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!

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.

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.

2020-2021 Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship

The annual Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship competition is now underway. Interested students should go to the Endowment website: janeagoukerendowment.org to find the application and all the details. The application process will run through Sunday, Oct. 25th at 11:59PM. The Endowment awards one $250 scholarship to an HYP North musician and one $250 scholarship to an HYP South musician. The monies must be used for expenses associated with the HYP, such as: instrument rental fees, private lessons fees, etc. Student applicants must be a member of the HYP for the entire school year; must have been in the MCCSC Orchestra program for at least two years; and preference is given to those with two or more years experience in the high school orchestra and a financial need. The winners will be announced on Monday, Nov.2nd, on the Endowment website.

ISSMA State 2020 Photo Gallery

Here are just a few of our HYP students who had a triumphant leap day 2020 at ISSMA State in Indianapolis.

2020 Cookie Bake Photo Gallery

On February 13, 2020, HYP student and parent volunteers baked and decorated over 1,000 cookies at Bloomington High School North. Many thanks to this year’s cookie bake organizers Sarah Waite and Jen Buehler and to all the volunteers who helped with this annual fundraiser. These cookies, with personalized messages, were delivered to students at both high schools on Valentine’s Day.