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!

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.

Outfit Distribution and Instructions

It’s HYP outfit distribution time! Below are two options for picking up orchestra outfits. Students will need this outfit for their first dress rehearsal this month, Wednesday, September 26th, so it is very important that these are picked up on one of the two dates below. Students do not need to be present to pick up outfits. A friend or family member can pick them up. If you haven’t paid the one-time $100 outfit fee please bring a check made out to HYP or cash with exact change.

2018-2019 HYP outfit distribution

  • Monday, September 17th, in the Bloomington South Orchestra room (enter south door 22 near football field) from 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, September 19th in the Bloomington South Orchestra room from 3-5pm

Upon receiving your outfit, ​please try on all pieces to check for proper fit, ​including your polo shirt. Cummerbunds, bow ties and pants waists are adjustable. Pant length, jacket sleeve length, skirt length can be altered, but please do not cut off material or use iron-on hem tape. Please contact someone from the outfit committee as soon as possible to let us know about any issues you are having with your outfit.

Studding Your Tuxedo Shirt ​(Tuxedo shirts have been pre-studded)
Shirts have specially designed stud holes and you’ll find them located right next to the button. Studs should be worn in the first 3 or 4 holes of your shirt, not including the collar button. Each stud should first be fed through the back stud hole on the shirt. Ignore the pearl button that may be present on your shirt. It is not needed if studs are worn. With the stud acting as a button, feed it through the front button hole in the shirt. This will secure the shirt front closed. ​Please remove studs before washing or dry cleaning.

Outfit Care and Cleaning
Skirt/Top​: ​Tops and skirts should be machine washed warm, no bleach, and tumbled dry low after each use. Cool iron as necessary. ​Skirt and top need to be dry cleaned once at the end of the year before turning in your outfit.
Tux:​ Shirts should be washed or dry cleaned after every performance. Jacket and pants should be dry cleaned 2-3 times per year. ​Shirt, jacket and pants need to be dry cleaned at the end of the year before turning in your outfit. Bowties and cummerbunds should not be washed but can be dry cleaned as needed.

For questions or assistance with alterations please contact outfit committee members:
Marcia Campbell
Kelly Stegemoller