The HYP In Action

During the school year, we have many performances and fundraising events happening.

Take a look below to see us what we've been up to!

2019-2020 HYP Calendar

*note: items in bold are required rehearsals and/or performances

8/8 HYP Welcome Dessert 6:00 PM South HS Cafeteria
8/15 North only Orchestra Rehearsal 3:30-4:30 PM North Stage
8/19 North only Open House 5:40-6:00 PM North Commons
8/28 South only Open House 6:40-7:00 PM South Atrium

8/29 4th Street Combined Rehearsal 3:30-5:00 PM South HS Orchestra Room

9/1 4th Street Festival (ensemble) 12:30-1:15 4th and Grant Streets
9/9 HYP Parent Booster Meeting 7:15-8:00 PM North HS Orchestra Room
9/14 HYP Car Wash 9:30 AM-2:30 PM My Sports Locker
9/18 HYP Rehearsal in Full Attire 7:00-9:00 PM South HS Orchestra Room
*** Grounds For Change Fundraiser in September

10/8 HYP Rehearsal for Fall Concert 3:30-5:00 PM North HS Stage
10/9 HYP Fall Concert 7:00 PM North HS Stage

10/21 HYP Parent Booster Meeting 7:15-8:00 PM North HS Orchestra Room
10/26 HYP Picnic 12:00-3:00 PM Lower Cascades Park
10/31 HYP Night of Dance Rehearsal 3:30-5:30 PM North HS Stage

11/1 HYP Night of Dance 7:30-10:00 PM North Cafeteria
11/11 HYP Parent Booster Meeting 7:15-8:00 PM North HS Orchestra Room
11/22 Deadline for ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Entries

12/2 HYP Parent Booster Meeting 7:15-8:00 PM North HS Orch Room
12/3 HYP Holiday Concert Rehearsal 3:30-5:00 PM South HS Stage
12/4 HYP Holiday Concert 7:00 PM South HS Stage

1/6 HYP Parent Booster Meeting 7:15-8:00 PM South HS Orch Room
1/13 HYP String Spectacular Rehearsal 3:30-5:00 PM North HS Stage
1/14 String Spectacular Concert 7:30 PM North Main Gym

*** Grounds For Change Fundraiser in January

2/3 HYP Parent Booster Meeting 7:15-8:00 PM South HS Orch. Room
2/8 ISSMA District Solo/Ensemble All Day North HS
2/13 HYP Cookie Bake 3:00-10:00 PM North Home Ec Kitchen
2/14 Cookie Distribution South: A,B,C Lunch South Cafeteria
North: 2:55 PM North Commons
2/29 ISSMA State Solo/Ensemble All Day Indianapolis

3/2 HYP Parent Booster Meeting 7:15-8:00 PM South HS Orch. Room
3/6 HYP Chili Supper 5:00-7:00 PM South Cafeteria
3/26-30 Tentative HYP Spring Trip TBA TBA

4/6 HYP Parent Booster Meeting 7:15-8:00 PM South HS Orch. Room
4/22 BHSN only ISSMA Rehearsal 3:30-5:00 PM Auditorium
4/23 BHSS only Fine Arts Night TBA BHSS Atrium

4/24 or 25 ISSMA HS Orchestra TBA TBA
4/27 Final Parent Booster Meeting 7:15-8:00 PM South HS Orch. Room
4/30 BHSN only Evening of the Arts (ensemble) TBA North Library

5/4 BHSS only Senior Honor Night 7:00-7:30 PM South HS Stage
5/7 Evening of the Stars (ensemble) 5:30-7:30 PM Convention Center
5/11 HYP Rehearsal 3:30-5:00 South HS Stage
5/12 HYP Night of Musical Celebration 7:00 PM South HS Stage

5/27 HYP Award Banquet 5:30-8:00 PM North HS Cafeteria
5/30 BHSS only HS Graduation 9:30 AM South performs Purple gym

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


Chili Supper Success

Thanks to each student, parent, booster and all who worked together to make HYP Chili Supper 2019 a great success. Your donations, volunteerism, and musicianship kept the chili supper tradition a cut above. After expenses, we raised $3,000! One very special bonus of the night and left over chili was that a few booster parents delivered the excess to Wheeler Mission. Because of your food donation, we not only raised funds, we fed those in need. Thank you!

HYP at State ISSMA!

Here are some glimpses of HYP soloists and ensemble members participating in the Indiana State School Music Association state competition in Indianapolis on February 23, 2019. Students advanced to state by achieving a gold rating at the regional ISSMA competition held in November at Bloomington High School North.

HYP/Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Side by Side Concert

The HYP was thrilled to participate in the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert at Bloomington South on February 10th. Led by Bloomington Symphony Orchestra conductor Alejandro Gómez Guillén, the HYP and the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra performed Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughn Williams. This piece calls for two orchestra, with the first orchestra being the larger of the two. North’s larger orchestra was the first orchestra and South was the second orchestra. BSO members were seated with students throughout the North and South orchestras.

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.

Holiday Concert 2018

The combined MCCSC middle school orchestras joined the HYP for a wonderful night of music and fun in the Bloomington South auditorium on Dec. 12, 2018. The second violins were the winners of this year’s HYP skit contest with their cowbell skit. Happy holidays!

Night of Dance 2018 photo gallery

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.