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2019-2020 Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship

The Jane A. Gouker Endowment for MCCSC Strings, through the Community Foundation of Bloomington, is again offering two $250 scholarship to current members of HYP! One scholarship will be awarded to a BHSN musician, and one to a BHSS musician. The scholarship money must be used for reasons associated with the HYP, such as: rental fees, private lessons, orchestra trip costs.

Scholarship applications are only accessible through the Endowment web page:

All scholarship applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Winners will be announced at the Fall Concert on Oct. 2, 2019.

Grounds for Change Fundraiser

We are launching our Grounds for Change coffee fundraising sale. We’re partnering with Grounds for Change because of its reputation for quality and commitment to sustainability. The coffee is fairly priced and our group makes an excellent percentage on every product we sell.

Dates to Remember:

Sale Starts: Sept. 11- 12th

Sale Ends: Sept. 18th – 19th (All orders and money must be turned in)

All checks made out to HYP (Hoosier Youth Philharmonic)
**Do not make checks payable to Grounds for Change**

Our goal is to have product ready for distribution by Oct. 9th. However, this is dependent upon the receipt of the shipment.

Questions? Please contact:
Kathy Jerke (moc.liamgnull@liame5ekrej)
Mindy Bartlett (ten.labolgcbsnull@tteltrabydnim )

Thank you for helping to make our fundraiser a BIG success!

HYP Outfit Instructions

This is your outfit for the duration of all your years in HYP. Try on immediately. Cummerbunds, bow ties, and waists are adjustable. Pant and skirt lengths can be altered. If alterations are needed please contact outfit coordinators Marcia Campbell or Kelly Stegemoller. Please do not tape or make alterations on your own.


  • Tuxedo Shirt
    REMOVE studs & Machine Wash after each use: warm, tumble dry. Iron as necessary.
  • Bowtie & Cummerbund
    Don’t wash. Dry clean only if needed.
  • Tuxedo Jacket and Pants
    Dry Clean as needed, especially after Night of Dance, the holiday concert, and around ISSMA.
  • Skirt and Shirt
    Machine Wash after each use: warm, no bleach, tumble dry. Cool iron as necessary. Please hang up in garment bag for storage.

Tuxedo Shirt Studding

Shirts are pre-studded with holes matching the buttons. Wear studs in first 3 or 4 holes of your shirt (not collar button). Feed 1st through the back-stud hole, ignore pearl button (may be present on your shirt). Use the stud as a button and feed through the front button hole in the shirt to close.

Year End Only

Return outfit bags with everything (except HYP polos). A dry-cleaning fee will be collected at that time.

Questions? Alterations Needed?

Marcia Campbell: ude.ui.inmulanull@ebpmacjm
Kelly Stegemoller: moc.liamtohnull@rellomegetsrk

Second HYP Outfit Distribution and Measuring

WHEN: Wednesday, AUGUST 28, 2019

TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM


The Bloomington High School South Open House will occur from 7:00- 9:00 PM. South orchestra students will perform in the Atrium 6:40 – 7:00 PM.

Freshman and new students, bring one time rental fee of $100, cash or check made out to HYP.

You may have someone else pick up your outfit for you. You do not need to be present to pick up your outfit. Try on your outfit as soon as possible and notify Kelly Stegemoller (moc.liamtohnull@rellomegetsrk) or Marcia Campbell (ude.ui.inmulanull@ebpmacjm) if adjustments need to be made.

MEASUREMENT: If you have not been measured or have grown significantly since last year and need to be remeasured, this is the time to attend.

Shoe Swap: Please bring gently used black dress shoes you no longer need for our supply. We have many pairs for you to select from if you need them.


HYP Car Wash

HYP will host a car wash at My Sports Locker (1917 S. Walnut) on September 14th from 9:30AM – 2:30PM. Please come support HYP and get your car expertly cleaned by skilled musician hands!

HYP Outfit Collection 2019

Monday, May 20 – North High School Orchestra Room 7:30 AM – 7:55 AM

Tuesday, May 21 – South High School Orchestra Room 7:30 AM – 7:55 AM

Wednesday, May 22 – North High School Orchestra Room 7:30 AM – 7:55 AM

Thursday, May 23 – South High School Orchestra Room 7:30 AM – 7:55 AM

Dry Cleaning Fee is $10, cash or check payable to Hoosier Youth Philharmonic.

Please check to make sure your name tags are attached to your outfit (skirt, top, jacket, shirt, and pants).   The bowties and cummerbunds should be in the outer zippered pocket of the garment bag.

We will not collect outfits at the Awards Banquet this year.

For more information please contact outfit chairs Marcia Campbell and Kelly Stegemoller. Thanks Marcia and Kelly for keeping everyone looking so fine this year!

2018-2019 Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship Winners

Junior violinist Elliott Stevens from BHS North and sophomore violist Josie Sparks from BHS South are this school year’s Jane A. Gouker Endowment scholarship winners. Both are student musicians in the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic. Interested students applied for the awards through a confidential online form, with preference given on basis of need and dedication and service to HYP. Each scholarship of $250 will be used to offset expenses incurred for the students’ musical experiences, such as: instrument rental, private lessons, HYP trip fees, etc. The winners were announced at the 34th annual Night of Dance performance by the HYP. The Endowment is honored to help present HYP students in this way.

Congratulations, Elliott and Josie! For more information about the endowment please visit


Raffle for Melody Music gift cards

The next large fundraiser will begin Monday, April 29th. Your student should receive their tickets to sell on Monday &/or Tuesday (29th/30th). We will begin selling raffle tickets for a chance to win Melody Music gift cards. Three winners will be drawn. 1st prize: $500 gift Card, 2nd and 3rd prize, $250 gift card. A huge thanks to Melody Music for donating $1,000 total  in gift cards.  Students will be selling the tickets for $10 each, or 3 for $25. The drawing will be at the final HYP concert, Night of Musical Celebration. The funds raised will help offset the end of the year awards and expenses for HYP beyond the MCCSC budget for the orchestra.