Small But Mighty JHS Symphonic Band Back At ISSMA State Finals Today (VIDEO)

JASPER (NNDC) – The Jasper High School Symphonic Band is in Indianapolis today (Saturday) competing in the Indiana State School Music Association Concert Band state finals, again. The JHS Symphonic Band, a regular in the ISSMA state finals, qualified last weekend at Evansville Central High School.

JHS is the consistently the smallest school that competes at the ISSMA finals; a distinction they go with into today’s finals at Lawrence Central High School. The JHS Symphonic Band has 55 members this year.

Jasper finished 7th in last year’s state finals (out of 16 qualifying schools). Jasper’s best finish was 3rd in 2004. Jasper has made the finals all but a couple times in the last 21 years.

Jasper will perform at 11:50 this morning. The Jasper performance includes three songs. They are “Invocation and Toccata” by James Barnes, “American Hymnsong Suite” by Dwayne Milburn and “George Washington Bicentennial March” by John Phillip Sousa. These are the same three songs the band qualified with last Saturday at Evansville.

Below is last week’s performance recorded for NewsNow Dubois County (the video is 18 minutes in length)…