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!

ISSMA State details: Saturday, February 26, 2022

 Tips for ISSMA State (revised from HYP Booster President announcement)
– String solo and ensemble take place throughout the day on Saturday, February 26, 2022.  Performance times and rooms will be distributed to students at school.
– All of the string events take place in Northview Middle School, which is on the north side of Indianapolis, at 8401 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240.   It’s about 1.5 hours from Bloomington.
– Traffic is heavy and parking is difficult, so plan to get there extra early.
– All warmups take place in the gym.
– The area has a lot of restaurants nearby.

HYP Trip 2022!

We are excited to announce that the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic will be competing in the Music In The Parks Festival at Kentucky Kingdom on Saturday, May 21st!
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
Important Dates to Remember:
  • February 9    Commitment form and parent consent form with parent signature and $20 due. Payment may be cash or check made out to HYP. Students give forms and payment to Ms. E during Orchestra.
  • February 23rd   Final payment of $50 due to Ms. E during Orchestra.
We will leave early on May 21st and return to Bloomington that night.
This year students are not required to have earned merits in order to participate in the spring trip.
The HYP boosters have generously offered to pay for Go Express coach buses, so the student cost is quite low.
Parents who wish to drive down and see the performance are welcomed!  You may also wish to make plans to go to Kentucky Kingdom.
We are hoping all HYP students can perform and enjoy a day in the park with us!
After two years with no trip, we are overjoyed to share this memorable experience with our wonderful students!

Sign Up for Azzip Pizza “Streak Week!”

As part of our ongoing fundraiser with Azzip Pizza, they are offering a “Streak Week”:  during the week of Oct. 11-15, Azzip will give up to 25% of the total sales to HYP if we have people come in and use the key tag or code each day this week.
To make sure that we have some people going in every day, please sign up for a visit to Azzip Pizza to support HYP:

Fall Concert: Save the Date!

We are thrilled to share that the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic will make it’s first appearance at Switchyard Park for our annual Fall Concert. Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair to enjoy beautiful music in this lovely outdoor venue, located on Bloomington’s south side.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7pm (students arrive 6:30pm)

Location: 1601 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403

Rain date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7pm (students arrive 6:30pm)

*HYP musicians will need to supply their own music stand, chair, and fasteners for their sheet music such as clothes pins.

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

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.