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The Warsaw Community High School Bands will present their spring “Showcase Concert”, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The concert will held in the Warsaw Community High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30p.m.

The WCHS Concert Band will perform the pieces they've prepared for ISSMA Organizational Contest on April 22nd at Northridge High School.  These include "The Witching Hour", "Old Churches", and "When Spirits Soar".  The Wind Ensemble will perform "Variations on a Korean Folk Song", "Dance of the New World", and "Slava!" by Leonard Bernstein - all of which they have prepared for ISSMA State Qualifications contest on April 30th at Chesterton High School.

Admission to the concert is free and the public is invited to attend. The bands are under the direction of Mickey Ratliff and Emily Mikel.

Thirty-five members of the Warsaw Community High School Band performed at the Indiana State School Music Association State Solo and Ensemble competition.

Eleven solos and four ensembles qualified for the state competition, which was held at North Central High School in Indianapolis on Saturday, Feb. 27.

All four ensembles – the flute quartet, saxophone choir and two percussion ensembles - received gold ratings for their performances at the state competition. Ten soloists earned gold ratings for their performances. These soloists are Samuel Bolduc, trombone; Katharine Engler, flute; Jannalynn Niebbia, flute; Kole Smith, trumpet; Jacob Snider, tuba; Paige Spratt, French horn; Martha Robison, flute and piccolo; and Lyndsey Wolfe, flute and alto flute.

Sara Perkins, alto saxophone, earned a silver rating for her solo. All 35 band members who qualified earned a gold medal in at least one event. The WCHS Band program is under the direction of Mickey Ratliff and Emily Mikel.


Warsaw Middle School Bands Winter Concert

The Warsaw Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Bands will present their Winter Concert on Monday, December 14, 2015. The concert will be held in the WCHS Performing Art Center Auditorium beginning at 7:00pm. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. We will be accepting can food donations at the door for our community.

The concert will feature performances by the 6th & 7th Grade Beginning Band - comprised of 6th grade students from all Warsaw elementary schools and the combined Edgewood/Lakeview 7th & 8th Grade Bands. The bands will perform such holiday favorites as “O’Little Town of Bethlelhem”, “Do You Hear What I Hear”, “Jingle Bells”, “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer”, and many others.
The program is under the direction of Joseph Peloza, with assistance by WCHS Band Directors Mickey Ratliff and Emily Mikel and Lakeview Choir Director Judy Becker.

The Warsaw Middle School Band, Choir, and Orchestra Departments will present their Veterans Day Concerts on Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 pm in the Lakeview Middle School Gymnasium. The concerts will feature the Edgewood Middle School Advanced Band, Lakeview Middle School Advanced Band, Lakeview Middle School Combined Choirs, Edgewood Middle School Combined Choirs, Edgewood Middle School Orchestra and Lakeview Middle School Orchestra. The bands are under the direction of Mr. Joseph Peloza. The Edgewood Choirs are directed by Mr. Dan Beam and the Lakeview Choirs are under the direction of Mrs. Judy Becker. The Middle School Orchestra is under the direction of Mrs. Carolyn Stalcup. The concerts are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

The Middle School Bands, Choirs and Orchestras would like to cordially invite all veterans and their families to attend these concerts in their honor.

The Warsaw Community High School Marching Tigers' Pride will compete in Scholastic State Finals for the third consecutive year. On Saturday, October 10, the band competed in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic State Preliminary contest at Homestead High School. Warsaw qualified for Scholastic State Finals by earning a Gold rating from a panel of six judges at Prelims.

Scholastic State Finals will be held at Lawrence Central High School on October 24th. The Tigers' Pride will compete in the Scholastic A Class with their program, "While the City Sleeps...". The show utilizes music, visuals, and sound effects to depict scenes and themes representing a dark, urban landscape. The band is under the direction of Mickey Ratliff and Emily Mikel.

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