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!

Year End Photo Gallery: 2019 Holiday Concert

The 2019 Holiday Concert was held December 7th at South. The violists triumphed as this year’s section skit winners. Please click on the thumbnails below to see full-size images.

Year End Photo Gallery: Night of Dance 2019

This year’s HYP Night of Dance was held Nov. 1st in the Bloomington North cafeteria. To see full-size photos of this beautiful evening please click on the thumbnails below.

Year End Photo Gallery: September 2019 Car Wash

On September 14, 2019 the HYP held a successful car wash on South Walnut. Please click on the thumbnails below to see full size photos of this fun event.

Year End Photo Gallery: 2019 Fall Concert

This year’s fall HYP concert, with annual costume parade, was held October 2nd at North. Please click on the thumbnails to see the full size images.

Year End Photo Gallery: Fourth Street Festival 2019

On September 1, 2019 an HYP large ensemble entertained a great crowd at Bloomington’s Fourth Street Festival. Please click on the thumbnails to see larger images.

Night of Dance 2019

This year’s HYP Night of Dance will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 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. 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.
HYP parents may sign up to volunteer or donate concession items on Sign Up Genius. Thank you!

2019-2020 Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship winners Audra Stuck (Bloomington South violinist) and Wade Bartlett (Bloomington North violinist)! 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 HYP fall concert. The Endowment is honored to help HYP students in this way.

For more information about the endowment please visit

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.

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.