020-2021 Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship Winners

The Jane A Gouker Endowment Board of Directors and scholarship committee are pleased to announce the annual scholarships award to two student musicians of the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic.

The students selected from the applications are:

  • Anna Wrasse, senior violinist at Bloomington HS South
  • Advaith Iyengar, sophomore cellist at Bloomington HS North

Each student will be awarded $250 for costs associated with their participation in the Philharmonic. Congratulations to Anna and Advaith!

For more information please see https://www.janeagoukerendowment.org/.

HYP Fall Concert 2020


After weekly practices on the BHS South football field HYP presented a physically distanced outdoor fall concert on October 14, 2020. A power outage on the football field caused a last minute change of venue to the BHS South softball field. Gusty weather made it a sport to keep music in place and music stands upright. Uniforms were not available but the HYP outfit committee provided each orchestra member with a custom made HYP face covering. Despite all the challenges the concert was beautiful and certainly memorable. The event was covered by the Herald Times with a livestream, followed by a front page story on October 16, 2020.